Anouk Mercier’s works present fantastical mise-en-scenes inspired by Romanticism and 18th Century architectural and landscape etchings. Predominantly working on paper, recent commissions have seen her practice extend to textiles and laser cutting.
Anouk was shortlisted for the Dentons Art Prize 2019, the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2015, and a recipient of the Contemporary Artists Explore Printmaking Bursary in 2013, supported by The Arts Council England. She regularly exhibits both nationally and internationally and her work is held in several private and public collections, including Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Collections.
She has completed public art commission for the Office of Public Works Ireland (current), Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (2019) where she is currently Artist in Residence, as well as Trust New Arts (2018).
Anouk currently heads the The University of the West of England (UWE) Drawing Centre, and is a founding member of UWE Drawing Research.