17th July - 1st August 2021



noun [ U ]   usually approving

UK /ˌfem.əˈnɪn.ə.ti/ US /ˌfem.əˈnɪn.ə.t̬i/

the fact or quality of having characteristics that are traditionally thought to be typical of or suitable for a woman
Rhiannon’s new body of work deals with the different faces of femininity that she perceives in the world around her today, and the restrictive and uncomfortable boundaries that are inflicted on people by cultural paradigms of gender.

The works have all been created with her signature approach of pouring and painting, giving the works a textured and visceral feel that is both beautiful and grotesque. Melting surfaces and anamorphic forms blur and distort representation into an almost-overpowering abstraction. Her intuitive and haptic explorations with the medium allows for serendipitous forms and textures to emerge.

︎ Delphian Gallery 

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19 MAY - 20 JUNE 2021

Delphian Gallery presents ‘Antisocial Isolation’, a group exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, which brings together a collection of some of the most exciting early-career artists working today.

Artworks as records of history mediate the transitory space between what we experience and our shifting perceptions of those experiences. All of the works included have either been made during the current Covid19 pandemic, been made in response to it, or have developed new potential contexts when viewed from within it.

This exhibition is presented in a new liminal space which is neither isolated nor social. Embedded within each work are a myriad of shifting signifiers that are decoded afresh by each viewer, whose subjective lens endows the art with fluid meanings that are entirely unique.

The future will never be the same again. Here is now.

 Little Miss Pinky, 2020, 50 x 40

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Curated by Rhiannon R. Salisbury & Arusha Gallery


Lena Brazin |Charlotte Edey | Billy Fraser | Jake Grewal | Byzantia Harlow | Alia Hamaoui | Rebecca Harper | Norman Hyams|Matt Macken | Lindsey Mendick |Tahmina Negmat | Paige Perkins|Leo Robinson |Rhiannon Rebecca Salisbury | Victor Seaward | Jessica Wetherly| Michaela Yearwood-Dan | Ella Walker  

'God-images and artworks alike can be the results of material converted through creative labour into something embodied, or auratic, something almost autonomous and expressive. Within Indian cultures, gods - for example stone gods - subsist in the material that represents them: the concept of mūrti, meaning embodiment, gives statues life. Stone gods are not symbols, but manifestations. A god-image is a mnemonic tool, a material interface, carrying the connotation of a communion with the material world, and also an affirmation of the quasi-divine animative potential involved in the act of making things. Labour, the metabolism between nature and humanity, is given a human face.'

Material Gods by Hussein Mitha

“Old gods never really die; they only wait to be awoken in a new time”
America Gods, Neil Gaiman

Rapacious Core, Rhiannon Salisbury

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Rhiannon Rebecca Salisbury
b. 1984
Lives and works in London


2016 - 2018
Turps Banana: Studio Painter
Darbyshire Prize For Emerging Artist’s Recipient

2015 - 2016 
MAFA Chelsea College of Art
John Hoyland Scholarship Recipient


Rome Art Program Scholarship
Rome, Italy

John Hoyland Scholarship
Chelsea College of Art

Darbyshire Prize For Emerging Art
presented by Darbyshire Ltd. & Turps Banana

Overall Delphian Open Call Winner
Delphian Gallery

SPACE Artists Grant


Collective Ending Inaugural Studio Member
2019 - 2020

Absent Minded Residency
organised by Alia Hamaoui & Collective Ending
Galliac, France

Panorama Residency
Chelsea College of Art
Guadalajara, Mexico


Ancient Deities
Presented with Arusha Gallery

Artists: Rhiannon Rebecca Salisbury | Leo Robinson | Paige Perkins | Byzantia Harlow | Matt Macken | Norman Hyams | Victor Seaward | Lindsey Mendick | Jake Grewal | Lena Brazin | Ella Walker | Tahmina Negmat | Charlotte Edey | Michaela Yearwood-Dan | Jessica Wetherly | Billy Fraser | Alia Hamaoui | Rebecca Harper

Material Gods, essay to accompany Ancient Deities, Hussein Mitha, Sep 09, 2020


Delphian Gallery
July 2021

Habitual Submission
Delphian Gallery
September 2019

Rhiannon Salisbury Darbyshire Prize For Emerging Artists
Presented by Darbyshire Ltd & Turps Banana
November  2018

Accessorise With A Tiger
Arusha Gallery
September 2018   


Leiscester Contemporary
Curated by Matt Macken
August 2021

4 Year Anniversary Show
Delphian Gallery
Covent Garden, London
August 2021

Delphian Gallery
June 2021

Antisocial Isolation
Delphian Gallery
Saatchi Gallery
June 2021

Tangled In The Blue
Purslane Arts
January 2021

House S1
Collective Ending
December 2020

Ancient Deities
Arusha Gallery
October 2020

We Could Apply Our Lipstick
C & C Gallery
July 2020

The Sinister Figures
The Bunker presented by BuuBuu Studios
April 2020

Art On A Postcard: International Women’s Day Auction
The AllBright Mayfair
March 2020

House Warming
Collective Ending HQ
Decmeber 2019

A High Hang
Curated by Christabel MacGreevy and Mark Connolly
December 2019

Arusha Gallery
Miami, Florida
December 2019  

Small Is Beautiful XXXVII
Flowers Gallery
November 2019

Ultra: Art For The Woman’s World Cup
Presented by OOF Magazine at J. Hammond Projects
June 2019

Art Car Boot Fair
OOF Magazine & J. Hammond Projects
June 2019

Delphian Open Call
Delphian Gallery
April 2019

Curated by James Capper, Charlie Mills, and Billy Fraser
Spit & Sawdust
February 2019

Small Is Beautiful XXXVI
Flowers Gallery
November 2018

Paper Cuts
Curated by Kris Day
Saatchi Gallery
November 2018

Young London Painters
Curated By Hector Campbell
Arthill Gallery
November 2018

New Work Part III: SUBJECT
COB Gallery, London
November 2018 

Artist Of The Day
Selected By Phillip Allen
Flowers Gallery, Mayfair, London
July 2018


Space Podcast, Out of SPACE | Episode 3: The message, Harold Offeh and Rhiannon Salisbury hosted by Cathy Lomax, 18.08.2021

Artsy, “5 Artsits On Our Radar This August”, by Adeola Gay,  09.08.2021

Artlyst, “Entwining Spiritualism And Art – Three Shows” , Ancient Deities, Arusha Gallery, Danh Vo: Chicxulub, White Cube, by Revd Jonathan Even, 11.10.2020

This Is Tomorrow, “Ancient Deities” review by Hailey Maxwell, 30.09.2020

The Times, “Ancient Deities”, upcoming shows, 10.09.2020

Country and Townhouse: The Best Exhibitions In The UK, by Ellie Smith, 10.09.2020

Material Gods, essay to accompany Ancient Deities, Hussein Mitha, Sep 09, 2020

ART REVIEW: Arusha Gallery & Rhiannon Salisbury: Ancient Deities Sofia Cotrona, 09.09.2020

Scottish Contemporary Art Network, Ancient Deities, 09.09.20

The Skinny, Heads Up, Compiled By Anahit Behrooz, 09.09.2020

The Scotsman, Edingburg Art Fair, Artist Profile: Rhiannon Salisbury, 05.09.2020

Broadwayworld: Arusha Gallery & Rhiannon Rebecca Salisbury Present 'Ancient Deities' BWW News Desk Aug. 5, 2020

Soho Radio, The Silver Stream, EPISODE 9 : ‘HINTERLANDS’ with Guest Collaborator Rhiannon Rebecca Salisbury with host Byzantia Harlow 01/06/20

Invited Judge on Delphian Open Call 2020, alongside Tabish Khan, Wingshan Smith, Kristin Hjellegjerde, Henrik Uldalen

Textured Paintings by Rhiannon Salisbury, Create! Magazine, ART, ISSUE XVII OCTOBER 21, 2019

“Outrage, Isolation, Sadness, Disgust”, Assemblage Magazine, Benjamin Murphy, September 2019

“Rhiannon Salisbury's paintings of the 'absurd' representation of women in advertising”, Creative Boom, Katy Cowan, 12.09.2019

Short Film about “Habitual Submission” made by Nick JS Thompson, Delphian Gallery, 08.19

Delphian Podcast, Episode 07, Artist Interview with Rhiannon Salisbury, 19.08.19

Interview with Hector Campbell in ‘ABSINTHE §1’ publication by Collective Ending, edited by Charlie Mills, published by Kronos Publishing and Elam Publishing, 2019

Where To Celebrate The Women's World Cup 2019, Vogue Magazine, 20.06.19

Judging Panel: Rhiannon Salisbury, Russel Tovey, and Daniel J. Edwards for Darbyshire Prize For Emerging Artists 2019 with Turps Banana and Darbyshire Ltd. 19.06.19

How To Navigate The Art World, Panel Discussion at Delphian Gallery with Benjamin Murphy, Nick JS Thompson, Hector Campbell, & Rhiannon Salisbury. 02.04.19

“Six emerging talents of the future”, Vogue Spain,  23.07.19

Glossy Alluring, in conversation with Rhiannon Salisbury, Editorial Feature on Eve Liebe Gallery, 2019

Featured Artist Interview on Young Space with Kathes Mothes, 2019

“Young London Painters” Curator Hector Campbell Interview’s Rhiannon Rebecca Salisbury, 2018

Wall Street International: New Work Part III at the Cob Gallery in London, United Kingdom, 2018

FLOORR Magazine Issue 17: Rhiannon Rebecca Salisbury, interviewed by Issey Scott, 2018

The Edingburgh Reporter: Arusha Gallery: New Exhibitions, 2018

Extended Call, Vice interview , 2018

Hoyland Trust funds next generation of artists, 2018

Art Maze Magazine Autumn Issue 9, 2018

GQ MAGAZINE: Early Blue Chip Artists to Invest In , 2016