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Wallpaper By Artists

CommonRoom has made contemporary art accessible to all with a new collection of British-made wallpapers designed by cutting edge conceptual artists.
CommonRoom is an online venture launched in February 2014 by London-based artist Kate Hawkins who believes in a new way of bringing art into people's homes. The website can be found at

Wallpaper used to be thought of as background rather than foreground – but not at CommonRoom. The wallpapers are designed to challenge and excite, just like every great artwork.
The CommonRoom launch artists are Goshka Macuga, James Ferris, Kate Owens and Kate Hawkins.
For more information or images contact Kate on +44(0)7900006309 /
Goshka Macuga (b. 1967 Warsaw, lives in London) studied at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and in Goldsmiths College, London. In 2008, she was amongst the four nominees for the prestigious Turner Prize, awarded to the most outstanding young British artist. She has exhibited in such galleries as the Whitechapel and Tate Britain in London and in Kunsthalle Basel. In April 2011, she opened an individual exhibition at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. She also participated in the recent edition of the 'Documenta' in Kassel and was the winner of the Arnold Bode Prize 2011.
James Ferris (b. 1980, based in London) gained his BA in Philosophy and Fine Art from Reading University (2003), and gained his MA Fine Art from Goldsmiths, London (2009). Recent solo and group exhibitions include '5050' Limoncello, London (2012) 'Dienstgebaeude', Zurich (2012); ‘My Brother is a Hairy Man’, George Polke, London (2011); ‘Young British Art’, Limoncello, London (2011); and ‘Let’s Be Civil’, And/Or, London (2011).
Kate Owens (b. 1979, Bo’ness, Scotland based in London) gained her MA Sculpture at Royal College of Art, London (2008), and her BA Fine Art: Painting at Edinburgh College of Art (2002). Recent solo shows include Limoncello, London (2013); Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (2013); The Goma, Madrid (2012); Seventeen Gallery, London (2011) and the Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (2007). Recent international group shows include Altman Siegel, San Francisco; Chez Valentin, Paris; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire (all 2012).
Kate Hawkins (b. 1980 Southampton, based in London) studied at Edinburgh University and the Slade and has just completed a practice-based PhD at Winchester School of Art. This year she has exhibited in 'Bloomberg New Contemporaries' at the ICA and 'New Order II' at the Saatchi gallery. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include 'Escape the Esplande', Limbo, Margate (2013) 'The King of Hearts Has No Moustache', Gallery Vela, London (2012); and 'My Brother is a Hairy Man', with James Ferris, at George Polke, London (2011). ­­
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