Becky Allen

born in 1988

Becky graduated Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London (2011) and completed her Masters in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, London (2013). She has participated in several art residencies, among them Palazzo Monti, Italy (2019), Girls Only, Mumbai (2016), and The Beekeepers, Portugal (2015). Past exhibitions include: The Humble Black Line, Frameless Gallery, London (2018), Drawing Now, Carreau du Temple, Paris (2017), Modern Penelope House, Gallery 46 (2017). She was selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize shortlist, London, in 2018 and her work is currently on show as part of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018/19 shortlist. In 2019 she was awarded a ‘Developing your Creative Practice’ grant from the Arts Council England to travel to South, Central and North America. This August she will be an artist in residence at Casa de les Artes de San Agustin, Mexico.


2013 MA Visual Communication Royal College of Art

2011 BA (Hons) Graphic Design Camberwell College of Arts

2008 Foundation Diploma Kingston University


2018 Pazzo Palazzo – group Exhibition, Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Royal Drawing School, Drawing Projects, UK

10 years of DRAW RCA, Triforium Gallery, Temple Church, London

Artrepublic, Artrepublic Gallery, Brighton, UK

The Humble Black Line, Frameless Gallery, London, UK

Platform Artist, Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, UK

2017 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London, UK

Modern Penelopes, Palm Tree Gallery, London, UK

Drawing Now, Carreau du Temple, Paris, France

House of Penelopes, Alteria Art, Gallery 46, London, UK

2016 Girls Only, Ministry of New, Bombay, India

2015 Whispers, Ronchini Gallery, London, UK

Skull Sessions, Deptford X Festival, UK

Behaviour of Being, COB Gallery, London, UK

Soror, Safehouse1, London, UK (Supported by the Arts Council)

2014 Future Archive, London Design Festival, London, UK

Field Trip, Display Gallery, London, UK

2013 Fabricate, Leyden Gallery, London, UK

In Dreams, COB Gallery, Camden, London, UK

Hunter Gatherer, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2012 The Yellow Wallpaper, COB Gallery, London, UK

NOX, solo show at Art Work Space, London, UK


2015 Thirty for Thirty, BURO 4 Emerging Artist Award

2013 Augustus Martin Printmaking Award RCA

Residencies / Collaboration

2017 Cubitts X Becky Allen, London, UK

2016 Girls Only Residency, Mumbai, India

2015 The Beekeepers Residency, Portugal

2013 Churchtown House Residency, Ireland