Winner Best Drag Act
London Cabaret Awards
2015
Entertainer / DJ / Artist

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ARTIST PROFILE

After a two years in the British Army, Holestar's artistic education began taking a Photography National Diploma at Hereford College of Art and Design, followed by a BA Photography (Hons) at Blackpool and the Fylde before moving to Vienna, Austria. She returned to the UK and in 2008, completed a Masters degree in Fine Art at Central St Martins School of Art & Design.

Akin to the work of Cindy Sherman, Holestar has chosen to use her body in a series of self-portraits to express herself in varying guises, using various mediums. Her theoretical influences have changed yet the focus has remained one of exploration and identity. Having previously worked with sex, gender and modern celebrity, Holestar's current work explores personal biography, experience and opinion through film, installation and performance.Through her performance work she is in a fortunate position to merge the confines of high and low brow culture.

Holestar's artistic intention is to blur the boundaries between the avant-garde and mass entertainment, pop culture and the underground. Indulging both those who worship at the altar of the contemporary art gallery and at the bowels of mass media.

                                                                                                                                                                   
Exhibitions
2013 Maison Twenty - Harvey NIchols, Dubai, UAE
2012  Maison Twenty - Harvey Nichols, London, UK
2009 Everything Must Belong ? Lauderdale House, London, UK
2009 RuPual's Drag Race Art Show - Hollywood, USA
2008 Envelope/Content - Liverpool, UK
2008 Central St Martins Fine Art MA Graduate Show - London, UK
2008 Curating Visitors - The Residence - London, UK
2008 This Constant Cracking of the Surface - The Bargehouse - London, UK
2008 Lift and Separate - V&A Museum - London, UK
2007 Left of Centre - Circus - London, UK
2006 1000 Degrees North - The Spitz - London, UK (and on tour)
2004 It Ain?t What You Do it?s the Way That You Do It - SMart - Vienna, AT (Solo Show)
2002 Replica - Vienna, AT            
2001 Curwen Gallery - London, UK
2001 Castlefield Gallery - Manchester, UK