Anousha Payne (b. 1991) lives and works in London. She graduated from Camberwell College of Arts with a BFA in 2014. Mainly working with sculpture and painting, her preferred materials are ceramics, textile, plaster, epoxy and watercolour. Payne's work explores the human pursuit of spirituality in object form, as a mode of cultural expression that is distinct from religious symbolism. Through the process of psychic automatism and free-association, she is interested in the possibilities of imbuing spirituality into an object and in the material qualities of religious or spiritual objects and spaces. Often deploying a reptile skin, Payne's ceramics are intended as hybrid objects, a reminder of the fluidity and shared qualities between humans, animals, the natural world and inanimate objects, questioning material hierarchies and values. Her recent and upcoming solo and duo exhibitions in London include those at Indigo + Madder (2022 and 2020); Public Gallery (2022); Cooke Latham (with Anna Perach) (2021); AG Projects (2017); and 71a Gallery (2017). Selected group exhibitions include: Hawala, Paradise Row Projects, London (2021); Beyond Skin, Tube Culture Hall, Milan (2021); Vessels, Athens, Greece (2021); Disir, Kristian Day, London (2019); Into the Soft, C4 Projects, Copenhagen (2019); Something Else, Victoria Gallery, Samara, Russia (2018); Papercuts by Kristian Day, Saatchi Gallery, London (2018); Something Else, Triumph Gallery, Moscow (2018); Wild Encounters, Guest Projects, London (2018); and HOT MILK, Post_Institute, London (2018). Payne is represented by Indigo + Madder, London.