Carly Seller

Born Manchester, 1987. Based at KARST Studios, Plymouth.

Exhibitions & Performances


  • Studios 0.5, Plymouth Art Weekender, KARST Studios

  • The whole is formed by parts (solo exhibition), Gallery333, Exeter Phoenix

  • Fabric, Fluidity & Performance (performance & talk), Rame Projects, Maker Heights, Cornwall

  • Jerwood Drawing Prize, Drawing Projects, Trowbridge, Wiltshire; Vane Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury Christchurch University; The Edge, Bath University


  • Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London; East Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts

  • Sound Observations (publication), Plymouth Art Weekender

  • Plymouth Contemporary (exhibition), Peninsula Arts, Plymouth

  • 165 Annual Open (exhibition), RWA, Bristol

  • Experimental Practice (performance and talk), MA Photography, University of Plymouth

  • Here and Now (exhibition and live making), Ocean Studios, Plymouth

  • Turning Points (exhibition), Ocean Studios, Plymouth


  • Re-Imagined States (exhibition), Peninsula Arts, Plymouth

  • Fast Forward Conversation: Women in Photo (Instagram takeover) with Rhona Eve Clews and Tina Rowe

  • Pause & Pace: on time-based practice (research presentation) Time Signatures, Research Dialogue Event, Photography Research Group, University of Plymouth

  • Tracing a line along a breath exhaled (solo exhibition), University of Plymouth

  • Landscape: Flows & Flirtations (research presentation), Landscape Studies: Place and Photography dialogue day, Photography Research Group, Plymouth University

  • The Form of Possibility (exhibition) University of Plymouth

  • Transversions (exhibition) University of Plymouth


  • LU:NATION (exhibition), University of Plymouth, 2015

  • Journeys: Four Seasons Art Festival (exhibition & event project manager) Keyworth, Nottingham, 2014

  • Shop Art (exhibition) London Graphic Centre, Covent Garden, London, 2010

  • From Here (exhibition) Brighton Photo Fringe, iCrossing, Brighton, 2009

  • Open Show (exhibition) Surface Gallery, Nottingham, 2008

  • Brink (exhibition & publication), University of Wales, Newport, 2008

  • Anti-Social (exhibition curated by Helen Sear) The Riverfront, Newport, 2008

Awards, Bursaries & Residencies


  • Cleaning in Progress: performer bursary working with artist Elena Brake for Plymouth Art Weekender

  • Making at Maker Heights: Fabric, Fluidity & Performance: collaborative residency conceived by Natalie Raven, Rame Projects, Maker Heights, Cornwall

  • Healing plants: self-directed residency, Stiwdio Maelor, Corris, Wales

  • The Gane Trust funding award


  • Oppenheim John-Downes Memorial Trust funding award

  • Sound Observations: Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England

  • Professional Development Bursary, A-N: The Artists Information Company


  • Ocean Studios Emerge Residency, University of Plymouth Studio Award


  • Print & Portfolio Award, MPD Future Graduate Partnerships

Workshops, Talks & Presentations


  • Workshops for local Primary School children responding to I Am My Own Primal Parent exhibition at KARST

  • Land, Body, Breath (20:20 talk), Jamboree, Dartington, Devon

  • Drawing (with) Breath (research presentation), The Embodied Experience of Drawing Symposium, Ocean Studios, Plymouth


  • MA with distinction, Photography and the Land, University of Plymouth, 2016

  • BA Hons Photographic Art, University of Wales, Newport, 2008

Yoga & Wellbeing Training

  • Yoga Teacher Training, Devon School of Yoga, 2018-19

  • Wellbeing Champion, Livewell Southwest, 2018

  • Yoga Foundation, British Wheel of Yoga, 2017

  • Mental Health First Aid, Plymouth Mind, 2016