Unskilled Worker


Biography

Internazionalmente riconosciuta con l’appellativo di UNSKILLED WORKER, Helen Downie risiede e lavora a Londra.
Internationally recognized under the moniker UNSKILLED WORKER, Helen Downie lives and works in London.

Exhibitions

In 2015 her work was exhibited at a Gucci sponsored exhibition at the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai, alongside the work of Rachel Feinstein, Jenny Holzer, Cao Fei and others.
In 2016, a specially commissioned portrait by the artist was featured as a limited-edition cover of Bazaar Art alongside six leading contemporary female artists, including Etel Adnan, Sarah Morris, Rachel Feinstein, Cornelia Parker, Celia Paul and Taryn Simon.
During the same year her work was featured alongside works by Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry and Jake and Dinos Chapman at a contemporary art auction and exhibition in recognition of Shape Arts’ 40th anniversary.
In 2017, Gucci continued its collaboration with the artist by launching a 40-piece collection featuring her artwork. To coincide with the launch her art was displayed on art walls and fl y posters in London, New York, Paris, Milan and Shanghai.
In 2018 Downie’s work was exhibited by Aki Atelier Gallery in Seoul and Art Central in Hong Kong.
In 2019, Downie exhibited at D Museum in Seoul and the Museo ABC de Dibujo e Ilustración in Madrid.
In 2020 Downie’s work displayed at Hauser & Wirth alongside works by Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley and Richard Wentworth, with a subsequent auction in aid of the pioneering ‘Hospital Rooms’ charity.
In 2021, to celebrate international women’s month, a public exhibition of the artists’ work was displayed by W1 Curates across one of the world’s biggest permanent digital public art installations in London.
In the same year her work featured in “No Fear in Trying” Institut’s ground-breaking international group exhibition, presented by Unit London.
Downie’s paintings have been included in the 39th edition of the annual Small is Beautiful exhibition at Flowers Gallery in London.