Wendy Bevan is a London based musician, visual artist and photographer, expressing her ideas through a vast array of media that spans musical performance, film, visual imagery and immersive, experiential artworks. She strives to maintain a multidisciplinary approach to her work, and believes in creating a universal language and balance, in the crossover of these disciplines.
Wendy has exhibited and performed as a solo musician/artist, throughout the UK and Europe. Appearing on the stage at top music and live arts festivals such as SPILL Festival of Performance, Latitude, and Secret Garden Party she has performed at venues such as the ICA, to London's Hackney Empire as a solo artist, and in recent years with her band Temper Temper. She has also worked extensively as a performer, with theatre companies such a Punchdrunk; in their London shows, and their cult New York hit, 'Sleep No More'. Bevan has also made an appearance in a handful of feature films.
Wendy is a singer and violinist and has also collaborated and worked with some leading music producers including Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague), Paul Simm (Neneh Cherry/Amy Winehouse) and
Howie B (Bjork/Tricky).
She is currently developing her new solo music project
'Saints Don't Sleep' with producer Richard Frenneaux (Red Light Company/Laura Welsh) which will be launched in 2015.
For the last decade, Bevan has also regularly contributed as a photographer to leading, international fashion publications from I-d, POP Magazine, to Vogue Italia; photographically her ideas explore the identity of women, her obsession with the iconic female image, and the characterisation of the femme fatale; often using fashion as costume. Amidst her photographic portfolio, she has taken portraits of female icons such Debbie Harry, and Tilda Swinton.
Her most recent solo art show 'Slow Light' opened in 2014 at London's COB gallery. The show was an exploration of the self portrait, captured through polaroid film, triple exposures, light and music. The exhibit showcased her ideas through photographic prints, projections, and a music installation created with sounds from her violin.
Wendy will be exhibiting her new images, film, music and words from her 'Saints Don't Sleep ' project, at the IMPOSSIBLE space in Paris, January 2015.
Portrait of Wendy Bevan by Jesse Laitinen for REVS Magazine. AW14/14 The Frequency Issue/13