University of Warwick acquires work by Jadé Fadojutimi

The painting will be exhibited at the Mead Gallery in the future

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery is delighted to announce that Jadé Fadojutimi's There exists no such thing as a spoiled dress (2021) has been acquired by the University of Warwick Art Collection, UK.


The University of Warwick is home to the Mead Gallery, where work from the collection is exhibited. Originally built in the 1970s, the Mead Gallery has this year undergone a major refurbishment, developing it into a series of flexible exhibition spaces.


With a title hinting at reincarnation and renewal, There exists no such thing as a spoiled dress evokes an environment of boundless optimism. Vibrant marks of pink, orange and turquoise ripple through luscious waves of gelatinous gold paint: a technicolour cauldron of vitality.


Jadé Fadojutimi (b.1993) lives and works in London. She earned a BA from The Slade School of Fine Art, London, in 2015 and an MA from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2017. After Pippy Houldsworth Gallery presented her first solo exhibition in 2017-18, Fadojutimi had her first one-person institutional show at PEER UK, London, and a solo show at Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, both in 2019. Collections include Tate, London; ICA Miami; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Baltimore Museum of Art; Studio Museum in Harlem; The Hepworth Wakefield; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kistefos Museum, Norway; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and High Museum, Atlanta. She is a participating artist in Liverpool Biennial 2021 and will be included in Mixing it Up at the Hayward Gallery, London, in September 2021. Upcoming solo exhibitions include the ICA Miami later this year, and The Hepworth Wakefield and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, in 2022.

30 July 2021