Celia Toler

Celia Toler, b.1950, lives in London. Studied at Byam Shaw School of Art, 1972-76.

Celia Toler was brought up on a small dairy farm in Cheshire. While studying at Art School she co-founded HUMP Performance Group (1974-78) and the experimental literary and visual RAMP Magazine (1978-81). In 1991 she wrote a book of three fictional stories based on her experiences. In 1998 she wrote a book with her father, based on his impressions of WWII which influenced her interest in conflict. She returned to visual media in 2008. Her films of performances are metaphors for human emotions. She paints with images that often form a narrative or memory.