top of page

Ocean Baulcombe-Toppin (b. 1996, London) practices in trust and hope. She works mindfully with objects, language, print, and nuanced interactions to craft a contemporary philosophy inspired by her spirituality, heritage, and ceremonies of solace.

Recent presentations of her work include exhibitions and performative gestures at Chapter Arts Centre, NEVEN, Metroland Cultures, Nottingham Contemporary, Somerset House, and South London Gallery. 

Exhibitions & Gestures

2024 Experimentica, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

2024 Constellations, NEVEN, London 

 

2023 Loops Made 2 Hold Us//Take Care 2gether.wav, Metroland Cultures, London

2023 Encoding/Decoding, Millbank Tower, London 

2022 Piece of Mind, Gallery 31, Somerset House, London 

2022 Dub Inna Babylon, Harlesden High Street, Brent Biennial, London

2022 Playing Up, Freud Museum, London

2021 Extraterra, 36 Great Russel Street, London

2021 This is for the Jeeps, Harlesden High Street, London

2020 Made in the other realm 200 years' time, Deptford Cinema, Online

2020 Working Progress, South London Gallery, London

2020 You Burn Me, Freud Museum, London 

2020 Identity and Self, The Library at Willesden Green, London

2018 Degree Show, Chelsea College of Arts, London

​​Awards & Residencies​

2023  a-n Artists Bursaries 2022-23

2022 Metroland Cohort: Peer-to-Peer, Metroland Cultures (Jul 2022 - Jan 2023)

2022 Artist-in-Residence, Somerset House Studios (Dec 2021 - Apr 2022)

2019 Studio membership gifted by the London Print Studio 

2019 Artist-in-Residence, Cove Park, Scotland 

2018 Rossi Asiaghi Art Award, second place 

Talks, Events & Press

2024 Permit to Dream: Touch Method, Cell Project Space 

2023 Panel Discussion, Unseen Forces, Tate Late, Tate Modern 

2023 Eco-Magic: Love Work, Language Matters: Social and Environmental Justice in Creative-Critical Practice, Nottingham Contemporary

2022 'Creating from Home...', Financial Times

2021 Artist Talk, MA Design for Art Direction, London College of Communication 

2019 Performer for Pride and Joy festival Weekend, The National Gallery 

2018 Performer for Lunar Salon, Sketch London

Education

2018 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London​

Lecturing

Associate Lecturer, BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts (2020 - Present)

Visiting Lecturer, BA Fine Art Drawing, Camberwell College of Arts (2024)

Visiting Artist, Insights, University of the Arts London (2020 - Present)

Associate Lecturer, BA Games Design, London College of Communication (2020-2021)

Contact

oceanloren@outlook.com

@oceanloren

Ocean Baulcombe-Toppin (b. 1996, London) practices in trust and hope. She works mindfully with objects, language, print and nuanced interactions to craft a contemporary philosophy inspired by her spirituality, heritage and ceremonies of solace.

Recent presentations of her work include exhibitions and performative gestures at Chapter Arts Centre, NEVEN, Metroland Cultures, Nottingham Contemporary, Somerset House and South London Gallery. 

 

Exhibitions & Gestures

2024 Experimentica, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff 

2024 Constellations, NEVEN, London 

 

2023 Loops Made 2 Hold Us//Take Care 2gether. wav, Metroland Cultures, London 

2023 Encoding/Decoding, Millbank Tower, London 

2022 Piece of Mind, Gallery 31, Somerset House, London 

2022 Dub Inna Babylon, Harlesden High Street, Brent Biennial 2022, London

2022 Playing Up, Freud Museum, London

2021 Extraterra, 36 Great Russel Street, London

2021 This is for the Jeeps, Harlesden High Street, London

2020 Made in the other realm 200 years' time, Deptford Cinema, Online

2020 Working Progress, South London Gallery, London

2020 You Burn Me, Freud Museum, London 

2020 Identity and Self, The Library at Willesden Green, London

2018 Degree Show, Chelsea College of Arts, London

​​Awards & Residencies​

2023  a-n Artists Bursaries 2022-23

2022 Peer-to-Peer, Metroland Cultures (Jul 2022 - Jan 2023)

2022 Artist-in-Residence, Somerset House Studios (Dec 2021 - Apr 2022)

2019 Studio membership gifted by the London Print Studio 

2019 Artist-in-Residence, Cove Park, Scotland 

2018 Rossi Asiaghi Art Award, second place 

Talks, Events & Press

2024 Permit to Dream: Touch Method, Cell Project Space 

 

2023 Panel Discussion, Unseen Forces, Tate Late, Tate Modern

2023 Eco-Magic: Love Work, Language Matters: Social and Environmental Justice in Creative-Critical Practice, Nottingham Contemporary

2022 'Creating from Home...', Financial Times

2021 Artist Talk, MA Design for Art Direction, London College of Communication 

2019 Performer for Pride and Joy festival Weekend, The National Gallery 

2018 Performer for Lunar Salon, Sketch London

Education

2018 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London​

Lecturing

Associate Lecturer, BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts (2020 - Present)

Visiting Lecturer, BA Fine Art Drawing, Camberwell College of Arts (2024)

Visiting Artist, Insights, University of the Arts London (2020 - Present)

Associate Lecturer, BA Games Design, London College of Communication (2020-2021)

 

Contact

oceanloren@outlook.com

@oceanloren

bottom of page