Biography

Art Education

1986-1988 Royal College of Art, London.   M.A. Printmaking
1983-1986 West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham   B.A. Hons. Fine Art

Solo Exhibitions  (* exhibition catalogue)

2008 Regeneration: Large Drawings, Broadbent, London. *
2008 Regeneration: Works on Paper, Tokyo Gallery +BTAP, Tokyo, Japan.*
2005 Paintings from the Camouflage and the Warplane Series, Broadbent, London.
2004 Under False Colours, Tokyo Gallery,Tokyo and Yokohama Portside Gallery, Yokohama,  Japan.*
2004 Under False Colours, Djanogly Art Gallery Nottingham.*
2002 Armour Series, Broadbent, London.
2001 Parallel Objects, Art Gallery and Museum, Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa. *
2000 Parallel Objects, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge.  *
1998 Beneath the Surface, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery and Anne Faggionato, London.
1995 Artist of the Day, Critic's Choice, Selected by Bryan Robertson, Flowers East, London.
1992 Recent Drawings, Coexistence Art, London
1992 Possible Bodies, Cafe Gallery, London.

Awards

2012 Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012, Judges Special Commendation.
2007 The Bryan Robertson Trust, Artist Award
2005 Arts Council of England, Awards to Artists
2003 Arts Council of England, Awards to Artists
2000 London Arts Board, Research and development award.
1999 Kettle's Yard and New  Hall Artist Fellowship 2000-2001, University of Cambridge.
1999 Jerwood Painting Prize (Shortlisted Artist)
1997 Rothko  Fellowship, Mark Rothko Memorial Trust.  (For travel and research in the U.S.A.)
1997 NatWest Art Prize (Shortlisted Artist)
1995 International Drawing Open ,1996, Cheltenham.
1994 Openshaw Printmaking Residency, Lowick House Printworkshop, Cumbria.
1993 Fifth Open Show, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno.
1992 British Council travel grant for Czech Republic.
1989-90

Rome Scholarship (Printmaking), The British School at Rome.

Selected Group Exhibitions  (*exhibition catalogue)

2016-17 Realisation: recent works by Susan Aldworth and Jane Dixon.  The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.*
  Drawn from Life: People on Paper.  Arts Council Collection touring exhibition.*
2015 Contemporary Drawings from Britain, Xi'an Academy of Fine Art (XAFA), China. *
  Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now, The Menil Collection, Houston, U.S.A.*
  Beneath the Surface, Somerset House, London.*
  Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London. *
  Cologne Art Fair 2015 (shown with Alan Cristea Gallery), Cologne, Germany.
  Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings 1860 to Now. The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
2014 Drawn to the Real, Alan Cristea Gallery, London.*
2013 British Drawings: 1600 to the Present Day, V&A, London.*
  L'ebauche du temps, Maison des Arts, Grand Quevilly, France.
  Recent Drawings, Trinity Contemporary, London.
  Drawing Biennial 2013, Drawing Room, London.
  DRAWING NOW PARIS, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris.
  RA Summer Exhibition 2013, Royal Academy of Arts, London.*
  The First Twenty Years - 20th Anniversary Exhibition, St Barnabas Press, Cambridge.*
2012 The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012, Jerwood Space, London (tour including Jerwood Gallery, Hastings and MAC, Birmingham).*
  The Curator’s Egg, Altera Pars - Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
  Out of Rubble – Space, Pittsburgh, USA.* (This exhibition of international artists selected from the book Out of Rubble by Susanne Slavick, will tour in the USA until 2014).
  Urban Lifecycles – Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Idaho, USA.
  Unknown Fields: Recent British Drawings  - Young Gallery, Salisbury/ Trinity Contemporary, London.
  Permanent Collection – Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK.
2011 Artists for Kettle's Yard, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge.*
2010-11 Afterlife, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
2009-10 Invisible Ink: 12 British Contemporary Artists, M. Art Centre, Shanghai then touring to Wuhan and Beijing.
2009 In Between the Lines: Recent British Drawings, Trinity Contemporary, London and Trinity Contemporary New York. *
2007 New Acquisitions - Part II, the British Museum, London.
2006 Drawing Breath, 10th Anniversary Survey Exhibition of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Wimbledon College of Art, London and touring the UK and Australia until 2008. *
  The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2006, Jerwood Gallery, London and touring the UK. *
2005 Ljubljana International Graphic Biennial, Ljubljana, Slovenia. *
  Look Don't Think, New prints from Kip Gresham's workshop, Broadbent, London
2004 The Biggest Draw,  ( created by the V&A ), Millenium Galleries, Sheffield.
2001 Solid State: Reflections Upon the Real, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge. *
Curated and exhibited in Solid State: reflections  upon the real for Kettle's Yard, Cambridge at the end of a  residency as Kettle's Yard / New Hall Artist Fellow 2000 / 2001.
2000 The Frissiras Collection, Frissiras Museum, Athens.  *
  Artist's Editions, Camden Arts Centre, London.
1999 '45-'99 A Personal View of British Painting and Sculpture, by Bryan Robertson, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge and Leicester City Art Gallery.  *
Jerwood Painting Prize, Jerwood Gallery, London. *
Physical Evidence, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge and Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham.  *  
1998 Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
1997 NatWest Art Prize, Lothbury Gallery, London.  *
Marking Presence, Artsway, Sway,  Hampshire.  *
1996 British Abstract Art- Part 3 - Works on Paper, Flowers East, London.
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
International Drawing Open 1996, (now Jerwood Drawing Prize), Cheltenham.  *
1995 Contemporary Art Society Art Market, Royal Festival Hall, London.
1994 Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
1993 Eleventh Cleveland International Drawing Biennale, Cleveland Art Gallery.  *
Fifth Open Show, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno.
1991 East, The Norwich Gallery, Norfolk Institute of Art and Design, Norwich.  *
The South Bank Picture Show, Royal Festival Hall, London.
1990 Editions 1/90, International Art Fair, Basel.
Rome Scholars 1980-1990, Gulbenkian Upper Gallery, R.C.A., London.  *
Eleventh British International Print Biennale, Cartwright Hall, Bradford and R.C.A. London.*
The London Group, Gulbenkian Upper Gallery, R.C.A., London.
1988 150 Years of Printmaking at the R.C.A., Barbican Centre, London.
All Too Human, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton.
1987 International Art Fair, F.I.A.C., Paris.
1986 Fresh Art, The Barbican Centre, London.

 

Victoria and Albert Museum, London  (acquisition 2011, 2004 and 2002)    
British Museum, London (acquisition 2007 and 2005)    
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery (acquisition 2005)    
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (acquisitions 2013)    
Arts Council of England Collection   (acquisition 1997)
   
Kasser Foundation, Montclair, New Jersey, USA
The Frissiras Collection, Athens    
Sussex  County Council    
Leeds City Council    
Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno    
Private Collections in the UK, Japan, Belgium, Germany and the US.    

Reviews

The Art of Drawing: British Masters and Methods Since 1600, The Art Newspaper, January 2014 - Andrew Lambirth.
Royal Academy Summer Show, The Spectator Magazine, June 15th, 2013 - Andrew Lambirth
The Curator's Egg - The Week, 18th February, 2012 - Catherine Milner
Regeneration, The Japan Times, 17th January, 2008 - Frances Manabe
Paintings from the Camouflage and the Warplane Series, Broadbent, London - The Independent, Monday 21st March, 2005. Sue Hubbard
Under False Colours - Kanagawa  Newspaper, 4th September, 2004
Parallel Objects  - Art Monthly, April 2001, Emma  Safe
Art Review, March 2001; Exhibit A, March 2001
The Guardian, 19th March,2001, Jessica Lack.
Jerwood Painting Prize  - The Guardian, 18th September 1999
The Independent on Sunday, 26th September 1999, Charles Darwent
The Daily Telegraph, 22nd September,1999, Martin Gayford
'45 - '99 - Royal Academy Magazine, winter 1999, Andrew Lambirth
The Independent on Sunday,14th November 1999, Richard Ingleby
The Sunday Telegraph, 21st November 1999, John McEwan
Physical Evidence - BBC Radio 3, Nightwaves; Contemporary Visual Arts, Issues 21 and 22
NatWest Art Prize - Independent on Sunday, 25th May 1997, Tim Hilton; The Independent, 12th April, 1997, David Lister
British Abstract Art Part III - Works on Paper - The Independent on Sunday, 11th August 1996,Tim Hilton