STUART SEMPLE b.1980

1980

Born in Bournemouth, England

1997

School of Art and Design, Poole

2000

Bretton Hall, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Lives and works in Dorset

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

‘Dancing On My Own’, Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK 

2018

‘Happy City’ various locations: Denver Art Museum, Red Rocks, Union Station, Dairy Block, Denver, USA

2016

‘Untitled’, Lane Meyer Projects, Denver, US

2015

‘My Sonic Youth’, Fabien Castanier, Los Angeles, US

‘My Happy Place’, Coventry Centre of Contemporary Art, Coventry, UK

2014

‘Anxiety Generation’, Delahunty, London, UK

2013

‘Suspend Disbelief’, The Heritage Rooms, Victoria House, London, UK

‘Every Now And Then I Fall Apart’, ART13, London, UK

2012

‘Everlasting Nothing Less’ Galleria UNO+UNO, Milan, Italy

‘It’s Hard to be a Saint in this City’, The Space, Hong Kong, China

2010

‘The Happy House’, Morton Metropolis, London,UK

2009

‘Lipstick Vogue’, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong, China

‘Everlasting Nothing Less’, Anna Kustera, New York, US

‘Born To Run’, Terminal Crociere, Bari, Italy

2008

‘Cult of Denim’ Selfridges, London, UK

‘Pop Disciple’ AUS18 Gallery, Milan, Italy

2007

‘Fake Plastic Love part I’ Truman Brewery, London, UK

‘Fake Plastic Love part II’ Martin Summers Fine Art, London, UK

2006

‘Epiphany’ Martin Summers Fine Art, London, UK

2005

‘Post Pop Paradise’ SKIT, London, UK

2002

‘Stolen Language’ The Art of Nancyboy A&D Gallery, London, UK

2000

‘Nancyboy Paintings’ Pause, London, UK

‘Nancyboy Paintings’ BLU, Bournemouth, UK

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

‘Art for the Barbican’, The Barbican Centre, London, UK

‘Face Value 2’, Jealous Gallery, London, UK

2017

‘Love Arts Festival’, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

‘Sick! Festival’, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

2016

‘Skateboarts’, Forum Kunst, Rotweil, Germany

‘An Infinitely beautiful Mind’, The Knapp Gallery, London, UK

‘Gallery Artists’, Fabien Castanier Pop-UP, Miami, US

‘Assemblage’, Stolen Space, London, UK

‘Friends & Family’, Fabien Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles, US

2015

‘Ghosts: How We Live in the Future’, Fine Art Society Contemporary, London,UK

2014

‘The Macmillan De’Longhi Arts Programme’, Pallant House, UK

‘Bad Boy’, New Arts Projects, London, UK

‘Night At The Museum’, Moscow, Russia

‘First Fortnight’, Dublin, Ireland

2013

‘Articulate’, Victoria Miro, London, UK

‘The Cloud’, De Meerse, Hoofddorp, Netherlands

2012

‘Jahresringe’, Schloss Wiesen, Germany

„ein weißes Feld“ sammlung FIEDE Collection, Germany

‘AKA Peace’, ICA, London, UK

‘Echoes’, Fine Art Society Contemporary, London. UK

2011

‘Polemically Small’, Charlie Smith, London, UK

‘Mindful’, Old Vic Tunnels, London, UK

‘MTV Re:Define’, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, UK

‘Art HK11’, Hong Kong, CN

‘Polemically Smal’, Torrance Art Museum, California, US

‘MOMAC’, Gloustershire, Roberta Moore Contemporary, UK

‘Desire’, Portman Gallery, London, UK

2010

‘The Metal Ball’, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, US

‘Art HK10’, Hong Kong, CN

‘Kate Brandt Pink’, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, US

‘Nobody gets to see the Wizard. Not No One Not No How’, Anna Kustera, NYC, US

2009

‘Scope Art Fair’, Miami, US

‘Gold Rush’, Roberta Moore Contemporary, London, UK

‘Pavilion of Art & Design’, London, UK

‘Art HK09’, Hong Kong, UK

2008

Ruby Green Foundation, Nashville, US

‘Signal 8’, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong, CN

‘Art Kessaris’, Mykonos, Greece

‘Next Art Fair’, Chicago, US

‘Art HK08’, Hong Kong, CN

‘Romance’, Kowalsky Gallery, London, UK

‘Bergamo Arte Fiera’, Bergamo, Italy

‘Urbanity on Paper’, Anna Kustera Gallery, NYC, US

2007

‘Do You Nomi’, AUS18 Gallery, Milan Italy

‘Art Miami’, Miami, US

‘Multiples 1’, Architecture + Design Museum, Los Angeles, US

2006

‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’, Primo Alonso Gallery, London, UK

Xiclet Gallery, Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil

‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’, Independents Biennial, Liverpool, UK

‘Irresistible Paint’, A&D Gallery, London, UK

2005

‘Art of Love 2005’, Oxo Gallery, London, UK

2004

‘International ArtExpo’, Mexico

2003

‘Pop Culture’ Beatrice Royal, Hampshire, UK

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019

“Dancing On My own – review”, Natalie Olah, The Guardian, Sep 2019

2019

“Art of Now, Hostile Design” – Radio 4, Stuart Semple, Sep 2019

2019

“Hostile by design, architecture, design, gentrification”, Stuart Semple, Thiiird magazine, July 2019

2018

“Hostile Takeover – Who is welcome in our public spaces”, Liam Geraghty, Big Issue, Feb 2018

“A Q&A with Stuart Semple”, Jack Hutchinson, A-N, February 2018

“Stuart Semple launches campaign to eradicate hostile Design”, Anny Shaw, Art Newspaper, 31 Jan, 2018

“Interview with Stuart Semple”, Bislacci, Assemblage Magazine, Jan 2018

2017

“Art Wars! Who owns the new colour black”, Stuart McGurk, British GQ, August, 2017

“Art Fight”, Adam Rogers, Wired, 22 June 2018

“Fundido A Negro”, Stuart Semple, Vogue Espana,  June 2017

2016

“The Art of Infertility”, Matilda Battersby, The Independent, 26 August 2016

“Stuart Semple Is Not Afraid To Be Bold”, Melissa Mellati, Flaunt Magazine, August 2016

“The Art Of The Deal”, Suzanne Charle, Gotham, Summer 2016

“Stuart Semple, My Sonic Youth – Review”, Shana Nys Dambrot. Jan/Feb 2016

“Anish Kapoor is Banned From Buying The World’s Pinkest Paint”, Kevin Holmes, Vice, 10 November 2016

2015

“Your Laptop Is A Masterpiece”, Dale Eisinger, The Daily Beast, 2 November 2015

“The Interview: Stuart Semple”, Karim Khan, Hunger, 12 October 2015

“Want To Buy Some Digital Art? Just Head To eBay” Thomas Gorton, Dazed & Confused, March 2015

“Stuart Semple, Anxiety Generation – Review”, Jonathan R Jones, Modern Painters, February 2015

2014

“What on earth would Leo Castelli have thought?”, Gareth Harris and Anny Shaw, The Art Newpaper, 03 December 2014

“Voice Of An Anxiety Generation”, Danielle Richardson, Shortlist, Issue 351, 27th November 2014

“Where to buy…”, Digby Warde-Aldam, The Week, 22 November 2014 / Issue 998

“The Cultural Provocateur” Alex Christian & Louise Donovan Shortlist The Brit List Issue Issue 350 / 20th November 2014

“Stuart Semple’s private view” Tatler, 18th November 2014

“Pop Goes the Paining” Cristina Ruiz, Vanity Fair : On Art, November 2014

“Semple’s Mind” Lorna Davies, Mayfair Times The Art Issue, October 2014

“Cloudy with a chance of artistic smiley faces”, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 6th January 2014

2013

“Personal style: Stuart Semple As told to David Hayes”, Financial Times, 19th October 2013

“Stuart Semple’ Jacopo Nuvolari”, 1883, Issue 9 Summer 2013

“The Interview: Stuart Semple” Karim Khan, Hunger, 28th February 2013

“Sometimes Ideas Don’t Need Huge Platforms To Work” Theodora Barker, IDOL, S/S Issue 2013

2012

“draw with words, paint with frames, be a poet of art”, Veronica Renato, Muse Magazine

“Art of Darkness”, Paul Croughton, The Sunday Times Magazine

“Stuart Semple”, Ysabelle Cheung, Time Out

“Stuart Semple on how it’s Hard to be a Saint in this City”, Mary Agnew, ARTINFO China

“Stuart Semple”, Leanne Mirandilla, HK Magazine

2011

“Write On!” Stephanie Hirschmiller, HarpersBazar.com

“Future Girl” Roxane Mesquida x Stuart Semple, Filler

2010

“Lady Gaga x Stuart Semple : Pop Hybrid”, WestEast Magazine

Semple collection inspired by mental Britain’, BBC News, Jane Witherspoon

I’m Afraid To Swallow’, The Evening Standard, Liz Hoggard

Stuart Semple, Morton Metropolis’, The Arts Desk, Josh Spero

Popular Culture and the Aesthetic Discourse’, Aesthetica, Cherie Federico

Commenti al moto contemporaneo’, Italian Vogue, Leonardo Clausi

Semple Pleasures’, Live City & Islington, Mark Kebble

Stuart Semple’ The New Order, Yasmin Bryce

Pop Matters’ Filler, Jennifer Lee

2009

The New Face of Brit Art’ Kee Magazine, Rachel Duffell

Semple Pleasures’ Esquire

London Calling’ Prim, Kristin Ferrandino

An Exhibition on the Implosion of Popular Culture’ Aesthetica, Cherie Federico

Painting Through A Complex Lens’ L’UOMO Vogue, Alan Prada

Storm Clouds Give Way to Smileys over London’ The Times, Kaya Burges

Oltre Il Pop’ Urban, Giovanni Cervi

Playing With Art and it’s Symbols’ L’UOMO Vogue, Alan Prada

2008

Stuart Semple: Keeping the Brit Art Flag Flying ’ Palladium, Catherine Wheatley

Duck Toy’ La Repubblica, Alessandro Retico

20 Best up-and-coming Artists’ Independent, Alice Jones

Does my art look big in this?’ The Independent on Sunday, Rachel Shields

Stuart Semple and the Limitless Language of Art’ Zoot, Andrea Probosch

Stuart Semple’ Blag, Sarah J. Edwards

Pop Art & Mass Culture’ Aesthetica, Niamh Coghlanr

Stuart Semple’ Exhibart, Marta Silvi

Giovane Inglese, Pittore New Wave’ Arte, Cristina Campanini

Golden Pop’ Elle Italia, Pia Capelli

Paint It Bleak’ ARTnews, Eric Bryant

2007

Stuart Semple’ Zoot, Matt Hussey

Stuart Semple; 80s influences & popular youth culture’ Aesthetica, Shona Fairweather

Neopop’ Arte, Pia Capelli

Io Che Mixo Gli Ottanta’ D Magazine, Le Repubblica, Leonora Sartori

Fake Plastic Love’ Financial Times, Peter Aspden

Stuart Semple’ Art of England, Pam Bates

The Black Market’ Saachi Online, Doug McClemont

East End Boy’ Attitude, Caroline Smith

Generation Now’ WGSN.com, Milly Glaister

Semple Things’ Angel Magazine, Mark Kebble

2006

Let The Show Begin’ Tatler, Clare Milford Haven

Bright Young Thing’ Harpers Bazaar, Francesca Martin

2005

Burn Paradiso Burn’ Pig, Giovanni Cervi

2004

New Art Rises’ Sunday Telegraph, Charlotte Edwardes

RIP YBA’ The Art Newspaper, Louisa Buck

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS & COLLABORATIONS

2018

Stuart Semple x L’Oreal Pro – worldwide product collaboration

2016

Bulgari, ‘Jewels not Flowers’, Paris

Design Hotels ‘Exchange’ at PM/AM Gallery, London

Diamonds Unleashed x Norma Kamali, Mandarin Oriental Miami

Something Amazing with Fertility partnership, London, Glasgow, Southampton, Nottingham, Chelmsford & Oxford

2015

The Childrenʼs Monologues, directed by Danny Boyle, Royal Court Theatre for Dramatic Need

The Artist is in Residence, Bulgari Hotel London

2014

Ghost Stories, Rolls Royce & Breast Cancer Care

Happy Clouds, Geelong After Dark, Australia

2014

La Donna è Mobile? Creative symposium in association with Castor srl, Lubiam & Pasotti Ombrelli

HappyClouds, First Fortnight, Dublin

2013

Westfield + Save The Children, London

JUMP, Federation Square, Melbourne

First Fortnight, Amnesty, Dublin

2012

EXIT, iTunes Art LP

Moncler Miami & LA

2011

Art for Amnesty, (WOZA + Write for Rights), BOXPARK, London

Moncler Austria,Tokyo, New York

Semple x Pizza Express x International Finance Centre, Hong Kong

2010

FORM’ Ambassadors of Design, Hong Kong

2009

Happy Cloud’ performance, Piazza della Scala, Milan

Happy Cloud’ performance, Tate Modern Bankside, London

2008

TOY’ Stuart Semple + Moncler, Art Basel- Miami, Aspen, St. Moritz, Milan

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2013

I’ll Be Your Mirror, Eb & Flow Gallery, London, UK

2011

Mindful, Old Vic Tunnels, London, UK

2010

This Is England’, Galleria Uno+Uno, Milan, Italy

Uber Collision: Epic Fail’, Idea Generation Gallery, London (curated by Stuart Semple & Harry Malt) UK

Bazooka- Kiki & Loulou Picasso’ Aubin Gallery, London, UK

This Is England’, Aubin Gallery, London, UK

2009

London Loves the way things fall apart’, Galleria Aus18, Milan (curated by Stuart Semple & Cecilia Antolini) Italy

2008

Mash-Ups – post pop fragments and detournements’ Kowalsky Gallery, London, UK

2007

The Black Market’ Anna Kustera Gallery, NYC (curated by Stuart Semple & Ju$t Another Rich Kid), US

2001

Non Compos Mentis’ Adlib Gallery, Wakefield, UK

 

COLLABORATIONS

2018

L’Oreal Professional

2015

Bugari | Design Hotels

2015

Placebo | Bulgari | Rolls Royce

2014

Top Sante | Castor srl, Lubiam & Pasotti Ombrelli

2013

My Beautiful City | Westfield

2012

Aubin & Wills | BT & Harvey Nichols | Gary Numan | Blag

2011

Smeg | Aubin & Wills | Amnesty International

2010

The Futureheads | West East Magazine | Lady Gaga

2009

Moncler | The Prodigy |  Muse | Umbro

2008

Selfridges | Levis | Diesel | 7 for all Mankind | Evisu | Subliminal Girls |

2007

NoiWear | Stimuli Magazine (with Ju$t Another Rich Kid)

2005

Ju$t Another Rich Kid

 

CATALOGUES

2015

ʻMy Sonic Youthʼ, Fabien Castanier

2014

Anxiety Generation’ Publisher: The Antithesis

Think Pink’ Publisher: The Antithesis

2013

Suspend Disbelief’ Publisher: The Antithesis

2012

Jahresringe Schloss Wiesen’, Friedrich Gräfling

2012 – 2014

Macmillan De’Longhi Arts Auction

It’s Hard to be a Saint in this City’, The Space

2011

Mindful, Old Vic Tunnels

Re:Define, Goss-Michael Foundation

2010

The Happy House’, Morton Metropolis

2009

Born To Run’, Bari Terminal Crociere

2008

Pop Disciple’, Aus18 Gallery, VanillaEdizioni

2007

Bergamo Arte Fiera’, VanillaEdizioni

Fake Plastic Love’, Martin Summers Fine Art

2006

Epiphany’, Martin Summers Fine Art

 

PUBLICATIONS

2015

My Happy Colouring Flip Book by Stuart Semple, Bigger Ltd, UK

2014

This Is Our Time, Cat Garcia, UK

2012

Pop Psychedelic, BigBros Workshop, Last Gasp

2011

Psychonauts, Sailors Of The Psyche’, Beautiful/Decay Book, USA

The Joyce Handbook, first edition, HK

2009

Creative Space: Urban Homes of Artists and Innovators’, Francesca Gavin, Lawrence King, UK

2007

Playground 1, Zach Gold & Julie Ragolia, NYC

2006

300% Cotton, Lawrence King Publishing, UK

 

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