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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

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

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
Re:Define, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, UK
Art HK11, Hong Kong, CN
Polemically Small, 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

 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
“Annish 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

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

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

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

 

OTHER

2014 Presenter, BBC Bitesize
Dorset Community Foundation Ambassador
DACS Ambassador
2011 – Mind Ambassador
Presenter, BBC Bitesize
Art Editor, Phoenix Magazine, guest art editor, Who’s Jack
2010 Director, The Aubin Gallery
Art director, Officers
2009 Presenter, JackTV
CoolBrands, Expert council member
2007 Columnist for Art of England magazine
2006 – Member of DACS creators council (Design and Artists Copyright Society)
2003-04 Editor and art director of Still Magazine (online journal for contemporary arts & culture)