Born in Dorset in 1980, Stuart Semple became an artist after a traumatic near death experience at the age of 19 whilst studying Fine Art at Breton Hall in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Stuart Semple is an internationally acclaimed visual artist and curator who has exhibited extensively in Europe, China and the USA. His works have featured in biennales, major art fairs and solo exhibitions. Stuart’s curatorial projects include London’s Anti-Design Festival with Neville Brody, ‘Mindful’ at the Old Vic tunnels and various international group shows. Recent projects include collaborations with Amnesty, Officers and Moncler.
As an artist Stuart makes ambitious and emotive works which have continued to evolve throughout a thirteen-year career. At just 32 he is already regarded as a leading figure within contemporary painting. Stuart’s eye-catching use of colour and composition often contradicts a subtle and purposeful agenda that includes recurring themes of art history, spirituality and alienation.
Stuart is currently making new work for a series of international solo shows during 2014 & 2015
My Sonic Youth | October 24 – November 28, 2015