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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

My Sonic Youth Fabien Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013

Suspend Disbelief, The Heritage Rooms, Victoria House, London

Every Now And Then I Fall Apart, ART13, London


2012

Everlasting Nothing Less Galleria UNO+UNO, Milan

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


2010

The Happy House, Morton Metropolis, London


2009

Lipstick Vogue, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong in association with Roberta Moore Contemporary

Everlasting Nothing Less, Anna Kustera, New York

Born To Run, Terminal Crociere, Bari


2008

Cult of Denim Selfridges, London

Pop Disciple AUS18 Gallery, Milan


2007

Fake Plastic Love part I Truman Brewery, London

Fake Plastic Love part II Martin Summers Fine Art, London


2006

Epiphany Martin Summers Fine Art, London


2005

Post Pop Paradise SKIT, London


2002

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


2000

Nancyboy Paintings Pause, London

Nancyboy Paintings BLU, Bournemouth


 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013

Articulate, Victoria Miro, London

The Cloud, De Meerse, Netherlands


2012

Jahresringe, Schloss Wiesen, Germany

ein weißes Feld sammlung FIEDE Collection, Germany

AKA Peace, ICA, London

Echoes, Fine Art Society Contemporary, London

London Art Fair, Fine Art Society


2011

Polemically Small, Charlie Smith, London

Mindful, Old Vic Tunnels, London

Re:Define, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas

Art HK11, Hong Kong

Polemically Small, Torrance Art Museum, California

MOMAC, Gloustershire, Roberta Moore Contemporary

Desire, Portman Gallery, London


2010

The Metal Ball, Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Art HK10, Hong Kong

Kate Brandt Pink, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

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


2009

Scope Art Fair, Miami

Gold Rush, Roberta Moore Contemporary, London

Pavilion of Art & Design, London

Art HK09, Hong Kong


2008

Ruby Green Foundation, Nashville

Signal 8, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

Art Kessaris, Mykonos, Greece

Next Art Fair, Chicago

Art HK08, Hong Kong

Romance, Kowalsky Gallery, London

Bergamo Arte Fiera, Bergamo

Urbanity on Paper, Anna Kustera Gallery, NYC


2007

Do You Nomi, AUS18 Gallery, Milan

Art Miami, Miami

Multiples 1, Architecture + Design Museum, Los Angeles


2006

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

Xiclet Gallery, Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo

I’ll Be Your Mirror, Independents Biennial, Liverpool

Irresistible Paint, A&D Gallery, London

2005

Art of Love 2005, Oxo Gallery, London

2004

International ArtExpo, Mexico

2003

Pop Culture Beatrice Royal, Hampshire

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2013

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

2011

Mindful, Old Vic Tunnels, London

2010

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

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

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

‘This Is England’, Aubin Gallery, London

2009

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

2008

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

2007

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

2001

‘Non Compos Mentis’ Adlib Gallery, Wakefield

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SPECIAL PROJECTS

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

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COLLABORATIONS

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

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