David Austen

David Austen (b.1960, Harlow, Essex, UK) is a London based artist. Studied at Maidstone College (1978-81) and the Royal College of Art (1982-85).  His diverse work encompasses painting, photography, sculpture, print, drawing and moving image incorporating figurative, textual and abstract motifs. Awards include Stanley Picker Fellowship at Kingston University (2008-09) and the Bryan Robertson Award (2011). Select solo exhibitions include These Rotten Words, Chapter, Cardiff (2017); The Light That Fell Upon Us Burned, Ingleby Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach (2016); Black Heart, MACC, Italy (2015); The Gorgon’s Dream  at The Burns Monument, Ingleby Gallery, at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, and at Rob Tufnell, London (2012); Papillon, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (2011); Smoke Town, Edinburgh billboard, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh; End of Love, Modern Art Gallery Oxford, Oxford (2010); Man Smoking, Schiavo Mazzonis Gallery, Rome (2009); My love, I have been digging up my own bones in the garden again, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (2009); and The End of Love, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, Kingston-Upon-Thames (2009).  Select group exhibitions include Cosmic Connections, TOTAH, New York, USA, (2016); The Nakeds, Drawing Room, London (co-curator) (2014); Slow Learner, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London (2014); Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?, New Art Centre, Salisbury (2013); Language Games. An Introduction to The Art of Our Times, Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain (2012); With An Apple I Will Astonish, Large Glass, London (2012); Artists for Kettle’s Yard, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2011); and Watercolour, Tate Britain, London (2011). 

Last updated: 08.03.2017


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