David Austen

David Austen (b.1960, Harlow) lives and works in London. Graduated from the Royal College of Art (1985); and Maidstone College (1981). Awards include the Bryan Robertson Award (2011); and the Stanley Picker Fellowship at Kingston University (2008-09). Select solo exhibitions include Underworld David Austen, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee (2019); The Drowned, Matt’s Gallery, London (2018); The stars above the ocean…the ocean beneath the stars, TOTAH, New York (2018);The Light That Fell Upon Us Burned, Ingleby Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami (2016); Black Heart, MACC, Basilicata (2015); The Gorgon’s Dream at The Burns Monument, Ingleby Gallery at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, and Rob Tufnell, London (2012); Papillon, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (2011); Smoke Town, Edinburgh billboard, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (2011); 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 Everything Else is Everything Else, an exhibition of Jack Kirkland’s collection curated by Abraham Cruzvillegas , MK Gallery, Milton Keynes (2021); The Shadow, TOTAH New York (2020); The Aerodrome An exhibition dedicated to the memory of Michael Stanley curated by Jonathan Watkins, George Shaw and David Austen, IKON Gallery, Birmingham (2019); NEUE HORIZONTE 2030, GEIST Berlin (2019); These Rotten Words, Chapter Cardiff (2017); Cosmic Connections, TOTAH, New York (2016); The Nakeds, Drawing Room, London (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 (2013); 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: 02.06.2020


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