Simon Callery (b. London, 1960) lives and works in London. He studied at Campion School, Athens, Berkshire College of Art, and at Cardiff College of Art. Callery won the Gold Medal in painting at the National Eisteddfod in Wales (1986) and was a prizewinner at the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery (1994). He collaborated with the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford to produce the Segsbury Project, which was shown in Oxford and at the Storey Institute Gallery, Lancaster (2003). Further collaborations with Oxford Archaeology in the Thames Gateway Project (2006 – 2009) resulted in the development of paintings that aim to communicate on a multi-sensory level and challenge the image-based conventions in contemporary painting.
Since 1994, Callery has shown extensively in the UK and internationally. Selected solo shows have been held at Philippe Casini Gallery, Paris; Rachmaninoff’s, London; University of the Arts London (2007); Westbrook Gallery (2008); APT Gallery (2009); Fold Gallery, London (2010); and Inland Sealand, Sherborne (2012). Recent group shows include Within/Beyond Frontiers, selected works from the European Investment Bank collection at the Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens (2011); What if it’s all True. What Then? at Mummery Schnelle Gallery, London (2011); Young British Artists III, Saatchi Gallery, London (1994); Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1988, 1990 and 1992); and New Contemporaries at the ICA (1983). Callery's works are in collections at: the Arts Council of England Collection; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; Comune di Carrara, Italy; Birmingham MuseumTrust; British Museum; European Investment Bank, Luxembourg; Fonds National D'Art Contemporain, Puteaux; South Glamorgan County Council, Cardiff; Tate, London, and are also in private collections in Europe and the U.S.A.
Last updated: 12.10.2014