Charles Avery (b.1973, Oban) lives and works in London and Mull. Avery was shortlisted for the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation’s Drawing Prize, Les Mesnuls (2017); the Jerwood Drawing Prize, London (2002 and 2004); and won the Prospects Drawing Prize, London (2003). Select solo exhibitions include Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (2019); Independent Brussels, GRIMM, Brussels (2018); Charles Avery: What is it about the red-headed girl with the weak chin? New Portraits of the Onomatopoeians, Studio SALES di Norberto Ruggeri, Rome (2018); These Waters, GRIMM, New York (2017); Study #15, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2017); The People and Things of Onomatopoeia: Part 2, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2017); and What’s the Matter with Idealism?, GEM, Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague, (2015). Select group exhibitions include Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2019); 16th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul (2019); Auto fictions – Contemporary drawing Prix de dessin Guerlain, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (2018); Summer Exhibition 2018, Royal Academy, London (2018); and Prix de Dessin, Salon du Dessin, Palais Brongniart, Paris (2017). His works are held in private and public collections including Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam; Arts Council Collection, London; David Roberts Foundation, London; Deutsche Bank Collection, New York; Edinburgh City Art Centre Collection, Edinburgh; Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; and Tate Modern, London.
Last updated: 13.02.2019