Michael Simpson

Michael Simpson (b.1940, Dorset) lives and works in Wiltshire. Graduated from the Royal College of Art, London (1963); and the Bournemouth College of Art (1960). Awards include the John Moores Prize (2016); the Tolly Cobald Open Prize, Cambridge (1977); and the Major Award of the Arts Council of Great Britain (1976). Select solo exhibitions include Selected works of Michael Simpson, Minsheng Museum of Art, Shanghai (2018); Squint, Blain Southern, Berlin (2017); Shall we Sit, Stand or Kneel, Marlborough Contemporary, New York (2016); Flat Surface Paintings, Spike Island, Bristol (2015); The Leper Squint Paintings, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen (2013); and Michael Simpson: Paintings, Serpentine Gallery, London (1985). Select group exhibitions include Class Reunion, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna (2018); Revolt of the Sage, Blain Southern, London (2016); Bench, Tintype Gallery, London (2016); Tightrope Walk: Painted Images after Abstraction, White Cube Bermondsey, London (2015); Crivelli's Nail, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff (2005); On the Threshold, Octagon Gallery, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1999); and On a Plate, Serpentine Gallery, London (1987). His works are held in public collections including Tate, London; Majerus Collection, Luxembourg; The Start Museum, Shanghai; Schürmann Collection, Aachen; and the Royal College of Art, London.

Last updated: 17.02.2021