Simon English

Born 1959, Simon English lives and works in London.

English emerged on the London Art scene in 1994 with an exhibition of paintings at the Saatchi Gallery as part of Young British Art III. He has become best known for his large and small-scale works on paper, often described as painted drawings and referred to as “diaries of the subconscious.”

His works are held in private and public collections including the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen; Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg; Arts Council of Great Britain; and Saatchi Collection, London.

Selected solo exhibitions include Solo Exhibition, Cooke Latham Gallery, London (2021); Love is Black, Diehl Gallery, Berlin (2021); Solo Exhibition, Transpalette Centre D’Art Contemporain, Bourges (2020); Love in Lockdown (online), Cooke Latham Gallery, London (2020); Your Top Is My Bottom, Transpalette Centre D’Art Contemporain, Bourges (2020); Smile Please, Peer, London (2018); Galerie Diehl, Berlin (2017); Argy Bargy, Filet, London (2016); Dirty Pot xxx, Diehl, Berlin (2012); Full English, Robert Goff Gallery, New York (2010); English painting 2009 – 2010, Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin (2009); and Silver Spoons and Dirty Grooms, Goff and Rosenthal, New York (2008). Select group exhibitions include La hardiesse, La Fab, Paris (2020); Men and Masculinity, Louisiana Museum, Humblebaek (2018); Gut Flora, MOCA, London (2018); The Beauty of Difference, Schloss Lieberose, Brandenburg (2017); Un regard sur La Collection d'agnes b., L.A.M, Lille (2015); Sense Uncertainty. A Private collection, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich (2015); Bad Copy, Cardiff Story Museum, Cardiff (2014); Emoi & moi, MAC VAL - Musee D’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Paris (2013); and The House of Fairy Tales, Tate Britain, London (2011).

Last updated: 29.04.2021