Simon Periton

Simon Periton (b. 1964, Kent, UK) lives and works in London. Studied at Central St Martin’s School of Art. He has exhibited widely in Britain and internationally, and has also undertaken number of acclaimed public sculptures and special commissions including Pollinator, Oxford University; the London borough of Brentford; Camden’s new landmark council offices in St Pancras Square, London; a permanent outdoor sculpture in the gardens of Firstsite, Colchester (2012); collaborated with artist Alan Kane on an installation at Ham House, Richmond-upon-Thames (2012); Andromeda, the Great Britain Trust, Bristol (2011); a large-scale wall painting in The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art, Tate, St Ives, and touring to the Towner Gallery, Eastbourne (2009).  He has also undertaken projects for British Airways; the British Council; Channel 4; the Victoria and Albert Museum; and the UK Home Office. Additional highlights include collaborations with hat designer Phillip Treacy, the fashion stylist Isabella Blow, and fashion designers Raf Simons and Junya Watanabe / Comme des Garçons. He has also been commissioned for various magazines including frieze, Visionaire, Vogue, Zing and Surface, and record covers for Pulp. Select solo exhibitions include Resistance is Fertile, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire (2015); Celestial Agriculture, New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury (2015); Camden Arts Centre; The British Council, Prague; the Hayward Gallery; the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds; Inverleith House, Edinburgh; and a number of commercial galleries around the world.

Last updated: 23.02.2017

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