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BIOGRAPHY

Simon Carter is an artist and curator who was born in Chelmsford, Essex in 1961. He studied at Colchester Institute (1980–81) and then North East London Polytechnic (1981–84).

In 2013 he collaborated with artist Robert Priseman to form the artist led group Contemporary British Painting and then the ‘East Contemporary Art Collection’, the first dedicated collection of contemporary art for the East of England which is housed at the University of Suffolk, Ipswich.

Carter is President of Colchester Art Society and has been Artist-in-residence at the University of Essex and Firstsite, Colchester. He is represented internationally by Messum's.

 

Selected SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Uppingham School, Rutland
2018 Simon Carter, Messum's Wiltshire
2018 Simon Carter, Messum's, London
2017 Signs and Wonders, Hayletts Gallery, Essex
2017 Approaching the Remote, The Minories, Essex
2016 Simon Carter: Paintings, SEA Foundation, Tilburg, The Netherlands
2015 The Series Paintings, Messum's, London
2014 A Walk in the Park, Art Exchange, University of Essex
2013 The Crypt, St. Marylebone Parish Church, London
2013 The Shapes of Light, Messums's, London
2011 Borderlines, Messum's, London
2010 Promenade, University of Essex Gallery, Essex
2010 On the Road, Walton Fine Art, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Selected MIXED EXHIBITIONS

2019 Made in Britain, National Museum of Poland, Gdansk
2019 British Contemporary, Yantai Art Museum, China
2018 Contemporary Sino-British Painting Biennale, Yantai Art Museum, China
2018 Brentwood Stations of the Cross, Highlights from the Collection, Komechak Art Gallery, Chicago, USA
2018 Paint North, Lady Beck Project Space, Leeds
2018 Fresh Paint, Messum's Wiltshire
2017 Anything Goes? Contemporary British Painting, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London
2017 Drawing into Landscape, The Crypt, Marylebone, London
2017 Contemporary Painting: In Good Health, Menier Gallery, London
2017 Contemporary Masters from Britain, touring to Yantai Art Museum, Artall Gallery, Nanjing, Jiangsu Art Gallery, Nanjing, and Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, China
2017 Contemporary Masters from the East of England, The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk
2017 RWS Contemporary Watercolours, Bankside Gallery, London.
2017 Painting and History, Exhibition and Symposium, Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
2016 Slippery & Amorphous, The Bushwick International Exposition 2016, Art Helix, New York
2016 Messum's, Art Toronto, Canada
2016 The Tutors Show, The Atrium Gallery, Seawhites, West Sussex
2016 Colchester Art Society: celebrating 70 years, Firstsite, Essex
2016 Belrose Highlights, SEA Foundation, Tilburg, The Netherlands
2016 Slippery and Amorphous, The Crypt, Marylebone, London
2015 The Brentwood Stations of the Cross, SE9 Container Gallery, Eltham, London
2015 Messum's, Art Toronto, Canada
2015 Contemporary British Watercolours, Maidstone Museum and Bentliff Art Gallery, Kent
2015 The Brentwood Stations of the Cross, Brentwood Cathedral, Essex
2015 RWS Contemporary Watercolours, Bankside Gallery, London. Prizewinner
2014 Contemporary British Painting, Huddersfield Art Gallery
2014 @PaintBritain, Ipswich Art School Gallery, Suffolk
2014 Messum's, Art Toronto, Canada
2014 East Contemporary Art, Waterfront Gallery, UCS Ipswich
2014 Easterlies, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby
2014 Action: Abstract Painting, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
2013 Messum's, Art Toronto, Canada
2013 East Contemporary Art, The Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich
2012 Marmite Prize IV, Exhibition tour
2012 Messum's, Art Toronto, Canada
2012 New East Anglian Painting, Ipswich Art School Gallery, Suffolk
2012 Bacon to Rego, Abbot Hall, Kendal
2012 East Coast Influences, Messum's, London
2011 Hilton Fine Art, Bath
2011 Messum's, Art Toronto, Canada
2011 Contemporary Perspectives on Water Colour, Mall Galleries, London
2011 Sketch 2011, Rabley Drawing Centre, Wiltshire
2010 Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London
2010 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2007 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2007 Looking Forward, Agnew's, London

AWARDS

2017 Wallace Seymour Prize, Royal Watercolour Society
2015 Daler-Rowney Prize, Royal Watercolour Society
2007 Artist in Residence, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester, Essex
2006 Thomas Hoblyn and Simon Carter, RHS gold medal, show garden at Hampton Court
2005 Escalator Visual Arts, Arts Council England East and Commissions East
2005 Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England East

CURATING

2015 Contemporary British Watercolours, Maidstone Museum and Bentliff Art Gallery, Kent
2015 The Brentwood Stations of the Cross, Brentwood Cathedral, Essex
2014 @PaintBritain, Ipswich Art School Gallery, Suffolk
2012 New East Anglian Painting, Ipswich Art School Gallery, Suffolk

COLLECTIONS

Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria
Art for Loan, Essex County Libraries
Astro Lighting, Harlow, Essex
China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
Colchester Art Society permanent collection
Copleston High School, Ipswich, Suffolk
East Contemporary Art, University Campus Suffolk
Epping Forest District Museum
Falmouth Art Gallery
Ipswich Borough Council
Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum, China
Jiangsu Museum of Art, China
King Edward VI School, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Komechak Art Gallery, Benedictine University, Chicago, USA
Madison Museum of Fine Arts, Georgia, USA
New Hall School, Chelmsford, Essex
Paintings in Hospitals
Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting
Rugby Museum and Art Gallery
Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Ipswich, Suffolk
SCILS Gallery, Suffolk County Libraries
St. Edmundsbury Borough Council
The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, New York
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, China
University of Essex
Yale Centre for British Art, USA
Yantai Art Museum, China