John Stark
Born 1979, in Hounslow, UK

EDUCATION
2001-2004
Post-Graduate Diploma Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools, London
1998-2001
BA (Hons) Fine Art (1st Class), University of the West of England, Bristol
 
ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2018
Alcove Paintings, Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt/Main
2016
DoL Po, CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, London
2014
Witchcraft & Warfare, CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, London
2013
Field Work, Edward Cutler Gallery, Milan
2011
Apiculture, CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, London
2010
Mercurius Duplex, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington
2009
Meliora Silentio, CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, London
2005
Monster Island, LUSAD Gallery, Loughborough
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
NGORONGORO II, Studio Spaces of Lehderstrasse, Berlin, DE
Context, Charlie Smith London
The Sky's gone out, Art House 1, London

2017
Earth, Wind and Fire, Griffin gallery, London
Strange Lands, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
Interiority, Charlie Smith London

2016
John Moores Painting PrizeWal, ker Art Gallery, Liverpool
From the Almighty Incarnate. Religious motifs from the SØR Rusche Oelde Berlin collection, Museum Telgte, Telgte
Black Paintings (curated by Heike Strelow), Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt/Main
From the Almighty Incarnate. Religious motifs from the SØR Rusche Oelde Berlin collection, Kunsthaus Apolda Avantgarde, Apolda
Collateral Drawing (curated by John Stark & Bella Easton), Waterfront Gallery, UCS, Ipswich
 
2015
Gute Kunst? Wollen!, AEG, Nuremburg
Anti-Social Realism (curated by John Stark & Juan Bolivar), CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, London
Die English Kommen! New Painting from London (curated by Zavier Ellis), Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt/Main
 
2014
Saatchi’s New Sensations and THE FUTURE CAN WAIT (curated by Zavier Ellis, Simon Rumley & Rebecca Wilson), B1, Victoria House, London
Cultus Deorum (curated by Zavier Ellis), Saatchi Gallery, London
 
2013
Schneeweiss, MARCdePUECHREDON, Basel
Modern Witchcraft (curated by Juan Bolivar), ASC Gallery, London
Beautiful Things, The Next Door Project, Liverpool
Dirty Pop & Model, Leeds
Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4’s New Sensations and THE FUTURE CAN WAIT (curated by Zavier Ellis, Simon Rumley & Rebecca Wilson), B1, Victoria House, London
Field Work, VOLTA NY, New York
Henri’s Dream (curated by Benjamin Bianciotto), Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris
Memory & Imagination: Dutch Italianate and Contemporary Landscapes, Mall Galleries, London
 
2012
Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4’s New Sensations and THE FUTURE CAN WAIT (curated by Zavier Ellis, Simon Rumley & Rebecca Wilson), B1, Victoria House, London
20/12 London Art Now, Lodge Park, Sherborne Park Estate, Cheltenham
The Serpent’s Tail, Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam
The Threadneedle Painting Prize, Mall Galleries, London
Minderwertig Gemälde, Galeria Cadaques, Cadaques
Polemically Small (curated by Zavier Ellis & Edward Lucie-Smith), Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham
View Finder, Carter Presents, London
The EndJacobs’s, Island Gallery, London
Black Mirror, Galerie Lichtpunkt - Ambacher Contemporary, Munich
 
2011
Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4’s New Sensations and THE FUTURE CAN WAIT (curated by Zavier Ellis, Simon Rumley & Rebecca Wilson), B1, Victoria House, London
Black & White, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
Charlie Sierra Lima, CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, London
Polemically Small (curated by Edward Lucie-Smith), Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre, Klaipeda
THE FUTURE CAN WAIT presents: Polemically Small (curated by Zavier Ellis, Edward Lucie-Smith, Max Presneill & Simon Rumley), Torrance Art Museum, Torrance
Polemically Small (curated by Edward Lucie-Smith), Garboushian Gallery, Beverley Hills
The Possessed (curated by John Stark), CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, London
 
2010
THE FUTURE CAN WAIT (curated by Zavier Ellis & Simon Rumley), Shoreditch Town Hall, London
Polemically Small (curated by Edward Lucie-Smith), CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, London
Papyrophilia, CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, London
Dawnbreakers, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
Trick of the Light, Primo Alonso Gallery, London
Demonology, CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, London
 
2009
Secrets and Confessions, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York
THE FUTURE CAN WAIT (curated by Zavier Ellis & Simon Rumley), Old Truman Brewery, London
Romance Derived (thecentre:MK Annual Painting Prize), thecentre:mk, Milton Keynes
Strange Days and Some Flowers, Storey Gallery, Lancaster
Saxon Schwartz Projects, London
New London School (curated by Zavier Ellis & Simon Rumley), Galerie Schuster, Berlin
 
2008
The Sovereign European Art Prize, Somerset House, London
THE FUTURE CAN WAIT (curated by Zavier Ellis & Simon Rumley), Old Truman Brewery, London
Kapellmeister, Seven Seven Contemporary, London
Ship of Fools, Limbo arts foundation, Margate
The Past is History (curated by Zavier Ellis & Simon Rumley), Changing Role Gallery, Naples
Icon (curated by Hugh Mendes), Primo Alonso Gallery, London
New London School (curated by Zavier Ellis & Simon Rumley), Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles
 
2007
THE FUTURE CAN WAIT (curated by Zavier Ellis & Simon Rumley), Old Truman Brewery, London
Fastest with the Mostest, Carter and Gallagher, London
Dorian Gray, Happy Days, John Jones, London
Dorian Gray, Vegas Gallery, London
Les Fleurs du Mal (Curated by John Stark), Primo Alonso Gallery, London
Eau Savage II, Fieldgate Gallery, London
New London Kicks, Soho House, New York
 
2006
Kaminzimmer, Grieder Contemporary, Zurich
Beauty and the Beast, Fieldgate Gallery, London
Royal Academy Summer Show, Royal Academy, London
New Figurative Realism, CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, London
Eau Savage, Gallerie Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne
Altered Beast, Three Colts Gallery, London
 
2005
First Scottish Art Show, City Inn Hotel, London
Last Chance Café, The Residence, London
Royal Academy Summer Show, Royal Academy, London
The Analogue Surface, Tea Building, London
 
2004
Lexmark European Art Prize, The Air Gallery, London
The Ragged School, The Ragged School Gallery, London
 
2003
Training Pigeons to Fly, Prenelle Gallery, London
Royal Academy Summer Show, Royal Academy, London
Red Mansion Spero Art Prize, Red Mansion, London
 
2001
Eidetic, Britart Gallery, London
 
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2006
Exhibition Award for ’Altered Beast’
Arts Council, London
2005
Exhibition Participation Award
Arts Council, London
2004-2005
Artist’s Residency & Teaching Fellowship
Royal Academy Schools & Loughborough University School of Art and Design
2004
Rome Travel Bursary
Royal Academy Schools
2003
Premiums Award
The Victoria Levin Fund
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2015 (Jun)
Editorial, Disclaimer Magazine
2014
Editorial, Elephant Magazine
2014 (Aug)
Editorial, Das Kapital, Germany
2013
Field Work editorial, Artsy
2013
Field Work review, Art Tribune
2012
Interview, Other Peoples Pixels
2012
THE FUTURE CAN WAIT, Exhibition Catalogue
2011 (Oct)
Apiculture interview, Dazed Digital
2011
Apiculture studio interview, Spoonfed
2011
THE FUTURE CAN WAIT, Exhibition Catalogue
2011
Apiculture, Exhibition Catalogue
2011 (Nov)
The Shepherd, Juan Bolivar, Art of England
2010
The Emergence of the Occult, Hart International
2010 (Oct)
Front cover feature, a-n Magazine
2010 (Oct)
Crystal Fighters Album Cover interview, Creative Review
2008
THE FUTURE CAN WAIT, Exhibition Catalogue
2005
First Scottish Art Show, The Royal Scottish Corporation Catalogue
2005
The Analogue Surface, Exhibition Catalogue
2003
Summer Exhibition Catalogue, Royal Academy, London
 
COLLECTIONS
Javier Baz, Denver
The Mark Clannachan Collection, Linchmere
Julian & Stephanie Grose, Adelaide
David Roberts, London
Anthony Salz, London
Soho House Collection, London
The SØR Rusche Collection , Oelde / Berlin
Private collections in Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom & United States