DAVID THORPE

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    David Thorpe

    A Sweet Gift in Reverie, 2015

    Oak, split hazel branches, sand, earth, clay, horsehair, dung, slake lime, pigment

    26.7 x 19.1 x 2.75" / 67.8 x 48.5 x 7cm

CV

Born: 1972, London
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

EDUCATION
1996-1998

Goldsmiths University, MA, Fine Art

1991-1994

Humberside University, BA (Hons), Fine Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016

Loved Underground, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe, Germany

2012

Maureen Paley, London, United Kingdom

2010

Peace not Pacifism, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

Perfume Against the Sulphurous Stinke of the Snuffe of the Light for

Smoak, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe, Germany

2009

A Weak Light Flickering, Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Germany.

David Thorpe Veils and Shelters, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover,

Germany

2008

Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany

2007

Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe, Germany

The Defeated Life Restored, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland;

Camden Arts Centre, London, United Kingdom; Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve,

Germany

2006

A Meeting of Friends, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

2005

Maureen Paley, London, United Kingdom

303 Gallery, New York, NY

2004

The Colonists, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany.

The Colonists, Art Now Space, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom

2003

Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2002

Maureen Paley, Interim Art, London, United Kingdom

1999

Maureen Paley, Interim Art, London, United Kingdom

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016

Sitting on a Branch, von Bartha, Basel, Switzerland

2014

Never Look Back When Leaving, Casey Kaplan, NY

Half Past Noon, Centre d’art Neuchâtel (CAN), Neuchâtel, Switzerland

2013

Labour and Wait, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Drawing a Universe, Curated by Ludwig Seyfarth, Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany

2012

Heather & Ivan Morison, Ben Rivers, and David Thorpe, The Hepworth

Wakefield, Wakefileld, UK

No. 17, Casey Kaplan, NY

The Power of Paper, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2011

*Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

From the Recent Past: New Acquisitions,curated by Alma Ruiz, Museum

of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2010

Reflection: 15 Years, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, 176 / Zabludowicz Collection,

London

2009

The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art,” Tate St. Ives,

St. Ives, United Kingdom, touring to the Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

Delusional Virtuosity, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam,

The Netherlands

2008

Haus und Himmel, Museum Kurhaus, Kleve, Germany

2007

Three for Society, 303 Gallery, New York, NY

2006

China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

Sleep of Urlo,” curated by Goshka Macuga, A Foundation, Liverpool,

United Kingdom

Toutes Compositions Florales, Counter Gallery, London, United Kindgom

2005

Blake & Sons – Alternative Lifestyles and Mysticism in Contemporary Art,

The Lewis Gluksman Gallery, University College, Cork, United Kingdom

Ideal Worlds: New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

The British Art Show 6, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom,

touring exhibition

The Triumph of Painting, The Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2004

Not Afraid, Rubell Family Collection, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL

Into My World, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

Edge of the Real – A Painting Show, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London,

United Kingdom

2003

Bootleg, Spitalfields Market, London, United Kingdom

2002

We all love …, The Mission, London, United Kingdom

Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, Museum of Modern Art,

New York, NY

Per Saldo, Noordbrabants Museum’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Tailsliding, Bergen Centre for Contemporary Art, Norway; Vilnius Centre

of Contemporary Art, Lithuania; Rotermann Salt Storage, Art Museum of

Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia; CASA, Salamanca, Spain; Turku Art Museum,

Finland; Brno House of Arts, Czech Republic

The Necessary Enemy, Bart Wells Institute, London, United Kingdom

Beyond Barbizon, Elias Fine Art, Allston, MA

Painted, Printed and Produced in Great Britain, Grant Selwyn Fine Art,

New York, NY

A Collection, ABNAmro Bank

2001

Futureland 2001, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Sages, Scientists and Madmen, One in the Other, London,

United Kingdom

Extended Painting, Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy

2000

Future Perfect: Art on How Architecture Imagined the Future,

Cornerhouse Manchester; Centre for Visual Arts, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Salon, Delfina Project Space, London, United Kingdom

Twisted. Urban and Visionary Landscapes in Contemporary Painting,

Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The Wreck of Hope, The Nunnery Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Wooden Heart, AVCO, London, United Kingdom

1999

Idlewild, The Approach, London, United Kingdom

Heart & Soul, 60 Long Lane, London, United Kingdom

The Sea, The Sea,” Murray Guy, New York, NY

1998

Die Young Stay Pretty, ICA, London, United Kingdom

Cluster Bomb, Morrison Judd Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Ruislip, De Pracktijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Post Neo-Amatuerism, Chisenhale Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Futures for the Young, Axel Morner Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Printemps, Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, London, United Kingdom

Sunshine Breakfast, Michael Janssen Gallery, Cologne, Germany

Sociable Realism, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The New Neurotic Realism,” The Saatchi Gallery, London,

United Kingdom*

1997

David Thorpe and Simon Periton, Habitat, Kings Road, London,

United Kingdom

Need for Speed, Grazer Kunstverein Steirischer Herbst 97, Graz, Austria

B.O.N.G.O, Bricks and Kicks, Gallery, Vienna, Austria

David Thorpe and Simon Hollington, City Racing, London,

United Kingdom

1996

Angels, Standpoint Gallery, London, United Kingdom