Charles Avery  (Scottish, 1973) 


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Charles Avery, Untitled (It Means It Means; Bourgeois, Friedrich, LeWitt, Lichtenstein, Malevich, Morris, Polke, Stieglitz) [Detail]


Charles Avery
Untitled (It Means It Means; Bourgeois, Friedrich, LeWitt, Lichtenstein, Malevich, Morris, Polke, Stieglitz) [Detail]

Pilar Corrias
Charles Avery, Untitled (Place de la Revolution)


Charles Avery
Untitled (Place de la Revolution)

Pilar Corrias
Charles Avery, Untitled (Empiricist)


Charles Avery
Untitled (Empiricist)

Pilar Corrias
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Charles Avery, Finn, Rover, Wallace, Sinjun (The Silverling Princes) (4 works)


Charles Avery
Finn, Rover, Wallace, Sinjun (The Silverling Princes) (4 works), 1997
mixed media on panel


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Charles Avery, The islanders (Globe)


Charles Avery
The islanders (Globe), 2006
plastic, iron, acrylic


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Charles Avery, The Eternal Forest from the Ghost of Scirribin (in 9 parts)


Charles Avery
The Eternal Forest from the Ghost of Scirribin (in 9 parts), 2000
dispersion on wood


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1973   Born in Oban, Scotland
  Lives and works in London
2013   Pilar Corias Gallery, London – UK (solo)
2011   Place de la Revolution, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London – UK (solo)
2010   Onomatopoeia, Frac Ile-de-France/Le Plateau, Paris – FR; Kunstverein, Hannover - DE; (solo)
2010   Onomatopoeia, Part 2: The Port, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London – UK (solo)
2010   British Art Show 7, (Hayward Gallery, touring) – UK
2010   Folkestone Triennial - UK
2010   Languages and Experimentations, Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero, Trento – IT
2009   Altermodern, 4th TATE Triennial, London - UK
2009   Walking in My Mind, Hayward Gallery, London - UK
2009   A Duck for Mr Darwin, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead – UK
2009   Life Forms, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm-Sweden
2009   Made Up, International Festival of Contemporary Art, 5th Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool -
2009   Scotland & Venice 2003, 2005, 2007, Charles Avery, Simon Starling and Cathy Wilkes, The Pier, Orkney - UK
2009   Irony and Gesture, Kukje Gallery, Seoul - KO
2009   Onomatopoeia, Part 1: Creeds, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin - IT (solo)
2008   The Islanders: An Introduction, Parasol Unit, London- UK; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam – NL; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh - UK (solo)
2007   The Islanders: An Introduction - part III, Galerie Arquebuse, Geneva - CH (solo)
2007   Scotland & Venice, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice - IT
2007   The Lyon Biennale, Lyon - FR
2007   The Athens Biennale, Athens - GR
2007   Timer, Trienniale Bovisa, Milan - IT
2007   Every Eye Sees Differently as The Eye, The Drawing Room, London - UK
2007   Welcome to My World, Alexandre Pollazzon
2006   Charles Avery & Keith Wilson, Alexandre Pollazzon, London - UK (solo)
2006   The Plane of the Gods, Cubitt Gallery, London - UK (solo)
2006   The Islanders: An Introduction - part II, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin - IT (solo)
2005   The Islanders, An Introduction, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh - UK (solo)
2005   Hunting The Noumenon, Galleria Archimede Staffolini, Nicosia - CY (solo)
2005   AVATARS, Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome - IT (solo)
2005   Sculpture Garden, Jonathan Viner, London - UK
2005   Memphis Flaca, London - UK
2005   Theoroma, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Avignon - FR
2004   Premio del Golfo, La Spezia - IT
2004   The Hunter, Man in the Holocene, London - UK (solo)
2004   It thinks, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin - IT (solo)
2004   Jerwood Drawing Prize 2004, London and touring trailer,
2004   Io Mi Ricordo, Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome - IT
2003   Il Premio per la Giovane Arte Italiana, Padiglione di Venezia, 50th Venice Biennale
2003   Love Over Gold, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
2003   Necessary Kids, Charles Avery, Piotr Uklanski, Costa Vece, Gallerie Civico d’Arte
2003   Dark Shadows, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles
2003   Works on Paper, Archimede Staffolini Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
2003   Prospects Drawing Prize 2003, London
2003   The Square Root of 2, Sleeper, Edinburgh - UK (solo)
2003   The Freedom of the Universe, S.A.L.E.S., Rome - IT (solo)
2002   The Truth about the Truth, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh - UK (solo)
2002   Triangle Land, Dee Glasoe, New York - USA (solo)
2002   Contemporary Art Project, Museum of Modern Art, Seattle
2002   A measure of distance, Magnani, London
2002   Jerwood Drawing Prize, Cheltenham and London
2002   Prospects Drawing Prize, London
2002   Supersonic and Alien, S.A.L.E.S., Rome, Italy
2002   Flights of Reality, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh
2002   Flights of Reality, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (group show with Keith Tyson,
2001   Ghosty, Mille Eventi, Milan, Italy
2001   Works on Paper, S.A.L.E.S, Rome, Italy
2001   The Palace of the Gulls, Percy Miller Gallery, London - UK (solo)
2000   The Last Yolk, Sonia Rosso Gallery, Pordenone, Italy (solo)
2000   The Riddle of Pooch Avery, Dee Glasoe Gallery, New York (solo)
2000   The Ghost of Scirribin, Nylon Gallery, London (solo)
2000   Made Space, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, touring to Changing Room, Stirling
2000   Drawing, Percy Miller Gallery, London
2000   Innuendo, Dee/Glasoe Gallery, New York
2000   Made Space, Pekao Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1999   Surveying the Landscape, Lombard Freid Gallery, New York
1999   Selection from the Files, Nylon, London
1999   The British on Paper, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Pordenone, Italy
1999   Untitled, Archimede Staffolini Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
1999   DRAW, Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999   Fine Line, Duncan Cargill Gallery, London
1999   Charles Avery, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles - USA (solo)
1999   The Life and Times of Nancy Haselswon, Tablet Gallery, London - UK (solo)
1998   The Creation of the Omniverse, Nylon, London - UK (solo)
1998   Portraits of People Who Never Existed, Entwistle Gallery, London - UK (solo)
2009    Brian Dillon,’Charles Avery, Parasol Unit, Art,’Modern Painters, Dec-Jan 2008/2009
2009    Ed Krcma, ‘Back to the Island,’ ART in AMERICA, January 2009
2008    Anthony Spira, ‘Mythologies,’MAP, Winter 2008/2009
2008    Chris Fite-Wassilak, ‘Charles Avery,’ FRIEZE, November-December 2008
2008    The Islanders: An Introduction, Koenig Press (In association with the Parasol Unit)
2008    Michael Glover, ‘Visual Arts: Charles Avery,’ The Independent
2008    Miranda Collinge, Frieze Frames, Esquire, October 2008
2008    Ossian Ward, In the Studio, Time Out, September 4-10 2008
2008    Laura Cuming, Graphic Notes from a Small Island,, Observer, 7th September, 2008
2008    Skye Sherwin, ‘Artist Charles Avery,’10 Magazine, August, 2008
2008    Charles Avery, 'Manifesto,' Art Review, February 2008
2008    Pen Magazine, January 2008. No.214
2007    Tom Morton 'Cosmology of an Island,' Metropolis M, October/November 2007
2007    Arena O2 X Awards, Arena October 2007
2007    Selina Skipwith, ‘Charles Avery’, Scottish Art News, Autumn 2007
2007    Duncan MacMilan, 'Venice, vidi, vici...' The Scotsman 08.06.2007
2007    John Beagles, ‘A Venice Comment’, MAP, Issue 11, Autumn 2007
2007    Iain Gale, 'Too much of a good thing,' Scotland on Sunday, The Scotsman, 10.06.2007
2007    Susan Mansfield, ‘This Man is an Island’, The Scotsman, June 2007
2007    Sam Sherman, ‘London-Charles Avery/Keith Wilson’, MAP, Issue 9, Spring 2007
2007    Charlotte Higgins, Arts Correspondence, The Guardian, 02.05.2007
2007    Gilda Williams, ‘Charles Avery’, Art Forum, February 2007
2007    Jennifer Higgie, ‘Emerging Artists’, Frieze, January 2007
2007    Tim Pauling, 'Artist Chosen for Global Exhibition,' The Press and Journal, 17.01.2007
2007    Tim Cornell, 'Triumph of Youth Over Experience as artists head for Venice,' The Scotsman 17.01.2007
2006    Time Out London, November 15-22-2006
2006    Olga Gambari, 'Charles Avery, Galleria Sonia Rosso,' Flash Art International, October 2006
2005    Anon, ‘Sketching in Three Dimensions’, The Sunday Herald, 28.11.2005
2005    Isla Leaver-Yap, ‘Charles Avery-The Islanders’, The List, Scotland, No. 536, November 2005
2005    Duncan MacMillan, ‘Charles Avery,’ The Scotsman 13.12.2005
2005    Jessica Lack, ‘Charles Avery, The Islanders’, i-D Magazine, October 2005
2005    Tom Morton, ‘Charles Avery’, FROG, October 2005
2005    Mariuccia Casadio, ‘Charles Avery, The Islanders’, Vogue Italia, September 2005
2004    Louise Hayward, ‘Charles Avery’, Tank Magazine, Vol.3, Issue 11, 2004
2004    Sarah Kent, ‘Charles Avery’, Time Out London, November 2004
2004    Olga Gambari, ‘Charles Avery Review’, Flash Art, June/July 2004
2004    Arena, The O2 X Club, February 2004
2003    Tom Morton, Charles Avery, ‘In the beginning,’ Frieze, May 2003
2003    Simon Pia, 'See Venice and Wendy,' The Scotsman, 02.03.03
2003    Iain Gale, 'Its Time to go back to the Drawing Board...' Scotland on Sunday, The Scotsman, January 2003
2003    The Art Atom, Atopia Projects, Edinburgh and Rhode Island, USA
2003    Art Works, British and German Contemporary Art 1960-2000, Deutsche Bank, London and Germany
2002    Flights of Reality, Kettles Yard, Cambridge - Catalogue
2002    Helen Monaghan, ‘Charles Avery,’ The List, Scotland, December 2002
2002    Iain Gale, ‘Charles Avery,’ Scotsman on Sunday, December 2002
2002    Eugene Tan, ‘Flights of Reality,’ Contemporary, March, 2002
2002    Jessica Lack,’ Flights of Reality,’ Guardian Guide, January 2002
2002    Dominic Cork, ‘Flights of Reality,’ Independent, January 2002
2001    Les Journal Des Arts, November /December, 2001
2001    Helen Sumpter, ‘Hot Tickets,’ The Evening Standard, 23-29.11.2001
2001    Helen Sumpter, ‘Hot Tickets,’ The Evening Standard, 30.11 – 06.12.2001
2001    Alex Mattis, ‘Rising Star,’ The Evening Standard, 23-29.11.
2001    Louisa Buck, The Art Newspaper, November 2001
2001    Helen Sumpter, Galleries, November 2001
2001    Mark Wilsher, What's On, 21.11. 2001
2001    Sabrina Zannier, ‘Charles Avery Review,’ Flash Art, February 2001
2001    Neil Cameron, The Scotsman, April 2001
2000    Alain de Botton, ‘Best of 2000’, Art Forum, December 2000
2000    Martin Herbert, Time Out, 03.05.2000
2000    Stuart Shave, ‘Masters at Work,’ i-D Magazine, January 2000
2000    Independent: The Arts Reviews, 14.04.2000
1999    Lucinda Bredin, Sunday Telegraph, 05.12.1999
1999    Simon Grant, 'Keeping it in the Family' Guardian Guide, 03.07.1999
1999    Martin Herbert, 'After Sensation,' Square Meal-The Magazine, Summer Issue, 1999
1999    The Life and Lineage of Nancy Haselswon, (hardback edition 1000), 58pp, published by Nylon, July 1999
1999    Atopia Journal, Made Space, Issue 0.99
1998    John Slyce, 'Ouverture: Charles Avery,’ Flash Art International, Milan, October, 1998
1998    The Guardian Guide, 24-30.10.1998
1998    Clare Tempest, 'Golf Sale', Time Out, London, August 1998
1998    Roy Exley, 'Charles Avery, Portraits of People who Never Existed,’ Contemporary Visual Arts Issue 18, London, Spring, 1998
1998    Charles Avery, Time Out, 11-18.02.1998
1998    Sue Hubbard, 'Charles Avery,’ Time Out, London, August, 1998