Timeline

1972
Born in London
1991–1994
BA hons., Fine Art Hunberside University
1996–1998
Goldsmiths University, MA Fine Art
Currently lives and works in London

Exhibitions

2012
Maureen Paley, London (solo)
2012
The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield (solo)
2009
A Weak Light Flickering, Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Germany. (solo)
2008
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany. (solo)
2007
Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe, Germany. (solo)
2007
The Defeated Life Restored, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland; (solo)
2007
Camden Arts Centre, London; Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany, (C) (solo)
2007
Three for Society, 303 Gallery, New York
2006
China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles
2006
Sleep of Urlo, curated by Goshka Macuga, A Foundation, Liverpool
2006
Toutes Compositions Florales, Counter Gallery, London
2006
A meeting of Friends, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, U.K. (solo)
2005
Maureen Paley, London, U.K. (solo)
2005
303 Gallery, New York, U.S.A. (solo)
2005
Blake & Sons – Alternative Lifestyles and Mysticism in Contemporary Art, The Lewis
2005
Gluksman, Gallery, University College, Cork
2005
Ideal Worlds: New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt. (C)
2005
The British Art Show 6, Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition. (C)
2005
The triumph of painting, The Saatchi gallery, London. (C)
2004
The Colonists, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany. (solo)
2004
The Colonists, Art Now space, Tate Britain, London, U.K. (solo)
2004
Rubell Family Collection, Not Afraid, Wynwood Art District, Miami Florida, USA. (C)
2004
Into My World, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
2004
Edge of the Real - A Painting Show, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
2003
Bootleg, Spitalfields Market, London
2003
Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. (solo)
2002
Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, U.K. (solo)
2002
We all love …, The Mission, London
2002
Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, MoMA QNS, New York. (C)
2002
Per Saldo, Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
2002
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
2002
The Necessary Enemy, Bart Wells Institute, London
2002
Beyond Barbizon, Elias Fine Art, Allston, MA
2002
Painted, Printed and Produced in Great Britain, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York
2002
A collection, ABNAmro Bank, (C)
2001
Futureland 2001, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
2001
Sages, Scientists and Madmen, One in the Other, London
2001
Extended Painting, Galleria monica De Cardenas Milano, Italy
2000
Future Perfect: art on how architecture imagined the future, Cornerhouse Manchester, England
2000
Salon, Delfina London, England
2000
The Wreck of Hope, The Nunnery Gallery London, Enlgand
2000
Manchester; Centre for Visual Arts, Cardiff
2000
Twisted. Urban and Visionary Landscapes in Contemporary Painting, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, (C)
2000
Wooden Heart, AVCO, London
1999
The Sea, The Sea, Murray Guy, New York
1999
Heart and Soul, 60 Long Lane London, England
1999
Maureen Paley Interim Art London, England (solo)
1999
Idlewild, The Approach London, England
1998
Die Young Stay Pretty, ICA, London
1998
Cluster Bomb, Morrison Judd Gallery, London
1998
Ruislip, De Pracktijk, Amsterdam
1998
Post Neo-Amatuerism, Chisenhale Gallery, London
1998
Futures for the Young, Axel Morner Gallery, Stockholm
1998
Printemps, Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, London
1998
Sunshine Breakfast, Michael Janssen Gallery, Cologne
1998
Sociable Realism, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
1998
The new neurotic realism, The Saatchi Gallery, London. (C)
1997
David Thorpe and Simon Periton, Habitat, Kings Road, London
1997
Need for Speed, Grazer Kunstverein Steirischer herbst 97, Graz, Austria
1997
B.o.n.go, Bricks and Kicks Gallery, Vienna
1997
David Thorpe and Simon Hollington, City Racing, London
1996
Angels, Standpoint Gallery, London

Literature

2008
Dirksen, Jens, Bildschön, wie gemalt, NRZ, 26 January 2008, p.7.
2008
Grass, Von Matthias, Visionen – nicht Wirklichkeit, Rheinische Post, 26 January 2008, p.6.
2008
Sumpter, Helen, Ward, Ossian, Fresh Set of Eyes, Time Out, 23 October 2008, pp.20-23.
2008
Wood, Catherine, Focus London, Artists Directory: David Thorpe, Flash Art, October 2008, p.97.
2007
Buck, Louisa, In Vogue: It’s showtime, Vogue, May 2007, pp.73-74.
2007
The Defeated Life Restored, Camden Arts Centre, London. (solo)
2007
Barnes, Freire, David Thorpe: Looking after the environment, www.bbc.co.uk, 17 May 2007.
2007
Knoll, Valérie, Reviews: David Thorpe, Kunsthaus Glarus, Artforum, Summer 2007, pp.
2007
Miguel, Victoria, Three for Society, MAP, Autumn 2007, p.55.
2007
O’Reilly, Sally, Reviews: David Thorpe, Camden Arts Centre, Art Review, Issue 13, July - August 2007, p.128.
2007
Coomer, Martin, Exhibition of the Week: David Thorpe, Camden Arts Centre, Time Out, 09 May 2007.
2007
Morris, Jane, Maureen Paley: Gallery Profile, Art World, December 2007, pp.52-55.
2007
Wood, Catherine, On the ground: London, Artforum, December 2007, pp. 292-293.
2006
Row, D K, Ovitz collection takes on an adventurous dimension, Sunday Oregonian, 19
2006
Top 100 Artists, Flash Art, October 2006, pp.68-69.
2005
Dorment, Richard, When Beauty shocks you into silence, Telegraph, 27 September 2005.
2005
James, Sarah, British Art Show 6, Art Monthly, Nº291, November 2005, p20 - 21.
2005
Lafuente, Pablo, Display - Recent installation photographs from London galleries and venues, Rachmaninoff’s , p 31.
2005
Williams, Eliza, David Thorpe, Flash Art, Nº243, p78.
2005
Jodidio, Philip, Architecture : Art, Editor , Prestel, pp 196 – 197.
2005
Caspar David Friedrich ist auch Kitsch, ART Das Kunstmagazin, May
2005
Pietsch, Von Hans, Hinter dem Rucken der Zivilisation, Art das kuntsmagazin, February 2006, p4 & 50-55.
2005
Morton, Tom, Call of the Wild. Frieze, Nº 88, January/February
2004
A Rendezvous with my Friends of Liberty, Revolver, Archiv für aktuelle Kunst, Frankfurt. (solo)
2004
Sweet, Matthew, Outsider Art, The Independent Magazine, 23 October
2004
Wood, Catherine, David Thorpe: Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe, Frieze, No. 84, June - August
2004
Thorpe, David. The Kingdom of Seekers, Metropolis M, Nr. 2 April/May
2003
Gronlund, Melissa, Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, Contemporary, issue 47/48
2003
Downey, Anthony, Utopia Remembered, Contemporary, No.51, June 2003
2003
Pollack, Barbara, Drawing Now: eight Propositions, Art Monthly, February
2002
Hoptman, Laura, drawing happiness, drawing now: eight propositions, The
2002
Lafuente, Pablo, A Room of Their Own, ArtReview, November
2002
Temin, Christine, A dozen options in landscape at ‘Beyond Barbizon’, Boston Sunday Globe, 14 April 2002, p8.
2002
Vuori, Jyrki, Nuori brittitaide rullala, Turun Sanomat, 16 November 2002.
2001
Ad. M, La pittura: un remake o un bisogno fisiologico, Giornale Dell’Arte, April
2001
Beatrice, Luca. Extended Painting, Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Flash Art, Vol.XXXIV Nº 219 July-September 2001.
2001
Chung, Karen. Cut-and-Paste Poet, Wallpaper, 36, March
2001
Dell’Orso, Silvia, Da Haring a Linke per i dritti dell’uomo, Tutto Milano, March 2001, p40.
2001
Hamre Dagsland, Sissel, Lek og moro I Kunstforeningen, Bergens Tidende, 12 October 2001, p23.
2001
Hovedsalene: Tailsliding, Bergens Kunstforening, 12 October 2001.
2001
Da Londra e New York ecco il nuovo figurative, Arte, June 2001.
2001
Extended painting, Arte e Criteria, June 2001.
2001
Extended painting, Time Out Milano, March 2001.
2001
La pittura per estensionne, Kult, 2001.
2000
Blotkamp, Carel, Het broene hart van Global City, De Volkskrant, 28 September.
2000
Dates: Art, David Thorpe, Blueprint, January
2000
Geerling, Let, Mr. DOB meets Mr. Darwin: Geschilderde natuurbeelden, Metropolis M, December 2000, p24-28.
2000
Gellatly, Andrew. David Thorpe, Interim Art, frieze, Issue 52 May
2000
Hartog Jager, Hans den, Het paradijs is ongenietbaar, Trippy landschapen in Eindhoven, Handelsblad, 29 September 2000.
2000
Herbert, Martin. David Thorpe at Interim Art, London, london.co.uk magazine
2000
Herbert, Martin. David Thorpe, Interim Art, Time Out, Nº1543 January 12-19
2000
De tijdgeest betrapt, Algemeen Dagblad, 26 September 2000.
2000
Prince, Nigel. Future Perfect, Untitled, Nº 23
2000
Roos, Robert, Figuratie Met Eeen draai, Kunstbeeld, No. 10, October 2000, p24&25.
2000
Spaniniks, Angelique, Hadeendaagse hallucinaties, Eindhovens Dageblad, 28 September 2000
2000
Spijkerman, Sandra, Een verzameling bijzondere landschappen, Trouw, 01 November 2000.
2000
Thorpe, David. David Thorpe, Inter Vista, Vol. IV Nº23 Summer
2000
Art: David Thorpe @ Maureen Paley.Interim Art, Tank 6#
2000
Van de Velde, Paola, Romantiek vermengd met Walt Disney, Telegraaf, 04 October.
2000
Van Neerven, Gabriel, Fotografische landschappen in het Van Abbe. 06 November 2000
2000
Verstraten Meggie, ‘Verdraaide’ Landschappen, Vereniging Vrienden Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, November 2000, p4-6.
2000
Williams, Gilda. Profile: Paper Moon, Art Monthly, Nº 233 February
2000
Williams, Gilda. David Thorpe, Twisted, Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven (cat.)
2000
Eindoven, Volkskrant, 21 September, 2000.
2000
Eindoven, Volkskrant, 28 September, 2000.
2000
Exhibition: Twisted, Expats Magazine, 16 October 2005, p40.
2000
Twisted. Urban and visionary landscapes in Contemporary Painting, De, November 2000.
2000
Twisted: International jonge kunstenaars in Van Abbe, Weekend voor Deurne, 21 September 2000.
2000
Wakker in een nieuwe wereld, moderne media doen intrede in figurative kunst, Spits, 21 September 2000.
1999
von Planta, Regina. David Thorpe bei Interim Art, Kunst-Bulletin 12, December
1999
__. Essential Art: David Thorpe, The Big Issue
1999
McLaren, Duncan. David Thorpe, The Independent on Sunday, 12 December
1999
Grant, Simon. Housing estate art, The Guardian Guide, 11-17 December
1999
Sumpter, Helen. Galleries: Choice,
1999
The Evening Standard Hot Tickets, 03-09 December
1999
Beard, Alan. The Lookout, frieze, Issue 47 July August
1999
Johnson, Ken. The Sea, The Sea, The New York Times, 16 July
1999
Morrison, Paul. Bonjour Monsier Caulfield, Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 22
1999
Judd, Ben. The Lie of the Land, Flash Art, Vol. XXXII Nº 205 March April
1999
Windsor, John. The Independent Collector, The Independent, 12 January
1999
Smith, Robert, More Space for Young Artists, New York Times, 1999.
1998
Garnett, Robert. Die Young Stay Pretty, Art Monthly, Nº 222, 98-99
1998
Collings, Matthew. Being Entertained, Modern Painters, December
1998
__. the new wave of top art, Elle Decoration, December
1998
Urban Art, International Textiles, Nº 799 December
1998
Cumming, Laura. Louise Bourgeois/Die Young Stay Pretty, The Observer
1998
Searle, Adrian. Dumb and Dumber, The Guardian, 01 December
1998
Morley, Simon. The Friedrich Factor, Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 19
1998
Artclub Quarterly, Habitat, London, autumn edition
1998
The New Neurotic Realism, The Saatchi Gallery, London (catalogue)
1998
Maloney, Martin. The art of David Thorpe, Frank, June
1998
Beech, Dave. Sociable Realism, Art Monthly, Nº 214 March
1997
__. B.o.n.go, Artist Newsletter, July
1996
Owen, Peter. Is it a fact?, Creative Camera, April May.