SCAI The Bathhouse/Shiraishi Contemporary Art Inc.

Julian Opie

(British, b. 1958)

caterina nude. 08 by julian opie

Julian Opie

Caterina nude. 08, 2009

eric and sarah. 3 by julian opie

Julian Opie

Eric and Sarah. 3, 2010

hijiri with umbrella by julian opie

Julian Opie

Hijiri with umbrella, 2005

i had been? by julian opie

Julian Opie

I had been?, 2005

ruth smoking.1 by julian opie

Julian Opie

Ruth Smoking.1, 2007

woman posing in underwear. 2 by julian opie

Julian Opie

Woman Posing in Underwear. 2, 2003



Born in London, UK
1978 - 1979
Attended Chelsea School of Art, London, England
1979 - 1982
Attended Goldsmith’s College of Art, London, England
First one-person show at the Lisson Gallery, London
Exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Major retrospective of his work at the Hayward Gallery, London
Wormwood Scrubs, Perimeter Wall Paintings, Commissioned by HMP Wormwood Scrubs
1995 - 1996
Residency at the Atelier Calder in Sache, France
Awarded the Sargent Fellowship at The British School in Rome
Imagine you are moving. Commissioned and Funded by BAA Plc as part of the BAA Ar Programme in association with the Public Art Development Trust


Krobath Gallery, Vienna, Austria (solo)
City of London, UK, Great St Helen' Sculpture Space (solo)
Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo,Norway (solo)
Alan Cristea Gallery, UK (solo)
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, UK, touring exhibition (solo)
Iniva London and Tate Liverpool, UK, touring exhibition (solo)
Patick De Brock, Belgium (solo)
Compton Verney, UK (solo)
Looking at the View, Tate Britain, London, UK
2012 - 2013
Pop Art Accrochage, Fluegel-Roncak Gallery, Nuremberg, Germany
Looking at the View - Tate Britain, London (England)
Sakshi Gallery, Dehli, India (solo)
Lisson Gallery, London, UK (solo)
The Gallery Collection, Bob van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland
"Der Blick, das Wort, die Geste" ("The look, the word, the gesture" - works from the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein Collection), RLB Kunstbrücke Innsbruck, Austria
"Schau mir in die Aug...", Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
"Spotlights Video Art", Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria
Modern British Sculpture, Royal Academy, London, UK
CAMERA VIVANT, AD Projects at Central Utah Arts Center, Ephraim, UT
Moving Portraits, De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill an Sea, UK
Bob van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
Krobath, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Alan Cristea Gallery, London, England (exh cat) (solo)
Watch Me Move: The Animation Show, Barbican Art Gallery, London, England
Rugby Collection 2011, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Rugby, UK
Observadores, Museu Colleccao Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
Fast Forward: British Contemporary Art in Brazil, Brazilian British Centre Galleries, Pinheiros, Brazil
DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, Tate Liverpool, UK
Was ist schön?, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, Germany
21st Century: Art in the first Decade, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Australia
Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)
Mario Sequeira, Braga, Portugal (solo)
IVAM, Valencia, Spain (solo)
Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
Eleven, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, England
The Rhythm of Istanbul, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey
Sea Fever: From Turner to Today, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southamptom, UK
Pictures about Pictures, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria
From Here to There: Contemporary Work from the Arts Council Collection, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, UK
Realism – The Adventure of Reality, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany
Boule to Braid, curated by Richard Wentworth, Lisson Gallery, London, England
Citygarden, Saint Louis, MO
Wham – Painting and Beyond, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lisson presents 2, Lisson Gallery, London, England
Dancing in Kivik, Kivik Art Centre, Osterlen, Sweden (solo)
Valentina Bonomo, Rome, Italy (solo)
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India (solo)
SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Patrick De Brock, Knokke, Belgium (solo)
Transparency, National Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic (group)
Lisson Gallery, London, England (solo)
Alan Cristea Gallery, London, England (solo)
Krobath Wimmer, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Art Tower Mito, Japan (solo)
The prospect 27, Roche Court Sculpture Park, Salisbury, UK (group)
Still / Motion", Mie Prefecture Museum, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan (group)
Recent works, MAK Vienna, Austria
Passion for Art, Sammlung Essl, Vienna, Austria
Group Show II, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
Walk on the Vltava, Museum Kampa, Prague, Czech Republic (solo)
This is Shahnoza, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany (solo)
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA (solo)
Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA(solo)
Julian Opie in the 90‘s, King‘s Lynn art centre, Norfolk, UK (solo)
SIGNS, outdoor exhibition organized by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (solo)
Show Time, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain
Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
Auto Nom Kasel, Germany
Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists, touring: California College of Arts, Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA; McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC; ICA Boston, MA; Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; University Art Museum, California State University at Long Beach; Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Gallery Mario Sequeira, Braga, Portugal (solo)
La Chocolateria, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (solo)
Scai the Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
ICA, Boston, MA (solo)
Gallery MGM, Oslo, Norway (solo)
Gallery Valentina Bonomo, Rome, Italy (solo)


Julian Opie - Showtime, CAC Malaga, Spain (cat.)
Vicente Jarque: Julian Opie, o el arte de la ambigüedad, Arte y Parte, no. 47, December 2006/January 2007
Philipp Holstein: Julian Opie, der Vorsteher von Oz, Rheinische Post, 25. November 2004
Ingeborg Ruthe: Piktogramm statt Weibsbild, Berliner Zeitung, 01. Dezember 2004
Uta Grundmann, Nach dem Trubel - Berliner Galerien im Herbst, Berliner Zeitung, 01. Dezember 2004
Tom Horan, The Olympics of the art world, The Telegraph, June 2004
Michael Glover, Colourful, simple and noisy, The Independent, March 2004
Our selection, The Art Newspaper, March 2004
Settlements text by Laurent Heygi, Saint Etienne, France (cat.)
Saved; 100 years of the national art collections fund, Hayward Gallery/Art Fund