Modern Art

Born in Dorset, 1940

Lives and works in Wiltshire

Education
1960–63

Royal College of Art

London

1958–60

Bournemouth College of Art

Bournemouth

Solo Exhibitions
2024

New Paintings

Modern Art, London

2023

Drawing Towards Painting

Holburne Museum, Bath

Paintings

Arario Gallery, Shanghai, China

2022

Paintings

GIANT, Bournemouth

Squint Paintings

Arco, Madrid, Spain

2021

Nosbaum Reding

Luxembourg

2019

New Paintings

Blain Southern, London

2018

Selected Works of Michael Simpson

Minsheng Museum of Art, Shanghai, China

2017

Squint

Blain Southern, Berlin, Germany

2016

Flat Surface Painting

David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Flat Surface Painting

Spike Island, Bristol

2014

Study #6

David Roberts Arts Foundation, London

2013

The Leper Squint Paintings

David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007

Bench Paintings

David Risley Gallery, London

2005

Hymn . Psalm . Song . Prayer - Bench Paintings

The Tithe Barn and The Old Gasworks, Bradford on Avon

1996

Bench Paintings 1992-1995

Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, travelling to: Oriel 31, Newtown

1985

Recent Paintings

Serpentine Gallery, London

1983

Paintings 1980-1983

Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

1973

Six large paintings

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol

1972

Paintings and Drawings

Piccadilly Gallery, London

1968

Paintings

University of Sussex, Sussex

Michael Simpson

Piccadilly Gallery, London

1964

Paintings and Drawings

Piccadilly Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions
2023

Modern Art

Paris, France

2021

Acquisitions 2016-2021

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

Of Clocks and Clouds

Palfrey Gallery, London

2020

Words

Simon Lee Gallery, London

2019

Slow Painting, curated by Martin Herbert

Hayward Gallery, London, travelling to: Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds; Livinsky Gallery, Plymouth; The Edge, Bath; and Inverness Museum and Gallery, Inverness

2018

Class Reunion, works from the Gaby & Wilhelm Schürmann Collection

Museum Moderner, Künst, Stiftung, Ludwig, Wein, Vienna, Austria

Doodle & Disegno

Blain Southern, Berlin, Germany

2016

Shall we Sit, Stand or Kneel?, with Hannah Levy, curated by Wills Baker

Marlborough Contemporary, New York, NY, USA

Revolt of the Sage

Blain Southern, London

John Moores Painting Prize

Liverpool

Tightrope Walk: Painted Images After Abstraction, curated by Barry Schwabsky

White Cube, London

The Painting Show, organised by the British Council

Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania, travelling to: Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland; Goyang Aram Nuri Art Museum, Korea

On the Immense and the Numberless

David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015

Absence. Looking for Hammershoi

David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013

The Debris of the Fuck drawings 1970 – 74, Serge Stauffer: Kunst Als Forschung

Helmhaus, Zurich

2009

The Paper Show

David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007

Citadel 1: Front Room/Killing Room

David Risley Gallery, London

2005

Accidental Death

David Risley Gallery, London

Crivelli’s Nail

Chapter Gallery, Cardiff

2001

Jerwood Open Drawing Exhibition

EICH Gallery, Kingston upon Hull, travelling to: Kunsthalle Sierre, Sierre, Switzerland

1999

On the Threshold

Octagon Gallery, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

1998

East International

Norwich

1993

John Moores 18

Liverpool

1991

John Moores 17

Liverpool

1989

John Moores 16

Liverpool

1987

On a Plate

Serpentine Gallery, London

1982

British Drawing

Hayward Gallery, London

1977

Tolly Cobbald Open

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, travelling to: Sheffield; Ipswich; London

1975

Chichester National Open

Chichester

1971

John Player Open

Nottingham

1968

Fine Art for Industry

Royal College of Art, London

1968 Open Painting Exhibition

The Arts Council Gallery, Belfast

Ten English Art Galleries

Florence, Italy

1964

New Painting 1961-64

Arts Council Touring Exhibition

Three Young Painters from The Royal College of Art

University of Southampton, Southampton

1963

Contemporary Image 63

Upper Grosvenor Gallery, London

Young Contemporaries 1963

F.B.A. Galleries, London, travelling to: Arts Council Gallery, Cambridge; Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston upon Hull; Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; Bradford City Art Gallery, Bradford

The London Group

London

1962

Painting from English Art Schools

Paris, France

1961

New Painting 1958-61

Arts Council Touring Exhibition

1960

University of London

London

1959

Young Contemporaries 1959

The Arts Council Gallery, Cambridge, travelling to: Blackburn Art Gallery, Blackburn; Powysland Museum, Welshpool; Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery, Maidstone

Recent Acquisitions

Arts Council Touring Exhibition

Selected Collections

Arts Council England

London

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Bristol

British Council

London

Camden Borough Council

London

Det Nye Universitets Hospital

Aarhus, Denmark

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Humlebaek, Denmark

Royal College of Art

London

Tate

London

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Carlisle

Ulster Museum and Art Gallery

Belfast

Walker Art Gallery

Liverpool