Biography
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  • 1953 Born, Derby UK
  • 1978-79 Medway College of Design, Kent
  • 1979-82 Winchester School of Art - BA in Fine Art Painting (1st class)
  • 1983-86 Royal College of Art - MA in Painting
  • 1982 Winchester School of Art Drawing Prize
  • 1982 South West Arts Project Award, Working in Norway
  • 1992 British Council Award
  • 1993 Malvern Open Drawing Award
  • 2003 Arts Council Award
  • 2006 Arts Council Award
  • 2011 Arts Council England/Lottery Grant Award
  • 1986-88 British School at Rome Painting Scholarship
  • 1988-89 Cheltenham School of Art Painting Fellowship
  • 1992-93 Artist in Residence, Axiom Arts Centre, Cheltenham
  • 1991/92 Guest Artist, Vestlandets Kunstakademi, Bergen, Norway
  • 1992 Artist in Residence, Hovden, Norway
  • 1997/2002 Artist in Residence, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • 2003 Artist in Residence, Seian University of Art and Design, Japan
  • 2006 Artist in Residence, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • 2014 Artist in Residence, University of Baroda, India
  • 1990-93 Visual Arts officer, Axiom Arts Centre, Cheltenham. Managing artists studios and exhibition program
  • 2010 Advisor and mentor to visual arts officer and gallery directors at Creative Hinckley Gallery, Leicestershire.
  • 1989 Benjamin Rhodes Gallery, London
  • 1990 Vestlandets Kunstakademi, Bergen, Norway
  • 1994 ‘Beyond the Surface’ International Arts Festival, Melbu, Norway
  • 1995 ‘Beyond the Surface’, Brewery Arts, Cirencester
  • 1995 ‘Heaven and Earth’, Axiom Arts Centre, Cheltenham
  • 1999 ‘Sacred Interiors’ (part one), Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery
  • 2000 ‘Sacred Interiors’,(part two), Krefelder Kunstverein, Germany
  • 2001 ‘Sacred Interiors’ Dynamic Silence, Trinity House Gallery, Leicester
  • 2003 ‘Sacred Interiors 1997 – 2003’, APT Gallery, London
  • 2005 ‘Hidden Geometry’ +‘Wave Motion’ Fletcher Gallery, DeMontfort University, Leicester
  • 1980 Robert Colquoun Memorial, 369 Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 1981 Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester
  • 1982 Stowell’s Trophy, Royal Academy, London
  • 1985 Riverside Open, Riverside Gallery, London
  • 1986 John Lancaster & Dennis De Caires, Winchester Gallery
  • 1987 Mostra ‘97, British School, Rome
  • 1988 Artisti dell’academia Britannica, Rome
  • 1990 ‘Rome Scholars 1980-90’, Gulbenkian Gallery, London
  • 1992 South West Open, Plymouth Museum & Art Gallery
  • 1993 Drawing Open, Malvern Art Gallery
  • 1993 Artists in Residence Show, Axiom Art Gallery, Cheltenham
  • 1995 ‘Artists at Work’, De Montfort University Exhibition Centre, Leicester
  • 1995 Axiom Artists and Associates, Axiom Art Centre, Cheltenham
  • 1995 ‘Wild Places’, Corinium Museum, Cirencester
  • 1995 ‘Affinities’, Kunstlerhaus Gottingen, Germany
             Pittville Gallery, Cheltenham:Islington Arts Factory, London
  • 1996 ‘Italian Connections’, Vicarage Gallery, Newcastle
  • 1997 ‘Cheltenham fellows’, Cheltenham Museum & Art Gallery
  • 1997 ‘Histories’, Bonleiu Centre de Cultur, Annecy, France
  • 1998 Beatrice Royal Contemporary Gallery, Hampshire
  • 1999 ‘Interiors’, Beatrice Royal Contemporary Gallery
  • 2000 Cheltenham Drawing Exhibition. Pittville Gallery and Kunsthalle, Sierre, Switzerland
  • 2001 ‘Made in England’, Four British Artists, Maronie Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2006 Recent works. John Lancaster and Ian Kirkwood Depot gallery, Sydney, Span gallery Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2007 ‘Island of Treasures 1’, Cultural Exchanges Arts programme, Shree Arts Centre, Leicester
  • 2007 What do you think you are looking at, Two person show. Space 4 gallery, Peterborough museum
  • 2007 ‘Island of Treasures 2’, Two person show. Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester University
  • 2007 'Decor Art', Farnham Maltings, Surrey, Hampshire
  • 2011 ‘Figuring Light 2: colour, shifting boundaries’ group show includes Barrie Cook, Oliver Barrett, Ruth Sumner, John Lancaster, Creative Hinckley Gallery, Leicestershire
  • 2011 Armonia. Two person show. John Lancaster and Paolo Mayol. Scuderie Aldobrandini Museo, Frascati, Rome.
  • 2014 Creative Hinckley Retrospective. Atkins Gallery, Leicestershire
  • 2009Past, Present and Future ’ selected graduates, post graduates and artists from the school of Fine and applied Art at DeMontfort University, Leicester. Ingenious Media, Golden Square, London
  • 2010 ‘Promising Young Contemporaries’, Selected MA graduate show from De Montfort University, Creative Hinckley Gallery, Leicestershire
  • 2011 ‘Figuring Light 2: colour, shifting boundaries. Co-curation with the writer Dr Richard Davey, includes Barrie Cook, Oliver Barrett, Ruth Sumner, John Lancaster, Creative Hinckley Gallery, Leicestershire
  • Public Collections
    University of Southampton
    Royal College of Art
    British School at Rome
    Leicester University
    University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia
  • 1994 Beyond the Surface. Touring one person exhibition. Norway, Cirencester, Cheltenham. ISBN 1 857210 30 1
  • 1995 Affinities. (4 Artists) Touring exhibition. Cheltenham, Germany. ISBN 1 857210 85 9
  • 1996 Histories. (4 Artists) France.
  • 1999 Sacred Interiors. (1 Artist) Peterborough. Germany. ISBN 185 721 29 68
  • 2000 Sacred Interiors series 4. (1 Artist) Leicester. ISBN 1 8572 13 86
  • 2003 Made in England. Japan
  • 2006 Hidden Geometry and Wave Motion (John Lancaster) Blue Violet and Purple Brown and other untitled stories (Ian Kirkwood). Australia ISBN 1 857 2137 69
  • 2006 Made in England. Japan
  • 2007 What do you Think You Are Looking At? Peterborough Museum ISBN 0 905 952 05 7
  • 2011 Figuring Light 2. Colour, shifting boundaries. Co curated exhibition. ISBN 978-1-857214-10-9
  • 2011 Armonia. (working title) John Lancaster and Paolo Mayol
  • 2000 Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art and Craft gallery Biography. BBC production. Arts council lottery fund grant
  • 2007 What do you think you are looking at. Peterborough Museum funded DVD of the exhibition, artist’s conversation and studio working processes
  • 2010 ‘Colour, In Pursuit of the Intangible’ 2500 word paper referee’d by Judith Mottram, Nottingham Trent University. One of 10 academic contributions to the colloquium on colour in Art and Design.
  •     1989 Recent work: Benjamin Rhodes gallery

    Guardian review.

  •     1992 – 1995 Beyond the Surface: Fiskeindustrimuseet, Melbu, NORWAY
        (One person exhibition and Artist in Residence) Exhibition toured to Brewery Arts centre, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

    Andayposten
    11 July 1992
    Farrerikdommen er overveldende
    Review with photo

    Bladet vesteralen
    16 July 1992
    Marlekurs I Hovden
    Review with photo

    Vesteralen Avis
    25 June 1994
    Vesteralen med nye oyne
    Review with Photo

    L.P.
    24 June 1994
    Britisk maler pa Melbu
    Review

    Bladet Vesteralen
    29 June 1994
    Inspirert av vesteralen – under overflaten med John Lancaster
    Review with photo

    Vesteralen Avis
    June 1994
    Utstilling ved Museet
    Review

    Bladet Vesteralen
    18 June 1994
    Engelsk Bo-maler pa Neptun
    Full page review with full colour photo

    Gloucester Echo
    6 April 1995
    Exhibition is inspired by artist’s experience overseas
    Review with Photo

  •     1996 Affinites; Kunstlerhaus, Gottingen, Germany, touring to Islington Arts Factory London

    Islington Arts
    10 may 1996
    An affinity with past and present
    Full page review with photo

  •     1997 Histories Exhibition. Bonlieu gallery (Public gallery), Annecy, France

    Le Dut Du
    10 September 1997
    Les peintres de Bayruth et Cheltenham exposent a Bonlieu
    Review with photo

  •     2000 Sacred interior series 3 (part two of a one person show) Krefelder Kunstverein, Krefeld, Germany

    Auszug aus der Rheinischen Post Krefeld
    11 March 2000
    Im Kunstverein Bilder von John Lancaster, Maurisches Dekor
    Review

    Auszug aus der Westdeutschen Zeitung
    11 March 2000
    Licht splitter zwischen maurischen saulen
    Review with Photo

    Auszug aus der Rheinischen Post Krefeld
    11 March 2000
    Gelochtes blech und Alhambra
    Review with photo (group)

    Auszug aus der Rheinischen post Krefeld
    13 March 2000
    Kunstaustausch soll um Musik erganzt werden

    Auszug aus der Westdeutschen Zeitung
    13 March 2000
    Impulse fur die partnerschaft
    Review with photo (group)

  •     2007 Island of treasures part 2. Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester

    Showing the whole spectrum
    4 September 2007
    Metro newspaper. Pg 25
    Review by Wayne Burrows
  • 1988 Artist talk, Rhode Island University of Art and Design, Rome
  • 1990-91 (6 month contract) Head of School of Fine Art, Vestlandets Kunstakademi, Bergen, Norway
  • 1990-92 Guest Artist, Vestlandets Kunstakademi, Norway
  • 1990-93 Visiting Lecturer
                   University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham
                   University of Central England, Birmingham
                   University of Northumbia, Newcastle upon Tyne
                   DeMontfort University, Leicester
                   University of Sunderland
  • 1993–present Principal lecturer, De Montfort University, Leicester
  • 1997 Programme Leader for final year
  • 2004-07 Assessment Tutor
  • 2011 BA Fine Art Programme Leader