Simon Casson

Education

1994       Royal Academy Schools, Royal Academy of Arts

                MA Painting

1990       Central St Martins College of Art and Design, The London Institute

                Central School Printmaking Postgraduate Diploma

1988       Exeter College of Art and Design

                BA 1st Class Honors Fine Art

1987       Rotterdam van Beelden Kunsten

                Undergraduate scholarship, Netherlands

1985       Barnsley College of Art and Design

                Art and Design Foundation Studies - Distinction

 

 

Awards/Scholarships

2012-13  Artist in Residence at Forde Abbey, Somerset, UK

1996       Discerning Eye Gallery Award Mall Galleries, London

                True Grain Award for Innovation. National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

                John Purcell Paper Award, National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

  1994     Daler Rowney Prize, Out of the Nineties 94. Mall Galleries, London

 

                Royal Academy Gold Medal Royal Academy Schools

                Royal Academy Creswick Prize for Landscape Painting Royal Academy Schools

                David Murray Prize for Landscape Painting Royal Academy Schools

                John Crompton Craftsmanship Prize Royal Academy Schools

1991-94 Royal Academy Painter-Stainers Scholarship, Royal Academy Schools

 

                RTZ Scholarship, Royal Academy Schools

                Leverhume Scholarship, Royal Academy Schools

                Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers Scholarship, Royal Academy Schools

                Associate Fellow (A.R.E) of the Royal Society of Painter - Printmakers

1990       Cecil Collins Memorial Prize for Fine Art, Central St. Martins College of Art and                                     Design

1989       Cohn and Wolf Prize for Printmaking, Central College of Art and Design

1988       Jane Hewitt Memorial Travel Scholarship Prize, Exeter College of Art and Design

1987       Euramass Travel Scholarship and placement at Rotterdam Academie van Beelden

                Kunsten Exeter College

 

 

Public and Private Collections

Bank of America

Havelin Antiques

Howe Green Manor

HRH Prince of Wales

Lanson Communications

Shell UK

Conei Group

Kleinwort Benson

Citygroup

Leham Brothers

Cityindex

Randel Powers Interior Design

B C Partners

Sun-Times Media Group

Lanesborough Hotel London

Swiss Holdings PLC

John Brooks INC

Barclays Bank PLC

The Escarpment, New Zealand

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Myres Castle, Scotland

Fox Films

David Brown Tate Gallery

 

Selected periodicals (illustrated)/media

Oct 2012        The Spectator, exhibition review, Neglected Master page 54 by Andrew

                         Lambirth

                         Somerset Life, Interview Artist in Residence at Forde Abbey Page 30 by

                         Sarah Ford

Sept 2009       The Independent, exhibition review, Simon Casson uncaged for an orgy of the                                     collectable by Jay Merrick

Sept 2009       The Spectator, exhibition review Hidden Treasure by Andrew Lambirth

Sept 2009       Galleries Review, Thumbnails by Nicholas Usherwood

Sept 2008       Shanghai Talk, exhibition review by Ann Brodie

Dec 2007        Lifestyle, exhibition review of the Great Daedala Exhibition Beijing

March 2005    Memphis Commercial Appeal, exhibition Review Mythology plus

                         Abstraction by Fredric Koeppel

March 2005    WKNO-FM Memphis Radio, interview Lisa Kurts Gallery Exhibition

Dec 2003        The Week, exhibition Review by Lucinda Bredin

2002                Royal Academy No 74/Spring issue

                         Review Vengeance of Orestes at Long and Ryle London Greek

                         Tragedy by Andrew Lambirth pg.74

2001                ArtBook of the New West USA, fall/winter Issue 5 pg. 42-43. exhibition review by                                  Glen

                         Linberry at Bentley Gallery

2000                 The Independent, Thursday Arts Review pg 9, exhibition Review Mayhem

                          maketh manners by Jay Merrick at Long and Ryle, London

1999                 Tatler July Volume 294 pg. 36 Interview by Celia Lyttleton

1998                 Arts Review April pg 50. Artist Eye

                          Kunstwerk March Review at Brauckmann Gallery, Amsterdam, pg

                          22-33 by HC de Viegel De draad van het noodlot

1996                 The Week. Exhibition review by Ian Gale Pg 22 December issue

 

 

Publications

2013    Simon Casson Vur-Vore

             Published by Galerie de Bellefeuille 2013

             Introductory text by Andrew Lambirth

             20 colour plate catalogue

             Translation by Mamuel Larcoche

             Design by Kirsten E. Dudley

             Printer Transcontinental

             Printed in Canada

             ISBN : 978-2-923814-46-9

2012    Simon Casson Smeech and Hrain

             Published by Long and Ryle 2012

             Introductory text Smeech and Hrain by Sheridan Casson

             16 colour plate catalogue

             Design by Graham Rees and Simon Casson

             Printer The Five Castles Press Ltd

             Printed in UK

             ISBN 978-1-837034-14-9

2009    Simon Casson Between Past and Present - Thesmophoria

             Published by Frost and Reed Fine Art Dealers 2009

             Text contributions by Andrew Lambirth, Iain Gale, Frost and Reed with the Artist.

             17 colour plate catalogue

              Design by Frost and Reed

              Printed in the UK

              ISBN 978-0-95561-1-8

2007     Simon Casson The Great Daedala

              Published by Contrast Gallery 2007

              Text : The Mark of Delirium and Destiny by Prof. Wang Min’an

              21 colour plate catalogue

              Design and Translation by Contrast Gallery

              Printed in China

2006     Simon Casson The Empusae

             Published by Long and Ryle 2006

             Text : Divining the Mannerist Zeitgeist by Jay Merrick

             14 colour plate catalogue

              Design by Long and Ryle

              Printed in UK

              ISBN 1873034-06-7

              Simon Casson Empusae

              Published by Galerie de Bellefeuille 2006

              Text A Contemporary Romantic by Dorota Kozinska

              Photography Simon Casson/ p24 Paul Simon

              Translation Genevieve Hebert Cont.

              Design Andres Duran

              12 colour plate catalogue

               Printer Caractera

               Printed in Canada 

               ISBN 2-922173-56-9

 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014       Opening of The Pavilion, Kensington, London

2013       Simon Casson Drashel

                Hilton Fine Art, Bath Somerset

                Simon Casson Vur - Vore

                Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada

2012       Simon Casson Smeech and Hrain

                (Catalog: text by Sheridan Casson) Long and Ryle, London.UK

                Simon Casson Smeech and Hrain

                Forde Abbey, Somerset, Artist Residence. UK

2011       Simon Casson Lupercalia

                Anne Reed Gallery, Idaho, USA

2010       Simon Casson Paintings from the Lupercalia Series

                Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada

                Simon Casson New Paintings from the Lupercalia series

                Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

2009       Simon Casson Between Past and Present - The Thesmophoria Revealed.

                (Catalog: text contributions by Andrew Lambirth, Iain Gale

                and an edited interview with the artist by the Directors at Frost and Reed Gallery

                Frost and Reed Gallery, London

2008       Simon Casson New Paintings

                Frost and Reed Gallery, London

                Simon Casson New Paintings

                Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

                Simon Casson The Great Daedala

                Contrast Gallery (Pearl Liam Gallery), Shanghai, China

                Simon Casson Daedala

                Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada

2007       Simon Casson The Great Daedala

                (Catalogue : text The Mark of the Delirium and Destiny by Professor Wang Min’an)

                Contrast Gallery (Pearl Lam Gallery), Beijing, China

                Simon Casson Catalogue of the Iliad

                Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, USA

                Simon Casson Catalogue of the Iliad II

                Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

2006       Simon Casson Empusae

                (Catalogue : text Divining the Mannerist Zeitgeist by Jay Merrick.)

                Long and Ryle, London

                Simon Casson Recent Paintings

                (Catalogue : text A Contemporary Romantic by Doronto Kozinska.)

                Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada

                Simon Casson Xanthus of the West Wind

                Anne Reed Gallery, Idaho, USA

                Simon Casson Malefic Deianeira

                Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, US

2005       Simon Casson Paintings from the Aphrodite's Ceinture Series

                (Catalogue : text Making Offerings to the Gods by Andrew Lambirth.)

                Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada

                Simon Casson Aphrodite Ceinture

                Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, USA

2004       Simon Casson Paintings from the Aphrodite's Ceinture Series

                Bentley Projects, Phoenix, USA

2003        Simon Casson Epitome

                (Catalogue : text A Gloss on the Old Masters by Andrew Lambirth.)

                Long and Ryle Gallery, London

2002       Simon Casson Paintings from the Epitome Series

                Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

2001       Simon Casson The Vengeance of Orestes

                Long and Ryle Gallery, London

2000       Simon Casson New Paintings

                David Bietzel Gallery, New York, USA

                Simon Casson New Paintings from the Tantalus series.

                Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

                Simon Casson Tantalus

                (Catalogue : text Introductory text by John Russel-Taylor.)

                Long and Ryle Gallery, London

                Simon Casson The Fate Clotho

                Open Lecture. The Arts Institute, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

1999       Simon Casson New Paintings from the Fate Clotho series

                Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

                Simon Casson La ira de Aquiles

                (Catalogue : text Introductory by Sheridan Mclardy.)

                AB Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

                Simon Casson Paintings from the Wrath of Achilles series.

                Long and Ryle Gallery, London

1998       Simon Casson The Beast of Hyria

                Bruackmamn Gallerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1997       Simon Casson The Eldest of the Fates.

                (Catalogue : text by Iain Gale with introduction by Sheridan Mclardy)

                Long and Ryle Gallery, London, UK

1996       Simon Casson Recent Paintings and works on Paper.

                Ainscough Contemporary Art, London,UK

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2015      Rarity Gallery, Summer Contemporary, Mykonos

               Reminiscense Curated by Guido Romero Pierini at the Darren

               Baker Gallery, London 

2014      London Art Fair

               Business Design Centre, represented by Long and Ryle

               20/21

               Royal College of Art. London, represented by Long and Ryle

               Olympia Contemporary London, represented by Long and Ryle

               Art Toronto, International Art Fair, represented by Gallerie de

               Bellefeuille Canada

               Group show of the launch of Brintz Galleries, curated and

               director Lisa Brintz Galleries, Palm Beach USA

2013      London Art Fair

               Business Design Centre. Represented by Long and Ryle

               20/21

               Royal College of Art. London, represented by Long and Ryle

               Olympia Contemporary

               London. Represented by Long and Ryle

2011      Art Toronto, International Art Fair

               Toronto, Canada. Represented by Gallerie de Bellefeuille

               London Art Fair, Modern British and Contemporary Art

               Business Design Centre. Represented by Long and Ryle

               Olympia Contemporary

               London. Represented by Long and Ryle

2011      Art Hampton's, Bridge Hampton Fine Art Fair

               New York. Represented by Long and Ryle

               International Gallery Exposition (CIGE)

               Beijing, China. Represented by Pearl Lam (Contrast) Gallery

               Art Stage

               Singapore International Art Fair. Represented by Pearl Liam (Contrast) Gallery

               London Print Fair

               Royal Academy of Arts, London. Represented by Long and Ryle

2010      Art Toronto, International Art Fair

               Toronto, Canada. Represented by Gallerie de Bellefeuille

               London Art fair, Modern British and Contemporary Art

               Represented by Long and Ryle

               Olympia Contemporary

               London. Represented by Long and Ryle

               London Print Fair

               Royal Academy of Arts, London. Represented by Long and Ryle

               Art London

               Represented by Long and Ryle

2009      Shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize

               Mall Galleries, London

               Toronto International Art Fair

               Toronto, Canada. Represented by Gallerie de Bellefeuille

2008      Bridge Hampton New York Art Fair

               Represented by Scott Richards Contemporary Art

               Hong Kong International Art Fair

               Represented by Contrast ( Pearl Lam) Gallery

               Art London

               Represented by Frost and Reed Gallery

               Toronto International Art Fair

               Toronto, Canada. Represented by Gallerie de Bellefeuille

               London Art Fair

               Business Design Centre, London. Represented by Long and Ryle 

2007      Los Angeles Art Show

               International Art Fair. Represented by Scott Richards Contemporary Art

               London Art Fair

               Business Design Center, London. Represented by Long and Ryle

               Art London

               Represented by Long and Ryle

               Art DC, Washington

               Represented by Scott Richards Contemporary Art

              Hampton's Bridge Art Fair

              New York. Represented by Scott Richards Contemporary Art

              Beverly Hills Classic USA

              Represented by Scott Richards Contemporary Art

              20/21 Art Fair

              Royal College of Art, London. Represented by Long and Ryle

              Toronto International Art Fair

              Toronto, Canada. Represented by Gallerie de Bellefeuille 

              Santa Fe Contemporary Art Fair

              USA. Represented by Scott Richards Contemporary Art

2006     Art Hampton's New York

              Represented by Lisa Kurts Gallery

             Scottsdale Art Fair

             Arizona. Represented by Lisa Kurts Gallery

             Beverly Hills Classic

             Represented by Lisa Kurts Gallery

             Art London

             Represented by Long and Ryle

             20/21 Contemporary

              Royal College of Art, London. Represented by Long and Ryle

             London International Art Fair

             Business Design Centre. Represented by Long and Ryle

             Toronto Art

             International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada. Represented by Gallerie de Bellefeuille

             Palm Beach 3

             Represented by Lisa Kurts Gallery

2005    Art Santa Fe

             Represented by Lisa Kurts Gallery

             Art Miami USA

             Represented by Lisa Kurts Gallery

             Chicago Art Fair

             Represented by Long and Ryle

             Art Fortnight 2005

             Represented by Long and Ryle

             20/21 Contemporary

             Royal College of Art, London. Represented by Long and Ryle

2005    Art Amsterdam Netherlands

             Represented by Bruackmamn Gallery

             TE FAFA Maastricht

             Represented by Bruackmamn Gallery

2004    Art 2004

             Business Design Centre, London. Represented by Long and Ryle

             Art London

             Represented by Long and Ryle

             Young Masters

             Exhibition charting the influence of the Old Masters on Contemporary Art.

             Curated by Flora Fairbain, Art Fortnight, London

2003    Art 2003

             Business Design Centre, London. Represented by Long and Ryle

             Art London

             Represented by Long and Ryle

             Equine

             Anne Reed Gallery, Idaho, USA

             Curated by L’Anne Gilman

2002    Art 2002

             Business Design Centre, London. Represented by Long and Ryle

            Art London

            Represented by Long and Ryle

            Contemporary Narratives

            Radcliffe Bailey, Simon Casson, Lawrence Gipe, Maverick Gonzalez, Julie Hefferman,

            John Walker and Carrie Mae Weems.

            Curated by Glen Linberry, Director, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

2001   Art 2001

            Business Design Centre, London. Represented by Long and Ryle

            Art London

            Represented by Long and Ryle

           Arco Madrid

           Represented by AB Barcelona

           Barcelona International Art Fair

           Represented by AB Barcelona

           Madrid International Art Fair

           Represented by AB Madrid

2000   Art 2000

            Business Design Centre, London. Represented by Long and Ryle

            Art London

            Represented by Long and Ryle

2000    Madrid International Art Fair

             Represented by AB Madrid

1999    Art99

             Business Design Centre, London. Represented by Long and Ryle Gallery

1998    Introductions

            Curated by Glen Lineberry, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, USA

            Art 98

            Business Design Center, London. Represented by Long and Ryle Gallery

1997    Discerning Eye

            Selected by Susan Moore

             Mall Galleries, London

            New Horizons

            Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Bankside Gallery, London

1996    Making a Mark - The Figure

            Drawing exhibition devoted to drawing including artists, Ken Currie, Mimmo Palindino,                     Simon Casson, Bruce

            McLean

            Curated by Sherdan McLardy, Mall Galleries, London

            Discerning Eye

            Selected by Martin Gayford, Mall Galleries, London

1994 - 97     National Print Exhibition

                      Mall Galleries, London

1989-97       Royal Academy Summer Show

                      Royal Academy of Arts, London

 

 

"Aghest II"  

Oil on canvas

180 x 140 cm

"Vur-vore"

 Oil on canvas

240 x 190 cm

"Smeech and Vairn"

 Oil on canvas

180 x 140 cm