BIOGRAPHY

Simon Averill lives and works in Cornwall. For nearly 30 years his work has been informed by his relationship with landscape and his immediate surroundings.

Simon was born in Brighton in 1961. He studied Fine Art at Brighton Polytechnic and graduated with Honours. In 1986 he established a Printmaking Workshop near Penzance which he ran until 1990. Since 1989 he has taught part time at Falmouth University, where he is now a senior lecturer, specialising in painting and drawing. He has been a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists since the late 1980s and has been exhibiting his paintings extensively in the UK, Europe and USA since 1984. He has had ten one man shows (5 in London) and has also been included in a number of selected exhibitions, including the Royal Academy of Arts, ‘Discerning Eye’ exhibition at the Mall Gallery, Royal West of England Academy in Bristol, Sherborne House, Plymouth Museum, Plymouth Arts Centre, Truro Museum, Falmouth Art Gallery, Newlyn Art Gallery and the Festival Hall in Chicago, USA.


CV

1981-85
University of Brighton (BA Hons Fine Art)

1987
Member of the Newlyn Society of Artists

from 1989
Part-time teaching at University College Falmouth


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1988
Salthouse Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

1993
Cleveland Bridge Gallery, Bath

1996
The Independent Art Space, London with Wilson Stephens Fine Art

1998
The Gallery in Cork Street, London with Wilson Stephens Fine Art

2000
Wilson Stephens Fine Art, Walton Street, London

2002
Albemarle Street, London, with Wilson Stephens Fine Art

2006
John Martin Gallery, Albemarle Street, London

2007
Minutiae, Goldfish Contemporary Fine Art, Penzance

2009
Borrowed Light, Millennium

2011
Illumine, Millennium

2014
Splitter, Millennium
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1984
Stowells Trophy Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

1989
Four Person Show, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall
NSA Critics Choice, Tim Hilton, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn

1990
Plymouth Museum, Devon. The South West Open
NSA Critics Choice, Peter Fuller, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn

1991
Cornwall a Contemporary View, Stephen Bartley Gallery, London
NSA Critics Choice, Francis Graham-Dixon, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn
20/21 British Art Fair, The Royal College of Art, London

1992
South West Open, Plymouth Arts Centre and Truro Museum
7 Artistes Celtes at Chateau de Kerjean, Brittany, France
Artists from Cornwall, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Millfield Open Exhibition, Street, Somerset
20/21 British Art Fair, The Royal College of Art, London

1993
20/21 British Art Fair, The Royal College of Art, London
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington

1994
Strandline, Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery
Four Person Show, Plein 1 Gallery, Zeist, Holland
Falmouth Connections, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
20/21 British Art Fair, The Royal College of Art, London
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington

1995
Artists from Cornwall, Amersfoort, Holland
National Trust Centenary Exhibition, Christie’s, London
20/21 British Art Fair, The Royal College of Art, London
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington

1996
20/21 British Art Fair, The Royal College of Art, London
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington

1997
Spring Exhibition, Wilson Stephen Fine Art, London
NSA Critics Choice, David Lee, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn
20/21 British Art Fair, The Royal College of Art, London

1998
Panel Paintings, Wilson Stephens Fine Art, London
Newlyn Soceity of Artists, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
NSA Critics Choice, Theo Waddington, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn
20/21 British Art Fair, The Royal College of Art, London

1999
ART 1999 Chicago, Chicago
Mixed Show, Wilson Stephens Fine Art, London
Panel Paintings, Wilson Stephens Fine Art, London
20/21 British Art Fair, The Royal College of Art, London

2000
NSA Critics Choice, Charlotte Mullings, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn
20/21 British Art Fair, The Royal College of Art, London
Art London, Chelsea

2002
Mixed Exhibition, The Beardsmore Gallery, London
20/21 British Art Fair, The Royal College of Art, London

2003
The Discerning Eye, Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Mall Galleries, London
Four Person Show, Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge
Mixed Show, New Millennium Gallery, St. Ives
NSA Critics Choice, Joan Bakewell, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn
20/21 British Art Fair, The Royal College of Art, London

2004
Mixed Show, Campden Gallery, Gloucestershire
NSA Critics Choice, John Russell-Taylor, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn
20/21 British Art Fair, The Royal College of Art, London

2005
NSA Critics Choice, Norbert Lynton, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
Art London, Chelsea

2006
Mixed Show, Goldfish Contemporary Fine Art, Penzance

2007
Margins, Sherborne House Open, Dorset
Move, Goldfish at Vyner Street, London
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington
2008
Mixed / No Theme, Goldfish Contemporary Fine Art, Penzance
The Drawing Show, Kate Macfarlane & Mary Doyle, Exchange, Penzance
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington
2009
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington
Changing Landscape, John Martin Gallery, London
A Cornish Perspective, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Mixed Winter, Millennium

2010
The House of Fairy Tales, Millennium

2011
Mixed Winter, Millennium