BIOGRAPHY

Sax Impey currently lives and works in St Ives, occupying one of the prestigious Porthmeor Studios.

Impey gained a Fine Art degree at Newport in 1991. In 1997 he was awarded a residency at Kunstbrucke, Berlin, and has collaborated with Red Earth on projects across the UK since 2005.

He has been exhibiting with Millennium Gallery since 2002, where he has continued to have sell out solo exhibitions. In 2007 his work was selected for the ‘Art Now Cornwall’ exhibition at the Tate St Ives where he was placed on the cover of the associated publication the same year he was heralded in The Times as one of the ‘New Faces of Cornish Art’.

In 2010 Sax featured in the Owen Sheers, BBC4 Documentary ‘Art of the Sea (In Pictures)’ alongside Anish Kapoor, Turner, Martin Parr and Maggie Hambling among others.

His paintings are in numerous collections including The Arts Council, Warwick University, the Connaught Hotel and the collections of Roman Abramovich and Lady Victoria Getty alongside other private collections worldwide..



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1969
Born Penzance, Cornwall

1988-91
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Newport


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
Storm Drawings, Millennium
Storm, CGP, London

2011
Storm, Millennium

2009
Voyage, Millennium

2007
Sea, New Millennium Gallery, St Ives

2005
Catena, One0Two Gallery, London

2004
Events, New Millennium Gallery, St Ives

2002
Labyrinths, New Millennium Gallery, St Ives

2000
Transition, Newlyn Art Gallery


SELECTED MIXED EXHIBITIONS

2011
Mixed Winter, Millennium
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington

2010
Mixed Winter, Millennium
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington

2009
Mixed Winter, Millennium, St. Ives
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington

2008
Drawing Show, NSA, Exchange, Penzance

2007
Art Now Cornwall, Tate St Ives
The St Ives School 1997-2007, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff

2006
Fragments, Cafe Gallery Projects, London
Fragments, Tom Thompson Gallery, Owen Sound, Canada

2003
Starting a Collection, Art First Contemporary Art, London

2002
Constructed, Newlyn Art Gallery

2001
Sax Impey, Richard Nott, Ged Quinn, Fermyn Woods, Northants

2000
Ark 2000, Dilston Grove Church, London

1999
The New St Ives Artists, Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery

1998
Common Ground: Sax Impey and Richard Nott, Book Gallery, St Ives

1997
Kunstbrucke, Dock 11, Berlin
Landmarks, Cafe Gallery Projects, London

1996
Drawing Towards the End of a Century, Newlyn Art Gallery


RESIDENCIES AND COLLABORATIONS

2008
with Red Earth: ‘Longshore Drift’, Suffolk

2007
with Red Earth: ‘Enclosure’, Dorset

2005
with Red Earth: ‘Vanishing Point’, Birling Gap, Sussex
with Red Earth: ‘Jalan’, Trafalgar Square, London
with Red Earth: ‘Geograph – Trace’, Birling Gap, Sussex

2004
with Jony Easterby: Samphire Tower, Samphire Hoe, Dover

1997
Kunstbrucke, Berlin


COLLECTIONS

Arts Council Collection
Warwick University
The Connaught Hotel
Terence Disdale Design
Travelex

Private collections worldwide


PUBLICATIONS AND SELECTED PRESS

2011
Storm, Millennium

2010
Art of the Sea (In Pictures), Owen Sheers, BBC4

 

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