Julian Opie

Imogen Smiling
Elena Rolling Her Eyes
Sissi Looking Upwards

°London, UK, 1958

Education: 1979-82 Goldsmith's School of Art, London

Julian Opie lives and works in London. He’s a visual artist of the ‘New British movement’ and  one of the most significant artists of his generation. He studied with Michael-Graig Martin at Goldsmith’s School of Art in the early 1980’s. He is known for his distinct style of graphic figuration. His earliest works consisted of painted steel sculptures. Over time, the artist has expandes his practice to include painting, installation, and film. Opie ‘paints’ using a variety of media and technologies, from inktjet on canvas and painted alu to vinyl on wall and sculptures. His work is part of the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and others.

Bernardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
Magdalena College School, Oxford, UK

Hospital Rooms - Jasmine Lodge, Exeter, UK
Krobath, Vienna, Austria
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Toledo Museum of Art ‘ Life Is A Highway’ : American Car Culture, Toledo, USA
Lembruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo, Norway
Mocak ‘Nature in Art’, Krakow, Poland
Wuzhen Contemporary Art Exhibition, Wuzhen, China
Vogue Korea, Seoul, South Korea
Lisson Gallery, New York, USA
The Eden Project, Cornwall, UK
Fosun Foundation ‘Walking in Shanghai’, China

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Emst, Athens, Greece
Hyundai Department Store, Trade Center, Seoul, South Korea
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Altice Forum Braga, Portugal
Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston, USA
Graves Gallery ‘Heads roll’ Sheffield, UK
Hamilton Princess Hotel ‘Beach walkers’, Bermuda, Bermuda
Tokyo Inn, Narita Airport, Tokyo, Japan
Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK
Hospital Rooms ‘Eileen Skellern 1, Maudsley Hospital, London, UK
F1963, Busan, South Korea
Vivacity City Gallery ‘Changing Forms’ Peterborough, UK
Museum For Art in Public Spaces ‘What does Art Do in Hospitals, Koeg, Denmark

Weston Park & Shrewsbury Museum
57 th international Art exposition ‘La Biennale di Venezia’
Fundacion Bancaja, Valencia
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, FI

Maho Kubota Gallery, Tokyo
Lisson Gallery, Milan, IT
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, FI

Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Utah, USA
OCA, Parqye do Ibira puera, Sâo Paulo, Brasil
Azerbeidjan Pavillon, Venice Biennale
Neues Museum, Berlin
Turner Contemporary, UK

Saatchi Gallery
Museum of Contemporary Art MOCAK, Krakou
Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice Biennale


Britisch council
Barbara Krakow Gallery
Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, BE

Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Sakshi Gallery, Dehli, India

Lineart Art Fair, Gand, Flanders Expo
Art Paris, Grand Palais, Foire d'art internationale au Grand Palais
Lisson Gallery, Milan, IT
National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Krobath, Berlin, DE
Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK
Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, CH

Art Paris 2010, Grand Palais
Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, USA
Mario Sequeira, Braga, PT
IVAM, Valencia, ES
Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey

Valentina Bonomo, Rome, IT
"Dancing in Kivik", Kivik Art Centre, Osterlen, SE
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo, JP
Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke, BE

MAK, Vienna, Austria
Lisson Gallery, London
Krobath Wimmer, Vienna, Austria
Art Tower Mito, Japan

"Walk on the Vltava", Museum Kampa, Prague
"Julian Opie in the 90's", King's Lynn art centre, Norfolk

"Julian Opie", CAC Malaga, Spain
Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Museum of Indianapolis, IN, USA

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
Gallery Mario Sequeira, Braga, Portugal
Scai the Bathhouse, Tokyo

"Animals, buildings, cars and people" Public Art Fund, City hall Park, New York City, curated by Tom Eccles
Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm (exh cat)
Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
MCA Chicago

Neues Museum, Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nürnberg, Germany (exh cat)
"Bijou gets undressed", K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf. Curated by Julian Heynen (exh cat)
Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens
Mario Sequeira Gallery, Braga, Portugal (exh cat)

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (exh cat)

Abbaye Saint-André, centre d'art contemporain, Meymac, France (exh cat)

John Islip Street wall, Tate Gallery, London
Stadtgalerie am Lehnbachhaus, Munich (exh cat)

Heathrow Airport terminal 1.

The Economist Plaza, London1997

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