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Biography


Education

1944:
Born Leicester, 5 April
1962-67:
University of Durham (King's College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
1967-69:
University of Reading

Teaching

1969-70:
Taught at Canterbury College of Art
1970:
Taught at Leeds College of Art
1971-80:
Taught at Chelsea School of Art, London
1994:
Appointed Professor of Fine Art, University of Reading

Awards, Fellowships, Prizes

1972-74:
Appointed Artist in Residence, King's College, Cambridge
1974:
Prizewinner, 'John Moores Exhibition 9', Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
1975:
Prizewinner, Chichester National Art Exhibition, Chichester
1977:
Prizewinner, Tolly-Cobbold Exhibition
1985:
Prizewinner, 'John Moores Exhibition 14', Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Public Collections

Aberdeen Art Gallery

The Arts Council of Great Britain

Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Museum and Art Gallery

The British Council

BUPA House, London

City Art Gallery, Bristol

City Art Gallery, Huddersfield

The Contemporary Arts Society

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

British Government Art Collection

Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

Leicester Arts and Museums Service

Leicester Education Authority

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida

Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile

Museum of Modern Art, Caracas, Venezuela

National Art Gallery of Wales, Cardiff

National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Reading Museum

Southampton City Art Gallery

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Tate Britain, London

University of Cambridge, Kettle's Yard Gallery

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut

Commissions

1972:
Neal Street Restaurant, London
1972:
Mural Painting for Penguin Books, Harmondsworth
1973:
Leith's Restaurant, London
1988-90:
Collaboration with Rambert Dance Company

Selected Exhibition Catalogues

1973:
Stephen Buckley, Galleria dell'Ariete, Milan, Italy, introduction by Lynda Morris
1974:
Cambridge works by Stephen Buckley, Kettles Yard Gallery, Cambridge, introduction by Richard Morphet and Lynda Morris
1985:
Stephen Buckley: Many Angles, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, Marco Livingstone
1985:
Stephen Buckley: Paintings 1969-1985, published by The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, essay by Henry Geldzahler
1989:
Stephen Buckley, monograph by Marco Livingstone, in the series ART RANDOM (Kyoto Shoin International Co Ltd, Japan)
1999:
Stephen Buckley: Flower Paintings, Austin Desmond Fine Art, London, Marco Livingstone
2004:
Stephen Buckley: Narratives, Austin Desmond Fine Art, London, Edward Albee
2008:
Heads and Tales, Austin Desmond Fine Art, London, Michael Bracewell
2010:
Stephen Buckley: Selected Works 1972-1991, Austin Desmond Fine Art, London

2014:
Further On, Austin Desmond Fine Art, London, Philip Wright

Solo Exhibitions

1966

University of Durham

1970

Nigel Greenwood Inc., London

1972

Hans Neuendorf Gallery, Cologne, Germany

Hans Neuendorf Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

King's College, Cambridge

Kasmin Gallery, London

1973

Galleria dell'Ariete, Milan, Italy

1974

Kettles Yard Gallery, Cambridge

Garage Art Ltd, Covent Garden, London

1975

Jacomo-Santiveri, Paris

Museum of Modern Art, Oxford

1976

Kasmin Ltd at Waddington Galleries, London

1977

Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Greater Manchester

Bologna Art Fair, Italy

1978

Robert Elkon Gallery, New York

Anthony Stokes Ltd, London (Etchings and lithographs)

Galleri Malmgram, Gothenburg, Sweden

Knoedler Gallery, London

Hobson Gallery, Cambridge (Prints)

Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (Prints)

1980

Knoedler Gallery, London

Amano Gallery, Osaka, Japan

Bernard Jacobson, London (Etchings)

1981

Brooke Alexander, New York

Knoedler Gallery, London

1982

LA Louver, Los Angeles

Knoedler Gallery, London (Monotypes)

1983

Brooke Alexander, New York

Knoedler Gallery, London

1984

Thorden un Wetterling Galleri, Gothenburg, Sweden

Festival Gallery, Bath, UK (Small paintings and large monotypes)

1985

Museum of Modern Art, Oxford

Arts Council Gallery of Northern Ireland, Belfast

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

The Clocktower, New York

1986

Galleri Wallner, Malmo, Sweden

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut

Brooke Alexander, New York

Knoedler Kasmin, London

1987

Knoedler Kasmin, London

Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zürich, Switzerland

1988

Knoedler Kasmin, London

1989

Galleri Malmgram, Gothenburg, Sweden

1990

Knoedler Kasmin, London

Galleri Wallner, Malmo, Sweden

1991

Anne Berthoud, London

1992

'French Paintings' at the Economist Building, London

'More French Paintings and Other Works', Anne Berthoud Gallery at 24 St James Street, London

1994

Austin Desmond Fine Art, London

The University of Northumbria, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1995

Djanogly Art Gallery, University of Nottingham, Nottingham

Open Space Gallery, Reading

1997

Centenary Display, 6 paintings from the collection, Tate Britain, London

'Flower Paintings', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London

2001

'Some Large Paintings to be Observed Closely', John Madejski Gallery, Museum of Reading, Reading

'Paintings 1969-2001', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London

2004

'Narratives', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London

2008

'Heads and Tales', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London

2010

'Stephen Buckley: Selected Works 1972-1991', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London

2014

'Further On', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London

Group Exhibitions

1969

Greenwich Theatre Art Gallery, London

Hayward Gallery, London

1970

Richard de Marco Gallery, Edinburgh

City Art Gallery, Manchester

Museum of Modern Art, New York

1973

'La Peinture Anglaise Aujourd'hui', Musče d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

'Objects and Documents', Arts Council Tour

'Paris Biennale 8e', Paris

'Henry Moore to Gilbert and George', Modern British Art from the Tate Gallery, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels

'Critics Choice', Gulbenkian Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

'Tables', Garage Art, Covent Garden, London

1974

John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 9 (Prizewinner), Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

DM Gallery, London (mixed drawings)

'British Painting '74', Hayward Gallery, London

Eastern Arts Association, Touring Exhibition

'Menton Biennale', Menton, France

1975

CAS Art Fair, Mall Galleries, London

'Indian Triennale', New Delhi, India

Chichester National Art Exhibition (Prizewinner), Chichester

1976

'Peintures et Sculptures Britanniques', Centre Culturel de la Ville de Toulouse, Toulouse, France

British Exhibition, Basle Art Fair, Basle, Switzerland

'The Human Clay', Hayward Gallery, London and Arts Council Tour

JPL Gallery, London

1977

Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago

'Tolly-Cobbold Exhibition' (Prizewinner), Colchester

'Hayward Annual Part Two', Hayward Gallery, London

'Whitechapel Open', Whitechapel Gallery, London

'British painting 1952-77', Royal Academy of Arts, London

'Color en la Pintura Britanica', British Council Touring Exhibition, Brasil

'Small Work', Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic Art Gallery

1978

'Color en la Pintura Britanica', British Council Touring Exhibition, Argentina

Knoedler Gallery, London

'Members' Choice Exhibition', Liverpool Academy of Art, Liverpool

'Certain Traditions: Recent British and Canadian Art', Edmonton Art Gallery; Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary, Allberta; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen (Prints)

Chester Art Center, Chester (Prints)

'Critics' Choice', ICA Gallery, London

1979

'Certain Traditions: Recent British and Canadian Art', Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario; Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario; Memorial University of Newfoundland, St Johns, Newfoundland

'Un Certain Art Anglais Arc 11', Musče d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Knoedler Gallery, London

'John Moores Exhibition', Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

'Today: British Painting in the 60's and 70's', City Art Hall of Lund, Sweden

Tolly-Cobbold Exhibition, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

'The British Art Show', Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; then tour to Laing Art Gallery and Hatton Gallery, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Arnolfini, Bristol and Royal West of England Academy, in conjunction with City Museum and Art Gallery

Sydney Biennale, Australia

1980

'Occasional pieces - furniture', Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

'Changing Summer Exhibition', Knoedler Gallery, London

'Summer Exhibition', Brooke Alexander, New York

'The Newcastle Connection', Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic Art Gallery

'Eight new British Artists', Bernard Jacobson Ltd, New York

1981

'Mixed Exhibition of small pictures', Knoedler Gallery, London

'Colour in British Painting', touring Japan under auspices of British Council, chosen by Alan Bowness

Brooke Alexander, New York

'Baroque 81', Musče d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris

'Recent Prints by Six British Painters', The Tate Gallery, London

1982

Knoedler Gallery, London

'An exhibition of ten graduates 1964-74 from the Department of Fine Art, University of Reading', held in conjunction with the Reading Festival, University Art Gallery

1983

'Twentieth Century Art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selected Recent Acquisitions', The Queens Museum, Flushing, New York

'Aspects of Post War Painting in Europe', Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York

1984

'John Moores Exhibition 14', Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

1985

Contemporary Art Fair, London

1986

Waddington Graphics, London

'On A Plate', West Surrey College of Art and Serpentine Gallery, London

1987

'Collection 23', Aram Designs, London (Furniture)

'2D/3D', Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

'Pop Art USA-UK', Odakyu Gallery, Tokyo; Daimaru Museum, Osaka; Funabashi Seibu Museum of Art; Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan

1988

'Exhibition Road: Painters at the Royal College of Art', Henry Moore Gallery, London

'Athena Art Awards 1988', Barbican Centre, London

1989

'The Presence of Painting', Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

'Selections from the Edward Albee Collection', Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania

1992

'The New Patrons', National Art Collections Fund at Christies, London

Galerie Neuendorf, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1993

'Mixed Exhibition', Anne Berthoud Gallery, London

'John Moores Exhibition 18', Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

1994

'Giotto 1994', Extra Moenia, Todi, Italy

'Royal Academy Summer Exhibition', Royal Academy of Arts, London

'British Abstract Art - Painting', Flowers East, London

1995

'Exhibition of shortlisted artists for the 1995 Jerwood Painting Prize', Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Royal Academy of Arts, London

'Thirty Years of Northern Contemporaries', Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

1996

'British and American Abstract Prints 1990-1995', Alan Cristea Gallery, London

'British Abstract Art Part 3 (Works on Paper)', Flowers East, London

'Royal Academy Summer Exhibition', Royal Academy of Arts, London

1997

'Clients as Curators', Coller-Bristow Gallery, London

'The Judge Hangs (A Personal Selection by Sir Stephen Tumin)', Michael Parkin Gallery, London

1998

'The Janet Wolfson de Botton Gift', Tate Gallery, London

'Inaugural Exhibition', Miami Art Museum, Florida

'Le corps du livre', L'oeuvre éditoriale de Gervais Jassaud Carré d'Art Bibliothèque, Nîmes, France

'Small is Beautiful', Flowers East, London

1999

'Royal Academy Summer Exhibition', Royal Academy of Arts, London

'Aspects of Modern British and Irish Art', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London

2001

'British Abstract Art 3', Flowers East, London

2002

'Tate Unseen', The Gallery, Lincoln

2003

'Jean Cocteau', curated by Marc C Chaimowicz, Norwich Art Gallery, Norwich

2004

'Jean Cocteau', curated by Marc C Chaimowicz, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

'Tom Bendhem: Collector', Contemporary Art Society Exhibition, touring, Ben Uri Gallery, London

2005

'1979', Bloomberg SPACE, London

2007

'Critic's Choice: Selected by William Packer', Lemon Street Gallery, Truro

2007

'Global Books - les livres d'artistes de Gervais Jassaud', Bibliothèque Carnegie, Médiathèque Jean Fala, La Comédie, Reims, France

2009

'Post War British Art and Ceramics', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London

'Aspects of Modern British & Irish Art', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London

'Seven British Artists in Milan, 1965-1975', Galleria Milano, Milan, Italy

2010

'Seven British Artists in Milan, 1965-1975', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London

2011

'Peter Phillips/Stephen Buckley', Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, Switzerland

2013

'Knock Knock: Seven Artists in Hastings', Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

2014

'As Wide as the Door is Open: Material Images', Fold Gallery, London

2016

'Flatland', Fold Gallery, London