Image credits

Simon Granger

My paintings depict invented, modelled, human-animal hybrids inhabiting minimal or decorative spaces. The images are bait for anthropomorphism, showing cute, sad, enigmatic creatures with eyes, ears, hats and accessories – ambiguous, clown-like characters, existing somewhere between sophistication and naivety.

Simon Granger is a member of the Pattern and Chaos group of collaborative, interactive and networking designers, artists, theorists and innovators in education, all of whom are based at Norwich University of the Arts.


  • 2016: Skittlebräu, Westminster Waste.biz, London, group exhibition
  • 2011: Waxwings, Norwich Outpost Gallery, solo exhibition
  • 2007: Simon Granger, Back Door Gallery, Norwich, solo exhibition
  • 2004: Simon Granger, Galerie Reinfeld, Bremen, Germany, solo exhibition
  • 1999: Danielle Arnaud, London, solo exhibition
  • 1999: Viable Lifeforms, Winchester Gallery, solo exhibition
  • 1997: Animal Paintings, Gasworks, London, solo exhibition
  • 1997: East International ‘97, Norwich Gallery, group exhibition
  • 1998 (and 1996, 1988, 1984, 1983): Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, group exhibition
  • 1997: John Moores Liverpool Exhibition, 20, Walker Art Gallery, group exhibition
  • 1996: Received Lorne Award
  • 1973-79: studied, Slade School of Fine Art

Other Activities

  • 2014-2017: External examiner, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
  • 2013: Avis Newman: Mobile Relations, Gallery at NUA, curatorial project
  • 2011-2015: External examiner, BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of East London
  • 2010-2014: External examiner, BA (Hons) Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
  • 2010: Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • 2009-2012: External examiner, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Southampton Solent University
  • 1991-1998: MA Fine Art Course Leader, NUA
Simon Granger

– Simon Granger

Hybrid by Simon Granger

– Flat cap and sideburns, 2012