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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.

Practice

  • 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