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Paul Butler

Solo exhibitions

2017 On the Edge of the Ocean, Tenby museum & art gallery
2009 Hedonism & Stoicism, MPA Gallery London
2009 ain’t it all a bleedin’ shame, Contemporary Art Projects London
2005 NeoCons & Dogs, Foster Art London
1999 Robert Sandleson Gallery, Cork Street, London
shown by Sandleson in most significant Art Fairs 1994 - 2001
1996 Montpelier Sandleson Gallery, London
1993 SMAC gallery London
1986 Netherbow Arts Centre Edinburgh
1985 Watermans Art Centre, London
1985 Turnpike Gallery, Manchester
1983 Harris Museum & Art Gallery Preston
1981 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Rochdale museum & Art Gallery
1980 Air Gallery London
Herbert City Museum & Art Gallery Coventry
ACGB major award
1977 Parkway Focus London

Group exhibitions

2011 Rear View Mirror Studio 1.1 London
2006 One Love The Lowry, Salford
2005 Drawing Foster Art, London
2004 The Solar Anus Henry Peacock Gallery, London
Discerning Eye London
Zoo Art Fair London
2003 Turbamenti The Bargellini, Italy
Red Snow Pavilion Gallery, London
2002 Transmission British Council, Bologna
Chokkerfuckingblocked Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London
Connections James Hockey Gallery, Farnham
2001 Out of Line Drawings from the Arts Council Collection
2000 Garrick Milne Christies, London
1999 Modern Pictures Guildhall Art Gallery, Corporation of London
Rootstein Hopkins Foundation bursary
1996 The Motor Show, Herbert gallery, Coventry
20th Century British Art Fair RCA
1995 John Moores 19 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Small Works, Art, London
Universal Themes, Drumcroon Arts Centre, Manchester
1994 East International Norfolk Institute, Norwich
1993 Witnesses & Dreamers, Museum of London
1990 Pike gallery, London
1989 Inner City, Oriel Clwyd
1987 Athena Art Awards, Barbican London
1985 Ten Years at AIR London
Summer in the City Ikon gallery Birmingham
Human Interest, Cornerhouse gallery, Manchester
The Spirit of London, Royal Festival Hall, London
1983 Nuremberg International Drawing Triennial Germany
1982 Prophecy & Vision Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
1981 Six Artists in Industry, Cartwright Hall, Bradford
1979 Narrative Painting ICA, London and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
1978 Art for Society Whitechapel Gallery London
1977 Cleveland International Drawing biennal, 4th prize

Public projects & residencies

2014 Hackney Carnival Peace mural restoration
2011 Cable Street mural restoration
2010/2011 Bethnal Green technology college Artbeat mural/banner project
2010 Brixton Academy mural restoration
2009 Rothko 2009 painter-in-residence Daugavpils Latvia
1999 Rootstein Hopkins Foundation bursary
1986 TUC Labour History Mural TUC National Education Centre, London
Founded Small Mansion Arts Centre. Ran exhibition and education programme 1986 - 2006
1984 Shepherd’s Bush Peace Mural London
1983/5 London Borough of Hounslow Artist-in-residence
1982/3 Cable Street Mural London
1981 Maltby Colliery, Yorkshire Artist-in-residence
1980 received Arts Council Major Award

Works in public collections
The Arts Council Collection
The Corporation of London
The Museum of London
Jerwood Foundation
The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
Glasgow Peoples Museum
Turnpike Gallery, Manchester
Herbert Gallery, Coventry
Rochdale Art Gallery
National Union of Mineworkers

Work in many private collections

Paul Butler was head of Painting and professor of Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts 1989 – 2009 and was lead researcher and Phd supervisor for Fine Art and head of Painting MA.