Lives and works in London


2007 - 2008 Goldsmiths College. MA (with distinction) Visual Anthropology (film).
1999 - 2002 Byam Shaw School of Fine Art at Central St. Martins. BA (Hons) Fine Art.
1978 - 1981 University College London. BSc (Hons) Anthropology.


2002 - 2003 The Florence Trust Studios. London

Solo Exhibition

2015 Voxel Gallery - featured solo artist February/March.
see Voxel Gallery 2006 'On the Road' Tricycle Gallery. London.

Group Exhibitions and screenings

John Moores Painting Prize 2018, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Selected by Bruce McLean, Lubaina Himid, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Lui Xiaodong and Jenni Lomax. Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition. Mall Galleries, London.
The Discerning Eye Collection Exhibition. Guildford House Gallery. Guildford.

The Discerning Eye Collection Exhibition. The Drawing Projects UK. Wiltshire.

Re-Work It installation. Selfridges, London. (including Richard Wentworth, Yinka Shonibara MBE and others) see Paddle8The Discerning Eye Collection inaugural exhibition. The Gallery, Temple Church. EC4

Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries. London. Selected by artists: Nicola Green and Emma Stibb RA. Critics: Helen Sumpter and Simon Martin. Collectors: Chris Ingram and Dr. Giles Brown. Prize Winner.

'Natural Flux' Exhibition. Brick Lane Gallery, London E1.

Salon Art Prize 2012. Selected by: Gavin Delahunty (Head of Exhibitions,TATE Liverpool), Godfrey Wordsdale (Director, Baltic centre for contemporary art). Anthony Spira (Director, Milton Keynes gallery), Susanna Brown (Curator, Photographs, V&A Museum).
'Summer Exhibition' Royal Academy of Art, London.
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011 Exhibition tour to:
(Bayarts, Cardiff. Lanchester Gallery, Coventry. Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Devon).
'Humbug' Exhibition. Arcane Gallery, London E2.

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011. Jerwood Space, London - selected by: Iwona Blazwick, Tim Marlow, Rachel Whiteread
'Something Borrowed' Exhibition. Cultivate Gallery, Vyner St. London.
Swansea Bay Film Festival, Wales.
Borderlines Film Festival, Herefordshire UK.

'The Secret of England's Greatness' Exhibition at Hangar 7, Salzburg, Austria.viewGold Lion Film Festival, Swaziland and South Africa.
Columbia Gorge International Film Festival. WA USA.
'Summer Exhibition' Royal Academy of Art, London.
'Miniscule' Exhibition, Oblong Gallery. London N1.

DACS '1984 Exhibition'. The Kowalsky Gallery, London. EC1

Secret Art Sale. Levitt Bernstein for Shelter. London EC1.
MA Visual Anthropology screening, The FleaPit, London E2.
MA Visual Anthropology screening. Goldsmiths College.
'Summer Exhibition' Royal Academy of Art London
The London Art Fair, Islington. London - Worlseley Fine Art.

The London Group Open Exhibition. Menier Gallery. London SE1
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Open Exhibition. Painter's Hall, London EC4
ArtLondon - Chelsea, London
Welsh Artist of the Year Exhibition. Cardiff, Wales.

ArtSway Open 2006. Hampshire.
'30 x 30' Exhibition. Vertigo Gallery. London.

The Discerning Eye. Mall Galleries.
ArtLondon. Chelsea.
'Summer Exhibition' Royal Academy of Art London.
'Absence' four man show at Menier Gallery. London.

'Landscape' Thompson's The City. London.
'Summer Exhibition' Royal Academy of Art. London.
'Annual Exhibition' Thompson's The City. London.
'Re-Union' APT Gallery London
'30 x 30' Exhibition. Vertigo Gallery. London.

'reduced' Century Gallery. London.
'Miniatures' Sarah Myerscough Fine Art. London.
'Common Fields' Studio Voltaire. London.
Exhibition at Arc Marketing. London.
'Summer Show' The Florence Trust. London.
'Freshart'. Florence Trust stand. London.
Group exhibition Vertigo Gallery. London.
'exultet III' St. Augustine's Church. London.
'Into the Wilderness' Stroud House Gallery. Glos.

'Freshart' Byam Shaw stand. London.
'Pulp-Works on Paper' R.K.Burt Gallery. London.
Degree Show. Byam Shaw School of Art. London.

Prizes and Awards

The Stanley Grimm Memorial Award 2018. ROI Annual Exhibition.

Short listings

Salon Art Prize 2012. Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011. Celeste Art Prize 2006.


John Moores Painting Prize 2018
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011
The Secret of England's Greatness 2010
Celeste Art Prize 2006
Royal Academy Illustrated 2005
The Discerning Eye 2014 and 2005
The Florence Trust 2003


Review of solo show by Roy Exley in a-n Magazine. November 2006. >VIEW


Hangar-7, Salzburg, Austria.
Basis-Wein, Vienna, Austria.
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, London.
The Discerning Eye Collection
The Mcgraw-Hill Companies Ltd, London.
Private collections, UK, Spain, USA, Austria.

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