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Eric Butcher

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Born Singapore 1970
Lives and works in Oxfordshire, UK

Qualifications

2001/2 The Institute of Education, London University PGCE (Post Compulsory)

2000/1 Wimbledon School of Art, London MA Fine Art

1990/4 Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
MA (Cantab) Philosophy

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Material Witness, Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, USA
2007 Honey Trap, Toomey-Tourell gallery, San Francisco, USA Static Interference, Vertigo gallery, London
2005 Hanging Garden, Text + Work, the Art Institute at Bournemouth (text by James Barron)
Arte Fiera, Vertigo gallery, Bologna, Italy
2004 Carbon Candy, Vertigo gallery, London
2003 Arcs + Surfaces, Vertigo gallery, London
2002 Cusp, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London (two-person with Rebecca McLynn)
2000 A Line of Enquiry, The Loading Bay, London
1999 The Antidote, The Loading Bay, London
1997 New Paintings, Concord Sylvania, London The Painted Figure, Hirschl Contemporary Art, London (two-person with Gabriel Schmitz)
1995 Lingering in Chambers of the Sea, The Acorn gallery, Liverpool New Paintings, Gallery 28, Reading
1993 Coming Up for Air, Engert Haus, Munich, Germany
1991 Beata Clarisa, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands, Toomey-Tourell gallery, San Francisco, USA
Regroup, Red Space, London
2011 Beyond the Commission, The Gallery, Arts University College Bournemouth
One Thing Leads to Another, Portland House, Malvern
2010 Über Flächen, Robert Drees gallery, Hannover, Germany
2008 Ten, Toomey-Tourell gallery, San Francisco, USA
2007 Meeting Place – Contemporary Art and the Museum Collection, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth and the Arts Institute at Bournemouth (curated by Stephanie James & Jackie Serafopoulos)
Underground, Shoreditch Town Hall basement, London (three-person with Roger Ackling and Simón Granell)
2005 Definite Article, Vertigo gallery, London and Toomey-Tourell gallery, San Francisco, USA, 2006 (with Roger Ackling, Marc Vaux and Cathy Wade)
Kunst Messe Frankfurt, Vertigo gallery, Frankfurt, Germany (two-person with Karl Maughan)
2004 Surface, Vertigo gallery, London
2003 Paperwork, Vertigo gallery, London 30 × 30, Vertigo gallery, London
2002 Wall to Wall, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
1997 The Art Experience, The Atrium gallery, London
1996 The Glasgow Art Fair, Hirschl Contemporary Art, Glasgow
1995 Art East, London The Genitals are Beauty, The House of William Blake, London
1994 The Waterlilly Foundation, The Guildhall, Cambridge Art East, London The Art Show, Alexanj dra Palace, London

Participation in Art Fairs in Chicago, New York, Miami, Glasgow, Frankfurt, Bologna, Zurich, Vienna and London

Publications

2010 Exley, Roy: Eric Butcher & the Aluminium Works, in Material Witness, London, ISBN 978-0-9557360-4-9 published by CAIR (Centre for Art International Research), Liverpool John Moores University

2009 Ed. Worth, Rachel Worth: The Arts Institute at Bournemouth Research Directory 2005 – 2008

2007 Haldane, John: Underground, Trimings, Lee: Loveslaves, Sheldon, Julie: Process by Protocol, Kovats, Tania: Digging, in Underground, London, ISBN 978-0-9552820-6-5 published by CAIR (Centre for Art International Research) Liverpool John Moores University.

Ed. Buckingham, Les: Meeting Place – Contemporary Art and the Museum Collection, the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth, in association with Text + Work, the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, ISBN 978-0-901196-20-0 (exhibition catalogue inc. essay Butcher, Eric: Discoveries)

Ed. O’Regan, Margaret: Art at More London, The LG collection of Contemporary art, London (collection catalogue)

2005 Barron, James: Spaces, In, Out and Around, in Text + Work, the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, Bournemouth, ISBN 0-901196-09-6 (exhibition catalogue)

Butcher, Eric: Objects and Surfaces, in Definite Article, Vertigo Gallery, London, ISBN 1-903-771-13-7 (exhibition catalogue). Essay reprinted (abridged) in Art & Architecture Journal, No. 63, Autumn 2005

2004 Packer, William: Untitled, in Carbon Candy, Vertigo Gallery, London, ISBN 1-903-771-12-9 (exhibition catalogue)

2003 Kingston, Angela: New Paintings by Eric Butcher, Catherine Shearn, A Conversation with Eric Butcher, in Arcs + Surfaces, Vertigo Gallery, London, ISBN1-903-771-08-0 (exhibition catalogue)

Research Projects, Awards, Grants and Fellowships

2008/10 Artist in Residence, Benson-Sedgwick Engineering, Dagenham

2007 The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, Research Fellowship 2007

Centre for Art International Research (CAIR), Liverpool School of Art/Liverpool John Moores University: Multiple Perspectives Fellowship 2007

Paper: Artists & Curatorial Practice in Contemporary Art, delivered to staff, undergraduate and graduate students at the department of Fine Art, Liverpool School of Art, as part of the Centre for Art International Research (CAIR), Liverpool School of Art & Design, Liverpool John Moores University: Multiple Perspectives Fellowship 2007

2006 Research grant: The Arts Institute at Bournemouth (funding for exhibition and publication costs relating to Underground, Shoreditch Town Hall basement, London, 2007)

2005 Research grant: The Arts Institute at Bournemouth (funding for publication costs relating to the exhibition catalogue Definite Article, Vertigo gallery, London, 2005, Toomey-Tourell gallery, San Francisco, USA 2006)

2002 Art London: Visual Arts Development Award (funding awarded for the developmental and materials costs relating to the manufacture of experimental new forms for the exhibition Arcs + Surfaces, Vertigo gallery, 2003)

2001 Wimbledon School of Art Research Centre (funding for the exhibition costs relating to emission, the Loading Bay, London, 2001)

2000 Arts and Humanities Research Board: Postgraduate Scholarship

Curatorial Projects

2012 Curated The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands, Toomey-Tourell gallery, San Francisco, USA. An exhibition of work exploring the material properties of paper by six contemporary British artists.

2007 Co-curated Underground, Shoreditch Town Hall basement, London. A major exhibition of the work of Roger Ackling, Eric Butcher and Simón Granell

2005/6 Curated Definite Article, Vertigo gallery, London, 2005, Toomey-Tourell gallery, San Francisco, USA, 2006. An exhibition of the work of four contemporary British artists concerned with the formal relationship between object and surface (with Roger Ackling, Marc Vaux and Cathy Wade)

2001 Curated emission, the Loading Bay, London, 2001. A group exhibition of 10 international artists based in London

Teaching Experience

2008/12 The Arts Institute at Bournemouth: Visiting Lecturer, BA (Hons) Fine Art

2006/8 The Arts Institute at Bournemouth: Visiting Lecturer, MA Fine Art

2006/9 Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University: Visiting Lecturer, BA (Hons) Fine Art

2004/8 The Arts Institute at Bournemouth: Senior Lecturer (0.5), BA (Hons) Fine Art, Level 2 Co-ordinator

2003/4 The Arts Institute at Bournemouth: Visiting Lecturer, BA (Hons) Fine Art

2002 Wirral School of Art: Visiting Lecturer, BA (Hons) Fine Art

Works in Public and Corporate Collections

Aviva, London
Capital & Provident, London
Clariden Leu (Credit Suisse), London
Crédit du Nord, Lille
Davis, Polk & Wardwell, Paris
Davis, Polk & Wardwell, Madrid
GMR International, London
HDG Ltd. London
HM (EU Partners) LLP, London
Kazakhmys PLC, London
LG Collection of Contemporary Art, London
Linklaters, London
Mayer Brown International LLP
Munkenbeck + Marshall Architects, London
News International, London
The Open University, Milton Keynes
Thomas Miller & Co Ltd, London
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Cancer Centre, Birmingham
Selescope, Paris
Société Générale, London