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    BUCKLEY, Stephen
    Date: English, born 1944
    Born in Leicester in 1944, Stephen Buckley studied Fine Art at Kings College, Durham University under Richard Hamilton (1962-67) where he was involved in the reconstruction of Duchamp's Large Glass and then at the University of Reading (1967-9) under Terry Frost and Claude Rodgers. He has taught variously at Canterbury College of Art, Chelsea School of Art, The Royal College of Art and was Artist in Residence at Kings College, Cambridge (1972-4). He was appointed Professor of Fine Art at the University of Reading in 1994, and Professor Emeritus in 2009. He has held over fifty solo exhibitions worldwide and is represented in many national collections.

    For more than forty years Buckley has concerned himself with addressing the major themes of the twentieth century through a personal style oscillating between the matiere of Schwitters, the dandyism of Picabia and the intellectual rigour of Duchamp by deconstruction and reconstruction. Eventually self-reference was inevitable and there is now a large portfolio of themes, references, motifs and symbols which are continually reworked and reinvented. Scale has always been significant from the 20 foot La Manche (1974) to a great number of 'carry on' sized works over a period of years.

    1944: Born Leicester, 5 April
    1962-67: University of Durham (King's College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
    1967-69: University of Reading

    1969-70: Taught at Canterbury College of Art
    1970: Taught at Leeds College of Art
    1971-80: Taught at Chelsea School of Art, London
    1994: Appointed Professor of Fine Art, University of Reading

    Awards, Fellowships, Prizes
    1972-74: Appointed Artist in Residence, King's College, Cambridge
    1974: Prizewinner, 'John Moores Exhibition 9', Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
    1975: Prizewinner, Chichester National Art Exhibition, Chichester
    1977: Prizewinner, Tolly-Cobbold Exhibition
    1985: Prizewinner, 'John Moores Exhibition 14', Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

    Public Collections
    Aberdeen Art Gallery
    The Arts Council of Great Britain
    Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Museum and Art Gallery
    The British Council
    BUPA House, London
    City Art Gallery, Bristol
    City Art Gallery, Huddersfield
    The Contemporary Arts Society
    Derby Museum and Art Gallery
    British Government Art Collection
    Kettle's Yard, Cambridge
    Leicester Arts and Museums Service
    Leicester Education Authority
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    McMaster Museum of Art
    Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida
    Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile
    Museum of Modern Art, Caracas, Venezuela
    National Art Gallery of Wales, Cardiff
    National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
    National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
    Reading Museum
    Southampton City Art Gallery
    Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
    Tate Britain, London
    University of Cambridge, Kettle's Yard Gallery
    Victoria and Albert Museum, London
    Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
    Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
    Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut

    1972: Neal Street Restaurant, London
    1972: Mural Painting for Penguin Books, Harmondsworth
    1973: Leith's Restaurant, London
    1988-90: Collaboration with Rambert Dance Company

    Selected Exhibition Catalogues
    1973: Stephen Buckley, Galleria dell'Ariete, Milan, Italy, introduction by Lynda Morris
    1974: Cambridge works by Stephen Buckley, Kettles Yard Gallery, Cambridge, introduction by Richard Morphet and Lynda Morris
    1985: Stephen Buckley: Many Angles, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, Marco Livingstone
    1985: Stephen Buckley: Paintings 1969-1985, published by The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, essay by Henry Geldzahler
    1989: Stephen Buckley, monograph by Marco Livingstone, in the series ART RANDOM (Kyoto Shoin International Co Ltd, Japan)
    1999: Stephen Buckley: Flower Paintings, Austin Desmond Fine Art, London, Marco Livingstone
    2004: Stephen Buckley: Narratives, Austin Desmond Fine Art, London, Edward Albee
    2008: Heads and Tales, Austin Desmond Fine Art, London, Michael Bracewell
    2010: Stephen Buckley: Selected Works 1972-1991, Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
    2014: Further On, Austin Desmond Fine Art, London, Philip Wright

    Solo Exhibitions
    University of Durham
    Nigel Greenwood Inc., London
    Hans Neuendorf Gallery, Cologne, Germany
    Hans Neuendorf Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
    King's College, Cambridge
    Kasmin Gallery, London
    Galleria dell'Ariete, Milan, Italy
    Kettles Yard Gallery, Cambridge
    Garage Art Ltd, Covent Garden, London
    Jacomo-Santiveri, Paris
    Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
    Kasmin Ltd at Waddington Galleries, London
    Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
    Aberdeen Art Gallery
    Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Greater Manchester
    Bologna Art Fair, Italy
    Robert Elkon Gallery, New York
    Anthony Stokes Ltd, London (Etchings and lithographs)
    Galleri Malmgram, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Knoedler Gallery, London
    Hobson Gallery, Cambridge (Prints)
    Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (Prints)
    Knoedler Gallery, London
    Amano Gallery, Osaka, Japan
    Bernard Jacobson, London (Etchings)
    Brooke Alexander, New York
    Knoedler Gallery, London
    LA Louver, Los Angeles
    Knoedler Gallery, London (Monotypes)
    Brooke Alexander, New York
    Knoedler Gallery, London
    Thorden un Wetterling Galleri, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Festival Gallery, Bath, UK (Small paintings and large monotypes)
    Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
    Arts Council Gallery of Northern Ireland, Belfast
    Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
    The Clocktower, New York
    Galleri Wallner, Malmo, Sweden
    Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut
    Brooke Alexander, New York
    Knoedler Kasmin, London
    Knoedler Kasmin, London
    Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zürich, Switzerland
    Knoedler Kasmin, London
    Galleri Malmgram, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Knoedler Kasmin, London
    Galleri Wallner, Malmo, Sweden
    Anne Berthoud, London
    'French Paintings' at the Economist Building, London
    'More French Paintings and Other Works', Anne Berthoud Gallery at 24 St James Street, London
    Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
    The University of Northumbria, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
    Djanogly Art Gallery, University of Nottingham, Nottingham
    Open Space Gallery, Reading
    Centenary Display, 6 paintings from the collection, Tate Britain, London
    'Flower Paintings', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
    'Some Large Paintings to be Observed Closely', John Madejski Gallery, Museum of Reading, Reading
    'Paintings 1969-2001', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
    'Narratives', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
    'Heads and Tales', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
    'Stephen Buckley: Selected Works 1972-1991', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
    'Further On', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London

    Group Exhibitions
    Greenwich Theatre Art Gallery, London
    Hayward Gallery, London
    Richard de Marco Gallery, Edinburgh
    City Art Gallery, Manchester
    Museum of Modern Art, New York
    'La Peinture Anglaise Aujourd'hui', Musèe d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
    'Objects and Documents', Arts Council Tour
    'Paris Biennale 8e', Paris
    'Henry Moore to Gilbert and George', Modern British Art from the Tate Gallery, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
    'Critics Choice', Gulbenkian Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
    'Tables', Garage Art, Covent Garden, London
    John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 9 (Prizewinner), Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
    DM Gallery, London (mixed drawings)
    'British Painting '74', Hayward Gallery, London
    Eastern Arts Association, Touring Exhibition
    'Menton Biennale', Menton, France
    CAS Art Fair, Mall Galleries, London
    'Indian Triennale', New Delhi, India
    Chichester National Art Exhibition (Prizewinner), Chichester
    'Peintures et Sculptures Britanniques', Centre Culturel de la Ville de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
    British Exhibition, Basle Art Fair, Basle, Switzerland
    'The Human Clay', Hayward Gallery, London and Arts Council Tour
    JPL Gallery, London
    Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
    'Tolly-Cobbold Exhibition' (Prizewinner), Colchester
    'Hayward Annual Part Two', Hayward Gallery, London
    'Whitechapel Open', Whitechapel Gallery, London
    'British painting 1952-77', Royal Academy of Arts, London
    'Color en la Pintura Britanica', British Council Touring Exhibition, Brasil
    'Small Work', Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic Art Gallery
    'Color en la Pintura Britanica', British Council Touring Exhibition, Argentina
    Knoedler Gallery, London
    'Members' Choice Exhibition', Liverpool Academy of Art, Liverpool
    'Certain Traditions: Recent British and Canadian Art', Edmonton Art Gallery; Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary, Allberta; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario
    Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen (Prints)
    Chester Art Center, Chester (Prints)
    'Critics' Choice', ICA Gallery, London
    'Certain Traditions: Recent British and Canadian Art', Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario; Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario; Memorial University of Newfoundland, St Johns, Newfoundland
    'Un Certain Art Anglais Arc 11', Musèe d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
    Knoedler Gallery, London
    'John Moores Exhibition', Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
    'Today: British Painting in the 60's and 70's', City Art Hall of Lund, Sweden
    Tolly-Cobbold Exhibition, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
    'The British Art Show', Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; then tour to Laing Art Gallery and Hatton Gallery, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Arnolfini, Bristol and Royal West of England Academy, in conjunction with City Museum and Art Gallery
    Sydney Biennale, Australia
    'Occasional pieces - furniture', Kettle's Yard, Cambridge
    'Changing Summer Exhibition', Knoedler Gallery, London
    'Summer Exhibition', Brooke Alexander, New York
    'The Newcastle Connection', Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic Art Gallery
    'Eight new British Artists', Bernard Jacobson Ltd, New York
    'Mixed Exhibition of small pictures', Knoedler Gallery, London
    'Colour in British Painting', touring Japan under auspices of British Council, chosen by Alan Bowness
    Brooke Alexander, New York
    'Baroque 81', Musèe d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris
    'Recent Prints by Six British Painters', The Tate Gallery, London
    Knoedler Gallery, London
    'An exhibition of ten graduates 1964-74 from the Department of Fine Art, University of Reading', held in conjunction with the Reading Festival, University Art Gallery
    'Twentieth Century Art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selected Recent Acquisitions', The Queens Museum, Flushing, New York
    'Aspects of Post War Painting in Europe', Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York
    'John Moores Exhibition 14', Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
    Contemporary Art Fair, London
    Waddington Graphics, London
    'On A Plate', West Surrey College of Art and Serpentine Gallery, London
    'Collection 23', Aram Designs, London (Furniture)
    '2D/3D', Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
    'Pop Art USA-UK', Odakyu Gallery, Tokyo; Daimaru Museum, Osaka; Funabashi Seibu Museum of Art; Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
    'Exhibition Road: Painters at the Royal College of Art', Henry Moore Gallery, London
    'Athena Art Awards 1988', Barbican Centre, London
    'The Presence of Painting', Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield
    Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
    Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
    'Selections from the Edward Albee Collection', Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania
    'The New Patrons', National Art Collections Fund at Christies, London
    Galerie Neuendorf, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    'Mixed Exhibition', Anne Berthoud Gallery, London
    'John Moores Exhibition 18', Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
    'Giotto 1994', Extra Moenia, Todi, Italy
    'Royal Academy Summer Exhibition', Royal Academy of Arts, London
    'British Abstract Art - Painting', Flowers East, London
    'Exhibition of shortlisted artists for the 1995 Jerwood Painting Prize', Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Royal Academy of Arts, London
    'Thirty Years of Northern Contemporaries', Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
    'British and American Abstract Prints 1990-1995', Alan Cristea Gallery, London
    'British Abstract Art Part 3 (Works on Paper)', Flowers East, London
    'Royal Academy Summer Exhibition', Royal Academy of Arts, London
    'Clients as Curators', Coller-Bristow Gallery, London
    'The Judge Hangs (A Personal Selection by Sir Stephen Tumin)', Michael Parkin Gallery, London
    'The Janet Wolfson de Botton Gift', Tate Gallery, London
    'Inaugural Exhibition', Miami Art Museum, Florida
    'Le corps du livre', L'oeuvre éditoriale de Gervais Jassaud Carré d'Art Bibliothèque, Nîmes, France
    'Small is Beautiful', Flowers East, London
    'Royal Academy Summer Exhibition', Royal Academy of Arts, London
    'Aspects of Modern British and Irish Art', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
    'British Abstract Art 3', Flowers East, London
    'Tate Unseen', The Gallery, Lincoln
    'Jean Cocteau', curated by Marc C Chaimowicz, Norwich Art Gallery, Norwich
    'Jean Cocteau', curated by Marc C Chaimowicz, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
    'Tom Bendhem: Collector', Contemporary Art Society Exhibition, touring, Ben Uri Gallery, London
    '1979', Bloomberg SPACE, London
    'Critic's Choice: Selected by William Packer', Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
    'Global Books - les livres d'artistes de Gervais Jassaud', Bibliothèque Carnegie, Médiathèque Jean Fala, La Comédie, Reims, France
    'Post War British Art and Ceramics', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
    'Aspects of Modern British & Irish Art', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
    'Seven British Artists in Milan, 1965-1975', Galleria Milano, Milan, Italy
    'Seven British Artists in Milan, 1965-1975', Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
    'Peter Phillips/Stephen Buckley', Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, Switzerland
    'Knock Knock: Seven Artists in Hastings', Jerwood Gallery, Hastings
    'As Wide as the Door is Open: Material Images', Fold Gallery, London