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First Name and Last Name

James Bland

City

London

Biography

About

Born 1979, Grimsby.

Exhibitions

Exhibition History

Solo Exhibitions

2019

  • Altogether Elsewhere, Gallery 286, London
  • Paintings 2019, Lilford Gallery, Canterbury

2017

  • An Artist in Flux, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California
  • Illuminations, Lilford Gallery, Canterbury

2015

  • Letting Light In, Lilford Gallery, Canterbury

2007

  • Wolfson College, Oxford University

Bibliography

2019

  • Seed, John, Disrupted Realism, Schiffer ISBN 0764358012
  • Pill, Steve, James Bland, Artists & Illustrators, August 2019

2018

  • Podlesnik, Joseph, Observational Drawing, Tempe Digital ISBN-13 9780986163753

2017

  • Morton, Walt etc., Poets Artists #86, The New Nude

2016

  • Bland, James, Imaginative Painting, Artists & Illustrators, December 2016, p. 76 – 78

2015

  • Vann, Philip, James Bland in the Ruth Borchard Collection, 01 January 2016

2014

  • Bland, James, introduction to Villaggi, Galleria Elle Arte, Sicily by Ilaria Rosselli del Turco
  • Eaton, Terri and Pill, Steve, Ones to Watch, Artists & Illustrators, April 2014

1993

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020

  • Heatherley’s Staff Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
  • Assemble 20, Shepherds Market, London

2019

  • Disrupted Realism II, Stanek Gallery, USA
  • Traces of Light, Tregony Gallery, Cornwall
  • Art of Painting Conference, Natsoulas Gallery, California

2018

Disrupted Realism, Stanek Gallery, USA

2015 – 2020

  • International Figurative Biennale, John Natsoulas Gallery, California

2013 – 2019

  • New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London

2017 – 2018

  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London

2017

  • Honouring the Legacy of David Park, Santa Clara University, California

2017

  • Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries, London
  • A&I Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries, London

2015                   

  • ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London, by invitation

2014

  • Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London
  • Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London

2013

  • Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, King’s Place, London

Education

Education History
  • 2005     MA Fine Art, Canterbury Christchurch University
  • 2003     BA (Hons) 1st Class in Fine Art, Canterbury Christchurch University
  • 1999     Diploma in Fine Art, Grimsby College

Research Interests

Interests

Portraits of NHS Heroes

Subject: Darren Neeld, Paramedic

Original Artwork: 24 cm x 34 cm, oil on panel

Quote from the Subject:

‘It’s been a humbling experience being part of the NHS through the pandemic, the support from the public has been amazing. The #portraitsfornhsheroes is a great example of some of the support we have received. Thank you for such an amazing portrait.’Darren Neeld

Associations

Member of
  • New English Art Club
  • Contemporary British Portrait Painters

Awards

Awards and Trophies
  • 2015         winner, Doreen McIntosh Prize
  • 2014         runner-up, Visitors’ Choice Award, Threadneedle Prize
  • 2013         1st Prize winner, Winsor & Newton Oil Painters Award
  • 2007         winner, Janet Konstam Travel Award
  • 2007         winner, Artist Residency, Centro Verrocchio, Tuscany
  • 2003,05  Darwin College, University of Kent

Contact Details

Website

http://www.jamesblandpaintings.com