SIMON CASSON

Biography

Education

Simon Casson Portrait

Simon Casson was born in York and was raised in Zambia. He completed his B.A in Fine Art at Exeter College of Art and Design with First Class Honours, then moved on to Central Saint Martins to study for a Postgraduate Diploma in Printmaking. His education was completed with three years studying at the Royal Academy Schools in London, gaining a Masters at the Painting School. Shortly after graduating, he began teaching Drawing, Printmaking, Photography and Painting at various Universities including Chelsea UAL and Bournemouth Arts Institute, and became a senior lecturer in Fine Art at Plymouth University. He now lives and works in rural Somerset, with his wife Sheridan, their three daughters and a couple of Romanian rescued dogs. 

1994

Royal Academy Schools, Royal Academy of Arts
MA Painting

1990

Central St Martins College of Art and Design, 
The London Institute
Central School Printmaking Postgraduate Diploma

1988

Exeter College of Art and Design
BA Ist Class Honours Fine Art

1987

Rotterdam Acadamie van Beelden Kunsten
Undergraduate Scholarship, Netherlands

1985

Barnsley College of Art and Design
Art and Design Foundation Studies

Solo Exhibitions

2023

Scheduled exhibition at Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Canada

2022

Simon Casson Downdacious
(Catalogue: Craytrus and Doomshaws essay by Sheridan Casson) Long and Ryle Gallery, London, UK

2018

Simon Casson Loury

Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada

2016

Simon Casson
Gibert Contemporary Arizona

Simon Casson Fardel
Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada

2013

Simon Casson Vur – Vore
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada

2012

Simon Casson Smeech and Hrain
(Catalog: text by Sheridan Casson) Long and Ryle, London, UK

Simon Casson Smeech and Hrain, Forde Abbey, Somerset, Artist Residence UK

2011

Simon Casson Lupercalia
Anne Reed Gallery, Idaho, USA

2010

Simon Casson Paintings from the Lupercalia series
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada

Simon Casson New Paintings from the Lupercalia series
Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

2009

Simon Casson Between past and present – The Thesmophoria Revealed
(Catalog: text contributions by Andrew Lambirth, Iain Gale, and 
an interview with the Artist by Frost and Reed)
Frost and Reed Gallery, London

2008

Simon Casson New Paintings
Frost and Reed Gallery, London

Simon Casson New Paintings
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Simon Casson The Great Daedala
Contrast Gallery, Shanghai, China

Simon Casson Daedala
Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada

2007

Simon Casson The Great Daedala
(Catalogue : text The Mark of Delirium and Destiny 
by Professor Wang Min’an)
Contrast Gallery, Beijing, China

2006

Simon Casson Catalogue of the Iliad
Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, USA

Simon Casson Catalogue of the Iliad II
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Simon Casson Empusae
(Catalogue : text Divining the Mannerist by Zeitgeist by Jay Merrick )
Long and Ryle, London

Simon Casson Paintings
(Catalogue : text A Contemporary Romantic by Dorota Kozinska.)
Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada

2005

Simon Casson Xanthus of the West Wind
Anne Reed Gallery, Idaho, USA

Simon Casson Malefic Deianeira
Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, USA

Simon Casson Paintings from the Aphrodites Ceinture Series
(Catalogue : text Making Offerings to the Gods by Andrew Lambirth )
Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada

2004

Simon Casson Aphrodite Ceinture
Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, USA

2003

Simon Casson Paintings from the Aphrodites Ceinture Series
Betley Projects, Phoenix, USA

2002

Simon Casson Epitome
(Catalogue : text A Gloss on the Old Masters by Andrew Lambirth )
Long and Ryle Gallery, London

Simon Casson Paintings from the Epitome series.
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

2001

Simon Casson The Vengeance of Orestes
Long and Ryle Gallery, London

2000

Simon Casson New Paintings
David Bietzel Gallery, New York, USA

Simon Casson New Paintings from the Tantalus Series
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Simon Casson Tantalus
(Catalogue : Introductory text by John Russell-Taylor)
Long and Ryle Gallery, London

1999

Simon Casson The Fate Clotho
The Arts Institute, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Simon Casson New Paintings from the Fate Clotho Series
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

1998

Simon Casson La ira de Aquiles
(Catalogue : text introductory by Sheridan McLardy )
AB Gallery, Barcelona Spain

Simon Casson Paintings from the Wrath of Achilles Series
Long and Ryle Gallery, London

1997

Simon Casson The Beast of Hyria
Brukmamn Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1996

Simon Casson The Eldest of the Fates
(Catalogue : text by Iain Gale with a introduction by
 Sheridan McLardy)
Long and Ryle Gallery, London, UK

1995

Simon Casson Recent Paintings
Ainscough Contemporary Art, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

2022

Eye to Eye

Selected works from the Lambirth Collection, University of Nottingham

Curated and exhibition essays  by Nicholas Alfrey and Neil Walker.

British Art Fair, represented by Long & Ryle

2017

Black Swan Arts , Frome
(Award winner)

2013 – 22

London Art Fair
Business Design Centre, represented by Long and Ryle

Art Toronto, International Art Fair
Toronto, represented by Gallerie de Bellefuille

Olympia Contemporary
London, represented by Long and Ryle

2011

Art Toronto, International Art Fair
Toronto, represented by Gallerie de Bellefuille

London Art Fair, Modern British and Contemporary Art
Business Design Centre, represented by Long and Ryle

Olympia Contemporary
London, represented by Long and Ryle

Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton International Fine Art Fair
New York, represented by Long and Ryle

International Gallery Exposition (CIGE)
Beijing, China. Represented by Pear Lam (Contrast) Gallery

Art Stage
Singapore International Art Fair. Represented by
 Pearl Liam (Contrast) Gallery

London Print Fair
Royal Academy of Arts, London. Represented by Long and Ryle

2010

Art Toronto, International Art Fair
Toronto, represented by Gallerie de Bellefuille

London Art Fair, Modern British and Contemporary Art
Business Design Centre, represented by Long and Ryle

Olympia Contemporary
London, represented by Long and Ryle

London Print Fair
Royal Academy of Arts, London. Represented by Long and Ryle

Art London
Represented by Long and Ryle

2009

Shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize
Mall Galleries, London

Toronto International Art Fair
Represented by Gallerie de Bellefeuille

2008

Bridge Hampton New York Art Fair
Represented by Scott Richards Contemporary Art

Hong Kong International Art Fair
Represented by Contrast Gallery (Pearl Liam Gallery)

Art London
Represented by Frost and Reed Gallery

Toronto International Art Fair
Represented by Gallerie de Bellefeuille

London Art Fair
Represented by Long and Ryle

2007

Los Angeles Art Show
Represented by Scott Richards Contemporary Art

London Art Fair
Represented by Long and Ryle

Art London
Represented by Long and Ryle

Art DC, Washington
Represented by Scotts Richards Contemporary Art

Hamptons Bridge Art Fair, New York
Represented by Scott Richards Contemporary Art

Beverly Hills Classic USA
Represented by Scott Richards Contemporary Art

20//21 London Art Fair
Represented by Long and Ryle

Toronto International Art Fair
Represented by Gallerie de Bellefeuille

Santa Fe Contemporary Art Fair
Represented by Scott Richards Contemporary Art

2006

Art Hamptons New York
Represented by Lisa Kurts Gallery

Scottsdale Art Fair, Arizona
Represented by Lisa Kurts Gallery

Beverely Hills Classic
Represented by Lisa Kurts Gallery

Art London
Represented by Long and Ryle

20/21 Contemporary
Represented by Long and Ryle

London Art Fair
Represented by Long and Ryle

Toronto Art International Art Fair
Represented by Gallerie de Bellefeuille

Palm Beach 3
Represented by Lisa Kurts Gallery

2005

Art Santa Fe
Represented by Lisa Kurts Gallery

Art Miami USA
Represented by Lisa Kurts Gallery.

Chicago Art Fair
Represented by Long and Ryle

Art Fortnight 2005
Represented by Long and Ryle

London Art Fair
Represented by Long and Ryle

Art London
Represented by Long and Ryle

20/21 Contemporary
Represented by Long and Ryle

Art Amsterdam Netherlands
Represented by Bruackmann Gallery

TE FAFA Maastrict
Represented by Bruackmann Gallery

Art Rotterdam, Netherlands
Represented by Bruackmann Gallery

2004

Art2004
Represented by Long and Ryle

Art London
Represented by Long and Ryle

Young Masters
Exhibition charting the influence of the Old Masters on Contemporary Art
Curated by Flora Fairbain, Art Fortninght, London

2003

Art2003
Represented by Long and Ryle

ArtLondon
Represented by Long and Ryle

Equine
Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho, USA
Curated by L Gilman

2002

Art2002
Represented by Long and Ryle

ArtLondon
Represented by Long and Ryle

Contemporary Narratives
Radcliffe Bailey, Simon Casson, Lawrence Gipe,
 Maverick Gonzalez, Julie Heffermann, John Walker 
and Carrie Mae Weems.
Curated by Glen Linberry, Director,
 Bentlley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

2001

Art 2001
Represented by Long and Ryle

Art London
Represented by Long and Ryle

Arco Madrid
Represented by AB Barcelona

Barcelona International Art Fair
Represented by AB Barcelona

Madrid Interantional Art Fair
Represented by AB Madrid

2000

Art2000
Represented by Long and Ryle

Art London
Represented by Long and Ryle

Madrid International Art Fair
Represented by AB Madrid

1999

Art99
Represented by Long and Ryle

1998

Introductions
Curated by Glen Linberry, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, USA

Art98 London International Art Fair
Represented by Long and Ryle

1997

Discerning Eye
Selected by Susan Moore
Mall Galleries UK

New Horizons
Royal Society of Painter – Printmakers, Bankside Gallery, London

1996

Making a Mark – The Figure
Drawing exhibition devoted to drawing including artists,
 Ken Currie, Mimmo Paladino, Simon Casson, Bruce McLean.
Curated by Sheridan McLardy, Mall Galleries, London

Discerning Eye
Selected by Martin Gayford, Mall Galleries, London

1994 -97

National Print Exhibition
Mall Galleries, London

1989-97

Royal Academy Summer Show
Royal Academy of Arts London

1994

Out of the Nineties
Selected London Postgraduates from Royal Academy of Arts, Royal College of Art, Slade, Goldsmiths and Chelsea
Mall Galleries, London

Awards and Scholarships

2012 -13

Artist in Residency at Forde Abbey, Somerset

1996

Discerning Eye Gallery Award. Mall Galleries, London
True Grain Award. National Print Exhibition
John Purcell Paper Award. National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries

1994

Royal Academy Medal for Distinguished Work. Royal Academy School of Painting
Daler Rowney Prize. Out of the Ninties 94. Mall Galleries, London
Royal Academy Creswick Prize for Landscape Painting. Royal Academy Schools
David Murray Prize for Landscape Painting. Royal Academy Schools
John Crompton Craftmanship Prize. Royal Academy Schools

1991-94

Royal Academy Painter-Stainers Scholarship. Royal Academy Schools
RTZ Scholarship. Royal Academy Schools
Leverhume Scholarship. Royal Academy Schools
Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers Scholarship. Royal Academy Schools
Associate Fellow (A.R.E) of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

1990

Cecil Collins Memorial Prize for Fine Art Studies. Central St Martins College of Art and Design

1989

Cohn Wolf Memorial Prize for Printmaking. Central College of Art

1988

Jane Hewitt Memorial Travel Scholarship. Exeter College of Art and Design

1987

Euramass Travel Scholarship and placement at Rotterdam Academie van Beelden Kunsten. Exeter College

Public and Private collections

HM King Charles III
Kleinwort Benson
Belmond Cadogan
Grantley Hall North Yorkshire
Bank of America
Savoy DTZ Investors
Havelin Antigues
Howe Green Manor
Lanson Communications
Shell UK
Conei Group
Citygroup
Leham Brothers
Cityindex
Randel Powers Interior Design
B.C Partners
Sun-Times Media Group
Lanesborough Hotel
Swiss Holdings PLC
John Brooks Inc
Barclays Bank PLC
The Escarpment, New Zealand
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Myres Castle, Scotland
Fox Films
Ted Danson & Mary Steenburgen
David Brown Tate Gallery
Jane Hamlin COO Silverback Productions
Steve Atherton KC

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