Oliver Marsden

Born, 1973

Education and training

2007 Science Ltd., UK
1997 MFA Drawing & Paintings, Edinburgh College of Art
1995 BA Hons 1st Class Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh College of Art

Solo exhibitions

2011 Cult, Vigo Gallery, London
2009 In Praise of Light, Koumi Machi Kougen Museum, Koumi, Japan
2008 Illuminieren, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Leipzig
2008 Chromatique, The Fine Art Society, London
2008 Charis, Galerie Mourlot, New York
2007 Visual Harmonics, The Fine Art Society, London
2005 Sequence, The Blue Gallery, London
2003 Re:action, The Blue Gallery, London
2002 New Works, The Hub, Edinburgh
2001 Suffusion, The Blue Gallery, London
2000 Code 000, The Blue Gallery, London
1999 Amorphean, The Letham Gallery, Auckland
1998 Amorpheus, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
1998 Amorpheus, Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh
1998 Liquemorph, The Blue Gallery, London
1997 Liquiform, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York

Selected group exhibitions

2012 London Twelve Contemporary British Art, City Gallery Prague
2012 Before You Leave, The Goods Shed Stroud
2012 The Open West, Gloucester Cathedral
2010 Vida, Pasion y Muerte, Mexican Embassy, Berlin
2010 Re:public, Chelsea Futurespace, London
2010 Eye Poppers Big and Bold, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan
2010 Tondo, The Fine Art Society, London
2009 Imperium, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Leipzig
2009 Keep Dark: Inaugural exhibition, Dvorak Sek Contemporary, Praque
2009 Art and Science, Cynthia Reeves Contemporary, New York
2008 INDEX 2: Pulsion, Galeria Hilario Galguera, DF, Mexico
2008 Visual and Other Pleasures, The Illustration Gallery, Stroud
2008 La Llegada de los Barbaros, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Leipzig
2007 INDEX: Esperando a los Barbaros, Galeria Hilario Galguera, DF, Mexico
2007 Multiple Occupancy, Meantime Project Space, Cheltenham
2007 Unfinished Symphony, The Fine Art Society, London
2007 Monochrome II, The Fine Art Society, London
2007 Darbyshire Award, Stroud Museum, Stroud
2007 Five by Severn, The Wool Barn, Frampton-on-Severn
2007 Some Vacant Accommodation, Stroud Valleys Artspace, Stroud
2006 Young and British, JGM Galerie, Paris
2005 Re:sound - Sound Animation Performance, The Space, Stroud
2004 Paintings that Paint Themselves or So it Seems, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan
2003 Sine, 11A Studios, Gloucester
2002 ArtAid 2002, Bloomberg Space, London
2001 Saturated Skins, Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland
2000 Manifesto, The Blue Gallery, London
1999 Winter Show, Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland
1999 Bundle, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
1998 The Privy Offsite, Alannah Weston, London
1997 Three Plus One, Beaux Arts Gallery, London
1996 Inside, Outside, Above and Below, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
1996 Imports, Exports and Deports, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland
1996 Contemporary Art at the Courtauld, The Courtauld Institute, London
1996 Scottish Society of Arts, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
1996 Artists of Fame and Promise, Beaux Arts Gallery, London
1996 Hunting Art Prize, Royal College of Art, London
1995 135th Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow
1995 Canvassing Perceptions, Philip Godsall Gallery, London


2010 Dub - 10 Rochester Row, Future|City, Westminster, London
2004 Fade - The Lighthouse, Future|City, Canary Wharf, London
2003 Focus - The Grove Spa, Watford, UK

Selected Publications

In Praise of Light, Noriyoshi Horiuchi (London, 2010)
Chromatique, Matthew Collings, The Fine Art Society (London, 2008)
Charis, Colin Glen, Galerie Mourlot (New York, 2008)
Visual Harmonics, Damien Hirst and Colin Glen, The Fine Art Society (London, 2007)
Alternative Realities, Roy Exley, The Blue Gallery (London, 2001)

Awards and Residencies

2009 Horiuchi Studio Residency, Koumi, Japan
2000 Prince's Trust Award
1998 The Hope Scott Trust Development Award
1998 The Scottish Arts Council Development Award
1996 Andrew Grant Scholarship, Edinburgh College of Art
1996 William Gillies Travel Scholarship, Royal Scottish Academy
1995 The Arthur Anderson Prize - Best Young Artist, Royal Glasgow Institute
1995 The George Jackson Hutchinson Award, ECA

Public and Private collections

David Roberts Foundation, London
Horiuchi Collection, Japan
Kresge Art Museum, Michigan
Murderme Collection, London
Robert Devereux Collection, UK
Royal Bank of Scotland
St James' Group, London
The Weisman Art Foundation, LA