Born 1966, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Lives and works in London, United Kingdom.

Selected Press

Frieze, March 2013

The Guardian, April 2011

Education

  • 1984-88

    St. Martin’s School of Art, London, BA Hons Fine Art Painting

  • 1988-90

    Royal College of Art, London, MA Painting

Solo Exhibitions

  • (C) denotes that a catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition

  • 2017

    Maureen Paley, London, UK

  • 2016

    Fabrication, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany

  • 2012

    Andrew Grassie: Collected Works, Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver, Canada

  • 2011

    Maureen Paley, London, UK

  • 2010

    Archive, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany (C)

  • 2009

    Painting as Document, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (C)
    Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany

  • 2008

    Ingleby Gallery, with Daniel Buren, Edinburgh, UK
    Open Space, Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany

  • 2006

    Installation, Maureen Paley, London, UK
    Private, Sperone Westwater, New York, USA

  • 2005

    New Hang, Art Now, Tate Britain, London, UK
    Galleria Fabjbasaglia, Rimini, Italy

  • 2003

    Group Show, Mobile Home Gallery, London, UK

  • 2002

    Sculptures, Paul Morris Gallery, New York, USA

  • 2001

    Approach & Mobile Home Galleries, London, UK

  • 2000

    Straight Martini, Mobile Home Gallery, London, UK
    Paint With Winston, Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London, UK
    Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, USA

  • 1997

    Why Paint Spacemen, Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London, UK

  • 1996

    Newtonmore No More, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

  • 1995

    Panoptic, Islington Arts Factory, London, UK

  • 1994

    Galleries and Pools, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Group Exhibitions

  • (C) denotes that a catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition.

  • 2017

    Phase II - Imagining Architecture, Institut Supérieur des Arts de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
    An Eyeful of Wry: Government Art Collection,Brynmor Jones Library Gallery, University of Hull, Hull, UK
    Really?, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
    Fully Awake, blipblipblip, Leeds, UK
    Wundercamera, Telfair Museum, Savannah, Georgia, USA

  • 2016

    Westbund Art Fair- statement, Shanghai, China
    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Charlie Smith, London
    COMPLICITY, Artifice and Illusion, ZAP ZeitgeistArtsProject, London, UK
    El Dorado, curated by Juan Bolivar, Horation Junior Gallery, London, UK

  • 2014

    Proposition for an Infinite Garden, Government Art Collection, London, UK
    Summer Saloon Show, Lion and Lamb, London, UK
    A Sci-Fi World, Fox and Worthington Fine Art, Bridport, UK
    Wundercamera, The Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK
    Return Journey, Mostyn, Llandudno

  • 2013

    Summer, Collected Works, Rennie Collection, Vancouver
    Wundercamera, PM Gallery and House, London, UK

  • 2012

    Government Art Collection, Now and Then, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
    The Story of the Government Art Collection, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

  • 2011

    Cult of the Difficult, Cass Gallery, London.
    Somewhere In Between: Hypotheses and drifting, with or without photographs 1850-2010, Galerie Michele Chomette, Paris.
    Building Blocks: Contemporary Works from the Collection, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, USA

  • 2010

    Conversation Pieces, Act II, Confrontation, Scene 1: Thomas Ruff & Andrew Grassie curated by Jens Hoffmann, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany.
    The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, London, (C).
    Slow Paintings, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen

  • 2009

    The John Kobal Award, The Whitechapel Gallery, London.
    A Simple Plan 3/3, Maison Populaire, Montreuil, France.
    Screen, La Maison Populaire, Montreuil, France.

  • 2008

    I am never at home, Johnen Galerie, Berlin; Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne.
    Sculpting Time: Josef Albers Andrew Grassie On Kawara Giorgio Morandi Roman Opalka, Sperone Westwater, New York, (C).

  • 2007

    Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, (C).

  • 2006

    The Studio, Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane, Dublin, curated by Jens Hoffmann, (C).
    Obsession, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London.
    Territory, Contemporary Approaches to Landscapes and Environment, The Arts Gallery, University of the Arts London, London.
    Wrong, Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin, curated by Jens Hoffmann.

  • 2005

    In Search of the Real George Elliot, The Hatton Gallery. Newcastle.
    News from Nowhere, Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne. Switzerland.
    Seeing Things, Galleria Fabjbasaglia, Rimini, Italy (C).

  • 2004

    Revolution, Trailer, Mare Street Studios, London.
    If You Go Down To The Woods Today, Rockwell, London.
    John Moores 23, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
    Size Matters, Arts Council Touring Show, UK.
    Gifted, London Institute, London.
    Edge of the Real – A Painting Show, Whitechapel Gallery, London.
    Tonight, Studio Voltaire, London.

  • 2003

    Bad Behaviour, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; Hatton Gallery, Newcastle; Tullie House, Carlisle.
    Yes! I Am Very Far From Home, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury.

  • 2002

    Yes! I Am Very Far From Home, Nunnery Gallery, London.
    Magik, VTO Gallery, London.
    Poly.auto.graph.y, Center Gallery, Fordham University, New York.
    Guns’n’Roses, Trailer, London.
    Realistic Means, Drawing Center, New York.

  • 2001

    Government Art Collection, New Hang, British Embassy, Paris.
    Looking With/Out, Courtauld Institute, London.
    Mixed Ability, Corsica Studios, London.
    Trailer, Calvert Avenue, London.
    East 2001, Norwich Gallery, Norwich.
    Closer Still, Winchester Gallery, Winchester.

  • 2000

    3 Day Weekend-Dave Muller, Approach Gallery, London.
    Tabley, Tabley House, Knutsford.
    Green Green Grass of Mobile Home, Mobile Home, London.
    Inaugural, Rhodes & Mann, London.
    Art 2000, Business Design Centre, London

  • 1999

    Dot, various locations, UK.
    Making Something out of Nothing, Arthur R Rose, London.
    Up and Coming, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York.
    Cheers, Sun & Doves Gallery, London
    Up and Coming, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York
    Little, Jeffery Coploff Fine Art, New York

  • 1998

    Pretty Vacant, Artesium Gallery, Luton.
    Surfacing; Contemporary Drawing, ICA, London.
    Postcards on Photography, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh; Cameraworks, London;
    John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; Cambridge Darkrooms, Cambridge, (C).
    Sachs 5th Avenue, New York
    Group Show, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York
    Islington Art Fair, Business Art Centre, London

  • 1997

    From This Moment On, Approach Gallery, London.
    Paint By Numbers, London Siteworks, London.
    On Paper, Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London.
    Islington Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London

  • 1996

    Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
    Nerve, Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London.
    Die Yuppie Scum, Karsten Schubert Gallery, London.
    Exchange, Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, USA
    Eat Up Your Dinner, Layton Road, London

Awards and Prizes

  • 2005

    John Kobal New Work Award, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

  • 2004

    John Moores 23 – Special Merit, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

  • 1998

    Cite Des Arts, Paris, France

Solo Publications

  • 2006

    Andrew Grassie, Sperone Westwater / Maureen Paley

Publications

  • 2011

    Hodge, Nicky, Art, Power, Diplomacy, Government Art Collection: The Untold Story, Scala Publishers Ltd, June 2011, p.139.

  • 2007

    Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery
    The Studio, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

  • 2004

    A History of Scottish Art, Merrell
    Bad Behaviour, Arts Council
    Gifted, University of the Arts London / Arts Council

  • 2003

    Yes! I Am a Long Way From Home, Redgate press
    Art and Photography, Phaidon, edited by David Campany

  • 2002

    Transmisson: Speaking & Listening, Sheffield Halam University Press
    Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting, Phaidon

  • 2001

    Closer Still, Winchester School of Art
    East 2001,Norwich Gallery
    East Wing Collection, Courtauld Gallery

  • 1998

    Postcards On Photography, phoyrealism and the reproduction, Cambridge Darkrooms

Magazines and Periodicals

  • 2016

    Edwards, Rhys, Andrew Grassie: Within and Beyond Painting, ubcujah.com, 17th February 2016.

  • 2013

    Harris, Michael, Andrew Grassie, Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Frieze, March 2013. p.153-154.

  • 2010

    Coburn, Tyler, Berlin Reviews Marathon; Conversation Pieces / Johnen Galerie, Art Review, May 2010, p.96.

  • 2008

    Black, Catriona, Andrew Grassie: Painting as Document, Sunday Herald, 31 August 2008, p.31.
    Doubal, Rosalie, Andrew Grassie: Painting as Document, The List Festival Magazine, 7 August 2008, p.84.
    Luke, Ben, Andrew Grassie, Art World, August 2008, pp. 84-87.
    Jeffrey, Moira, Slowly but surely, Scotland on Sunday, 10 August 2008.
    Mansfield, Susan, Lost in our own space, The Scotsman, 16 August 2008.
    Whitechapel’s radical makeover, Art World, December 2008, p.18.

  • 2007

    Coomer, Martin, Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Modern Painters, June 2007, pp.114-115.
    Davidts, Wouter, The Studio, Artforum, April 2007, p.291.
    Griffin, Jonathan, Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Frieze, May 2007, p.157.

  • 2006

    Coomer, Martin, Andrew Grassie, Art Review, Issue 06, 2006, p 38.
    Geldard, Rebecca, Territory, Time Out London, 2006.
    Kraft, Jessica, New York: Sperone Westwater, Contemporary, No. 84, 2006, p 70, 71.
    Andrew Grassie, The New Yorker, 19 June 2006.
    Andrew Grassie at Maureen Paley, London, www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk , 2006

  • 2005

    Cumming, Lucy, Pull up a chair, The Observer, 9 May 2006.
    Derbyshire, Jonathan, Graduate – Andrew Grassie, University Of The Arts London, 2005, p 9.
    Dick, Sandra, The Edinburgh Evening News, 7 January 2005.
    Gobbo, Stephanie, La Liberte, 7 May 2005.
    Horlock, Mary, Intrigue in the paintings that defy time and space. Financial Times, 16 May 2005.
    Sumpter, Helen, Andrew Grassie: Tate Britain. Time Out London, 25 May 2005.
    University of the Arts Magazine, January 2005.
    Jones, Jonathan, Andrew Grassie, The Guardian, 6 June 2005
    Smaldone, Andrew, Class Acts, Art SEEN, December 2005.
    (on News From Nowhere, Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Lausanne), Eidelweiss, April 2005.

  • 2004

    Searle, Adrian, The Guardian, 30 November 2004.
    Dorment, Richard, The Daily Telegraph, 22 September 2004.
    Taylor, John Russell, Lord have Mersey, The Times, 29 September 2004.
    Jennings, Rose, Hello, this is Trigger. Get me room service, The Observer, 26 September 2004.
    Lambrianou, Nick, Tonight: Studio Voltaire, London, a-n Magazine, June 2004.
    Coomer, Martin, Belge du jour, Time Out, 14 April 2004.

  • 2003

    Group Show: Mobile Home, Kultureflash, October 2003.
    Kitamura, Katie, London : Mobile Home: Andrew Grassie: Group Show, Contemporary, Issue 59, October 2003.
    Behrman, Pryle, Yes! I am a Long Way From Home: The Nunnery, Contemporary, No. 49, 2003.
    Kent, Sarah, Yes! I am a Long Way From Home: The Nunnery, Time Out, 9 April, 2003
    Harrison, Sara, Yes! I am a Long Way From Home: The Nunnery, Art Monthly, April 2003.
    Yes! I am a Long Way From Home: The Nunnery, The Art Newspaper, April 2003.

  • 2002

    Kitamura, Katie, Andrew Grassie: Sculptures, Contemporary, September 2002.
    Korotkin, Joyce, Andrew Grassie: Paul Morris Gallery, The New Art World .com, September 2002.
    Johnson, Ken, Art in Review: Andrew Grassie Sculptures. New York Times, 12 July 2002.
    Güner, Fisun, Hitting Rock Bottom: Guns And Roses, Metro, 2002.
    Zoepf, Katherine, Realistic Means, Contemporary, May 2002.
    Thorncroft, Anthony, Monet in the bank?: Not at Flemings – where corporate art must be Scottish, The Business FT Weekend Magazine, 26 January 2002.

  • 2001

    Wilsher, Mark, Art Monthly, 9 September 2001.
    Godfrey, Mark, Andrew Grassie: The Approach & Mobile Home, Untitled, Summer 2001. Withers, Rachel, Artforum Online, 2001.
    Buck, Louisa, Louisa Buck’s choice of London contemporary galleries, The Art Newspaper, May 2001.
    Falconer, Morgan, Andrew Grassie: Approach & Mobile Home, What’s on, 2 May 2001.
    McLaren, Duncan, Independent on Sunday, 29 April 2001.
    O’Reilly, Sally, Andrew Grassie: Mobile Home, Time Out, 2 May 2001.
    Januaryuszek, Waldemar, It looks like a photograph, but is it?, Sunday Times, 13 May 2001.
    Sumpter, Helen, This is a Photo of a Painting of a Photo. Confused?, The Big Issue, April 2001.
    Sumpter, Andrew, Galleries: Choice: Andrew Grassie, Hot Tickets, 6 April 2001.
    McLaren, Duncan, Nine Ancestral Voices, Contemporary Visual Arts, Spring 2001.
    Neil, Ken, Books Review, Contemporary Visual Arts, Spring 2001.

  • 2000

    Parker, Graham, Tabley, Art Monthly, October 2000.
    Briers, David, Artists Newsletter, October 2000.
    McLaren, Duncan, Urban Spacemen, Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 30, 2000.
    Coomer, Martin, Green Green Grass: Mobile Home, Time Out, 2000.
    McLaren, Duncan, Pick of the Galleries: Straight Martini: Mobile Home, Independent on Sunday, 9 July 2000.
    Mizoguchi, Ayuka, London Zok, March 2000.
    Straight Martini, Evening Standard, 15 March 2000.
    McLaren, Duncan, Independent on Sunday, 20 February 2000.
    Andrew Grassie: Straight Martini, What’s on in London, 2 February 2000.
    Sumpter, Helen, Hot Tickets: Galleries Choice: Andrew Grassie: Straight Martini, Evening Standard, 28 January 2000.
    Glover, Izi, Andrew Grassie: Mobile Home, Time Out, 1 March 2000.
    Straight Martini, The Guardian: Space, 27 January 2000.

  • 1999

    Bittain, Divid, Creative Camera, February 1999.
    Mahoney, Elizabeth, You think this is a photograph?, Scotland on Sunday, 17 October 1999.

  • 1998

    Barrett, David, Art Monthly, November 1998.
    Herbert, Martin, Time Out, 9 September 1998.
    Ingleby, Richard, Independent, 5 September 1998.
    Johnson, Pat Passlof and Andrew Grassie, New York Times, 5 June 1998.
    Condon, Elizabeth, New York Examiner, October 1998.

  • 1997

    Brown, Neal, From this moment on…, Frieze, issue 39, 1997.
    Stapleton, Fergal, From this moment on…, Time Out, 1997
    (on ‘Why Paint Spacemen?’ at Jason&Rhodes), Evening Standard, 1997
    Artist of the Month, Tatler, August 1997.
    Slyce, John, Why Paint Spacemen?, What’s On, 13 August 1997.
    Coomer, Martin, (on ‘On Paper’ at Jason&Rhodes), Time Out, 1997.

  • 1996

    Lambirth, Andrew, What’s On, August 1996.
    Judd, Ben, Untitled, Autumn 1996.
    Fever, William, Observer, 28 July 1996.

Collections

Government Art Collection, London.
Catrin Collection USA.
Tate Collection, London.
Rennie Collection, Vancouver.
Zabludowicz Collection, London.
Goetz Collection, Munich.