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

Selected Press

Frieze, March 2013
The Guardian
, April 2011

Education

1984

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

1988

Royal College of Art, London, MA Painting

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 Exhibitions

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

2020

Still Frame, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany

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.

2022

A Century of the Artist’s Studio 1920-2020, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

2020

The Unseen Masterpiece, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (online exhibition)
Le realtà ordinarie/ Ordinary Realities, Salone Banca di Bologna – Palazzo De’ Toschi, Bologna, Italy
The Collector’s Room, JGM Gallery, London, UK
Phase IV, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, London, UK
PS 81E, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany

2019

Spring 2019: Collected Works, Rennie Museum, Vancouver, Canada, CA

2018

Phase II – Imagining Architecture, institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse, Toulouse, France

2017

An Eyeful of Wry: Government Art Collection,Brynmor Jones Library Gallery, University of Hull, Hull, UK
Really?, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, 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.
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

Selected Talks and Teaching

2021

ANDREW GRASSIE: rules and other forms of freedom, in conversation with Marko Milovanovic, online conversation

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

Press

2021

Gavin, Francesca, Smaller is beautiful: the tiny but triumphant comeback of art miniatures, ft.com, 5 February 2021

2019

Matthias, Cassius (Ed.), YES & NO, Vol.2 Iss.02, pp.20-25

2017

Akcay, Tamara, Andrew Grassie at Maureen Paley, oneartcitizen.com, 24 December 2017.
Barnes, Andrew, East End exhibitions –five of the best for December, hackneycitizen.co.uk, 16 November 2017.
Cummins, Emma, Look, Look, Look Again: The Spurious Studios Of Andrew Grassie, thequietus.com, 9 December 2017.
Jones, Jonathan, Exhibitions: Five of the best, The Guardian, Guide, 18–24 November 2017, p. 32.
Palmer, Stephen, Best exhibitions of 2017: a-n writers pick their top shows of the year, a-n.co.uk, 14 December 2017.
Pernet, Diane, Andrew Grassie at Maureen Paley 18 November 2017 – 7 January 2018, ashadedviewonfashion.com, 5 November 2017.
–––, Andrew Grassie, myartguides.com, 6 November 2017.
–––, Documented Reality and Photographic Deception: Andrew Grassie at Maureen Paley, London, blouinartinfo.com, 21 November 2017.

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.