Albert Irvin

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2020  Albert Irvin OBE, RA Brought to Light, the Unseen Watercolours, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

2019 Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol,    UK
2018 Albert Irvin The Late Works 2000-2014, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
2015 Albert Irvin RA OBE, Painting the Human Spirit, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
2015 Albert Irvin, Gouaches and Prints, University Gallery & Baring Wing, Northumbria            Universitz Gallery,
2015 Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
2013 Albert Irvin, Crosstown, Advanced Graphics, London, UK
2012 Albert Irvin, Borris House, Barrow River Arts Festival, Ireland
2012 Albert Irvin at 90: a survey exhibition, Clifford Chance, London, UK
2012 Fidelio, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
2012 Royal Oak, Monoprints, Advanced Graphics London, London, UK
2011 Print Retrospective, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK
2011 Inextinguishable, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
2011 Albert Irvin RA: From Holyrood to Stratford, Sir Hugh Casson Room, Royal Academy, London, UK
2010 New Work, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
2010 Print Retrospective, Advanced Graphics London/ Kings Place, London, UK
2010 Tabard: Albert Irvin, Churchill College, Cambridge, UK
2009 Albert Irvin: A Retrospective, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK
2009 Albert Irvin, Galerie Gimpel & Müller, Paris, France
2008 Albert Irvin, Manton Wing staircase display, Tate Britain, London, UK
2008 Albert Irvin, Peppercanister, Dublin, Ireland
2008 Recent Prints, Advanced Graphics London, UK
2008 Albert Irvin: A Retrospective, Kings Place Gallery, London, UK
2008 Albert Irvin: Six Paintings, Kings Place Foyer, London, UK
2007 Urban Journey, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
2006 New Works, Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2005 New Editions and Monoprints, Advanced Graphics, London, UK
2004 Midsummer, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
2003 Paintings and Prints, Storey Gallery, Lancaster, UK
2002 Four Score, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
2002 Malerei, Galerie Stuhler, Berlin, Germany
2001 Paintings & Prints 1991-2001, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Ireland
2000 Prints & Paintings 1980-2000, Advanced Graphics, London, UK
1999 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK
1999 Orion Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
1998 Abbaye Saint-André, Centre d’art contemporain, Meymac, France
1998 Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax, UK
1997 Galerie Stühler, Berlin, Germany
1997 Galerie Wassermann, Berlin, Germany

1996 Gimpel Fils, London, UK
1996 Millfield School, Somerset, UK
1996 Oriel Theatre, Clwyd, Wales
1995 Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
1994 Powell Moya Partnership, London, UK
1994 Gimpel Fils, London, UK
1994 Wasserman Galerie, Munich, Germany
1994 Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
1993 Campo Vlaamse Kaai, Antwerp, Belgium
1993 Bodilly Gallery, Cambridge, UK
1992 Galeria Punto, Valencia, Spain
1992 Oxford Gallery, UK
1992 Galerie Klaus Lupke, Frankfurt, Germany
1992 Gimpel Fils, London, UK
1992 Wolf At The Door, Penzance, UK
1991 Playhouse Gallery, Harlow, UK
1991 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University, UK
1990 Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
1990 Gimpel Fils, London, UK
1990 Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK
1990 Oriel and Chapter Galleries, Cardiff, Wales
1990 Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK
1990 Gallery Monochrome, Brussels, Belgium
1989 Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
1989 Carine Campo Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
1988 Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York, USA
1987 Carine Campo Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
1986 Gimpel Fils, London, UK
1986 Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
1985 Coventry Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1985 Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
1985 Arcade Gallery, Harrogate, UK
1984 Gimpel Fils, London, UK
1984 Demarcation, Edinburgh Festival, Scotland
1983 Third Eye Centre Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
1983 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
1982 Gimpel Fils, London, UK
1982 Goldsmiths College Gallery, London, UK
1981 Manchester Polytechnic Gallery, UK
1980 Acme Gallery, London, UK

 

Selected Group Exhibitions


2020 Cross Altlantic (online), Gazelli Art House, London, UK
2019 British Abstraction: Mixed Exhibition, Whitford Fine Art Gallery, London, UK
2019 St Ives Modern British Contemporary: 15th May-31st, The Nine British Art, London, UK
2018 Albert Irvin and John Golding, Celebrating 10 Years at Kings Place., London, UK
2017 MONO - An Exhibition of Unique Prints, Flowers Gallery, London, UK
2017 Modern & Contemporary Prints, The Art Stable, UK
2017 Collector’s Choice, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
2013 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
2013 Alan Davie RA and Albert Irvin RA, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
2013 London Group Centenary Exhibition, Pitzhanger Manor Gallery & House, London, UK
2013 British Prints, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
2013 The Horse that has Visions of Immortality, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
2012 Summer Exhibition, Kings Space Gallery, London, UK
2012 Barrow River Arts Festival, Borris House, Ireland
2012 Encounter: The Royal Academy in Asia, Singapore
2012 Encounter: The Royal Academy in The Middle East, Doha, Qatar
2011 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
2010 Come to Richmond, The Richmond Hill Gallery, Surrey, UK
2010 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
2010 Colour is the Keyboard, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
2009 Open Exhibition, The London Group, London, UK
2009 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
2008 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
2008 The Colour Show, Hilton Young Fine Art, Penzance, UK
2007 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
2006 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
2006 Summer Exhibition, Lemon Street Gallery, Cornwall, UK
2006 Realites Nouvelles, Paris, France
2006 Painting by Other Means: Non-figurative works from the collection of the Irish 2006 Museum of Modern Art, Oriel
2006 Mostyn Gallery, Wales
2005 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
2005 1979, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK
2005 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2004 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
2004 174th RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2004 Tracing the Land, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
2003 The London Group, Peter Clossick at The Gallery in Cork Street, London, UK
2003 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
2003 Cabinet Paintings, Compass Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

2001 Square Root, Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London, UK
2001 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
2001 Selection from Collection of Royal Bank of Scotland, City Art Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2001 Works on Paper, Galerie Stuhler, Berlin, Germany
2001 Zen and the Art of Cities, Rivington Gallery, London, UK
2001 Create Quarters, Museum of London, UK
2001 RWA, Bristol, UK
2001 RHA, Dublin, Ireland
2001 The London Group, Walk Gallery, London, UK
2000 Small is Beautiful, Flowers East, London, UK
2000 Local Colour, Bury St. Edmunds Gallery, UK
2000 City Art Gallery, London, UK
2000 Summer Prospects, Orion Gallery, Ostend, Belgium
2000 5 British Painters, Flowers West, Los Angeles, USA
2000 Galerie Stuhler, Berlin, Germany
2000 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
2000 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London, UK
2000 Advanced Graphics at Original Print Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
1999 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London, UK
1999 Kunst Schmuck Kunst, Galerie Stuhler, Berlin, Germany
1999 Compas Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
1999 21, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK
1999 Small is Beautiful, Flowers West, Los Angeles, USA
1999 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
1998 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London, UK
1998 25 Years of the Visual Arts, Bulter Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
1998 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
1997 The Subjects of Art, Nat West Group Art Collection, UK
1996 Small is Beautiful, Flowers East, London, UK
1995 Cabinet Art, Jason and Rhodes, London, UK
1995 10 Years in Galerie Im Griechenbeisl, Vienna, Austria
1995 British Abstract Painting, Atkinson, Millfield, Somerset, UK
1994 Here and Now, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
1994 Painters and Prints, Curwen Gallery, London, UK
1994 Castlefield 10th Anniversary, Castlefield Gallery and Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
1994 Contemporary Prints, Flowers Graphics, UK
1994 British Abstract Painting, Flowers East, London, UK
1994 Critics Choice, Clare Henry, NS Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
1994 12 Contemporary British Printmakers, Karelian Republic Art Museum, Russia
1993 CCA Galleries, London, UK
1993 Flowers East Gallery, London, UK

1993 Egyptian International Print Triennale, Giza, Egypt
1993 The Byker Art Show, Newcastle, UK
1992 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (Invited artist), 1993, 1994 and 1995, London, UK
1992 Whitechapel Open (Invited artist), London, UK
1991-3 Courtauld Institute Loan Collection, London, UK
1991 Bradford Print Biennale at Royal College of Art, London, UK
1991 Gimpel Fils - Bath Festival (with Alan Davie)
1991 Downeen Collection, Co. Cork, Ireland
1991 Guinness Hop Store, Dublin - European large format print-making, Ireland
1991 Centenary Exhibition (Selector), Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, UK
1991 Peter Stuyvesant Collection
1991 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1990 Great British Art Show, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, Scotland
1989 International Print Biennale, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1989 The Experience of Painting, Laing Gallery, Newcastle, UK
1988 Beattie, Hoyland, Irvin, Sunderland, UK
1988 Presence of Painting, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, touring Carine Campo Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
1988 European Biennale Graphic Art, Baden-Baden, Germany
1987 Royal Academy (prizewinner), and in 1988, 1989, London, UK
1986 Bradford Print Biennale (prizewinner) and in 1990, UK
1985 Home and Abroad, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
1984 ROSC ‘84, Dublin, Ireland
1983 Contemporary British Painters, Madrid, Spain
1982 Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1980 Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1980 John Moores Liverpool, and in 1982 (prizewinner) 1987, 1989 and 1991, 1995, UK

 

Public Collections

 

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Arts Council of Great Britain, UK
Birmingham City Art Gallery
Blackburn Art Gallery, UK
British Council, UK
Huddersfield Art Gallery, UK
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Manchester City Art Gallery, UK
Mappin Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Neue Gallerie der Stadt Linz, Austria

New England Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia

Pensecola Museum, Florida, USA
Schindler Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
Städtische Kunstsammlungen, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Stoke City Art Gallery, UK
Stuyvesant Collection, Holland, Netherlands
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK

 

Education/ Awards


1940 Northampton School of Art
1946-50 Goldsmiths’ College School of Art, University of London
1962-83 Teaching at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art, London
1968 Arts Council Award to visit USA
1975 Arts Council Major Award
1998 Elected Royal Academician
1999 Elected Honorary member of Royal West of England Academy
2012 Honorary Fellowship, Plymouth College of Art
2013 OBE award for services to the visual arts