About

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Education:


2001-2003 Slade School of Art. Masters of Fine Art.
2001          Yale at Norfolk Summer Art Program, CT, USA
1998–2001 New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture
1999-2000 University College London, Slade School of Art Exchange Program
1996-1997 Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC, USA


Solo Exhibitions:


2020 Grip. Aleph Contemporary. London, UK
         Walker House. Diane Rosenstein Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, USA (Online)
2019 Possessions. Diane Rosenstein Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, USA
2017 Far From Tahiti. HemingwayArt, Oxford, UK
2013 Squash. Transition Gallery, London, UK
         Inatteso/Unexpected. Marco Rossi Arte Contemporanea, Pietrasanta, Italy.
2012 Unexpected. Galleria Ghetta, Ortisei, Italy.
         Inatteso/Unexpected. Marco Rossi Arte Contemporanea and Eventi Nove,
         Milan and Borgomanero, Italy.
2011 Heads or Tails. HemingwayArt, Oxford, UK
2010 Glossolalia. Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, USA
         Third Floor. Eventi Nove Arte Contemporanea, Torino, Italy
         Fishermen, Strawberry, and Devil Crab. Transition Gallery, London, UK
         Third Floor. Marco Rossi Arte Contemporanea, Verona, Italy
2009 My Friends. Jerwood Project Space, London, UK
         The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2007 Solo Project Space. Bridge Art Fair. London, UK.
         Reclamation Point. Bischoff/Weiss, London, UK
2006 The Norfolk Lesson. AR Contemporary. Milan, Italy
2005 Long Way Round. Bischoff/Weiss, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions:
 

2021 Foot-Face. Kingsgate Workshops, London, UK
         Lust Gruppenausstellung.  Galerie Hübner + Hübner, Frankfurt, Germany
         Next Generation Now. Ruth Borchard Collection, London , UK (Online)
         Drawing Biennial 2021, The Drawing Room, London, UK
2020 The Just, curated by Dan Coombs. Aleph Contemporary. London, UK
2019 Connections, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, UK
         Royal Academy Summer Show, Royal Academy, London, UK
         Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize, Piano & Noble, London, UK
2018 Pacific Breeze,  White Conduit Projects, London, UK
         40 C selected by Tabish Khan, ASC Gallery, London, UK
         Evening Standard Art Prize, National Gallery, London, UK
2017 Simmering, White Conduit Projects, London, UK
         Contemporary British Painting Prize, Richmond Museum, London, UK
         Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize, Piano & Noble, London, UK
2016 In This Soup We Swim.  Kingsgate Workshops, London, UK
         The Names. Transition Gallery, London, UK
2015 Contemporary Drawing from Britian, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, China.
         The Names. Sluice Art Fair, Transition Gallery, London, UK
         East End Painting Prize, The Rum Factory, London, UK
         The Auction of Desire, Transition Gallery, London, UK
2014 BFAMI Fundraising Event, Phillip's, London, UK
2013 Atomic, Transition Gallery, London, UK
         BFAMI Fundraising Event, Sotheby’s, The Roundhouse, London, UK
2012 Bad For You, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody. Shizaru Gallery. London, UK
         This is London, Shizaru Gallery. London, UK
         Summer, HemingwayArt, Oxford, UK
         Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
         Equinox, Transition Gallery, London, UK
2011 MiArt Fair, Marco Rossi Arte Contemporanea.  Italy
         Rabbia, Eventi Nove Arte Contemporanea, Torino, Italy
         Bologna Art Fair,  Marco Rossi Arte Contemporanea.  Italy
2010 Ajerman, Maggis, Ydanez.  Rosso27. Rome, Italy.
         Aqua Art Fair, Toomey Tourell Gallery, Florida, USA
         ART BLITZ, Transition Gallery, London
2009 thecentre:mk Painting Exhibition, FRINGEMK, Milton Keynes, UK
         Kunskog, 500 Dollars, London, UK
         Threadneedle Painting Prize 2009, London, UK
         Summer Show, Toomey-Tourrell Gallery, CA, USA
         Return to Reason, Shades and Woods, London, UK
         The Figure Show 09, Jill George Gallery, London UK
2008 Dreams -Michael Ajerman and Leonardo Greco.  Spirale Arte.  Monza, Italy
         awopbopaloobop, Transition Gallery, London, UK
         10 Years.  Tommey Tourell Gallery, CA, USA
         Frequencies, Michael Ajerman & James Kao.Tommey Tourell Gallery,  USA 
         Art Daegu, Michael Ajerman, Tess Jaray, & Rana Begum. 

         I-MYU Projects, Korea
         3 Points of View, Spirale Arte.  Verona, Italy
         Bridge Art Fair, Toomey Tourell Gallery, NY, USA
         East Wing Collection 8.  Courtauld Galleries.  London, UK
         The Painting Room.  Transition Gallery, London UK.
         The Figure Show 08, Jill George Gallery, London, UK
2007  Friends and Relatives.  Spirale Arte.  Milan, Italy.
          Bomberg’s Relevance.  Ben Uri Gallery, London, UK.
          Repetition and Sequence, Jerwood Space, London, UK
          Sequence and Repetition, Beldam Gallery, Brunel University, UK
          Creekside Open x2.  A.P.T  Selected by Victoria Miro.
2006  Mirror-Image, Artonomy Fine Art, Cornwall, UK
          Private: Staff Only, ICA, London, UK
          Enlightenment, Sotheby’s London, UK
2005  SCOPEmiami, Bischoff/Weiss, Miami, USA.
          ARTfutures 2005, Contemporary Arts Society, London
          The Figure Show 05, Jill George Gallery, London, UK
2004 The Relaxed Audience or Why Are We So Wise. Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London, UK
          Greetings from Chelsea, Edward Thorp Gallery. NY, USA
          DLA Art Award, Sarah Myerscough FA, London, UK
          ARTfutures 2004, Contemporary Arts Society, London, UK
          New Work, New Artists, Jill George Gallery, London, UK
          The Figure Show, Jill George Gallery, London, UK
2003  RA Summer Show, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
1999  Absolut Secret.”David McKee Gallery. New York, USA

Awards:

2018    Kitaj Research Fellowship, UCLA, USA
2014/2 Manhattan Graphics Center, SummerINK Scholarship
2003    British Institute Royal Academy Award
2003/2 Slade Bursary
1996    William Newman Memorial Painting Award

Lectures:

2019   ‘From Tipperary to Westwood’, New York Studio School, USA
           ‘In Conversation with William Feaver,’ Royal Drawing School, London, UK
2018   ‘From Tipperary to Westwood’, Kitaj Research Fellowship, UCLA, USA
2017   Artist's Talk with Alex Michon. Hemingway Art, Oxford, UK
2008   Artist's Talk. Courtauld Institute, King’s College, London, UK
2006   Artist's Talk. New York Studio School, NY, USA


Writing:

“Four Questions for Musa Mayer.” garagelandmagazine.blogspot.com March 2021
“Dawn in the Studio: Philip Guston.” garagelandmagazine.blogspot.com March 2021
“Friendship Through Greens and Reds.”  Garageland Magazine Issue 21.  2017
“David’s Days in the Hills.”  garagelandmagazine.blogspot.com Sept. 2016
“Akira’s Chaos.”  Garageland Magazine Issue 20.  2016
“Diving for Confessions, RB Kitaj.” Garageland Magazine.  Issue 19. 2015
“Some Girls, Lucian Freud at Ordovas.” garagelandmagazine.blogspot.com

             July. 2015
“Photographs of Desire, Esther Friedman.”  Garageland Magazine.  Issue 18.  2015
“Chuck Palahniuk, Interview.” Garageland Magazine.  Issue 17.  2014
“Lost in the Forest.” Garageland Magazine.  Issue 14.  2012
“Film of Reference: Apocalypse Now.” Garageland Magazine.  Issue 14.  2012
“Degas at the Royal Academy.” Garageland Magazine.   Issue 13.  2012                    “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.” Garageland Magazine.   Issue 12.  2011