Born 1936, Essex, UK

Lives in Tarascon-sur-Ariège, France

Selected one - person exhibitions

2016

La Galerie at The Lycée Gabriel Fauré, Foix

2014

Mummery-Schnelle Gallery, London

Art Rotterdam Biennale, Netherlands

2008

La Galerie, Foix

2003

Forum Konkrete Kunst, Erfurt

2002

Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax

SEVEN SEVEN, Gallery, London

1995

Avivson Fine Art, London

1983

South Square Gallery, Thornton

1980

Liverpool Academy

1979

Sally East Gallery, London

1974

Lucy Milton Gallery, London

Bluecoats Gallery, Liverpool

1970

Gardner Centre Gallery, University of Sussex

1967

Bristol Arts Centre

1965

A.I.A. Gallery, London

 

Selected group exhibitions

2018 'Transforming Surfaces' Arthouse 1, London.

2017 'Ground, Rules, Paintings: a Quartet'. Galerie Lycée Gabriel Fauré, Foix

2016-17 'Systems 1972' Tate Britain, London.

2015 New Art Projects, London

2014 Conversations with Marlow Moss, Ampersand Model, Leeds, UK

2011 ‘Homage to the Founding Generation’ Institut für neue technische Form, Darmstadt

2009 ‘Walking 2’ La Galerie, Foix ‘Homage to the Founding Generation’Forum Konkrete Kunst, Erfurt

2008 ‘A Rational Aesthetic’ Southampton City Art Gallery

2007 ‘Wunderkamer’ Galerie St. Johann, Saarbrücken

2006 ‘The Stars Down to Earth’ The Nunnery, London

2004 Multiple Grafik und Objecte, Galerie St. Johann, Saarbrücken

2003 ‘Ten 10 Zehn’ Forum Konkrete Kunst, Erfurt

2002

‘25+25’ Galerie St. Johann, Saarbrücken

‘Serious Pleasure’, Centro Modigliani, Florence

Contemporary Art Society ‘ARTfutures’, City of London School

‘Eyes and Ears and Ears and Eyes’, The Nunnery, London

2000

‘The Wreck of Hope’ The Nunnery, London

Contemporary Art Society ‘ARTfutures’, The Barbican Centre, London

Saunders, Bonnefoi, Pinceman et. al., Galerie le Carré, Lille,

1999

‘Painting and Time, The Nunnery, London

1998

‘Grossbritanien, Konstructive-Konkret’ Forum Konkrete Kunst, Erfurt

1996

‘Ten Artists from the British Isles’, JNJ Gallery, Prague

1995

‘Mostyn Open 5’, Oriel Mostyn, LLandudno

1993

‘A Different Contexture’ (David Saunders and Jagjit Chuhan), Acorn Gallery, Liverpool

1992

‘Mostyn Open 4’, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno

1990

‘1000 Cubic Centimetres’, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen

‘Blank Page 3’ Black Bull Gallery, London

‘Mostyn Open 2’, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno

1989

‘Complexions’ (David Saunders, Nichole Charlette and Richard Bell) Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax and Galerie l’Ideé, Zoetermeer

1987

‘1000 Cubic Centimetres - Geometrical Miniatures’, Galerie de Sluis, Leidschendam

1986

‘Colour Presentations’, Gardner Centre Gallery, University of Sussex, Stoke on Trent City Museum, Spacex Gallery, Exeter

‘Colour Constructions’, Exhibiting Space, London

‘Systematic and Constructivist Drawings’, Wentworth Gallery, University of York

1983

‘Four British Constructivists’ Engstrom Gallery, Stockholm

1980 ‘Artists’ Books’, Galerie Lydia Megert, Berne

1979

Cleveland International Drawing Bienale.

1978

‘Rational Practice’, Gardner Centre Gallery, University of Sussex

1976

‘English and Dutch rational Drawings’, Galerie de Volle Maan, Delft

‘Rational Concepts’, Kunstcentrum het Badhuis, Gorinchem

‘British Constructivists’ Kunstsammlung, Gelsenkirchen

1975

‘Ways of Making’ Chapter, Cardiff and Arts Council tour Art ’75 Basle

1974

IKI ’74, Düsseldorf

1973

‘Themes and Variations’, ICA, London

1972-3

‘Systems’, Whitechapel Gallery, London and Arts Council tour

1970

‘Matrix’, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

1969

‘Systems’, Amos Anderson Museum, Helsinki

‘Art in Wales, the 20th Century’, National Museum of Wales

1967

‘Survey ’67- Abstract Painting’, Camden Arts Centre, London

Edinburgh Festival Open 100 (prizewinner)

1966

‘Undefined Situation’, Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff

1960

‘Tomorrow’s Artists’, Grabowski Gallery, London

1959

‘Young Contemporaries’, RBA Galleries, London

 

Selected collections

Tate Gallery, London

Southampton City Art Gallery

Arts Council of England

Arts Council of Wales

The British Library, London

Conoco -Philips Collection, Warwick

Dean Clough Collection, Halifax

Forum Konkrete Kunst, Erfurt

Gemeente Museum, The Hague

Logica PLC, London

Rijksmuseum Meermano, The Hague

Stamford University, USA

University of Sussex

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 

Selected bibliography

'Deaf School' Paul Du Noyer, Liverpool University Press 2013 pp. 40-1, 56, 64, 74, 232-1

Studio International September 1969, exhibition review, Terry Measham p. 87

Studio International May 1970, exhibition commentary. p.237

Studio International May 1972, interview on Arts Council ‘Systems’ exhibition, Malcolm Hughes pp. 200 – 203

‘Systems’, Arts Council exhibition catalogue 1972. Texts by Stephen Bann and the artist. pp. 13, 40 – 42

Studio International November – December 1976, ‘Art and Experimental Music’ edition, p299

Blank Page Issue no. 3 London 1989

Handbook of Modern British Painting and Printmaking,1900 – 1990, second edition 1998, p.273

Photogenic Painting, Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault, Introduction by Adrian Rifkin, Courtauld, London 1999, pp. 33 - 34

Art Monthly, May 2000, exhibition review, ‘The Wreck of Hope, p. 42

Schriftenreihe 4, 2001, ‘Malerie und Zeit’,

Forum Konkrete Kunst, Erfurt, pp. 33-36.

Constructed Abstract Art in England – A Neglected Avant-Garde’, Alastair Grieve, Yale University Press 2005, p54

 

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email: saundersart3@gmail.com

 

Address: 24 rue Gabriel Péri, 09400 Mercus, France

DAVID SAUNDERS

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