• Born 1936, Essex, UK
  • Lives in Tarascon-sur-Ariège, France

Selected one - person exhibitions

  • 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.
  • 2015New 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

  • 'Transfiguring Surfaces' Exhibition catalogue, Arthouse 1, 2018. Essay by Della Gooden
  • 'Deaf School' Paul Du Noyer, Liverpool University Press 2013 pp. 40-1, 56, 64, 74, 232-1
  • 'Constructed Abstract Art in England - A Neglected Avant-Garde', Alastair Grieve, Yale University Press 2005, p54
  • 'David Saunders: Complexions', Exhibition catalogue, Dean Clough Galleries, 2002. Essay by David Ryan
  • 'Schriftenreihe 4', 2001, 'Malerie und Zeit', Forum Konkrete Kunst, Erfurt, pp. 33-36
  • 'Art Monthly', May 2000, exhibition review, 'The Wreck of Hope', p. 42
  • 'Photogenic Painting', Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault, Introduction by Adrian Rifkin, Courtauld, London 1999, pp. 33 - 34
  • 'Handbook of Modern British Painting and Printmaking,1900 - 1990', second edition 1998, p.273
  • 'Blank Page' Issue no. 3 London 1989
  • 'Studio International' November - December 1976, 'Art and Experimental Music' edition, p299
  • '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' May 1970, exhibition commentary. p.237
  • 'Studio International' September 1969, exhibition review, Terry Measham p. 87
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  • Art UK Collections:
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  • Email : saundersart3@gmail.com
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