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Peter Davies

Born 1970, Edinburgh, Scotland
Lives and works in London, UK

MA Fine Art Goldsmiths College University of London, UK

BA (Hons) Fine Art University of Brighton, UK

Solo Exhibitions

FUNCTION/RITUAL, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, New York, USA

INVOCATION, The Approach, London, UK 

The Epoch of Perpetual Happiness, The Approach, London, UK 

New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK

New Paintings, The Approach, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

The Decorator and The Thief, curated by George Vasey, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK

Painting About Painting, Simmons & Simmons, London, UK 

There Will Be New Rules Next Week, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK
Merci Mercy, co-curated by Christine Messineo and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, 980 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, USA
Surface, The Gallery@The Civic, Barnsley, UK

The Indiscipline of Painting International Abstraction from the 1960’s to Now, Tate St. Ives, UK; then travelled to Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, UK

Art, curated by Michael Craig-Martin, Galerie Haas Und Fuchs, Berlin, Germany 

The Making Of Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

Idiolects, Brown Gallery, London, UK
The Glass Onion Shop, Riflemaker at the A Foundation, London, UK
Previous John Moores Prizewinners, The Walker, Liverpool, UK
Starstruck: Contemporary Art and the Cult of Celebrity, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK
In The Beginning, University Art Gallery, University Of California San Diego, USA

Drawing 2007, The Drawing Room, London, UK
It Was The Best Of Time Outs, It Was The Worst Of Time Outs, Seventeen, London, UK

Gimpel Fils 60th Anniversary Show, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
For Peel; John Peel Tribute Show
, NoMoreGrey, London, UK

Looking At Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
London Calling, Galleri Kaare Berntsen, Oslo, Norway
Colour My World, Riflemaker, London, UK
Courage Is Stronger Than Fear: Recent Acquisitions to the Collection, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK

236th summer exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Opening Exhibition, The Saatchi Gallery, County Hall, London, UK
Pavilion, Bloomberg Space, London, UK

John Moores 22, Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, The Walker Museum and Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK, First Prize Winner
Summer Reading, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Fluent: Painting & Words, Centenary Gallery, London, UK
Fame and Promise, Gallery at 14 Wharf Rd, London, UK
Painting as a foreign Language, Centro Brasileiro Britanico, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Complementary Studies: Recent Abstract Painting, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK
233rd summer exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Patterns between object and Arabesque, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Denmark
Tail Sliding British Council Touring Exhibition, travelled to: Bergen Centre of Contemporary
Art Norway, Vilnius Contemporary, Lithuania, etc.

Salon, Delfina Project Space, London, UK
Recent Acquisitions, Tate Britain, London, UK

Neurotic Realism: Part Two, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Die Young Stay Pretty, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
Home and Away, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, USA

Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Royal  Academy of the Arts, London. Travelled to: Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY (through 1999)
Group Show, Waddington Galleries, London, UK
Artists and their Spread, Exmouth Market, London, UK

Die Yuppie Scum, Karsten Schubert, London, UK

Gothic, Lost in Space, London, UK
White Trash, Lost in Space, London, UK
Multiple Orgasm, Lost in Space, London, UK
Guess who’s coming to dinner, Brendan Quick’s House, London, UK


Rideal, Liz, How To Read Paintings: A Crash Course in Meaning and Method, Bloomsbury, London
Beers, Kurt, 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames & Hudson, London
De la Haba, Gregory, Peter Davies: Interview, WhiteHot Magazine, July

Clark, Martin, Shalgosky, Sarah and Sturgis, Dan, The Indiscipline of Painting, Tate St Ives/Mead Gallery

Craig-Martin, Michael, Art, Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin
Jones, Laura, Conversation with Sarah Thornton, A Hedonist's Guide to Art, Artica, p. 135

Collings, Matthew, Put Downs and Suck Ups: Matthew Collings’ Weekly Ventings on the Art World. No 41: Sign Up To My Visual Art Campaign, Saatchi Online TV & Magazine,, Saturday 12th December
Sherwin, Skye, Exhibitionist: The best art shows to see this week,,, Friday 4th December
De Cruz, Gemma, Peter Davies, Art & Music, Issue 01, p19-21
Lack, Jessica, Exhibitions, The Guardian Guide, 14-20 November, p. 39
Weinhart, Martina and Hollein, Max, The Making of Art, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and Walther Koenig
Taylor, Tot, Art, Guardian, 21st November, p. 3
Seabrook, John, The Abstractionist- Profile of Zaha Hadid, The New Yorker, 21st December, p. 120
Beech, Dave, Art and Text, Black Dog Publishing

De Cruz, Gemma, Back to his future- the legacy of Andy Warhol in art, Art & Music, Issue 03, p. 24-26
Grimley, Terry, Review of Starstruck, Birmingham Post, 29th April, p. 13
Freak, Dave, Review of Starstruck, What's On (Birmingham), 19th April
De Cruz, Gemma, Profile, Art & Music, Issue 01, p. 18-21
Robinson, Deborah, Starstruck, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Exhibition Catalogue
Evans, Mike, Defining moments in art, Octopus Books, p. 754-755

Liu, Catherine, Rank Judgement, Modern Painters, October, p. 45

Diary, Tate London, October
Calendar, Tate London, October
Frieze, Issue 100, Special cover with details of last 100 covers
O'Reilly, Sally, Review of 60th Anniversary Exhibition Gimpel Fils, Art Monthly, September, p. 31-32
Guner, Fisun, Review Gimpel Fils 60th Anniversary Show, Metro, 1st August, p. 25

Kent, Sarah, London Calling, Kaare Berntsen Galleri, Oslo

Leitch, Luke, From art to ashes, Evening Standard, 26th May, p. 3
Gayford, Martin, Ripple Effect, Telegraph Magazine, 31st May, p. 42
Davies, Peter, The Pleasure of paint, Modern Painters, Autumn, p. 44-45
Jones, Jonathan, Child's Play, The Guardian, 30th June, p. 11
Hackworth, Nick, Review of Pavilion, Evening Standard, 9th April, p. 49
Herbert, Martin, Review of Pavilion, Time Out London, 16th April, p. 54
Ellis, Patricia, 100 The work that changed British Art, Jonathan Cape and The Saatchi Gallery

Coles, Alex, Peter Davies: A New Sense of Nostalgia, Flash Art, Vol. XXXIV, no 223, p70-73

De Cruz, Profile, Art Review, March
Oddy, Jason, Modern Painters Originals, Modern Painters, Summer, p15-17
Hackworth, Nick, And New In At Number Three…, Evening Standard, Thursday 22 March,
Herbert, Martin, Peter Davies, Time Out, April

Ellis, Patricia, Peter Davies: Rewind Painting, Flash Art,Vol. XXXIII no 210, p92-93 

Shave, Stuart, Spiral Tap, i-D, The Cheeky Issue 


Arts Council
British Council
Frank Cohen Collection
HM Treasury
The Saatchi Collection
Simmons & Simmons
Southampton Museum and Art Gallery
Tate Gallery
Trevi Flash Art Museum, Italy
The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Wolverhampton Art Gallery