Simon Periton

Born 1964, Kent; Lives in London.


1990 St. Martin's School of Art

Solo Exhibitions

2018 ‘YOUR WAR, MY LOVE’, GS Artists, Swansea
2015 ‘Multiple Store at Canary Wharf’, One Canada + Jubilee Park, London
  ‘Celestial Agriculture’, New Art Centre Sculpture Park & Gallery, Salisbury
2013 ‘The Rose Engine’, The Modern Institute, 14—20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
2011 ‘Simon Periton and Alan Kane, The Asbo Mystery Play and other public works’, Sadie Coles HQ, London (69 South Audley Street)
  ‘Simon Periton and Alan Kane, The Gild The Lily Flies’, Sadie Coles HQ, London (9 Balfour Mews)
2009 ‘Spirits of Salt’, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2008 ‘A Rabble of Butterflies’, Galerist, Istanbul
2007 The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  ‘Back to Nature’, Sadie Coles HQ, London
  ‘Sordid Sentimental’, Vacio 9, Madrid
2005 ‘The Penis Mightier than the Sword’, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Simon Periton’, Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh
2004 ‘Street’, Changing Role Gallery, Naples
  ‘The Edge of the World’, Sadie Coles HQ, London
  ‘Ragamuffin’, Vacio 9, Madrid
2003 ‘Flag’, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
  ‘Mint Poisoner’, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
  ‘Snip Riot Omen’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  ‘Premonitions’, Gorney Bravin
2002 ‘Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus Quinquefolia)’, collaboration with Raf Simons, Paris
2001 ‘Simon Periton’, Galerist, Istanbul
  ‘Cold warmed up’, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2000 ‘Argy Bharji’, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
  Statements Booth, Basel Art Fair
1999 ‘Barroquade, Simon Periton’, foyer project at the Hayward Gallery, London
1998 Camden Arts Centre, London
1997 British Council Window Gallery, Prague
  Habitat, Kings Road (with David Thorpe)
  ‘Dandeliceum’, Sadie Coles HQ, London
  Skinner's Cage, London
1994 ‘Strange Spectacle’, Gallerie 217, Sportsverbande (with Alan Kane)
1993 ‘Weekender’, Caledonia Street, London (with Alan Kane)
  ‘Gild the Lily’, E1, London (with Alan Kane)
1992 Bipasha Ghosh, London
1991 ‘Hope Project’, Frieze Art Fair, London (with Georgie Hopton)
  ‘Olde World’, The Caraway Installation, Butlers Wharf (with Georgie Hopton)
  ‘Seeds of Hope’, Wilson Hale, London (with Georgie Hopton)

Group Exhibitions

2019 ‘On Paper’, Gallery Oldham, Oldham
  ‘Alan Kane’s 4 Bed Detached Home of Metal’, The New Art Gallery Walsall
2018 ‘Frieze Sculpture 2018’, Regent's Park, London
2016 ‘The Peculiar People’, Focal Point Gallery, Essex
  ‘Uncommon Chemistry’, Observer Building, Hastings
2014 ‘Regenerate Art’, Kunstverein Munchen, Germany (with Alan Kane)
  ‘5 Pancras Square’, Swiss Cottage Gallery, London
  ‘Return Journey’, Mostyn, Lladudno
2012 Artpace, San Antonio (Dikeou Collection / Artpace exhibition swap)
  ‘Red, White and Blue’, CHELSEA space, London
2011 ‘Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection’, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
  ‘The Hepworth Wakefield: A Celebration Backbone: Modern British Sculptors’, New Art Centre Sculpture Park & Gallery, Salisbury
2010 ‘Undone: Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture’, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
  ‘The Term (Reality)’, Paul Stolper, London
  ‘The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art’, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
  ‘E&K Arts Launch Collection’, Sotheby's, London ('the exhibition')
2009 ‘The Dark Monarch’, Tate St Ives, Cornwall
  ‘Love Me or Fuck Me but don't do both’, Flowers, London
  ‘Scherenschnitte – Kontur pur’, Museum Bellerive, Zurich
2008 ‘London Calling’, Grusenmeyer Art Gallery, Deurle, Belgium
  ‘Three by Three (3)’, Sunbury House, London
  ‘The Dark Monarch’, Tate St Ives, Cornwall
2007 ‘Effigies’, Modern Art, London
  ‘Wunschwelten’, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
2006 ‘Paper’, Platform 3, London
  ‘Sarah & Simon’, Platform 3, London
2005 ‘Ideal Worlds: New Romanticism in Contemporary Art’, Schirn Kunsthalle, Zurich
2004 ‘Four-ply’, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
  ‘Paper’, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London
  ‘Stategies of Desire’, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel
  Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy
  ‘Angelo Filomeno, Simon Periton, Philip Taaffee, Francesco Vezzoli, Gorney Bravin + Lee’, New York
2003 ‘Guided by heroes’, a project by Z33, Hasselt
  ‘Cut Out’, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich
  Contemporary British Art Exhibition, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle
  ‘Twilight’, Gimpel Fils, London
  ‘Post Flat’, Lock, Philadelphia
  ‘Rendered’, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
2002 Summer Exhibition, Kagan Martos Gallery
2001 ‘Tailsliding’, Kunsthall, Bergen (British Council touring exhibition. Touring to Kunsthall, Bergen; Centre of Contemporary Art, Vilnius; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tallinn; House of Artists, Brno; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Turku Art Museum, Turku)
  ‘A new horizon’, Art:Concept, Paris
  ‘City Racing 1988-1998: a partial account’, ICA, London
  ‘SchattenRisse/Shadows, Silhouettes and Cut-outs’, Lenbbachaus Kunstbau, Munich
  ‘The Multiple Store’, New Art Centre Sculpture Park & Gallery, Salisbury
  ‘Dead’, The Roundhouse, London
2000 ‘Konfrontace’, Czech Centre, London
  ‘INNER CITY PRESSURE’, Galerie No-D (roxy), Prague (curated by Radek Vana)
  ‘Hoxton HQ’, Sadie Coles HQ at Hoxton House, London
1999 ‘Show It Off’, Art.TM Gallery, Inverness
  ‘NewOldTown’, Casey Kaplan, New York (curated by Liam Gillick)
  ‘Limit Less’, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (curated by Matthew Higgs)
  ‘Natural Dependency’, Jerwood Space, London
  ‘Phillip Treacy- Autumn/Winter 1999 Collection’, New York Fashion and London Fashion Week, New York/London (collaboration on hat design)
  ‘Gallery Swap’, Sadie Coles HQ at Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
  ‘European Factory’, Villa delle Rose, Bologna
1998 ‘Inbreeder’, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
  ‘Secret Victorians: Contemporary Artists and a 19th Century Vision’, Firstsite, Colchester
  ‘Kettle Blue’, Galerie Beaux Arts, Luxembourg
  ‘Multiple Store’, ICA, London (inaugural show)
  ‘View Four’, Mary Boone Gallery, New York (curated by Clarissa Dalrymple)
  ‘Lovecraft’, South London Gallery, London
1997 ‘B.o.n.g.o.’, Bricks and Kicks, Vienna
  ‘Space Oddities’, Canary Wharf Window Gallery, London
  ‘Snowflakes Falling on the International Dateline’, Casco Projects, Utrecht
  ‘Fish and Chips’, Diverse Works, Houston (TX)
  ‘Landy, Periton, Simpson’, Habitat, Manchester
  ‘619 KBB 75, Mobile 2000’, Laurence Hazout, Paris
  ‘Victoria’, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London
  ‘Imprint 93’, Norwich Gallery, Norwich
  Zone Photographic Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
1996 ‘21 Days of Darkness’, Transmission, Glasgow
  ‘Supastore De Luxe’, Up & Co, New York
1995 ‘Imprint 93’, City Racing, London
1994 ‘WM Karaoke’, Portikus, Frankfurt
1993 ‘Van de Siecle’, London
1992 ‘Modern Art’, Seven Sisters, London
1990 ‘A Summerplace’, Salama Caro, London (curated by Stuart Morgan)



2009 Lack, Jessica: ‘Artist of the week 32: Simon Periton’, The Guardian, 11/03/2009
  Sherwin, Skye: ‘Simon Periton’, Art Review, Issue 30 03/2009
  Ward, Ossian: ‘In the studio: Simon Periton’, Time Out, 19/02/2009
  Bracewell, Micheal: ‘Something Supernatural, This Way Comes’, Tate etc., 2009
2007 Schwabsky, Barry: ‘Simon Periton’, Artforum, 12/2007
  Mottram, James: ‘Ideas that look great on paper’, The Herald, 26/01/2007
  McDermott, Leon: ‘Simon Periton’, The Metro, 24/01/2007
  Lack, Jessica: ‘Serious Simon’, V&A Magazine, Number 12 2007
2006 Untitled: ‘Work in Progress: Italian Graffiti’, V magazine, 2006
2004 Roberts, Bill: ‘Simon Periton’, Art Review, 12/2004
  O’Grady, Sean: ‘Britart Gets on its Scooter’, The Independent, 09/11/2004
  Shuckburgh, Hannah: ‘Wheeler-Dealers’, Art Review, 11/2004
  Thoburn, Russell: ‘Frieze! You’re Alive‘, The New Statesman, 31/10/2004
  Güner, Fisun: ‘Scalpel Carves a Riot of Colour’, Metro, 27/10/2004
  Casadio, Mariuccuia: ‘Not Allowed’, Vogue Italia, Number 649 09/2004
  Clark, Robert: ‘Faces and Diamond Dust Volume One’, The Guardian Guide, 28/08/2004
  Johnson, Ken: ‘Four-Ply’, The New York Times, 06/08/2004
  Jana, Reena: ‘Four-Ply’, Time Out NY, Number 465 08/2004
  Horsey, Len: ‘Strange Attractor’, Flux, 05/2004
  Lafuente, Pablo: ‘Sample Simon’, Art Review, 04/2004
  ‘Artists and Artworks’, Channel 4, 2004
  Furniss, Jo-Ann: ‘Pop! And the art of Simon Periton’, Show, Issue 2 2004
2003 Wilsher, Mark: ‘Wittgenstein: Family Likenesses/The Unhomely’, Art Monthly, 12/2003
  Comer, Stuart: ‘Teenage Fan Club’, Art Review, 09/2003
  Gale, Iain: ‘Getting back to Nature’, Scotland on Sunday, 13/07/2003
  Jeffrey, Moira: ‘Looking for trouble in paradise’, The Herald, 06/07/2003
  Wilson, Sue: ‘The eyes nearly have it’, The Metro, 25/06/2003
  Dallas, Sorcha: ‘Simon Periton: Snip Riot Omen’, The List, 10/04/2003
  Kimmelman, Michael: ‘Simon Periton, Premonitions’, The New York Times, 07/03/2003
  Jeffrey, Moira: ‘Simon Periton’, Contemporary, Issue 50 2003
2002 Kino, Carol: ‘Report from London: Life after YBA-mania’, Art in America, 10/2002
  Wingfield, Jonathan: ‘Cutting Edge’, Numero, 07/2002
  Dorment, Richard: ‘Academy of cool’, The Daily Telegraph, 05/06/2002
  Potter, Peter de: ‘The things we do for art: Simon Periton’, i-D, Number 220 05/2002
2001 Buck, Louisa: ‘Untitled’, The Art Newspaper, Number 115 06/2001
  Clark, Paul: ‘Simon Periton’, Evening Standard, 31/05/2001
  Güner, Fisun: ‘Simon Periton, Cold warmed up’, The Metro, 30/05/2001
  Lack, Jessica: ‘Simon Periton, Cold warmed up’, The Guardian Guide, 26/05/2001
  Sumpter, Helen: ‘‘Punk’s not dead. It’s just making paper doilies.’‘, The Big Issue, 21/05/2001
  Morgan-Griffiths, Lauris: ‘The Last Round-Up’, Evening Standard, 02/03/2001
  Exley, Roy: ‘Raids on the Beautiful’, Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 17 02/2001
2000 Muir, Robin: ‘No frills’, The Independent, 09/2000
  Intra, Giovanni: ‘Simon Periton, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery’, artext, Number 69 05/2000
  (illustration): ‘Periton, Simon’, The Face, 04/2000
  Schlegell, Mark von: ‘Simon Periton, Argy Bharji - Karyn Lovegrove Gallery’, Zing Magazine, Number 12 2000
  Leonforte, Pierre: ‘The New Maestros of Murano’, Vogues Hommes International, 2000
1999 Wakefield, Neville: ‘Three to watch’, Elle Dècor, 08/1999
  Clark, Robert: ‘Riddles wrapped in an enigma’, The Guardian, 24/04/1999
  Guha, Tania: ‘Simon Periton, Camden Arts Centre’, Time Out London, 20/01/1999
1998 Searle, Adrian: ‘Come on, act your age’, The Guardian, 15/12/1998
  Grant, Simon: ‘Simon Periton’, The Guardian Guide, 05/12/1998
  Windsor, John: ‘Dramatic ceramics reveal potted histories’, The Independent, 21/04/1998
  Mahoney, Elisabeth: ‘Inbreeder’, Art Monthly, Number 215 04/1998
  Buck, Louisa: ‘Simon Periton, (interview)’, The Art Newspaper, 01/1998
  Grabner, Michelle: ‘Cut Out and Keep’, Frieze, Issue 42 1998
  McEwen, Adam: ‘Simon Periton: Sadie Coles HQ’, Zing Magazine, Number 2 1998
1997 Lillington, David: ‘Simon Periton’, Metropolis M, Number 5 10/1997
  Craddock, Sacha: ‘Around the London galleries’, The Times, 15/07/1997
  Timoney, Padraig: ‘Simon Periton’, Art Monthly, Number 208 07/1997
1996 Burrows, David: ‘Popoccultural’, Art Monthly, Number 202 12/1996
  Feldman, Melissa E.: ‘21 Days of Darkness’, Art Monthly, Number 195 04/1996
  Barrett, David: ‘Kiss This’, Art Monthly, Number 195 04/1996
1994 Grant, Simon: ‘World Cup Karaoke’, Art Monthly, Number 179 1994
1993 Conor, Joyce: ‘Modern Art’, Art Monthly, Number 163 02/1993
1992 Michael Corris: ‘Invisible/ w. Attitude’, Artforum, 05/1992
  Corris, Michael: ‘Simon Periton’, Artforum, 1992
1991 Lillington, David: ‘Untitled’, Time Out London, 04/1991
1990 Lillington, David: ‘Untitled’, Time Out London, 1990

Exhibition Reviews

2013 ‘Simon Periton "The Rose Engine" at The Modern Institute’, Mousse Blog, 06/03/2013


2012 Simon Periton, Bombyx Mori, firstsite, Essex
2008 Simon Periton, Walther Koenig, Cologne
2003 Simon Periton, SCHQ; TMI; Inverleith House
  Simon Periton, (monograph), Sadie Coles HQ, London
2002 Royal Academy Illustrated 2002, Royal College of Art, London
1998 Secret Victorians: Contemporary Artists and a 19th Century Vision, Hayward Publishing, London
  Simon Periton, Camden Arts Centre, London

Exhibition Publications

2012 Simon Periton Bombyx Mori, firstsite, Essex
2011 Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (Exhibition catalogue)
2005 Ideal Worlds: New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt
2004 Sabine, Strategies of Desire, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
2002 My Head is on Fire but my Heart is Full of Love, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen
  The Unhomely, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
2001 Patterns of Life, Museum Schloss Hardenberg, Velbert
  Tailsliding, British Council, London
1999 Officina Europa/ European Factory, Villa delle Rose, Bologna
1997 Fish and Chips, Diverse Works Artspace, Houston
1996 Co-operators, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
1995 We are Medi(eval), Portikus, Frankfurt am Main
1993 Van de Siecle, Lisson Gallery, London
1992 Modern Art, Seven Sisters, London
1990 A Summerplace, Salamo Caro, London
  Strange Spectacle, Gallerie 217, Frankfurt am Main