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Luke Elwes


Luke Elwes (b.1961, London) studied at Bristol University (1980 - 83), Camberwell Art School (1983 - 85) and Birkbeck, London University (postgraduate research 2005 - 07). Elwes also a writes about contemporary painters for journals including Modern Painters, Royal Academy Magazine and , and has helped organize exhibitions in public collections, including Kettles Yard Cambridge and the Estorick Collection London.

Recent solo shows include Adam Gallery, London, Broadbent Gallery, London, Salisbury Art Gallery, Minories Colchester, North House Gallery, Essex and Galerie Vieille du Temple, Paris. Group exhibitions include 'Mapping' at Bury Art Gallery, Manchester,2007 and 'Gli Amici Pittori di Londra', Galleria Ceribelli, Bergamo, Italy, 2007. In 2010 he participated in the survey show 'Another Country' at the Estorick Collection, London. In 2014 he was awarded a grant to study at the Vermont Studio Center and in 2015 will be resident artist at the Albers Foundation, Connecticut.


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Location London
Activities Lecturing, Journalism, Critical writing
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Painting, Printmaking

News & Events

  • Albers Foundation USA

    Artist residency at the Josef Albers Foundation, Connecticut USA. April - May 2015

  • Writing on Water

    10/03/2014 – 29/03/2014
    Adam Gallery, 67 Mortimer Street, London W1

    A series of 28 works on paper, made both with the water and of the water, and executed in one sitting on successive days by the Gihon river in Vermont

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