About the artist

Oliver Marsden CV



Born, 1973

Lives and works in Gloucestershire, UK





2007  Science Ltd., UK

1997  MFA Drawing & Paintings, Edinburgh College of Art

1995  BA Hons 1st Class Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh College of Art





2017  Everything is Everything, Vigo, London

2015  Sensory Artefacts, Soho Revue, London

2015  En La GHG, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico

2014  Fade, Vigo London

2011  Cult, Vigo, London

2009  In Praise of Light, Koumi Machi Kougen Museum, Koumi, Japan

2008  Illuminieren, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Leipzig

2008  Chromatique, The Fine Art Society, London

2008  Charis, Galerie Mourlot, New York

2007  Visual Harmonics, The Fine Art Society, London

2005  Sequence, The Blue Gallery, London

2003  Re:action, The Blue Gallery, London

2002  New Works, The Hub, Edinburgh

2001  Suffusion, The Blue Gallery, London

2000  Code 000, The Blue Gallery, London

1999  Amorphean, The Letham Gallery, Auckland

1998  Amorpheus, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York

1998  Amorpheus, Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh

1998  Liquemorph, The Blue Gallery, London

1997  Liquiform, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York





2016  RA Summer Show, London

2014  Proposals for the Era of Simulation, Galeriea Hilario Galguera, Mexico City, Mexico

2012  London Twelve Contemporary British Art, City Gallery Prague

2012  Before You Leave, The Goods Shed Stroud
2012  The Open West, Gloucester Cathedral

2010  Vida, Pasion y Muerte, Mexican Embassy, Berlin

2010  Re:public, Chelsea Futurespace, London

2010  Eye Poppers Big and Bold, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan

2010  Tondo, The Fine Art Society, London

2009  Imperium, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Leipzig

2009  Keep Dark: Inaugural exhibition, Dvorak Sek Contemporary, Praque

2009  Art and Science, Cynthia Reeves Contemporary, New York

2008  INDEX 2: Pulsion, Galeria Hilario Galguera, DF, Mexico

2008  Visual and Other Pleasures, The Illustration Gallery, Stroud, Gloucestershire 

2008  La Llegada de los Barbaros, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Leipzig

2007  INDEX: Esperando a los Barbaros, Galeria Hilario Galguera, DF, Mexico

2007  Multiple Occupancy, Meantime Project Space, Cheltenham

2007  Unfinished Symphony, The Fine Art Society, London

2007  Monochrome II, The Fine Art Society, London

2007  Darbyshire Award, Stroud Museum, Stroud, Gloucestershire

2007  Five by Severn, The Wool Barn, Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire

2007  Some Vacant Accommodation, Stroud Valleys Artspace, Gloucestershire

2006  Young and British, JGM Galerie, Paris

2005  Re:sound - Sound Animation Performance, The Space, Stroud, Gloucestershire

2004  Paintings that Paint Themselves or So it Seems, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan

2003  Sine, 11A Studios, Gloucester

2002  ArtAid 2002, Bloomberg Space, London

2001  Saturated Skins, Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland

2000  Manifesto, The Blue Gallery, London

1999  Winter Show, Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland

1999  Bundle, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York

1998  The Privy Offsite, Alannah Weston, London

1997  Three Plus One, Beaux Arts Gallery, London

1996  Inside, Outside, Above and Below, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York

1996  Imports, Exports and Deports, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland

1996  Contemporary Art at the Courtauld, The Courtauld Institute, London

1996  Scottish Society of Arts, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

1996  Artists of Fame and Promise, Beaux Arts Gallery, London

1996  Hunting Art Prize, Royal College of Art, London

1995  135th Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

1995  Canvassing Perceptions, Philip Godsall Gallery, London





2013  Kyma Tondo, 95 Wigmore Street, London

2010  Dub - 10 Rochester Row, Future|City, Westminster, London

2004  Fade - The Lighthouse, Future|City, Canary Wharf, London

2003  Focus - The Grove Spa, Watford, UK





In Praise of Light, Noriyoshi Horiuchi (London, 2010)

Matthew Collings, Chromatique, The Fine Art Society (London, 2008)

Colin Glen, Charis, Galerie Mourlot (New York, 2008)

Damien Hirst and Colin Glen, Visual Harmonics, The Fine Art Society (London, 2007)

Roy Exley, Alternative Realities, The Blue Gallery (London, 2001)




2009  Horiuchi Studio Residency, Koumi, Japan

2000  Prince's Trust Award

1998  The Hope Scott Trust Development Award

1998  The Scottish Arts Council Development Award

1996  Andrew Grant Scholarship, Edinburgh College of Art

1996  William Gillies Travel Scholarship, Royal Scottish Academy

1995  The Arthur Anderson Prize - Best Young Artist, Royal Glasgow Institute 

1995  The George Jackson Hutchinson Award, ECA





David Roberts Foundation, London

Horiuchi Collection, Japan

Kresge Art Museum, Michigan

Murderme Collection, London

Robert Devereux Collection, UK

Royal Bank of Scotland

St James' Group, London

The Weisman Art Foundation, LA



past exhibitions

26 April – 27 May 2017

Oliver Marsden

Everything is Everything

Vigo Gallery
9 April – 14 May 2014

Oliver Marsden


Vigo Gallery
29 June – 23 September 2012

London Twelve

City Gallery of Prague
23 November – 16 December 2011

Oliver Marsden


Vigo Gallery