Biography

1942 Born in Hampton Hill, Middlesex
1958-59 Studied at Twickenham School of Art
1959-63 Studied at Kingston School of Art
1963 Granted a Leverhume Travelling Scholarship to France and Italy
1965 Worked as an assistant to Bryan Kneale; taught at London College of Printing. Later teaches part-time in many art schools.
1966 Exhibited in the 'New Generation' show at the Whitechapel Gallery, London
1966-1967 Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Travel Bursary to USA.
1968 First solo exhibition at the Redfern Gallery, London
1976 Won a prize at the Tolly Cobbold/Eastern Arts 3rd National Exhibition
1977, 1979 Arts Council of Great Britain Award; Arts Council of Great Britain Purchase Award (1979)
1980-1999 Taught at Chelsea College of Art and Design
1986 Takes part in international exhibition ‘Die Ecke’ at Galerie Hoffmann, Friedberg, Frankfurt, Germany
2007 Elected Royal Academician
2010 Retrospective at the Redfern Gallery and the publication of a monograph on the artist’s work by the Royal Academy of Arts
2016 Awarded Hon.Doctorate in Art and Design by Kingston University Lives and works in London.

Selected solo exhibitions

1968 Redfern Gallery, London (also 1971, 1974, 1977, 2007, 2013)
1979 The Old Library Building, University of Reading
1980 Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London (also 1983, 1987, 1990)
1983 Warwick Arts Trust, London
1987 Moris Gallery, Tokyo (also 1989, 2007)
1989 Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka, Japan
Sumi Gallery, Okayama, Japan
1990 Edition & Galerie Hoffmann, Friedberg, Germany (also 2008, 2014)
1991 Galerie Wack, Kaiserslautern, Germany (also 2002, 2007, 2012, 2015)
Knoedler Gallery, London
1994 Museum Moderner Kunst Landkreis Cuxhaven, Ostendorf, Germany
1995 Belloc Lowndes Fine Art, Chicago, USA
Gudrun Spielvogel Galerie & Edition, Munich, Germany (also 1999, 2008, 2013)
Ecole National des Art Visuels de la Cambre, Brussels, Belgium
1996 Francis Graham Dixon Gallery, London
Galerie Lattemann, Mühltal-Trautheim, Darmstadt, Germany (also 2003)
1998 Galerie St.Johann, Saarbrücken, Germany (also 2009)
2001 Galerie Emilia Suciu, Ettlingen, Germany
Werkstatt-Galerie Gundis & Heinz Friege, Remscheid, Germany
Galerie Ist-Art-Ist, Waterloo, Belgium
2002 Slade Gallery, University College, London
Espace Fanal, Basle, Switzerland (also 2010, 2017)
Benoot Gallery, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium (also 2006)
2004 Artmark Galerie, Spital am Pyhrn, Austria
The Blue Gallery, London
2005 Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm, Sweden (also 2008)
2006 Galerie Konkret Martin Wörn, Sulzburg/Breisgau, Germany
2007 De Vierde Dimensie, Plasmolen, Netherlands (also 2011)
NSA Noborimachi Space of Art, Hiroshima, Japan (with Belinda Cadbury)
2011 Galerie Grewenig/Nissen, Heidelberg, Germany
Galerie La Ligne, Zurich, Switzerland (also 2013)
2012 Southampton City Art Gallery, UK
Young Gallery, John Creasey Museum, Salisbury, UK
Arts Council Collection, Royal Festival Hall, London
2013 Tennant Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2014 Galerie Leonhard, Graz, Austria
Fondation Louis Moret, Martigny, Switzerland
2016 Galerie Wagner, Le Touquet Paris Plage, France
MOMA Machynlleth, Wales, UK
Galerie Leonhard, Graz, Austria ( with Belinda Cadbury)
2017 Galerie La Vitrine, Fribourg, Switzerland
2018 Museum der Wahrnehmung, MUWA, Graz, Austria

Selected Group Exhibitions

1966 “New Generation 1966,” Whitechapel Art Gallery, London and subsequent tour, including Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; WhitworthArt Gallery, Manchester; Plymouth City Art Gallery
“Summer Exhibition,” Redfern Gallery, London (also 1967 and thence annually until 1979
1968 “Leicestershire Collection: Part II”, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
“New Generation: 1968,” Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1969 “New British Painting and Sculpture,” UCLA Galleries, Los Angeles, touring to: University of California, Berkeley; Portland Art Museum; Vancouver Art Gallery; Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Musée d’art Contemporain, Cité du Havre, Montréal
1971 “Seven Redfern Artists,” Redfern Gallery, London
1974 “British Painting ’74,” Hayward Gallery, London
1975 “Cleveland International Drawing Biennale,” Middlesbrough Art Gallery, touring to: Arts Council Gallery, Belfast; National Museum of Wales, Cardiff; Birmingham Art Gallery; Carlisle Art Gallery; Charlotte Square Gallery, Edinburgh; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle; Camden Arts Centre, London
1978 “6th International Exhibition of Original Drawings”, Moderna Galeriji, Rijeka
1979 “The British Art Show,” Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, touring to: Arnolfini,Bristol, Royal West of England Academy and Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle
“Drawings by British Artists,” British Council Touring Exhibition
“Tolly Cobbold, Eastern Arts 2nd National Exhibition”, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, touring to The Castle Museum, Norwich; Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich; Camden Arts Centre, London; Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield
“The First Exhibition,” Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London
1980 “The British Council Collection”, Serpentine Gallery, London
“John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 12,” Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
1981 “British Art 1940-1980, The Arts Council Collection,” Hayward Gallery, London
“Tolly Cobbold, Eastern Arts 3rd National Exhibition,” Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, touring to: Chiristchurch Mansion, Ipswich; Castle Museum, Norwich; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield
1984 “The British Art Show, Old Allegiances and New Directions 1979-84,” City of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; Southampton Art Gallery
“New Works on Paper,” British Council Touring Exhibition to: Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, East Germany & Romania
1985 “Contemporary Art Society Exhibition,” Sutton Place, Surrey
1986 “Die Ecke, Le Coin, The Corner,” Edition & Galerie Hoffmann, Friedberg
“Von Zwei Quadraten,” Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
1987 “Seven Artists,” University Art Gallery, Reading
1988 “Die Ecke, le Coin, the Corner,” Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Sion; and lngolstadt Stadtheater, lngolstadt
“Null-Dimension,” Galerie New Space, Fulda
“Britannica: 30 Ans de Sculpture,” Musée André Malraux, Le Havre The Presence of Painting, Aspects of British Abstraction 1957-88,” Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
1989 "Britse Sculptuur 1960-1988,” Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp “Britannica. Trente Ans de Sculpture,” Centre d’Art Contemporain, Toulouse
““Null-Dimension I,” Kunst International, Hipp-Halle, Gmunden
"Arte Constructivo y Sistematico,” Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid
“The Spuikom Models,” Gallery Bellamy 19, Vlissingen
1990 “Null-Dimmension II,“ Muzeum Architectury, Wroclaw
“John Carter, Masaji Kashlo, Tamotsu Shiihara, Makio Yamaguchi,” Gallery Yamaguchi Warehouse, Osaka
‘’Between Dimensions,’’ Curwen Gallery, London
“Tendenz Konstruktiv, Zehn Bildhauer aus Sieben Europäischen Ländern,” Bildhauergalerie Messer-Ladwig, Berlin
“Konkrete Multiples II,” Galerie L’ldée, Zoetermeer
“Universal Progression,” Manege, Moscow
1991 “Piccolo Formato,” Arte Struktura, Milan
“Geometrisk Abstraktion X,” Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm
1992 “Editionen,” Galerie Hoffmann, Friedberg, Germany
“Konkrete Kunst International,” I.D.A.C Foundation, Zoetermeer
“Geometrisk Abstraktion XI,” Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm
“Imprints and Ka! Editions,’ Galerie Lydie Rekow, Crest
‘’Summer Exhibition,’’ Royal Academy of Arts, London
1993 “Aspects Actuels de la Mouvance Construite Internationale,” Musée des Beaux Arts, Verviers
“Skulptur und Architektur: Ein Diskurs,” Lichtwiese, Technische Universität, Darmstadt10th Contemporary Art Society Market,” Smith’s Galleries, London
1994 “Aspecten van de Hedendaagse Constructieve Beweging,” Koninklijk Museum, Antwerp
“Forum Konkrete Kunst Erfurt,” Museum der Künstler, Erfurt
“Projekt 30 x 30 Konkrete Kunst International,” Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
“Blicke ins Archiv,” Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
“Interférences,” Musée des Beaux-Arts, Mons
“Blick über den Armelkanal,” Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern
“Aspects de la Mouvance Construite en Europe,” Galerie Its-Art-Ist. La Hulpe, Belgium
1996 “Jubiläum,” Gudrun Spielvogel Galerie & Edition, Munich
“Buck über den Armelkanal,” Kunstmuseum, Thun
“British Abstract Art, Part 3: Works on Paper,” Flowers East, London
“Open Door,” Magyar Képzömüvészeti Föiskola, Budapest
1997 “Concrete Kunst,” Cultureel Centrum, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
“Point, Line, Plane,” Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London
1999 “Badur, Carter, Tyson,” Galerie Avivson, Paris
“Art Constructif en Europe 1950-1998,” Museu de Art Contemporânea do Cearé, Fortaleza, Brazil
“Pure Abstract Art 30 x 30/40 x 40,” Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort
“Triennial Sculpture Exhibition,” Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
“30 Jahre Galerie St Johann - 30 x 30 x 30 Malerei, Objekte, Zeichnungen,” Galerie St Johann, Saarbrücken
“Constructive Art in Europe at the threshold of the new millennium,” Galerie Emilia Suciu, Ettlingen; and “Hors Lieu”, JMM, Strasbourg
2000 “Mondiale Echo’s,” Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort
“30 Jahre Galerie St.Johann - Das entgrenzte Bild,” VKB Galerie, 10 Gmundner Symposion, Gmunden
2001 “Das entgrenzte Bild,” Städtische Kunstsammlungen, Schloss Salder, Salzgitter-Salder
“Veränderung” Neuerwerbungen der vergangenen 10 Jahre, Studio A, Museum Gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Landkreis Cuxhaven
“British Abstract Painting 2001,” Flowers East Gallery, London
2002 “Summer Exhibition,” Royal Academy of Arts, London (also 2003 thence annually to the present time)
“Europa - Konkret - Reduktiv,” Museum Modern Art, Hünfeld
“Das entgrenzte Bild,” Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen
2003 “Europa- Konkret- Reduktiv,” Muzeum Architektury, Wroclaw
“Hommage to... the Square?” Galerie& Edition Hoffmann, Friedberg
“Ausstellung: 10 - Zehn - X,” Peterskirche, Forum Konkrete Kunst, Erfurt
“Konstruktive Kunst aus England,” Stadtbucherei, Niebüll
“Europa Konkret,” Altana Galerie, Technische Universität, Dresden
2004 “Mesures Art International,” Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambresis
“Zuwächse,” Graphische Sammlung, Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern
2005 “50 Quadrat,” Orangerie des Musées, Sens
“Argumenta,” Atlas Sztuki, Lodz
“John Carter, Julia Farrer, Noel Forster, Recent Work,” Emma Hill Fine Art,Eagle Gallery, London
2006 “Leben mit Kunst,” Die Sammlung Kaldewey, Museum Haus Ludwig, Saarlouis
“1985 - 2005 Jubiläums-Ausstellung Gundis und Heinz Friege,” Galerie der Stadt, Remscheid
“Ausstellung Forum Konkrete Kunst Erfurt,” Mainzer Rathaus, Mainz
2007 “Critics Choice, William Packer,” Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
“Exemplifizieren wird Kunst,” Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, and Vasarely Museum, Budapest
“Towards a Rational Aesthetic: Constructive Art in Post-War Britain,” Osborne Samuel, London
2008 “A Rational Aesthetic. The Systems Group and Associated Artists,” Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
“Exemplifizieren wird Kunst,” Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz
“Das Helle and das Dunkle in der Konkreten Kunst,” Forum Konkrete Kunst, Peterskirche, Erfurt, Germany
“das kleine format - petit format - small format,” Institut für konstruktive kunst und konkrete poesie, Kunsthaus Rehau, Germany
“Aspects of British Abstract Art 1950 - 1985,” Portland Gallery, London
2009 “Positionen konkreter Kunst heute,” Landesmuseum Mainz, Mainz, Germany
“L’Oblique,” Un regard sur la géometrie contemporaine, Musées de Montbéliard, France
“Dialogues + Transformations,” Frank Badur, John Carter, Julia Farrer, Eagle Gallery EMH Arts, London
2010 “Couleur et Géométrie. Actualité de l’Art Construit Européen,” Musées de Sens, France, and subsequent tour: Kunstverein “Talstrasse” e.V. Halle, Germany; Kunsthaus, Nürnberg, Germany; National Museum, Kielce, Poland; Centre d’Art Contemporain Frank Popper, Marcigny, France (2011)
“Galerie Emilia Suciu, Geometrisch - Abstrakt - Kinetisch,” Kunstverein Speyer
“Galerie Emilia Suciu, Geometrisch - Abstrakt - Kinetisch,” Kunstverein Speyer
2011 “Formes et Lumière: la Sculpture dans l’Art Construit, Musée de Cambrai
“(geometrische) Abstractie 1950-2010, een hommage aan Joost Baljeu,” Galerie Wittveen, Amsterdam
2012 “Ausbruch, Malerie und realer Raum,” Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern
“Abstraction,” Redfern Gallery, London
“Konstrukivismus, Op-Art, Kinetik,” Galerie Leonhard, Graz
“Modern British Remade,” An Arts Council Collection Exhibition, Park Hill, Sheffield
“Positionen konkreter Kunst heute,’ Stadtmuseum Simeonstift, Trier
“Fanal,” regard sur 35 ans d’editions, Galerie Gimpel & Müller, Paris
2013 “RA Now,” Royal Academy of Arts, London
“Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen,” The Queen’s Gallery, London
“Overzicht 1,” De Vierde Dimensie, Plasmolen, Netherlands
2014 “A Fine Line: Concrete, Constructivist and Minimal Art,” Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
“Small is Beautiful,” Flowers Gallery, New York
“Ballet Concrete,” ZS ART Galerie, Vienna
2015 “Embodying Colour,” Haus Metternich, Koblenz, Germany
“Konkrete Kunst,” Galerie in der Trinkkuranlage, Kunstverein Bad Nauheim, Germany
“Works on Paper by Sculptors,” Royal Academy of Arts, London
“10 Galerie La Ligne” Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie La Ligne, Zurich
2016 “Rythme et Geometrie,” Couvent des Cordeliers, Musées de Chateauroux
“Hommage au Carré,” Galerie Wagner, Le Touquet Paris-Plage, France
“Ein Jubiläum 25 Jahre,”Gudrun Spielvogel Galerie & Edition, Munich
2017 “Carrément 4,” Espace Peugeot, Paris
“Occasional Geometries,” Selection from the Arts Council Coll. by Rana Begum, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2018 ‘Abstract Syntax.” Eagle Gallery, London
“Das Werk als Raum im Raum,“ ZS Galerie, Vienna
“Multiple Thoughts: Artists Make Prints,“ Royal Academy of Arts, London
“Spring Exhibition, Modern British Art,” Redfern Gallery, London

Public Collections

Arts Council Collection
British Council Collection
British Museum
Colchester Institute
Contemporary Art Society
Council for National Academic Awards
John Creasey Collection, Salisbury
Donation Eva-Maria Fruhtrunk, Musée de Cambrai
European Patent Office, The Hague
Falmouth Art Gallery
Kultusministerium, Rheinland-Pfalz
Leicestershire Education Authority
Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort
Musée des Beaux Arts, Mons
Musée du Petit Format, Couvain
Museum der Künstler, Erfurt
Museum Modern Art, Hünfeld
Museum Moderner Kunst, Landkreis Cuxhaven
Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch
Oldham Art Gallery
Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Prior’s Court School, Thatcham, Berkshire
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Stadtbucherei - Graphothek, Remscheid
Die Sammlung Peter C.Ruppert, Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg
Satoru Sato Art Museum, Tome, Japan
Southampton City Art Gallery
Southampton City Art Gallery
Technische Universität, Darmstadt
University of Reading
Veszprén Gallery of Modern Painting, László Vass Collection, Veszprén

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