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Bio

1950                 Born Manchester , raised in Durham City

 

Education

 

1968 - 72         University of Newcastle upon Tyne

                        Department of Fine Art (BA)

 

1978 - 80         University of London, Goldsmiths College

                        Department of Fine Art (MFA)

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

 

1973

Dunelm House, Durham University, Durham City

1973

Newcastle University Theatre

1989

Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London

1990

Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London

1991

Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London

1993

Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London

1999

Underwood Street Gallery, London

1999

Norwich Gallery, Norwich

1999

Holly Snapp Gallery, Venice

2000

Battersea Pump House, London

2002

I-Level, London

2003

Dahl Gallery, Lucerne

2004

OHOS Gallery, Reading

 

2005

DRAIOCHT Arts Centre, Dublin

 

2013

Galerie Ulf Larsson, Cologne

Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

 

1969

Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester

1976

Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Tim Allen, Chris Mansell, John Corby, Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal

 

1977

Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Flags (prizewinner) Festival Hall, London

1980

Eleven, Camden Arts Centre (Goldsmiths MA Exhibition)

 

1981

Artists For Nuclear Disarmament selected by Peter Fuller, ACME Gallery, London

 

 

1982

*A Critic’s Choice of New Painting and Sculpture, selected by

Adrian Searle, with Basil Beattie, Simon Linke, Lee Tribe and Suzanne Hutchinson, Atlantis Gallery, London

 

The South Bank Show, South London Art Gallery

 

St. Martin’s Painters, Seven Dials Gallery, London

 

Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

 

150th Anniversary Exhibition, Durham University

 

Small Works, 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Newcastle Polytechnic

 

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

 

1983

Drawings, selected by Mark Ainsworth, Ulster Polytechnic, Belfast

 

Critic’s Space, selected by Tim Hilton, Air Gallery, London

 

Paint, Presence and Other Stories, curated by Adrian Searle and Tim Allen, also including Ed Whitaker, Phil Nicol and Tim Jones - Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

 

1984

Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

 

1985

Twenty London Painters, The Royal Academy, London         

 

SPACE Artists at BP, Britannic House, London

 

1987

Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

 

On a Plate, Serpentine Gallery, London

 

1988

Tim Allen and Sharon Hall, Chisenhale Gallery, London

 

Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

 

Athena Arts Award, Barbican Centre, London

 

International Contemporary Art Fair, Los Angeles

1989

International Contemporary Art Fair, London

                       

1990

Decoy, Serpentine Gallery, London, curated by Andrea Schlieker also featuring Elizabeth Magill, Rebecca Scott, Clair Joy

 

1991

Rotunda, Broadgate, selected by  Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

 

1992

Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

                       

1993

Moving Into View,  Arts Council Exhibition (Recent Painting) Festival Hall and touring till1994          

 

1994

Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

 

1995

T ‘n’ T, two-person show with Tina Keane, curated by William Shoebridge, Plummet, London

 

Cocaine Orgasm group show - wall painting - curated by BANK, Bank Space, London

 

A Question of Scale, curated by Vanessa Jackson and Rebecca Fortnum, Winchester Gallery, Winchester

 

1996

A Question of Scale, group show Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

 

Weather Report, group show, Koninklijke Galerie, The Hague

 

Euthanasia, group show - Glass piece - curated by William Shoebridge, Plummet, London

 

Whitechapel Open - wall painting - Folgate Street, London

 

Sad,  group show, Gasworks, London curated by Rebecca Fortnum

 

1997

Pony, group show -   wall painting - curated by Mark Hammond  DFWT Gallery, London.

 

1998

Critical Faculty - Picker Gallery, Kingston University and Grand Valley State University Gallery, Michigan

                                               

1999

Tim Allen - Paintings - Underwood St. Gallery, London ,and Norwich Gallery, Norwich with accompanying publication: text by Adrian Searle, interview by Matthew Higgs, photography by John Riddy, design by Herman Lelie

ISBN 1-874044-28-7

                                                                                                                                                            Tim Allen - Paintings  -  Holly Snapp Gallery, Venice, Italy - supported by British Council

 

John Moores 21   - Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

 

2000

Fact and Value /Group show - British and Danish Abstract painting - Charlottenborg, Exhibition Hall,Copenhagen,Denmark. Curated by Torgny Wilcke and Mikkel Bogh, also incl . Ian Davenport, Julian Opie, Simon Callery, Clem Crosby, David Batchelor, Sybille Berger,Torgny Wilcke, Ellen Hyllemose, Milena Bonifacini, Jorgen Henrik Jorgensen, Bodil Nielsen, Ivar Tonsberg, Ane Vester, (with catalogue. )  

ISBN 87-88944-39-5 - supported by British Council

                                                               

Ghost Train / One-person show - Battersea Pump House,London, with publication:interview by Matthew Collings, essay by Chris Horrocks 

ISBN 1-874044-34-1

                 

Colour Codes / Group show - Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. Curated by Josephine Kelliher, inc. Alexis Harding, Danny Rolph, Ronnie Hughes, Dave Holland, and Samuel Walsh

 

Vim and Vigour / Group show-SI Artspace, Sheffield- curated by MASS.

 

Art Futures / C.A.S./ Group show  -  Barbican, London

                                 

Live Painting for Bloomberg Inc. at Bloomsbury Square - commissioned by Rebecca King       Lassman        

 

Exchange show -  Kingston University  & Grand Valley State University – essay by Chris Horrocks   

 

2001

Slimvolume Poster Edition – print project curated by Andy Hunt and Helena Sundstrom , 25 British and Swedish artists

 

British Abstract Painting 2001 - Flowers East Gallery, London. with catalogue – essay by Matthew Collings  

 

R.W.A. Painting Open - Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.

 

2002

Tim Allen / Paintings -  at I-level , London ,  curated by James Windsor

 

Kiosk - at Kiosk Gallery, London (ink jet and photo-copy wall print )         

 

Exhibition Project - CRUISE, Glasgow , Edinburgh, Newcastle upon Tyne

2003

Painting in the Year Zero - Keith Talent Gallery, London, with Danny Rolph, Tim Renshaw, David Smith, and Robert Holyhead, curated by Andrew Clarkin and Simon Pittuck

 

From the Ferry - Dahl Gallery, Luzern, Switzerland,solo show, with commissioned ink-

jet print and catalogue essay and lecture by David Ryan - supported by British Council

 

Lagoon - wall painting / Process room - Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Residency   

- Artist’s Work Programme

 

2004

Artists Pages - FIVE magazine, guest editor Gavin Turk

 

Night and Day in Bully’s Acre - OHOS Gallery, Reading

 

2005

Painting By Numbers – Digital Wallpaper Installation, DRAIOCHT Arts Centre, Dublin

 

2007

Angel of Dog  -  Mezkalito Gallery, London, curated by Raul Pina

 

2008

Climate of Change – various venues/artists, London, curated by Mark Hammond

 

2010

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition - London

 

2011

The Perfect Crime – curated by Philip Allen and Dan Coombs, Gallery 4A, Malvern Royal

 

Academy Summer Exhibition – London

 

Small Space – Same Truth – Kusch & Co, London

 

Absorbency Retreat - Curated by Alexis Harding, AVA Gallery, London

 

2012

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – London

Tim Allen – Art Ulm, Ulm, curated by Max Fischer

 

2013

Tim Allen -  Kunstkontor Galerie Ulf Larsson, Cologne

 

Tim Allen Prints  - ArtBros,  Cologne Print Fair

 

Throw away the Key – Peter Watson, Bob Lawson, Mark Hammond, Colin McNaughton

Curated by Tim Allen, Lion and Lamb Gallery, London

 

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – London

 

Interview with Dan Coombs - Turps Banana Issue 13

 

2014

Strukturen/Structures – Current British and German Abstract Painting, curated by Ivo Ringe, Penzance Exchange Gallery and Wilhelmshaven Kunsthalle. Also including Ian McKeever, Mark Francis, Andrew Bick, Gunther Forg, Jurgen Partenheimer, Ivo Ringe

               

Kunstfruhling - Guterbahnhof Bremen - solo show representing Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven within the UpArt Event

    

Summer Exhibition - Royal Academy of Arts, London

 

Black - Curated by Ivo Ringe, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, New York

            

Student/Tutor - Miller Gallery, London - Curated by Luke Noel: Tim Allen, Alexis Harding, Josh Brown, Verity Wyatt,  Stephen Gee, Luke Noel

               

2015

Concrete Post 3  - Raum 2810, Bonn, Curated by Christoph Dahlhausen with Tim Allen, John Beech, Shiau Peng Chen, Christoph Dahlhausen, Matthew Deleget, Michael Graeve, Atsuo Hukuda, Michael Jager, Wjm Kok, Oleksiy Koval, Sally Mannall, Didier Mencoboni, Ivo Ringe, Jeena Shin, Hanna Tai, Andy Tetzlaff, David Thomas, Melanie JaneTaylor, Cecilia Vissers, Don Voisine, Jana Wellendorf

 

Autocatalytic Future Games - No Format Gallery, London, Curated by Playpaint (70+ artists)

 

Arte Britanico Contemporaneo – Morton Casa De Subastas, Chapultepec, Mexico, Curated by Javier Calderon

 

2016

Summer Exhibition   -  Royal Academy of Arts, London

 

Black and White – Kunstkontor, Cologne, curated by Ulf Larsson with Tim Allen, Joaquim Cancho, Rene Dantes, Friedhelm Falke, Gunther Forg, Nina Pops, Emil Schumaker, Jerry Zeniuk             

 

The Discerning Eye – Mall Galleries , London, selected by Dan Coombs

The Pattern Reveals Itself – Claudia Weil Galerie, Friedberg, Germany -curated by Ivo Ringe                    

 with Tim Allen, Stefan Annerel, Joe Barnes, Andrew Bick, Alain Biltereyst, Bitta Bogers,         Joaquim Chancho, Max Cole, Edgar Diehl, Stefan Eberstadt, Rupert Eder, Karen Foss,       Mark Francis, Luke Frost, Daniel G.Hill, Michael Jager, Alf Lohr, Riki MIjling, Terry Pope,             David Rhodes, Ivo Ringe, Heather Sheehan, Rebecca Smith, Shawn Stipling, Dolf Verlinden   Cecilia Vissers, Don Voisine, Thomas Weil, Miro Zahra, Beat Zoderer

Restructured  - The Exchange, Penzance – curated by Ivo Ringe                   

Tim Allen, Andrew Bick, Gunther Forg, Mark Francis, Michael Jager, Alf Lohr

2017

Summer Exhibition   -  Royal Academy of Arts, London

 

Dual Purpose - Turps Gallery, London -  Curated by Juan Bolivar

Catalogue with essays by Matthew Collings and Juan Bolivar ISBN 978-1-9998687-0-3

 

Painting Black – Museum Wilhelm Morgner, Soest, Germany – curated by Ivo Ringe

Tim Allen, Katrina Blannin, Joe Barnes, Andrew Bick, Deb Covell, Mark Francis, Jon Groom, Mark Harrington, Michael Jager, Ivo Ringe, Shawn Stipling etc

              

2018   

 

Structures Residency / Exhibition– Newlyn Art Gallery,  Curated by Ivo Ringe

Tim Allen, Stefan Annarel, Joe Barnes, Andrew Bick, Deb Covell, Rachael Coward, Rupert Eder, Luke Frost, Karen Foss, Michael Jager, Michelle Jaffe, Ivo Ringe, Shawn Stipling,

Miro Zahra

                  

British Abstract Painting in the Eighties – Lanchester Gallery, Coventry University, Coventry

Curated by Matthew Macauley :

Tim Allen, Stephen Buckley, Clyde Hopkins,

Vanessa Jackson, Jeff Dellow, Joan Key, Geoff Rigden, Trevor Sutton       

 

Public and Corporate Collections

Arts Council of Great Britain

British Petroleum Corporate Collection

Abbot Hall, Cumbria

St. John’s College, Oxford

Israel Phoenix Assurance, Tel Aviv

I-Level London

CRUISE Glasgow/Edinburgh

TWR

BODUM  Lucerne

GORLAND Plc London

Articles & Reviews

 

The Guardian Oct 73

William Varley, Tim Allen Paintings

Durham University

 

Artscribe Feb 82

Stuart Morgan - Critic’s Choice, Atlantis Gallery

                       

The Observer Nov 83

William Feaver, Whitechapel Open 1983

 

Artscribe Nov 83 

Tony Godfrey, Paint,Presence  and other Stories

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

 

Arts Review Dec 83, Tessa Sidey

Paint, Presence and other Stories,

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

 

Guardian 7 Dec 8

Waldemar Januzczek, Paint,Presence and other Stories

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

           

Link Jan 84

Michael Williams, Paint, Presence and Other Stories

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

 

Guardian May 88 

Tim Hilton, Tim Allen and Sharon Hall

Chisenhale Gallery

 

Time Out June 88

Sarah Kent, Tim Allen and Sharon Hall,

Chisenhale Gallery, London

 

Interiors June 88

Sarah Howell, Current British Painters

 

Guardian 13 Oct 88

Sacha Craddock, Athena Awards

Barbican Gallery

 

Artscribe Nov 88

Michael Phillipson, Figura: Rhetoric in Contemporary British Painting

 

Time Out 6 Sept 88

David Lillington, Tim Allen @ Rebecca Hossack Gallery

 

Guardian 6 Sept 88

Sacha Craddock, Tim Allen @ Rebecca Hossack Gallery

 

Observer 13 May 90

William Feaver, Decoy, Serpentine Gallery

 

Independent on 13 May 90

Tom Lubbock, Decoy, Serpentine Gallery

Sunday                       

 

Independent 15 May 90

Andrew Graham-Dixon, Decoy, Serpentine Gallery

 

Guardian 16 May 90

Tim Hilton, Decoy, Serpentine Gallery

 

City Limits 28 Nov 91

Matthew Collings, Tim Allen @ Rebecca Hossack Gallery

 

Artscribe, Feb-Mar 92

Stuart Morgan, Tim Allen @ Rebecca Hossack Gallery

 

Guardian July 92 

Tim Hilton, Whitechapel Open 1992

 

Time Out Nov 3/ 93

David Lillington, Tim Allen @Rebecca Hossack Gallery

 

ArtNews Dec 93

Stuart Morgan, Tim Allen @Rebecca Hossack Gallery

 

Independent on Sunday April 95

Tim Hilton, New Painting @The Arts

Sunday Council Collection

 

Time Out  Nov 95

Tania Guha, Cocaine Orgasm @ BANK

 

Time Out  Oct 25/95

Adrian Searle, T’N’T @ Plummet

 

The Tate Winter 95

Celia Lyttelton, T’N’T @ Plummet

Magazine

The Times Oct 95

Sacha Craddock, T’N’T @ Plummet

 

Time Out March 96

Martin Coomer, Euthanasia @ Plummet

 

Time Out Nov 1997

Martin Coomer, Matthew Radford @ Todd Gallery

 

The Art Newspaper June 99

Louisa Buck, Tim Allen @ Underwood  St Gallery

 

Sunday Tribune June 00

Marianne Hartigan, Colour Codes @ Rubicon

Gallery, Dublin

 

Irish Times June 00

Adrian Dunn, Colour Codes @ Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

 

Politiken July 24 00

Lisbeth Bonde, Fact and Value @ Kopenhaven, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen       

 

Ekstra Bladet  July 10 00

Tom Jorgensen, Fact and Value @ Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

 

Aktuelt July 24 00 

Elisa Nielson, Fact and Value @ Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

 

Politiken July 23 00

Peter Michael Hornung, Fact and Value @ Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

 

Weekendavisen    July 7 00

Mette Sandbye, Fact and Value @

Berlingske, Charlottenborg, Copenhage

 

Berlingke July 13 00

Mal Misfelde Fact and Value @

Tidende,  Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

 

Modern Painters July 00

Karen Wright Ghost-Train @ Battersea

(Preview) Pump House

 

What’s On Aug 00

Olivia Lowe, Ghost-Train @ B.P.H.

 

Time Out Aug 00

Martin Herbert , Ghost-Train @ B.P.H.

 

The Time Aug 16 00

John Russell Taylor, Ghost-Train @B.P.H.

 

Donnerstag 26/6/2003

Kurt Beck (image) From the Ferry @ Dahl Gallery Luzern

 

Modern Painters  3/2006

Karen Wright  Peter Doig interview

 

Zeitkunst 9/2012

ZK editorial, Neue Kunstmesse @ Ulm Art Fair 

 

Kohlner 16/2/2013

Jurgen Kisters Tim Allen@Kunstkontor Stadt-Anzeiger

 

Turps Banana No.13 2013

Dan Coombs Tim Allen Interview

 

UpArt 2014 2014

Viola Weigel Strukturen/Structures 

KunstFruhling     

 

Punkt 5/2014

Viola Weigal Strukturen/Structures

 

Kompass  5/2014

Editorial Strukturen/Structures

 

Jeversches Wochenblatt  9/5/2014

Editorial Strukturen/Structures        

 

Wilhelmshavener Zeitung 12/5/2014

Norbert Strukturen/Structures        

 

Ostfriesland Magazin 6/2014

Editorial Strukturen/Structures        

 

Kompass 7/2014

Nordeck Strukturen/Structures        

 

Online and media:

 

Radio Jade 9.5.2014                     Strukturen/Structures

 

Kulturportal Nordwest 5/2014                 Strukturen/Structures

 

Artfacts 5/2014                

Strukturen/Structures

 

wilhelmshaven-touristik.de 5/2014                 Strukturen/Structures

 

NDR-online 5/2014                 Strukturen/Structures

 

British Council 5/2014                 Strukturen/Structures

 

Kunstfruhling  5/2014                 Strukturen/Structures

 

Monopol-magazin 5/2014                 Strukturen/Structures

 

Kunst/UniBremen 5/2014                 Strukturen/Structures

 

Hales Gallery 5/2014                 Strukturen/Structures

 

Catalogue Essays

Paint Presence, Other Stories 1983

Stuart Morgan Ikon Gallery

 

 

Decoy 1990

Andrea Schlieker, Serpentine Gallery

 

Tim Allen 1993

Adrian Searle, Rebecca Hossack Gallery

 

A Question of Scale1995

Rebecca Fortnum, Winchester Gallery and Arnolfini Gallery

 

Critical Faculty 1998

Chris Horrocks, Picker Gallery Kingston Univ. &

Grand Valley State University

 

The Now 1999

Adrian Searle Tim Allen – Publication in Conjunction with exhibitions

 

Twenty Questions 1999

Matthew Higgs at: Underwood St. Gallery

Questions                                                                               London, Norwich Gallery and

(Interview) Holly Snapp Gallery, Venice

 

Tim Allen 1999

Cynthia Rose, Holly Snapp Gallery, Venice

 

Tim Allen - 2000

Matthew Collings Ghost Train – Publication in

Interview conjunction with exhibitions

 

Evasion Tactics 2000

Chris Horrocks at Pump House Gallery and Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

 

Sight-Lines 2003

David Ryan From the Ferry – dual Language catalogue for Exhibition at Dahl Gallery

 

The Encounter 2015

Tim Allen O Encontro – dual language catalogue Introduction for Carolina Piteira exhibition, Espaco Fidelidade Arte Contemporanea, Lisbon

Are You Experienced  2017

Juan Bolivar

Perceptual Flips, Apocalypse 2017

Matthew Collings.

Catalogue Essays for Dual Purpose  - Tim Allen Solo show at Turp's Gallery, London

 

Artist Pages

Artscribe Jan-Feb 85 

Matthew  Collings (editor) Artist’s Pages

 

Tank Magazine July 99

Clair Canning (editor) Artist’s Pages

 

Five Magazine Aug 03

Gavin Turk (editor) Artist’s Pages