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David Ogle

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Manchester, UK

Birth year

Lives in

Works in


Lancaster University, 2009, BA
Lancaster University, 2012, MA
The University of Liverpool, 2015, PhD

Representing galleries
Mark Devereux Projects

drawing, abstract, installation, conceptual, landscape




David Ogle’s artistic practice spans a range of media yet tracks along a consistently evolving set of aesthetic and conceptual concerns. Incorporating drawing, sculpture, installation and new media, Ogle often works in the ‘grey area’ between different mediums, recurring visual motifs often surfacing across this disparate array of disciplines. In disrupting our expectations of these boundaries, his work produces paradoxical elements that are always combined with simplicity and material presence, continually providing a physical, and often-illusionary, confrontation in real-space.

Much of Ogle’s early work derived from drawing, revealing an act or process of mark making that became the fundamental rationale of the work. In the application of such processes to physical sites, his works on paper leave the confines of a flat surface, their aesthetic qualities manifest in physical space. Spaces that simultaneously shape the work and become manipulated by it, encouraging viewers to navigate their environments in new ways.

Materially, Ogle's practice seeks a mode of fragility, frequently revealing strong geometric forms within a space, though forms that lack the weight and immobility of sculpture. Like the dimensionless properties of line on a flat surface, they exist in space without mass or structure. Working in this way, his practice routinely employs a material that surpasses such physical restraints; light.

Through negating material properties, Ogle’s work has come to rest on the edge between a sculptural form and an environmental occurrence. His current practice has moved beyond the walls of indoor sites and out into the landscape, documenting ephemeral works that are shaped by natural elements and freed-up from the confines of both interior sites and a the viewer’s requirement for a work’s prolonged existence.

Such works exist out in the landscape, a context from which they are inseparable, alone in this specific place and for a narrow window of time. Like the shifting of natural light, their transience provides significance and meaning; a moment fleeting, precious and anomalous. 



David Ogle (B.1987) graduated from Lancaster University with a 1st class BA in Fine Art History and Practice in 2009, and an MA with a Distinction in Contemporary Arts Research in 2012. He is currently undertaking an AHRC funded doctoral research project at The University of Liverpool in collaboration with FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) maintaining his studio practice alongside academic work.


Represented by Mark Devereux Projects 



Studio based at The Royal Standard, Liverpool 

Unit 3, Vauxhall Business Centre131 Vauxhall Road, Liverpool,L3 6BN UK


Tel: +44(0)795 237 2447




2012 - 2015 |    Ph.D. Collaborative doctoral award: The University of Liverpool/  

                           FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)   

                           Supervisors: Prof. Richard Koeck (UL)

                           Prof. Mike Stubbs (FACT)                  



2011 - 2012 |    M.A. Contemporary Arts Research: Lancaster University




2006 - 2009 |    B.A. (hons) Fine Art (History/Practice): Lancaster University

                         1st Class


Selected Exhibitions


2015 Mark Devereux Projects Open House, Manchester, UK


2014 In Another Light, The National Trust - Croft Castle, UK (solo)


2014 Regenerate 14, The Lab Magazine, Copenhagen


2014 Regenerate 14, The Lab Magazine, Berlin


2014 David Ogle, Sake No Hana, London (solo)


2013 Federation House Open, Manchester, UK


2013 Crystallize, Old Billingsgate Market, London


2013 Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, The Pyramid Arts Centre,


2013 Mak?ng Sense, Fallout Factory, Liverpool


2013 MDP AfterHours, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester


2013 Means of Feedback, CUBE, Manchester


2013 Light in Contemporary Sculpture, The Royal British Society of Sculptors, London (solo)


2013 The Catlin Art Prize 2013, LondonNewcastle Project Space, London/


2013 David Ogle - Subterranean. The Royal British Society of Sculptors -  Sculpture Shock, The Vaults, London (solo)


2013 Kinetica Art Fair 2013, Ambika P3, London


2012 Sculpture Shock Finalists Showcase, The Royal British Society of Sculptors, London


2012 Kinetica @ The Village Underground - Shoreditch, London


2012 Object – Memory, The Lica Building, Lancaster


2012 Lines of Enquiry, Neo Gallery, Bolton


2012 Neo Art Prize, Neo Gallery, Bolton


2012 Inside, BLANKSPACE, Manchester  


2012 Kinetica Art Fair, Ambika P3, London


2011 The Title Art Prize, BLANKSPACE, Manchester


2011  Icon Magazine 100th Issue Event, London


2011 David Ogle – Automata, Godfrey Pilkington Art Gallery, St Helens (solo)


2010 Chaosmos II, View Two Gallery - Liverpool Biennial Independents,  Liverpool


2010 The Museum Capsule, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, Warrington


2009 Draw The Line, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster



Awards, Grants & Residencies


2014 |                 Arts Council England Funding

                           Arts Council England/Meadow Arts - Project funding in partner with The National Trust UK.


2014 |                 Arts Council England project Funding (Grants for the Arts)

                           Two year project supported by ACE.


2013 |                 Art Catlin

                           Selected for the 2013 Catlin Art Prize


2013 |                 Royal British Society of Sculptors

                           Sculpture Shock Residency Award Winner, The Royal British Society of Sculptors 2013


2012 |                 AHRC Doctoral Scholarship - The University of Liverpool

                           Collaborative doctoral award between The University of Liverpool and FACT


2012 |                 Neo Gallery

                           Neo Art Prize, Visitor’s Choice Award/Judges recommendation award


2011 |                 BlankSpace Gallery

                           Title Art Prize, People’s Choice Award


2011 |                 Aesthetica Magazine

                           Creative Works finalist


2011 |                 Godfrey Pilkington Gallery

                           Artist in Residence


2011 |                 Lancaster University

                           Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Scholarship Prize




Member of The Royal British Society of Sculptors

Recent Exhibits

David Ogle participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2014 Covent Garden Sculpture Slam
Sep, 2014 Art Matters
Gallery 85
Sep, 2014 Art Matters
Gallery 85
Jul, 2013 West Valley and Mission College Art Faculty Exhibition
Triton Museum of Art
May, 2013 Free talk on Light in Contemporary Sculpture by David Ogle and Andrew Stonyer FRBS
Royal British Society of Sculptors
May, 2013 The Catlin Art Prize
Londonewcastle Project Space
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