GL Brierley

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Covetelle, 2010 Oil On Wood 61 X 60 © gl brierley
Jillyjiggy, 2010 Oil On Wood 25.5 X 29 Cms © gl brierley
Peecheep, 2010 Oil On Wood 60.50cm © GL Brierley and Madder139
Spread, 2012 Oil On Aluminium © Courtesy the artist and FELDBUSCHWIESNER Gallery
© Courtesy of the artist & The FELDBUSCHWIESNER GALLERY
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Goldsmiths, University of London, 2005, MFA
Royal College of Art
Representing galleries
Feldbusch Wiesner


2005 – 2007       M.F.A. Goldsmiths, London (previously gained an M.A. in Communication Arts at the Royal College of Art).



Solo Exhibitions:

2015      THE IMPOSSIBLE HEAP, FeldbuschWiesner, Berlin, Germany.

2013      TENDER FOLDS, FeldbuschWiesner, Berlin, Germany.

2012      NEW PAINTINGS, Carslaw St* Lukes, London. (October), Catalogue with essay by Martin Herbert

2010     MATERSATZ, Madder 139, London

              VOLTA NY, Solo Presentation, (Madder 139 Gallery) New York.

2008      NEW WORKS, Natalia Goldin Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

2005      THE NAUGHTY PUPPIES, Firstsite Contemporary, Colchester, UK.


Selected Joint Exhibitions:

2017     SO IT GROWS Curator Robert Roos. Centraal Museum. Utrecht.

2016     MY ABSTRACT WORLD. ME Collectors Room/ Olbricht Foundation. Berlin.

MODELS AND MATERIALITIES. Curator Frances Woodley, Bayart, Cardiff.

I PREFER LIFE. Reydan Weiss Collection, Curators Wolfgang Schoppman, Peter Friese. Weseburg Museum of Modern Art 25th Aniversary, Bremen, Germany.

            THE ABJECT OBJECT, Curator Geraint Evans, Wimbledon Space, London.

2015     (DETAIL), Curator Andrew Bracey. H Project Space, Bangkok and Transition Gallery, London 2014, Usher Gallery, Lincoln, UK 2015.

 STILL LIFE, Ambiguous Practices, Curator Frances Woodley, Aberyswyth University School of Art Gallery &   Museum, UK

             IN SCHONHEIT AUFERSTEHEN, Curator Bernd Wurlizer, Galerie Patrick Ebensberger, Berlin.

             ALLES WAS ICH MAG, Curators Philip Grozinger & Andre Odier, Schau Fenster, Berlin.

2014     100 PAINTERS OF TOMORROW, Christie’s London & Beers Contemporary, London  

             THE FUTURE CAN WAIT, Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4’s New Sensations, Victoria House, Bloomsbury, London.

             (DETAIL), H Project Space, Bangkok.

             THE HALLUCINATED WORLD, Curator, Marc Wellmann, Haus am Lutzowplatz, Berlin

             FLEURSDUMAL, Curator Dolly Thompsett, Lamb & Lion Gallery & Charlie Smith Gallery, London.

2013     THE VIEWING ROOM, Curators, Joe La Placa & Mark Sanders, All Visual Arts gallery, London

2012     METAMORPHOSIS, Curators, Joe La Placa, Mark Sanders and Wolfgang Schoppmann, All Visual Arts gallery 

EVERYWHERE & NOWHERE, The Reydan Weiss Collection, Villa Jauss, Bavaria.

EU - 27 ARTISTS | 27 COUNTRIES, Curator,Tanya Rumpff. Museum Tongerlohuys, Netherlands

2011     A PIECE OF PAPER, Madder 139 Gallery, London, EC1.

MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE, Curator: Wolfgang Schoppmann, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France.

FOUR in PLAY, Madder 139 Gallery, London, EC1.


RESTLESS NATURE, Newlyn Gallery, Penzance, UK..

            VOLTA 7, Solo Presentation, (Madder 139 Gallery) Basel, Switzerland.

            RESTLESS NATURE, Curators Day & Gluckman, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London.

2010     JOHN MOORES, Walker Gallery, Liverpool, UK.

            BLACK, Madder 139 Gallery, London.

2009     BORDERLAND, Curators Day & Gluckman, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London.

2008     SALON 08, Vine Space, London.

            WHISPERS OF IMMORTALITY, Curator Joakim Borda, Natalia Goldin, Stockholm.

            ZOO Art fair, Natalia Goldin Gallery, London.

            LIGHT DIVIDED, Curator Ben Austin, Louise T Blouin Foundation, London.

            ARTFUTURES, Bloomberg Space, London.

2007     LAST OF THE URGENTS, Colony Project Space, Birmingham, UK.

            THE TEARDROP EXPLODES, Curator Karin Pernegger, Stadgalerie Schwaz, Austria.

            FOREIGN BODY(ies), Curator Gerard Hemsworth, Whitebox, New York.

2006     DEFINING THE CONTEMPORARY Curator Andrea Tarsea. Whitechapel Gallery, London.

            CELESTE PAINTING PRIZE, London.

2005     ACID DROPS & SUGAR CANDY, Transition Gallery, London.

            LONDON NOW, The Arts Centre, St Petersburg, Florida, USA.

2004     JOHN MOORES, Walker Gallery, Liverpool, UK.

            EAST END ACADEMY, Curator Niru Ratnam, Whitechapel Gallery, London.


Selected Bibliography:

2014     Thames & Hudson.100 Painters of Tomorrow,

2012     Contemporary Art Society "Hobson's Choice", Paul Hobson, director's favorite exhibition of the week.

            Solo show at Carslaw St* Lukes. Catalogue text by Martin Herbert.

2010     D’Art International, “Top 10 at the 2010 New York Art Fairs”, Erin Kennedy. 

            Artist Newsletter, “John Moores 2010” Paul Cordwell.

            Saatchi Art News, Critics Choice.

            Artist Newsletter, “John Moores 2010”, Paul Cordwell.

            D’Art International, “Top 10 at the 2010 New York Art Fairs”, Erin Kennedy.

2008     Konsten, “GL Brierley” Anders Olofsson.

            Omkonst, “Sevärt i november” Susanna Slöör.

2006     Daily Telegraph, “Art Sales” Colin Gleadell.

2005     Firstsite Critical Paper, “Naughty Puppies” Martin Herbert.

            Turps-Banana, “John Moores 23 Walker Art Gallery” Alistair Robinson.

            St. Petersburg Times, “Art’s Modern London Bridges” Lennie Bennett.

2004     The Sunday Times, “The East End Academy” Waldemar Januszczak.

            The Tmes, “A Little of What You Fancy” Rachel Campbell-Johnston.

            The Guardian, “E Is For Art” Caroline Roux.

Selected collections:  

SOR Rusche Sammlung, Berlin.

OLBRICHT Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany.

MURDEME Collection, UK.

Robin Woodhead CEO, Sotheby's International.

REYDON WEISS collection, Germany.

Robert Peter Miller, Robert Miller Gallery NYC.

Collections in Europe & USA



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