Charles Avery


Regarding the Gods



Born Oban, Scotland
Solo Exhibitions:
The Islanders: An Introduction, Parasol Unit, London
Touring to:
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
The Islanders: An Introduction - part III, Galerie Arquebuse, Geneva 
Charles Avery & Keith Wilson, Alexandre Pollazzon, London
The Plane of the Gods, Cubitt Gallery, London 
The Islanders: An Introduction - part II, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin
The Islanders, An Introduction, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh  
Hunting The Noumenon, Galleria Archimede Staffolini, Nicosia, Cyprus 
AVATARS, Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome 
The Hunter, Man in the Holocene, London 
 It thinks, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin
The Square Root of 2, Sleeper, Edinburgh 
The Freedom of the Universe, S.A.L.E.S., Rome  
The Truth about the Truth, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh 
Triangle Land, Dee Glasoe, New York  
The Palace of the Gulls, Percy Miller Gallery, London
The Last Yolk, Sonia Rosso Gallery, Pordenone, Italy  
The Riddle of Pooch Avery, Dee Glasoe Gallery, New York  
The Ghost of Scirribin, Nylon Gallery, London 
Charles Avery, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles 
The Life and Times of Nancy Haselswon, Tablet Gallery, London 
The Creation of the Omniverse, Nylon, London 
Portraits of People Who Never Existed, Entwistle Gallery, London 
Group Exhibitions 
Altermodern, 4th TATE Triennial, London
Made Up, International Festival of Contemporary Art, 5th Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool Scotland & Venice 2003, 2005, 2007, Charles Avery, Simon Starling and Cathy Wilkes, The Pier, Orkney, Scotland 
Irony and Gesture, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Scotland & Venice, 52nd Venice Biennale 
The Lyon Biennale, France
The Athens Biennale, Greece
Timer, Trienniale Bovisa, Milan, Italy
Every Eye Sees Differently as The Eye, The Drawing Room, London
Welcome to My World, Alexandre Pollazzon
Sculpture Garden, Jonathan Viner, London 
Memphis Flaca, London       
Theoroma, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Avignon, France. 
Premio del Golfo, La Spezia, Italy 
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2004, London and touring trailer,
Man in the Holocene, London 
Io Mi Ricordo, Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome, Italy 
Il Premio per la Giovane Arte Italiana, Padiglione di Venezia, 50th Venice Biennale  
Love Over Gold, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow 
Necessary Kids, Charles Avery, Piotr Uklanski, Costa Vece, Gallerie Civico d’Arte   
Contemporanea di Siracusa, Sicily 
Dark Shadows, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles  
Works on Paper, Archimede Staffolini Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus 
Prospects Drawing Prize 2003, London 
Contemporary Art Project, Museum of Modern Art, Seattle 
A measure of distance, Magnani, London 
Jerwood Drawing Prize, Cheltenham and London   
Prospects Drawing Prize, London  
Supersonic and Alien, S.A.L.E.S., Rome, Italy 
Flights of Reality, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh 
Flights of Reality, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (group show with Keith Tyson, 
Grace Weir, Keith Wilson and Matthew Ritchie) 
Ghosty, Mille Eventi, Milan, Italy 
Works on Paper, S.A.L.E.S, Rome, Italy 
Made Space, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, touring to Changing Room, Stirling 
Drawing, Percy Miller Gallery, London 
Innuendo, Dee/Glasoe Gallery, New York 
Made Space, Pekao Gallery, Toronto, Canada 
Surveying the Landscape, Lombard Freid Gallery, New York 
Selection from the Files, Nylon, London 
The British on Paper, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Pordenone, Italy  
Untitled, Archimede Staffolini Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus 
DRAW, Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL 
Fine Line, Duncan Cargill Gallery, London 
The Islanders: An Introduction, Koenig Press (In association with the Parasol Unit)
The Art Atom, Atopia Projects, Edinburgh and Rhode Island, USA 
Art Works, British and German Contemporary Art 1960-2000, Deutsche Bank, London and 
Flights of Reality, Kettles Yard, Cambridge - Catalogue  
The Life and Lineage of Nancy Haselswon, (hardback edition 1000), 58pp, published by  
Nylon, July 1999,
Atopia Journal, Made Space, Issue 0.99. 
Chris Fite-Wassilak, ‘Charles Avery,’ FRIEZE, November-December 2008
Michael Glover, ‘Visual Arts: Charles Avery,’ The Independent,
Miranda Collinge, Frieze Frames, Esquire, October 2008
Ossian Ward, In the Studio, Time Out, September 4-10 2008
Laura Cuming, Graphic Notes from a Small Island,, Observer, 7th September, 2008
Skye Sherwin, ‘Artist Charles Avery,’10 Magazine, August, 2008
Charles Avery, 'Manifesto,' Art Review, February 2008
Pen Magazine, January 2008. No.214
Tom Morton 'Cosmology of an Island,' Metropolis M, October/November 2007
Arena O2 X Awards, Arena October 2007
Selina Skipwith, ‘Charles Avery’, Scottish Art News, Autumn 2007
Duncan MacMilan, 'Venice, vidi, vici...' The Scotsman 08.06.2007
John Beagles, ‘A Venice Comment’, MAP, Issue 11, Autumn 2007
Iain Gale, 'Too much of a good thing,' Scotland on Sunday, The Scotsman, 10.06.2007
Susan Mansfield, ‘This Man is an Island’, The Scotsman, June 2007
Sam Sherman, ‘London-Charles Avery/Keith Wilson’, MAP, Issue 9, Spring 2007
Charlotte Higgins, Arts Correspondence, The Guardian, 02.05.2007
Gilda Williams, ‘Charles Avery’, Art Forum, February 2007
Jennifer Higgie, ‘Emerging Artists’, Frieze, January 2007
Tim Pauling, 'Artist Chosen for Global Exhibition,' The Press and Journal, 17.01.2007
Tim Cornell, 'Triumph of Youth Over Experience as artists head for Venice,' The Scotsman 17.01.2007
Time Out London, November 15-22-2006
Olga Gambari, 'Charles Avery, Galleria Sonia Rosso,' Flash Art International, October 2006
Anon, ‘Sketching in Three Dimensions’, The Sunday Herald, 28.11.2005 
Isla Leaver-Yap, ‘Charles Avery-The Islanders’, The List, Scotland, No. 536, November 2005  
Duncan MacMillan, ‘Charles Avery,’ The Scotsman 13.12.2005. 
Jessica Lack, ‘Charles Avery, The Islanders’, i-D Magazine, October 2005 
Tom Morton, ‘Charles Avery’, FROG, October 2005 
Mariuccia Casadio, ‘Charles Avery, The Islanders’, Vogue Italia, September 2005 
Louise Hayward, ‘Charles Avery’, Tank Magazine, Vol.3, Issue 11, 2004 
Sarah Kent, ‘Charles Avery’, Time Out London, November 2004 
Olga Gambari, ‘Charles Avery Review’, Flash Art, June/July 2004 
Arena, The O2 X Club, February 2004
Tom Morton, Charles Avery, ‘In the beginning,’ Frieze, May 2003 
Simon Pia, 'See Venice and Wendy,' The Scotsman, 02.03.03
Iain Gale, 'Its Time to go back to the Drawing Board...' Scotland on Sunday, The Scotsman, January 2003
Helen Monaghan, ‘Charles Avery,’ The List, Scotland, December 2002 
Iain Gale, ‘Charles Avery,’ Scotsman on Sunday, December 2002 
Eugene Tan, ‘Flights of Reality,’ Contemporary, March, 2002 
Jessica Lack,’ Flights of Reality,’ Guardian Guide, January 2002 
Dominic Cork, ‘Flights of Reality,’ Independent, January 2002 
Les Journal Des Arts, November /December, 2001 
Helen Sumpter, ‘Hot Tickets,’ The Evening Standard, 23-29.11.2001 
Helen Sumpter, ‘Hot Tickets,’ The Evening Standard, 30.11 – 06.12.2001 
Alex Mattis, ‘Rising Star,’ The Evening Standard, 23-29.11.2001 
Louisa Buck, The Art Newspaper, November 2001 
Helen Sumpter, Galleries, November 2001 
Mark Wilsher, What's On, 21.11. 2001 
Sabrina Zannier, ‘Charles Avery Review,’ Flash Art, February 2001 
Neil Cameron, The Scotsman, April 2001 
Alain de Botton, ‘Best of 2000’, Art Forum, December 2000 
Martin Herbert, Time Out, 03.05.2000 
Stuart Shave, ‘Masters at Work,’ i-D Magazine, January 2000 
Independent: The Arts Reviews, 14.04.2000
Lucinda Bredin, Sunday Telegraph, 05.12.1999 
Simon Grant, 'Keeping it in the Family' Guardian Guide, 03.07.1999 
Martin Herbert, 'After Sensation,' Square Meal-The Magazine, Summer Issue, 1999
John Slyce, 'Ouverture: Charles Avery,’ Flash Art International, Milan, October, 1998                                                       
The Guardian Guide, 24-30.10.1998
Clare Tempest, 'Golf Sale', Time Out, London, August 1998 
Roy Exley, 'Charles Avery, Portraits of People who Never Existed,’ Contemporary Visual Arts Issue 18, London, Spring, 1998  
Charles Avery, Time Out, 11-18.02.1998
Sue Hubbard, 'Charles Avery,’ Time Out, London, August, 1998