Charles Avery

 

Regarding the Gods

 

1973:

Born Oban, Scotland
 
Solo Exhibitions:
 
2008:
The Islanders: An Introduction, Parasol Unit, London
 
Touring to:
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
 
2007:
The Islanders: An Introduction - part III, Galerie Arquebuse, Geneva 
 
2006: 
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
 
2005:
The Islanders, An Introduction, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh  
Hunting The Noumenon, Galleria Archimede Staffolini, Nicosia, Cyprus 
AVATARS, Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome 
 
2004:
The Hunter, Man in the Holocene, London 
 It thinks, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin
 
2003:
The Square Root of 2, Sleeper, Edinburgh 
The Freedom of the Universe, S.A.L.E.S., Rome  
          
2002:
The Truth about the Truth, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh 
Triangle Land, Dee Glasoe, New York  
 
2001:
The Palace of the Gulls, Percy Miller Gallery, London
 
2000:   
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 
 
1999
Charles Avery, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles 
The Life and Times of Nancy Haselswon, Tablet Gallery, London 
 
 
1998
The Creation of the Omniverse, Nylon, London 
Portraits of People Who Never Existed, Entwistle Gallery, London 
 
 
Group Exhibitions 
 
 
2009
Altermodern, 4th TATE Triennial, London
 
2008
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
2007    
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
    
2005
Sculpture Garden, Jonathan Viner, London 
Memphis Flaca, London       
Theoroma, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Avignon, France. 
 
2004 
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 
 
2003
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 
 
2002
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) 
 
2001
Ghosty, Mille Eventi, Milan, Italy 
Works on Paper, S.A.L.E.S, Rome, Italy 
 
2000
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 
 
1999
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 
 
 
Publications:
 
2008
The Islanders: An Introduction, Koenig Press (In association with the Parasol Unit)
 
2003
The Art Atom, Atopia Projects, Edinburgh and Rhode Island, USA 
Art Works, British and German Contemporary Art 1960-2000, Deutsche Bank, London and 
Germany
 
2002  
Flights of Reality, Kettles Yard, Cambridge - Catalogue  
 
1999
The Life and Lineage of Nancy Haselswon, (hardback edition 1000), 58pp, published by  
Nylon, July 1999,
Atopia Journal, Made Space, Issue 0.99. 
 
 
Bibliography 
 
2008:
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
 
 
2007:
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
 
2006: 
Time Out London, November 15-22-2006
Olga Gambari, 'Charles Avery, Galleria Sonia Rosso,' Flash Art International, October 2006
 
 
2005    
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 
 
 
2004    
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
 
 
2003   
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
 
2002
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 
 
2001   
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 
 
2000   
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
 
1999  
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
 
1998  
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