The Baron Gilvan

2017-2019   Turps Studio Painting programme
2000-2002   University of Brighton MA Fine Art
1990-1992   Crakow Academy of Fine Art, Poland
1985-1988   Central St Martins BA hons

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019  Glyndebourn Opera House- Between Worlds
2006  Contemporary Art Projects, London – Hare Sprayed Streams
2006  East West Gallery, London – Prawn Biennale
2005  East West Gallery, London – Greetings From Another Place
2002  East West Gallery,, London – Land Light Fantastic
2000  East West Gallery, London – In the Spiritual Landscape


Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 FBA Futures Mall Galleries
2019  Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019 Leeds City Gallery/South London Gallery
2019  Turps Painters 2019: Studio Painting Programme Show
2019  Fitzrovia Gallery London : A Raw Garden
2019  Offshoot Gallery London: Prologue
2019  Messums Wiltshire ‘ Paint: The Seen, the unseen and the Imagined’Contemporary European Painting incl Rosa Loy, Jessie Makinson, Heike Kelter and Rose Wylie
2018  Flowers Gallery ‘Turps artist for the day’ , Cork St London.
2018  The Art Academy,’Set 24 Turps painters’  London SE17
2015  Observer Building HastingsWet and Dry,  with Matthew Burrows, Simon Burton, Gerard Hemsworth, Mario Rossi and Rose Wylie.
2014 The Crypt ‘Contemporary British Painting 42 Painters’, Marlebone  London.
2014   James Freeman Gallery The Winter Garden group show, London.
2014   James Freeman Gallery ‘The Baron Gilvan’, London.
2014   Tenuta Dello Scompiglio residency ‘Sisters of Hera’ 20-21 Sept, Lucca Italy
2014   Jerwood Gallery, Hastings-Museums at Night : The Barons Art School 16th May
2013   Pertwee Anderson Gold Gallery, london ‘Landscapes’ alongside ‘Masters of Reality’ with Darren Coffield
2013   Phoenix Gallery,Brighton ’32 Paintings’ incl Tom Hammick, Matthew Burrows, Alan Rankle
2012   Royal Academy Summer Show, London
2012   Towner Gallery ‘South East Open’,  Eastbourne
2010   Michael West Gallery, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight – Foolish Romantics with Matthew Burrows and Simon Burton
2009   Long and Ryle Gallery, London – Remembered Landscapes

Scholarships/ Awards
2019   Artist in Residence at Glyndebourne Opera House
2018   Wytham Hall Painting prize
2013   Artangel Open 100 shortlisted ‘The Grunt and The Wack’ with Grist To The Mill
2001   The English Association – Award for Best 4-11 Book – Becoming Me (Frances Lincoln Publishing)
1997   ROSL Travel Bursary – India and Nepal
1990-92  British Council / Polish Government Scholarship – to study painting under Prof. Nowosielski, Cracow
1987  Thames Television Travel Bursary –  Dordogne, France

Wytham Hall Collection
Paintings in Hospitals Scotland,
Art in Healthcare
BBC Your Paintings
Private Collections UK, USA, Japan, Africa, Germany, Poland, France

Selected Commissions
Wallpaper designs for Channel 4’s Big Brother 2010
BBC Proms Catalogue and Logo 1998 & 1999
Sunday Times, Independent, Telegraph, Penguin Books, Elle Magazine,
Marks & Spencer, Gallo Wine, Radio Times, Marie Claire,Twinings.

Selected Bibliography/Media
2011   Animations OnlineEdition 32 – Mapping The Territory
2010  Fadwebsite 7th August An interview with The Baron Gilvan
2001  The Argus- 3rd Oct – Visiting the third place  by Hattie Gordon
2000  The Times – There is life after Harry Potter by Sarah Johnson
2000  Publishers Weekly 24th July – Becoming Me
2000  The Week  22nd January – Arts Review
2000  The Times 19th Jan – Around the Galleries by John Russell Taylor
1998   BBC Radio 4 ‘Itchy Feet’

2011    About A Village – Francis Lincoln Publishing
2007  Artist&Illustrators April – Best & Worst interview by Will Barrett
2004   Sketchbooks: The Hidden Art of Designers, Illustrators & Creatives by Richard Brereton
2004   Jerwood Drawing Prize – exhibition catalogue
2000   Becoming Me – Frances Lincoln Publishing
1996/97  ROSL Annual Open – exhibition catalogue

Selected Performances as The Baron Gilvan
2014 Museum’s at Night at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings : The Baron’s Art School
2013 Master Flea musical with Kevin Eldon, Tom Tuck, Colin Hoult and the MFMO Hoxton Hall, London
2013 Jerwood Gallery Hastings, 16th March- The Barons Art School collaboration with Grist To The Mill
2012 December Release of CD- Master Flea with Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra
2012 Towner Museum Contemporary Art, Eastbourne -Night Folk Embrace the Dark 24th Nov
2012 Brighton Festival- Dip Your Toe Nightingale Theatre 5-27th May
2011 Suspense Puppet Festival – Jackson’s Lane theatre, London-Sawchestra
Edinburgh Festival – Pleasance Dome- 22-24th August Karaoke Circus
Master Flea – Leicester Square Theatre- 21st February – played the part of E.T.A Hoffman
2010 Latitude Festival- Karaoke Circus, Robin Ince ‘s Book Club.
Edinburgh Festival- Assembly Rooms 16th August- Karaoke Circus
Quayarts, Isle of Wight -Foolish Romantics April Fool’s Day.
606 Jazz Club- 11 April with Gwyneth Herbert
The Book and The Rose-Brighton&Hove Council-‘Foolish Romantics Stall’
2009 Edinburgh Festival- Pleasance Dome 24th August- Karaoke Circus
White Night- Brighton&Hove Council-‘The Penny Arcade’ with Katie Etheridge
2008 The Basement Live Art venue-Brighton 4thOct -‘Musical Surgery’-Sawchestra
2007 Norwich Art Centre- Rub Me Up The Wrong Way- 20th July curated by Richard DeDomenici – Contemporary Art Norwich.

He lives and works in East Sussex, UK.