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Andrew Litten

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Born: 1970 Aylesbury, UK
Lives: currently in Cornwall

Solo Exhibitions
GUEST 2012 L-13 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL WORKSHOP, London
ID SMEAR Millennium, St Ives UK 2012
THIS IS REAL 2010 Oo Gallery, New York
PAINTINGS 2008 Goldfish,Penzance, UK
CONNECT ? 2007 Goldfish, Penzance UK
FREE RANGE 2006 Goldfish, Penzance, UK
ORDINARY BODIES, 2005 Goldfish, Penzance, UK
I THINK I WAS JUST TALKING TO MYSELF, 2003 Dick The Dog, Penzance UK


Group Exhibitions
KunstFaktor 2012 MARZIA FROZEN, Berlin
Accidental Genus 2012 MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM,
On Paper 2012 (including Hambling, Hockney , Kitaj, Pasmore, Rego) SNIG HILL GALLERY, Sheffield
St.Ives Collection 2012 SNIG HILL GALLERY, Sheffield
AC/BC 2011 MARZIA FROZEN, Berlin
Concrete Skin 2011 BHVU Gallery, London
Afternoon Tea 2011 W.W.GALLERY, Venice Biennale
Red 2011 CULTIVATE VYNER STREET, London
Little Benefits 2011 CULTIVATE VYNER STREET, London
Book 2011 Oo GALLERY , New York
Foot 2011 Oo GALLERY, New York
Unoriginal 2011 RSA COLLECTIVE at Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
No Soul For Sale 2010 TATE MODERN (turbine Hall) London
The Museum Of Everything 2010 CRUNCH FESTIVAL, Wales
Art Toronto 2009 Toronto JILL GEORGE GALLERY, London
20/21 British Art Fair 2009 ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, London
The Figure Show 2009 JILL GEORGE GALLERY, London
Art Chicago 2009, Chicago JILL GEORGE GALLERY
Red Dot 2008, Miami JILL GEORGE GALLERY
Red Dot 2008, London JILL GEORGE GALLERY
Toronto International Art Fair 2008, Toronto JILL GEORGE GALLERY


Bibliography
Born 1970, Aylesbury UK. An early interest in expressionist art lead to evening classes in life drawing whilst still at school. http://andrewlitten.yolasite.com/ Began Art College but found it a restricting and claustrophobic experience so did not persevere with art education. Continued to created art in private. Travelled the UK to find inspiration within ‘commonplace life’ away from the 'guarded' impersonal language of high art. http://littenearly1990s.weebly.com/ Aiming to convey an emotive poignancy in representations of the ordinary; this small scale humanistic work was a deliberate contrast to established contemporary art which at the time was dominated by the ambitious surge of the YBA's. Created work under differing names and also lived under different names to intentionally obscure notions of authorship, self-hood and ambition.

Began employment in photographic studios during the early 1990’s in London and later in Oxford where visits to Richard Hamilton’s studio encouraged a renewed interest in ambitious figurative painting. A shift in focus occurred towards subject matter involving psychological disturbance, with interest in extreme behavioural themes of depersonalisation, voyeurism and sexual attachment. www.littenvoices.weebly.com

Moved to Cornwall, and in 2003 took the decision to begin exhibiting with DICK THE DOG, Penzance, UK with the solo exhibition ‘I THINK I WAS JUST TALKING TO MYSELF’. In the same year was included in an exhibition of nudes in New York City (along with Epstein and Renoir) which saw a review in the NEW YORK TIMES. Solo exhibitions 2005-2008 ‘ORDINARY BODIES’, ‘FREE RANGE’, ‘CONNECT?’ and ‘PAINTINGS’ with GOLDFISH, Penzance UK. First major exhibit in London was with the work ‘DOG BREEDER’ which was created as an anti-art statement objecting to the predominance impersonal painting that dominates the art dealer lead contemporary art world. ‘DOG BREEDER’; personalised with real pubic hair, depicts dogs on heat rushing to the dog/man. www.dogbreeder.weebly.com DOG BREEDER was exhibited in a project space in Vyner Street http://www.limewharf.org/ in 2007 during the week of Frieze Art Fair.

Has exhibited in numerous international art fairs including Red Dot Miami, Red Dot New York, Art Toronto and Art Chicago with JILL GEORGE GALLERY, London. Exhibited in curated exhibitions in Berlin, Dublin, London, Milwaukee and New York. Has work in the MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM, USA and MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING, LONDON. Was included in ‘No Soul For Sale’ an exhibition of independents in 2010 at TATE MODERN. Guest artist with L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, London for a solo exhibition ‘Guest’ 2012. Recently exhibited with WW GALLERY at the 54th VENICE BIENNALE.





Projects
DOG BREEDER ANTI _ ART ----PROJECT in VYNER STREET, London during FRIEZE ART FAIR week 2007

Publications
GUEST signed limited edition catalogue by L-13
ID SMEAR Andrew Litten exhibition 2012, by MILLENNIUM
ART SLANT collectors catalogue 2012 Vol 4 Issue 3
ART TAKES MIAMI catalogue 2011 by ART TAKES MIAMI
AFTERNOON TEA 2011 by WWGALLERY
ART EXPO catalogue for Art Expo art fair 2011, by ARTISAN DIRECT
CONCRETE SKIN 2011 by BHVU GALLERY
PAINTINGS. Andrew Litten exhibition 2008 by GOLDFISH
CONNECT ? Andrew Litten exhibition 2007 by GOLDFISH
FREE RANGE by Goldfish 2006
SELECTED PLAYS by David Farr, cover image by Andrew Litten by Faber & Faber
ORDINARY BODIES Andrew Litten exhibition 2005 by GOLDFISH


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