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Bo Lanyon

Bo Lanyon works across painting & sculpture, addressing conflict in many forms. Exploring a landscape of human experience with a history of violence, the work balances our attempts to connect and communicate beyond it. 

Material processes reflect emotional states, where disembodied limbs attempt to touch across dreamlike painted landscapes, instructional symbols offering entangled routes in, out and beyond; humans shelter from unknown, existential threats & raw metal exposes the rainbow weld marks of its own making.  

Born in Cornwall, he currently lives and works in Bristol, UK. He holds an MA from the Royal College of Art, London, has work in the Zabludowicz Collection and has received a number of awards from Arts Council England.

Works

Painting

Sculpture

Drawing

CV

MA Ceramics & Glass, Royal College of Art, 2005-2007

BA (Hons) Visual Art & Visual Culture, University of Gloucestershire, 2000-2003

Zabludowicz Collection

The Death of Optimus Prime, Spike Island, Test Space, Bristol, March 1 -17, 2019

Age of Panic, White Moose Gallery, Barnstaple, April 21 – June 10, 2017

2019 The London Bronze Collection, Squire & Partners, London, May 1 – 13

2019 The First World War & its Legacy: Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience FestivalBristol Cathedral & M-Shed, April 26 – May 31 

2018 Where It Is, There It Is, Auction House, Redruth, Groundwork Programme, Sep. 1-30

2018 What Would You Do? Spike Island Open Studios 2018, May 4 – 7

2017 Royal West of England Academy 165th Annual Open, RWA, Bristol, Oct 1 – Dec 3

2017 Plymouth Contemporary 2017, Peninsula Arts & KARST, Plymouth, July 15 – Sep 2

2016 Kith and Kin, Falmouth Art Gallery & Museum, Falmouth, February 6 – April 16

2015 Broomhill National Sculpture Prize 2015, Broomhill, Devon, June 1 2015 – May 21

2014 Resilience, Goldman Sachs, London, March 10-23

2013 Neon, Neon Contemporary, Bristol, May 3 – June 4

2013 The Looking Glass @ The Looking Glass, Bristol, February 7-28

2012 No One In Dallas Really Cares About Me, Neon Contemporary, Bristol, June 16-20

2009 Hidden, Royal College of Art, London, April 16-24

2008 Misguided Souls, Heaven, London, May 25-27

2008 Seduce/Expand/Convert, Turf Gallery, London, February 1-13

2007 4 New Sensations, Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4, Old Truman Brewery, London, Oct 9-14

2007 The Great Exhibition 2007, Royal College of Art Degree Show, Hyde Park, London, June 15-28

2006 AE@SOS, Smiths of Smithfield, London, August 2-24

2006 In Site, Royal College of Art, London, March 12 – 18

2006 And Other Stories…, Royal College of Art, London, January 20 – 25

2005 The Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Jerwood Space, London & touring, Sep 13 – Oct 25

The Cornwall Workshop 2017