Biography

Born 1955, Consett, County Durham, UK
1978 - 1981 Masters Sculpture, Royal College of Art 1974 - 1977 BA Hons, First Class, Newcastle Polytechnic Current - Professor of Fine Art
, University of Sunderland

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020

Primer: Eric Bainbridge, Workplace, Online

2017
Eric Bainbridge, Monitor, Rome, IT

2016
Potholes, Workplace, London, UK

Potholes, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK
2014
Eric Bainbridge, Workplace, London, UK
Eric Bainbridge, solo presentation Frieze, Frieze London, presented by Workplace, London, UK

Eric Bainbridge – Late 90’s Constructions, Workplace, London, UK
2012
Eric Bainbridge - CollagesThe New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK

Eric Bainbridge, Steel Sculptures, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
2011
Artissima 18, Turin, IT
Eric Bainbridge – Video Show, CIRCA Screen, ThePlace, Sunderland, UK

2009
Supercollage, Salvatore+Caroline Ala Gallery, Milan, IT
2008
Forward Thinking, MIMA, Middlesbrough, UK
Postwurstendung, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK
2004
Salvatore + Caroline Ala, Milan, IT
2000
The Virgin Megastore Oxford St., London, UK
Works on Paper, Hartlepool Art Gallery, UK
Pictures Pictures, Hartlepool Art Gallery, UK
1997

Eric Bainbridge Works 92-97, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK Delfina, London, UK
1995
Eric Bainbridge Sculptures, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK

1994

The Cavendish Group, Gilmour Gallery, London, UK

1992
Pittsburg Centre for the Arts, Pittsburg, USA

Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, USA

1990
Riverside Studios, London, UK
1989
Style, Space, Elegance, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

1987
ICA, Boston, USA
Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, USA
Holemasters, Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, USA
1986
View Points, Walker Art Centre, Minnieapolis, USA
Air Gallery, London, UK
1985
Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, UK

 

Group Exhibitions

2019

Insight 22: Spec/Bug, Yoshimi Arts, Tokyo, JP

The Size of Thoughts, White Conduit Projects, London, UK

2018

Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity, Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham Museums, Birmingham, UK

2017

Poor Art | Arte Povera: Italian Influences, British Responses, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London, UK

Aftermieter / Lodgers, Haus Modrath - Raume fur Kunst, Kerzen, Germany, D

2016

good things come..., The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, UK

Corale, Opencare, Milan, IT
Alumni - 170 Years of Leeds College of Art, Vernon Street Gallery, Leeds, UK
2015
Eric Bainbridge / Joel Kyack, Workplace, London, UK
Granpalazzo, Palazzo Rospigliosi, Zagarolo, IT
Continuous Material, Durham Cathedral Museum, Durham, UK
Works on Paper by Sculptors, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977 – 1986, Longside Gallery Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK
2014
MD3 Fragility and Monumentality, Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre, Bangkok, TH

Satellite Satellite, Workplace London, UK
Shelf Show, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, DK
2013
Sleeper, Workplace, London, UK
Tip of the Iceberg, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
Space/Socialspace, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK
Drawing Biennial, The Drawing Room, London, UK
Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, The Barker Hangar, California, USA
2012
Limited/Unlimited, Altaroma, Rome, IT
2011
NADA Art Fair, with Workplace Gallery, Miami, USA 
Business Collectors Network Exhibition, Globe Gallery, Newcastle, UK
Double, Double, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK
ROTATE, Contemporary Art Society & Shortlist Media, London, UK
The Armory Show, with Workplace Gallery, New York, USA 
Modern British Sculpture, Royal Academy, London, UK
2010
NADA Art Fair, with Workplace Gallery, Miami, USA

The Manchester Contemporary, with Workplace Gallery, Manchester, UK 
Facon, Plads & Kulør (Shape, Space and Colour), RUNDETAARN, Copenhagen, DK

The Economy of the Gift, A Foundation, Liverpool, UK
The Armory Show, with Workplace Gallery, New York, USA
Psychic Geography, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK
2008
TOMORROW THE FUTURE, Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton, UK
King Fisher’s Tales, UNION Gallery Ewer St, London UK
King Fisher’s Tales, UNION Gallery Teasdale St, London UK
Monologue/Dialogue part II, Bischoff/Weiss, London, UK
The Anxious Object, STORE, London, UK
Northern Art Prize, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK
2007
False Witness, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK
Beacon of Hope, ArtGene, Barrow, UK
Etc, Amagerfaelledvej Art Project, Copenhagen, DK
2006
Legacies of Dissolution, Colony, Birmingham, UK
Monologue/Dialogue, Bangkok University Gallery, Bangkok, TH
Formal Dining, Curated by Workplace Gallery, Hales Gallery, London, UK
Royal Academy Summer Show, Royal Academy Of Arts, London, UK
2005
Size Matters, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK
Time and Process, Study Gallery, Poole, UK
2004
Collage, The Bloomberg Space, London, UK
Changing Rooms, Wakefield Art Gallery, Wakefield, UK
Not Everything, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London, UK
Socha a Objekt viii, Gallerii Z, Bratislava, SK
Other Criteria, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK
2003
Glad That Things Don't Talk, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IE
2002
Plinth, The Trade Apartment, London, UK
2001
New Generations - Sculpture in Britain 1951-2000, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK
2000
Abstract Art, DELFINA, London, UK
Conversation, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
L.A.C. Lieu d'Art Contemporain, Sigean, FR
Furniture, Richard Salmon Gallery, London, UK
1997
Fish and Chips, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas, USA
Material Culture, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1996
Private View, The Bowes Museum , Barnard Castle, UK
Ace!, Arts Council Collection, new purchases, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1995
British Art of the 80’s and 90’s -work from the Weltkunst Collection, The Irish, Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IE

 

Awards, Residencies and Commissions

2006
British Council Artist in Residence, Bangkok, Thailand

1999
Public commission - Heaven and Earth Roundabout for Hartlepool Borough Council and publication.

1996-98
Residency DELFINA, London
1996
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Prize for Sculpture
1988-91
Henry Moore Sculpture Fellow, The Slade School of Art, U.C.L.

 

Selected Collections

TATE Collection, UK

New Art Gallery Walsall Collection, UK

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Leeds City Art Gallery, UK

Arts Council of England, Collection

Margulies Collection, USA

Private Collections, Europe

Private Collections, USA

Private Collections, UK


Selected Bibliography

2013
'Eric Bainbridge - Steel Sculptures' Camden Arts Centre 2013
ISBN 978-1-907208-38-6

2011

‘Eric Bainbridge Collages’

Cornerhouse 2012
ISBN 978-1-907363-01-6

Modern British Sculpture, Published by Royal Academy of Arts ISBN 978-1-905711-73-4

2010

Art Review, issue 39, March “Supercollage”

2009

Frieze, May
“Tales of Everyday Madness”

2008

‘Forward Thinking 1876-2008’

Museums & Galleries, Middlesbrough Council, 2008 ISBN 0 860830-77-2

ArtWorld Magazine, September “Exhibition News”

2001

‘Heaven and Earth Roundabout’

Cleveland Arts, 2001 ISBN 0 954047-50-8

1997

‘Eric Bainbridge Works 1991-1997’

Corner House, 1997 ISBN 0 948797-48-7