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

Eric Bainbridge, Monitor, Rome

Eric Brainbridge, Potholes, Workplace London, UK

Eric Bainbridge, Potholes, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK
Eric Bainbridge, Workplace Gallery, UK
Eric Bainbridge / Workplace Gateshead, solo presentation Frieze London, UK

Eric Bainbridge – Late 90’s Constructions, Workplace London, UK
Eric Bainbridge Collages The New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands, UK

Eric Bainbridge Steel Sculptures, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Artissima 18, Turin, Italy
Eric Bainbridge – Video Show, CIRCA Screen, ThePlace, Sunderland, UK 2009
Supercollage, Salvatore+Caroline Ala Gallery, Milan, Italy
Forward Thinking MIMA, Middlesbrough, UK
Postwurstendung Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK
Salvatore + Caroline Ala, Milan, Italy
The Virgin Megastore, Oxford St. London, UK
Works on Paper, Hartlepool Art Gallery, UK
Pictures Pictures, Hartlepool Art Gallery, UK

Eric Bainbridge Works 92-97, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK Delfina, London
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

Riverside Studios, London, UK
Style, Space, Elegance, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland 1987
ICA, Boston, USA
Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, USA
Holemasters, Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, USA
View Points, Walker Art Centre, Minnieapolis, USA
Air Gallery, London, UK
1985 – 94
Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, UK


Group Exhibitions


Insight 22: Spec/Bug, Yoshimi Arts, Tokyo

The Size of Thoughts, White Conduit Projects


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


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

Aftermieter / LodgersHaus Modrath - Raume fur Kunst, Kerzen, Germany


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

Corale, Opencare, Milan, IT curated by Monitor
Alumni - 170 Years of Leeds College of Art, Vernon Street Gallery, Leeds, UK
Eric Bainbridge / Joel Kyack, Workplace London
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
MD3 Fragility and Monumentality, Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre, Bangkok, TH

Satellite Satellite, Workplace London, UK
Shelf Show, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, DK
Sleeper, Workplace Gallery London, London, UK
Tip of the Iceberg, Contemporary Art Society, london, UK
Space/Socialspace, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK
Drawing Biennial 2013, The Drawing Room, London, UK
Dallas Art Fair 2013, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA
Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2013, The Barker Hangar, California, USA
Limited/Unlimited, Altaroma, Rome, Italy
NADA Art Fair, Miami, USA, with Workplace Gallery
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, New York, USA with Workplace Gallery
Modern British Sculpture, Royal Academy, London, UK
NADA Art Fair, Miami, USA, with Workplace Gallery

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

The Economy of the Gift, A Foundation, Liverpool, UK
The Armory Show, New York with Workplace Gallery
Psychic Geography, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK
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, UK
False Witness, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK
Beacon of Hope, ArtGene, Barrow, UK
Etc, Amagerfaelledvej Art Project, Copenhagen, Denmark
Legacies of Dissolution, Colony, Birmingham, UK
Monologue/Dialogue, Bangkok University Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
Formal Dining, Curated by Workplace Gallery, Hales Gallery, London, UK
Royal Academy Summer Show, London, UK
Size Matters, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Touring)
Time and Process, Study Gallery, Poole, UK
Collage, The Bloomberg Space, London, UK
Changing Rooms, Wakefield Art Gallery, UK
Not Everything, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London, UK
Socha a Objekt viii, Gallerii Z, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Other Criteria, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK
Glad That Things Don't Talk, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Plinth, The Trade Apartment, London, UK
New Generations - Sculpture in Britain 1951-2000, Leeds City Art Gallery, UK
Abstract Art, DELFINA, London, UK
Conversation, Milton Keynes Gallery, UK
O Pas la!, Lieu D'Art Contemporaine, Sigean, France
Furniture, Richard Salmon Gallery, London, UK
Fish and Chips, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas, USA
Material Culture, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Private View, The Bowes Museum , Barnard Castle, County Durham, UK
Ace!, Arts Council Collection, new purchases, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
British Art of the 80’s and 90’s -work from the Weltkunst Collection, The Irish
Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland


Awards, Residencies and Commissions

British Council Artist in Residence, Bangkok, Thailand
Public commission - Heaven and Earth Roundabout for Hartlepool Borough Council and publication.

Residency DELFINA, London
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Prize for Sculpture
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

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


‘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


Art Review, issue 39, March “Supercollage”


Frieze, May
“Tales of Everyday Madness”


‘Forward Thinking 1876-2008’

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

ArtWorld Magazine, September “Exhibition News”


‘Heaven and Earth Roundabout’

Cleveland Arts, 2001 ISBN 0 954047-50-8


‘Eric Bainbridge Works 1991-1997’

Corner House, 1997 ISBN 0 948797-48-7