Eric Bainbridge 

Born 1955, Consett, County Durham, UK 

 

Education 

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 Gallery, UK 

Solo presentation with Workplace, Frieze, London, UK 

Eric Bainbridge – Late 90’s Constructions, Workplace, London, UK

2012 

Eric Bainbridge Collages The New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands, 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, Gateshead, UK 

2004 

Salvatore + Caroline Ala, Milan, IT

2000

The Virgin Megastore, Oxford St. London, UK 

Works on Paper, Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool, UK 

Pictures Pictures, Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool, 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 – 94 

Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, USA

 

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, 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, DE

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 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 

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, 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, London, UK 

2005 

Size Matters, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Touring) 

Time and Process, Study Gallery, Poole, UK 

2004 

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, 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, UK 

2000 

Abstract Art, DELFINA, London, UK 

Conversation, Milton Keynes Gallery, UK 

O Pas la!, Lieu D'Art Contemporaine, 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, County Durham, 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

1990

British Art Show, Mclellan Galleries, Glasgow; Leeds City Art Gallery; Hayward Gallery, London, UK

 

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, Leeds 

Arts Council of England

Collection Irish Museum M/A (Weltkunst Collection) 

 

 

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