I am interested in the construction of things, film, literature,
painting…

For example; during the filming of Rosemary’s Baby Mia Farrow had
a nervous breakdown. She then turned up on set one day with her
hair cut short and the directors had to somehow incorporate this
into the film only adding to its surprising
narrative.

Recent paintings are made to order from an imaginary patron, Mr
Karts.

Graduated from Royal Academy Schools 2004, Artist in Residence
at Loughborough University 2004/05. Recent shows include ‘New
Figurative Realism’ (Clapham art gallery), ‘Eau Sauvage’ (Lucy
Macintosh, Switzerland).


Education

2001 – 2004        
Royal Academy Schools, London.
MA Fine Art - 3yrs

1998 – 2001        
University of West England, Bower Ashton, Bristol.
BA (Hons) Fine Art – 1st class Honours.

1997 – 1998    
Cambridge Regional College, Cambridge.
Foundation Diploma.

Solo Shows

2005        ‘Monster Island’ LUSAD Gallery, Loughborough

2002         C.B Hilliard & Parker, Mayfair, London.

Selected Group Shows

2006        ‘New Figurative Realism’ Clapham Art Gallery, London.
(Farmer, Vine, McGowan, Nolan, Parr…)

2006        Nova Art Fair. W / Clapham Art Gallery, Chicago. USA

2006        ‘EAU SAUVAGE!’ Curated by Juan Bolivar,
Lucy Macintosh Gallery, Lesau, Switzerland.

2006        ‘Altered Beast’ Three Colts Gallery, London.
(Group Show as Curator)
Supported by The Arts Council England.

2005        ‘First Scottish Art Show’. The Royal Scottish Corporation.
City Inn Hotel, Millbank, London.

2005         ‘Last Chance Cafe’ at ‘The Residence’, Bethnal Green, London.

2005        ‘Royal Academy Summer Show’ Royal Academy, London.

2005        ‘The Analogue Surface’- (Painting in the digital age), Studio G1, Tea
building, Shoreditch, London. (Bolivar, Oritz, Berger, Fields.)

2004        ‘Lexmark European Art prize’, The Air Gallery, London.

2004        ‘The Ragged School’ The Ragged School Gallery, union street London

2003         Roland Berger Strategy Consultants Ltd, London.

2003         S.J Berwin, Kings Cross, London.

2003        ‘Training Pigeons to fly’ Prenelle Gallery, Docklands, London.

2003        ‘Royal Academy Summer show’ Royal Academy, London.

2003        ‘Red Mansion Spero Art Prize’ (shortlisted), London.

2002        Open show, Christ church Gallery, Cambridge

2001        ‘Eidetic’ Britart Gallery, Commercial Street. London


Awards

2006         Arts Council Exhibition Award for ‘Altered Beast’

2004 – 2005    ‘Royal Academy Schools’ / ‘Loughborough University School of Art
and Design’ Artists Residency & Teaching Fellowship.  

2005         Arts Council Exhibition Participation Award.

2004         Royal Academy Schools Rome travel Bursary.

2003         Premiums Award - The Victoria Levin Fund


Publications

2005         ‘First Scottish Art Show’. The Royal Scottish Corporation.  Catalogue.

2005         ‘The Analogue Surface’ Catalogue.


Collections        
Glauco Cerri, Naples, Italy
Roland Berger Ltd, Mayfair London
C.B Hilliard & Parker, London
C.B Richard Ellis, London
S.J Berwin, Kings cross London.
David Morris Jewellers, Bond Street, London.
Ms Sophie Ellis-Bextor. London.
Ms Dina Carroll, Cambridge.
Mr Anthony Salz, Covent Garden, London.
Goldie, London.


JOHN STARK
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