DAVID LEAPMAN
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EDUCATION
1988-89        Chelsea School of Art MA
1978-81        Goldsmiths College, London BA Hons. 1st class
1977-78        St. Martins School of Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2002
      Precious Encounters, Beaux Arts, London *
2001
      Building watertight structures in volcanic pools, Beaux Arts, London *
2000
      Habitat, Kings Road, London
      Beaux Arts, London  *
      Installation, DayGlo, NightGlo, UV, London Art Fair, Business Design Centre
1998
      Odyssey, One in the Other, London
1997
      Hales Gallery, London
1995
      Todd Gallery, London
1994
      Todd Gallery, London
1993
      Galerie Raph Debarrn, Paris
1992
      Todd Gallery, London  *
1990
      Todd Gallery, London
      Todd Gallery, Soho
1988
      Todd Gallery, London
      Journeying in Search of Hidden Treasures; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham  *
1987
      David Leapman Recent Paintings; Flaxman Gallery, North Staffs Poly, Stoke-on-Trent

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007
      Driven, Fieldgate Gallery, London.
      SUMMER, Beaux Arts, London*
      4-person Painting show, Two Rooms Gallery, New Zealand
2006                Jerwood Drawing Prize Jerwood Space, London and tour 2006-2007 *
      Salon Connexions, Contemporary Art Projects, London
      42, The Three Colts Gallery, London
      Pairs, The Drawing Gallery, London
      John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 24, Walker Art Gallery *
      Summer ’06, Beaux Art, London
      Summer Sale, Foster Art, London
      Keith Talent LA Art Fair
      Fosterart Winter exhibition 2006, London
      World gone Mad Canterbury touring to Manchester and London. *
      The Drawing Gallery at London Art Fair
      40 Artists 40 Drawings, The Drawing Gallery at City Inn, London.
      Keith Talent at Scope New York Art Fair
      Lodestar, Terrace, London
      The Spiral of Time, APT London *
2005
      The Spiral of Time Open Hand Open Space, Reading, UK
      Clutterin Colours Roamin in Limbo, Keith Talent Gallery, London
      Summer ‘05 Beaux Arts, London *
      Ex Roma - Rome Scholars 1999-2004, APT Gallery, London
      Moving Art, Artower, London.
      “Carter Presents" "pencil" (a drawing show), Jamie Robinson, London
      40 Artists 40 Drawings, The Drawing Gallery, London
      Keith Talent, Aqua Art Miami, Florida
      
2004
      Summer Show, Beaux Arts, London.
      Gifted, inc. Ofili and Wallinger The Arts Gallery, London *
      Fine Arts Mostra The British School at Rome *
2003        
      Summer Show Beaux Arts, London
2002
      The Bigger Splash, Whitechapel Art Gallery at the London Art Fair
      The Saatchi Gift, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh  
      Fight, Manchester artists v London artists, LCCA, London
      Saatchi, Gift to the Arts Council Collection Usher Gallery, Lincoln
      Summer ‘02 Beaux Arts, London *
2001
      Cultural Ties, Kapil Jariwala-Westzone Gallery, London  *
      Third Counter, Callan, Hindle, Leapman and Seymour, 7 Addington Square, London
      Beaux Arts, London
2000
      Beaux Arts, London
      Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
1999
      Work on paper, Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark *
      Reciprocity, Sun and Doves, London
      Simmer, Beaux Arts, London
      Leapman, Brown & Murphy, Riley; Robert Sandelson Gallery, London
      Recent Acquisitions, Beaux Arts, London
1998
      The Jerwood Painting Prize; London *
      Leapman, Mullins, Cohen; Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen DK
      The Art Works, Riverside, CA, USA
1997-98
      John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 20; Prize-winner, Walker Art Gallery  *
1997
      WHAT; Trinity Buoy Wharf, London  *
      British-German Partnership, Nord LB, Hanover, Germany
1996-98
      The East Wing Collection; Courtauld Institute of Art, London  *
1996
      Whitechapel Open; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
      Being There II; Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam  *
      David Leapman, Richard Woods, Keith Wilson; Hales Gallery, London
1995-96
      John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 19; First Prize-winner Walker Art Gallery  *
      Retour a l’oeil, et au-dela; Galerie Raph Debarrn, Nice
      WEU Presidency Exhibition, British Council Collection, Belgium        
1994
      On Paper Rosa Lee, Perry Roberts, Marcia Hafif, Maria Lalic, David Leapman; Todd Gallery, London
      Promenade des Anglais; Galerie Raph Debarrn, Nice
      LandEscapes, inc. Callery, Gussin, Leapman, Winstanley
       Ex Lanificio Bona Cariganano, Turin  *
      XXVIe Festival International de la Peinture, British Council, Haut de Cagnes, France  *
1993-96
      Moving into View: Recent British Painting; Arts Council Collection,
      Royal Festival Hall, London Touring as New Painting *
      Roger Clarke, Maria Lalic, David Leapman.  Todd Gallery, London
1993
      Strictly Painting; Cubitt Street Gallery, London
      In House Out House; Unit 7, Camberwell
      Pet Show; Union Street Gallery, London
      The Economist. London
1992
      Galerie Gutharc Ballin, Paris
1991
      Journal Journey David Leapman & Laurel Paley; The Art Works, Riverside, CA
      Hyunsoo Choi et David Leapman; Galerie Gutharc Ballin, Paris
      Glenn Brown, Suzy Willey, David Leapman; Todd Gallery
1990
      Aperto 90; Venice Biennale  *
      The Art Works, Riverside, CA
      Whitechapel Open; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1989
      New Paintings by David Leapman and Roy Voss; Curwen Gallery, London
      New Contemporaries; ICA, London and Touring Show (also 1981)
1988
      Figuring out the Eighties; Laing Art Gallery & Museum, Newcastle-upon-Tyne  *
      The Maginot Line; Riverside Studios, London
      The Athena Art Award; Barbican, London  *
      New Places in Paintings, David Leapman & Jeff Dellow; Todd Gallery, London
1987
      Our Wonderful Culture: Voyage; Fisherman Studio, London
1986
      Between Identity & Politics - A New Art; inc. Hiller, Leapman, Spiro
      Gimpel Fils, London; The Arts Centre, Darlington;
      Gimpel and Weitzenhoffor, New York, NY  *
      Whitechapel Open; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
      Unheard Music, incl. Chadwick, Leapman, Wallinger; Stoke-on-Trent Museum
      Small Scale; Lidewij Edelkoort Gallery, Paris  *
1985
      Whitechapel Open; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
      Work by East London Artists; Whitechapel Gallery
      Nature Morte; Edward Totah Gallery, London
      Impulse 8, inc. Goldsworthy, Leapman, Mach
      Galerie Lohrl, Monchengladbach, W.Germany  *
      Our Wonderful Culture; St. George’s Church, Bloomsbury, London
1984
      Problems of Picturing, Bevan, Leapman, Milroy, Toren; Serpentine Gallery, London *
1983
      Young Blood, Leapman, Mach, Milroy, Opie; Riverside Studios, London
1981
      New Contemporaries; ICA, London
                                                              *denotes catalogue

AWARDS

2003                Abbey Award Fellowship in painting, British School at Rome
1997                John Moores 20 Prizewinner
1995                John Moores 19 First Prizewinner
1986                London Arts Board Grant to Individual Artists        
1985                Jacob Mendelson Scholarship Trust
1982                Greater London Arts Association Award


COLLECTIONS

Arts Council of Great Britain, Government Art Collection
      Victoria and Albert Museum, Saatchi Collection
      Stoke-on-Trent Museum & Art Gallery, Sony
      Contemporary Art Society, Virgin        
      The British Council, Unilever
      Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Goldman-Sachs
      Rugby Art Gallery
      Private Collections in Europe, Japan and U.S.A.
Uncertain motor, 2007,  Acrylic on unprimed canvas, 106.5x122cm.

This painting was inspired by my Orange1975 Citroen Dianne.  A vehicle I owned from
1981-1983. During 1981 I drove it for several thousand miles around Europe and on one
occasion drove from Kreutzberg in Berlin to London with my accelerator pedal firmly pressed to
the floor all the time, the car loved it.

While in former Yugoslavia my tent was stolen and I was forced to sleep on the back seat of the
car. It is almost impossible to sleep on the back seat of a Dianne due to its strange design.  I
became an expert in tuning the carburettor, so I could make it cruise at 80+ mph!

On another occasion in Yugoslavia my battery was not holding its charge so I took it to a garage,
they found the fault and the bill was 50 pence.  This car was superb to drive in the snow and ice
and you could take speed bumps at any speed!