Lex Thomas
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Born:   1972 in London, England.
     
EDUCATION
     
2017-19   MA Painting
    Royal College of Art, London.
2007   Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art
    Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.
1996-98   Certificate in Higher Education, Fine Art
    University of the West of England, Bristol.
1995-96   National Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)
    University of the West of England, Bristol.
1991-94   BA Hons Sociology (2:1)
    Greenwich University, London.
    Dissertation: Art and Religion in the Twentieth Century
     
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS
     
2016   Telling Tales. Collyer Bristow Gallery, London.
2016   HYG Editions Autumn 2016. Hundred Years Gallery, London.
2016   Paint Her To Your Own Mind. Shandy Hall Gallery, Yorkshire.
2016   HYG Editions Spring 2016. Hundred Years Gallery, London.
2016   Multiple Choices 2016. Simmons & Simmons, London.
2016   Counter_Fitters. Geddes Gallery, London.
2016   The Exchange. Brunswick East, London.
2015   HYG Editions. Hundred Years Gallery, London.
2015   Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition. Bond House Gallery, London.
2015   Bells from the Deep. Hundred Years Gallery, London.
2015   Rites of Passage. Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia, Spain.
2014   Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition. Bond House Gallery, London.
2013   Of Truth of Clouds (Solo Show). Opus Gallery, Gloucestershire.
2013   Wider than a Postcard. Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, Oregan, USA.
2013   Of Truth of Clouds (Solo Show). South Hill Park Arts Centre, Berkshire.
2012   National Open Art Competition. Princes Foundation Gallery, London.
2012   160th Open Exhibition. Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
2012   National Open Art Competition. Minerva Theatre Gallery, Chichester.
2012   Space//Form. Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, Oregan, USA.
2012   Westworld. Xero, Kline & Coma, London.
2012   Young Masters. Rupert Cavendish Fine Art, London.
2012   Woolgather Art Prize. Cross Street, Leeds.
2012   Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize. Mall Galleries, London.
2012   Rising Stars Prize. New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey.
2012   London Art Fair. Opus Gallery, London.
2012   At Home With The Ludskis. Rio Cinema, London.
2011   Young Masters @ Sphinx. Sphinx Gallery, London.
2011   Lex Thomas: Future Proof. (Solo Show) Opus Gallery, Newcastle.
2011   Heartlands. Downstairs Gallery, Great Brampton House, Hereford.
2011   11:11. East Gallery, London.
2010   Making It / Faking It. Orleans House Gallery, London.
2010   Victoria Stakes 20:20. Victoria Stakes, London.
2010   Dalston Underground Ten Years. Boleyn Boys Club, London.
2010   Fresh Cream 2. Opus Gallery, Newcastle.
2010   Scope. Opus Gallery, New York, USA.
2010   Contemporary Painters. Opus Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.
2009   Art Basel Miami Beach. Opus Gallery, Miami, USA.
2009   Visions of Desire. Galeria Espacio, Valencia, Spain.
2009   Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Royal Academy, London.
2009   Scope. Opus Gallery, Basel, Switzerland.
2009   Bridge. Opus Gallery, New York, USA.
2009   Drawing with Dolphins. Crimes Town Gallery, London.
2009   Contemporary Painters. Opus Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.
2008   Kounter Kulture. Opus Gallery @ Truman Brewery, London.
2008   Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair. Sage Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
2008   Café Gallery Projects Annual Open. Café Gallery Projects, London.
2007   Pastoral Sliders. Guerrilla Gallery and Brompton Design Project, London.
2007   SaLon 07 - Best of London’s Post Graduates. SaLon Gallery, London.
2007   Free Association. Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.
2007   Artists Multiples. Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.
2007   Black Box. Mobile Gallery, London.
2006   Temporary Autonomous Art. Bristol.
     
AWARDS
     
2016   Artist Residency at the Merz Barn, Cumbria
2013   Woolgather Art Vend Commission
2012   Woolgather Art Prize (Third Prize)
2012   Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize (Shortlist)
2012   Rising Stars Prize (Shortlist)
2010   Artist Residency at the Cill Rialaig Project, Ireland
2002   Royal Television Society Award
    Shared award for ‘Way With Words’ website. Available Light, Bristol.
2001   BAFTA for Online Learning
    Shared award for ‘Grid Club’ website. Available Light, Bristol.
     
COLLECTIONS
     
Work in private collections in the UK, USA and Germany
Also Origin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. George and Lizbeth Krupp. Shaun Dew Gibbons. Daniel Kleinman
     
BIBLIOGRAPHY
     
2016   In Search Of An Author Artists' Book (ArtCircus Books)
2015   HYG Editions Catalogue
2015   Woolgather Art Vend Catalogue
2013   The Art Circus' Best of 2013:
    http://www.theartcircus.com/blog/art-circus-best-of-2013/
2013   Wall Street International:
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2013   Creative Boom:
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2013   The Art Circus interview:
    http://www.theartcircus.com/blog/qa-with-lex-thomas/#more-911
2012   National Open Art Competition Catalogue
2012   Westworld Catalogue
2012   Woolgather Art Prize Catalogue
2012   Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Catalogue
2012   Rising Stars Prize Catalogue
2012   The Young Masters Prize short film:
    http://vimeo.com/37370176
2012   a-n Magazine:
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2011   The Journal:
    http://www.journallive.co.uk
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2011   a-n Magazine:
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2011   FAD Arts:
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2010   The Independent:
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2010   Richmond and Twickenham Times and Local Guardian:
    http://www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/
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2010   The Surrey Comet:
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2010   Arrested Motion:
    http://arrestedmotion.com/2010/04/openings-fresh-cream-2-opus-art/
    http://arrestedmotion.com/2010/04/preview-fresh-cream-2-opus-art/
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2010   Who's Jack Magazine:
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2010   Digital Arts Magazine:
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2010   Cherchez la Femme:
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2010   Folio Magazine Open (Shortlisted)
2009   Who’s Who in Art, Hilmarton Manor Press
2009   Pamela Tudor-Craig review: ‘Art in time of chaos and despair’:
    http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/
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2009   Fringe MK Annual Painting Prize catalogue (Finalist)
2009   Marmite Prize catalogue of drawings
2008   Tom Jeffreys review on Spoonfed:
    http://www.spoonfed.co.uk/
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