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!