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© 2018 Harry Simmonds


Harry Simmonds

Harry Simmonds was born in Bristol, England. He attended the University of Plymouth, Exeter where he graduated in 2000 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art. It was during this period that he started to paint exclusively in black and white/monochrome.

He has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has ben a finalist for numerous awards including The Ashurst Art Prize, The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize and The Celeste Art Prize.

He works in his studio in Bristol, England.

Awards & Prizes

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018 (Finalist)

Chichester Open 2007, ‘Highly Commended’

Winner of The Emerging Artist Award, Royal West of England Academy/Venue Magazine 2007


Shortlist for The Celeste Art Prize 2006. 
(Selected by Goldsmith’s Curatorial programme. Exhibition at The Well, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane,London) 


Finalist for ‘The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize’ 2006

Winner of The Rupert Lionel Acott Prize, 2000.


2020                        Highgate Contemporary Art, London

2019                        ‘New Work’, Neon Studios, Bristol.

2018                        'The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize', London

2018                        Royal West of England Open Exhibition, Bristol

2017                        Bath Society of Artists Annual Open Exhibition

2017                        ‘New Work’, View Gallery, Bristol

2016                        Affordable Art Fair, New York

2016                        Affordable Art Fair, London

2016                        ‘Paintings’, Mauger Modern Art, London

2015                        National Open Art Exhibition, London

2015                        ‘Making a Mark’, 4AD Gallery, Bath

2015                        ‘Autumn Show’ Mauger Modern Art, London

2013                        ‘Go Hard or Go Home’, Rag Factory, Brick Lane, London.
2013                        ‘See you on the Other Side’, The Looking Glass, Bristol.
2013                        ‘Print Exhibition, Bath Artist Studios, Bath.
2013                        ‘Neon’ ‘It’s All too Much Gallery, Bristol. 
2013                        ‘New Work’, Neon Studios, Bristol.
2012                        'Harry Simmonds - New Work' Mauger Modern Art, London.
2012                        The AAF Fair, New York, USA

2012                        India Art Fair, New Delhi.
2012                        'No One in Dallas Really Cares About Me', Neon Studios, Bristol
2011                        Urban Art, The Old Fire Station, Oxford
2011                        ‘Harry Simmonds’, Mauger Modern Art, London
2011                        Spring Show, Mauger Modern Art, Bath
2011                        Korea International Art Fair, Seoul.
2010                        'Dreaming Out Loud', View Gallery, Bristol
2010                        'Harry Simmonds – New Work' Mauger Modern Art, London, 2010
2010                        ‘New Work’, The Signal Gallery, London 
2009                        AAF Fair, London
2009                        ‘Mix-Remix’ Harry Simmonds & Guy Denning, Mauger Modern Art
2008                        Scope Miami, USA
2008                        The Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam,
2008                        Art London, London
2008                        ‘Harry Simmonds’ The Icetwice Gallery, Northamptonshire. 2008
2008                        The Holburne Portrait Prize, Chapel Row Gallery, Bath
2008                        Summer Show, Mauger Modern Art, Bath
2008                        The Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA
2008                        The Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
2008                        The Affordable Art Fair, London
2008                        Spring Show, Mauger Modern Art, Bath
2008                        The Eyestorm Gallery, Exeter
2008                        The RUH, Bath
2008                        ‘Say It As It Is’ The Signal Gallery, London 
2008                        ‘Harry Simmonds; New Paintings 2005-6’, Northgate Gallery, Bath. 
2007                        '12 Days of Xmas’, Old Bridewell Police Station, Bristol
2007                        ‘Harry Simmonds & Scarlett Raven’ The Byrne Gaunt Gallery, Frome
2007                        ‘Red Propeller Gallery’, Devon
2007                        ‘Chichester Open 2007’, Minerva Theatre, Chichester  

2007                        National Open Art Exhibition, The Arts Club, Dover Street, London.
2007                        ‘Painted Paper’, Northgate Gallery, Bath

2007                        ‘Black and White’ Claire Galleries, Birmingham.
2007                        ‘The Possibility of Poetry; From Migrant Magazines to Artist’s Books’. 
                      The British Library, London.
2006                        ‘Another Product’, Cornerhouse, Manchester.
2006                        ‘The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize’ 2006, Painter’s Hall London
2006                        ‘Autumn Exhibition’ Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2003                        ‘Summer Exhibition’, The Hotbath Gallery, Bath.
2003                        ‘Con Version’, The Art Garage Gallery,Cambridge
2004                        ‘Harry Simmonds; New Work’ Paddington Library, London W2 2004
2004                        ‘Harry Simmonds; New Work 2003-4’, The Art Garage, Cambridge.
2001                        ‘Living and Breathing Art’, The Hotbath Gallery, Bath
2001                        ‘Eye-poppers’, Double Reynolds Warehouse,
                      Gloucester. (Open exhibition organised by Gloucester City Council and    

                      the Arts Council.)
2000                        Easter Show, Clifford Fishwick Gallery, Exeter
2000                        ‘The Lighthouse and the Storm’, The Hotbath Gallery, Bath & The 

                       Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2000                        Exodus’, The University of Plymouth
2000                        ‘Mystery Artist Exhibition’, The Phoenix Arts Centre, Exeter.
2000                        The Lost Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.
2000                        The Affordable Art Fair, London.

La Falculdad de belles Artes, Cuenca, Spain
‘Exe-Sample’, Art Haven, Exeter
‘New Art’, Oriel Washington Gallery, Penarth, Wales


2009 The Thomas Chatterton Portrait Commission 

2006 Specially created work for matchbox.org.uk