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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.



Le Fou de Bassan, Bath


'Bodyworks' Walcot Chapel, Bath

'Print exhibition' RUH, Bath


Bath Contemporary Art Fair

Highgate Contemporary Art, London


Highgate Contemporary Art, London


‘New Work’, Neon Studios, Bristol.


 'The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize', London


‘Making a Mark’, 4AD Gallery, Bath


 ‘Go Hard or Go Home’, Rag Factory, Brick Lane, London.
‘See you on the Other Side’, The Looking Glass, Bristol.
‘Print Exhibition, Bath Artist Studios, Bath.
‘Neon’ ‘It’s All too Much Gallery, Bristol. 
‘New Work’, Neon Studios, Bristol.

'No One in Dallas Really Cares About Me', Neon Studios, Bristol


Urban Art, The Old Fire Station, Oxford
'Dreaming Out Loud', View Gallery, Bristol
'Harry Simmonds – New Work' Mauger Modern Art, London, 2010
‘New Work’, The Signal Gallery, London 


AAF Fair, London
‘Mix-Remix’ Harry Simmonds & Guy Denning, Mauger Modern Art


Scope Miami, USA
Art London, London
‘Harry Simmonds’ The Icetwice Gallery, Northamptonshire. 2008
The Holburne Portrait Prize, Chapel Row Gallery, Bath
Summer Show, Mauger Modern Art, Bath
The Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA
The Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
The Affordable Art Fair, London
Spring Show, Mauger Modern Art, Bath
The Eyestorm Gallery, Exeter
The RUH, Bath
‘Say It As It Is’ Group exhibition with Barbara Walker and Guy Denning. The Signal Gallery, London 
‘Harry Simmonds; New Paintings 2005-6’, Northgate Gallery, Bath. 


'12 Days of Xmas’, Old Bridewell Police Station, Bristol
‘Harry Simmonds & Scarlett Raven’ The Byrne Gaunt Gallery, Frome
‘Red Propeller Gallery’, Devon
‘Chichester Open 2007’, Minerva Theatre, Chichester  

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

‘Black and White’ Claire Galleries, Birmingham.
‘The Possibility of Poetry; From Migrant Magazines to Artist’s Books’. 
The British Library, London.


 ‘Another Product’, Cornerhouse, Manchester.
The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize’ 2006, Painter’s Hall London
‘Autumn Exhibition’ Royal West of England Academy, Bristol



‘Harry Simmonds; New Work’ Paddington Library, London W2

 ‘Harry Simmonds; New Work, The Art Garage, Cambridge.


 ‘Summer Exhibition’, The Hotbath Gallery, Bath.
‘Con Version’, The Art Garage Gallery,Cambridge


‘Living and Breathing Art’, The Hotbath Gallery, Bath
‘Eye-poppers’, Double Reynolds Warehouse,Gloucester. (Open exhibition organised by Gloucester City Council and the Arts Council.)



Easter Show, Clifford Fishwick Gallery, Exeter
‘The Lighthouse and the Storm’, The Hotbath Gallery, Bath & The Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Exodus’, The University of Plymouth
‘Mystery Artist Exhibition’, The Phoenix Arts Centre, Exeter.
The Lost Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.
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

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