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Solo Exhibitions

2013Landmark Art Centre, Teddington (Heaven's Above)
2011The Piper Gallery, London (Grandmother)
2010Chelsea Arts Club (Down Under)
20102010 Rochester Cathedral (Mother)
2010Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (Re-presenting Vaughan Grylls' 1970 Postgraduate Show at the Slade)
2009Sadler's Wells, London (Mother)
200955 St James's Street, London SW1
2007Dray Walk Gallery, Old Truman Brewery, London (Places That Shaped Today's Middle East)
1999The Royal Observatory Greenwich, The National Maritime Museum (The Millennium Starts Here)
1998The Herbert Read Gallery, Kent Institute of Art & Design, Canterbury (Vaughan Grylls - Britain Today) Inaugural exhibition marking the artist's appointment Director of the Kent Institute of Art & Design
1995Wheaton College, Massachusetts, USA (White Man's Tales) Natal Society of Arts, South Africa, University of Durban Westville, South Africa Technikon Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1989Wolverhampton Art Gallery (Wolverhampton Return) Inaugural exhibition marking the artist's appointment as Head of the School of Art & Design at the University of Wolverhampton
1987-88Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (Vaughan Grylls in China and Tibet)
1987Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Boston, Massachusetts. Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts (Manifest Destiny)
1986Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery, Devon (Manifest Destiny)
1985Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, Widconsin (Vaughan Grylls, Through the Looking Glass)
1984Atlantis Gallery, London (Britain Today)
1983Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (Views of Our Time)
1983Midland Group, Nottingham (Views of Our Time)
1983Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (Views of Our Time)
1981Air Gallery, London (Vaughan Grylls photoworks)
1974Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (Drawing a lesson from History)
1973-75Display Exhibitions created for the Gallery London in collaboration with co-director Nicholas Wegner
1973The Gallery, 65a Lisson Street, London
1971 Greenwich Theatre Gallery, London (Vaughan Grylls at the Greenwich Theatre Gallery)
1970Camden Festival, Euston Square, London (The Emperor's New Clothes)
1970Exe Gallery, Exeter (Vaughan Grylls)
1970ICA, London (Ten Sitting Rooms)
1970Wolverhampton Polytechnic (Vaughan Grylls Sculpture)

Group Exhibitions

2010Ikon Gallery Birmingham. 'This Could Happen to You - Ikon in the 1970s' ( An Indo-Chinese Pun-Sculpture 1973)
2006Fieldgate Gallery, London (Fast and Loose - My Dead Gallery)
2000Seoul, South Korea. CDAK (Communication Design Association of Korea)
1994Natal Society of Arts Gallery NSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa (Artifax)
1994Technikon Natal Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
1993City Museum & Art Gallery, Derby (Derby International Photography Festival)
1991Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh (The International Science Festival Exhibition)
1988-89The Photographer's Gallery, London (The London Project)
1987Williams College Museum of Art, Massachusetts (Faculty Work)
1987Steinberg Gallery, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri
1984The Photographers' Gallery, London
1984Royal Festival Hall, London
1984National Maritime Museum, London
1984Williams College Museum of Art, Massachusetts (Recent Work by Williams College Studio Art Faculty)
1983National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford
1983Pentonville Gallery, London (New Beginnings)
1982Spectro Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (British Polaroid Open)
1982Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham (Photography Open)
1981John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton (The Panoramic Image)
1980Whitechapel Art Gallery, London ('Whitechapel Open')
1979University of London Institute of Education (Amnesty International Exhibition)
1978Whitechapel Art Gallery, London ('Whitechapel Open')
1976Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria. (Seit, Worte und die Kamera). Exhibition of British Photography touring to Galerie am Taxispalais, Innsbruck; Kunstlerhaus, Vienna; Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Museum Bochum, Bochum, West Germany
1974City of Art Gallery, Cardiff (What's New) touring to University of Aberystwyth and the City Art Gallery, Swansea
1973Rotunda Gallery, London (Bertrand Russell Centenary International Art Exhibition and Sale)
1972Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (John Moores 8 Exhibition)
1972Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham (Midland Group '72) Exhibition selected by Richard Demarco and touring to Belfast City Art Gallery and the University of East Anglia, Norwich
1971Alexandra Palace, London (Art Spectrum)
1970Royal Academy of Arts, London (Young Contemporaries)
1967Royal College of Art/Slade School of Fine Art Touring Exhibition to Dallas, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC
1967Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (Northern Young Contemporaries)


1986Powers Fund Award, Williams College, Massachusetts, for travel to China and Tibet
1982Bursary Winner, British Polaroid Open Exhibition
1981Arts Council of Great Britain Awards
1974Arts Council of Great Britain Awards
1973Arts Council of Great Britain Awards
1971Arts Council of Great Britain Awards
1970Marlborough Gallery Prize, Young Contemporaries
1970Arts Council of Great Britain Awards
1966Wolverhampton College of Art Travelling Scholarship

About Vaughan Grylls

Born 10th December 1943 in Newark, Nottinghamshire and attended art schools at Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Goldsmiths' and the Slade. He has taught at several art schools in the UK and the US.

From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005 he resigned to concentrate full-time on his own work after joining the Kent and the Surrey Institutes of Art and Design to make the University for the Creative Arts.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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