Available Works


James Connelly (b.1978, UK) is a visual artist whose works explore psychological figurative paintings primarily from the imagination. His pieces often feature people or creatures in idiosyncratic scenarios, influenced by old masters paintings and modern everyday imagery. James lives and works in London, UK.


MA, Royal College of Art, 2002 - 2004

BA, De Montfort University, 1997-2001

Diploma, Doncaster Art College, 1995-1997

Private Collections

ESSL Collection, Vienna
Kenny Schachter Collection, NYC


2005, James Connelly, Dick Smith Gallery, The Guardian

2004, RCA Graduation, The Sunday Times


2020, Darkness Before Dawn, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, USA (Group)
2020, Discerning Eye Painting Competition, Mall Galleries, London (Group)
2020, Lock Down Doodles, Weekly Drawing & Painting Live Stream, Online, UK (Group)
2017, Claire Morris Open Exhibition, Mayo Ireland (Group)
2013, Uberkunst, Transition Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2012, Now The Dream is Over, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London, UK (Group)
2007, Recent Acquisitions, Young Painting, ESSL Collection, Vienna, Austria (Group)
2006, The Shaman Project, Bilbao, Spain (Group)
2006, Drawing the Lines, Exel Doncaster, UK (Solo)
2005, Peculiar Encounters, London, UK (Group)
2005, Hotspots, ESSL Collection, Vienna (Group)
2005, PILOT 2, International Art Forum, London, UK (Group)
2005, Let the Dog See the Rabbit, Gallery Hammelehle Und Ahrens, Cologne Germany (Solo)
2005, Immediate 3, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK (Group)
2005, Birkbeck University, London, UK (Group)
2005, How to Cook an Hour in 59 minutes, Man in the Holicene London, UK (Solo)
2005, Getting to Know You, Of Socially Engaged Art,Royal College of Art, London, UK (Group)
2004, Arrivals, Battersea Pumphouse Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2004, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, The Coach Shed Liverpool and Barbican, London, UK (Group)
2004, Royal College of Art Degree Show, RCA, London, UK (Group)