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James Dearlove (b.1975, British) is a contemporary painter who lives and works on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, UK. His work presents a twilit, chimerical realm haunted by figures, animals and hybrids. He is preoccupied with how humans leave a trace of their presence on the world; the way a body can electrify a room, or the trajectory of a figure running across a park. When painting the intimate, visceral reality of light falling on flesh or bodies coalescing with their surroundings, he seeks at the same time to uncover more metaphysical and sometimes more violent aspects of the human presence. Ultimately he seeks to explore both the desire and the disquietude in the human experience through his own experience as a queer man living and working both in the heart of the city and more recently in rural isolation.


MA, Slade School of Fine Art, 1992-1994

BA, University College London, 1989-1992


2021, FAD Magazine announces the winners of the Ingram Prize, Fad Magazine

2021, The Ingram Prize 2021: discover the four winning artists and the stories behind their work, Fad Magazine

2018, The artists showing at M. Goldstein’s upcoming group show talk us through their work, Hero Magazine


2021, The Garden Room, Nine Elms Gallery, London, UK (Solo)
2021, Ingram Prize Finalist Show, Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London, UK (Group)
2021, Burra and Friends, Rye Art Gallery, Rye, UK (Group)
2021, Queer as Folklore, Gallery 46 Whitechapel, London, UK (Group)
2020, ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London UK (Group)
2019, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK (Group)
2018, Group Exhibition, M Goldstein, London, UK (Group)
2017, Nocturnes, The Studio Andrew Place, London, UK (Solo)
2013, Dazed and Refused, Arch Gallery, London, UK (group)
2012, New Work, Michael Simkins LLP, London, UK (Two Person Show)