Available Works


Philip Gurrey (b. 1984, UK) is a British artist whose works explore the bridge between contemporary culture and its historical precedents. Philip's most recent works draw connections between British abstraction in the late 60’s, in particular the work of John Hoyland, the writing of Theodor Adorno and the work of British saxophonist John Surman. Philip is currently pursuing his doctoral studies at the Western University in London, Ontario, investigating how gesture and improvisation in abstract painting and improvised music can be viewed to better theorise the critical practice of contemporary painting. Philip currently lives and works in London, UK.


BA, Glasgow School of Art, 2004-2007

MA, Glasgow School of Art, 2010-2012

Private Collections

Fondation Francès, Senlis, France
Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, UK
Pathfoot Collection, University of Stirling, UK


2018, Interview with Artist Philip Gurrey, Voice Magazine

2015, The Fascination with Self Image, Art:i:curate

2014, Philip Gurrey, Aesthetica Magazine

2014, Thinking Small Has Big Results Art Manifest, City Beat Magazine

2013, Philip Gurrey Interview, Level25 Art Journal

2012, Philip Gurrey Interview, Wet Paint

2012, Painter’s Post-7/7 Project On Show In Leeds, Yorkshire Post

2010, Jesus is Condemned to Death, Church Times

2009, Artist Profile Philip Gurrey, DACS 25 Magazine

2008, New Work Philip Gurrey, Art World

2008, Philip Gurrey, Madder139

2008, Philip Gurrey, Apollo Art Magazine

2007, All The Fun Of The Art Fair, The Sunday Times Culture


2019, Resurface, York College Gallery, York, UK (Solo)
2018, C’est de la Peinture!, Bankley Gallery, Manchester, UK (Group)
2018, The Exquisite Corpse Project 2: The Corpse Strikes Back, The New Glasgow Society, Glasgow, UK (Group)
2017, Material Matters, The Fitzrovia Gallery, London, UK (Solo)
2017, Under-Mined, Macrobert Art Center, University of Stirling, UK (Solo)
2017, Ceremonia, TatArt Barcelona, Spain (Group)
2017, Reportrait, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK (Group)
2017, Ceremony, No. 20, London, UK (Group)
2017, Friends Forever: 25 Years of the Friends of the Mercer Art Gallery, Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, UK (Group)
2016, Millstone Grit Poetry Into Art, Bank Street Arts Centre, Sheffield, UK (Group)
2016, The Workings, Glasgow International, Glasgow, UK (Group)
2016, , Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh, UK (Group)
2015, Starting Point, Glasgow Open House Festival, Glasgow, UK (Solo)
2015, Mask, Galeri X, Rungsted Kyst, Copenhagen, Denmark (Group)
2015, Victoria Foundry, Possil Clay Pits, Glasgow, UK (Group)
2015, Radiophrenia, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK (Group)
2015, Hair Salon, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, UK (Group)
2015, What Floats Your Boat, Firhill Basin, Glasgow, UK (Group)
2014, On Site, Possil Clay Pits, Glasgow, UK (Group)
2014, Magnitude Seven, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA (Group)
2014, Erotika, Galeri X, Rungsted Kyst, Copenhagen, Denmark (Group)
2014, Remasterpiece, Altered Esthetics, Minniapolis, USA (Group)
2014, New Lights, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, UK (Group)
2013, Philip Gurrey, Galeri X, Rungsted Kyst, Copenhagen, Denmark (Solo)
2013, POP, DWF Festival of Art, Leeds, UK (Solo)
2013, Støj, Bryggergaaden 1-21, Copenhagen
2013, War and Trauma, Museum Dr Guislain, Ghent, Belgium (Group)
2013, New Lights, Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, UK (Group)
2013, Erotica +/- Us, Glue Factory, Glasgow, UK (Group)
2012, Responding to the Beeston Series, BasementArtsProject, Leeds, UK (Solo)
2012, Stigmates, Fondation Frances, Senlis, Paris, France (Group)
2012, MLitt, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (Group)
2012, MLitt, Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK (Group)
2012, 52 Degrees, The Old School House, York, UK (Group)
2011, Untitled, The Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK (Solo)
2011, Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy (Group)
2011, Atelier Prag, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen, Denmark (Group)
2010, The Stations of the Cross, St Andrews Church, London, UK (Solo)
2010, The Beeston Series, BasementArtsProject, Leeds, UK (Solo)
2010, Selected Artists, The Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2009, The Action of Looking, SWG3, Glasgow, UK (Solo)
2009, Small Faces, 108 Fine Art, Harrogate, UK (Group)
2009, Threadneedle, Mall Galleries, London, UK (Group)
2009, DACS 25, Kowalsky Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2008, Philip Gurrey, Madder139, London, UK (Solo)
2008, Ultrasonic III, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (Group)
2008, Untitled, Scope Art Fair, London, UK (Group)
2008, Untitled, Next Art Fair, Chicago, USA (Group)
2008, PULSE Art Fair, New York, USA (Group)