Alan Fears

Alan Fears

NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom

About Alan Fears

British artist.
------------------------------------------------
Featured on the cover of the Summer issue 229 of the Paris Review 2019-

Shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize 2018 and 2021 and exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer exhibition 2018.
------------------------------------------------

'A naive artist, a graphic artist, a pop artist... I am a slice of each. My style is simple and direct. The theme in most of my art revolves around reminding myself, and everybody else, how great and stupid humans can be and therefore how great and stupid life can be.'
------------------------------------------------
More info at;

www.alanfears.com &
www.fearsandkahn.co.uk

Education

Art and Design - Eastbourne college of Arts and Technology (1990-1992)

BA Fine Art - Nottingham Trent University (1995-1998)

Events

The Guardian Art Weekly: Exhibition of the week
John Moores Painting prize
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/feb/12/manhattan-magic-the-week-in-art

The Times News in Pictures 27th Jan 2021:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/news-in-pictures-wednesday-january-27-2020-9d26w7ztz

Chance Shows Interview:
https://www.chanceshows.com/post/alan-fears-interview

Art on a Postcard Winter Auction 2020
https://artonapostcard.com/pages/winter-auction-2020

Secret 7"
https://secret-7.com/

Recent It's Nice That Feature:
https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/alan-fears-art-010520

Paintings used for kitsune Musique
https://www.maisonkitsune.com/mk/artwork/alan-fears/

Ltd Edition 'Bond' print for charity:
https://www.charitystars.com/product/from-breakfast-with-love-print-by-alan-fears-limited-edition

Featured in a CreativeBoom article: https://www.creativeboom.com/features/alan-fears-brings-more-1980s-humour-and-style-to-our-walls-with-his-annual-calendar-for-2020/

Featured in FT how to spend it article, Nov 2019: https://howtospendit.ft.com/art-philanthropy/207493-art-on-a-postcard-s-anonymous-auction-on-paddle8

Commissioned for the cover of the Paris Review, Summer issue 229, 2019.
https://store.theparisreview.org/products/the-paris-review-no-229-summer-2019

Shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize 2018:
https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/johnmoores/exhibitions/jm2018/paintings.aspx

Commissioned film for Marni's Paris shop 2018 opening:
https://vimeo.com/291706936

Interview with Metal Magazine:
https://metalmagazine.eu/en/post/interview/alan-fears-stuck-in-the-80s

Feature on ITSNICETHAT read the article here: http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/alan-fears-art-050517

Exhibitions

John Moores Painting Prize 2020, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 12th Feb - 27th June 2021

Secret 7", Now Gallery, London, 14 October - 1 November 2020

Group Exhibition 'Blowin' in the Wind' at Delphine Courtay Gallery, France, 11th May to 5th July 2020

Art on a Postcard, @wework, London, November 12 -14 2019

Art on the Mind, Proud Central, London, June 11 - 15 2019

John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, July 14 - November 18 2018.

Bond at Bletchley Park: Illustrations and Inspirations
Fri, 25 May 2018 — Sun, 14 Oct 2018

Royal Academy of Arts 250th Summer Exhibition:
12 June — 19 August 2018

------------------------------------------------
GIFC, Soil Gallery in Seattle, WA, USA, March 2019

GIFC, The Hole NYC in New York, NY, USA, March 2019

GIFC, The Costume House in Toronto, Canada, February 2019.

GIFC, Pilot Project in Philadelphia, PA, January 2019

GIFC, L’INCONNUE in Montreal, Canada, 17 -18 November 2018

GIFC, NEVVEN Gallery, Gothenberg, Sweden, 27 October

GIFC, Atlanta Contemporary in Atlanta, GA, 25 October

GIFC, Velvet Ropes, Soulland, Copenhagen, 1 September

GIFC, Velvet Ropes, Galleri Golsa, Oslo, Norway, 17 - 18 August.

GIFC, Velvet Ropes, Pt 2 Gallery, Oakland, CA, August 4-5

GIFC, Western Exhibitions in Chicago, IL, July 28

GIFC, The Costume House, Toronto, July 14.

GIFC, Dateline, Denver, July 14

GIFC, Art Athina Art Fair in Athens, Greece, June 21 -24

GIFC, Fisher Parish, Brookyln, June 16

GIFC, KC, Drugstore KC, Kansas City, MO, April 2018

GIFC, Velvet Ropes, David Risley Gallery, Denmark, April 2018

GIFC, Velvet Ropes, 0-0 Gallery, LA, April 2018

GIFC, Mass Gallery, Austin, Texas, March 2018

GIFC, R/SF Projects, San Francisco, CA, February 2018.

GIFC, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, USA, 21 - 22 December 2017

GIFC, 0-0 LA, Los Angeles, USA, 1 -3 December 2017

GIFC, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden, 11 November, 2017

GIFC, Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo, Norway, 27 - 29 October, 2017

Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham, 22 October 2016–8 January 2017

GIFC, The Hole, NYC, 25 September 2017

GIFC, Soulland in Copenhagen, Denmark. 1 - 2 September 2017

GIFC, Art Athina Fair in Athens, Greece. 26 - 28 May 2017