David Lucas

David Lucas

Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

About David Lucas

Throughout a professional career spanning three decades I have exhibited widely in public and private galleries, art fairs and 'alternative' exhibition spaces. My work has been met with critical acclaim and is held in collections world wide. A broad interest in the natural world, astrophysics and philosophy has inspired and informed my outlook and creative process.
I attempt to unravel the experience of the moment from both external and internal points of view and my creative process incorporates a superstructure and the accidental potential within it.


1984: Foundation Course in Art & Design, Cumbria Institute of the Arts

1987:BA(Honours) Degree in fine art-painting, Staffordshire University


2020 'Ubuntu', Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
2019 'SYMBOL', Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
2018 'Human', Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
2018 Stand 420, Manchester Art Fair
2017: 'Kunsthuis Summer Exhibition', Kunsthuis Gallery
2017: 'From the box file:Uncovering the Archive', Bloc Projects, Sheffield
2017: 'Colour Code', Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
2016: ' To Please A Few ', Cupola Contemporary Art
2015: ' Presence ', Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
2014: The Other Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery, London
2014: ' Connections ', Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
2013: ' Creekside Open ', APT Gallery, London
2012: 'Revelation', Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
2011: 'Artificial Light', Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
2011: '20th Anniversary Exhibition', Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
2011: 'Journey', Topolski Century, London
2011: 'PARALLAX AF 1'-Abstract and Conceptual, La Galleria Pall Mall, London
2011: (Solo) 'Paintings by David Lucas', The Circle, Sheffield
2010: 'Inspired by William Blake', Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
2010: 'Buy Art Fair/Manchester Contemporary', Manchester.
2010: 'Mixed Show', Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield.
2009: 'ICE' & 'Profile', Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield.
2008: 'Temptation', Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield.
2007: (Solo) 'Fragments' , 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, North Lincolnshire.
2006: 'Evoke', ArtCo Contemporary Fine Art, Leeds.
2006: '15th Anniversary Exhibition' 'Paint it Black' and 'Passion', Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield.
2005: 'Bloc Space' @ Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow.
2004: 'Manchester Art Show', MICC (GMEX), Manchester.
2003: (Solo) 'New Work' , Bloc Space, Sheffield.
2000: 'Lake District Summer Music Festival Exhibition', St Martins College, Ambleside.
2000: (Solo) ''TONIC'-throughout Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Wharfedale Hospital, Otley.
1999: 'Artists of Promise', Will's Art Warehouse, London.
1997: (Solo) 'Four Large Paintings by David Lucas', Workstation, Sheffield.
1997: (Solo) 'Paintings by David Lucas', Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery.
1996: (Solo) 'Large Scale Paintings', Republic Night Club and Workstation, Sheffield.
1995: 'Ferens Winter Exhibition', Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston Upon Hull.
1994: 'Laing PLC National Art Competition', Salford Art Gallery.
1993: (Solo) 'Evolutions', Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
1993: (Solo) 'Paintings', Flaxman Gallery, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent.
1992: (Solo) 'Paintings and Drawings', Vernon Gallery, Building Design Partnership, Preston.
1990: (Solo) 'Paintings and Drawings', In the series 'Open Solo's', Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield.
1990: 'Artlink', Stockport Art Gallery, Greater Manchester.
1989: '90 days in 89', Grave's and Mappin, Art Galleries, Sheffield Arts Festival.
1988: 'Intercity', an artist led initiative, Sheffield and Birmingham.
1988: 'Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour', Mall Galleries, London.
1988: 'H.A.H', selected by Mary Sara, Glyde House (YHA hq), Bradford
1987: 'Coloroll Watercolours of the North West', Ginnel & Bankside Galleries, Manchester & London.
1987: 'Cumbrian Drawing Exhibition', Tullie House, Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery
1987: City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.