Email: vivianfpaul@yahoo.co.uk

Phone: (+44) 7515519012



Paul Vivian is a UK based artist whose work explores the transformational posibilities of objects and images, specifically through simple or immediate gestures. The work examines the ways in which one 'thing' may host another in order to progress a new idea of itself. Objects or images are territorialised through a process of opposition that aims to stall or arrest the host's natural momentum/function, to release potential and to partially or completely eliminate a hosts original meaning. 

Vivian's research encompasses ideas surrounding the concept of negation,  the occult and the notion of the cursed object. He is also concerned with the ontology of objects and images, territorialisation and the formal role of 'intimate scale' and the haptic.  

He studied MA Fine Art at Norwich School of Art and Design and BA Fine Art Painting at Chelsea College of Art and Design. His work has been presented in UK and at international solo and group exhibitions/projects. He currently lives and works in Hampshire, London and Surrey.    

Paul Vivian is also Director of Black Box Project Space UCA Farnham


Solo Exhibitions and Projects


K6 Gallery, Southampton
The Tardi(nes)s

45 Park Lane, Mayfair London
Power Down      


ARTGENE, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
Solo Exhibition: Sartorious Islands


Phoenix Arts Centre, Gallery 333, Exeter
The Grave, The City, The Wilderness


A Space Gallery, Southampton


Town Hall Arts Centre, Charlestown, County Mayo Ireland
Matchstick Prop


 Brixton Gallery, London
Everyday Obsessions


Current and Recent group Exhibitions/Projects


Stretched Group Painting Show and Auction
UCA Farnham, Surrey

Open Call 3
Subsidiary Projects, London       

Malevolent Eldritch Shrieks
Attercliffe (tm), Sheffield

When our lips Speak together
James Hockey Gallery, Surrey

Number 13, London         


BYOB British Art Show 8 Fringe 2016
Planet Sounds, Southampton   


Wells Art Contemporary International Art Show 2015,`
Wells, Somerset (Winner) 
Selected by Richard Wentworth,
Mariele Neudecker 
Wells Museum, Somerset  

Platform Open 2015 Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Morphets, Harrogate

Plymouth Contemporary Open 2015
Penisula Arts Gallery, Plymouth University, Devon


Tomorrow People
Elevator Gallery, Hackney London     

Dead Famous
HA HA Gallery, Southampton  

Doors in the Wall
Bearspace, Deptford London

Group Show
Gallery 3, Creekside London

Lutz Project Space, Berlin


 Little and Often
242 Gallery, London


 Show 3
Paper Gallery, Manchester

Ground Control
Elements Art Space, Bath

 The Metaflux Platform  
 Royal College of Art, London


 Wirksworth Festival 2011
Wirksworth, Derbyshire
 Exeter Contemporary Open 2011
 Phoenix Arts Centre, Exeter


 Double Trouble
 Blyth Gallery Imperial College London
 Space Cadets  
Blyth Gallery Imperial College London
 The End for Eternity
K Project Space, Berlin


Workshop of Hereafter - diagrams, models and prototypes

Blyth Gallery Imperial College London 

Streetlight 09 Across the Street / Around the World festival
Portobello road, London

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2009
Jerwood Space, London

Text Driven
Stroud House Gallery, Stroud


The Foundry Gallery, London       

Kunstwerk Bazaar

Outpost Gallery, Norwich

Light Trail Enlightenment 08 Festival
Across County Durham, UK

A Space Gallery, Southampton

Conjunction 08 Fantastic, Found and Fake
Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent 

Lost and Found
Gallery, PCAD Plymouth

Kalos Project Space, Sweden



Playing for time  
Hot Gallery, Bath

 The Gift 
 Museum Man, Liverpool
Within and Without
Tulca Visual Arts Festival 2006  Galway Arts Centre, Galway Ireland

Objects in Waiting
End Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield 

Now and Neverland
Residence Gallery, London

Outpost Gallery, Norwich



Trauma Conference
Interdisciplinary.net, Prague

Fifth Conference of the Image
The Image Research Group, Free University Berlin


Space and Place Conference
Interdisciplinary.net, Oxford University