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  • Selected Solo Exhibitions

    • 2015 – Yellow and White, AIP Gallery, Guangzhou, China
    • 2014 – Upside Down World, Blink Gallery, Hong Kong
    • 2013 – Portraits In Time, TAFA, Tianjin, China
    • 2012 – Marty St James, F10. Redtory. 128 Yuancun Si Heng Rd. Tianhe District Guangzhou
      广州市天河区员村四横路128号 红专厂 铁幕画廊 (F10)
    • 2012 – Being in Time, Redtory Gallery, 798 District, Beijing, China
    • 2011 – Adagio No 8, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    • 2010 – You, Me and It, mid-career retrospective, UHGalleries, Hertfordshire
    • 2008 – Video Portraits, The Chelsea Arts Club, London
    • 2007 – The Invisible Man, Video Triptych and Performance Art Installation, The Chelsea Art Museum, New York City
    • 2006 – Time Based Drawings, Hackney Forge Gallery, London
    • 2005 – Somewhere or in Between, Video Installtions, Prints and Drawings at The Chelsea Art Museum, New York City
    • 2003 – The Journey of St.Maurin, National Centre For Contemporary Art, Moscow
    • 2001 – Betweeness, Galerie der Gegwart, Wiesbaden, Germany
      New works – Marty St.James, The Standpoint Gallery, London
      Scores, Gallery @ Oxo, London
      Betweeness, Colville Place Gallery, London
      (www.absolutearts.com/artsnews/2001/01/24/27983.html)
    • 2000 – Picture Yourself, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh.
      An inter-active digital video / print installation sponsored by Sony Broadcast UK and Macmillan Electronics UK December 1999 – January
    • 1997 – Video Works Amongst The Permanent Collection, Ferens Museum and Art Gallery, Hull
    • 1994 – New works, Gallery ‘M’ London new digital prints and video object works
    • 1991 – New Video Portraits, 101 Gallery, Ottawa,Canada
      Video Portretten, Het Recept, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • 1990 – Hotel, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
    • 1990 – Video Portraits, National Portrait Gallery
    • 1989 – Hotel, Air Gallery, London
    • 1987 – Romance Don’t Dance Alone, Video installation and drawings Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
      Jerusalem, Spacex Gallery, Exeter
      Jerusalem, Hacienda night club, Manchester
    • 1985 – Paintings and Performance Art, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
    • 1983 – Private Investigations, Rochdale Art Gallery
    • 1982 – Perfect Moments, Camden Institute Gallery, London
      Perfect Moments, Oriel Gallery, Welsh Arts Council Gallery, Cardiff
      Perfect Moments, Spectro Arts Centre Gallery, Newcastle
    • 1980 – New Performances and related Drawings, Wrexham Arts Centre
    • 1979 – In Celebration of the Six Senses, Aberyswtyth Arts Centre


  • Selected Group Exhibitions

    • 2017 – On Paper, Art Pavilion, London
    • 2013 – South Polar Art , Exterasa Arte Actual Centre, Centro Historico, Mexico
    • 2013 – South Polar Art , Contemporary Art Gallery of Xalapa, Mexico
    • 2012 – Sud Polar , Antarctica Exhibition, Tigre Museum, Argentina, Sept – Oct
    • 2012 – Polar Sud IV , Tigre Museo de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
      Polar Sud , Art in Antarctica, Centro Hispano,
      Americano de Cultua, Havana, Cuba
    • 2011 – Moving Portraits: Sixty Years of portraits in moving image, De la Warr Pavilion,
      Bexhill on Sea
      2010 – Sur Polar, Art in Antarctica , CCEBA, Centro Cultural De Espana En Buenos Aires
    • 2009/2010 – Upside Down World video art work:
      Streaming Museum, CAM and 7 continent big screens
      (including 17 x BBC Big Screens Britain)
      Rumanian film festival Kinofest
      Plymouth Arts Centre
      Big screens in Manchester and Liverpool
      Meinblau, Berlin
      C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr, Germany
      1 Artspace, Sheffield
      Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
      Lumen, Leeds
      PRISM, Bank St Arts Sheffield
      Foyer Gallery Space, Hull School of Art and Design
      The Back Door Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
    • 2008 – Upside Down World, (Artists and Innovators for the Environment) The Streaming
      Museum, In Cyberspace and Public Space on 7 Continents (incl 17 BBC Urban screens UK)
      The Swimmer, National Portrait Gallery, London
    • 2006 – Analogue: Pioneering British, Canadian and Polish Artists’ Video, (1968-88), Tate Modern andTate Britain, Nov- Dec. 2006. Anthology Film Archives, New York, Jan. 2007, Norwich Gallery, Jan 2007, FACT, Liverpool, March 2007, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Nov 2007, St James Cavalier, Valletta, Oct-Dec 2007, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Nov. 2008.
      Group show Sidedoor Gallery, New York
      Arteba Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • 2005 – gHOST University of Hertfordshire Gallery
    • 2003 – Gallerie Blickensdorf, Berlin
      Cocktail II Deluxe Digital Gallery, Hoxton, London
      Lux Video Open, RCA, London
    • 2002 – Journeys – Two Artists’ Video Installations Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) Moscow
      Travelling Elena Vrublevskaya Gallery, Moscow
      (www.vgallery.ru/archivs/travel)
      Digital Prints Zinc, Birmingham
      Interrogating The Surface Millbank Gallery
      (Royal Military College), London
      Two Artists Centre for Attention, London
      (www.thecentreofattention.org/exhibitions/marty
      www.hibeam.net/fw/fw/19/1531)
      Cocktail Deluxe Digital Gallery, Hoxton, London
      Digital Prints Zinc Gallery, Manchester
      Interrogating The Surface Atkinson Gallery, Millfield
      Art For The Millennium, New Greenham Arts Centre, Greenham
      Studio Voltaire, London
      Rich Pics Colville Place Gallery, London
      The Digital Aesthetic. Harris Museum, Preston
    •  2001 – EVO 1 international exhibition, L Gallery, Moscow
      (www.davidjr.com/evo1/martystjames)
      Artists Prints Inside Space, London
      Printmakers Council Exhibition at The Royal National Theatre, London
      Rich Picts exhibition of digital works curated by the Colville Place Gallery – New Greenham Arts
      Smoking Man The Castle Museum, Nottingham
    • 2000 – Painting The Century 101 Portrait Masterpieces The National Portrait Gallery, London.
      Boy / Girl a video diptych
      (25th Oct – 4th Feb 2001) with Picasso, Freud, Bacon, Munch, Warhol etc
      Self Portraits Flowers East Gallery, East London
      Falmouth Arts Centre – electronic prints
      Art cinema OFF-OFF, Copenhagen, Denmark
      Centre d’Art, Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
      Cine Cafe, Paris
      Batofar, Association Signe st Eau, Alfortville, France
    • 1999 – VIDARTE, Barranca del Muerto, Mexico
      Transat Video, Herouville Saint-Clair, France
      RAI SAT, SpA, Rome, Italy
    • 1998 – Electronically Yours Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan. International Exhibition. British representative
      Pandemonium Video Festival, Lux Centre, London
      Zone Festival of Electronic Media Maidstone
      Sporting Heroes National Portrait Gallery, London
    • 1997 – I.C.A. London. Video Artists – presented and showing of videotapes curated by Julia Knight
      Screens Exhibition of Electronic Moving Image, Trondheim Art Museum, Norway
      Small Is Beautiful Flowers East Gallery, London
    • 1996 – Pandemonium Video Festival Istitute of Contemporary Art, London.
      20 years of British artists video tapes
      A Collection For The Future Ferens Art Gallery Hull
      7 channel multi-monitor Video Portrait – purchased for the permenant collection
      The Cutting Edge Davies Street Gallery London
    • 1995 – 4 Video Portraits Davies Street Gallery London
      ARTEC International Art & Technology Biennale Nagoya, Japan representing Britain – a retrospective of video portraits (installation)
      Video Positive Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool
      The Ark 7 monitor video portrait installation
      Artists Words Fringe Gallery, Glasgow
    • 1994 – The Swimmer reinstalled for the new wing of The National Portrait Gallery opened by HRH Queen Elizabeth
    • 1993 – New Video Works Kunstakademeit, Trondheim Norway Video Portrait of The Mayor of Trondheim.
      The Portrait Now National Portrait Gallery exhibition of contemporary portraiture Miniature Video
      Portrait The Smoking Man
      Multi- monitor video portrait The Swimmer purchased and installed at The National Portrait Gallery, London
    • 1991 – Whitechapel Art Gallery Open 2 (invited artist) London
    • 1990 – Viewing Figures, Camden Arts Centre, London with German video artist Maria Veda supported and commissioned and supported by Camden Council Arts department and Samcom UK
      European Media Festival, Osnabruck, Germany
      Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
      Third eye Centre Gallery, Glasgow
      The Bundeshaus, Landesvertretung Niedersachsen, Bonn, Germany
      The Civic Monument Drawings, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
      Visions and Transmissions, Harris Museum, Preston
      Eighty to Ninety, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
    • 1987 – Paradise Lost, At The Edge an installation, Air Gallery, London
    • 1985 – Charting Time, Serpentine Gallery, London
      Anglo Francais exchange, Tate Gallery London
      Anglo Francais exchange, Pompidou Centre Gallery Paris
    • 1985 – Love Sacred and Profane curated by James Lingwood: Plymouth Arts Centre
      Stoke City Museum and Art Gallery
      Channel 5 video showcase, London Video arts
    • 1984 – Anglo French Video, Pompidou Centre, Paris
      Human Interest Art about People curated by Norbert Lynton,
      The Cornerhouse Gallery,Manchester including Francis Bacon,
      Henry Moore, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Richard Hamilton etc
    • 1983 – Drawings, A Mixed Exhibition to Explore the Nature of Drawing
              Rochdale Art Gallery with Frank Auberbauch, John Walker.. etc
    • 1980 – Silent water, Video at Air, Air Gallery London
      Art and the Sea I.C.A Gallery, London
      Art and the Sea, Bluecoat, Liverpool
    • 1984 – Sculpture by Young Artists Living or Working in Wales
      a Welsh Arts Council touring exhibition curated by Clive Adams:
      Aberyswtyth Arts Centre, Aberyswtyth
      Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
    • 1976 – New Live Contemporaries, Acme Gallery, London


  • Performance Art Work Presentations

    It is important to note that these works are not performing arts or drama, but have a specific history related to fine art and the plastic arts. The works are closer to live art or happenings which consolidate the notion of time-based works being of an immediate nature, that is the artist actually creates the work in the audience’s presence rather than through a specific art object such as a painting or sculpture: the performance becomes the object.

    • 2010 – Homage, at The National Review of Live Art, (Invited Artist)
    • 2006 – Homage Contemporary Music Festival, London
    • 1990 – Civic Monument, a major touring performance monument for city centres
      Production Company: ART ANGEL TRUST:
      Birmingham Art Gallery
      Glasgow City Centre
      Serpentine Gallery, London
    • 1989 – Libertys Department Store, London
    • 1988 – Metropolis Space, Los Angeles USA
      Studio Theatre, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell
      Man of Teak,The Economist Building, London
      So Nice To Come Home To, a Riverside studios, London
    • 1987 – Performance En Direct, Articule Gallery, Montreal, Canada supported by The British Council
      Soap, The Arts Council of Britain Pavilion, Ideal Home Exhibition, Earls Court, London
    • 1986 – Man of Teak, The Design Show, Olympia, London
      So Nice To Come Home To:
      British Canadian Video Exchange supported by the British Council:
      Performance at the Rivoli, Toronto, Canada
      Saw Gallery Ottawa, Canada
      Western Front, Vancouver
      Winnipeg Art Gallery
      Midland Group, Nottingham
      Kijkuis, Den Haag
      Bath Arts Festival
      Thamesdown Arts Festival
    • 1985 – Man of Teak, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
      South Parade Pier, Southsea
      Hornpipe Theatre, Fratton
    • 1984 – Franklin Furnace Gallery, New York City USA
    • 1983 – True Life Romance The Philadelphia Art Alliance, USA
      Plug-Inn Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
      True Life Romance, Franklin Furnace Gallery, New York City
      Apollohuis, Eindhoven, Holland
      The Touring Exhibitionists, Performance Art tour of Britain,supported by the Arts Council of Great Britain: Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol; Diorama, London; Rochdale Art Gallery; The Midland Group, Nottingham; Balmbras, Newcastle; The Zap Club, Brighton
      True Life Romance, LVA Gallery at Air, London
      Performance series at The Serpentine Gallery, London
      Live Art Performance, Jolliffe Studios, Swindon with Max Eastley and Mike Cooper
      Performance and Video/ Video on Performance at The South London Art Gallery
      British Canadian Video Exchange supported by the British Council:
      Bamboo, Toronto
      Saw Gallery, Ottawa
      True Life Romance, Midland Group, Nottingham
    • 1982 – Performance Art Tour of North America, supported by the British Council:
      Off Centre Gallery, Calgary
      Western Front Gallery, Vancouver
      Plug Inn Gallery, Winnipeg
      N.A.M.E Gallery, Chicago
      Northern Illinois University Gallery
      Niagra Centre
      A.R.C. Toronto
      Franklin Furnace Gallery, New York City
      The Empire Salon Gallery, Baltimore
      D.B.D Gallery, Los Angeles
      Kultureel Sentrum, Tilburg Holland
      ‘De Krabbedans’ Gallery, Endhoven, Holland
      The Basement Group, Newcastle
      Creolfrith Gallery, Sunderland
      The Waterloo Gallery, London
      Oriel Gallery, Welsh Arts Council Gallery, Cardiff
      Four Days of Performance Art, Midland Group, Nottingham
      Two Days of Live Art at the Waterloo Gallery, London
      The Sheffield Performance Art Festival, The Leadmill,
      Arena Studio, Wolverhampton Polytechnic
      Live Art at The Gallery, Manchester
    • 1980 – Days Done, The London Filmmakers Co-op, London
    • 1979 – The White Elephant Gallery, Leeds
    • 1978 – 8 in 4 Acme Gallery, London
    • 1977 – Performance art tour of Wales (Supported by the Welsh Arts Council)
      Within those Blu – Grey Suits, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
    • 1976 – New Live Contemporaries, Acme Gallery, London
    • 1975 – Liverpool Academy Gallery


  • Film and Video Screenings

    • 1990 – The National Review of Live Art, Riverside Studios, London Heartbeat
      video-tape colour 7mins (producers Channel Four Television)
      M.O.V.E. Manchester Olympic Video Exhibition The Runner single channel video portrait object 17mins colour
    • 1988 – ICA video festival Boston, USA
      Comment commission for Channel 4 UK Broadcast
    • 1987 – Time Code in association and commissioned by Channel 4 television Heartbeat video-tape, colour, 7mins:
      Channel 4, UK Broadcast
      SOS, Holland Broadcast
      TVECNE, Espana Broadcast
      INA, France Broadcast
      CBC, Canada Broadcast
      Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
      NOS Television, Nederlands Broadcast
      WGHB Television, Boston, USA Broadcast
      The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston USA
      ZDF Television, Germany Broadcast
      Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in association with The American Film Institute
      Nouveau Cinema and Video Festival, Montreal “prize winner”
      Yugoslavian Festivals Ljubljana and CD Bienniel
      The School of Art Institute, Chicago
      Inter-media Arts, Minneapolis
      Visual Studies workshop, Rochester, Mass San Francisco Art Institute
      Exit, New York City
      WNET Thirteen, New York Broadcast
      Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan London Video Art, Iron Heart video-tape,colour, 9mins
      Geneva Video Festival
      Montreal Video Festival, Nouveau prize winner
      Alter Image, Channel Four television
    • 1986 – Montebeliard Video Festival, France
    • 1985 – New British Video, Channel 4 UK
      Bonn Video Festival, Germany
      Tokyo Video Festival, Japan
      View From This Side, TSW collaboration UK
      Romance don’t dance alone, Alter Image series,
      Channel 4 Television
      True Life Romance, Nippon Television, Japan
      True Life Romance, Swiss Television
      Madrid Video Festival, Spain
      Barcelona Video Festival, Spain
      Yugoslavia Video Festival
      Video 123, The Contemporary Art Television Fund, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, USA
      Ghosts in the Machines, Channel 4 television
    • 1984 – Montebeliard video festival, France
      Video Gallery Scan, Tokyo, Japan
    • 1982 – Infermental Budapest, Hungary
    • 1980 – The London Filmmakers Co-op, London:
      Gre-man (the grey suit) 16mm colour and black and white 15mins
    • 1976 – Mr and Mrs HTV Bristol television


  • Residencies

    • 2014 – Artist in Residence Antarctica
    • 2013 – Artist in Residence Art China, Huangshan, China
    • 2010 – Artist in Residence Cill Rialaig, Ireland
    • 2010 – Artist in Residence Antarctica
    • 2002 – Artist in Residence Kolodzei Foundation, Moscow
    • 1998 – Artist in Residence Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada
    • 1993 – Artist in Residence Kunst Academy, Trondheim, Norway
    • 1991 – Artist in Residence 101 Gallery, Ottawa
    • 1991 – Artist in Residence Het Recept, Amsterdam
    • 1983 – Artists Fellowship, Rochdale Art Gallery


  • Commissions

    • 2000 – Picture Yourself, (a year long digital inter-active artwork) The National Galleries of Scotland
    • 1990 – The Civic Monument, an Artangel Trust and Gulbenkian Foundation commission.
    • 1988 – Artists commission by MoVE Manchester Olympic Committee, Arts Council Great Britain and Film Umbrella. The Runner portrait of Paula Dunn, Britains fastest woman runner. Single channel video portrait object 17mins colour
    • 1987 – Channel 4 Time code worldwide television video series


  • Collections

    • Rochdale Art Gallery
    • Sheffield Hallam University
    • The National Portrait Gallery, London
    • Ferens Art Gallery and Museum
    • Camden Council Art Collection
    • Slade School of Art
    • Kolodzei Collection, Moscow
    • Chelsea School of Art
    • Wetherspoons plc, London
    • Le Conte collection, London
    • Private collection Austria
    • Flowers gallery, London


  • Awards/Prizes

    • 2005 – British Council Travel Award
    • 1999 – Arts and Humanities Small Grants Award
    • 1998 – Arts and Humanities Research Scheme Award
    • 1998 – Paul Hamlyn Foundation / Acme studios residency award
    • 1997 – British Council Travel Award
    • 1994 – Greater London Arts award
    • 1994 – British Council Travel Award
    • 1991 – Greater London Arts award
    • 1990 – The Harold Wingate Scholarship Artists Award
    • 1989 – New Directors Award, Channel Four Television and Arts of Great Britain
    • 1989 – West Midland Arts Performance Award
    • 1988 – Gulbenkian Foundation, Major Live Art Production award
    • 1987 – Gulbenkian Foundation, Research and Development award for performance
    • 1987 – Arts Council of Great Britain Training Award
    • 1986 – Tokyo Video Festival Prizewinner
    • 1986 – British Council Travel Award
    • 1984 – Arts Council of Great Britain, Video Bursary
    • 1983 – London Video arts bursary
    • 1982 – Performance Art Fellowship, Northern West Arts
    • 1981 – British Council Travel Award
    • 1980 – Greater London Arts award
    • 1979 – Welsh Arts Council Film bursary
    • 1978 – Welsh Arts Council Major Artists Award
    • 1976 – Welsh Arts Council Film Award
    • 1976 – New Contemporaries, Acme Gallery, London, Live art prizewinner