Biography:

Duncan Bullen is an artist and academic with a primary interest in drawing. He studied at Great Yarmouth College of Art & Design and then Fine Art at Leeds Polytechnic in the mid 1980s, before completing his MA in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art in 1991. He was recipient of a Rome Scholarship, spending 1991-‘92 at the British School at Rome. After this he undertook a series of residencies at the Eremo di Santa Caterina, a former hermitage on the Italian Island of Elba. He has had several solo exhibitions and has participated in many internationally recognised shows in the United Kingdom, United States, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. He recently co-authored an article with Jane Fox and Philippa Lyon - ‘Practice-infused drawing research: 'being present' and 'making present, published by Intellect in their journal Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice  Vol 2, Number 1 2017. Drawing Colour: Between the Line and the Field, a book chapter in Mobility of the Line. Art, Architecture and Design edited by Dr.Ivana Wingham, was published by Birkhäuser publications Basel in 2013.  Recent projects include the co-curation of Methodology of the Edition, an International printmaking project consisting of a box set of 75 editioned original prints by 75 staff and students from three universities and three countries; University of Brighton, Nagoya University of Art  and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang, Thailand, He also curated Drawing Dialogues an exchange exhibition between 12 artists from Brighton and Nagoya, Japan. He is currently leading on an exhibition ‘Drawing Together’ to be held at the University of Brighton galleries in March 2018. Based within the School of Art, Duncan is Deputy Head of School: Research & Enterprise at the University of Brighton.  He is a member of the Drawing Research Interest Group. He is represented by Drawing Works.

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Selected One and Two Person Exhibitions

2013

  • A Time to Keep Silence, Ian Rastrick Fine Art, St Albans

2012

  • Chromatic Fields (with Jamie Crofts) Ian Rastrick Fine Art, St Albans

2011

  • Chromatic Fields (with Jamie Crofts) Art at Wharepuke, New Zealand

2006

  • Silence and Light, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester
  • Duncan Bullen and Jenny Smith Maltby Gallery, Winchester
  • Night Prayers, Star Gallery, Lewes

2004

  • Night Prayers, Eremo di Santa Caterina, Elba, Italy

2003

  • From Silence, Jill George Gallery, London

2002

  • Still, White Gallery, Brighton

2001

  • Dark Light, Jill George Gallery, London

1999

  • Hermetica, Jill George Gallery, London
  • Lumen (with Lorry Eason), Allenheads Centre for Contemporary Art, Northumberland 

1998

  • Prints and Paintings, Loughborough College of Art and Design
  • Lumen (with Lorry Eason), Eremo di Santa Caterina, Elba, Italy 

1997  

  • Isola, Jill George Gallery, London

1995

  • New Paintings, Jill George Gallery, London

1993  

  •  Small Work, Jill George Gallery

1992

  • Millenovecentonovantadue, British School at Rome

Selected Exhibitions:

2018

  • In Line, Griffin Gallery, London.
  • Marks Make Meaning: Drawing across disciplines, University of Brighton [curated by Duncan Bullen and Philippa Lyon]

2017

  • Stone Letter Project: Lighter but Heavier, Gallery TRI-ANGLE, Takarazuka University, Japan.
  • Millimetre 02; Artists Badges: Particular conditions, Kingsgate Project Space, London.
  • Methodology of the Edition, University of Brighton.

2016

  • The Drawing Works, Camden Gallery, London.
  • Methodology of the Edition, Nagoya University of Art, King Mongurts Institute of Technology, Bangkok and University of Brighton.
  • Drawing Dialogues, Nagoya University of Art, Japan.

2015

  • Global Print, International Printmaking, Portugal.
  • 8th Douro International Printmaking Biennial, (invited), Portugal
  • This is Change, ONCA centre for Arts and Ecology [curated by Duncan Bullen, Alice Clayton, Laura Coleman and Philippa Lyon]

2014

  • Artizan Editions, Curwen Gallery, London.
  • Mobility of the Line, University of Brighton
  • Combinations, Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Seacourt, N. Ireland
  • 7th Douro Bienal Internacional de Gravura do Douro, Portugal
  • British and Russian Artist Books, Tsaritsyno State Museum, & Pavel Kuznetsov Museum, Moscow
  • Two Cities, Nanjing Art Museum, China

2013

  •  4th International Book Arts, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.
  •   Parallel Prints, Art at Wharepuke, NZ, Ian Rastrick Fine Art, St Albans, Galerie Apart, Le Bourg, France.
  •   Press and Release, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton.
  •  Print International, Memorial Gallery, Yale College Oriel Wrecsam.
  • Aggregation, Art at Wharepuke, New Zealand.

2012

  • Out of the Box, No-Format Gallery, London.
  • BITE, Printmaking, Mall Galleries, London
  • A4 Printmakers International, the Poly, Falmouth and Wheal Martin, St Austell.
  • England, Art at Wharepuke, New Zealand

2011

  •  HOUSE, Regency Town House, Brighto
  • Gallery 20, Brighton

2009

  • Drawing of the World, World of Drawing, Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  • From Art School to University, Art and Design at Brighton 1859-2009 

2008

  • Figuring Light; Colour & the Intangible, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham
  • Printmaking, RaMoMA, Rahimtulla Gallery, Kenya 

2007

  • Bend in the River, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
  • Orleans House, London
  • Celebration of the Book, University of Manchester
  • International Mini Print, Leicester Print workshop/ City Gallery (& tour - University College, Northampton, Aberystwth Arts Centre, Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury)

2006

  • A Decade of Artists Books at EPI, Lafayette College, PA, USA
  • Celebration of the Book, Centro Cultural, San Jose, Costa Rica & Universidad Autonomo Metropolitan, Mexico City
  • Contemporary Print 4, London Print Studio

2005   

  • Space & Spirit, Center Art Gallery, Calvin College, MI USA

2004   

  •  Blank Canvas, Foster Art, London
  • On-Site, Phoenix Art Gallery, Brighton
  • Contemporary Print 2, London Print Studio 

2003

  • Hortulus Animae, Eremo di Santa Caterina, Elba, Italy
  • Momentum, Keller & Greene Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  • Ex-Press, Printmaking from the RCA, Gulbenkian Galleries, London

2002   

  • San Francisco International Art Exposition
  • Adapt Now, Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow
  • CrusAid, Bloomberg Space, London

2001   

  • San Francisco International Art Exposition
  • White Gallery, Brighton
  • Art to Z, Zwemmer Gallery, London

Writings, Conference Papers, Symposia

2018

  • Marks Make Meaning: drawing across disciplines, University of Brighton

2017

  • Drawing Presence, DrawingIIPhenomenology: tracing lived experience through drawing, Loughborough University

2016

  • Drawing: Being Present, Making Present, National Association for Fine Art Education annual conference
  • Future Print, Nagoya University of Art, King Mongurts Institute of Technology, Bangkok

2015

  • Touching the World Lightly, presentation of paper at the Visual and the Verbal international symposium, University of Brighton
  • Drawing as a method of investigation and communication in cross-disciplinary research and practice, panel presentation, 4th International Visual Methods Conference, University of Brighton.
  • Both/And: Drawing and the Tolerance of Ambiguity, [with Angela Rogers], Thinking Through Drawing, International Drawing & Cognition Research and Education Symposium, South Bank, London.
  • 2014

Panel Chair, Line, Gesture and Trace: Current perspectives on drawing, Fabrica, Brighton

2013

o   Drawing Colour: Between the Line and the Field, book chapter Mobility of the Line. Art, Architecture and Design edited by Ivana Wingham, Birkhäuser publications Basel. ISBN 978-3-0346-0824-4.

2012

  • Drawing Light, paper by Duncan Bullen in the Journal of the International Colour Association (JAIC) 6, 6-13 http://www.aic-color.org

2011

  • Chromatic Fields: Print Media and the Artist Book, paper Intersections and Counterpoints, Impact 7, International Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Conference, edited by Luke Morgan, Monash Art and Design 2013 ISBN 978-1-921867-56-9

2010

  • Panel chair; Drawing Research Network Annual Conference, Observation: Mapping: Dialogue, University of Brighton

2008

  • Figuring Light; Colour & the Intangible, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham University, organised by Nottingham Trent University, chaired by Dr. Richard Davey, artists Duncan Bullen, Jane Bustin, Rebecca Partridge, Richard Kenton-Webb. Individual presentations followed by panel debate and audience questions

Awards & Residencies

2011

  • Artist in Residence, Art at Wharepuke, New Zealand

2010

  • University of Brighton Sabbatical Award

2007

  • International Mini Print, Prize Winner

2005    

  • Artist/Scholar Experimental Printmaking Institute, PA, USA

2003

  • Arts & Humanities Research Board, Small Grants Award

1992- 2003

  • Artist in Residence - Eremo di Santa Caterina, Isola d’ Elba, Italy

1991-92

  • Rome Scholarship, British School at Rome, Italy

1991

  • Atlantis Paper Prize
  • CCA Gallery Award
  • Dell’ Arte Award

Education, Qualifications and Awards:

2017

  • Higher Education Academy Senior Fellow

2005

  • Artist/Scholar Experimental Printmaking Institute, PA, USA

2003

  • Arts & Humanities Research Board, Small Grants Award.

1992-2003

  • Artist in Residence - Eremo di Santa Caterina, Isola d’ Elba, Italy

1991

  • Rome Scholarship, British School at Rome, Italy.
  • Atlantis Paper Prize,
  • CCA Gallery Award
  • Dell’ Arte Award.

1990

  • Artist in Residence, Cite International des Arts, Paris

1989-1991

  • Royal College of Art, Printmaking MA (RCA)

1985-1988

  •  Leeds Polytechnic, Fine Art B.A [Hons] First Class

1983-1985

  • Gt Yarmouth College of Art & Design, BTEC Diploma (merit)