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Ian Breakwell

As an artist I have always used whatever medium seemed most suitable for each idea I wish to express, humour, in all shades through to the very darkest, is an integral part of this work.

Ian Breakwell

Biographical details:

Born Derby, 1943 and studied at Derby College of Art and the West of England College, Bristol.

From his early performances in the 1960s Breakwell has worked in a diverse range of media, from painting to film, video, performance and installation. He has exhibited widely and his paintings are in public and private collections including Tate Gallery, Contemporary Art Society, Victoria and Albert Museum; Museum of Modern Art, New York and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia. Screenings include: World Wide Video Festival, The Hague; Videonale, Bonn; National Video Festival, Los Angeles.

He has produced films for television broadcast and is well known for his writing, which includes: Ian Breakwell's Diary 1964-85 Pluto Press 1986; collected illustrated fiction The Artist's Dream Serpent's Tail 1988 and Free Range published by Victoria and Albert Museum 1993.

Fellowship at King's College and Kettle's Yard, Cambridge 1980-81; John Brinkley Fellowship at the Norwich School of Art 1982-83; Artist in Residence, Tyne Tees Television 1985; Artist in Residence, Durham Cathedral, 1994-95.

He is represented by the Anthony Reynolds Gallery,London.

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