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Phillip Allen - Artists - Miles McEnery Gallery

Phillip Allen in his studio, 2021, London, United Kingdom
(Photo credit: Mark Blower)

PHILLIP ALLEN (b. 1967, London, United Kingdom) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1990 from Kingston University and his Master of Fine Art in 1992 from Royal College of Art. Allen is programme leader of TurpsBanana Studio Painting Programme as well as a tutor at Royal College of Art, and has been a visiting lecturer at various colleges, including The Royal Academy, Ruskin School of Art Oxford, and Goldsmiths.

Recent solo exhibitions include "Course Grain," The Approach, London, United Kingdom; Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Deepdrippings,” The Approach, London, United Kingdom; “Deepdrippings,” Luca Tommasi Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy; “Deepdrippings,” Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland; DOLPH Projects, London, United Kingdom; “Tonic for Choice,” The Approach, London, United Kingdom; “Oxblood,” Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland; 39 Mitchell Street, London, United Kingdom; “Capital P,” The Approach, London, United Kingdom; “…The Urgent Hang Around,” Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece; Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland; “Sloppy Cuts No Ice,” The Approach W1, London, United Kingdom; and “Paintings & Drawings,” Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium.

Recent group exhibitions include “The Aerodrome,” Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom; “20 Years,” The Approach, London, United Kingdom; “Fully Awake,” Blip Blip Blip Gallery, Leeds, United Kingdom; “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” Charlie Smith, London, United Kingdom; “Permeable Edge,” University of Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom; “From a Fly on the Wall, to Fly in my Soup,” Galerie Dukan, Paris, France; “Ghetto Anglaise,” Observer Building, Hastings, United Kingdom; “Nanjing International Art Exhibition,” International Exhibition Centre, Nanjing, China; “Head To Head: 4 Questions 8 Paintings,” Standpoint Gallery, London, United Kingdom; “Courtship of the Peoples,” Simon Oldfield Gallery, London, United Kingdom; “The Perfect Nude,” Charlie Smith, London, United Kingdom; “The Perfect Nude,” Phoenix Gallery, Exeter, United Kingdom; “From London:,” Art Nueve, Murcia, Spain; and “The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011,” Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom.

His work is included in numerous public and private collections including Arts Council England, London, United Kingdom; British Council, London, United Kingdom; Tate Collection, London, United Kingdom; and the UK Government Art Collection, London, United Kingdom.

He is the recipient of the British School of Rome's Abbey Scholar award.

Allen lives and works in London.