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Bo Lanyon

Bo Lanyon

Bo Lanyon, 'Enfolding'. 2023, Digital & Bronze

Studio 31

Across painting, sculpture & digital, Cornish-Irish artist Bo Lanyon’s work explores an entangled landscape of experience. Lanyon holds an MA from the Royal College of Art, London, has work in the Zabludowicz Collection and has received a number of awards from Arts Council England.

He is also a PhD researcher at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol; What Paint Can Be: exploring sustainable & creative solutions in an age of extraction’ investigates alternative & innovative approaches to paint-making for artists.

Recent projects include a monumental scale painting commission for the Moxy Hotel, Bristol, and A St. Ives Legacy, a podcast for Bricks featuring musician Gwenno & artists Lucy Stein & Hannah Murgatroyd.

Solo exhibitions include: The Death of Optimus Prime, Test Space at Spike Island, Bristol (2019); Age of Panic, White Moose Gallery, Barnstaple (2017).

Group exhibitions include: Tendencies in Painting, London Paint Club (2022); In Absentia, an online group show of nearly 60 painters from around the world, 14 February–28 May 2021; The London Bronze Collection, Squire & Partners, London (2019); The First World War and Its Legacy: Commemoration, Conflict and Conscience Festival, Bristol Cathedral and M-Shed, (2019);  Where It Is, There It Is, Auction House, Redruth, Groundwork Programme (2018);  Plymouth Contemporary 2017, Peninsula Arts and KARST, Plymouth (2017); Kith and Kin, Falmouth Art Gallery and Museum, Falmouth (2016).

Forthcoming projects include: a major public commission in bronze & wood for Legal & General (2023) & a solo exhibition at Auction House, Cornwall (2024).

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