Merlin James

Merlin James’ work has been exhibited widely, including in recent solo survey shows at the Kunstverein Freiburg in Freiburg, Germany; KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin; and Parasol Unit Foundation for the Arts in London. In 2007 Merlin James represented Wales at the 52nd Venice Biennale.
Alongside his painting practice, James has written extensively on art, and a volume of his collected criticism is planned from London publisher Modern Art Press. Among curating projects he recently organized an exhibition on the work of Franco-Russian painter Serge Charchoune (1889-1975) for which he also authored the catalogue. The show premiered at the Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2012 before traveling to the Smart Museum of Art at University of Chicago. It will travel to Kunstsaele, Berlin, in 2015.
Born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1960, Merlin James studied in London at the Central School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He currently lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.
Merlin James
Genre Paintings
January 28 - March 7, 2015
Ann Pibal, David Schutter, Jeronimo Elespe, John Dilg, Josephine Halvorson, Merlin James, Robert Bordo, Ryan McLaughlin
The Big Picture
June 8 - July 25, 2012
Selected Press
Merlin James
April 2013
Hoberman, Mara. Merlin James - Galerie les Filles du Calvaire
Merlin James
Merlin James
Texts by David Cohen, Aidan Dunne, Suzanne Hudson, Ara Merjian,  Barray Schwabsky, Roger White, John Yau Interview with the artist by
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Merlin James: Genre Paintings reviewed by Martha Schwendener in The New York Times, Art in Review: February 26, 2015. "One of the quietly great painters of our moment, Merlin James works in ways both predictable and surprising. read more