© 2020  Guy Bigland

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019   If all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail; Gallery DODO, Phoenix Artspace, Brighton, UK
2018   Book Lab; Hauser & Wirth, Somerset, UK
2017   The Order of Things; The Wilson, Cheltenham, UK
           Artists' Books for EverythingWeserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany
           Making Beyond Words; Bath Spa University, Corsham Court, Corsham, UK

2016  Complicity: Artifice & Illusion; Collyer Bristow, London

           WWOOMAFAABSU; OXO Tower, London

           Wells Art Contemporary; The Bishop's Palace, Wells, UK

2015  By the Rules; Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury, UK (two person show)

           Sheffield International Artists' Book Prize; Bank Street Arts, Sheffield - Prizewinner

           Re: follow-ed (after Hokusai); Cabinet Du Livre d'artiste, Rennes, France

           Art:Language:Location; Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK 

           Black Swan Open; Black Swan Arts Centre, Frome, UK

2014   Art:Language:Location; Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

           ZAP Open; Zeitgeist Arts Projects, London (selected by Andrew Bick and Juan Bolivar)

2013   In Other Words; Fringe Arts, Bath, UK

         4th Sheffield International Artists' Book Prize; Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK (shortlisted for prize)

           Worcester Open, City Museum & Art Gallery, Worcester, UK

2012   This Means Something, This is Important; Parlour Showrooms, Bristol, UK

2011   Unification; Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham, UK

2010   All Is Not Lost, Annex 21, Worcester, UK

2009   Overview; Elysium Gallery, Swansea, UK

            Arctic Fox; Vulpes Vulpes, London

Solo Exhibitions

2014   Guy Bigland - Artists' Books; Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, Bristol (solo show)

Commissions

Dancing About ArchitectureMIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 2018

About is like about, Cheltenham, 2017

About is like about, Hastings, 2017

Publications

The Order of Things

Encounters with Books / Encuentro con libros

Collections

Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK

Bath Spa University, UK

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Germany

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, UK

 

Cardiff Metropolitan University Library, UK

 

Centre for Fine Print Research, Bristol, UK

Chelsea College of Arts Library, UAL, London, UK

National Poetry Library, South Bank Centre, London, UK

Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Oxford Brookes University Library, Oxford, UK

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, USA

 

Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, UK

Southampton University

Swarthmore College Library, Pennsylvania, USA

 

University of the West of England Library, Bristol, UK

 

Volumes, Zurich, Switzerland 

Weserburg-Museum für moderne Kunst

 

Private Collections

Press

Saturation Point - Review of The Order of Things.

Poetry News, Winter 2016 - Preview of the Bristol Artists' Book Event, 2017

KALEID editions - Interview

A Study in Pink, Red, Black and White - Sarah Bodman, Printmaking Today, Spring 2016

Artists’ Books 2015: 10 of the best​ - Sarah Bodman, a-n, December 2015

Book Fairs

2019    Small Publisher's Fair; Conway Hall, London

             Vienna Art Book Fair #1, dieAngewandte - University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

          Super BOOKS, Haus der Kunst, Munich

          BABE, Arnolfini, Bristol UK

2018   Counter; Ocean Studios, Plymouth

          Baltic Self-Publishing Artists' Market, Baltic Centre, Gateshead

             Small Publishers's Fair; Conway Hall, London

2017   Artists' Bookmarket, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

          Small Publishers's Fair; Conway Hall, London

2016    Leeds Artists' Book Fair; The Tetley, Leeds

          Small Publisher's Fair; Conway Hall, London

2015    BABEArnolfini - Reading from Lineman (with Tom Sowden)

          Bg39, Cardiff (with Spike Island Associates)

          CounterKARST, Plymouth

Works Cited

Livres d'Artistes: The Artists' Book in Theory and Practice

5th December 2015, Cardiff University, UK

The inaugural Prof. Jonathan Osmond Lecture: The Artist and the Book by Sarah Bodman

Cited works: All the Paintings in the Museum' & 'All the four letter words I could find on the Casimir Lewy Library Webpages

 

Artists and Their Books,

5th March 2016, The Congregational Chapel, Kentish Town, London, UK

Public talk by Sarah Bodman for the Society of Bookbinders Book Arts Day.

Cited works: All the Paintings in the Museum' & 'All the four letter words I could find on the Casimir Lewy Library Webpages