CV - Resume


JEAN MACALPINE

1953 .... .. Born in Lancashire
1972-73 .. Bolton College of Art, Foundation Course
1973-76 .. Bristol College of Art, B.A. Fine Art in painting and printmaking
1976-77 .. Camberwell College of Art, London, extended studies in printmaking

Solo Exhibitions

2012 .. Quest Gallery, Bath
2009 .. Deià 22, Menorca
2004 .. Studio 3, London
....... .. Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
2003 .. Hart Gallery, London
....... .. Galerie Place Neuve, Vers, France
2001 .. Hart Gallery, London
1999 .. Hart Gallery, London
1998 .. Leeds University Art Gallery
....... .. Hart Gallery, Nottingham
1997 .. Hart Gallery, London
1995 .. Hart Gallery, London
....... .. Hart Gallery, Nottingham
1991 .. Hampstead Theatre Gallery, London
....... .. Flowers East, London

Group Exhibitions

2017 .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2016 .. Secret, Royal College of Art, London
....... .. Red House, Menorca
2015 .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
....... .. Red House, Menorca
....... .. Abriendo Puertas, Ca N’Oliver, Mahon
....... .. Secrets, Royal College of Art, London
2014 .. Red House, Menorca
....... .. Secrets, Royal College of Art, London
2013 .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
....... .. Red House, Menorca
....... .. Secrets, Royal College of Art, London
2012 .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
....... .. Quest Gallery, Bath
....... .. Red House, Menorca
....... .. Secrets, Royal College of Art, London
2011 .. Claustro Del Carmen, Menorca
....... .. Secrets, Royal College of Art, London
....... .. RUDA, Scotland
....... .. Red House, Menorca
2010 .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
....... .. Castlegate House Gallery, Cumbria. Two person exhibition
2009 .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
....... .. Castlegate House Gallery, Cumbria
....... .. Red House, Menorca.
....... .. Secrets, Royal College of Art, London
....... .. Anon, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbria
2008 .. Secrets, Royal College of Art, London
....... .. Red House, Menorca.
2007 .. Homage to Menorca, Sa Nostra Foundation, Menorca, two person with Kenneth Draper
....... .. Secrets, Royal College of Art, London
....... .. 20th Anniversary Exhibition, West Dorset General Hospital, Dorchester
....... .. Secrets, Royal College of Art, London
....... .. Red House, Menorca.
2006 .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
....... .. Secrets, Royal College of Art, London
2005 .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
....... .. Secrets, Royal College of Art, London
2004 .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
....... .. On Line Gallery, Southampton
....... .. Secrets, Royal College of Art, London
2003 .. EUROP’ART, Geneva
....... .. Secrets, Royal College of Art, London
....... .. Art London, Chelsea, London
....... .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2002 .. Hart Gallery at Bonhams, Leeds
....... .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
....... .. Hart Gallery at Art House, Dorset Street, London
2001 .. Hart Gallery, London
....... .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2000 .. Fusion, Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
....... .. Hart South-West, Summer Exhibition
1999 .. Eigse Carlow Arts Festival, Ireland
....... .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
....... .. Contemporary British Landscape, Flowers East, London
1998 .. The Poetry of Place, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery
....... .. Art 98, Islington, London
....... .. Commission for West Dorset General Hospital, Dorchester
....... .. Twentieth Century British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London
1997 .. Art 97, Islington, London
....... .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
....... .. Hart Gallery, London
1996 .. Art 96, Islington, London
....... .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
....... .. Hart Gallery Summer Show, Cereste, Provence, France
....... .. Royal Academy Friends Room (Curated by Ann Christopher R.A.)
....... .. Hart Gallery, London
....... .. Twentieth Century British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London
1995 .. Art 95, Islington, London
....... .. Cereste, Provence, France
....... .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
....... .. Hart Gallery, London
1994 .. New Academy Gallery, London
....... .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
....... .. Chesil Gallery, Portland, Dorset
....... .. Bridport Art Centre, Dorset Arts Festival
....... .. Small is Beautiful, Flowers East, London
....... .. Four Artists, Butlers Wharf, London
....... .. Hart Gallery, London
....... .. On Line Gallery, Southampton
1993 .. Hunting / Observer Art Prize Exhibition
....... .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
....... .. Oil on Paper, An Exhibition by Flowers East Artists at London Print workshop
....... .. Hart Gallery, Nottingham
....... .. Small is Beautiful, Flowers East, London
1992 .. Chesil Beach, Chesil Gallery, Portland
....... .. Sense of Place, Cleveland Bridge Gallery, Bath
....... .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
....... .. Landscape, On Line Gallery, Southampton
1991 .. Art for Equality, Stonewall Group, ICA Gallery, London
....... .. Leicestershire Education Authority Exhibition
....... .. Wessex Artists, Parnham, Dorset
....... .. On Line Gallery, Southampton
....... .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
1990 .. International Gallery Invitational Art Fair, Chicago, USA
....... .. Clifton Studios, New York, USA
....... .. Leicestershire Education Authority Exhibition
....... .. Chesil Gallery, Portland, Dorset
....... .. Louise Hallett Gallery, London
....... .. Austin / Desmond Gallery, Exeter
1989 .. Leicestershire Education Authority Exhibition
....... .. Chesil Gallery, Portland, Dorset
....... .. Sheila Harrison Gallery, London
....... .. The Landscape Image, Louise Hallett Gallery
....... .. Bath Art Fair with Louise Hallett Gallery
1988 .. Scils Gallery, Stowmarket, Suffolk
....... .. Leicestershire Education Authority Exhibition
....... .. Art in the Market Place, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
....... .. Contemporary Art Society Market, Covent Garden, London
....... .. Landscape, Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank, London
....... .. Louise Hallett Gallery, London
1987 .. Art 87, London Contemporary Art Fair
....... .. Leicestershire Education Authority Exhibition
....... .. A Landscape Exhibition, Chantal Scherrer Fine Art, London
1986 .. Laurimore Gallery, Boxford, Suffolk
....... .. Leicestershire Education Authority Exhibition
....... .. Art, Science & Industry, Imperial College, London
....... .. Open House Exhibition, Maria Von Pawelz-Wolf, Wiesbaden, Germany
....... .. Consort Gallery, Imperial College, London
1985 .. Photo-Op 85, The Fermoy Centre, Kings Lynn (Prize Winner)
....... .. Leicestershire Education Authority Exhibition
....... .. Tolly Cobbold Eastern Arts Fifth National Exhibition
1984 .. Consort Gallery, Imperial College, London
1979 .. Welsh Museum School Service
1978 .. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
....... .. Casson Gallery, London
1977 .. Nicholson Print Gallery, Sevenoaks
1976 .. Pelter Sands Gallery, Bristol

Public and Corporate Collections

Education Authority of Wales
Dorset County Hospital
ICI, London
Leeds University Collection
Leicestershire Education Authority
Suffolk County Council

Intervals in Light


Macalpine’s work is a realisation of her sensations of landscape. Her aims are to do with Fine Art: her interests lie in formality and ambiguity, in light and atmosphere, all of which are Fine Art concerns. She regards herself as an artist who happens to use the photographic medium, but were she to consider that the image might be better served by another medium in the future she would not hesitate to use it, be it painting, printmaking or mixed media. For her the camera is simply a tool towards the finished work which is so finely tuned that one is aware primarily of the image and only secondly of the medium. In this regard she stands alone in her field.

Mary Rose Beaumont (Excerpt from “Intervals in Light” by Mary Rose Beaumont)

Photography has never greatly interested me. For a long time I believed that there was no room for the artist to manoeuvre; the choices were too limited and basically I still think this is true of most photography.

Over the years, however, I have gradually observed the work of Jean Macalpine and my view has changed. She does interfere with the image observed, I don’t know by what means, but her pictures are archetypically constructed with dreamlike colour and are metaphysically haunting and strange. How does she do it? She also continues to develop, and her scope seems unlimited. Jean Macalpine’s work has some parallels with the paintings of her partner Kenneth Draper and their dialogue continues to produce amazing works.

John Hoyland (Introduction to “Intervals in Light” by Mary Rose Beaumont)

Operating in that strange hinterland between the natural (the given subject) and the contrived (its interpretation through applied colour), Macalpine strays into the realm of formal beauty. But it is a beauty which encompasses the disquieting. Where once her images were apparently serene, understated and accessible, they are now edgy and even discomforting, pushing far beyond the traditional notions of expressive scenic photography. This is not romantic or sentimental stuff; it is a version of landscape photography which breaks new ground intellectually and emotionally.

Andrew Lambirth (Contemporary Art Vol.3 No.1)