Ashby Studios, London (Courtesy of Pangolin London, photograph taken by Steve Russell Studios)

Ashby Studios, London (Courtesy of Pangolin London, photograph taken by Steve Russell Studios)


Biography

Internationally acclaimed sculptor Jeff Lowe came to prominence in 1974 with his first one man  show at the prestigious Leicester Galleries in Londonʼs Cork Street. Lowe represented Britain at the Paris Biennale.  Lowe won the Sainsbury award in 1975 and the Pollock-Krasner award in 1993.   Over the past forty years he has made sculpture on a daily basis and  played a major role in advancing abstract sculpture.  

 Born in 1952 and educated at St. Martins School of Art, Lowe lives and works in both London and the Algarve in Portugal. Lowe was taught by amongst others, Sir Anthony Caro, Phillip King and William Tucker. Recent solo exhibitions include Whitford Fine Art, an exhibition of his early 80's steel sculptures; other significant exhibitions include Hayward Gallery and Serpentine Gallery, Guggenheim, Venice, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Galerie Josine Bockhoven, Amsterdam, Robert Steele Gallery, New York, Bodo Niemann Gallery, Berlin, Waddington & Shiell Gallery, Toronto, Musee Dʼart Moderne, France and The National Gallery, Australia, Flowers Gallery, London, Whitford Fine Art, London, and Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.


Lowe is currently working in aluminium, steel and cast iron.  His works vary in scale from small plinth pieces to large-scale indoor and outdoor works.


Born in 1952, Lancashire, England

EDUCATION

1971-75

St. Martin's School of Art

1970-71

Leicester College of Art


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Object Lessons, Pangolin London

2015

Recent Sculpture, Ashby Space, London

2014

Recent Sculpture, Ashby Space, London

2013  

Brought to Light, C&C Gallery, London

Looking for Sculpture, HAC, Harrow

Sculpture 1980-82, Whitford Fine Art, London

Recent Sculpture, Ashby Space, London

2011    

Small Scale, Gallery 27 Cork Street, London

One-Man Show, Vale do Lobo Art Gallery, Algarve, Portugal

2010               

Building Space: A Collection of Recent Sculpture, The Gallery in Cork Street, London

2009               

Recent Sculptures and Drawings, Glynde House, London

2008               

Drawn Out, Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2007               

Drawn Out: Sculpture & Drawing, Whitecross Gallery, London

The Paper Flag Series, Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2006               

Sculpture and Drawings, No. 6 Havelock Walk Gallery, London

12 x 12, Guild House, South Bermondsey, London

2005               

Sculpture Commission for Chinese Government, Beijing, China

Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2004               

Recent Sculpture, No. 6 Havelock Walk Gallery, London

Recent Sculpture, Quinta do Louredo, Algarve, Portugal

2003               

Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2002               

Galeria Convento Espirito Santo, Loule, Portugal   

Galerie Saam, Amsterdam, Holland

2001               

Galerias Municipais De Arte, Trem Gallery, Faro, Portugal

Havelock Gallery, London

1994               

Austin Desmond, London

MAAK Gallery, London

1992               

Centro Cultural, São Lourenço, Faro, Portugal

Austin Desmond and Phipps, London

 MAAK Gallery, London

1987               

Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

1986               

Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK

Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London

1983               

Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London

1981               

Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London

1978               

Serpentine Gallery, London

1977               

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

1974               

Leicester Galleries, London

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Summer Exhibition 2016, Royal Academy of Arts

Sculpture in the Garden, Pangolin London

The London Group: The Deaf Canvas Listens, Kensington and Chelsea College, London

Sculptors' Prints and Drawings 2016, Pangolin Gloucestershire, UK

Spring Showcase 2016, Pangolin London

2015/16

Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, London

2015

Erhebung (touring exhibition), The Lowry, Manchester

The British Art Fair with Whitford Fine Art, London

The London Group Open Exhibition Part 1 & 2, The Cello Factory, London

Whitford Fine Art, London

ArtCatto, Loulé, Portugal

Barford Sculptures Exhibition, Berloni Gallery, London

2014/15

Sculptors' Jewellery, Pangolin London

Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2014

London Art Book Fair Whitechapel, The London Group, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

From David Bomberg to Paula Rego: The London Group in Southampton, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton

Volker Huber the Man and his Life, Galeria de Arte do Convento do Espirito Santo, Loulé, Portugal

Whitford Fine Art, London

ArtCatto, Loulé, Portugal

Erhebung, Let’s Dance Festival, Leicester, UK, Bristol Harbour Festival, Bristol, UK, Alchemy Festival, Southbank Centre, London and Billingham Festival, Billingham, UK

2013/14          

Small is Beautiful XXXI, Flowers Gallery, London

2013               

Whitford Fine Art, London

+100 The London Group, The Cello Factory, London

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

The Centenary Open, The London Group, The Cello Factory, London

Paisnel Gallery, London

ArtCatto, Loulé, Portugal

Erhebung (touring exhibition), RichMix, Shoreditch, Great North Museum, Newcastle, Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, UK and The Ivy Centre, Surrey, UK

2012/13          

Small is Beautiful XXX, Flowers Gallery, London

2012               

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Sculptors’ Drawings and Works on Paper, Pangolin Gallery, London

Culture, HAC, Harrow, UK

Art to Dance with Mayuri Boonham, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK

2011/13

Westminster: City of Sculpture, Berkeley Square, London (Olympics 2011/12)

2011/12          

Small is Beautiful XXIV, Flowers Gallery, London

United Enemies: Sculpture in the 1960s and 70s, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK

2011               

The London Group Open Exhibition 2011, The Cello Factory, London

Nord Art 2011, Nord Art, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany

A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden, Harold Martin Botanic Gardens University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Uncaught Hares, Stephen Lawrence Gallery and Clifford Chance Gallery, London

2010/11          

COLECTIVA, Centro Cultural, São Lourenço, Portugal

2010               

The London Group Annual Exhibition 2010, The Cello Factory, London

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2008               

Journeys, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK

Centro Cultural, São Lourenço, Faro, Portugal

2007               

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Centro Cultural, São Lourenço, Faro, Portugal

2006               

Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Centro Cultural, São Lourenço, Faro, Portugal

Defined Art Limited, Surrey, UK

2005              

Sculptors Drawings, Vale do Lobo Art Gallery, Centro Cultural, São Lourenço, Portugal 

Defined Art Limited, Surrey, UK

In memory of Volker, Centro Cultural, São Lourenço, Faro, Portugal

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

1979, Bloomberg SPACE, London

Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2004               

Centro Cultural, São Lourenço, Faro, Portugal

Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2003               

Centro Cultural, São Lourenço, Faro, Portugal

Vale do Lobo, Almancil, Portugal

Galerie Josine Bockhoven, Amsterdam, Holland

Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2002               

Centro Cultural, São Lourenço, Faro, Portugal

Vale do Lobo, Algarve, Portugal

Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Interim, Galerie Josine Bockhoven, Amsterdam, Holland

Free Choice, Galerie Josine Bockhoven, Amsterdam, Holland

Art in the Landscape, Galerie Saam, Oss, Holland

Kunstrai 2002, Galerie Josine Bockhoven, Amsterdam, Holland                                

Thinking Big: Concepts for the Twenty-First Century British Sculpture, (Statement Stand), Guggenheim, Venice, Italy

2001               

Centro Cultural São Lourenço, Faro, Portugal

Vale do Lobo, Algarve, Portugal

2000               

Centro Cultural, São Lourenço, Faro, Portugal

Vale do Lobo, Algarve, Portugal

1999               

Centro Cultural, São Lourenço, Faro, Portugal

Vale do Lobo, Algarve, Portugal

1998               

Centro Cultural, São Lourenço, Faro, Portugal

 Hunts Point Sculpture Park, Bronx, NY, USA

1997               

Galleria Convento Espirito Santo, Loule, Portugal

1996               

Centro Cultural, São Lourenço, Faro, Portugal

1995               

Centro Cultural, São Lourenço, Faro, Portugal

Contemporary Sculpture, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London

1994               

Cologne Art Fair, (represented by MAAK Gallery, London and Bodo Niemann Gallery, Berlin, Germany)

British Drawing, ISIS Gallery, London

Lead and Follow, Atlantis Gallery, London

1992               

British Art Fair, London

The Spirit of Modernism, Austin Desmond and Phipps, London

Painting and Sculpture, MAAK Gallery, London

First Choice, Galerie Josine Bockhoven, Amsterdam, Holland

Jacques Caplan Sculpture Garden, Kent, CT, USA

Philip Staib Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Lineart, Gent, Belgium                       

MAAK Gallery, London

1991               

Hunts Point Sculpture Park, Bronx, NY, USA

Galerie Josine Bockhoven, Amsterdam, Holland

Galleria Internacional de Arte, Centro Cultural, São Lourenço, Portugal

ICAF, Austin Desmond Gallery, London

1990               

The National Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Galleria Internacional de Arte, Portugal

Philip Staib Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1989               

Galeria Internacional de Arte, Faro, Portugal

1988               

Waddington and Shiell Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London

1987               

Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, Australia      

Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London

1986               

Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London

1985               

Gallery A, Sydney Australia

Studio Visits, Victoria Munroe Gallery, London

1984               

Summer Exhibition, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London

1983               

Collaboration, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London

Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1982               

The South Bank Show, South London Art Gallery, London

Jeff Lowe, John McLean, Mali Morris, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London

Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London

Sculpture at the Park, Cheltenham, UK

Sculptors Drawings, Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham, UK

Sculpture, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, UK

Contemporary Choice, Serpentine Gallery, London

1981               

Summer Exhibition, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London

1980               

Nature as Material, Arts Council of Great Britain Purchase Exhibition (Touring Exhibition)

Sculpture, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London

1979               

Style in the Seventies, selected by Ben Jones, Artscribe Touring Exhibition

Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London

The First Exhibition, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London

1978               

Spring Show, Serpentine Gallery, London

New Sculpture, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Certain Traditions, (British Council Touring Exhibition), Canada and England

1977               

Painters, Sculptors-Drawing, Greenwich Theatre Gallery, London

Silver Jubilee Exhibition in Microcosm, Redfern Gallery, London

Silver Jubilee Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Battersea Park, London

1975               

Sculpture at Greenwich, Outdoor Sculpture, London

The Condition of Sculpture, Hayward Gallery, London

9e Biennale de Paris, Musée D’art Moderne, Paris, France

1974               

New Contemporaries, Camden Arts Centre, London               

Six Sculptors, Chelsea Gallery, London

British Sculptors-Attitudes to Drawing, Sunderland Arts Centre, England

COLLECTIONS

Leicester Education Authority, North West Arts Association, Arts Council of Great Britain, Contemporary Arts Society, Government Art Collection, Channel 4 Television, Hunterian Art Gallery, Atkinson Gallery Collection, Vale do Lobo, Portugal, The National Gallery of Australia, Italian Palace of Justice, Sicily

AWARDS/RESIDENCES

Shortlisted for the Hakoni Prize, Japan (1994), Pollock-Krasner Award, New York, USA (1993), Artist in residence, Prahran College, Melbourne, Australia (1978), Artist in residence, Mermer Stone Quarry, Yugoslavia (1977), GLAA Award (1975)