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James Dearlove is a graduate of The Slade School of Art in London (MFA) and also Turps Art School. He currently lives and works in Cornwall.

He has exhibited in The Summer Exhibition at The Royal Academy, The Discerning Eye Exhibition, The British Art Fair, The London Art Fair and numerous group shows both nationally and internationally. His work is held in both private and public collections internationally.

In 2021 James was awarded the Ingram Prize; one of the U.K’s leading prizes for emerging contemporary artists. In 2021 he also had his first solo show called “The Garden Room” at Nine Elms Gallery in London.

In 2022 James’ work was featured in ArtMaze Magazine and he completed an Erasmus funded, month-long residency at Cyprus College of Art.

In 2023 James was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries which opened at the Grundy Art Gallery in Liverpool before moving to the Camden Art Centre in London. He also spent a month at the Colstoun House Artist Residency in the Scottish Borders. In November of 2023 he had his second solo show “Tales of the City, Tales of the Sea” with BWG Gallery in London curated by gallery founder Jack Trodd.

Most recently in 2024 James had a solo presentation of his work in the “Platform” section of the London Art Fair curated by Gemma Rolls-Bentley.

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