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Education

Born 1959 in Trivandrum, India
Lives and works in London, UK
1981
Slade School of Art, London, UK

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2024
"Life Painting," Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)
2023
"Celia Paul: Myself Among Others," Victoria Miro Gallery, Venice, Italy
"Celia Paul: 26 Years of Portraiture with Studio Prints, 1985-2011," Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK
2022
"Celia Paul: Memory and Desire," Victoria Miro, London, UK
2020
"Celia Paul: Self Portrait, an extended reality (XR) exhibition on Vortic Collect," Victoria Miro, London, UK
2019
"Celia Paul," Victoria Miro, London, UK
2018
"Celia Paul," curated by Hilton Als, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA; The Huntington, San Marino, CA
2017
"The Sea and the Mirror," Victoria Miro, Venice, Italy
2016
"Celia Paul: Desdemona for Hilton by Celia," Victoria Miro, London, UK
2015
"Celia Paul: Desdemona for Hilton by Celia," Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY
2014
"Celia Paul," Victoria Miro, London, UK
2012
"Celia Paul: The Separation series and recent work," Chichester Cathedral, UK; Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK
"Gwen John and Celia Paul: Painters in Parallel," Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK
2011
"Celia Paul: Identity, Paintings and Watercolours," Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK
"Celia Paul: Mothers and Daughters, Etchings and Drawings," Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK
2010
"Celia Paul: Mothers, Daughters and Sisters," University Gallery and Baring Wing, Newcastle, UK
"Celia Paul," De Queeste, Brussels, Belgium; touring to Abeley-Watou, Flanders, Belgium
2009
"Celia Paul: Where I am now," Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK
"Celia Paul: Etchings 2004-6," Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK
2006
"Celia Paul, Where I am now," Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023
"Perpetual Portrait," Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
"Face to Face: A Celebration of Portraiture," Marlborough Gallery, London, UK
2022
"The Story of Arts as it’s Still Being Written," Victoria Miro, London, UK
"Intimacy," Victoria Miro, London, UK
"Pictus Porrectus: Reconsidering the Full-Length Portrait," "Isaac Bell House," Rhode Island, US
"Figuration," Marlborough Gallery, London, UK
"Me, Myself, I – Artists’ Self-Portraits," Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK
2021
"The Sublime in Nature," Daniel Malarkey, London, UK
2020
"I See You, an extended reality (XR) exhibition on Vortic Collect," Victoria Miro, London, UK
"Parley for the Oceans x Vortic," online exhibition, Vortic Going Home, Marlborough Graphics, London, UK
2019
"Works on Paper," Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Unparalleled Journey through Contemporary Art of Past 50 Years," RUBELL MUSEUM, Miami, FL
2018
"Contemporary Dialogues with Tintoretto," Ca’ d’Oro, Venice, Italy
"Studio Prints: a Survey," Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK
All Too Human, Tate Britain, London, UK; Painting Life: Bacon, Freud and the School of London, MFA Budapest, Hungary
2017
"House Work," Victoria Miro, London, UK
2016
"NO MAN'S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection," National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), Washington; Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
"Forces in Nature," Victoria Miro, London, UK
"Inspired by Soane: I found this and thought of you...," Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, UK

Bibliography

2024
Laster, Paul. "8 Must-See Solo Gallery Shows in February 2024," Galerie, February 5 (Link)
Parker, Dian. "Don’t Miss: The Intense Stillness of Celia Paul’s ‘Life Painting’," The Observer, Februrary 1
2023
Hodgkin, Beatrice. "Artist Celia Paul’s debt to Venice," Financial Times, October 25
2022
Marius, Marley. “An Enthralling Exhibition in Newport Puts the Full-Length Portrait in Focus,” VOGUE, July 15
Payne, Cynthia. "Celia Paul’s Letters to Gwen John," The Brooklyn Rain, June
Williamson, Beth. "Celia Paul: Memory and Desire," Studio International, April 29
Hallett, Florence. "Tarred by same brush"," i, April 8
Scholes, Lucy. "Can you be an artist’s muse without ruining your own career?," The Telegraph, April 4
"Celia Paul: Against Any Intrusion: Writing to Gwen John," The Paris Review, March 2
Mendelsohn, Meredith. "In Newport, Artists Turn Tables on the Gilded Age," The New York Times, July
2021
“Celia Paul, “The Trauma and Talent of Some of History’s Greatest Women Artists”,” The New York Times, October
2020
Szalai, Jennifer. "‘I Am My Own Subject’: Celia Paul on Lucian Freud, Motherhood and a Life in Art," The New York Times, Nover 20
“Diary: Painting in the Dark,” London Review of Books, December 12
“Lockdown review– Celia Paul: My Studio at Victoria Miro and Vortic,” Splash, July 10
“The power of creativity: friends of Bazaar share imaginative responses to crisis,” Harper’s Bazaar, July
Wullschläger, Jackie. “London lockdown paintings are raucous and lyrical,” Financial Times July 8
Hallett, Florence. “Celia Paul: My Studio,” The Arts Desk, June 30
2019
Adams, Tim. "Celia Paul on life after Lucian Freud: ‘I had to make this story my own’," The Guardian, October 27
“Women of the Year’, ‘Artist of the Year: Celia Paul,” Harpers Bazaar, December
Mclaughlin, Rosanna. “A Muse in Her Own Words: Celia Paul’s Self-Portrait”,” Frieze, November 26
“Review, ‘Holding up a Mirror’,” The Daily Telegraph, November
“Can a Woman Who Is an Artist Ever Just Be an Artist?” The New York Times, November
“Self-Portrait by Celia Paul, review: stepping out of Lucien Freud’s shadow,” The Telegraph, November
“How do women become more than objects in art? The painters Celia Paul and Cecily Brown navigate a medium historically dominated by men. Where the body is buried,” The New York Times, November
“Self-Portrait by Celia Paul, review: stepping out of Lucien Freud’s shadow,” The Telegraph, November
2018
“Celia Paul, "Gwen John",” Frieze Masters, October
“Celia Paul,” Apollo, April
“Works by artist Celia Paul featured in exhibition curated by writer Hilton Als,” Yale News, March 22
“Celia Paul, ‘Acclaimed artist Celia Paul on painting from life – and loss,” Financial Times, March 16
Neyeri, Farah. “A muse steps out of the shadows,” The New York Times, March 10
2016
Cumming, Laura. "Celia Paul: Desdemona for Hilton by Celia; Maggi Hambling: Touch – review," The Guardian, September 11
Elmhirst, Sophie. “Standing Tall: Celia Paul will always be her own woman,” Harper’s Bazaar Art, November
Lloyd, Joe. “Celia Paul: Desdemona for Hilton by Celia,” Studio International, October 13
Cumming, Laura. “It’s always the quiet ones...” The Observer, September 11
Wullschlager, Jackie. “Artist Celia Paul explores the beauty of melancholy,” Financial Times, September 2

Public Collections

Abbot Hall Art Gallery & Museum, Kendal, UK
British Museum, London, UK
Carlsberg Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK
Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA
Morgan Library, New York, USA
National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge, UK
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
Saatchi Collection, London, UK
The Rachofsky Collection, Dallas, Texas, USA
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA