Callum Innes


Callum Innes (born 1962) is a Scottish abstract painter and former Turner Prize nominee.

Callum Innes was born in Edinburgh. He studied at Gray's School of Art (1980–84) and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1985.
Innes began exhibiting in the mid-to-late 1980s and in 1992 had two major exhibitions in public galleries, at the ICA, London, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. Since then he has had numerous solo shows throughout Britain, Europe and North America, and more recently in New Zealand. A substantial selection of his best-known series, the "Exposed" paintings, was exhibited in 1998 at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England, and at the Kunsthalle Bern the following year. "From Memory", a major exhibition of Callum Innes' work over the past 15 years, was shown at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh in 2006, and toured to Modern Art Oxford, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Innes had a substantial solo exhibition of new work at Ingleby Gallery for the Edinburgh Art Festival (2009). "At One Remove", featured at Sean Kelly Gallery New York (2010)
Callum Innes has participated in many group shows including The British Art Show 3 (1990), Wonderful Life, Lisson Gallery, London (1993), From Here, Karsten Schubert Gallery and Waddington Galleries (1994), Abstractions Provisoires, Musee d'Art Moderne de St Etienne (1997), the touring exhibition About Vision - New British Paintings in the 1990s (1996-7) and Abstract Painting Once Removed at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The last decade has seen Innes continue to participate in international group exhibitions including "Six Degrees of Separation" Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (2001), "Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present", Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2004), "Three: 3 Artists in solo displays", Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (2007), "Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing", Ingleby Gallery,Edinburgh (2009), "What you see is where you're at", Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2010), "Heaviness and Grace", Villa Medici, Rome, Italy (2010)

In 1995 he was shortlisted for the Turner Prize which was won by Damien Hirst. In 1998 Innes won the NatWest Art Prize and in 2002 he won The Jerwood Painting Prize and the Artisti Invitati Al Premio Internazionale.
His work is represented in numerous collections, both private and public including The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Tate London, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and Deutsche Bank.
He regularly exhibits internationally and lives in Inverleith, Edinburgh with his wife and three children.
Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
La Ligne Passée, Luxembourg
June 30 - September 16, 2012

La Ligne Passée, Luxembourg Art Moderne
June 30 - September 15, 2012

Selected Exhibitions

Callum Innes: Works on Paper 1989 – 2012, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
Solo exhibition at Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong
Solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
Watercolour, a group exhibition at Tate Britain
2010 – 2011
La Pesanteur et la Grâce, a group exhibition at Villa Medici, Rome
From Memory, a solo exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Discourse, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
Solo exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
Solo exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Solo exhibition at Tate St Ives, Cornwall