Daniel Preece LG
Born in London in 1970. He lives and works in London. He studied at Chelsea School of Art 1988–89, the Slade School of Fine Art 1989-93 and the Royal Drawing School 2006- 07.

His work has mainly been about the urban landscape using the city as a starting point to explore formal issues of geometry and colour that hover between abstraction and figuration. The paintings have evolved from a pictorial landscape tradition, working directly from observation to create a sense of place and space using a strong personal colour palette.

Daniel has been Artist in Residence at Dumfries House in 2015 and Kensington Palace in 2008-09. He was Artist in Residence and visiting Professor at IIFA, Modinigar, India in 2011. In 1995 he was Given a Boise Scholarship to travel and make work in the USA. He was runner up in the Laing landscape and Seascape Award in 2001 and won second prize in the Gilchrist Fisher Memorial Prize for Landscape Painting in 1997.

 

EDUCATION

2006-07                               Prince’s Drawing School, London E1                     Post Graduate Drawing Year

1989-93                               Slade School of Fine Art, London, WC1                 BA (Hons) Fine Art

1988-89                               Chelsea School of Art, London, SW7                     Foundation Course

 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2011                                   Artist in Residence and visiting Professor at IIFA, Modinigar, India

2008/09                           Artist in Residence Kensington Palace

2001                                   Runner up - Laing Landscape and Seascape Award

1998                                   Artist in Residence, Slade Summer School

1997                                   Second Prize - Gilchrist Fischer Memorial Award

1995                                   Boise Scholarship to travel and make work in America

1994                                   Stoves Award Winner

1994                                   Finalist - Gilchrist Fischer Memorial Award

1993                                   Henry Tonks Medal for Painting

1992                                   Slade Project Award to make paintings in North Wales

1991                                   Second Prize Slade Summer Competition

1990                                   William Coldstream Prize: Slade School of Fine Art

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010                                   ‘Landmarks’ Capsticks, Solicitors, Wimbledon, London

2009                                   'Twilight', Canary Wharf Windows, Gallery London

2008                                   ‘ELEVATION the City Re-seen’, Gillions Art, Battersea, London

2006                                   ‘London Panoramas’, Slade Summer School, University College London

1999                                   ‘London, New York and Paris’, Fox Williams, Solicitors, London

1998                                   ‘Paintings from America’, Slade Gallery, University College London

1994                                   ‘Structures’, Slade Summer School, University College London

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013                                   The Lynn Painter Stainers Painting Prize Exhibition

2012                                   ‘London Now’, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London

2012                                   ‘Creatives Cities Collection’, Barbican Centre, London

2012                                   ‘Gallery Artists’ - Hamptons Art Fair, Alicia David Contemporary Art

2012                                   ‘Gallery Artists’ - New York Art Fair, Alicia David Contemporary Art

2012                                   ‘Celebrating 21 Years of the Gilchrist-Fischer Memorial Award,

Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London

2011                                   ‘Contemporary Perspectives on Watercolour’, Mall Galleries, London

2011                                   ‘Approaches to Landscape’, Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London

2011                                   ‘Gallery Artists’ - The Hamptons Art Fair’, Alicia David Contemporary Art

2010                                   The Lynn Painter Stainers Painting Prize Exhibition

2010                                   'COLOURING IN THE CLINICAL', Paintings in Hospitals, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

2009                                   'V' Thomas Williams Fine Art, London

2009                                   Threadneedle Painting Prize, Mall Galleries, London

2008                                   Group Show, Allen Gallery New York

2008                                   Small is Beautiful, Flowers East, London

2008                                   Mauger Gallery, Bath

2006-10                            London Group

2007                                   Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Gallery, London

2006                                   ‘Altitude’ John Martin at Ashursts, London

2006                                   Small is Beautiful, Flowers Central, Cork Street

2005                                   Hunting Prize Exhibition, Royal College of Art

2004                                   ‘Subjective’ Sarah Myerscough Fine Art

2004                                   C.A.S Artfutures, City of London School

2003                                   ‘Recent Acquisitions Show’, Unilever Building, London

2002                                   ‘Five New Artists’, Purdy Hicks Gallery, Bankside, London

2001                                   ‘Urban Rhythms’, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London

2001                                   Laing Landscape and Seascape Award, Mall Galleries, London

1998                                   Gilchrist Fischer Memorial Award for Landscape Painting, Cadogan Contemporary,

 
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