Bo Lanyon’s work explores an entangled landscape of experience. Influenced by both the history of expressionist painting & contemporary culture, paintings are built from layers of intense, gestural colour, as precise, illustrative elements hover in the foreground.
Lanyon holds an MA from the Royal College of Art, has work in the Zabludowicz Collection and has received a number of awards from Arts Council England. Recent projects include A St. Ives Legacy, a podcast for Bricks featuring musician Gwenno & artists Lucy Stein & Hannah Murgatroyd.
Group exhibitions include: In Absentia, an online group show of nearly 60 painters from around the world, 14 February–28 May 2021; The London Bronze Collection, Squire & Partners, London (2019); The First World War and Its Legacy: Commemoration, Conflict and Conscience Festival, Bristol Cathedral and M-Shed, (2019); Where It Is, There It Is, Auction House, Redruth, Groundwork Programme (2018); Plymouth Contemporary 2017, Peninsula Arts and KARST, Plymouth (2017); Kith and Kin, Falmouth Art Gallery and Museum, Falmouth (2016).
Solo exhibitions include: The Death of Optimus Prime, Test Space at Spike Island, Bristol (2019); Age of Panic, White Moose Gallery, Barnstaple (2017).
MA Ceramics & Glass, Royal College of Art, 2005-2007
BA (Hons) Visual Art & Visual Culture, University of Gloucestershire, 2000-2003
The Death of Optimus Prime, Spike Island, Test Space, Bristol, March 1 -17, 2019
Age of Panic, White Moose Gallery, Barnstaple, April 21 – June 10, 2017
2019 The London Bronze Collection, Squire & Partners, London, May 1 – 13
2019 The First World War & its Legacy: Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience Festival, Bristol Cathedral & M-Shed, April 26 – May 31
2018 Where It Is, There It Is, Auction House, Redruth, Groundwork Programme, Sep. 1-30
2018 What Would You Do? Spike Island Open Studios 2018, May 4 – 7
2017 Royal West of England Academy 165th Annual Open, RWA, Bristol, Oct 1 – Dec 3
2017 Plymouth Contemporary 2017, Peninsula Arts & KARST, Plymouth, July 15 – Sep 2
2016 Kith and Kin, Falmouth Art Gallery & Museum, Falmouth, February 6 – April 16
2015 Broomhill National Sculpture Prize 2015, Broomhill, Devon, June 1 2015 – May 21
2014 Resilience, Goldman Sachs, London, March 10-23
2013 Neon, Neon Contemporary, Bristol, May 3 – June 4
2013 The Looking Glass @ The Looking Glass, Bristol, February 7-28
2012 No One In Dallas Really Cares About Me, Neon Contemporary, Bristol, June 16-20
2009 Hidden, Royal College of Art, London, April 16-24
2008 Misguided Souls, Heaven, London, May 25-27
2008 Seduce/Expand/Convert, Turf Gallery, London, February 1-13
2007 4 New Sensations, Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4, Old Truman Brewery, London, Oct 9-14
2007 The Great Exhibition 2007, Royal College of Art Degree Show, Hyde Park, London, June 15-28
2006 AE@SOS, Smiths of Smithfield, London, August 2-24
2006 In Site, Royal College of Art, London, March 12 – 18
2006 And Other Stories…, Royal College of Art, London, January 20 – 25
2005 The Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Jerwood Space, London & touring, Sep 13 – Oct 25
The Cornwall Workshop 2017