1948
Born, Romford, Essex
1967-71
Hornsey College of Art
1971-72
Birmingham Polytechnic
1972
Sir Whitworth Wallis Award (First prize)
1976
Arts Council Award
1979
Tolly Cobbold/Eastern Arts 2nd Exhibition, (Prizewinner)
1980
John Moores Exhibition 12 (Prizewinner)
1989
Lorne Award
1997
South Bank Banner Competition (Prizewinner)
2000-03
Research Fellow, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
2001
Fellow, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, County Mayo, Ireland
2012
Artist in Residence, Kunstgarten, Graz, Austria
Solo Exhibitions
1975
Brighton Polytechnic Gallery, Sussex
1976
Summer Show 4, Serpentine Gallery, London
1977
Playhouse Gallery, Harlow
1978
Polytechnic Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
AADW Studio, Cardiff
1979
The Round House Gallery, London
1980
Six Paintings, Front Room, London
1981
S East Gallery, London
Lisson Gallery, London
1986
LCF Gallery, London
Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff
1988
Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth
1990
John Davis Gallery, New York
Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth
Monotypes, Flowers East, London
1992
White Art Gallery, Tokyo
Works on Paper, Flowers East, London
1993
Smith-Jariwala Gallery, London
1995
White Art Gallery, Tokyo
1996
Kapil Jariwala Gallery, London
Full Moon, Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth
1998
Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen
Flowers East, London
Flowers West, Santa Monica
Galerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam
1999
Prints and Monotypes, Flowers Graphics, London
Belloc Lowndes Fine Art, Chicago
Small Paintings, Flowers East, London
2000
Short Stories and Other Prints, Flowers Graphics, London
Six Paintings: Part Two, Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth
2001
Drawings and Watercolours, Flowers East, London
Moon Dreams and Other Prints, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen
New Paintings, Flowers Central, London
2002
Spirits - Monoprints 2001, Flowers Graphics, London
New Works, Galerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam
2003
Collaboration: Trevor Sutton / Ferdinand Penker, Flowers East, London
Collaboration: Trevor Sutton / Ferdinand Penker, Courthouse Gallery , Ballycastle, County Mayo
New Paintings, Flowers, New York
2004
New Paintings, Flowers East, London
2005
Collaboration: Trevor Sutton / Ferdinand Penker, Ritter Gallery, Klagenfurt
2006
Reflex, Flowers Central, London
Reflections, Flowers Graphics, London
2007
Coloured Time, Galerie Sho, Tokyo
Mended Dreams, Flowers Graphics, London
Collaboration II: Trevor Sutton / Ferdinand Penker, Stadtgalerie, Wolfsberg
2008
Chamber Music, The Austrian Cultural Forum, London
2009
Works on Paper, Flowers, London
Chamber Music, Galerie Schütte, Essen
2010
Trevor Sutton - Paintings, Another Function Gallery, Tokyo
Paradise Circus, Flowers, Cork Street, London
2012
Chamber Music, Cajetan Gril Kunsthandel, Vienna
Rose Paintings, Kunstgarten, Graz
2013
Interior Landscape Galerie allerArt, Bludenz
2015
Light Year, sleeper, Edinburgh
Time of Day, Eagle Gallery EMH Arts, London
2017
Assembly and Image, Class Room, Coventry
Wonder Mist, Cairn, Pittenweem, Fife
Group Exhibitions
2017
An Architect’s Eye: The Peter Collymore Gift, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Synthesis , Cinnabar, San Antonio, Texas
Mémoirs - Carol Robertson + Trevor Sutton, Imprints Galerie, Crest
Mono, Flowers East, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Lifelines - Roger Ackling, Carol Robertson, Trevor Sutton, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel
Precision of Thought, SE9 Container Gallery, London
Counterpoints, Eagle Gallery EMH Arts, London
On Paper, Art Pavilion, London
2016
Imperfect Reverse, Anglia Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
Imperfect Reverse, Camberwell Project Space, London
harvest, Kunstraumlangenlois, Austria
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
The Tim Sayer Bequest, The Hepworth Wakefield
The Edge of Printing, The Keepers House, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2015
Whiteout, Eagle Gallery EMH Arts, London
Ka! Editions, Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Spendhaus, Reutlingen
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
From Centre, Loud & Western Building, London
Contemporary British Abstraction, SE9 Container Gallery, London
2014
Wash, Resort Gallery, Margate
Panel Paintings 2, Eagle Gallery, EMH Arts, London
John Moores Painting Prize 2014, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2013
No Particular Order, The Gallery, Resort Studios, Margate
Wanderer's Field, Eagle Gallery, EMH Arts, London
Postcard from my Studio, ACME Project Space, London
The Discipline of Painting, Harrington Mills Studios, Nottingham
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Imprints, Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern
2012
New Possibilities: Abstract Painting from the Seventies, The Piper Gallery, London
25 Years, Gallerie Weinberger, Copenhagen
John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
BITE: Artists Making Prints, Mall Galleries, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Art Austria, Leopold Museum, Vienna
Ha Ha What does This Represent? Standpoint Gallery, London
The Artist's Imprint, Emma Hill Fine Art Eagle Gallery, London
2011
Small is Beautiful XXIX, Flowers, London
Images from North Mayo, Courthouse Gallery, Ballycastle, County Mayo
Double Vision, Ritter Gallery, Klagenfurt
NSA Collection, Noborimachi Space of Art, Hiroshima
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
In Visible Ink, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield
2010
Small is Beautiful XXVIII, Flowers, London
one blue moment, Peter Foolen Editions, Galerie Schütte, Essen
Black + White, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Material Lightness, Flowers, London
Take Two - Trevor Sutton + Carol Robertson, Noborimachi Space of Art, Hiroshima
2009
Small is Beautiful XXVII, Flowers, London
Northern Print Biennale, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2008
Small is Beautiful XXVI, Flowers, London
New Walls from Europe, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
Constructed, Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts, UEA, Norwich
Same As It Ever Was, Chelsea Future Space, London
Same As It Ever Was, The Arts Gallery, University of the Arts, London
2007
20th Anniversary Exhibition, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen
rich & strange, Flock Gallery, UWN, Newport
New Works by Gallery Artists, Flowers Central, London
Contemporary Prints London, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Critic's Choice, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
Black & White, SE1 Gallery, London
2006
Small is Beautiful XXIV, Flowers Central, London
Contemporary Woodcuts, Flowers Graphics, London
Nine Artists, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
October Foundation, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
2005
Small is Beautiful XXIII, Flowers Central, London
Out of Ireland - Carol Robertson and Trevor Sutton, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Far from the Sea, October Foundation Projects, Kunstlerhaus Palais, Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz
Angela Flowers Gallery 35th Anniversary Exhibition, Flowers East / Flowers Central, London
2004
Small is Beautiful XXII, Flowers Central, London
Behind Door Nine, UCSB, Santa Barbara
Flowers West @ Keller & Green, Keller & Greene, Los Angeles
The Trace Edition, Hirschl Contemporary Art , London
The Lionel Phillips Collection, Aitkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset
Abstract Composition, Flowers Graphics, London
Less is More, Harrow Museum, Middlesex
2003
Ballinglen: The Artist in Rural Ireland, Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, County Mayo
Inaugural Exhibition, Flowers, New York
Meridiano de Greenwich, The Bowes Museum, County Durham
Contemporary British Art in Print, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
Relative Values, PM Gallery, London
Colourspace, APT Gallery, London
The Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art, London
Meridiano de Greenwich, Bayart, Cardiff
2002
5 Abstract Printmakers, Flowers Graphics, London
Small Is Beautiful Part XX: Voyage, Flowers East, London
Meridiano de Greenwich, The Nunnery and Flowers Central, London
Paint on Print, Flowers Graphics, London
East Two, Flowers East, London
New Art from North Mayo, Courthouse Gallery, Ballycastle, County Mayo
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Meridiano de Greenwich, Centro Cultural, Conde Duque, Madrid
2001
October Foundation, Galerie Stadpark, Krems, Austria
Chelsea Showcase Part 1, The London Institute Gallery Millbank, London
Flowers Graphics, Flowers Central, London
British Abstract Painting, Flowers East, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
A Still Life, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
New Publications, Flowers Graphics, London
2000
ArtFutures, Barbican Centre, London
Small Is Beautiful - Self Portraits, Flowers East, London
Flowers One, Flowers Central, London
Mondiale Echo's, Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort
5 British Abstract Artists, Flowers West, Santa Monica
In a Marine Light, The Customs House Gallery, South Shields
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Give and Take, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston and subsequent tour in 2000
Angela Flowers Gallery 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Flowers East, London
1999
The Print Show, Flowers Graphics, London
Small is Beautiful, Part 1: Abstract, Flowers West, Santa Monica
Small is Beautiful, Part XVII: Millennium, Flowers East, London
ArtFutures, Royal Festival Hall, London
New Publications, Flowers Graphics, London
Trevor Sutton and Stephen Chambers, Coexistence, London
Ten New Abstract Paintings, Flowers East, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
1998
The Print Show, Flowers Graphics, London
Small is Beautiful Part XVI: Music, Flowers East, London
Angela Flowers Gallery at Riverside Studios, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
1997
The Print Show, Flowers Graphics, London
Colour Way, South Bank, London
DOKU, Kunstlerhaus, Dortmund
New Abstract Paintings, Flowers East at Riverside Studios, London
Ark, Open Hand Open Space, Reading
1996
Ten Years After, Kapil Jariwala Gallery, London
The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
British Abstract Art Part 3: Works on Paper, Flowers East and Flowers East at London Fields, London
New Paintings, Flowers East, London
Cross Currents, Concourse Gallery, Barbican Centre, London
East International, Norwich Gallery, Norfolk
Hard-Edge, Reed's Wharf Gallery, London
Contemporary Prints, White Art Gallery, Tokyo
1995
Ka! Editions, The Eagle Gallery, London
Summer Show, White Art Gallery, Tokyo
Taking Form, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Flowers East at London Fields, London
Tampons d'Artiste, Musee de la Poste, Paris
1994
Contemporary Miniatures, The Blue Gallery, London
Conditions of Life, White Art Gallery, Tokyo
Small is Beautiful Part XII: Night and Day, Flowers East at London Fields, London
Colin Nicholas, Trevor Sutton, Norwich Gallery, Norfolk
Shaped Paintings: Painted Shapes, Kunstlerhaus, Dortmund; Kapil Jariwala Gallery, London
British Abstract Art Part 1: Painting, Flowers East and Flowers East at London Fields, London
The Summer Show, Smith-Jariwala Gallery, London
Noel Forster, Jack Smith, Trevor Sutton, Flowers East at London Fields, London
Contemporary Prints, Tate Gallery, London
1993
Small is Beautiful Part XI: Homages, Flowers East, London
Black and White, Flowers East, London
John Moores 18, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Abstraction, Stanstell Gallery, Somerset
Multum in Parvo, Wingfield Arts, Suffolk
East, Norwich Gallery, Norfolk and subsequent tour 1993-94
Contemporary Prints: 10 Years of Acquisitions, Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Square, Smith-Jariwala Gallery, London
1992
Imprints, Galerie Lydie Rekow, Crest
Contemporary Art Society Market, Smiths Galleries, London
Solstice, Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth
Artist's Choice, Flowers East, London
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1991
Small is Beautiful Part IX: Abstract, Flowers East, London
1990
The Year in Review 1989, Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Artists in the Abstract, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina
1989
Summer Exhibition, John Davis Gallery, New York
Five New Painters, John Davis Gallery, New York
1988
Robinson Road Open Studios, London
1987
The Great Kite Show, Cafe Gallery, London
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1986
Contemporary Art Society Market, Smiths Galleries, London
Original Postcards, Swansea Arts Workshop, Wales
1985
Contemporary Art Society Market, Smiths Galleries, London
The Last Wapping Show, London
Selected Works, Chelsea School of Art, London
1984
Industrial Sponsors, Warwick Arts Trust, London
Metropolitan Gallery, London
The University of East Anglia Collection, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
1983
Tongue and Groove, Coracle Press, London and subsequent tour 1983-84
Nine Artists from Wapping, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull and subsequent tour 1983-84
1982
John Moores 13, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Small Works V, Polytechnic Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Contemporary Choice, Serpentine Gallery, London
Workshop F, Chelsea School of Art, London
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France
Four English Painters, Gemeinde-Galerie, Switzerland
Wapping Artists, London
Recent Acquisitions/ACGB, National Theatre, London
1981
Through the Summer, Lisson Gallery, London
Wapping Artists, London
New Works of Contemporary Art and Music, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Orchard Gallery, Londonderry
1980
John Moores 12, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Eight + Eight, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1979
Style in the Seventies, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol and subsequent tour 1979-80
Tolly Cobbold, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and subsequent tour 1979-80
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1978
Via Birmingham, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Certain Traditions, Edmonton Art Gallery, Canada and subsequent tour 1978-79
The Square and the Circle, House Gallery, London
1975
29 Salon des Realities Nouvelles, Paris
1974
Open Studios, SPACE, London
1973
Gallery 273, Queen Mary College, London
1972
Platform 72, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
Seven Painters, City Art Gallery, Birmingham
Jacob's Ladder Gallery, Washington DC
Public and Corporate Collections
Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland
Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, USA
Artotheque de la Ville d'Annecy, France
Artotheque de Limousin, France
Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Ballinglen Archive, County Mayo, Ireland
British Council, London
British Land, London
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA
Contemporary Art Society, London
Deutsche Bank AG, London
Ernst & Young, London
Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge
Goldman Sachs International, London
Government Art Collection, London
Kasser Foundation, Montclair, New Jersey, USA
NSA Collection, Noborimachi Space of Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Merrill Lynch International Bank, London
Santa Barbara City College, USA
Stichting Ecliptica, The Netherlands
Stichting Mondriaanhuis, The Netherlands
Tate Gallery, London
Unilever Plc, London
University of East Anglia
University Hospital, Birmingham
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
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