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Oliver Lovley SGFA BA (Hons)


Born in Lincolnshire, England.

Living and working in Nottingham, England




BP Portrait Award 2002, The National Portrait Gallery, London

ING Discerning Eye 2014, The Mall Galleries, London

SGFA Touring Centenary, Bankside Gallery, London 2019

Shortlisted for 2nd round - The BP Portrait Award 2016

Shortlisted for 2nd round Lynn Painter Stainers Prize 2015

Bankside Gallery, London - Society of Graphic Fine Art Biennial 2017

The Menier Gallery, London Draw 16 and Draw 17 with the SGFA 2016 - 2017

RK Burt Gallery, London - Paper Works exhibition with the SGFA 2015

Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol - 'Every Kind of People' Exhibition 2019

Gallery 6, Newark, Notts. - solo exhibition 'Dark Re-forming Shapes' 2017

The Royal College of Art, London - AOI Images 11 Exhibition 2003


Live Art Shows:


Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxfordshire 2014 - 2016

Childwickbury Arts Fair, St. Albans 2016, 2017 & 2018

Windsor Contemporary Art Fair 2017

Bath Art Fair, Norton St Philip, Bath 2017

Creative Reactions for Pint of Science with Nottingham University 2017 - 2019

Wirksworth Arts Festival, Derbyshire 2016

Art in the Gardens, Sheffield 2016 - 2017

Reading Contemporary Art Fair 2014

Sherwood Art Week 2013 - 2015, Nottingham

Patchings Art Festival 2012 - 2017 Nottinghamshire

Lady Bay Arts Festival 2013 - 2017 Nottingham




Dark Re-forming Shapes - published 2017

Unconscious Patterns - published 2016

500 Portraits - BP Portrait Award

first published by The National Portrait Gallery, London, 2011

AOI Images 11 published 2002

The Artist Magazine - April 2015

Nottingham Post - 2002 to 2017 (various articles)

Leftlion Magazine - Artworks 2013

Season of theatrical poster designs - The Lace Market Theatre, Nottingham 2015


Awards, Residencies & Qualifications:


Elected full member (SGFA) of The Society of Graphic Fine Art, London 2017

Donation of painting ‘Internal Walls’ to The Institute of Mental Health,

Nottingham University 2017

Appointed Fellow member of The Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University 2017

Highly commended award at Art in the Gardens, Sheffield 2016

Artist in Residence at The Malt Cross Henderson Gallery, Nottingham during 2015

Wall mural commission as Artist in Residence - The Malt Cross, Nottingham 2015

Elected associate member (ASGFA) of The Society of Graphic Fine Art, London 2014

BA (Hons) Illustration & Visual Communication - Loughborough University, 2001