Born Chatham (Kent), GB, 1959
1980–82 St. Martin’s School of Art, London, GB lives in Chatham and works in Whitstable, Kent, GB
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Billy Childish in Print (A Survey), Rochester Art Gallery, Kent, United Kingdom
the house at grass valley, Carl FreedmanGallery, London, United Kingdom
Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Frankfurt, Germany
Billy Childish at cactus garden, Galleria Paolo Curti/Annamaria Gambuzzi & Co., Milan, Italy
flowers, nudes, and birch trees, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
at segantini’s hut, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, German
Pushkin House, London, United Kingdom
edge of the forest, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Hong Kong, China
darkness was here yesterday, Carl Freedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom
all apparent achievements and misdemeanours are non defining, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
paintings that change the universe like digging in the gutter with a broken lolly stick, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
Animal Totems, Lying Poets, and Other Mundane Renditions in Paint, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Frozen estuary and Other Paintings of the Divine Ordinary, Part II, Hoxton Arches, London, GB
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, London, UK
Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
The Gallery: No.I, The Smithery, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham (Kent),
GB Strange Bravery, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, KR
Billy Childish, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA
Works on paper, L-13 Light Industrial Workshop and Private Ladies and Gentlemen's Club for Art, Leisure and the Disruptive Betterment of Culture, London, GB
the soft ashes of berlin snowing on hans fallada's nose, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
I am their damaged megaphone, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, DE Art|Basel 41, Basel, CH
Bomb grammar/writings, editions, ideas, Maison de la Poesie, Basel, CH Unknowable but Certain, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, London, GB
Billy Childish, White Columns, New York, USA
High Atlas, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Christ Church University, Canterbury, GB
I Fill All Of Your Dreams, The Aquarium L-13, Clerkenwell, London, GB
Metropole Arts Centre, The Leas, Folkstone (Kent), GB
Artist of the Day, Flowers East, London, GB (chosen by Tracey Emin)
Billy Childish. Big hart and balls, Cubitt Gallery, London, GB
Billy Childish in collaboration with Hangman Publications, Cubitt Gallery, London, GB
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Sweet Sixteen, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
Paintings Sweet Paintings, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
Our Friend Larionov, Pushkin House, London, United Kingdom
St. Moritz Art Masters, French Church, St. Moritz, Switzerland
I Followed You into the Water, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
On Shuffle, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA
A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, DE
Polemically Small, curated by Edward Lucie-Smith, Charlie Smith, London, GB
Multiple Choice, Cubitt Gallery, London, GB
Mathieson, Frankie. “Billy Childish on Creativity,” AnOther Magazine, 21 August.
Lam, Apple. “Dots and dashes,” The Standard HK, 2 May.
McHugh, Fionnuala. “Billy the kid,” South China Morning Post, 6 April, p. 26 – 28.
Sharp, Rob. “REVIEW: Billy Childish, ‘Darkness Was Here Yesterday,’” ArtInfo, 20 September.
Dineen, Norah. “What’s left behind, what’s still working well & methods of transcendence: an interview with Billy Childish,” ARTslant, 24 April.
Massara, Kathleen. “Billy Childish Interview on Stuckism, Humor and Moustaches,” The Huffington Post, 8 April.
Martinez, Alanna. “One-Line Reviews: Pithy take on Gordon Matta-Clark, Elliott Hundley, and More,” ArtInfo, 5 April.
Diamond, Jason. “The Art of Billy Childish,” Flavorwire, 4 April.
Russeth, Andrew, Michael Miller and Dan Duray. “9 Things to do in NY’s Art World Before April 1,” GalleristNY, 26 March.
“Billy Childish: I’ve upset Kylie and Jack White and my name’s in Tracey Emin’s tent,” Metro UK, 11 March.
da Silva, Jose. “Interview with Billy Childish,” The White Review, 10 March
Billy Childish. Strange Bravery. Exh. cat. Seoul: Gallery Hyundai, 2012. Frozen Estuary and Other Paintings of the Divine Ordinary. Exh. cat. Chatam (Kent): The Gallery: No.1, The Smithery, The Historic Dockyard, and Clerkenwell:
The soft ashes of Berlin snowing on Hans Fallada's nose. Paintings by Billy Childish 2010. Exh. cat. Berlin: neugerriemschneider, 2010. Billy Childish. I am their damaged megaphone. Exh. cat. Berlin: neugerriemschneider, 2010.
Brown, Neal. Billy Childish. A Short Study. London: The Aquarium, 2008.
Childish, Billy. Thoughts of a Hangman. London: The Aquarium, 2006.
Childish, Billy. Childish. Paintings of a Backwater Visionary. London: The Aquarium, 2005.Katherine Bernhardt, Sarah Braman, Bjorn Copeland, Billy Childish, Julia Dault, Kim Fisher, Morgan Fisher, Karin Gulbran, Mark Hagen, Thomas Helbig, Sean Landers, JP Munro, Seb Patane, Jon Pylypchuk, David Von Schlegell, Eric Wesley, Pae White, Thomas Zipp - Sweet Sixteen
May 2 to May 30, 2015 Billy Childish - Billy Childish, Animal Totems, Lying Poets and Other Mundane Renditions in Paint
Feb 23 to Mar 30, 2013
- Private Area