Paul Housley

Born in 1964 in Stalybridge, UK. He graduated from a BA in Fine Art at Sheffield City Polytechnic in 1986, and a MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in 1995.


Recent solo exhibitions include: The Player Becomes the Game, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver (2019); Dice. Apple. Knife duo exhibition with Joel Tomlin, Sothebys, Stockholm (2018); Snooker Room, new jörg, Vienna (2017); Drumming Nude, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver (2017); Factory to Palace, Sid Motion Gallery, London (2016); Mini Bar, Farbvision, Berlin (2016); Journeys to the Interior, Belmacz, London (2015); Concrete/ Oblique, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen (2014), Studio Stories, Galleria Bianca, Palermo, They Bloom at Night, Belmacz, London, A Gentleman Abroad, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver (2013).

Recent group exhibitions include: Slow Painting, Hayward Gallery Touring, curated by Martin Herbert, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds (2019); If I Was Your Girlfriend: A Jam, Belmacz, London (2018); Another Kind of Tension, ASC Gallery, London (2018); Between Things, University of Chichester, Chichester, God & Sausages (curated by Maria Georgoula), Stoa Zerbini, Athens (2017); Awkward, Anna Zorina Gallery, NY, A Sense of Place, Simmons and Simmons, London (2017), Splinter in the Sun (three person show), Narrative Projects, London (2016); Grit: 11 Painters, Mercer Chance, London (2016); The Abject Object, Wimbledon Space, University of the Arts, London (2016); Foule Parlement, Rye Creative Centre, Rye (2015); A Bestiary, Turf Projects, London (2015); Hunted Projects, Works on Paper, Gast Atelier LEO XIII, Tilburg, Ground (two person show), Attic, Nottingham, (2015); TOWER, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver (2014); Fourth Drawer Down at Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (2014), Gen x, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, San Marino (2013); Lions on Water, Belmacz, London (2013); She Awoke with a Jerk, Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY (2010).


Paul lives and works in London.


  • Four Axes

    Paul Housley

    Four Axes, 2018

    oil on board
    30 × 30cm

  • Paul Housley


    pen on paper
    21 × 15cm

  • Punch Drunk

    Paul Housley

    Punch Drunk, 2017

    oil on canvas
    24.5 × 18cm

  • Four Skulls

    Paul Housley

    Four Skulls, 2013

    oil crayon on coloured paper
    21 × 30cm

  • Drumming for the greys of Manet

    Paul Housley

    Drumming for the greys of Manet, 2017

    oil on board
    20.5 × 17.5cm

  • Lord of experience

    Paul Housley

    Lord of experience, 2013

    30 × 25 × 33cm

  • Painter's Heart

    Paul Housley

    Painter's Heart, 2014

    oil on canvas
    45 × 54cm

  • Humbug Beerbulb

    Paul Housley

    Humbug Beerbulb, 2015

    oil on canvas
    40.5 × 30cm

  • Key Bunch

    Paul Housley

    Key Bunch, 2014

    acrylic and ink on paper
    42 × 29.5cm

  • Foot

    Paul Housley

    Foot, 2015

    7 × 9.8 × 4.5cm


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