Exhibition: 'Summer Exhibition' at the Royal Academy, London

05 Oct 2020

For the first time in history, the Summer Exhibition will fall in winter. But at the RA, summer is a state of mind, not a time of year. Discover a myriad of works by household names and emerging artists inside our joyous festival of art.

252 years ago, a group of artists made it their mission to form an annual exhibition to support artists and architects, by showcasing art of the moment to the nation. The Summer Exhibition has run uninterrupted ever since: a backdrop to famous artistic rivalries of the past and now a fixture of the summer calendar for art seekers, year after year.

Coordinated by artistic duo Jane and Louise Wilson RA, this autumn is set to be just as uplifting – you are sure to see art you love, art you hate, and art that puts a smile on your face. You might even find art to take home.

Gallery VIII: This year David Remfry RA has selected works that he felt had an element of joy, a large part of why there are so many stunning portraits in Gallery VIII. Keep an eye out for RA Schools students Sofia Clausse and Agnieszka Szczotka, a deceased rodent called Pierre and Anne Desmet RA’s Wood Engraver’s Tower, made especially for the centenary year of the Society of Wood Engravers.

6 October 2020 — 3 January 2021

Burlington House
London W1J 0BD

Exhibition: 'The World of Frida', CA Center for the Arts, Escondido, California

18 Sep 2020

2020      CA Center for the Arts, Escondido, California
2021      Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama
2021      International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen, Texas 
2021      R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, Louisiana
2022      Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York

The World of Frida celebrates the culture, style, and persona of visionary painter Frida Kahlo, an artist who continues to inspire with her story of love, adventure, and pain. Featuring 95 national and international artists working in a wide array of media, the exhibition includes Frida Kahlo as the subject, as well as artworks inspired by her life and art, her beautiful garden, Mexican culture and fashion, vibrant colors, surrealism, and more.

Press: Harper's Bazaar

30 Jun 2020

Painting and text featured in 'The Power of Creativity' in the following magazines:

Harper's Bazaar, UK, July 2020
Harper's Bazaar, Japan, September 2020
Harper's Bazaar, Korea, October 2020

Inspired by adversity and crafted in isolation, a rich portfolio of luminous, uplifting original works by our favourite artists, designers and writers

Press: Flow Magazine

31 Aug 2019

Several paintings featured in interview with Flow Magazine, September 2019

Painting acquired by Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, USA

10 Dec 2019

A painting of Marilyn Monroe, from the series 'All the Presidents' Girls', has been acquired by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, in the US.

Painting of Louise Brooks featured on front cover of novel by Joey Goebel

26 Feb 2019

Annie's painting of Louise Brooks is featured on the front cover of Joey Goebel's latest novel, 'Irgendwann wird es gut' ('At Some Point, Everything Will Be Fine').  Joey Goebel (born 2 September 1980) is an American author whose work centers around the peculiarities of culture in Middle America. He was raised in Henderson, Kentucky, a small town on the Ohio River across from Evansville, Indiana. Goebel's books have been published in over ten languages and have found their largest audience in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Exhibition and auction: Multicolour by Migrate Art

19 Mar 2019

Featuring brand new works from:


Anish Kapoor / Annie Kevans / Annie Morris / Chantal Joffe / Conor Harrington / Conrad Shawcross / Edmund De Waal / Gary Hume / Idris Khan / Jeremy Deller / Jonathan Yeo / Keith Coventry / Kevin Francis Gray / Mark Wallinger / Maggi Hambling / Michael Craig-Martin / Nari Ward / Pejac / Paola Pivi / Rachel Whiteread / Raqib Shaw / Richard Deacon / Richard Woods / Robert Montgomery / Ron Arad / Sara Shamma / Sean Scully / Swoon / The Connor Brothers / Zhang Huan / Yahon Chang

A new exhibition and auction fundraising to support those affected by the global refugee crisis. Some of the most significant names in contemporary art will create works using pencils and crayons salvaged from the Calais Jungle refugee camp, formerly home to a community of approximately 10,000 refugees, demolished in 2016.


Cork Street Galleries, 9 Cork Street, London, W1S 3LL

20 - 31 March 2019


Phillips, 30 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6EX

Sale: Thursday 11th April, 2pm

On View: 4th- 10th April, 10am- 6pm, Monday- Sunday

Panel Discussion: Bazaar Art Week - Where Are The Women Artists?

04 Oct 2018

Friday 5 October 10:00-11:30: Where Are The Women Artists?

Join Kate Bryan, Soho House’s head of global collections, as she hosts a panel of established and emerging artists – Susan Hiller, Annie Kevans and Sarah Maple – for a lively discussion at 40 Greek Street. Bryan will also introduce guests to the art she has commissioned for the House. Breakfast will be included. For more information and to view our full programme visit www.bazaarartweek.co.uk. For any enquiries please email bazaar.events@hearst.co.uk

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Inclusion in Book: 'Madam and Eve: Women Portraying Women' by Liz Ridea & Kathleen Soriano

16 Apr 2018

How do women paint or photograph each other? How do they represent each other in performance or sculpture? As mothers or heroines? With tenderness, aggression or respect? Madam & Eve explores the female gaze as it focuses on other women.

The authors – an artist and a curator – investigate the work of over 200 artists, ranging from the well-established to the lesser known. A historical introduction sets up the artistic and cultural context for the rest of the book, which focuses on art since the 1970s and covers the universal themes of the body, life, death, stories, and icons.

The result is an amazing parade of artworks: eye-catching, poignant, powerful, political, idiosyncratic, playful, awkward, passionate, sexy, and positive. It is also an eloquent examination of the impact that the feminist movement has had on contemporary art.

Buy from Barnes & Noble here

Buy on Amazon here

Inclusion in Book: 'A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women)', Profiles of Unstoppable Female Artists by Danielle Krysa

19 Oct 2018

Celebrate 45 women artists, and gain inspiration for your own practice, this beautiful exploration of contemporary creators from the founder of The Jealous Curator.

On sale 2nd of October 2018
Pre-order here from Barnes & Noble, US
Published by Running Press, US

Royal Academy 250th Summer Exhibition

11 Jun 2018

Everything you’ll see at the Summer Exhibition represents what is happening in the art world right now. New and recent art created by everyone from emerging artists to the biggest names in contemporary art and architecture. Now in its 250th year, the Summer Exhibition continues in the tradition of showcasing a variety of work in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film. This must-see exhibition is a unique window onto all areas of the contemporary art world.

12 June - 19 August

Burlington House



London W1J 0BD

The World of Frida, Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts

07 Jul 2018

This summer the Bedford Gallery celebrates the culture, style, and persona of visionary painter Frida Kahlo, an artist who continues to inspire with her story of love, adventure, and pain.

8 July - 16 September 2018

Bedford Gallery

Lesher Center for the Arts

1601 Civic Dr.

Walnut Creek


CA 94596 925/295-1417

Commission of 20 works for Annabel's Private Club

08 Apr 2018

This series features 20 paintings on wood panels depicting some of the club's favourite members, from entertainers to power players in fashion and art.  The paintings are of Anna Wintour, Astrid Harbord, Cara Delevingne, Charlotte Tilbury, Damien Hirst, Daphne Guinness, Derek Blasberg, Eddie Redmayne, Eugenie Niarchos, Grace Jones, Hikari Yokoyama, HRH Princess Beatrice, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, Mario Testino, Naomi Campbell, Noor Fares, Richard Caring, Sienna Miller, Tom Ford.

Vogue & Marni Collaboration

30 Jun 2017

To mark Vogue’s one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary this year, Vogue (US) asked a number of artists “What is beauty?”. The idea was to have them make images they could reproduce to raise money for the HIV/AIDS charities God’s Love We Deliver and Born Free (one American, one African). Ten artists were chosen and the always-creative fashion house Marni agreed to collaborate by using the artworks on limited-edition tote bags and T-shirts.


The artists:

John Baldessari

Maurizio Cattelan

Francesco Clemente

Genieve Figgis

Shara Hughes

Annie Kevans

Ragnar Kjartansson

Julie Mehretu

Beatriz Milhazes

Dana Schutz

'Annie Kevans' at the Fine Art Society

02 Oct 2017

This exhibition presents a selection of work from several series including The History of Art, Wampas Baby Stars, and The Muses of Jean Paul Gaultier. Kevans has always found a new way of presenting figures from the past, both the famous and the marginalised. Kevans imbues her subjects with a tangible humanity and sensuality.

3 - 25 October 2017

The Fine Art Society

148 New Bond Street
London W1S 2JT

'Love is Love by Jean Paul Gaultier', Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

26 May 2017

As a fitting conclusion to the phenomenal world tour by The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, seen by two million visitors in twelve cities from 2011 to 2016, the MMFA is presenting a surprise return by Jean Paul Gaultier. Since the designer has described this record-breaking tour as his “biggest fashion show,” the MMFA is wrapping it up in style, just like Gaultier would do in a fashion show, with the final bouquet: wedding gowns. Featuring some thirty creations – several of which are being displayed for the first time – this celebration of marriage brings together straight, gay, intercultural and interracial unions to celebrate love and diversity.

The exhibition is produced by the MMFA, in collaboration with Maison Jean Paul Gaultier.

27 May - 9 October

'REPORTRAIT', Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery

26 May 2017

The portrait has continued to be one of the most recognised, revisited, and arguably the most celebrated art forms throughout history. Exclusive to Nottingham Castle, this exhibition demonstrates how classical and traditional figurative portraiture continues to inspire artists today, and remains relevant within contemporary artistic discourse. Reportrait presents thirteen artists who have reimagined historical sources, altered or disrupted typical notions of how the portrait is defined, or used an image or reproduction as a starting point to create something new. Consisting of new commissions made in direct response to Nottingham City Museums & Galleries collections, alongside loans, and works straight from the artist’s studios, the exhibition showcases painting, photography, installation, digital art, sculpture, video and drawing, many of which have never been seen in public before.

Exhibiting Artists:  
Annie Kevans, Antony Micallef, Glenn Brown, Jake Wood-Evans, James E Smith, Jasleen Kaur, Julie Cockburn, Maisie Broadhead, Matthieu Leger, Samin Ahmadzadeh, Sasha Bowles, Philip Gurrey and Paul Stephenson

27 May - 10 September 2017

'Women Artists: Power and Presence', The Otter Gallery

16 Feb 2017

This major exhibition showcases selected work by women artists from the complementary collections held by the University of Chichester and Swindon Museum and Art Gallery and also features significant loans from private collections across the country. It includes work by Eileen Agar, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Vanessa Bell, Sandra Blow, Prunella Clough, Mary Fedden, Gluck, Maggi Hambling, Gwen John, Alice Kettle, Mali Morris and Lucie Rie, and celebrates their varied contributions to the spirit and practice of British Art.

The Otter Gallery is an accredited museum

'Women Artists - A Conversation', Fine Art Society, London

05 Feb 2017

The Fine Art Society is pleased to announce a major group exhibition of contemporary women artists. Featuring works in a diverse range of mediums, styles and genres, the exhibition represents a cross-section of the work produced by women today.


The show coincides with - and responds to - The Fine Art Society's sixth exhibition of the artist Gluck (1895-1978). A radical artist of her day, Gluck wanted to be recognised for her art and not for her gender. She adopted men's clothing, cropped her hair short and insisted on being addressed as Gluck: "no prefix, suffix or quote".


For Women Artists: A Conversation, twelve contemporary artists have been invited to respond to Gluck's legacy with their own original works. In the spirit of Gluck's fiercely guarded sense of individuality, the exhibition presents a selection of domestic, functional, private, abstract, descriptive, discursive and decorative works, intending to show that there is no single standard for what we consider a 'woman' artist and questioning the significance of staging an all-women show in 2017. Participating artists include Phoebe Boswell, Eileen Cooper RA, Jennifer Durrant RA, Vanessa Jackson RA, Annie Kevans, Susie MacMurray, Annie Morris, Ishbel Myerscough, Cathie Pilkington RA, Geraldine Swayne, Bettina von Zwehl, and Caroline Walker.

6 - 28 February

Solo Exhibition at Danziger Gallery, New York

03 Nov 2016


3 November - 13 January

Danziger Gallery is pleased to present our first show of works by the acclaimed British painter Annie Kevans. Known for the originality of her ideas as well as the deftness and beauty of her brushstrokes, since 2004 Kevans has created multiple series of portraits with provocative historical, social, or political concepts.

Our exhibition’s main focus is "The History of Art” - portraits of 20 women artists, either renowned in their time but now largely forgotten, or who came to be known via their association with male artists. Responding to the one-sidedness of art history, Kevans sees a person’s historical significance diminished without putting a face to a name. Her portraits seek to rectify that.

Complimenting this is a new group of paintings of male artists who incorporated drag into their self-portraiture, along with selections from four other series.

95 RIVINGTON STREET NEW YORK NY 10002 TEL: 212 629 6778

The Collective, House of St Barnabas, London

07 Oct 2016

The Collective, a contemporary art programme, consists of rotating exhibitions and a permanent collection.

Through The House of St Barnabas’ spirit of collaboration and commitment to nurturing talent, the organisation invites artists, galleries and curators to either permanently donate or loan works to the club.  It shows a range of work, including pieces by Damien Hirst, The Chapman Brothers, Tracey Emin, Roxy Walsh and Tom Gallant.

The House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, Soho Square, London W1D 4NQ, UK

Exhibition: 'Fifteen Minutes', Cornell Art Museum, Florida

21 Sep 2016

Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square presents a new exhibition that focuses on the idea of fame and different ways it can be interpreted through artwork. Andy Warhol once stated, “everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” hence the title of this exhibit.

Fifteen Minutes is a group show of works that express the idea of fame and works by artists who have become celebrities themselves.  Exhibition includes contemporary works shown in galleries and museums worldwide.

Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444, USA

Exhibition: 'ICON'

09 Sep 2016

Participating artists;


"A portrait of Linor Abargil—former Miss World winner from Israel. She was raped a few weeks before winning the title in 1998, subsequently she became and remains a global campaigner against sexual violence. Now retrained as a lawyer, she is deeply religious and is only seen in headscarves and long clothes. A documentary about her was made called ‘Brave Miss World’ (by a team of women), which won numerous awards around the world. I think Linor Abargil makes a fascinating subject because of her transformation from beauty queen icon to feminist icon, from model to activist, from bikinis to headscarves." Annie Kevans

Candida Stevens Fine Art, 12 Northgate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1BA, UK

'Annie Kevans: Selected Portraits', Fine Art Society, Edinburgh

13 Jul 2016

The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh is pleased to present 'Annie Kevans: Selected Portraits', running from 14 July to 3 September. This exhibition marks the first time that Kevans’ work has been exhibited in Scotland. Works from Kevans' series The Muses of Jean Paul Gaultier will be available to purchase for the first time, having previously been on display at the Barbican Art Gallery, Le Grand Palais, and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Book Cover: The Blue Line by Ingrid Betancourt

28 Jan 2016

Ingrid Betancourt's new novel is out now, featuring one of Annie Kevans' paintings on the cover

Groucho Club Book

28 Jan 2016

Two paintings by Annie Kevans are featured in the Groucho Club book which celebrates 30 years

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