Born 1967 Cambridge, England
Lives and works in London


1989-91 Royal College of Art, Fine Art Printmaking, MA
1988 MS University Faculty of Fine Arts, Abroad, India
1985-89 Liverpool School of Art, Graphic Design BA Hons, First Class

Selected solo exhibitions

Standing Under Adam Baumgold Gallery New York
Donald Parsnips Daily Journal, Maroondah Art Gallery, Melbourne
The Guild of Neologists, C.A.S commission
Reading Children ’s Police Force, Reading Public Art Commission
Bureau for the Investigation of the Subliminal Image,
Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York
The People Who Live on the Plank, Touring to The Drawing Room, London
Mead Gallery Warwick, The Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool.
Your Tomorrow Better (Call Now), Adam Baumgold Gallery New York
The People Who Live on the Plank, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris
Archive de Parsnips, Galerie Brighi, Paris
Dant ’s Maps, Map Gallery, London
The Institute of Coincidence, Hayward Gallery London
Total Liquidation, Galerie Brighi London
Academy for the Improvement of the French Language, Galerie Brighi, Paris
1000 Sung Artworks, Levis Gallery, Regents St, London

Selected group exhibitions

Only Make Believe, Compton Verney, Oxfordshire
British Art, Laden Fur Nichts, Lepzig
Voodoo Shit, Hales Gallery, London
John Moores Painting Prize, The Walker, Liverpool
Independence, South London Art Gallery
Tirana Biennale Museum of Modern Art, Tirana, Albania
Ganzfeld, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York
The Map is not the Territory, England and Co London
Vernacular Inscriptions, University of Calgary, Canada
Funny, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London
Century City, Tate Modern, London
Out of Line, Arts Council Touring Exhibition
Pertes & Profits, CNEAI, Chatou, France
Nervous Kingdom, Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool
Diary, Cornerhouse, Manchester
Indoor, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Lyon
Surfacing, ICA, London
Relics of the A to Z, Atlas Press London
Sampling, Ronald Feldman, New York
Dessin, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris
Comic, Oldham City Art Gallery
Loisirs, Glassbox, Paris
Host, Tramway, Glasgow
Kind of English, Die Box, Berlin
Life Live, Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris
Centro Culturel, Belem, Lisbon
New British Drawing, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
Questioning Office of Art, Tate Gallery, St Ives
Printers Inc, Arts Council Touring Exhibition
Picture Stories, Victoria Miro, London , 1996-98
Owner and Curator of numerous exhibitions at Gallerette London, 1995-00
Publication and Distribution Internationally of Donald Parsnips Daily Journal


Drawing Black Dog Press 2006
Situations Black Dog Press 2004
The Ganzfeld 2003 & 2005
Tirana Biennale 2003 Catalogue
The People Who Live On The Plank Drawing Room Editions 2004
The London Art Gang Register Commission Art Review May 2004
Commissioned Artist for Tate Magazine Winter 2001/ 02
Opuscules London Institute of Pataphysics 2003
Weekly Column for The Independent on Sunday 2000 / 02
Regular Column for untitled Art Newspaper 1995/ 02
A to Z for the Effective Use of Your City Atlas Press 1999
Diary Cornerhouse Publications 2000
Indoor Edizioni Charta 1999
Lexicon de 1000 Paroles Nouveux Galerie Brighi Paris 1997
Substitude Ridiculousification and the Art of Donald Parsnips Gallerette 1996

Awards and scholarships

Jerwood Drawing Prize First Prize 1993-94
Eremo di S.Caterina Isola d’Elba Italy Residency 1992-93
British School at Rome Rome Scholar in Printmaking 1991
Cite International des Arts Paris Studio Award 1991
Hochschule die Kunste Berlin Erasmus Scholarship Collections
Victoria and Albert Museum Museum of London
Arts Council of England Collection Penguin Books Collection
Musee d’Art Contemporain Lyon BP Amoco Collection
Museum of Modern Art New York HRH Prince of Wales
Government Art Collection Middlesborough Art Gallery
Numerous Other Public and Private Collections