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Born 1971, London, England

Studied at Middlesex Polytechnic and Winchester School of Art

Lives and works in Lewes and London

Education & Residencies:

Florence Trust Studios, London: residency 1994-96

Winchester School Of Art: BA (HONS) Degree 1990-93

Middlesex Polytechnic, London: Foundation Diploma 1989-90


Solo Exhibitions:

‘Oneironautics’, Coleman Project Space, London 2022

'Start Of / End Of', Star Brewery Gallery, Lewes 2020

'A Year Of Drawings', Stable Gallery, Lewes 2019

'Any News Of Belgium', Stable Gallery, Lewes 2018

‘New Paintings’, Paddock Road, Lewes 2016

'Martin Gayford', Hop Gallery, Lewes 2009

'Young Love', HQ Gallery, Lewes 2006

‘Linen Paintings’, Fawe Street Studios, London 1999

'Martin Gayford - New Paintings', The Conductor’s Hallway, London 1996

'Stencil Paintings', Florence Trust, London 1995


Selected Group Exhibitions:

TBC, ASC Gallery, London 2022

'Seeing With The Lights Out', Terrace Gallery, London 2022

'From Life', Coleman Project Space, London 2020

‘To Paint The Gloom Itself’, Terrace Gallery, London 2020

‘Six Days In December’, Thames Side Studios, London 2019

‘States Of Disruption’, MIR Project Space, London 2019

‘Modern Finance’, Thames Side Studios, London 2019

‘Inventory of Behaviours’, Tate Modern, London 2018

‘This Year’s Model’, Studio 1.1, London 2017

‘Sluice’, OXO Tower Wharf, London 2016

‘This Year’s Model’, Studio 1.1, London 2014

‘The Juddykes’, John Jones, London 2008

'Art Car Boot Sale', The Conductor’s Hallway, London 2002

'Hay-Pax / K-Pax', Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London 1998

'Florence Trust Open', The Florence Trust, London 1996

'No Turkeys', Raw Gallery, London 1995

'John Jones Open', John Jones, London 1995

'Whitechapel Open', The Whitechapel Gallery, London 1994

'English Graduates', Galerie IF, Berlin 1994


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I Am Quite Excited To Spend The Evening With You, 2014
Ink on Paper, 49 x 59 cm
I Forgot To Tell You, I Really Enjoyed That Sandwich
Spiralbound / Susakpress 2015
Paperbound, 134 pages
Excuseer Me Dat Ik Jullie Even Stoor
(Sorry To Interrupt Your Peace)
Dopple Press 2018
Paperbound, 64 pages
On The Trail, 1994
(Oil and acrylic on paper and canvas, 130 x 160 cm)
Part of the Whitechapel Open 1995
Street Level, 2021
Oil on canvas, 65 x 85 cm
Study for a large painting 
No title, 1992
Acrylic on canvas, 65" x 48"
 © Martin Gayford 2021
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