5 Things You Didn't Know About Me
- I used to be a doorman so I could see bands for free
- I have a genuine addiction to lentils
- My forth toe is huge in comparison to my others
- I smuggled a chili pepper into primary school and all the kids got it in their eyes
- I have a phobia of pigeons
Stuart Semple is a British artist curator and activist.
Born in Dorset in 1980, Stuart Semple became an artist after a traumatic near death experience at the age of 19 whilst studying Fine Art at Breton Hall in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Stuart Semple has enjoyed a successful artistic career spanning 13 years with over 15 international solo exhibitions, 40 group shows, major public art projects alongside numerous art fairs and biennials.
Stuart Semple has held critically and commercially successful solo shows in New York, Italy and Hong Kong.
His works have also been included in significant international group exhibitions and charity projects at galleries worldwide including the ICA, Victoria Miro, The Goss-Michel Foundation, Sotheby's, Sammlung Fide, The Fine Art Society and the Museum of Art and Design, NYC.
Stuart is an ambassador for the mental health charity Mind, and for the Design & Artists Copyright Society (DACS) through which he lobby's for artists rights.
Stuart Semple is a regular collaborator with luxury Italian fashion house Moncler, who house significant paintings of his in their flagship boutiques in NYC, LA, Miami & Tokyo.
His works have been featured across the media in The Guardian, Time Out, Independent, Observer, BBC news, i-D, Blue Peter, Tattler, Esquire, Italian Vogue, Elle, Dazed & Confused, Evening Standard, The Metro, Harpers, The Sunday Times, South China Morning Post and many more.
Stuart Semple's work can be found in major international collections including The Getty, David Roberts, Niarchos and Langen Foundations, and celebrity collections including Noel Gallagher, Sienna Miller, Debbie Harry and others.