'To experience a painting is, in a literal sense, to access that which lies behind the appearance of things'


Solo Exhibitions

2017 Tom Palin: Small Works. Gallery on the Green, Settle
2016 Tom Palin: The Tent. The Spotlight Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax
2012 Against the Grain. According to McGee, York
2011 The Big Country: Works on Paper. Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool
2011 Tom Palin: Recent Paintings. York College, York
2010 Tom Palin. Leeds College of Art, Blenheim Walk, Leeds
2010 In Two Minds. Ashton Art Gallery, Ashton-Under-Lyne
2008 A Room with a View 2. View Two Gallery, Liverpool
2005 Between Then and Now. Dean Clough, Halifax
2004 A Room with a View. The Atkinson Gallery, Southport
2002 Pride of Place: A Painter’s Perspective. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Three100. No Format Gallery, Depford, London
2017 Reality Removed. World of Glass, St Helens
2016 Pleasure Islands. 3Space, Manchester.
2016 RA Summer Exhibition. Burlington House, London 
2016 Pleasure Islands. ArtWorks Atelier, Salford
2016 The Wirral Open. Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead
2016 The Lynne-Painter Stainers Prize. Mall Galleries, London
2015 RA Summer Exhibition. Burlington House, London
2014 Still. Studio 24, Leeds
2014 Housing the Homeless. Hiscox Art Cafe, London
2013 New Perspectives in Painting. The Studios Gallery, New Mills, Derbyshire
2013 The Marmite Prize for Painting IV. Drawing Room, The Tannery, London
2013 The Marmite Prize for Painting IV. Plymouth College of Art
2013 The Marmite Prize for Painting IV. Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
2013 The Marmite Prize for Painting IV. Mackintosh Museum, GSA
2012 The Marmite Prize for Painting IV. Central Art Gallery, Ashton-Under-Lyne
2012 Local Imagination. Leeds College of Art. Vernon Street, Leeds
2012 Wirral Society of Arts 6th National Open. Williamson Art Gallery 
2012 Local Imagination. Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2012 West Lancashire Open. Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
2012 neo:artprize 2012. neo, Bolton
2012 SKarts Open Contemporary Art. Stockport Art Gallery, Stockport
2012 (Invitation). The Gilchrist-Fisher 2012. Rebecca Hossack, London
2011 London Lives. Bankside Gallery, London
2011 West Lancashire Open. Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
2011 Motorcade / FlashParade Open. Bristol
2010 BA Fine Art Painting. The Godfrey Pilkington Gallery, St. Helens
2010 Sanctuary. St. George’s German Lutheran Church, London
2010 Dream Machine. Metal, Edge Hill Station, Liverpool
2009 Recent Acquisitions. Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool
2008 Local Heroes. Liverpool Biennial 08, View Two Gallery, Liverpool
2008 Salford Pops Up. The Lowry, Salford Quays, Salford
2008 So You Want To Be An Artist. The Lowry, Salford Quays, Salford
2008 08 Exhibiters' Wall. View Two Gallery, Liverpool
2007 Wirral Open. Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead
2006 Mezzanine Display. The University of Liverpool Art Gallery, Liverpool
2005 Sense & Sensuality: Blind Art. Royal College of Art, London
2005 Alumni: Graduates of Liverpool School of Art. Hope Street Gallery, Liverpool
2005 Wirral Open. Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead
2004 Le Petit Paysage. Comme Ca, Castlefield, Manchester
2004 Le Petit Paysage. Liverpool Biennial 04, Gostins Building, Liverpool
2004 The Affordable Art Fair (Rebecca Gallery). Battersea Park, London
2004 The Gilchrist Fisher Award 2004. Rebecca Hossack, London
2004 The Hunting Arts Prizes 2004. Royal College of Art, London
2003 The Affordable Art Fair (Hicks Gallery). Battersea Park, London
2003 Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon, London
2002 Memory & Perception: Tom Palin & Peter Bonnell. Senate House, Liverpool
2002 Foreign Bodies: Best of British. The University of Arkansas, USA
2002 Wirral Open. Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead
2002 MAFA Open. Bury Art Gallery, Greater Manchester
2001 The Discerning Eye. Mall Galleries, London
2001 Sefton Open. Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
2001 Chester Open. Grosvenor Museum, Chester
2001 MAFA Open. Bury Art Gallery, Greater Manchester
2001 (Invitation). The Hunting Art Prizes 2001. Royal College of Art, London
2000 The Small Picture Show. View Two Gallery, Liverpool
2000 Chichester Open. Edes House, Chichester
2000 Sefton Open. Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
2000 The Discerning Eye. Mall Galleries, London
2000 Warrington Open. Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, Warrington
2000 The Garrick / Milne Prize 2000. Christie’s, London
2000 Wigan Open. Drumcroon Arts Centre, Wigan
2000 Wirral Open. Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead
2000 MAFA Open. Bury Art Gallery, Greater Manchester
2000 The Hunting Art Prizes 2000. Royal College of Art, London
1999 Wigan Open. Drumcroon Arts Centre, Wigan
1999 Past, Present, Future. Temple Bar Galleries, Dublin, Rep of Ireland
1999 Can’t Agree Between Us. Parking Space Gallery, Liverpool
1998 Drawlab 98. Bury Art Gallery, Greater Manchester
1998 Checkout. Old Kwik Save, Toxteth, Liverpool
1998 Kraftwerk. The FoS, Munich, Germany
1998 MAFA Open. Bury Art Gallery, Greater Manchester
1997 St. Helens Open. St. Helens College, St. Helens
1997 Drawlab Painters. Hanover Galleries, Liverpool
1997 Stockport Open. Stockport Art Gallery, Stockport
1997 Drawlab: Work in Progress, St. Helens College, St. Helens
1996 Drawlab 96. St. Helens College, St. Helens
1996 St. Helens Open. St. Helens College, St. Helens
1996 Tom Palin & Frederika Whitehead. The Egg Gallery, Liverpool


Currently Lecturing at:

Leeds College of Art
Leeds Beckett University
Hydra Arts

Education

2015-18 PhD (Painting). The Royal College of Art
2014-15 PhD (Yr 1). Coventry University
2004-06 MA (Art History). Uni. of Manchester
2003-04 PGCE. Liverpool John Moores University
1996-99 Research Fellowship. St Helens College
1993-96 BA Hons (Fine Art). Liverpool JMU
1992-93 Art & Design Foundation. Wirral Metropolitan College


Awards

2016
Shortlist. The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize.

2015
British Institution Award. The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2013    
Shortlist. The Marmite Prize for Painting IV

2011   
Longlist. The Liverpool Art Prize. Metal,
Liverpool

Second Prize. Motorcade / FlashParade Open
. Bristol

First Prize. The Wirral Open. Williamson Art
Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead

2005
First Prize (Shared). Alumni: Graduates of
Liverpool Art School Open. Hope Street Gallery

2004
The Gilchrist Fisher Award. Rebecca 
Hossack, London

2003    
Shortlist. The Vickers Award. The University
of Derby

2002   
The Emerson Group Award. MAFA Open.
Bury Art Gallery & Museum, Manchester

The Feiweles Trust Bursary & Residency.
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park

2001
Professional Residency. Prague, Czech Republic

2000    
The Young Artist of The Year Award. The Hunting Arts Prizes. Royal College of Art, London

1999   
Residency. Temple Bar Galleries, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

1998   
Residency. The FoS, Munich, Germany

1997   
Student Award. St. Helens Open. St. 
Helens College, St Helens


Publications

2016
Sachet Mixte Men, Edition 14. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Tom Palin / Maurice Utrillo.Online: Nothing But Good, Netherlands

2014
Sum. Leeds College of Art Fine Art Degree Show Catalogue 

2013   
Tom Palin: Artist Statements 1993-2012. Workshop Press, Leeds

2012
   
Contributor to 20 Years of the Feiweles Trust. John Chadwick, YSP Press

Readings in a Rumour of the End of Art
. Workshop Press, Leeds

2007   
Inclusion in The Dictionary of Artists in Britain Since 1945. David Buckman

2002   
Pride of Place: A Painter’s Perspective.
YSP Press   

Inclusion in World Art Collection: 1001 Reasons to Love The Earth. Diemen, Netherlands 

2001     
Illustrations for Novy Prostor. Prague, Czech Republic

Inclusion in The Britart Directory. Sheffield, HMP


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