Born: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
Royal College of Art, London
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Galerie Aujourd’hui, Brussels, Belgium
Robert Fraser Gallery, London
Derek Boshier, Galerie Bichofberger, Zurich, Switzerland, November 11–December 7
Robert Fraser Gallery, London
Galerie Varennes, Paris
Zeichnungen – Lithographien, Galerie Bucholz, Munich, Germany
Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London
Hayward Gallery, London
Derek Boshier: Documentation and Work 1959–1972, Portsmouth City Museum and Gallery, United Kingdom, July 1972; Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, United Kingdom; Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, United Kingdom; Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, September 26–October 21, 1973
54 Drawings, Angela Flowers Gallery. London, January 30–February 16
Derek Boshier: Work 1971–74, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, May 3–31
Routes, Angela Flowers Gallery, London
Places, Angela Flowers Gallery, London
Events and Art Books, A I R Gallery, London
Events and Routes, Peterloo Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom; Oriel Gallery, Cardiff, United Kingdom, November 10–December 3
Events, A I R Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Drawings and Books for Artists, Felicity Samuels Gallery, London
Paintings and Drawings, Angela Flowers Gallery, London
Drawings: 1980–81, Angela Flowers Gallery, London, July 1–25
Drawings: 1980–81, Graham Gallery, Houston, October 10–December 12
Paintings, Drawings and Photographs: 1961–79, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Lodz, Poland Palace of Culture, Warsaw, Poland, September 23– November 8
Derek Boshier – Texas Works, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; December 13, 1981–February 14, 1982
Paintings and Drawings 1981–82, Robin Cronin Gallery, Houston, July–August
Derek Boshier – The Texas Works, The Institute of Contemporary Art, London; November 24, 1982– January 2, 1983
Derek Boshier: Selected Drawings 1960–82, Blue Coat Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom, March 9–April 2
New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, April 16–May 7 1984
New Drawings, Marconi Gallery, Milan 1985
Edward Totah Gallery, London
Totah-Stelling Gallery, New York, May
Texas Gallery, Houston, January 9–31
Albert Totah Gallery, New York, October 31
Edward Totah Gallery, London
Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, March 3–April 9
Texas Gallery, Houston
Derek Boshier, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, January 14–February 28
Derek Boshier: Large Paintings and Drawings, 1983–1988, Mexicarte Museum, Austin, Texas, March 3–30
Derek Boshier: New Works, Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, January 19–February 24
Texas Gallery, Houston, March 15–April 25
Derek Boshier Drawings 1962-63, Mandeville Gallery, University of California, San Diego, September 28– October 27
Derek Boshier Drawings 1962-63, Independent Gallery, London
Derek Boshier – The Texas Years (Work 1980–95), The Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; December 9, 1995–January 28, 1996
Derek Boshier – Recent Works, Connaught Brown
Derek Boshier, Cornerhouse. Manchester, United Kingdom, November 16, 1996–January 4, 1997
Journey/Israel Project, Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel, March 1997; Holocaust Museum, Houston, June 25–September 19
Derek Boshier. Paintings & Drawings, Weil Gallery at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, December 8, 1998–January 27, 1999
Derek Boshier New Work, Shakespeare Fine Art, London, March 31–May 16
Derek Boshier, Galerie du Centre, Paris, March
Derek Boshier, Flowers West, Los Angeles, May 5–June 9
Derek Boshier Sports, F.G. Cozens, Dusseldorf, Germany
Derek Boshier Works on Paper: A Retrospective 1957– 2003, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, August 25–October 25
Derek Boshier: New Paintings – “Books”, Keller & Greene, Los Angeles, September 5–October 11
Shelf Life: Derek Boshier Recent Paintings and Sculptures, The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, California, June 25–July 31
Derek Boshier: “Extreme Makeover”, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco
99 Cent War (Iraq): Installation and Paintings, Galerie Du Centre, Paris, October 13–November 19; The Florence Trust, London
Derek Boshier: All in A Day’s Work, Moody Gallery, Houston, February 11–March 11
Derek Boshier: Works on Paper 1962, Whitford Fine Art, London, March 10–31
Gallery, London, March 22–April 20
Derek Boshier: New Paintings, FIAC – Grand Palais, Paris, October 26–30
Derek Boshier: Works on Paper 1955–2007, Flowers East, London, May 4–June 2
Derek Boshier: Oeuvres Recentes, Galerie du Centre, Paris
Derek Boshier, Robin Cronin, Houston, April 2–May 8
Derek Boshier: Extreme Makeover, Flowers , New York, May 9–June 14
Derek Boshier New Paintings, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, November 14–December 12
Derek Boshier – In the 70’s, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, April 8–May 7
Derek Boshier: Works for David Bowie and the Clash, Pallant House, Chichester, United Kingdom, June 23–October 7
Derek Boshier, 1962, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, January 26–March 9
Paris France, Paris Texas, Paris Hilton: Derek Boshier New Paintings, Flowers Gallery, New York, March 1– April 6; Galerie du Centre, Paris, March 9–April 19
Derek Boshier Drawings, Chelsea Arts Club, London, March 4–April 3
Derek Boshier: Imaginary Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, September 27, 2013–May 5, 2014
Change, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, March 2–April 12
All in a Day’s Work, boyd | satellite, New Orleans, April 4–29
Journey/Israel Project, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, April 6–12
On The Road, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, California, May 13–June 17; Gazelli Art House, London, October 6– November 18
Drawings, Paintings, and “Ghosts of Portsmouth,” Jack House Gallery, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, September 7–October 13
Cascades Over the Decades: Prints from 1964–2014, Sims Reed Gallery, London, November 12– December 10
Derek Boshier: Paintings, Drawings, and Film Selected Works 2004–2019, Redbud West Gallery, Houston, April 6–30
Night and Snow, Gazelli Art House, London, October 4– November 10
It’s Only When the Tide Goes Out... Selected works and ephemera, 1976 – 2018, MOSTYN, Wales, United Kingdom, March 16–June 30
Derek Boshier: Alchemy Alchemy, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, March 25–May 22
Icarus and K Pop, Gazelli Art House, London, October 7–November 13
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
The Artist’s Eye, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Texas Figurative Drawings, Dallas Museum of Art, May 19–July 15 1995
Three Giants, Texas Gallery, Houston
Cowboy Installation, Window Gallery, St. Martin’s College, London
Art and the 60s: This Was Tomorrow, Tate Britain, London, June 30–September 26
British Pop, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Spain, October 17, 2005–Feburary 12, 2006
Good Vibrations: Visual Arts and Rock Culture, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, May 26–September 24
Texas 100, El Paso Museum of Art, Texas
As Is When, 12th International Print and Drawing Biennial, National Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, September 22–November 13
Pop Art, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, March 31–August 4
Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York, April 27–June 16
Swinging London, Museum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland, May 15–September 2
Nothing Moments, Steven Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, October 13–November 10
Magazine: New Paintings, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, October 4–November 14
Extreme Makeover, 800 Gallery, Monmouth University, New Jersey, February 15–March 23; Flowers, New York, May 9–June 14
Pop Art Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, October 11, 2007–January 20, 2008
No Such Thing as Society: Photography in Britain 1967– 87, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales, March 15–April 27; Tullie House, Carlisle, United Kingdom, May 10–July 13; The Exchange, Penzance, United Kingdom, September 12–November 1
Pop Art: Now and Then, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, February 16– August 30
Extreme Makeover: Collages & Drawings, Ammo Gallery, New Orleans
Urban Vex, Etchings and Drawings, Royal Academy School Galleries, London 2012
In Profile, Huguenot Editions, London, February 27
Made in Space, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, March 16– April 15
David Bowie is influencing your behavior, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, March 23–August 11
Made in Space, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, July 11–August 10
Made in Space, Venus over Manhattan, New York, July 11–August 10
Glam: The Performance of Style, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom, February 8–May 12; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, June 14–September 22; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria, October 19, 2013–February 2, 2014
Cogwheels Carved in Wood, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, April 19–May 4
International Pop, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 11–August 29
Ry Rocklen & Derek Boshier: Condominium Pancake, Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium, April 24–May 30
Pop Art Heroes: Pop, Pin-ups & Politics, Whitford Fine Art, London, May 27–July 1
Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945– 1965, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany; October 14, 2016–March 26, 2017
This Was Tomorrow – Pop Art in Great Britain, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; October 30, 2016–February 19, 2017
British Invasion, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, California; November 19, 2016–January 22, 2017
Collecting on the Edge, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, January 15–July 31
Drawing Biennial 2021, Drawing Room, London, May 21–July 5
Let’s Talk About Text, Gazelli Art House, London, June 10–July 3
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Portsmouth Museum of Art, United Kingdom
United Kingdom Government Art Collection
Arts Council of the United Kingdom
British Council Collection
Guildhall Museum, London
Tate Gallery of British Art, London
British Museum, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
City of Sheffield Galleries, United Kingdom
City of Portsmouth Art Gallery, United Kingdom
Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
Palm Springs Art Museum, California
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Yale Centre of British Art, New Haven
High Museum, Atlanta
Contemporary Art Museum, Hawaii
New Orleans Museum of Art
Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin
Dallas Museum of Art
Menil Collection, Houston
Museum of Fine Art, Houston
El Paso Museum of Art, Texas
San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas
Amarillo Museum of Art, Texas
Museum of South East Texas, Beaumont
Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi Neuberger Museum, State University of New York at Purchase
National Gallery of Art, Canberra, Australia
Peter Stuyvesant Collection, the Netherlands
Mishkin Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel
Museum of Art, Lodz, Poland
National Gallery of Poland, Warsaw
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
Berardo Museum, Lisbon
Centro Wilfredo Lam, Havana
BOOKS AND CATALOGUES
Bach, Peter. Derek Boshier: Paintings 1985–86. New York: Totah Stelling Art, 1986.
Beil, Ralf and Ruhkamp, Uta. This Was Tomorrow: Pop Art in Great Britain. Cologne: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, 2016.
Blanton Museum of Art. American Art Since 1900. Austin: Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, 2006.
Bluecoat Gallery. Derek Boshier: Selected Drawings 1960–1982. Liverpool: Bluecoat Gallery, 1983.
Bocola, Sandro. Timelines – The Art of Modernism: 1870–2000. Cologne: Taschen, 2001.
Brett, Guy. Carnival of Perception: Selected Writings on Art. London: Institute of International Visual Arts, 2004.
Brooks, Rosetta. Derek Boshier: Paintings 1987. New York: Albert Totah Gallery, 1987.
Colburn, Bolton T., ed. Collecting on the Edge. Logan, UT: Utah State University, 2017.
Connaught Brown. Derek Boshier: Recent Works. London: Connaught Brown, 1996.
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. Derek Boshier: The Texas Years. Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 1996.
Coulter-Smith, Graham and Owen, Maurice. Art in the Age of Terrorism. London: Paul Holberton, 2005.
Fermon, An Jo, ed. Pop Art Heroes Britain. London: Whitford Fine Art, 2016.
Finch, Christopher. Derek Boshier: Works on Paper 1955–2007. London: Flowers, 2007.
Flowers. Derek Boshier: Extreme Makeover. New York: Flowers, 2008.
Flowers. Derek Boshier: New Paintings/Chemical Culture Series. London: Flowers, 2008.
Galerie du Centre. Derek Boshier. Paris: Galerie du Centre, 1993.
Galerie du Centre. Derek Boshier. Paris: Galerie du Centre, 2001.
Gazelli Art House. Derek Boshier: Night and Snow. London: Gazelli Art House, 2019.
Gazelli Art House. Derek Boshier: On the Road. London: Gazelli Art House, 2017.
Gazelli Art House. Robert Fraser’s Groovy Arts Club Band. London: Gazelli Art House, 2018.
Gorman, Paul, ed. Derek Boshier: Rethink/Re-entry. London: Thames & Hudson, 2015.
Keller and Greene. Derek Boshier. Los Angeles: Keller and Greene, 2003.
Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery. Derek Boshier: Works on Paper: A Retrospective 1955–2003. Ogden, UT: Weber State University, 2003.
Pierini, Marco. Good Vibrations: Visual Arts and Rock Culture. Siena: Centro Arte Contemporanea, 2006.
Shakespeare Fine Art. Derek Boshier: New Work. London: Shakespeare Fine Art, 2000.
Walker, John A. Art & Outrage: Provocation, Controversy and the Visual Arts. London: Pluto Press, 1999.
Whitford Fine Art. Derek Boshier: Pop, Works on Paper from 1962. London: Whitford Fine Art, 2006.
Whitworth Art Gallery. Derek Boshier: Work 1971–74. Manchester: University of Manchester, 1975.
Cotter, Holland. “Derek Boshier at Totah-Stelling.” Art in America, October 1986.
Crow, Thomas. “The Absconded Subject of Pop.” RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics, no. 55/56 (2009): 5–20.
Bloom, Suzanne and Hill, Ed. “Derek Boshier, Texas Gallery.” Artforum, September 1985.
Bradley, Chrissie. “Derek Boshier at Steven Wolf Fine Arts.” Artweek 39, no. 1 (2008): 15.
“The Derek Boshier Conversation.” Cellophaneland, November 12, 2019.
“Derek Boshier: Imaginary Portraits.” Art Daily, December 19, 2013.
Faroux, Renaud. “Clash City Painter.” Étapes, May 2006.
———. “Derek Boshier, La Chute Des Idoles.” L’Oeil, 2003.
Gander, Kashmira. “Why is the RCA the Best Art School In The World?” Independent, April 6, 2016.
Gorman, Paul. “Boshier & Bowie.” GQ, December 1, 2015.
Griffin, Jonathan. “The Breakfast Club.” LALA, Spring 2020.
Harvey, Doug. “Rediscovering Derek Boshier.” Modern Painters 25, no. 8 (2013): 86–89.
Livinstone, Marco. “Letter from Derek Boshier.” Art Monthly, no. 90 (1985): 3–4.
“London Roundup: Derek Boshier at the I.C.A.” Art Monthly, no. 63 (1983): 13–14.
Massouras, Alexander. “Review: Derek Boshier.” Art Monthly, no. 427 (2019): 29–30.
Minioudaki, Kalliopi. “Pop’s Ladies and Bad Girls: Axell, Pauline Boty, and Rosalyn Drexler.” Oxford Art Journal 30, no. 3 (2007): 404–430.
Moeller, Robert. “A Pop Artist Who’s Never Conformed.” Hyperallergic, October 21, 2013.
Nisbet, James. “Derek Boshier.” Artforum, May 2013.
Petry, Michael. “Falling Leaves: A Fall Preview.” Huffington Post, October 8, 2015.
“Portrait of David Bowie as the Elephant Man by Derek Boshier To Be Exhibited For the First Time.” ArtWeek, September 26, 2013.
Richards, Chris. “David Bowie Remembered by His Admirers, Collaborators, and Friends.” Washington Post, April 21, 2017.
Rozzo, Mark. “Special B.” Air Mail, March 27, 2021.
Stuart, Gwynedd. “Hockney Contemporary Derek Boshier Has Immortalized Old Friend David Bowie (Again).” LA Weekly, May 12, 2017.
Teixeira Pinto, Ana. “Derek Boshier’s Change.” Art Agenda, April 10, 2014.
“Unseen David Bowie Portrait Goes On Show at NPG.” Blouin ArtInfo, September 23, 2013.
Yau, John. “An Artist’s Lifetime of Asking the Hard Questions.” Hyperallergic, April 9, 2021.