Born 1967, London, UK
Lives and works in London, UK

Phillip Allen is a painter having various shows nationally and internationally.  He Course Coordinator at Turps Studio Painting Programme, London, tutor at Royal College of Art MA painting, and also tutors at UEL- Wimbledon College of Art, Westminster University and has been a visiting lecture at various colleges including The Royal Academy, Ruskin School of Art Oxford and Goldsmiths.


1990–1992: MA Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London
1987–1990: BA Fine Art, Kingston University, London

Solo Exhibitions

2017    - DeepDrippings, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2016    - DOLPH Projects,

2014    - Tonic for Choice, The Approach, London, UK

2013    - Oxblood, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

             - 39 Mitchell Street, London, UK

2011     - Capital P, The Approach, London, UK

2010     - …the urgent hang around, Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece

2009    - Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2008    - Sloppy Cuts No Ice, The Approach W1, London, UK

2007    - Paintings & Drawings, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

2006    - Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

2005    - Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

              - One Man Show, Xavier Hufkens, ART Brussels, Belgium

2004    - The Approach, London, UK

2003    - Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

              - Phillip Allen: Recent Paintings, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, USA

2002    - The Approach, London, UK

1999    - The Approach, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

2016    - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Charlie Smiths London

             - Permeable Edge, University of Chichester, West Sussex

2015    - From fly on the wall to fly in my soup, Gallery Dukan, Paris

             - Ghetto Anglaise – Observer Building, Hastings

2014    - Nanjing International Art Exhibition, International Expo Centre, Nanjing, China

            - Head to Head, Standpoint Gallery, London, UK

2012    - Courtship of the Peoples, Simon Oldfield, London, UK

             - The Perfect Nude - Wimbledon Gallery, Phoenix Gallery Exeter, Charlie Smith Gallery        London

2011    - From London – Gallery Art Nueve, Murcia, Spain

            - Royal Academy Summer Show

2010    - Fabio Tiboni arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy

2009    - Classified, Tate Britain, London, UK

              - Kaleidoscopic Revolver, The Total Museum, Seoul, Korea; Hanjiyun Contemporary Space, Beijing, China

              - Pattern Recognition, The City Gallery, Leicester, UK

2008    - M25 Around London, curated by Barry Schwabsky, Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

2007    - Layer Cake, curated by Martin Holman, Fabio Tiboni Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy

              - Hope and Despair, curated by Bob Matthews, Cell Project Space, London, UK

              - Summer Group Show, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2006    - Archipeinture: painters build architecture, Le Plateau/Frac Île-de France, Paris; Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

              - When forms become attitude, AR/Contemporary Gallery, Milan, Italy

2005    - The British Art Show 6, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary, Art Gateshead; venues in Manchester, Nottingham, Bristol (touring exhibition organised by                     the Hayward Gallery

              - Supernova, City Art Gallery, Prague; venues in Vilnius, Lithuania; Tallinn, Estonia; Krakow, Poland (an international touring exhibition organised by the                    British Council)

              - Fantasy Island, Metropole Galleries, Folkestone, UK

2004    - Stay Positive, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

              - Candyland Zoo, Herbert Read Gallery, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury, UK

              - Reflections, Artuatuca Art Festival, Tongeren, Belgium

              - Painting-04, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2003    - Cristian Ward, Phillip Allen, Varda Caivano, Millefiori Art Space, Athens, Greece

              - Allen, Cooper, McDevitt, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

              - Dirty Pictures, The Approach, London, UK

              - Post Flat: New Art from London, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

              - The Drawing Show, Keith Talent Gallery, London, UK

2002    - Another Shitty Day in Paradise, Bart Wells Institute, London, UK

              - The Galleries Show: Contemporary Art in London, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

1997    - Cardboard Box and Tape, Norwich Gallery, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich, UK

             - Still Things, The Approach, London, UK

             - Multiple Choice, Cubitt Gallery, London, UK

1996    - Grin and Bear It, Gasworks, London, UK

Public Collections

Arts Council England, UK

British Council, UK

The Tate

UK Government Art Collection


2010    - British School of Rome – Abbey Scholar

Curated Shows

2015    - From fly on the wall to fly in my soup, Gallery Dukan, Paris

             - Ghetto Anglaise – Observer Building, Hastings

2014    - Monstrous Helium, Various artists, ASC Gallery, London

2012    - The Perfect Nude, Various artists - Wimbledon Gallery, Phoenix Gallery Exeter, Charlie Smith Gallery London

2012    - The Perfect Horizon, Various artists, Lion and Lamb Gallery, London

2011    - Blots, Smears and Stains, Various artists, Transition Gallery, London