About the Artist

Antony Micallef in his studio. Photo by David Bailey ©

Antony Micallef is a British artist who was taught by the great landscape painter John Virtue, who in turn was taught by the last of the post war painters the renowned Frank Auerbach. Widely recognised as one of the finest painters in contemporary art today. He has work in collections all over the world and has exhibited in group shows in institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy, Tate Britain and the ICA London.


Solo Works

  • 2016, Pearl Lam, Raw Intent, Pedder Building Space, Hong Kong, China
  • 2015, Lazarides, Self, Rathbourne, London, UK
  • 2012, Lazarides, A Little Piece of Me, The Outsiders London, UK
  • 2011, Lazarides, Happy Deep Inside My Heart, Rathbourne, London, UK
  • 2009, Lazarides, Becoming Animal, Rathbourne, London, UK
  • 2007, Lazarides, Impure Idols, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2006, Lazarides, It’s A Wonderful World, London, UK
  • 2006, Eyestorm, Antony Micallef, Milian, Italy
  • 2005, National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2017, Art Busan, Korea 
  • 2017, Nottingham Castle Museum, Reportrait, Nottingham, UK
  • 2017, Pearl Lam, Art Brussels, Belgium
  • 2017, Pearl Lam, Art Basel, Hong Kong, China
  • 2017, Pearl Lam, Art stage, Singapore, Malaysia
  • 2016, Pearl Lam, Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China
  • 2016, Josh Linar Galley, Why I Want to Fuck Donald Trump, New York, USA
  • 2016, Pearl Lam, Art stage, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 2016, Royal College of Art, Secret Postcard Exhibition, (charity supporting younger artists) UK
  • 2016, Pearl Lam, Art Basel, Hong Kong, China
  • 2016, Pearl Lam, Art stage Singapore, Malaysia
  • 2015, Pearl Lam, Art Seoul, South Korea
  • 2015, Pearl Lam, Expo Chicago, USA
  • 2015, Pearl Lam, Sydney Contemporary, Australia
  • 2015, Pearl Lam, West Bund Art Centre, Shanghai, China
  • 2015, Pearl Lam, Harpers Bazaar Indonesia Art Fair, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 2014, Royal Academy, Royal Academy Summer Show, London, UK
  • 2014, Kill your Idol, St Marylebone Parish Church, London, UK
  • 2014, Dallas Contemporary, MTV RE:DEFINE, Goss Micheal Foundation, Dallas, USA
  • 2014, Lazarides, Art14 London, London, UK
  • 2013, Copelouzos Familay Art Museum, Athens, Greece
  • 2013, National Museum of Warsaw, Nowa Sztuka, Poland
  • 2013, Saatchi Gallery, Artwars, London, UK
  • 2012, Lazarides, Pop-up, The Old Vic Tunnels, Bedlam, London, UK
  • 2012, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Peace One Day, London, UK
  • 2011, Bertrand & Gruner, Cabinet de Curiosities, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2011, Lazarides Pop-up, Old Vic Tunnels, Minotaur, London, UK
  • 2010, Lazarides, Hells Half Acre Show, Old Vic Tunnels, London, UK
  • 2010, Lazarides, Eurotrash, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2009, Tunnel 228, London, UK
    Antony Micallef participates in Tunnel 228, a show featuring over 20 artists and the theatre company Punchdrunk. A Metropolis-inspired exhibition with a mixture of art and live performance by actors. Located in the tunnels off Leake Street underneath Waterloo station and directed by Kevin Spacey.
  • 2009, UN and Roddick Foundation, Journey, Washington Place, New York ,USA
  • 2008 -2009, Tate Britain, London, UK
    Antony Micallef along with Paula Rego and Mark Hearld were invited to take part in the 50th anniversary celebration of the famous Curwen Studios. To commemorate the occasion they exhibited a special limited edition lithograph print in the Tate Britain (Goodison Room).
  • 2008, The Royal Academy GSK Contemporary, London, UK
    Antony Micallef was invited by the RA to take part in a group show showcasing new contemporary artists. Displaying 4 bronze nickel-plated 13 ft sculptures in the forecourt (Burlington Gardens). Parasite. Also displaying three meter square paintings inside the academy.
  • 2008, Lazarides Pop-up, The Outsiders New York, New York, USA
  • 2008, The Outsiders, Outsiders, London, UK
  • 2007, Santa’s Ghetto Bethlehem, Manger Square, Palestine
    Micallef participated in Santa’s Ghetto in Bethlehem, a group show with over 30 international artists that raised almost $1 million to provide funding for local students attending Dar a-Kalima College, the only dedicated arts university in the Middle East. From this exhibition Micallef produced a body of work documenting his time spent behind the wall.
  • 2006, Arcuate Arte Contemporaneo, Another Fucking Collective, Mexico
  • 2006, National Portrait Gallery, Mystery Portrait Exhibition, London, UK
  • 2005, ManHan Gallery, 44 Boards: Human Rights Coalition, Ohio, USA
  • 2005, Alphabet Gallery, How I learned to Stop Working and Love the Bomb, London, UK
  • 2005, Millenaris Park, Budapest, Hungary
    Micallef represented the UK in an international exhibition looking at urban counterculture. Micallef was invited by the directors of Millenaris Park, a government-funded arts organization to paint on a Trabant car, the icon of the communist era.
  • 2006, ‘Eyestorm’, Milan, Italy
    Antony Micallef presents a sell-out solo exhibition in the heart of Milan, Italy. The exhibition showcases a series of specially commissioned limited edition lithograph prints. As well as being exhibited in Milan the prints were also on show at the British Embassy in Florence alongside Damien Hirst, Peter Blake, and Richard Davidson.
  • 2004, A.D Gallery, California, USA
  • 2000, The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
    Antony Micallef wins second prize in the BP Portrait Award competition the first time he enters. This is seen as the catalyst for his future career.