Michael Fullerton

Born in Scotland. Lives and works in Glasgow (UK).


Michael Fullerton’s prints, sculptures, and 18th century-inspired oil paintings unravel the powers at stake in the circulation and transmission of information. Addressing the role played by (mis)information within systems of power, and their failures, Fullerton draws his controversial characters from mass media: famous journalists and radio broadcasters, spies and human intelligence gatherers, wrongfully convicted prisoners, figures of political scandals, icons of the media and the Internet… The stories behind these individuals illustrate ideological beliefs, collective rumours, and the failures of regulative systems.


Solo exhibitions include: Prussian Blue (Part 2), Carl Freedman Gallery, London, UK (forthcoming); Prussian Blue (Part 1), S1 Art Space and Graves Gallery, Sheffield, UK (2015); Meaning, Inc, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, UK (2014); Meaning, Inc, Greene Naftali, New York, US (2014); Columbia, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2010);Black and White Are Colours, Art Nova, Art Basel Miami Beach, US (2008); Pleasure in Nonsense, Carl Freedman Gallery, London (2007); Get Over Yourself, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (2006); Art Now: Michael Fullerton, Tate Britain, London (2005). Recent group exhibitions: Fighting History, 1760-NOW, Tate Britain, London, UK (forthcoming); One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People: A selection by Jennifer Higgie from the Arts Council Collection, Leeds Art Gallery, Nottingham Castle, Highlanes Gallery Drogheda, The Atkinson Southport, Towner Eastbourne, UK (2015-2017); Jerwood Encounters: The Granchester Pottery Paints The Stage, Jerwood Space, London (2015); It happens without you, Kendall Koppe, Glasgow, UK (2014).


Inner Landscapes of Time

Amsterdam, 13 Jun - 18 Jul '15