22 November 2022, Talk “The Strange Story of Mary Ellen Carroll and the Exhibition of Nothing” at The Catholic Society, Fisher House, The University of Cambridge. 

11 May 2022, Talk “Why Do We Need an Academy” at The Katowice Academy of Fine Art



2 March – 28 March 2019, “West meets East” a two person exhibiton with Chen Yu and Robert Priseman, Yantai Art Museum, China then travelling to Wuhan.
Curated by Wang Wen and selected by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Read further in Art Rabbit, A-N and Arts Council
14 March – 2 June 2019, “Made in Britain: 82 Painters of the 21st Century”
Muzeum Narodowe w Gdańsk
Curated by: Robert Priseman, Anna McNay, Małgorzata Taraszkiewicz-Zwolicka and Małgorzata Ruszkowska-Macur drawing 82 works from the Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st c. British Painting.


28 June – 9 September 2018, Solo exhibition, “The Longue Durée”, Yantai Art Gallery, Yantai
Travelling to:
Tai’an Art Museum, Tai’an, Weihai Art Museum, Weihai City and Yantai Suochengli Library, Shandong Province, China.

Exhibition text by Jia Huiming 贾慧明: 肖像的绵延
17 March – 8 December 2018, Artists in Focus, New Art Gallery Walsall collections galleries re-hang featuring works from the series Never Knowing Why

1 June – 31 July 2018, Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Michael E. Komechak Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

28 February – 30 March 2018, Paint North at Ladybeck Project Space. Collaborative exhibition and series of talks between Contemporary British Painting, Paint Club Leeds and the School of Design, University of Leeds.

17 – 21 January 2018, Art of the Nation – Five Artists Choose – ‘Jets’ purchased by Rugby Museum at the London Art Fair. Exhibition hosted by Art UK bringing together 30 works of art from museums across the UK.

1 January appointed Visiting Research Fellow at University of Leeds

1 December – 10 January 2018, Contemporary Masters from Britain
Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin, China.


6 December 2017, Talk, 15:00 – 17:00 “A New Individualism: Post War British Painting” Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin

29 October – 16 November 2017, Contemporary Masters from Britain, Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China. exhibition catalogue here

18 October 2017, Talk, 15:00 – 17:00 “Contemporary Masters from Britain: 80 British Painters of the 21st Century” Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum, Nanjing

17 October 2017, Talk, 14:30 – 16:30 “Documentary Realism: Painting in the Digital Age” Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing.

10 October – 27 October 2017, Contemporary Masters from Britain, Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum, Artall Arts Center, Nanjing, China

7 July – 3 August 2017, Contemporary Masters from Britain, The Yantai Art Museum, Yantai, Peoples Republic of China. View exhibition details here

25 April – 27 May 2017, Contemporary Masters from the East of England, The Cut, Halesworth Suffolk, UK

11 March – 27 August 2017, ‘Fame’ The University of Arizona Museum of Art 1031 N Olive, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA. See video by Kitafit here.

13 January – 24 February 2017, Solo show, Never Knowing Why The Waterfront Gallery, University of Suffolk Ipswich

4 January 2017, Beauty and Suffering: Traditional Themes in Western Painting. Presentation at the 2016 symposium ‘History and Painting’ at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou

1st January to 14th January 2017, Painting : Experiment, China Academy of Art Museum, Hangzhou, Shanghai, China

January 2017, ‘Outlaws’ series published on the Google Arts and Culture project.


February 1 – 21, 2016, #MakeAmericaGreatAgain at Whitebox Art Center, New York, Curated by Juan Puntes and Raul Zamudio. Read review

December 12 – January 17, 2016, ‘Fame’ in Recycling Religion, WBX AC, NYC, featuring Pussy Riot, Robert Priseman, Oleg Kulik, Dmitri Gutov, Iija Soskic, Jelena Tomasevic, Recycle Group, Alexander Kosolapov, et al.


December 1 – 6, 2015, ‘Fame’ in Recycling Religion at the Dukley Art Centre, Miami, Curated by Juan Puntes and Marat Guelman, featuring Pussy Riot, Robert Priseman, Oleg Kulik, Dmitri Gutov, Iija Soskic, Jelena Tomasevic, Recycle Group etc.

3 December 2015, From Holbein to Hockney: A Brief History of British Painting Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts. A talk by Robert Priseman from 7- 9pm.

December 2015, Drawings from the ‘Never Knowing Why’ series will be shown in ‘Contemporary Drawings From Britain’ at the Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts China.

18th September 2015, Key note speaker at ‘The Immediacy of Paint: The Role of Painting in the Digital Age’ UCS Ipswich. Read the talk 21st Century British Painting here. (2015)

3rd May 2015, Robert Priseman delivers a paper at The University of Oxford, Wolfson College titled ‘Painting the Holocaust: Can there be Art after Auschwitz?’

21st April 2015, The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts – Robert Priseman, Tate Curator Carol Jacobi and Prof. Martin Hammer from the University of Kent in conversation on
Francis Bacon and The Masters

Ash Wednesday to Good Friday 2015, Stations of the Cross, St Marylebone Parish Church.

Ash Wednesday to Good Friday 2015, Stations of the Cross, Brentwood Cathedral.

2nd – 31st March 2015, ‘Documentary Realism: Painting in the Digital Age’ group show at The Crypt, St. Marylebone, London. Download the Documentary Realism Book here

1 June – 30 July 2015, Outlaws on display at FSU Museum of the Arts, Tallahassee, Florida

14 January – 18 April 2015, Present Tense Swindon Museum and Art Gallery – featuring ‘Home – a Series’

January – March 2015, ‘Outlaws’ on display at the SE9 Container Gallery London.


November 2014 – March 2015, Priseman-Seabrook Collection of 21st century British Painting on display at Huddersfield Art Gallery.

October 2014 – March 2015 Contemporary British Painting exhibition ‘@PaintBritain’ on at Ipswich Museums Art School Gallery

August 2014 -September 2014, Aesthetica interview with Robert Priseman on the new ‘Easterlies’ show at Abbey Walk.

April – September 2014, ‘Omagh’ paintings in Art of the Troubles at Ulster Museum.

April – June 2014, ‘Jets’ displayed at Rugby Art Gallery ‘Collection 2014 Exhibition’, featured as painting of the month for May .

March 28th, Talk by Robert Priseman ‘No Human Way to Kill: Painting the American Execution’ at Amherst College.

February 14 – June 29, 2014, ‘No Human Way to Kill’ on display at the Mead Art Museum, Massachusetts, as part of New Arrivals: Modern and Contemporary Additions to the Collection

February 2014, ‘FAME’ St Marylebone Crypt, London

January 2014, FAME at Whitebox Arts Center, New York curated by Tony Guerrero.


November 2013, Launch of solo show FAME at Art Exchange travelling to London and New York.

September 2013, launch of East Contemporary Art Collection at UCS. Devised by Robert Priseman in collaboration with Simon Carter and a co-operative of 100 artists, to create the first contemporary art collection for the East of England.

August 2013, The Robert Priseman Gift of 19 works of art by Contemporary British Painters to Falmouth Art Gallery.

February 2013, the launch of Contemporary British Painting at St. Marylebone, London. A platform for contemporary painting practice in the UK with ‘Painter to Painter’ interviews, solo and group exhibitions and talks around painting in the 21st Century.


November 2012 – May 2013, New East Anglian Painting group exhibition.

Fall 2012, Interview in Michael Peppiatt: Interviews with Artists, 1966 – 2012 Yale University Press alongside artists Dubuffet, Sonia Delaunay, Francis Bacon, Henry Moore, Balthus, Oldenburg, Brassaï and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Summer 2012, Devised and co-curated by Robert Priseman and Helen Watson, a major loan exhibition of paintings Francis Bacon to Paula Rego at Abbot Hall Art Gallery.

January 2012, Solo Show ‘Nazi Gas Chambers: From Memory to History’ at Arch 402, London.


Fall 2011, Mixed Show Being American at The School of Visual Arts, New York .

January 2011, No Human Way to Kill, Part II, Whitebox Art Center, New York

2010 and earlier

10 March – 4 April 2010, Solo Show, Nazi Gas Chambers: From Memory to History, COCA, Christchurch, New Zealand

January 2010, Solo Show, No Human Way to Kill, Whitebox Art Center, New York

4 September – 7 November 2009, Solo Show, The Francis Bacon Interiors, Huddersfield Art Gallery

19 June – 20 July 2008, Solo Show, American Execution, Dazed Gallery, London

7 April – 17 June 2007, Solo Show, Transcience, Derby Museum and Art Gallery (with tie-in to Joseph Wright Collection).

April 2006, Solo show, New Paintings, European Commission Gallery

June 2000, Solo exhibition, The English Landscape, The Curwen Gallery, London

October 1999, Solo show, The English Landscape, Hertford Museum, Hertford

November 1998, Solo show, Landscapes, University of Hull Art Gallery