Julian OPIE

Julian Opie is a contemporary artist born in London, England in 1958. He graduated from Goldsmith’s College of Art in 1982 where he trained under Michael Craig-Martin. His instantly recognizable figurative artworks are a synthesize of the traditions of Minimalism with Pop Art and contemporary digital processes. One of Opie's most notable commissions was the design of an album cover for British pop band Blur in 2000, for which he received a Music Week CADS award. In 2006, he created an LED projection for U2's Vertigo world tour, and in 2008 Opie created a set design for Wayne McGregor's ballet INFRA for The Royal Opera House in London. Opie has presented many public projects in cities around the world, notably in the Dentsu Building in Tokyo, City Hall Park in New York, Mori Building, Omotesando Hill in Japan, River Vltava in Prague, Phoenix Art Museum USA, Dublin City Gallery in Ireland, Seoul Square in South Korea, Regent's Place in London, Calgary, Canada, The Lindo Wing, St Mary's Hospital, London and more recently permanent installations at SMETS in Belgium, PKZ in Zurich and Carnaby Street, London, UK. He has featured in extensive solo and group exhibitions including The National Portrait Gallery in London, The Kunsthalle in Helsinki, Finland, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Krakow (MoCAK), The IVAM in Valencia, Spain and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. His work is held in many major museum collections including the Arts Council of England, UK, The British Museum in London, England, The Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, USA, The IVAM in Valencia, Spain, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, USA, The MoMAT in Tokyo, Japan, The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, The National Portrait Gallery in London, England, The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and The Tate Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museums in London, England.

  • Portrait of a Lady

    Portrait of a Lady


    September 13, 2018 - October 24, 2018

  • BritARTnia



    November 23, 2016 - December 08, 2016

  • Cool Britannia

    Cool Britannia


    October 21, 2015 - November 30, 2015

  • British Contemporary

    British Contemporary


    March 19, 2015 - April 05, 2015

  • Timepieces: Celebrating a Decade

    Timepieces: Celebrating a Decade

    Hong Kong

    November 13, 2014 - December 04, 2014

  • In Black & White

    In Black & White


    December 06, 2013 - December 21, 2013