Stuart Semple (b. 1980) is a true artistic polymath and creative innovator. For almost two decades he has been a trailblazer for his generation. His work stems from an unrelenting curiosity that leads him to experiment with diverse media, methods and techniques across painting, public art, internet art, happenings, technology, chemistry and sculpture. He employs these methods to produce critically astute and sociologically engaged works that deal with the here and now, through a deep connection to cultural history. Despite being renowned globally for his challenging solo exhibitions in New York, Milan, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and London, Semple remains a hermetic cult figure working from a secluded studio on the south coast of England.
Stuart Semple's artistic career has spanned 19 years with over 15 international solo exhibitions, major public art projects, art fairs and biennials. Stuart Semple's works are in the collections of The Getty, David Roberts, Niarchos and Langen Foundations and have been included in significant international charity projects and group exhibitions at the ICA, Victoria Miro, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Sotheby's, Sammlung Fide, The Fine Art Society and the Museum of Art and Design, NYC. Semple speaks on art, mental health and artists' rights for DACS. Stuart Semple is an ambassador for Mind, initiating the Mind Creative Therapies Fund, launched with Stephen Fry and Lord Melvyn Bragg at the exhibition Mindful, supported by Tracey Emin, Mat Collishaw, Sarah Lucas the Chapman Brothers and other leading artists.