Stuart Semple

Artist Stuart Semple
Born in Bournemouth, Stuart is a multidisciplinary British artist working across painting, sculpture, happenings, technology and activism. 
He is well known for his sociologically engaged works that often discuss youth politics, accessibility and democracy and orbit around a handful of recurring themes; anxiety, society, cultural history, technology, connection, community and freedom.

After studying fine art at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Semple’s works have been exhibited at numerous solo and group exhibitions, fairs and biennials and at institutions including The Barbican, ICA London, Goss Michael Foundation, Frieze, Art Basel Miami, Denver Art Museum and The Whitworth.  He has created large-scale public projects for cities including Melbourne, Dublin, London, Moscow and Manchester.  

Stuart is the founder of VOMA (the virtual online museum of art) and in 2021 opened the doors to his artist run gallery ‘Giant’ in Bournemouth exhibiting major international artists in a program of sociologically engaged curatorial shows.  

I'm so excited to have the statue in my studio, it's way bigger than I thought it would be so it's going to be quite a challenge! I can't wait to get started on it. I've got a few big ideas for how I'm going to paint it, but I don't want to reveal what I'm going to so just yet.

The work that Julia's House does if really, really important. It helps so many families, and to be able to contribute my art to something like The Great Tail Trail means the world to me.
Stuart Semple (on receiving blank sculpture)