James Rielly

Wrexham, Wales, 1956

Bright as a button. 2020. Watercolour on paper. 57 x 40 inch.
Adornment and adoration. 2021. Watercolour on paper. 30 x 22 inch.
Born with a plastic spoon, knife and fork in my mouth. 2021. Watercolour on paper. 30 x 22 inch.
Collection of different feelings. 2020. Watercolor on paper. 31,5 x 24 inch.
New Bag. 2020. Watercolor on paper. 31,5 x 24 inch.
Outline of a becoming . 2022. Watercolor on paper. 76 x 56 cm. 30 x 22 inch.
Love pours out of your eyes. 2020. Watercolor on paper. 54 x 39 inch.
Collection of different feelings. 2020. Watercolor on paper. 31,5 x 24 inch.
Iris Iris Iris . 2022. Watercolor on paper. 30 x 22,8 inch.
Untitled . 2022. Oil on linen. 32,6 x 28,7inch.
Ghosts Working With Fears and Inhibitions-2017. Oil on linen . 65 x 54 cm.
For a Moment There I Forgot Who I Was-2006. Oil on linen. 95 x 85 cm.
Walking Backwards Across Europe-2017.Oil on linen. 65 x 54 cm.
Ghost With Red Socks-2017. Oil on linen. 55 x 50 cm.

AboutWrexham, Wales, 1956

James Rielly is a British artist born in 1956 currently based in France and Professor at the Beaux-arts de Paris.

The artist regularly exhibits his works internationally and to great acclaim.

Rielly’s works are subtle yet inherently dark. Slightly twisted psychology of the rites of passage is central to what Rielly’s works meditate upon regularly. The hesitation between life’s transitions depicted as we consider whether adolescences is genuinely innocent in light of how we behave as adults.

He has had various artist residencies in places such as The Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, USA 1984/85, Kunstlerhause Bethanien, Berlin 1988/89, and The Momart fellowship, Liverpool Tate gallery, 1995, and a residency at Auckland Print Studio in early 2019.

His works have been the subject of solo shows such as Sensible ways, Musee des Beaux-arts de Nates, France 1997, Centre d’art Nauchatel, Switzerland 1998, La Box, Bourges, France 2014. Beaux-Arts de Paris, Cabinet des Dessins Jean Bonna 2015. Plus numerous group shows, Sensation- Saatchi collection, Royal Academy, London 1997. Outlook, Athens 2003, curated by Christos M Joachimides. Donation Florence et Daniel Guerlain, Centre Pompidou, Paris 2014 and We lived our lives in the spiritual not the material world, 2016 and Stories for Mexican ghosts and children of all ages, 2018, Galeria Estereo. Mexico.

James Rielly is currently working towards a one person exhibition at CAC Malaga, to open in 2022.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Since 2000)
Work, rest and play, CAC Malaga, Spain (2022)
James Rielly in Reykjavik, Gangurinn the corridor, Reykjavik, Iceland (2022)
Almost everything in its correct place, Galerie Wittenbrink, Munich, Germany (2022)
The sun shines on nearly everyone, Galeria Herrero de Tejada, Madrid, Spain (2022)
Love flows from your eyes/El amor llueve de tus ojos, Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona (2021)
Born with a plastic spoon, knife and fork in my mouth, Monteverita, Paris, France (2019)
Stories for Mexican ghosts and children of all ages, GE Galeria, Mexico (2018)
James Rielly, Flowers, Ghosts and Insects, A few short Stories, Galeria Herrero De Tejada, Madrid (2017)
Thinking things through, New Art Projects, London (2016)
We lived our lives in the spiritual not the material world, GE Galeria, Mexico (2016)
Knock on wood, Galerie Wittenbrink, Munich, Germany (2016)
Everything is something else. Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland (2015)
Ty Hyll, Cabinet des dessins, Jean Bonna, Beaux-Arts de Paris, France (2015)
Image on the edge, Galerie L’Inlassable, Paris, France (2015)
Ty Hyll- the ugly house, The Studio, Llandudno, North Wales; James Rielly, Cabinet des dess (2014)
Punch Me,La Box, Bourges, France (2014)
Ty Hyll, The Studio, Llandudno, North Wales (2014)
When I was young I would sit in the bath and ideas would come to me, now I am old I sit in the bath, James Rielly, Scott White Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA. USA (2013)
James Rielly, Galerie Wittenbrink, Munchen, Germany (2012)
Nothing and something, James Rielly, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland (2012)
What wisdom, James Rielly, Ramis Barquet Gallery, New York, USA (2011)
Spirits in the sky, James Rielly, Galerie Wittenbrink, Munich, Germany (2010)
James Rielly, I M Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (2009)
Things that go bump in the day, Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy (2008)
New Works on Paper, Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, Marlborough, UK (2008)
Proposal for 200 little ideas, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland (2008)
Tell Me a Story, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, USA (2006)
Full of Possibilities 2, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Mexico (2006)
Nipples, Galeria Distrito Cu4tro, Madrid, Spain (2006)
Life of Rielly, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK (2005)
Outside Looking Out, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, USA (2004)
Made in France, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France (2004)
2003 Made in East London, Galeria Distrito Cu4tro, Madrid, Spain(2004)
Rex Irwin Fine Art, Sydney, Australia (2004)
Late and Early, a split-site installation at the Round Room, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh and Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK (2004)
Made in East London, Galeria Distrito Cu4tro, Madrid, Spain (2003)
James Rielly, Rex Irwin Fine Art, Sydney, Australia (2003)
Late and Early, a split-site installation at the Round Room, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh and Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK (2003)
James Rielly, Centro de Arte de Salamanca (CASA), Salamanca, Spain (2002)
James Rielly, Fond Regional d’Art Contemporain Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand (2002)
London Ghosts and Party Animals, Galerie Voges & Partner, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2002)
James Rielly, Studio D!Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy (2002)
James Rielly, Archimedes Staffolini Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus (2002)
James Rielly, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK (2001)
James Rielly, Edward Mitterand Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland (2001)
James Rielly, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA (2001)
Casual Influences, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales (2000)

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS (Since 2000)
Take your conscience to the Pawnshop. Terrace Gallery. London. UK (2019)
By way of Laughter and Trembling. Durden and Ray Gallery. Los Angeles. USA (2019)
Paintings in Paintings. Monteverita Gallery. Paris. France (2019)
Take your conscience to the Pawnshop. Terrace Gallery. London (2019)
By way of Laughter and Trembling. Durden and Ray Gallery. Los Angeles. USA (2019)
Paintings in Paintings. Monteverita Gallery. Paris. France (2019)
Quel Amour. Commissaire de l’exposition, Eric Corne. Musee d’art Contemporain. Marseille. France (2018)
Gallery Artists. GE Galeria, Mexico City. Mexico (2017)
Gallery Artists. Galeria Herrero De Tejada, Madrid. Spain (2017)
Round Colours, Monteverita. Paris. France (2017)
Microsalon 7, Galerie L’Inlassable, Paris. France (2017)
Utopie Pictural 3, Galerie Forma, Geneve. Switzerland (2016)
L’Inlassable Galerie, Paris. France (2016)
L’Inlassable Galerie, Paris.France (2015)
House of Helfa,  Llandudno, North Wales. UK (2014)
Home, The Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax, England. (2014)
Donation Florence et Daniel Guerlain, Centre Pompidou, Paris. France (2014)
Friends and Family, Eva Hober galerie, Paris. France (2013)
Utopie Picturale, Ville Dutoit, Geneva. Switzerland (2013)
Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva. Switzerland(2013)
Galerie Nosbaum and Reding, Luxembourg (2013)
The Painter, the Draughtsman, the Dealer and their Lovers, Voges Gallery, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2011)
Gallery Artists, Wittenbrink Gallery, Munich, Germany (2011)
Works on paper, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland. (2010)
Fate and Freewill, Cas, New York, USA (2009)
Hope and Despair, curated by Bob Matthews, Cell Project Space, London, UK (2008)
Philippe Cognee & James Rielly,  Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse, France (2008)
El rey de la casa(King of the house), Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona, Spain (2007)
Paper Baglady and Other Stories, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK (2007)
World-Gone-Mad, curated by Bob Matthews, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, UK (2006)
Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; Limehouse Arts Foundation, London, UK (2006)
XS, Galeria Distrito Cu4tro, Madrid, Spain (2005)
Spoilt Rotten, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales. UK (2005)
(…) The duck was still alive, Abbaye Saint-Andre, Centre d!art contemporain, Meymac, France (2005)
Contre-Images, Carré d!Art, Nimes, France (2004)
Summertime in the City, Archimedes Staffolini Gallery, Athens, Greece (2004)
Outlook, curated by Christos Joachimedes, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece (2003)
Anthropography, Frissiras collection, The Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece (2003)
Child in Time: views of contemporary artists on youth and adolescence, Gemeentemuseum Helmond, The Netherlands (2003)
Childhood, CASA Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain (2003)
Telling Stories, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, USA (2003)
Il Grande Freddo, curated by Luca Beatrice, In Dres, Turin, Italy (2003)
Once Again, curated by Jane Harris in collaboration with Stephen Foster, Director, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK (2003)
Portraits, Edward Mitterand Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland (2002)
Intimacy, Russell-Coates Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, UK (2002)
Disturb, 1st Public School of Hydra, Hydra, Greece (2002)
La tête de l!emploi, organised by FRAC Auvergne, Centre Culturel Valery Larbaud, France (2002)
Fame and Promise, 14 Wharf Road, London, UK (2002)
Snakes, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails, Nikolai Fine Art, New York, USA (2001)
Love You Always, Damasquine Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (2001)
Strictly Painting II, Voges & Deisen Gallery, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2001)
The Double, The Lowry Art Centre, Salford, Manchester, UK (2000)
La Spiritualità Nell! Arte’ Da Boccioni a Serrano, Santuario di Oropa, Biella, Italy  (2000)
James Rielly, Sophie von Hellermann, Markus Vater, Pat O!Connor, Jeffrey Dennis, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK  (2000)
Drawings, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA  (2000)
Y2K Fine Arts from the UK, Archemedes Staffolini Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus  (2000)

ARTWORKS IN COLLECTIONS
Arts Council of England, UK.
Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens, Greece.
Fonds National d!Art Contemporain, France.
Frissiras Collection, Athens, Greece.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France.
Saatchi Collection, London, UK.
Sintra Museo de Arte Moderna, Portugal.
Tate Gallery, London, UK.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK.
La Collection du FRAC d!Auvergne, France.
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK.
CASA Salamanca, Spain.
The Deutsche Bank Collection, Germany.
Wurth Collection, Spain.

PUBLICATIONS
Spirits in the sky, Galerie Wittenbrink, Munich Germany (2010)
James Rielly: Things that go bump in the day, Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy (2008)
Richer, Francesca, Rosenzweig, Matthew, eds. No 1: First Works by 362 Artists. (2006)
Painting People, Charlotte Mullins, Thames and Hudson. (2006)
James Rielly, Watercolours, essay by Martin Herbert. Timothy Taylor gallery, Galeria Ramis Barquet. (2006)
Happy Birthday: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in the Deutsche Bank, James Rielly’Birdbox, 2003′, colour illustrations, p.189. (2005)
Life of Rielly, essay by Marc Oivier Wahler, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London (2005)
Contre-Images, essays by Régis Durand, Françoise Cohen and Daniel Buren, Carré d!Art, Nîmes, France (2004)
James Rielly, essay by Roy Exley, Distrito Cu4tro, Madrid, Spain (2003)
Outlook, curated by Christos Joachimedes, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece (2003)
James Rielly, interview by Maite Lorés and essay by Dan Fox, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain (2002)
James Rielly, essay by Jean-Charles Vergne, FRAC d!Auvergne, France (2002)
James Rielly, essay by Dan Fox, Timothy Taylor Gallery, UK (2001)
James Rielly, essay by Emma Anderson, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, UK (2000)
The Double, essays by Emma Anderson, Gilda Williams, The Lowry Art Centre, UK (2000)
5,6,7,8,9,0 – CAN , essay by Marc Olivier Wahler, Centre d!Art Neuchatel, France (2000)
La Spiritualita nell!Arte Da Boccioni a Serrano, essay by Alberto Fiz. (2000)
The Saatchi Gift to the Arts Council Collection, The Arts Council of England, London, UK (2000)
James Rielly, Vergne, Jean-Charles (ed.), La Collection du FRAC d!Auvergne 1900-2000, FRAC d!Auvergne, France (2000)
(Corps) Social, L!Ensba, essay by Éric de Chassey Sorted, essay by Dave Freck, Ikon Gallery, UK (1999)
Tell Me A Story, essay by Yves Aupetitallot, Le Magasin Centre National D!Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France (1999)
Cork, Richard, Young British Art: The Saatchi Decade, Booth-Clibborn Editions, London, UK (1999)
A Companion Guide to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, UK (1999)
Sensation: Young British Artists from The Saatchi Collection (exhibition catalogue), texts by Brooks Adams, Norman Rosenthal, Richard Shone, Martin Maloney and Lisa Jardine, London: Thames and Hudson in association with the Royal Academy of Arts. (1997)
Sensible Ways, essays by Stuart Morgan, Arielle Pélanc, La Salle Blanche, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France (1997)
Jerwood Painting Prize !97 , text by Judith Bumpus, Jerwood Foundation, UK (1997)
Making It: Process and Participation, Fiona Bradley, Tate Galley Liverpool, UK (1995)

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