Annabel Dover

Born in Liverpool, 1975


PhD Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Art, 2006-2017

PGCE in Art & Design, Cambridge University 2002-2003

MA Fine Art, Central St Martins College of Art & Design 2000-2002

BA Fine Art, Newcastle University 1994-1998


2017 British School at Athens, British Council funded three-month residency

2014 Aldeburgh International Poetry Festival, Artist in Residence

2013 Dark Starlit Night, Kettles Yard, Cambridge

2011 Art as a Full-time Hobby, Aid and Abet, Cambridge

2006 Library, Arts Council Funded Residency, Bury St Edmunds Library, Suffolk

Solo Exhibitions

Agoraphobia, Minories Gallery, Colchester, 2017

Archive, British School at Athens, 2017

National Velvet, Transition Gallery, London, 2011

Whistlejacket, Coexist, 2010

Oriole, Transition Gallery, London, 2006

Lux, Rosy Wilde, London, 2006

Nostalgia, Persimmon Gallery, Los Angeles, 2006


Selected Group Exhibitions


Vessels with Pestles and Chalices from Palaces, Minories 2017


Time is Love II, Kisito Assigni, touring: Rome, Hong Kong and New York


Kerry Baldry, One Minute, Touring,


Contemporary Masters from the East of England, The Cut


History & Painting China Academy of Art, Shanghai


Contemporary Masters of Britain, Jiangshu Arts and Craft Museum



Blackwater Polytechnic Open Studios with Freddie Robins and Ben Coode-Adams


Telling Tales, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London


Time is Love I, Kisito Assigni, Touring internationally.




Sluice Art Fair, London


Heads, Studio One Gallery, London


Existence, Zoe Hawkins Gallery, Winchester

@Paintbritain at Ipswich Art School


Contemporary British Painting, Huddersfield Art Gallery


Painting Objects, St. Marylebone Crypt, London



Aldeburgh International Poetry Festival, Artist in Residence

Easterlies Abbey Walk Gallery Grimsby

News from Nowhere, Kelmscott House, National Trust, London

Unstable Ground, Paper, Manchester with George Shaw and Simon Woolham

University Collection Showcase, Ipswich



Atomic, Transition Gallery

Wintergarden, Sutton House, London

One Minute Volumes VI & VII, touring curated by Kerry Baldry

Contemporary Art from IWM: Art in a Media Age, Imperial War Museum North, Manchester.

Brighton Art Fair

The Fulham Palace Art Fair, London,

His Monkey Wife, Glasgow Project Room

This Me of Mine, Ipswich Art School Gallery


Now the Dream is Over, Blyth Gallery Imperial College

Loss, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

Tainted Love, Transition Gallery Touring Show

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, invited by Tess Jaray, London

One Minute, Volume 5, curator Kerry Baldry, touring internationally

Santorini Biennale, Santorini, Greece



Sluice Art Fair, Mayfair, London

Eastern Pavilions, Norwich School of Art Gallery

O Painters, My Painters! UCS Gallery,Ipswich

The Island of True Stories, Camberwell Church, London

The Lion's Den, Influx Limerick,

The Count of Monte Cristo, The Pheonix Gallery, Exeter



The Jerwood Drawing Prize, London (and 2008)

Streaming Film Festival, The Hague

Extra-Ordinary, The Grundy, Blackpool

Presents, Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge

ARTBLITZ, Transition Gallery, London

400 Women, Shoreditch Town Hall, London

Quiet Voices, Late at the Tate, Tate Britain, London

Aurora Film Festival, Outpost, Norwich

Fifteen Days, Fifteen Artists, Firstsite Colchester

Threadneedle Arts Prize, London

The Painting Class, Lethaby Gallery, Tate Britain, London


Work in Collections:


British School at Athens, portfolio Archive to the BSA


Priseman Seabrook Collection


University of the Arts, London

Imperial War Museum, London

English Heritage, London

Eastern Contemporary Collection

Madison Museum of Fine Art, Georgia USA





Recent conferences/papers:

Presentation at the Athens School of Fine Arts and British School of Athens, Dream Lives of Objects 


Paint Club East in conversation with Mimei Thompson


Chair of symposium Wimbledon College of Art Telling Stories We Believe to be True with Carol Mavor and Valerie Sinason.


Amateur Women, Open College of the Arts


Lost in Translation, RCA

Journeys across MediaMemory & Imagination Reading University

a-n Venice Biennale Bursary


Recent publications:

Contemporary Art & War by Sara Bevan

Work in, Blue Mythologies, Reaktion press by Professor Carol Mavor

TES review of my work in Blue Mythologies

Varsity interview for Dark Starlit Night

Wall Street Journal interview for Art in a Media Age

Today programme interview for Art in a Media Age



Royal College of Art, Critical and Historical Studies Lecturer


Visiting Lecturer:


University of Suffolk


Camberwell College of Art.


Athens School of Fine Arts.


University of East Anglia