b.1994, London, UK. Currently lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.


I am an artist, writer and curator whose work largely considers issues around sexuality, gender and relationships.
My practice operates in between modes of working; from minimalist painting, sculpture, text, and the altered object, in order to examine visibility, represent a trace of the body and generate a sense of absence. Exploring the ways queerness is visualised through differing levels of abstraction, my aim is to investigate intimacy, sexuality, and gender from both personal and wider standpoints.


My work is held in several private collections across the UK and Europe. I always have original works and publications available for sale; please contact me directly for information and prices at oliversdoe@gmail.com

Education:
- BA Fine Art – Newcastle University (2012 – 2016)

Current/Upcoming:
- Proximities, Hartmann Center, Peoria, IL, USA, 22nd August -28th September 2018

Solo Exhibitions:
2018: - Body, you are not me, Abject 2 Gallery, Newcastle
2016: - i knew her but i could not be a boy, Long Gallery, Newcastle

2015: - Distant Bodies, System Gallery, Newcastle

2013: - Iconoclasm, Sutcliffe’s Gallery, London


Selected Group Exhibitions:
2018:
- Colour My World, SEAS/BMECP Centre, Brighton
- Close to You, TESTT Space, Durham
2017:
- First Bowie, Now This, Old Gymnasium, Berwick upon Tweed
Reality Check, The NewBridge Project, Gateshead

- Bish, Bash, Bosh, WE THE NORTH, Liverpool
- You're Reading Into It, Vane, Newcastle
- Provocations, ICW, Blackpool
- In Plain Sight, 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield
- Moving on up, Moving on out, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle

2016:

- Tender Bodies, Praxis Gallery, Newcastle
- Palinoia, XL Gallery, Newcastle

2014:

- Fabulous, XL Gallery, Newcastle
- Poetry Will Be Made By All!, LUMA/Westbau, Zurich (SUI)

2013:

- corporART, Bamburgh House, Newcastle

As Curator:
2018:
- Close to You, TESTT Space, Durham

2017:

- I can’t remember the last time I used cardamom, TESTT Space, Durham
Reality Check, The NewBridge Project, Gateshead

- You're Reading Into It, Vane, Newcastle

2015:

- Distant Bodies, System Gallery, Newcastle

Selected Publications:- ‘Trace Your Fingers Over The Edges Of Me’ (Self-published, Newcastle: 2018)
- ‘Body, you are not me’
(Self-published as part of Curious Arts Festival 2018, Newcastle: 2018)
- ‘I can’t remember the last time I used cardamom’
(Self-published with assistance from TESTT Space, Durham: 2017)
- Multiple poems and paintings in Lungs2 (Lungs, Newcastle: 2017)
- “So perfectly lit” in Tender Bodies (Papaya Press, Newcastle: 2016)
- It was as if nothing was really there (Self-published, Newcastle: 2016)
- Newcastle University BA Fine Art Degree Show Catalogue 2016 (Newcastle University, Newcastle: 2016) [As editor]
- 'I don't think I have ever seen you, completely, naked' (Photobook, Self-published, Newcastle: 2016)
- Salty Sweet (Self-published, Newcastle: 2015)
- "And yet here I am, screaming" and interview with Zach Roddis in Q's: Attitudes towards Queer Issues in the DIY Community (Zach Roddis/IdeasTap, Manchester: 2015)
- O, Heathen, Here in ‘Interval II’ (Unstapled Press, Newcastle: 2014)
- Poems (LUMA Foundation, Zurich: 2014)


Awards, Grants & Residencies:
- Curious Festival Visual Arts Commission, 2018
- Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts, 2017 (You're Reading Into It)
- The NewBridge Project Graduate Programme Associate Artist (2016-2017)
- Newcastle University, Bartlett Offsite Fund, 2014-15 (Distant Bodies)


© Oliver Doe 2014-2018