Born 1947 in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Brought up primarily in England

Education

1960–1969 Winchester College and Cambridge University, England
1972–Present Living and working in New York City
1998–Present Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Visual Art, Columbia University School of the Arts

One Person Exhibitions

2017
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (2/16-3/18/17)
Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany (6/10—9/9/17)
2013
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California (11/7/13 – 1/18/14)
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (1/12 – 2/12/13)
2009
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (3/7 – 4/11/09)
2007
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (3/24 – 4/21/07)
2003
Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, San Francisco, California (5/17 – 6/28/03)
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (9/19 – 10/18/03)
1999
Drawings and Small Paintings, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (3/26 – 4/24/99)
1997
Adelson Gallery, Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colorado (12/19/97 – 3/10/98)
1996
Schmidt Contemporary Art, Saint Louis, Missouri (9/21 – 10/18/96)
1995
Recent Paintings, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (10/27 – 11/25/95)
1993
Karsten Schubert LTD, London, England (12/1/93 – 1/8/94)
1992
Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, California (6/26 – 7/31/92)
Recent Paintings, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (11/4 – 12/3/92)
1989
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1988
Julian Pretto Gallery, New York, New York (Paintings)
Julian Pretto Gallery, New York, New York (Drawings)

Group Exhibitions

2017
Salon Des Fidèdeles, CFA Berlin, Berlin, Germany (9/11-9/16/17)
2016
Material Considerations, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California (2/4-3/12/16)
2013
Julian Pretto Gallery Show, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, New York (9/6 – 10/26/13)
2011
Three Artists: Julie Mehretu, Julian Lethbridge and Wayne Gonzales, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California (2/3 – 3/5/11)
2007
Looking Back: The White Columns Annual, selected by Clarissa Dalrymple, White Columns, New York, New York (11/16 – 12/21/07)
Contemporary Art at the Colby College Museum of Art: Gifts From the Alex Katz Foundation, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine (7/14 – 10/28/07)
2005
Works on Paper – 2005, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri (5/13 – 6/11/05)
2004
New Faculty-Spring, Carpenter Center for the Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1/29 – 2/29/04)
Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas (4/3 – 5/15/04)
Group Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, NY, New York (9/1 - 10/1/04)
Prints, Books, and Multiples, Paula Cooper Gallery, NY, New York (1/10/04 - 1/15/05)
2003
Group Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, NY, New York (5/3 - 6/1/03)
Site and Insight: An Assemblage of Artists, Curated by Agnes Gund, P.S.1, New York (6/29 – 8/31/03)
2002
Merce Cunningham Foundation Benefit 50th Anniversary Art Sale, Paula Cooper Gallery, NY, New York (10/30 - 11/6/02)
2001
Locating Drawing, Doug Lawing Gallery, Houston, Texas (1/20 – 2/24/01)
2000
Drawings & Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, New York (12/08 - 12/23/00)
1999
Four Painters, New Spring Faculty Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1/30-2/24/99)
Powder, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado (2/25 - 4/11/99)
Drawn from Artists’ Collections, The Drawing Center, New York, New York (4/24 - 6/12/99)
Group Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, NY, New York (4/30)
Prints from the 1990s: Universal Limited Art Editions, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico (5/15 - 6/3/99)
Mixed Bag: Summer Group Show, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri (6/22 - 7/24/99)
1998
Drawings & Prints from the Paula Cooper Gallery Visual Arts Gallery, New York, New York
Travel and Leisure Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (5/2 - 6/26/98)
Artists on Line for ACOR Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York (9/10 - 9/12/98)
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama (9/20 - 10/8/98)
Universal Limited Art Editions Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia (10/10 - 11/4/98)
Amnesty International Benefit Drawing Show, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (12/10 - 12/23/98)
1997
Masterworks: New York on Paper Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C., (2/7-3/21/97)
Independent Curators Incorporated, 1997 Leo Awards Benefit exhibition and silent auction, 1950 Gallery (10/2 - 10/9/97)
1996
On Paper II Schmidt Contemporary Art, Saint Louis, Missouri (1/23 - 2/20/96)
Carroll Dunham, Julian Lethbridge, Terry Winters Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York, New York (2/20 - 3/31/96)
Changing Group Exhibition Turner Runyon Gallery, Dallas, Texas (4/26 - 6/21/96)
ULAE Publications Preview: Rauschenberg, Johns, Winters, McClelland, Hammond, Lethbridge, Murray, Smith, Dunham and Jensen Thomas Segal Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland (10/23/96)
unconditionally ABSTRACTION Schmidt Contemporary Art, Saint Louis, Missouri (11/23 - 12/20/96)
1995
From Here Karsten Schubert LTD, London, England (3/27 - 4/29/95)
Contemporary Art Society at Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland (5/12 - 6/18/95)
Contemporary Drawing: Exploring the Territory, curated by Mark Rosenthal, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado (7/27 - 9/24/95)
Prints: To benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts Brooke Alexander, New York, New York (12/5-12/29/95)
1994
The Inward Eye: Ross Bleckner, Richmond Burton, Julian Lethbridge Laura Carpenter Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico (4/9 - 6/1/94)
In the Field Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California (10/22 - 11/26/94)
46th Annual American Academy Purchase Exhibition The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York (11/7 - 12/4/94)
Holiday Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (12/3-23/94)
1993
‘I Am the Enunciator’ Thread Waxing Space, New York, New York (1/9 - 2/20/93)
Merce Cunningham Dance Company Benefit Art Sale 65 Thompson Street, New York, New York (1/16 - 1/23/93)
Exhibition to Benefit The Robert Mapplethorpe Laboratory for AIDS Research New England Deaconess Hospital Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, New York (2/10-20/93)
The Rome Project David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (4/24 - 6/6/93)
Black and White Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri (6/19 - 7/16/93)
Recent Acqusitions: Sculpture, Painting & Works On Paper John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California (6/29 - 9/4/93)
Works On Paper Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco (8/5 - 9/4/93)
25 Years (Part II) Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (12/4-18/93)
1992
5th Anniversary Show Karsten Schubert Ltd., London, England (2/27 - 4/25/92)
The Vertical Flatbed Picture Plane - En Valise Turner and Byrne Gallery, Dallas, Texas (5/92 - 7/92)
Group Exhibition Mars Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (5/27 - 7/4/92)
Julian Lethbridge and Sam Reveles Drawings, Paula Cooper Gallery, 149 Wooster, New York, New York (6/2 - 7/3/92)
Drawn in the Nineties (organized by Independent Curators Inc.) The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York (6/14 - 8/9/92), traveled to: Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (1/7 - 1/28/93); Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama (8/22 - 10/24/93)
Drawings and Works on Paper Anthony Ralph at Earl McGrath Gallery, West Hollywood, California (11/92)
Small Works Julian Pretto Gallery, New York, New York (12/1-19/92)
1991
Drawings Karsten Schubert LTD, London, England (1/23 - 2/16/91)
Object Lessons Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon (5/16 - 7/14/91)
Paintings and Drawings Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica, California (7/20 - 8/24/91)
Drawings and Watercolors Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, New York (8/1 - 2/12/91)
Act up Benefit Exhibition Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (12/5-21/91)
1990
In Memory of James 1984-1988: The Children’s Aids Project Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Trisha Brown Dance Company Benefit Art Sale Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (4/11 - 4/21/90)
Waterworks ULAE, New York, New York
Group Print Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, NY, New York (12/5 - 12/22/90)
1989
Works on Paper Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, New York
Painting Show Lorence Monk Gallery, New York, New York
Drawings Lorence Monk Gallery, New York, New York
Abstract Options University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, California
1988
25th Anniversary Exhibition for the benefit of the foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc. Leo Castelli Gallery and Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, New York
Changing Group Exhibition Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York
Group Exhibition Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Works on Paper Gabrielle Bryers Gallery, New York, New York
Almost White Gabrielle Bryers Gallery, New York, New York
1987
Art Against Aids Cable Gallery, New York, New York
1985
Selections Artists Space, New York, New York; organized by Kay Larson
1984
Sex Cable Gallery, New York, New York
1982
New Drawing in America The Drawing Center, New York, New York; exhibition travelled to England and Italy
1980
Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts Exhibition Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, New York
Drawings of a Different Nature Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon
1979
Choices The Drawing Center, New York, New York

Other

2004
Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies,Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2003
Speaker, New York Studio School Fall Lecture Series, New York Studio School, New York, New York
2001
Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1999
Contemporary Issues in Abstraction, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (panel discussion 2/11/99)
Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies,Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Awards

1988
Francis J. Greenberger Award

Updated: September 16, 2017