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Born and raised in Kent and Sussex, studied Art and Design at Central Saint Martins - UA London in 2009, and then Fine Art: Painting at the University of Brighton until 2013, James Cowland is a professional Artist and Instructor living and working in Hove, UK. James uses an introspective process and a limited palette to pursue themes inquiring of his own psychology. He maintains a long-standing line of work about human conflict, and embracing of MetaModernist ideas creates bodies of work that process through Abstract, Art-Nouveau and Digital media. James' work draws influence in part from artists such as Chapmans Jake and Dinos, Gerhard Richter and Anselm Keifer, Painters Phil Hale, Paul Nash, Walter Sickert, Klimt and Ivor Hele.



‘Surface,’ group show, Middle Street, Brighton 2011

‘Drawn,’ group show, Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Brighton 2012

‘interim’ second year show, (Education) Grand Parade gallery, University of Brighton 2012

Degree show, (Education) University of Brighton, 2013

‘FBA Futures,’ Exhibition (on invitation) Mall Gallery, London 2013

‘Recent Graduates’ Exhibition (on invitation) Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London 2013

‘Three Colour Grey’ - Solo, Self-initiated - Gallery 40, Brighton 2016

‘Meine Welt, Deine Welt’ - Solo, Self-initiated - Gallery 40, Brighton 2018

Studio 106, Artist Open Houses, Hove 2019 & 2021

2020 Online Exhibition, (and semifinalist in 2020 Art Competition), King House Fine Art, Stratford upon-Avon 2021

Joint show James Cowland and Hattie Lockhart Smith, Gallery 40 Brighton 2022 March

2x ‘Dynamite Art Fair,’ Downstairs at the Department Store, Brixton, 2022 April & September

Studio 106, B&H May Festival Artist Open House, Hove 2022 May

‘The Cab Run,’ Inaugural group show with ‘Do Not Obstruct’, Brighton Train Station, 2022 October

Studio 106, B&H Winter Artist Open House, Hove 2022 November

‘Luminate,’ Group Show, Dynamite Gallery Brighton, 2022 December

‘War in the Stars,’ Group Show, Dynamite Gallery Brighton, 2022 December

'Cab Run 2,' with 'Do Not Obstruct,' Brighton Train Station, 2023 February

Portland Coffee Shop, 6 Week Solo Showing, 2023 February-March

Studio 106, Brighton and Hove Open House venue 2, May 2023

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