Richard Stone (b. 1974) is a London-based artist who received his MA from Central Saint Martins. Further classically trained through a scholarship and apprenticeships in Italy, including through the tutelage of Helaine Blumenfeld OBE, Stone was also recently cited in the Financial Times as a ‘rising star'. Each of Stone’s works are an arrested moment between stillness and movement and together form a unique perspective on the world - from exploring masculinity in historic sculpture through to the sensuality of form and colour in sculpture as painting. His sculptural forms in particular capture the liminal space between figuration and abstraction, whilst articulating the continued relevance of beauty in classical materials.
Solo exhibitions include (Upcoming) Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London UK, (2024); the knight divided, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2022); asplendour among shadows, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2020); everywhen, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2017); in the shape of centuries, James Freeman Gallery, London (2015); gleam, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London (2014); the end of england, Galleries Goldstein, London (2012); new portrait capes, The Horse Hospital, London (2012); a walk at dusk and dawn, Burgh House (2012); idir eathara, Tank Gallery, London, UK (2011); reenactment of a memorial, Madame Lillie’s Gallery, London, UK (2010); and The parlour, 69 Amwell Street, London (2009).
Group exhibitions include New Wave Art Wknd, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, West Palm Beach, USA (2023); Enter Art Fair, with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (2023); Where the Wild Roses Grow, Schloss Goerne, Germany (2023); Transience, James Freeman Gallery, London, UK (2023); Eye of the Collector, with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2023); Untitled Miami Beach, with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Miami, USA (2022); Nature Morte, Rowe Gallery, US (2022); Art Paris, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Paris (2022); Under a Serene Sky, CoBra Gallery, Shanghai; Facing the Sun, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Schloss Görne, Germany (2021); Enter Art Fair, Copenhagen with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2021); Westbund Art Fair, Shanghai with CoBra Gallery (2021); Quickenings, James Freeman Gallery, London (2021); A Splendour among Shadows (with Lorena García Mateu), Kristin Hjellegjerde, London (2020); All the Days and Nights, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London (2020); Art Dubai (2019); Skulpturegarten, Galerie Brunnhofer, Linz, Austria (2018); Art Brussels with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2018); Kunstsalon Perchtoldsdorf, Burg Perchtoldsdorf, Austria with Brunnhofer Galerie (2018); Sweep~Landskip, Kinokino, Sandnes, Norway, curated by Roberto Ekholm (2018); Nature Morte, Guildhall, London (2018); Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Exhibition, Dora House, London, curated by Jo Baring, Director of the Ingram Collection (2018) Imago Mundi, Triestre, Salone degli Incanti, Italy (2018); Nature Morte, The Four Domes Pavilions, National Museum of Wrocław (2017); Volta Basel with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2017); Volta Basel with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2016); London Art Fair with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2016); Konsthallen - Bohusläns, Sweden (2016); Ha gamle prestegard, Norway (2015).
Highlights and collections
Stone’s works can be found in prominent collections in the UK, Europe and the United States. In 2023, he was awarded the Brit List Award from Hotel Designs for his commission by the historic Old War Office in Westminster London, which includes the landmark development of Raffles London. He has been published alongside leading artists including Vija Celmins, Kris Martin and Gabriel Orozco and has exhibited with Matt Collishaw, Derek Jarman and Michael Raedecker. Stone has been awarded and shortlisted for numerous awards and residencies, including Art Council England Grant for the Arts, the Brian Mercer Bronze Scholarship and Residency, and the Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture.