Simon Boyd (1978) studied fine art at Middlesex university, London (1997-2001). He has lived in Argentina since 2007, exhibiting and selling work in Argentina, the United States and the United Kingdom. His work is also sold by private auction.
In 2009 he had a major solo exhibition at the British Arts Centre (Buenos Aires) and in 2016 participated in the International Biennial of Contemporary Art (Buenos Aires).
Simon produces experimental jazz music and collaborates with other artists. He enjoys merging the two art forms by designing album covers based on his paintings.
“Originally from London, I have spent the past thirteen years living in Argentina. I am inspired by my natural surroundings of La Pampa; particularly the wide open skies and vibrant quality of light. My work is autobiographical in the sense that it is the convergence of two worlds; my English culture and background contrasted with life in South America.”
Pilará – Buenos Aires, 2019
Central Street Gallery – Central Street, London, 2018 (solo)
The Jousters Banquet The British Arts Centre, Buenos Aires, 2009 (solo)
The Penguin project – Innovation Award, Ushuaia Maritime Museum, 2018
Enlaces – EKA & MOOR Gallery, Madrid, 2018
GESTA – ICBC Foundation, Twist Gallery, Buenos Aires, 2017
Thinks in Contemporary, Gallery Argentina, Buenos Aires, 2016
The International Contemporary Art Biennial Argentina, Buenos Aires, 2016
Mirá Art Fair, Buenos Aires, 2016, 2014
Ardi Art Fair, Buenos Aires, 2015
The Edinburgh Art Fair, Scotland 2014
Eggo Art Fair, Buenos Aires 2014
Red Dot Art Fair, New York 2011, Miami 2010
American Airlines, La Guardia, New York, 2011
Islington Art Fair, London 2005
Selected to participate in the Visual Arts Salon of La Pampa, ‘Sketches’, La Pampa, 2015
Visual Arts Salon of La Pampa, ‘Painting’, La Pampa, 2013
2nd prize, Landscapes, La Pampa Bank, 2013
La Pampa Visual Arts competition, 2007
Painter Stainer’s Prize, London, 1996