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Paul Digby

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Paul is based in the UK, Leeds Yorkshire and was born in Cleethorpes, North Lincolnshire. He moved to various places in the North of England whilst growing up. Paul studied at Norwich University of the Arts and the University of Leeds.

Paul's work and ideas reference evolutionary psychology, psychiatric diagnosis and concepts specific to contemporary art. He has regularly taught across education and currently sits on the Steering Group for the Yorkshire and Humber Visual Arts Network, part of the UK's Contemporary Visual Arts Network.


2014ESA, Dortmund
Broken Grey Wires, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow
2013Manchester Contemporary
Synthesis, Manchester Science Festival
Drawings, ESA Show Space, Warren Street, London
Yorkshire Artists, Munroe House Gallery, Leeds
2011Red, Cultivate Gallery, London
2010Man, Art of Giving, Saatchi Gallery
Hybrid: arts and science exhibition, SIAD, Sheffield
2009Leeds Art Fair
SHINE, Leeds
Salon 08, ESA, Dortmund

2014Portraits of Emotions, The Tetley Gallery, Leeds
Portraits, Munroe House Gallery, Leeds
2013Portraits, Union 105, Chapeltown, Leeds
2012Portraits, Charles Thackrah Building, School of Medicine, Uni. of Leeds
Paintings, Ropewalk Contemporary Art Gallery, Barton-on-humber, Norther Lincs
2011Cornerhouse, Manchester
2010Man, Sculpture, Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds
Man, Sculpture, Charles Thackrah Building, School of Medicine, Uni. of Leeds

Wall works:
2004Drawings from the Present, Leeds City Art Gallery, seven day wall drawing
Walls, Leeds Met Art Gallery, six day wall drawing
2003Untitled, Collect Gallery, Liverpool, two day wall drawing
Interior Space, High Royds Hospital, three day wall drawing
New Perspective, The Thread Gallery, Cambridge, two day wall drawing
2002Hold the Line, RBS Gallery, London, two day wall drawing
Windows, Rampton Hospital, three day wall drawing
On the Wall, High Royds Hospital, two day wall drawing

2003High Royds Hospital, one week Residency
2000Rampton Hospital Six Month Residency

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