Paul Day Sculpture


Paul Day has spent over twenty years developing a highly personal approach to figurative sculpture with a particular interest in representing the figure in architectural space using high-relief, an art form that combines drawn composition and fully rounded sculpture.

Upon finishing his education in England, Paul Day began working professionally at once, aided by a grant from the Prince of Wales Business Youth Trust . Over the years he has developed a form of art singularly difficult to categorise in terms of contemporary artistic idioms. His high relief sculptures in terracotta, resin and bronze have been exhibited widely in Europe and are appreciated not least for their peculiarly personal approach to perspective. His exhibitions attract considerable interest from both the public and media alike. This appeal of an artist who is unquestionably of his time but whose world links up with a longstanding tradition is rare. Day has the themes of Urbanity and the City at the heart of his artistic practice and, in order to represent them, has elaborated a perspective of subjectivity.

Since his first solo show in Paris in 1995, Paul Day has undertaken many commissions and exhibitions in Europe, the United States and Canada. It was due to an exhibition at the Sculpture Foundation at Goodwood (UK) in 2001 that Paul Day was selected to compete in the competition for a monument to the Battle of Britain and for which he was chosen. This was the first public monument to be sited in his home country. Since then other monuments in London have followed.


Paul Day Dates

1967 Born in England

1987- 88 Foundation Course, Colchester Institute

1988- 89 Dartington School of Arts

1989- 91 Cheltenham School of Art, B.A. Hons

1991 Prince’s Trust Award

1993 Taylor Foundation Prize

1999 Lauréat, Susse Foundry Prize

2002 Lauréat, Battle of Britain Monument Competition

2006 Honorary Doctorate, University of Gloucestershire

2007 Lauréat, Queen Mother Memorial Competition


Important Commissions

2011 Sculpture project for the City of Westminster, (in progress)

Monument project for a major London football club (in progress)

2010 Gold Sovereign for the Queen’s Jubilee, the Royal Mint,UK.

2008 The Queen Mother Memorial, London

2007 The Meeting Place, St Pancras International Station, London

2006 Rupert Brooke memorial statue, Grantchester, Cambridge, UK

2005 The Battle of Britain London Monument, Westminster, London

2004  ‘The Few’ memorial sculpture, Dorsington, Warwickshire, UK

2001 Mining Tragedy memorial sculpture, Charleroi, Belgium

2000 ‘Brussels, an urban comedy’, (25m long frieze), Brussels

Relief frieze for  Brussels City Parliament

1999 ‘The Two Houses’ commissioned by Jeffrey Archer, London

1994 Triptych for Hilton International, Watford, UK

1991 ‘The Visitation’ commissioned by Leo & Jilly Cooper, Glos. UK

1992 St Peter, Prinknash Abbey, Glos. UK

1990 Harry Judge CBE, Fire Service Training College, Glos. UK


Solo Exhibitions

2011 Permanent Paul Day exhibition, Musee des Beaux Arts, Beaune

Musee de Roanne, France

2009 Arthus Gallery, Brussels

Plus One Gallery, London

Espace Contemporain, Beaune, France

2006 The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada

Galerie Alain Blondel, Paris

Espace Contemporain, Beaune, France

2005 The Cass Sculpture Foundation, London

Paul Day at Bloomsbury Auctions, London

2004 Espace Contemporain, Beaune, France

2003 Garth Clark Gallery, New York

2002 Galerie Alain Blondel,Paris

Arthus Gallery, Brussels

2001 The Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, UK.

‘Brussels, an urban comedy’, St. Hubert Galleries, Brussels

2000 Ulrich Gering Gallery, Frankfurt

Galerie Alain Blondel, Paris

Exhibition of drawings, Museum of Corte, Corsica

1999 Studio 8, London

Atelier Gustave, Paris

1998 Art Frankfurt with Ulrich Gering Gallery, Frankfurt

1997 Duncan Campbell Contemporary Art, London

Art Service Gallery, Paris

1995 Art Service Gallery, Paris

1994 Château d’Eguilly (21) France

1992 Cheltenham Museum & Art Gallery, Glos. UK


Various Collections

Fine Art Museum of Houston, USA

Arizona State University Museum, USA

The Gardiner Museum of Ceramics, Toronto

Buckingham Palace

The Palace of Westminster

Brussels Regional Parliament

Mannheimer Versicherung, Germany


Group Exhibitions

2010 Michele Becker Gallery, Vancouver

2008 Exarte Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

2007 Human Form in Clay, Shigaraki Ceramic Museum, Japan

2003 SOFA, New York, Garth Clark Gallery

2002 Salon des Tuileries, Paris

Salon de la Sculpture, Lyon

2001 Salon des Tuileries, Paris

1999 Studio 8, London

1998 ‘Visions Urbaines’, Galerie Fabrice Galvani, Toulouse

Salon de Fontaine-les-Dijon,( invited artist)

Salon de Charenton-le-Pont, (invited artist)

1997 Unicorn Pictures at the Palace of Westminster, London

‘Stadtlandfluss’ Ulrich Gering Galerie, Frankfurt

’0uvoir de photographie potentielle’, Theatre 13, Paris

Art Cologne (Ulrich Gering Galerie )

1993 Salon des Artistes Français, Grand Palais, Paris

1991 Fresh Art, Islington Design Center, London