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Andrew Michael Stahl (born 1954[1] in London), is a British painter who lives and works in the UK. He is known for his large figurative paintings. Stahl is Professor of Fine Art and Head of Undergraduate Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art.[2]

In 1979 he won the Abbey Major Scholarship[3] and spent two years in Rome returning to the UK for his first solo show in London at the Arts Council[4] funded AIR Gallery in 1981. Since this time he has shown widely internationally.

In 2000 Stahl did a British Council funded residency at Chiang Mai University. Much of his recent work reflects on travels to Japan and Thailand and addresses the conflation of time, space and cultures that long-haul travel brings. Andrew Stahl's paintings approach cultural differences and connections using pictorial language, imagination and figuration. Images become vehicles to carry painterly experimentation. This was underpinned by a further series of residencies in Thailand, plus residencies in Australia (Sydney) and China (Guangzhou). Recent solo shows include Robert Steele Gallery, New York City and Matthew Bown Gallery, London, 2007; Anywhere Anytime Anyhow, Ardel Gallery Bangkok 2009 and New Paintings, Robert Steele Gallery, New York, 2010, a two-person show with Panya Vijinthanasarn in 2014 at Thavibu Gallery Bangkok. Group shows include the British Council[5] show Monologue/Dialogue featuring artists from the UK and Thailand, Part 1 in Bangkok, 2006 and Part 2 in London, 2008; Stew, Artspace, London, 2008; Same as it ever was, University of the Arts, London, 2008; Painting of the 80s, Matthew Bown Gallerie, Berlin,[6] 2009 and Select, Peppercannister Gallery, Dublin, 2010. In June 2014, very interested in transcultural interaction, Andrew Stahl both curated and participated in Monologue/Dialogue 3 Fragility and Monumentality, a group show at the BACC in Bangkok, Thailand of 12 British and Thai Artists funded by the British Council and the Thai Ministry of Culture (Interview for exhibition in Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre)


  1. ^ David Buckman (2006). Artists in Britain since 1945: M to Z. Art Dictionaries Limited. p. 1500. ISBN 978-0-9532609-5-9.
  2. ^ Slade School of Fine Art,UCL
  3. ^ Abbey Major Rome Scholarship
  4. ^ Arts Council
  5. ^ British Council
  6. ^ Matthew Bown Gallerie

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