Merlin James
B.1960
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Merlin James was born in Cardiff, Wales and currently lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. As well as a painter he is a writer on art, and from his days as a graduate at London’s Royal College of Art (when the school was located in the Victoria & Albert Museum) he has made extensive use of art history in his own work.  Merlin James' solo exhibitions include the Wales Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale and 'Painting to Painting' – an exploration of his use of art-historical precedents – at the New York Studio School (2007).
Exhibitions
Ann Pibal, David Schutter, Jeronimo Elespe, John Dilg, Josephine Halvorson, Merlin James, Robert Bordo, Ryan McLaughlin
The Big Picture
June 8 - July 25, 2012
Selected Press
Merlin James
Artforum
April 2013
Hoberman, Mara. Merlin James - Galerie les Filles du Calvaire
Publications
Merlin James
Merlin James
2013
Texts by David Cohen, Aidan Dunne, Suzanne Hudson, Ara Merjian,  Barray Schwabsky, Roger White, John Yau Interview with the artist by
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Merlin James
Signal Box

KW Institute for Contemporary Art | September 18 - November 11, 2013
We are proud to announce the first institutional show of Merlin James's work in Germany at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin on view from September 18 through November 10, 2013. More information: http://www.kw-berlin.de/en/exhibitions/524_signal_box_379 Image: SIGNAL BOX, 2009 Acrylic and mixed media 20.875 x 22.5 53 x 57 cm. read more