Laurence Whitfield

Born, Manchester, England in 1938. Attended The Manchester Regional College of Art 1959/ 60 and The Slade School of Fine Art, London 1960/ 62. Moved to Paris in 1962, returning to London 1964 and to Gloucestershire England in 1966,  

Selected exhibitions;
‘Young contemporaries’ London 1961 and 1962. – Fluxus group ‘Poesie Et/Cetera Americaine, Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris 1963. – ‘Das Schwarze Object, Studio Ordo, Darmstadt, Germany 1964. – Marlborough New London Gallery, Bond street 1965. – ‘Revort 1, documenti d’arte oggetiva in Europa’ Galleria d’arte Moderna, Palermo 1965. – ‘Premio Internazionale Biella per L’incisioni,Biella, Italy 1965. – Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 1967. – 1st prize-winner, Welsh Arts Council Exhibition 1968. – British representative- ‘Forma Viva’ Symposium of Sculptors, Kostanjevica na Krki, Yugoslavia 1968.
I.C.A. travelling exhibition, New York and Toronto 1969.- Davison Art Centre, Middletown, Connecticut USA 1969.- Castle Museum, Norwich 1970. Artist in Residence at the University of Kentucky, Lexington KY, USA.- 1970. Piccadilly Gallery, London 1971.- Insel Galerie, Hamburg, Germany 1972. Greenwich Theatre Gallery, London 1972.- Arts Council of Great Britain, ‘Sculpture Purchases by Bryan Kneale’ touring England throughout 1976. Hoya Gallery, London 1975.- Compendium Gallery, Birmingham 1977.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions 1978, 1979, 1983.- Sloane Street Gallery,London1979.- Fluxus performance ; ‘Art into Music into Art’, Green Park Theatre, Bath 1985.- ‘Etc’; International Symposium of Art, Warsaw, Poland.- Marlene Frei Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.

Regular part-time Lecturer in Sculpture at The Bath Academy of Art, Corsham and Newport College of Art, from 1965 to 1971. Full-time Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at, The Polytechnic, Wolverhampton, to 1989. Taught at The University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA in 1970, L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Le Mans, France in 1979 and at The Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Gujarat, India, in 1985.
Gave up teaching in 1990 and has since worked privately and professionally making occasional visits to New Mexico

Moved from England to live in Baden-Württemberg, Southern Germany, in June 2005.