Stuart Middleton’s practice involves drawing, painting, sculpture, writing and animation. His work often reflects upon the body as a space in which internalised fantasies and public relations coalesce. Middleton examines how fictions enter popular culture as tools used to underpin social divisions. He is interested in the coercive nature of metaphors; asking under what conditions do they originate, and what roles do they play in the entrenchment of identities.


Stuart Middleton was born in Crewe, UK. He studied at Camberwell college of art, London and HfBK Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main. Recent solo exhibitions include the gonks, Carlos/Ishikawa, London (2015) Sad Sketches. Piper Keys, London (2014) Group exhibitions include: Being There. Vilma Gold, London (2016) Unruly Relations, Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland (2016) Edgelands. Camden Arts Centre, London (2015) The Mechanical Garden and Other Long Encores The Woodmill, London 2014 He has performed readings at Limoncello, London and at the ICA.