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Mr Tim Renshaw

Mr Tim Renshaw,	Lecturer in Art
  • Convenor on studio modules
  • Studio tutor
  • Academic tutor
  • PhD supervision

Areas of interest

Tim Renshaw’s research interests develop through the medium of painting and the particular ways in which forms specific to painting may be a vehicle for meaning. In particular he gives attention to the multiple planes of painting and what he describes as their various communicative potentials. His research into the plane of painting is informed through perceptual reflection on surface effects produced through painting, the language of planes in the history of painting and through exchange with plane phenomena outside of the discipline of painting, notable architecture. Related to this are questions concerning paintings contributions to embodied and affective knowledge of spaces.

  • Form and meaning through planes in painting
  • Surfaces of architecture
  • Spatial phenomenology

Tim’s most recent exhibition, the larger in/and the smaller, in April 2023 was at the Thames-side studio gallery ( The paintings and drawings for the exhibition developed during a year-long sabbatical funded by a Lorne Award. During the sabbatical Tim supplemented his research into planes of space through residencies at The Mahler-LeWitt studio’s in Spoleto, Italy and Cill Rialaig, Ireland.

Postgraduate supervision

Tim welcomes research proposals on part practice research projects in the areas of:

  • Form and meaning in painting
  • Spatial thinking in painting
  • Painting and its relationship to embodied thought


Tim Renshaw lives and works in London, in 2021 -2022 he was the recipient of the Lorne Award. Recent residencies include Mahler Lewitt Studios, Italy, 2022 and Cill Rialaig, Ireland 2022. Recent exhibitions include: the larger in/and the smaller,  Thames-Side Studio Gallery, 2023, Stack, APT Gallery, 2022, Multivision20/20, Museum Wihlem Morgner, Germany, 2021; Art/Architecture Intersections, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, 2020, Le Modular, HLM, Marseille, France, 2019; Drift, Thames-Side Studio Gallery, London; Cosmic Laziness, Coleman Projects, London 2018; Imagining Architecture, isdaT, Toulouse, France, 2018; Fully Awake, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; Plan/Unplan, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London, 2017; Notebook Architecture, Kunstgriff, Zurich, Switzerland, 2017, John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2016; Shed, Naming Rights, London, 2016; Distressed Geometry, Kunstraum, Baden, Switzerland, 2015

Renshaw organises exhibitions with the group Outside Architecture

Awards and honours

  • 2007 Cocheme Fellowship, Byam Shaw School of Art
  • 2002 London Arts Board Award
  • 2002 Rome Abbey Fellowship
  • 1997 Arts Council Purchase Award
  • 1993-95 Winchester Fellowship.

Selected publications

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2008 Images in the Vaguest Sense, V22 Ashwinstreet Gallery
  • 2000 Lock-up, London1994"RSI", Winchester Gallery, Winchester* 1991 Battersea Arts Centre, London.


Group Exhibitions:

  • 2008 same as it ever was… Art Space Gallery, London*
  • 2007 Painting Unlimited, APT Gallery, London
  • 2006 Transfer, Keith Talent Gallery, London*
  • 2006 V22, Ashwin Street, London*
  • 2006 V22, Clerkenwell, London
  • 2005 Vine Space, London
  • 2005CAS, Bloomberg, London
  • 2005 Short Stories about Painting, Artspace Gallery, London*
  • 2005 Ex Roma, APT Gallery London
  • 2004 John Moores 23, Walker Art Gallery,Liverpool Biennale,Liverpool *
  • 2003 Bad Touch, Keith Talent Gallery, London2003group show, Lump Gallery, Colerado, USA
  • 2003 Painting Degree Zero, Keith Talent Gallery, London
  • 2002 Public House, The Establishment, London
  • 2002 The British School at Rome, Rome*
  • 2001 Jerwood Painting Prize, The Jerwood, London*
  • 2000 Incorporations Arts and Business, London
  • 1998 Eliminate the Negative, Gasworks Gallery, London
  • 1996 Gasworks Gallery, London.

(* indicates that a catalogue accompanied this exhibition)


Upcoming Exhibitions:

  • 2009 Turps 2, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy
  • 2009 Outside Architecture – collaborative curatorial project – Tim Renshaw, Bernice Donszelmann, Mary McLean, University of Greenwich, London
  • 2009 Baroque Space, Keith Talent Gallery, London.


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