Dan Archer

Tesla

Dan Archer has exhibited widely in Britain including solo exhibitions at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the Royal British Society of Sculptors and a survey of leading stone sculptors at Canary Wharf in London. He also exhibited and made works at sculpture symposiums in Japan, S.Korea, Sardinia, Sweden, Germany, Dubai, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Italy and Australia. He recently completed a large work in marble at the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University ofPune in India and a work in Australia for the Palmer Biennial exhibition. He is also part time Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Loughborough University School of the Arts, English and Drama and a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Many of his recent works have been large scale public commissions ranging from 8.5 metre high granite obelisks to wall mounted neon forms, marble works with light projection and sculptures exploring site specific or historical contexts. His most extensive work was a sculpture dedicated to seafarers comprising an installation of 108 granite pillars with the profile of a wave, sited on a specially created earthwork beside the Bristol Channel in Portishead.

He continually develops ideas through drawings and smaller scale sculptures both in the UK and at his studio in the mountains of Asturias on Spain’s North Atlantic coast. These smaller works are in stones such as granite, Minnervois marble and alabaster, sometime in combination with light. His work often responds to enigmatic and uncanny places such as the eerie chambers inside the Red Pyramid at Dahshur near Cairo and the lost city of Tikal in Guatemala, or invokes a fragmented memory of the ancient past akin to our memories of a dream.

Selected Exhibitions

New Art, Hiroshima City Gallery, Japan, ​1984
Shiga Museum of Modern Art, Japan, ​1984
Solo Exhibition. Yorkshire Sculpture Park​, 1993-94
Maquette Exhibition, Hakone Sculpture Park, Japan, ​1993
Sculpture in the Close, Jesus College, Cambridge, ​1996
Changing States. Solo Exhibition, Dean Clough, Halifax, ​1997
Four. Solo exhibition, The Minories First Site, Colchester, ​1997
Solo exhibition. Churchill College, Cambridge, ​1998
Solo exhibition of Drawings. Gerlesborgsscholan. Sweden​, 1998
In Site. Djanogly Gallery. University of Nottingham, ​2000
Solo exhibition. Lincoln Cathedral​, 2002
The Beacon Project, Dunston Pillar Installation, ​2004
‘Echoes, Memories, Dreams’ Solo exhibition, Djanogoly Gallery, Nottingham​, 2005
Stone – Sculpture in the Work Place, Canary Wharf, London, ​2005
Heavenly Bodies – Group Show, Burghley House, Stamford​​​, 2006
18@108 – Group Show, Royal Society British of Sculptors, London​, 2006
A Celebration of British Sculpture, University of Leicester​​, 2009
Palmer Biennial, Nr Adelaide, Australia​​, 2010
Material: Immaterial. Solo Exhibition, Royal British Society of Sculptors. London​2010
Sculpture on the Forecourt. Solo Exhibition. RBS. London, 2010
A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden. Botanical Gardens. Leicester,​ 2011
Sculpture at the Grove. Art Contact. Grove Hotel. London., 2011
Dan Archer and Nigel Talbot. Howard Gardens Gallery. Cardiff University, ​2011
Test, Trials, Missions. Solo exhibition. Jesus College, Cambridge, ​2012
6767. Exhibition of Drawings. Nan yang University. Singapore, ​2014
The Visionary Landscape of Professor Sir Robert Burgess. Leicester University, ​2014