1947            Born in Christchurch, New Zealand

Education

1968-71        University of Canterbury, Department of Arts (Ilam School of Art), Christchurch, New Zealand.

1972-75       Royal College of Art, London.

Awards

1998            Shortlisted for the Turner Prize

Solo Exhibitions

1976
Robert Self Gallery, London (travelled to Newcastle: PMJ Self Gallery.)

1977
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield
Robert Self Gallery, Dusseldorf
Graeme Gallery, Edinburgh

1978
Gray Art Gallery and Museum, Hartlepool
Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf
Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens
Arnolfini Art Gallery, Bristol (travelled to Cardiff: Chapter Arts Centre)
Whitechapel Gallery, London

1979
New Belfast: Arts Council Gallery, Edinburgh
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Galerie Sonnabend, Paris

1980
Galerie ‘t Venster, Rotterdam
Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld

1981
Galeire Loyse Oppenheim, Geneva
Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London
John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

1982
Badischer Kunstverein (travelled to Münster: Westfälischer Kunstverein), Karlsruhe
Bernier/ Eliades Gallery, Athens

1983
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Galerie Crousel – Hussenot, Paris
Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

1984
Anthony D’Offay Gallery, London

1985
Northern Illinois University, Chicago
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

1986
Adelaide Festival of the Arts, Adelaide
Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland

1987
Bernier/ Eliades Gallery, Athens
Galeria Cómicos, Lisbon
Whitechapel Art Gallery, ‘Boyd Webb: photographs 1981-1987 (travelled to Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover; The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.)

1988
Meyers/ Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica

1989
Anthony D’Offay Gallery, Lodnon
Cornerhouse, London
Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

1990
Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens
FRAC du Limousin, Limoges
Meyers-Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica
Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC

1991
Espace d’art Contemporain, Paris

1992
Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, Kansas
Meyers Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica

1993
Encontros de Photografia, Coimbra
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris

1994
British Council, VIII Indian Triennale exhibition. Travelled to: Akademi, New Delhi; Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Culcutta; Lalit Kala Akademi Gallery, Madras; Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore; Ravishankar Raval Art Gallery, Ahmedabad; The Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp; Brighton Museum and Art Gallery; Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Orchard Gallery, Derry.)
Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica

1995
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

1996
Villa Arson, Nice, France

1997
Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland
Anthony D’Offay Gallery, London
Galerie Robert Doisneau, Nancy
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Grande Galerie, Rouen

1999
Toi Toi Toi Museum Friedericianum, Kassel
Auckland Art Gallery, Aukland
Bernier/ Eliades Gallery, Athens

2000
Galerie Windows, Brussels

2001
Brisbane City Art Gallery, Brisbane

2002
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea
Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes

2003
Estorick Collection, London
Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense

2004
Micheal Hue-Williams Fine Art, London
Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland

2007
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

2009
Julie Saul Gallery, Armory Show, New York

2021
Bernier/ Eliades Gallery, Athens

 

Group Exhibitions

1970
CSA ‘4 artists’, Christchurch

1971
CSA ‘4 artists’, Christchurch
‘Sculpture on the Avon river’, Christchurch
Robert McDougall Art Gallery, ’30 Plus’, Christchurch
Auckland City Art Gallery, ‘New Zealand young contemporaries’, Auckland

1973
Auckland City Art Gallery, ‘Six New Zealand Artists’, Auckland City Art Gallery, Haymarket London

1975
Robert Self Gallery, London

1976
Auckland City Art Gallery, ‘Pan Pacific Biennale’, Auckland

1977
Künstlerhaus, ‘Time, words and the camera: photo works by British Artists, Graz

1979
‘Europa 79’, Stuttgart
InK, Halle für internationale neue Kunst, ‘With a certain smile’, Zürich

1980
Arts Council of Great Britain, ‘About 70 photographs’, (touring exhibition)
British Council, ‘Photography and the medium’, (travelled to Norway, Poland, Yugoslavia, The Netherlands, Denmark, Spain)
Lisson Gallery, London
University of California Santa Barbara, ‘Invented images’, Santa Barbara
Mappin Art Gallery, ‘Artist and camera’, (travelled to Liverpool, Llandudno, Southampton, Bristol, London)

1981
Rheinisches Landesmuseum, ‘Das Porträt in der Fotografie’, Bonn
Wright State University, ‘Fabricated to be photographed’, Dayton Ohio
Fruitmarket Gallery, ‘New works of contemporary art and music’, Edinburgh
Third Eye Centre, ‘Art and the sea’, Glasgow
Sidney Janis Gallery, ‘New directions’, New York
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London
Everson Museum of Art and International Center for Photography, ‘The new Color’, Syracuse, New York
Neue Sezession, ‘Erweitere Fotografie’ Vienna

1982
Lijnbaan Centrum, ‘Staged photo events’, Rotterdam
Art Gallery of New South Wales, ‘Vision in disbelief’ (4th biennale of Sydney exhibition), Sydney
Documenta 7, Kassel

1983
Anthony d’Offay Gallery, ‘Works on Paper’, London
Hayward Gallery, ‘The sculpture show: fifty sculptors at the Serpentine and the South Bank’, London
Musee National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, ‘Images fabriquées’, Paris

1984
Château des ducs d’Epernon, ‘Histoire de sculpture’, Cadillac-Gironde
Laguna Beach Museum of Art, ‘Anxious Interiors’, California
Arts Council of Great Britain, ‘The British art show: old allegiances and new directions, 1979-1984’, London

1985
Kunsthalle, ‘Alles und noch viel mehr: das poetische ABC’, Bern
Louisiana Museum, ‘Sculpture: 9 artists from England’, Denmark
Leeds City Art Gallery, ‘The irresistible object: still life 1600-1985’, Leeds
Tate Gallery, ‘Forty years of modern art 1945-1985’, London
Le Nouveau Muée, ‘Collection souvenir’, Lyon
Queens Museum, ‘The real big picture’ New York
Musee National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, ‘Atelier Polaroid’, Paris
Grande Halle de la Gillette, ‘Nouvelle Biennale de Paris’, Paris
John HansardGallery, University of Southampton, ‘L’indifférent’, Southampton
Venice Biennale, ‘Aperto’, Venice

1986
Fotogallery, ‘True stories and photofictions’, Cardiff
Frankfurter Kunstverein and Schrin Kunsthalle, ‘Prospect 86’, Frankfurt
Photographers’ Gallery, ‘Photography as performance’, London
Walker Art Center, Sculpture into photography’, Minneapolis
Musée d’Art Contemporain, ‘La magie de l’image’, Montreal
White columns, ‘Signs of the real’, New York
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, ‘Contrariwise: surrealism and Britain 1930-1986’, Swansea

1987
British Council, ‘Inscriptions and inventions: British Photography in the 1980’s’ (travelled to Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy)
Arts Centre, ‘Conversations’, Darlington
Anthony d’Offay Gallery, ‘About sculpture’, London
Photographers’ Gallery and Cardiff Ffotogallery, ‘Mysterious coincidences’ London
Walker Art Center, ‘Cross references: sculpture into photography’ Minneapolis
Württembergischher Kunstverein, ‘Zeitgeschichte’, Stuttgart

1988
Auckland City Art Gallery, ‘NZXI’, Auckland
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, ‘ViewpointL British art of the 1980s’, Brussels
Musées des Beaux-Arts,’ Matter of facts, Photographie: art contemporain en Grand-Bretagne’, Nantes
Nottingham Castle Museum, ‘Inside/Outside’, Nottingham
City Museum and Art Gallery, “Object and image, aspects of British art in the 1980s’, Stoke-on-Tent
Museum für Gestaltung, ‘Britische Sicht! Fotografie aus England’, Zürich

1989
Museum of Fine Arts, ‘The art of photography 1839-1989’, Houston
Barbican Art Centre, ‘Through the looking glass’, London
BASF Feierabendhaus, ‘Lebenslinien: vier Künstler aus Großbritannien’, Ludwigshafen
Kunstverein, ‘Das konstruierte Bild’, Munich
Musee National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, ‘L’invention d’un art’, Paris
INFAS, ‘Seven artists 89’, Tokyo
Impressions Gallery, , ‘The globe’, York

1990
Centre d’Art Contemporani Santa Monica, ‘ To be and not to be’, Barcelona
Beaux Arts, ‘Tribute to Peter Fuller’, Bath
Tate Gallery, ‘Lifelines- Four British Artists’, Liverpool
The Showroom, ‘UK to USSR’, London (travelled to Kiev, Moscow)
Art Gallery of New South Wales, ‘The readymade boomerang: certain relations in 20th century art’ (8th biennale of Sydney exhibition)’, Sydney
Seagaya Museum, ‘British art now: a subjective view’, Tokyo
Vienna Festival, ‘Von der Natur in der Kunst’, Vienna

1991
Project Contemporary Art, ‘Blind navigator – the heritage of Surrealism’, Bergen
British Council, ‘De composition: constructed photography in Britain’ London (toured to Latin America)
City Art Gallery, ‘Modern Painter, a memorial exhibition for Peter Fuller’, Manchester
Museum of Architecture, ‘New Spaces of Architecture’, Wrøclaw

1992
Hayward Gallery, ‘Doubletake: Collective memory & current art’, London

1993
Centre d’histoire de l’art contemporain, ‘C’est pas la fin du monde’, Caen France

1994
Herbert Read Gallery, ‘Crossroads’, Kent
Saatchi Gallery, ‘A positive view’, London
Anthony d’Offay Gallery, ‘Sculpture’, London
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, ‘Power works: from the MCA collection’. New Plymouth
Russian Museum, ‘A changing world: fifty years of sculpture from the British Council Collection’, St. Petersburg
Seoul 600 international Art Festival, ‘Humanism and Technology: The human figure in industrial society’, Seoul

1995
Kunsthalle Krems, ‘ Wasser und Wein: zwei Dinge des Lebes’, Austria
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, ‘Dare’, Dallas

1996
Photographie & Art Visuels, ‘Le printemps de Cahors 96’, Cahors
Frankfurter Kunstverein, ‘Prospect 96’, Frankfurt
Hayward Gallery, ‘Spellbound: art and film’, London
Centre Municipal de la Photographie, ‘Septembre de la photo 96’, Nice

1997
Artspace, ‘alt. nature’ Auckland
Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, ‘Contemporary British Photography’, Berlin
Purdy Hicks Gallery, ‘A cloudburst of material possessions: Fantasy on drawing by Leonardo da Vinci’, London
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Making it real’, Connecticut

1998
Johannesburg Art Gallery, ‘A changed world’, Johannesburg (travelled to Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Cyprus, Malta)

1999
Musée des Beaux-Arts, ‘Le musée a l’heure anglaise’ Valenciennes

2001
National Museum of Art, ‘Multiplication’, Bucharest (travelled to Croatia, Poland, Serbia, Estonia, Slovenia, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile)

2010
Sichuan Provincial Museum, ‘Made in Britain’, China (travelled to China, Greece Albania)

2012
The Spring, ‘Space for mind/ space for art’, London

Works in Public Collections

Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (Chartwell Trust)
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Aquitane, Bordeaux
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbaine
The European Parliament, Brussels
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Pays de la Loire, Clisson
Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf
Stedelijk van Abbesmuseum, Eindhoven
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Musée de la Roche-sur-Yon
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Contemporary Arts Society, London
Chase Manhattan Bank, London
British Council, London
Tate Gallery, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Limousin, Limoges
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Rhône-Alpes
National gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Musée D’Art Contemporain, Montreal
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Southampton
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Atlantis Museum, Tenerife
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
William College of Art, Williamstown
Kunsthalle, Zürich