Ian Killen

Ian Killen was born in Birmingham in 1960 and has studied at Liverpool Polytechnic, Leeds Polytechnic and Goldsmiths College. He lives in East Yorkshire with his partner and their three children.

Alongside teaching, Ian has worked in the community arts and art therapy sectors.

Artist for East Hull 2001 -2007
Freetown, Sierra Leone, BBC Artists residency 2006

Artist for East Hull 2001 -2007

Freetown, Sierra Leone, BBC Artists residency 2006

Artists presentations & workshops

Hull College 2001
Leeds Thomas Danby College 2002
Hull Time Based Arts 2002
Leeds Thomas Danby College 2002
Hull Wilberforce College 2003
Hull Wyke College 2003
Newtown, Wales Oriel Davies Gallery 2004
Doncaster College of Art 2004
Rugby Art Gallery 2004
Hull University of Lincoln 2005
Hull College 2005
Leeds Thomas Danby College 2006
Leeds College of Art 2007
Hull School of Art & Design 2008
Hull ArtLink Exchange 2010
Hull Humber Mouth Festival 2011
Leeds Leeds City College 2013

Commissions and Public Art Projects

Humber Mouth Literature Festival: Hull Mantra, Public participatory art commission 2003
Humber Mouth Literature Festival: 225 Hull poets, Public participatory art commission 2004
Humber Mouth Literature Festival: Hull Dogs, Public participatory art commission 2005
Humber Mouth Literature Festival:‘Dirty Utopias’, Public presentation 2011

Residencies & placements

Battersea Arts Centre, Artist in the Community, 12 months 1988
Luton 6th Form Centre, Artist in Residence , 3 months 1989
Luton High School, Artist in Residence , 3 months 1989
London Stratford School, Artist in Residence , 3 months 1989
London Romford School, Artist in Residence, 3 months 1989
Clacton High School, Artist in Residence, 3 months 1990
Oriel Davies Gallery Wales , Artist in Residence, 2 weeks 2003

Touring exhibition

Insider art: Curated and toured by Oriel Davies Gallery.

Newtown, Wales. Oriel Davies Gallery. 2003
Newport, Isle of Wight. Quay Arts Centre. 2004
Rugby Art Gallery, Warwickshire. 2004
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales. 2004
Canterbury Royal Museum and Art Gallery. 2004
Herne Bay Museum and Art Gallery 2004
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery 2005
Thurso Swanton Gallery 2005
Kingussie Iona Gallery 2005
Wick St Fergus Gallery 2005

Exhibitions

Liverpool, Bluecoat Gallery, Working Images 1 1985
London; Pentonville Gallery, Working Images 2 1986
London; England & Co, Art in Boxes 2 1991
London , England & Co, Art in boxes 3 1992
London; England & Co, Art in Boxes 4 1993
Hull, Ferens Art Gallery, East West 2002
Leeds, Gallery at Flannels, it’s a cut up 2013

Publication

44 Stories About East Hull Heritage lotteries commission 2004

Employment

School teacher in London, Leeds & Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire 1991 -present

Education

Leeds Polytechnic (B.A. Hons Fine Art) 1981 – 84
Goldsmiths College, London (Art Teachers Certificate 1989 – 90)