Gwennan Thomas

Based London, UK
Gwennan Thomas - artist


I'm an abstract painter of both French and Welsh origin. I graduated from the MA Painting course at the Royal College of Art in 2018. I predominantly work in oils and paint on a variety of different surfaces ; paper/satin/calico/ wood & cotton duck. My work is often influenced by film scenes, travelling, mythology and poetry.






  • 2016 - 2018: MA Painting, Royal College of Art
  • 2008 - 2011: BA Hons Fine Art Painting, Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

  • 2019: Group exhibition, (Upcoming) Tall Tales of Transparent Things, Curated by Now Curation, Fitzrovia Gallery, London, UK
  • 2018: Solo exhibition, THAW, 18 Malden Rd, London, UK
  • 2018: Group exhibition: Papercuts, curated by Kristian Day, Saatchi Gallery, London
  • 2018: Group exhibition: Royal College of Art, MA Painting Degree Show, Sackler Building, London
  • 2018: Group exhibition, Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2017: Group exhibition, Papercuts, curated by Kristian Day, Tripp Gallery, London
  • 2017: Group exhibition, Love, Peace and Happiness, Curated by Kristian Day, Menier Gallery, London, UK
  • 2017: Group exhibition, Whip, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK


  • 2013: Andy Parkinson reviews “Other Objects” on patternsthatconnect:
  • 2013: Gwennan Thomas interview on Studio Critical:
  • 2012: Nothing Plain at Plane Space by Andy Parkinson:
  • 2012: Plane Space @ Worcester Cathedral by Paul Behnke:
  • 2012: Plane Space by Half Chalk Ground
  • 2012: Listed in Biannual illustrated compendium of 21st century Contemporary Painting “A 1000 Living Painters”, Art Initiative Verfhond (Amsterdam):


  • Internationally exhibited
  • Exhibited in renowned institution

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  • Achievements & Goals

    • Selected for Artist of the Day, Flowers Gallery in 2013
    • Nominated for Abstract Critical Newcomer Awards in 2012
    • To live off my work
    • To continue to experiment and to try new unexpected things
  • Genre & Style

    • Somewhere between abstraction and figuration
  • Inspiration & Vision

    • La Belle et la Bête, dir. Jean Cocteau 1946
    • Le Cri de la Soie, dir. Yvon Marciano 1996
    • Morgiana, dir. Juraj Herz 1972

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