Luke Tarpey


About The Artist

Luke Tarpey is a visual artist based in Castle Donington, UK, where he currently manages Tarpey Gallery. He graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2002 with a honours degree in Fine Art. Although he has made work most of his life, he has spent the last twelve years focusing on representing artists at Tarpey Gallery. He is now in the early stages of launching his own art career, with a focus on Hand Cut Collage.


Artist Statement

The work is ultimately about imagination; creating a world to escape into, letting go of preconceived ideas and living in fantastical places where anything is possible. Constructing narratives and structures that celebrate our individuality and sense of place. The work can be both serious and playful but will always be a celebration of the transportive power of art as therapy.


Selected Recent Exhibitions

Old Parcels Office – Open – 2024
Kobi & Teal – Where They Meet – 2023
Tarpey Gallery – No Ordinary Home – Solo Exhibition – 2023
Sock Gallery – Leicester Society of Artists Open Exhibition – 2023
Royal West of England Academy – Open 170 – 2023
Sock Gallery Loughborough – Leicester Society of Artists Open – 2023
Royal Academy of Arts – Summer Exhibition – 2023
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists – Summer Exhibition – 2023
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists – Photography Prize – 2023
Newark Houses Museum – Leicester Society of Artists Open – 2022
Creative Melbourne Gallery – Paper Works – 2022
Lady Bay Arts Trail – Evanescent – 2022
Tarpey Gallery – On Paper – 2022
Harley Gallery Open – 2020
Off Centre Photography Festival – 2019


Awards and Publications

Colle’ Edition No.20 – November 15th – Luke Tarpey – 2023
Contemporary Collage Magazine – Award Winner – Portfolio Category – 2023
Contemporary Collage Magazine – Highly Commended – Analogue Category – 2022
Leicester Society of Artists Open – George Pickard Prize – 2022

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