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Michael Pemberton was educated at the Chelsea School of Fine Art, London and the Slade School of Fine Art, and has studied at University College London and the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.
First solo exhibition
In 2006, Pemberton presented The Toxic Series, his first solo exhibition at the Music Room Gallery. Several years of commissions from the London studio brought him deeper into this way of working. In 2010, a move to New York shifted the explorations to a new abstract language. The result was a body of work on canvas and paper, Inner Lands.
Michael Pemberton: a quest for travel
After some time between New York, London and Los Angeles, the studio settled permanently in Los Angeles in 2015. An investigation into wanderlust resulted in a series of large-scale paintings. These works were first shown in a solo exhibition in Los Angeles at Husar Fine Arts in 2015.
A series of large-scale abstract paintings and works on paper, Forms of Ambiguity, explored the space between certainty and our fear of ambiguity. These works have been exhibited in three Los Angeles galleries. In 2018, Vancouver’s Chali Rosso Gallery presented an exhibition of a series of abstract paintings, Inexactitudes.
In December 2020, Michael Pemberton exhibited work in an exhibition titled “The Most Beautiful Night of Our Lives” in Mexico City.
After fifteen years of abstract work, Pemberton moved into figurative painting in 2018. Inner Human (2019-2021) is a series of paintings of non-realistic, imaginary human forms. This series questions what is real and imaginary in our lives and ask if they are, in fact, interchangeable.