Callum Innes (b. 1962, Scotland) lives and works between Edinburgh and Oslo. He studied at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen and Edinburgh College of Art. Innes was short-listed for the Turner and Jerwood Prizes in 1995, won the prestigious NatWest Prize for Painting in 1998, and in 2002 was awarded the Jerwood Prize for Painting. Recent critically acclaimed museum exhibitions includeIn Position at Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France (2018); I’ll Close My Eyes at De Pont Museum in Tilburg, Netherlands (2016); Callum Innes at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, UK; Callum Innes: Recent Work at the National Galleries of Scotland (2010); and From Memory, which travelled throughout Europe and Australia in 2008-09.


Public Exhibitions

b. 1962 in Edinburgh, UK

Lives and works in Edinburgh and Oslo





Grays School of Art, Aberdeen



Edinburgh College of Art, Post Graduate DIP


1995 Turner Prize shortlist



Winner, Nat West Art Prize



Winner, Jerwood Prize for Painting





Cadmium Orange, Red Violet, Lamp Black, Kode, Bergen, Norway



Callum Innes, Parra & Romero, Ibiza, Spain

Callum Innes, Frith Street Gallery, London, United Kingdom



Tondos, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, United States



a pure land, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland 

a pure land, OSL Contemporary, Oslo, Norway

Orange & Black, Cairn Gallery, Pittenweem, United Kingdom

Callum Innes, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland



Callum Innes, Sean Kelly Asia, Taipei, Taiwan

Callum Innes: Keeping TimeFrith Street Gallery - Golden Square, London, UK



Callum Innes, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland

Callum Innes, OSL contemporary, Oslo, Norway

Byzantine Blue, Delft Blue, Paris Blue, Ingleby, Edinburgh, UK

Tape, Loock Galerie, Berlin, Germany

In Position, Château la Coste, Le Puy Ste Réparade, France




Callum Innes: With Curve, Sean Kelly, New York, US

Callum Innes, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

In Two, Ivorypress Gallery, Madrid, Spain



Callum Innes: On Ground, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland

Callum Innes: I’ll Close my Eyes, De Pont Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Callum Innes, i8 Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland



Callum Innes, OSL Contemporary, Oslo, Norway

Callum Innes, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK



Callum Innes, Loock Galerie, Berlin, Germany



Watercolours, Galerie Tschudi, Switzerland

Liminal, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, US

Callum Innes: Malerei als Prozess, Neues Museum, Staatliches Museum for Art and Design, Nürnberg, Germany

Callum Innes, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

Callum Innes, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, England



The Regent Bridge (permanent commission for Edinburgh Art Festival), Edinburgh, Scotland

Callum Innes: Works on Paper 1989 - 2012, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Callum Innes, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong

Unforseen, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland





A Family Story, MAC Lyon, Lyon, France

Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu, Maison de Balzac, Paris, France 



Absolutely Tschudi, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland

Downtown Painting, Peter Freeman, Inc., New York

Shadowplay, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Beyond Borders, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium



TWENTY, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Actions. The image of the world can be different (part 1), Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom



Abstract Painting Now!, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems an der Donau, Austria
Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art 1540 to Now, Royal Scottish Academy, National Galleries Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Elemental Forms, Colorado University Art Museum, Boulder, Colorado

Selected, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

And per se and: Part IX - Callum Innes & Agnes Martin, Ingleby, Edinburgh, United Kingdom



Cher(e)s Ami(e)s: Tribute to contemporary collections donors, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

My Abstract World, Collectors Room Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Park, Guangzhou, Holly’s Gallery, Guangzhou, China



30 Years, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland

Chromophobia, Gagosian Gallery, Geneva

Pattern of Abstraction, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California

Absent Presence, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, England

Flowers for Poul, Galleri Bo Bjergaard, Copenhagen 



GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Transgression, Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf, Germany

Silver, Frith Street Gallery, London, England

Within/Beyond Borders: Art from the European Investment Bank Collection, Banco de Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal

Recent Acquisitions, Museum De Pont, Tilburg, NL

Generation, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, UK



A Parliament of Lines, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, Scotland

Moving, Norman Foster on Art, Carré d’Art, Nîmes, France

Summer Show, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

HAUPTSACHE GRAU #03 Farbiges Grau, Mies Van Der Rohe Haus, Berlin, Germany



10 Years in Zuoz, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland




Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA

Arts Council of England, UK

Birmingham City Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL, USA

The Bohen Foundation, New York, USA

The British Arts Council, London, UK

The British Museum, London, UK 

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

City Art Centre, Edinburgh, UK

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA

Contemporary Arts Society, London, UK

De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, Netherlands

Deutsche Bank, London, UK

Deutsche Bank, Sydney, Australia

Government Art Collection, United Kingdom

Hilti Art Foundation, Liechtenstein

HypoVereinbank, Munich, Germany

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland

Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland

Kunstmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany

Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK 

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, USA

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

National Galleries of Australia, Canberra, Australia

Neuberger & Berman Collection, New York, USA

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA 

Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, USA

Royal Bank of Scotland, UK 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA

Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Southampton City Art Gallery, UK

Tang Teaching Museum/ Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, USA

Tate, London, UK

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, UK

Towner Art Gallery and Museum, Eastbourne, UK

University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK



a pure land,  OSL Contemporary, Oslo, Norway and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland



In Position, Chateau La Coste and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland



I’ll Close My Eyes, De Pont Museum, Netherlands and Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin, Germany



Callum Innes: History, Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK



water|colour, Callum Innes and Colm Tóibín, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA



Callum Innes: I look to you, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK



From Memory - Callum Innes, Hatje Cantz (in association with the Fruitmarket

Gallery), Germany, to accompany the touring exhibition of the same title 2005 Callum Innes: Resonance, Tate St. Ives, UK



Callum Innes, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK



Jerwood Painting Prize, Sasha Craddock, Jerwood Foundation 2001 Exposed Paintings, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

6 Degrees of Separation, Jensen Gallery and Ludwig Wittgenstein, New Zealand 2000 Blue: borrowed and new, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK

Moving Targets 2: A User's Guide to British Art Now, Tate Publishing, London,




Callum Innes, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Callum Innes, essay by Marco Livingstone, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 1998 Callum Innes, Watercolours, Ikon Gallery, Kunsthalle Bern, Germany



Abstract Painting Once Removed, curated by Dana Friis-Hansen, Contemporary

Arts Museum, Housten

Abstraction/Abstraction Géométries Provisoires, exhibition catalogue, Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint Etienne

Callum Innes Watercolours, Kunsthaus Zürich



Callum Innes, essay by Mel Gooding, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK



Callum Innes, essay by Friedrich Meschede and forward by Peter Fleissig, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich

Architecture of the Mind, Galerie Barbera Farber, Amsterdam, Netherlands Callum Innes, Adrian Searle, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK

From Here, Andrew Wilson, Karsten Schubert Gallery & Waddington Galleries New Voices, British Arts Council

Turner Prize 1995, Tate Publishing, London, UK



Coalition, Andrew Nairn, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK

Prospect ’93: An International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Frankfurter

Kunstverein und Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany



Callum Innes, essay by Rainer Crone, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, in

association with the Frith Street Gallery, UK



Kunst Europa: Grossbritannien, Meveric-Hughes, Henry and Jonathan Watkins,

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kunstvereine, Freiberg, Germany. 1990 Painting Alone, Rainer Crone, Pace Gallery, UK

The British Art Show 1990, South Bank Centre, London, UK

Art Fairs