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Andy Price

Job: Senior Lecturer (Fine Art)

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities and Performing Arts

Research group(s): Fine Art Practices Group

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7387




Personal profile

Andy Price lives and works in London and Leicester.  His current practice situates the interrogation of drawing as a physical, and metaphorical activity within the extended field of sculpture. He also has research interests in the relations between material practice and creative thought and the role of discourses around ‘pleasure’ in the creative arts. He studied at the Royal College of Art 1991-93; Hertfordshire College of Art 1985-90; Middlesex Polytechnic 1983-84; University of Cambridge 1977-80.

Since 1993 he has regularly contributed to Fine Art courses at degree and post-graduate level at a range of institutions. Since 2003 he has been Senior Lecturer: Fine Art (Sculpture) at De Montfort University, teaching Sculpture and broad-based Fine Art, as well as Contextual and Professional Studies across all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Selected exhibitions: The Thought of Stuff (co-curated with Leila Galloway (DMU)), Royal Brirish Society of Sculptors, London 2010; We Have Left the City Gates, The Nunnery, London, 2005; A21 International Art Exhibition, Contemporary Art Space, Osaka, 2005; One Day, Gallery Corridor, Reykjavik, 2004; Miniatures, Kyubidou Gallery, Tokyo / Raid Projects, Los Angeles 2003; Superfluity, Latvijas Makslas Akademija, Riga, Latvia, 2002; Through the Surface, Stara Gallery, BWA, Lublin, Poland, 2002; Island, 77 Gallery, London, 2002; Cross Currents, Raid Projects & Millerdurazo Contemporary Artists Projects, Los Angeles & London 2002; Giant, Three Mills, London, 2001 

Research group affiliations

  • Fine Art Practices Group

Publications and outputs

  • The Thought of Stuff
    The Thought of Stuff Price, Andy; Galloway, Leila The exhibition "The Thought of Stuff" was held 20/05 -11/06/2010 at the RBS Galleries, London. Curated by Andy Price & Leila Galloway, the show featured Jonathan Callan, Adam Gillam, Wayne Lucas, Jack Strange, Esmeralda Valencia, Elizabeth Rosser and Alison Wilding. The show sought to promote a refreshed cross-generational dialogue about changing relationships between studio practice and materiality in contemporary sculpture. The catalogue essay "Making-Do in Dyson's Graveyard" by Chris Mazeika explores the place of material practice in a modern technocratic society. Artist and writer Elizabeth Rosser contributed a 'performed talk' "Stuffed Pepper" at the Shipwright's Palace, Deptford, London 29/05/2010. A symposium with an invited student audience was chaired by Sam Thorne of 'Frieze' magzazine 10/06/2010. Full information is on
  • The thought of stuff
    The thought of stuff Galloway, Leila; Price, Andy The Thought of Stuff, exhibition, performed talk, symposium and catalogue (ISBN 9781857214062), 19/05/10- 11/06/10 in collaboration with Leila Galloway (DMU) and Royal British Society of Sculptors


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Key research outputs

The Thought of Stuff, exhibition, performed talk, symposium & catalogue (ISBN 978-1-85721-406-2), 19/05/10- 11/06/10 in collaboration with Leila Galloway (DMU) and Royal British Society of Sculptors:

Research interests/expertise

  • Fine Art practices
  • 20th & 21st C Sculpture
  • Alternative modes of discourse in the arts

Andy Price’s research interests as a practitioner centre on the concept of drawing as a model for object making: received elements of drawing (point, line, loop, shading, density…) are elaborated in relation to the deeper constructional aspects of the work as drawing/object, and how it attaches to a site on the wall (or floor or ceiling…). This practice intersects with some key emerging research strands in the Fine Art department that seek to interrogate the relationship between material practice and creative thought, and the possibility of developing alternative models of discourse about the arts: the continuing relevance of materiality as a state of sustenance and insight for diverse art practices, and the conditions that might invigorate genuine dialogue that could push this and other debates beyond the academy into less cultivated places.

In 2004 he co-organised with Leila Galloway the symposium Tool v. Medium: Rapid Prototyping and Contemporary Sculpture at DMU, the success of which led to the appointment of Henry Moore Research fellow Annie Cattrell to the department. In 2009-10; he was a lead researcher with Leila Galloway in the RIF funded project The Thought of Stuff, co-supported by the Royal British Society of Sculptors; and he is currently developing the new website mittencrab which will network and disseminate future cross-disciplinary collaborative projects. In 2011-12 he has contributed to a research area re-examining the role and place of pleasure in the visual and other creative arts with Max Mosscrop, Annie Cattrell and Adam Gillam.


  • MA Sculpture
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • BA (Hons) Natural Science

Courses taught

  • Fine Art BA (Hons)
  • Fine Art MA

Current research students

  • Jason Carey MPhil 2nd supervisor

Internally funded research project information

The Thought of Stuff, RIF funded, curatorial project, 19/05/10- 11/06/10, principal investigator, collaboration with Leila Galloway (DMU) and Royal British Society of Sculptors

Andy Price