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Adam Stone

I am an artist and educator who has recently completed  a practice-led PhD at the University of Leeds. My research interests include; place, the everyday, the archive, the uncanny and memory. I previously studied painting, drawing and printmaking at the Royal Academy Schools where I won the Vincent Harris Prize in painting, Edna Rose Weiss Prize for figurative painting and the Brinsley Ford travel scholarship.

My practice includes painting, drawing, photography and printmaking, I apply a bricolage of methodologies including fieldwork and archive research to investigate in what ways painting might offer a new understanding of place. Earlier work contrasted inner-city non-places with the rural fringes of suburban areas.  My most recent site-specific research used painting as a site of enquiry through which to interrogate the Merrion Shopping Centre, Leeds as a place of history, memory, retail fantasy, the uncanny and lived experience. Building on this research, this study speculated on the potential for painting to become the ‘re-implacement’ (Casey, E. 2002, p.234) of original place.


  • 2014-2021
    • Practice-led PhD, University of Leeds.
  • 2002-2004
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Education, Huddersfield University.
  • 1996-1999
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking, Royal Academy Schools.
  • 1990-1993
    • B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, Staffordshire University.
  • 1989-1990
    • Foundation in Art and Design, Leeds Arts University.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2022
    • Inner Space, Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford
  •  2020
    • The Imagined City, The Corn Exchange, Leeds.
    • Familiar Unfamiliar, University of Leeds, Foter Gallery [online].
  • 2019
    • Little Painting Show, Brunswick Gallery, Leeds.
  • 2018
    • Paint North, Lady Beck Project Space Leeds.
    • Double Vision, Studio One Gallery London .
  • 2017
    • Small World, PS Mirabel, Manchester.
    • Painting Now, Studio One Gallery, London.
  • 2016
    • Becoming, Studio 24, Leeds.
  • 2014
    • Still, Studio 24, Leeds.
  • 2013
    • Derwent Drawing Prize, Mall Galleries, London.
  • 2010
    • Plinth, Leeds Arts University, Leeds.
  • 2009
    • RA Summer Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London.


  • 1999
    • Andre Dunoyer de Segonsac Award
    • Vincent Harris Prize in Painting Award
    • Brinsley Ford Travel Scholarship
    • Edna Rose Weiss Prize for Figurative Painting.


  • 2021-
    • Fine Art Pathway Leader, Foundation in Art and Design, Leeds Arts University.
  • 2016-2019
    • External Examiner, International Foundation & Short Courses, Edinburgh University.
  • 2012-2021
    • Course Leader, Access to Higher Education in Art and Design, Leeds Arts University.
  • 2013-2019
    • P/T Lecturer MA Creative Practice, Leeds Arts University.
  • 2009-2012
    • P/T Lecturer BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds Arts University.
  • 2002-2012
    • P/T Lecturer, Access to Higher Education in Art and Design, Leeds Arts University.
  • 2001-2003
    • P/T Lecturer, BA (Hons) Fine Art Part-time course, Leeds Arts University

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