Olivia Kemp


Born in 1990, British artist Olivia Kemp trained first at Winchester School of Art, and then at both Wimbledon College of Art and the Royal Drawing School. A draughtswoman of prodigious talent, she creates meticulous and richly drawn surfaces, whose minute details are handled with an assurance which belies the artist’s age.

Selected Exhibitions

Lynn Painter- Stainers Prize Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London

The Royal West of England Academy

The Fleming Collection, London

Lacey Contemporary, London


The Griffin Art Prize, Shortlist Exhibition, Griffin Gallery

Winners Exhibition, NOA, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

National Open Art, Mercers Hall, London

Vanishing Point, James Freeman Gallery, London

Drawings from The Royal Drawing School, Christies, New York


Where The Land Lies, Browse & Darby, London

Art For Guernsey, Market Square, Guernsey

The Source, Ford Farm, Aldbourne, Wiltshire

Three100, No Format Gallery

Jealous Gallery and Print Studio at CNB Gallery, London


Prince And PatronRoyal Collection Exhibition, Buckingham Palace, July 21st – Sept 30th

Early Modern Matters, Group Exhibition, James Freeman Gallery, 6th – 29th Sept

PaperjamGroup exhibition, Andelli Art, Wells, Somerset, 14th April – 4th May

Contemporary Gallery ArtistsBrowse & Darby, 9th Jan – 12th Feb
Borderlines, Group exhibition, James Freeman Gallery, Islington, 11th Jan – 3rd Feb 
London Art FairBusiness Design Centre, Stands 41 & G5, 16th – 21st Jan 

2014 The Jealous Prize
The Chairmans Prize (Royal Drawing School)
2015 The Richard Ford Award
Lacey Contemporary, Summer Arts Prize (runner up)
2016 The Drawing Prize, National Open Art

Dumfries House, Scotland.
Borgo Pignano, Italy.
Museo del Prado, Madrid.
Norway & Guernsey.

V&A Museum
The Royal Collection
University of the Arts London
The Rothschild Collection
The Darbyshire Collection
Dumfries House
Moritz-Heyman Collection