Derek Boshier first came to prominence with his paintings as a student at the Royal College of Art in London in the early 1960s, with fellow students David Hockney, Allen Jones, R.B. Kitaj, and others in the British Pop Art movement. Subsequently he has used other media: drawing, printmaking, film, books, three dimensional objects, installations and photography among them. His graphic work with popular music groups such as The Clash and with David Bowie have brought his work to a wider audience.
Following on from his printmaking experience in 2009 in the RA Schools, Boshier has recently produced a distinctive suite of black and white etchings pictorialising political and social issues and events titled In Profile.
Boshier is also an accomplished teacher and lecturer. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
Boshier is represented in public collections worldwide, amongst them:
United Kingdom Government Art Collection.
Arts Council of U.K.
The British Council Collection.
The Tate Gallery of British Art, London, England.
The British Museum, London, England.
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.
The Brooklyn Museum, New York.
The Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona.
Palm Springs Desert Museum, California.
The Pacific Enterprise Collection, Los Angeles.Centre Pompidou, Paris
The National Gallery of Art, Canberra, Australia.
The Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel.
The National Gallery of Poland, Warsaw, Poland.
The Calouse Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.
Selected recent solo exhibitions
2008 (April) 'Extreme Makeover', Flowers, New York.
2007 'Derek Boshier: Works on Paper 1955-2007', Flowers East, London.
2007 'Magazine: New Paintings', Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco.
2007 'Derek Boshier Oeuvres Recentes' (Recent Work), Galerie du Centre, Paris.
2007 'Extreme Makeover', 800 Gallery, Monmouth University, New Jersey.
2006 'Pop: Works on Paper from 1962', Whitford Fine Art, London
2006 'Derek Boshier: All In A Days Work. New Paintings', Houston, Texas.
2006 'Derek Boshier: New Paintings' Paris Art Fair, (FIAC) Grand Palais, Paris.
2006 'Derek Boshier: Works on Paper 1962' Whitford Fine Art, London.
2005 '99 Cent War (Iraq) : Installation and Paintings', Galerie Du Centre, Paris
2005 '99 Cent War (Iraq) : Installation', The Florence Trust, London
2004 'Shelf Life: Derek Boshier Recent Paintings and Sculptures' The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library La Jolla, California
2004 Derek Boshier: 'Extreme Makeover', Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco
Selected group exhibitions
2008 'No Such Thing as Society: Photography in Britain 1967-87' from The British Council and Arts Council Collection. Travelling exhibition: Aberystwyth Art Center, Tullie House, Carlisle and Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland.
2007 'Pop Art Portraits', National Portrait Gallery, London.
2007 'Group Show', Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles.
2007 'Beneath The Underdog', Gagosian Gallery, New York.
2007 'Nothing Moments', Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles.
2007 'Pop Art', Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK.
2006 'British Pop', Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain.
2006 'Good Vibrations : Visual Arts and Rock Culture' Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy.
2006 'Texas 100', El Paso Museum of Art, Texas.
2006 'As is When' 12th International Print & Drawing Biennial, National Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan.
2006 'Swinging London: The Collection of Mateusz Grabowski' Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland.
2006 'Abovo', Design Center, Los Angeles.
2004 'Art and The Sixties', Tate Britain, London.