Simon Willems is a London-based artist and PhD researcher in fine art at the University of Reading (UK). Having graduated from the Painting School at the Royal College of Art in 2000, he has shown widely in both solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe, North America and Asia. These have included solo exhibitions at Torrance Art Museum (Los Angeles), FRAC Auvergne (Clermont-Ferrand, France), Galerie Polaris (Paris), Xero, Kline & Coma (London), Elaine Levy Project (Brussels), Percymiller Gallery (London), Wallspace (New York) and Mark Moore Gallery (Los Angeles). Willems work has featured in numerous group exhibitions including shows at: 176 Project Space - Zabludowicz Collection (London), Lion & Lamb Gallery (London), FRAC Haute-Normandie (France), FRAC Auvergne (France), Artothèque de Caen (France), Galerie Forde Espace Contemporain (Geneva), RAID Projects (Los Angeles), Vegas Gallery (London) and Galleri SE (Bergen), amongst others. His work has featured and been reviewed in Flashart, Art Review, Elephant Magazine, ART US, Le Monde, WOUND, El Pais, LaLibre Belgique and Beautiful Decay and was included in the survey painting publication ‘A Brush with the Real – Figurative Painting Today’ (Laurence King Publishing). In 2015 Willems completed a doctoral study trip to the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, which was sponsored by the Swedish Embassy in London. Willems work is included in several public collections including the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Bronx Museum of the Arts (NY), FRAC Auvergne, FRAC Haute-Normandie, National Museum of Gdansk and the Zabludowicz Collection (London).