Ed Kluz's work focusses on perceptions of the past through the reimagining of historic landscapes, buildings and objects. These concerns are explored through the media of painting, drawing, printmaking and site-specific installation.
The visual language of his work is underpinned by a curiosity for the obscure. He draws inspiration from 17th, 18th and 19th century topographical and architectural representation, early photography, film and theatre.
Between 1999-2002 he studied fine art at the Winchester School of Art.
York City Art Gallery
The University of York
Grosvenor Museum, Chester
Behind the Bastion
9th June - 28th August
Imperial War Museum 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund commission at Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire
INTERLUDE: 30 Years of Artists & Exhibitions
7th - 26th June
Residencies & public commissions
2023 They Can't mess with what's in your head. Commission from Imperial War Museums as part of 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund in partnership with Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln.
2022-23 Papilio installations as part of Selby Stories. Historic England and North Yorkshire Council.
2021 IN PRAISE OF MAKERS. Meeting Point Residency awarded by Arts&Heritage
2018 ‘Bayeaux Rider’, Richmond Castle, English Heritage
Selected solo exhibitions
2019 Facades - John Martin Gallery, London
2017 Sheer Folly - Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2017 Pastscapes - John Martin Gallery, London
2015 MONUMENT - John Martin Gallery, London
2014 The Architecture of Enlightenment - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2014 The Lost House Revisited II - John Martin Gallery, London
2014 The Lost House Revisited - Mascalls Gallery, Paddock Wood, Kent
2012 The Drawing Room - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
1999-2002 – Winchester School of Art – Fine Art Painting
Selected group exhibitions
2020 Turner: Northern Exposure & Force of Nature - Mercer Gallery, Harrogate
2020 Drawn to Nature: Gilbert White and the Artists- Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
2020 Views of York & Yorkshire - York City Art Gallery
2017 Inspiring Landmarks - The Old Truman Brewery, London
2016 Romanticism in the Welsh Landscape - MOMA, Machynlleth, Wales
2014 Nostalgia & Progress: Illustration after the Second World War - The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
2014 Designing the Everyday: from Bloomsbury and Ravilious to the present day - The Towner, Eastbourne
2010 Cherry on the Cake III - V&A London