Timo Lehtonen CV


Timo Lehtonen

Born Helsinki 1953

Nationality British

1976/79 Royal College of Art, MA(RCA)Printmaking

1973/76 Sheffield Polytechnic, BA(Hons) Fine Art Ist


Visiting lecturer

Camberwell School of Art and Crafts

Central St Martins

Chelsea School of Art

City and Guilds of London Art School

Gloucestershire College of Art and Technology

Leeds Polytechnic

Middlesex University

Royal College of Art

Sheffield Polytechnic

Tartu Art College (Estonia)

University of Hertfordshire


Sessional lecturer

University for the Creative Arts (Farnham) 1991-

University of Westminster 1991-2002


2001 Senior Lecturer Fine Art Printmaking, University of Brighton UK

2002/4 Subject Leader MA Printmaking and Professional Practice, UoB/LPS


External Examiner

Anglia Ruskin University, MA Printmaking 2005/9

Anglia Ruskin University, BA(Hons) Printmaking 2006/8

Bath Spa University, Creative Arts BA 2006/10



2012 Artist in Residence Memorial University Newfoundland

2001 The Printmaking Today Award

The St Cuthbert’s Paper Mill Award

1994 Museum of London Artist in Residence

1987 Royal College of Art Printmaking Fellowship

1986 Lowick House Printmaking Residency (Greater London Arts)

1983 Sainsbury’s Images for Today (finalist)

1977 The Observer Royal Silver Jubilee Printmaking Prize


 Solo and Small Group Shows

2007 ‘Imprimere’, Four British Printmakers, Estonian Artists’ Association, Tallinn, Estonia

2006 ‘Artevisa’, Line Fishing, Viviers de saint Suilliac, Loguivy de la Mer, France

2004 Merchant House Group, London

2001 The Cobden Club London (solo)

1999 ‘Ibudoda’, Metropolitan Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

‘Machos y Munecas’, La Casa Elizaide, Barcelona Spain

1998 ‘Men and Masculinities’, James Hockey Galleries, University for the Creative Arts (Farnham) UK

1994 Museum of London (solo)

The Cut Gallery London (two person)

1992 ‘Streets’, Eirlys Tynan London

1987 Tricycle Gallery London (solo)

1985 Showroom London (two person)

1984 The Commonwealth Institute London (solo)

The Drawing Schools Eton College Berkshire (two person)


Selected Group Shows

2011 ‘ING Discerning Eye’ Mall Galleries London

2009 ‘Drawing of the World..’, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, S Korea

‘Contemporary Printmaking ’09′ Mall Galleries London

7th British International Mini Print Exhibition, London Print Studio (touring)

2008 Group exhibition of Printmaking Museum of Modern Art Nairobi

2007 ‘London, Sugar, Slavery’, Museum in Docklands London

2006 ‘Artevisa Line Fishing’ Viviers de saint Suillac, Loguivy de la Mer France

2005 ‘Contemporary Printmaking ’05′ Mall Galleries London

4th Lessedra Printmaking Annual, National Palace of Culture, Sofia Bulgaria

2004 ‘Contemporary Prints II’, London Print Studio

2002 ‘Contemporary Printmaking’ Surface Gallery Nottingham, UK

2001 ‘Contemporary Printmaking 01′, Mall Galleries London

1997 ‘Five-a-Side’, University of Westminster Gallery London

‘Animals’ exhibition of a boxed set of prints, Middlesex University London

1996 ‘Apes or Angels?’ Eirlys Tynan London

‘Four Press Four’, London Print Workshop

1995/6 ‘Africa 95′ Victoria and Albert Museum London

1995 ‘Seeing:Believing’ Watermans Art Centre London

Middlesex University Staff / Student Show, Langas Gallery, Kaunas Lithuania

1994 ‘The First National Printmaking Exhibition’, Mall Galleries London

1993 The London Group Open Exhibition, Barbican Centre London

1991 ‘Face Values’, Middlesex University London

‘Loaded’, University of Westminster London

19th International Biennale of Graphic Art, Ljubljana Yugoslavia

1990 198 Contemporary Art at Central St Martins Art School London

1989 ‘J’ouvert’, National touring show of printmaking by Paddington Printshop London

1987/8 ‘South Bank Picture Show’, Festival Hall London

1987 ’150 Years of Printmaking at the Royal College of Art’, Barbican Centre London

PMC / Whatman Paper Exhibition, Royal Festival Hall London

Bienal International De Gravura Brazil (touring)

1986 Group Show, Eirlys Tynan London

1985 ‘Double Elephant’ Barbican Centre London

1984 ‘Dogwork’ Interim Art London

10th International Independent Exhibition of Printmaking, Kanagawa Japan

1977 Royal College of Art 2nd Year Printmaking Show, RCA Print Gallery London

‘Red White and Blue’, 8 Royal College of Art Printmakers, Dryden Street Gallery London

1975 Stowells Trophy 1974/75, Exhibition of Students’ Paintings, Mall Galleries London

Local Open Exhibition, Graves Gallery Sheffield UK



Benchmark, London / Brown and Wood, London / Lowick House, Cumbria UK / Mappin Gallery, Sheffield, UK / Museum of London / Northern Arts UK / Rank Xerox / Sheffield Hallam University UK / University of Westminster UK / Victoria and Albert Museum