1942 Born West Virginia, U.S.A.
1960-64 Seton Hall University, New Jersey, U.S.A
1964-66 Brera Academy of Fine Art, Milan, Itlay
1966-67 Lived and worked in Paris, France
1967 Prix Arnys, Paris, France
1967-68 Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London, UK.
1973 8e Biennial de Paris, British Film Section, Paris, France
1981-82 Chelsea School of Art, London, UK
1982 XI Premio Lubiam, Sabbioneta, Italy
1984 First Artist-in-Residence, Imperial War Museum, London
1994 Artist-in-Residence, 17th Festival Culturel d'Asilah, Morocco
1994 Guest Lecture, Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Soros Center for the
Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
1996 22nd International Biennial of Graphic Art, British Print Selection, Ljubljana,
2003 Sargant Fellow, British School at Rome, Rome, Italy
2005- Faculty Member, British School at Rome at The British Academy, London
2007 Artist-in-Residence, Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
1964-Today Currently living and working in London, UK


1968-71 Bradford Regional College of Art
1970-96 Croydon College, School of Art and Design
1988-2000 Wimbledon School of Art, University of Surrey
1996-2007 Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London
1970-2008 Guest Lecturing in many Colleges and Universities throughout the UK


1995-99 University of East London, School of Art and Design
2000-05 University of the Arts London, Central Staint Martins College of Art, Byam Shaw
2004-2007 The Glasgow School of Art
2006-2008 Goldsmiths College, University of London

One Person exhibitions since 1965

1965 • Castello di Angera, Angera, Italy
1966 • Il Cenobbio Galleria, Milan
1969 • Camden Arts Centre, London
1972 • Galleria Diagramma, Milan
• New Lane Gallery, Bradford
1976 • Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
• Angela Flowers Gallery, London
1979 • ICA Main Gallery, London
1980 • Spectro Arts Workshop, Gallery 1, Newcastle upon Tyne
1981 • Angela Flowers Gallery, London
• Spacex Gallery, Exeter
1982 • Lewis Johnstone Gallery, London
• Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
1983 • South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, Berks
1984 • ICA Upper Galleries, London
1987 • Third Eye Centre, Glasgow
• Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
• Foyle Arts Project, Derry, N.I.
1988 • Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
• Imperial War Museum, London
• Serpentine Gallery, London
• Southampton Art Gallery, Southampton
1991 • Edward Totah Gallery, London
• Anderson O’Day Gallery, London
• Corner House, Galleries 1 & 2, Manchester
1993 • Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
1994 • Anderson O’Day Gallery, London
1995 • KunstlerHaus, Bremen, Germany
1996 • Culturgest Gallery and Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
2001 • Museum of Santa Maria della Scala, Siena, Italy
2002 • Photo Works Gallery Le Temps de Pose, Cotignac, Var, France
2003 • Barbican Art Gallery, Art Space, London
2004 • The Gallery, GlaxcoSmithKline, Headquarters Building, London
• Cover Up, London
2006 • The Drawing Gallery, London
2007 • Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Iceland
2008 • Foundazione Europea del Disegno, Meina, Italy

Catalogues only:

1971 Berlin Suite - Colverson & Masi, Heinz Ohff, Verlag + Edition der Galerie Poll, Berlin, 1971
1973 Art Sign, Poster Print Project, Colverson / Masi, Serpentine Gallery, London 1973
1976 Time, Words and the Camera, Jascia Reichardt, British Council, Akademische Druck-U. Verlagsabstalt, Graz
1979 Denis Masi, Encounter/counter, Four Constructions, Sarah Kent, Institute of Contemporary Arts, ICA, London
1981 Denis Masi, 1 Construction + Drawings, Etchings and Photographs, Stuart Morgan, Spacex Gallery, Exeter and Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, London 1981
1981 Black, Dr. Hannah Weitemeier, Staditche Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf 1981
1982 Un Nuovo Classicismo, Flavoi Caroli, Premio Lubiam, Gabriele Mazzotta Editore, Milan ‘82
1984 Denis Masi, Artist-in-Residence, Ann Compton, Imperial War Museum, London 1984
1984 Geometry of Rage, John Roberts and Sarah Kent, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol 1984
1984 Denis Masi, From Game to Parasite Structures, Michael Archer & Ros Asquith, ICA, London 1984
1987 Denis Masi, Constructions + Monuments to Collapse, Michael Archer and Deanna Petherbridge, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow 1987
1988 Death, Gaskell, Berger, Goto, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, Cambridge 1988
1988 Edge 88 / Performance Magazine, Grey Watson, Performance Magazine, London 1988
1991 Denis Masi, Wall Work - Occupation, Andrew Renton, Edward Totah Gallery, London 1991
1992 Denis Masi - Michael Archer, feature article, Performance Magazine, London Autumn 1991
1992 Civil War, Barry Prothero, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
1993 No More Heroes Anymore, Kreig und Kunst, Edda Hevers, Mittelweg 36, 2. Jahrgang August/September 1993 Hamburg, Germany
1995 Broken English - Denis Masi in Bremen, Angela Weight, KunstlerHaus, Bremen, 1995
1996 Denis Masi - Wall Work 1988 - 1996, Introduction by Marco Livingstone, main text by Michael Archer, Culturgest, Lisbon 1996
2001 Denis Masi - Power and Glory , The Face of the Palio, A Portrait of Siena - Photo Works, introduction by Michael Archer, text by Luigi Di Corato, Sant Maria della Scala, Siena 2001
2003 Fellowship Exhibition, text by Luigi Di Corato, The British School at Rome, Rome 2003
2007 Denis Masi - Portraits in the Crowd, text Jon Proppe, Hafnarborg, Iceland, Silvana Editoriale, Milan, Italy
2008 Denis Masi - Passaggi a Meina – Portraits in debate…, text Amelia Valtolina, Fondazione Europea del Disegno, Meina, Italy


1972 Nose Wipe/Lip Smear, 16mm, b/w, ten minutes, optical only, uncut print by Denis Masi
1972 Separation Permutation, 16mm, colour, three minutes, animated, optical only by Denis Masi
1973 Art Sign / Poster Print Project, 16mm, colour, twenty minutes, magnetic sound, by John Gow
1980 Hidden Sign, 16mm, colour and b/w tinted, six minutes, optical sound, by Gabrin & Mills, also on pal/secam vhs video
1988 Passage, pal/secam vhs video, colour, eight minutes, with sound track, by Tony Moon and Denis Masi


Sussex University
Victoria & Albert Museum (Print Collection)
Arts Council of Great Britain (Print Collection)
Bradford City Art Gallery
Stockholm City Corporation
Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin (Print Collection)
Kunsthalle, Kiel
Bibliotheque National, Paris (Print Collection)
Museum of Modern Art, New York (Photography Collection)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Library Collection)
Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Tate Gallery, London (Print and Archive Collection)
Contemporary Arts Society, London
Arts Council of Great Britain
Manchester City Art Gallery
Moseo de Moderno, Buenos Aires
Imperial War Museum, London
Museum of the University of Alberta, Canada
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Fondazione Europea del Disegno, Meina, Italy
Macfarlanes LLP London,UK
Ernst and Young, London, UK
Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Iceland