Jimmy Galvin is first generation of Irish immigrants living and working in Bristol in the
UK he is an autodidact Artist, Composer and Curator.
He sites his main influences as Igor Stravinsky/Diego Velasquez/Barnett Newman/Lucio Fontana/Edith Sitwell/ Glen Gould/Carl Andre/John Coltrane/Yukio Mishima/Jimi Hendrix/Martin luther King/Visconti/Joris-karl Huysmans/ Michelangelo Antonioni/
Samuel Beckett/Erik Satie and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
His work has been exhibited alongside many leading artists including Sir Peter Blake, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Julian Opie, Antony Gormley, Gillian Ayres, Marc Quinn, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Gavin Turk and Mark Wallinger amongst others.
Exhibited The Thinker at The Royal West of England Academy 1994
Exhibited solo show of paintings at Bristol Old Vic 2000
Curated SUBMERGE exhibition of paintings at The Paintworks Gallery Bristol 2008
Curated and exhibited THE ART OF DEMOCRACY at The Bristol Gallery Bristol 2010
Exhibited at Glastonbury festival 2010
Curated and exhibited COMPULSION at Bath Octagon Gallery 2010
Curated TREMOR a major art show with confirmed artists such as Yoko Ono, Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, Tim Head, Jamie Reid amongst others that was due to happen at The Royal West of England Academy Bristol 2012 but due to them not delivering sponsorship funding the show could not go ahead.
Exhibited in group show SIGHT OF SOUND /View Gallery/Bristol/2013
Exhibited in group show HUMAN RIGHTS ?/ LECCE/ ITALY 2013
Exhibited in group show HUMAN RIGHTS ? / ROVERTO/ ITALY 2014
Exhibited and donated art work for group show at The Brazilian Embassy/ 2014 / Trafalgar Square /London where the art was auctioned and sold by Bonham’s on behalf of the charity The Street Kids of Brazil
Exhibited and donated artwork for MACMILLAN CANCER TRUST/LONDON/ 2014
Exhibited and donated artwork for leading London charity FREEDOM FROM TORTURE /2015/
Exhibited in group show for London gallery LIGHTS OF SOHO/ Soho/London/ 2015
Composed the music for highly acclaimed Tel Aviv Artist Rivka Rinn for her installation SWAN LAKE IN THE DESERT that was exhibited at IL PONTE CONTEMPORANEA GALLERY/ROME/ 2016
Exhibited in group show THE LIGHT WITHIN Rise Gallery/London/2017
Donated artwork for leading charity art auction ARMS AROUND THE CHILD that was exhibited alongside Sir Peter Blake, David Bryne, Terry O’Neill, Helena Christensen, Rob and Nick Carter and Mister Brainwash amongst others.
Delivered installation and screening of films for the Worldwide charity UNESCO in Bristol /2016
In 2012 he composed the music for the BBC TV documentary “GOYA THE STOLEN MASTERPIECE” that was shown on BBC 1
Delivered installation DEATH DISCO artwork and music as part of the Arts Council Funded “LIFE,DEATH( and the rest)” festival Arnos Vale Cemetery Bristol 2018
The music playing was composed and played by Jimmy taken from the album A MILLION SECONDS MAKE ELEVEN DAYS mastered @ Abbey Road London available via www.jimmygalvinmusic.com
PARALYZED PARADISE / Solo exhibition / London / 2018
Jimmy was asked to perform one of his solo piano compositions A million Seconds Make Eleven Days live on the BBC arts programme ‘Loose Ends “(Radio 4) 22nd September 2018 the show has an audience of a million listeners
INTROSPECTIVE / Solo exhibition of new large scale abstract paintings /44AD GALLERY / BATH / 2018