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Prof Andrew Bick

Professor Contempory Art & Reinterpretation

An artist and curator teaching mostly in postgraduate fine art and PhD supervision. I exhibit, lecture and examine internationally and have work in public, corporate and private art collections worldwide.


I am a practicing artist represented by Hales Gallery in London and Galerie von Bartha, Basel also working as a curator with a longstanding academic career focused on Phd supervision and postgraduate teaching. At University of Gloucestershire I am research lead for Art and Design, Reader in Fine Art and supervise a number of PhD’s in contemporary art practice. I work closely wth the Director of Hardwick Gallery on campus and with The Wilson Gallery in Cheltenham, where the university funds a public lecture series under my direction.


  • MA: MA in Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art, 1988
  • BA Fine Art, BA (Hons): University of Reading, 1986

Teaching & Research


My teaching is based in a strong focus on the interaction between individual artists and their social and economic position.


Contemporary art in relation to cultural investment

Sustainable art practice and studio provision

Legacies of conctete art in contemporary practice


More publications from Prof Andrew Bick can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Chair, Tannery Arts, London, Advisory Board member, Drawing Room London, co-director of Research, School of Fine Art, PhD supervisor at Kingston University.

Subject for media interview

Contemporary art


Research in the Arts

Studio provision and artists significance to cultural investment

Art History (legacies of Modernism)

Sustainable practice in the arts

Professional positions

Chair, Tannery Arts, London

Advisory Board member, Drawing Room, London

External examining

PhDs examined at Ruskin School, University of Oxford, Leeds University, Royal College of Art, Kingston University, The Slade School of Art External examining at Liverpool Hope University (BA Fine Art) Previous external examiner at Bath Spa University (MFA) Membre du Jury Diplome et pre-Diplome 2006-2013, Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais