Anthony James

Anthony James at the LA Art Show


Anthony James is a sculptor, painter, and performance artist famous for setting fire to a Ferrari in a birch forest and entombing the ravaged car and trees in an installation called Kθ (2008). His practice incorporates a variety of industrial objects, steel vitrines, aluminum sculptures, detritus, and wall-mounted installations, his use of vitrines drawing comparisons to Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons. James is fixated with speed, mechanization, and the search for new practices to reflect themes of death, destruction, and rebirth.

British, b. 1974, based in New York & Los Angeles

Born in England, UK


2017 Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

2017 There There, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Maloney Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Morphic Fields, Walter Storms Gallery, Munich, Germany

2012 Consciousness And Portraits Of Sacrifice, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy 2010 ΚΘ, Patrick Painter, Inc., Santa Monica, CA

2007 Visionaire Gallery, New York, NY

Milk Gallery presented by Gavlak, New York, NY

Gavlak, West Palm Beach, FL

2006 Kantor/Feuer Window, New York, NY

Holasek Weir Gallery, New York, NY

1999 Four, Four, Four Apex Art, New York, NY


2014 Art International Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey with Louise Alexander Gallery.

2011 The Armory Show, New York, NY

2011 The shortest distance between 2 points is often intolerable, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

2011 “Pieces of Heaven” Auction, The Art of Elysium, Los

Angeles, CA

2010 Art Basel 41, Basel Switzerland

2010 The Armory Show, New York, NY

2010 Angel Art Auction Presented by CAA, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Blue, Blue, Kim Light / LightBox, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Getting Out Our Dreams, Otero Plasart, Los Angeles, CA

2007 Some Kind of Portrait, Mark Selwyn, Los Angeles, CA

2007 The Armory Show, New York, CA

2007 Art Basel, Miami, FL

2006 The Monty Hall Problem, curated by Slater Bradley, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Flaming June VI, curated by Sarah Gavlak, Spanierman Modern, New York, NY

2006 Color Theory and Practice, Briggs Robinson Gallery, New York, NY

2006 Twenty-Five Bold Moves, curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensalaof Scenic, House of Compari, New York, NY

2002 Superimposition, curated by David Hunt, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY

2000 The New Museum, curated by Stefano Basilico, New York, NY

1999 Room With A View, Sixth @ Prince Gallery, New York, NY Road Show, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

Machinegunetiquette, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY

Foul Play, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY