Duggie Fields was born in 1945 and brought up in the village of Tidworth. He spent his youth in the countryside, moving to the outer suburbs of London in his adolescence. He studied architecture, briefly, at Regent Street Polytechnic before going to Chelsea School of Art in 1964 where he stayed for four years, before leaving with a scholarship that took him on his first visit to the United States. As a student his work moved from Minimal, Conceptual and Constructivist phases to a more hard-edge post-Pop figuration. By the middle of the 1970s his work included many elements that were later defined as Post-Modernism. In 1983 in Tokyo, sponsored by the Shiseido Corporation, a gallery was created specially for his show, and the artist and his work were simultaneously featured in a television, magazine, billlboard and subway advertising campaign throughout the country. He started working with digital media in the late 1990's describing his work in progress as Maximalist.


Selected One-Man Exhibitions

1971 Hamet Gallery, London 1972 Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford; 1975 Kinsman-Morrison Gallery, London 1979 Kyle Gallery, London; 1980 lkon Gallery, Birmingham; Midland Group, Nottingham; New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh; Roundhouse Gallery, London 1982 Spacex Gallery, Exeter; B2 Gallery London 1983 Shiseido Exhibition, Tokyo 1987 Albermarle Gallery, London 1991 Rempire Gallery, New York 2000 Random Retrospective, Virtual Gallery,

Selected Group Exhibitions
1976 New London in New York, Hal Bromm Gallery, New York 1979 The Figurative Show, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London; Masks, The Ebury Gallery, London; Culture Shock, The Midland Group, Nottingham; Art and Artifice, B2 Gallery, London 1983 Taste, Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1984 The Male Nude, Homeworks Gallery, London 1985 Image-Codes, Art about Fashion, The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; VisualAid, Royal Academy, London l986 The Embellishment of the Statue of Liberty, Cooper Hewitt Museum/Barney's New York 1987 Twenty Artists Twenty Techniques, Albemarle Gallery, London 1989 Fashion and Surrealism, Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1988 Het Mannelisknaakt, Gallery Bruns, Amsterdsm, St. Judes Gallery, London 1990 Universal Language, Rempire Gallery, New York 1993 Tranche d'Art Contemporain Anglais, Tutesaal, Luxemburg 1998 Exquisite Corpse, Jibby Beane, London 1999 Art 1999, Jibby Beane, London; Flesh, Blains Fine Art, London Nerve, I.C.A. London 2000 Art 2000, Jibby Beane, London Up &Co., New York

Selected Bibliography

The International Herald Tribune, aprl 1971 The Sunday Times, UK, April 1971 Studio, UK, August 1971 Zoom, France, July 193 Vogue, France, July 1974 Casa Vogue, ltaly, 1974 Andy Warhol's Interview, USA, July 1975 Austerity Binge, Bevis Hillier, Studio Vista, UK 1975 Cheap Chic, Caterine Milinaire/Carol Troy, Harmony books, USA 1975 Oui, USA. November 1975 Progressive Architecture, USA, September 1977 Artscribe, UK, No.12, 1978 Viz, UK, no.4, 1979 Arredamento Interni, Italy, 1979 ZG 80, UK, no.1, 1980 Harper's & Queen, UK, January 1980 Domus, Italy, July, 1981 Marie Claire, France, September 1981 Brutus, Japan, 1981 The Connoisseur, UK, October 1981 Actuel, France, November 1981 Interiors, Tim Street-Porter, Omnibus Press, UK 1981 Elle, France, March 1982 The Face, UK, no.26, 1982 Bijutsu Techo, Japan, May 1982 Living With Colour, Deryck Healey, Rand McNally & Co, USA 1982 Hanatsubaki, Japan, January 1983 Artline, UK, February 1983 Gekkan IIustration, Japan, April 1983 Schoner Wohnen, Germany, June 1983 Art and Artists, UK, November 1983 Art in the Age of Mass Media, John A. Walker, Pluto Press, London, 1983 House and Garden, UK, March 1984 Arts and Architecture, USA, vol.2, no.3 1984 City, France, no.2 1984 The Observer Magazine, UK, 8 April 1984 Ambiente, Germany, August 1984 MetropolisM, Holland, September 1984 The Male Nude, Edward Lucie-Smith, Phaidon, Oxford, 1985 The Evening Standard, UK, 12 November 1987 Artline, UK, Vol. 3 no.10, 1988 Cosmopolitan, Germany, October 1989 W, Australia, Autumn 1989 The Fred, UK, December 1989 Fully Exposed, Emmanuel Cooper, Unwin Hyman, UK, 1990 Antenna, Poland, 1/8/1992 Abitare, Italy, April 1996 Ptooch, Russia, December 1996 The Evening Standard, UK, 16 April 1997 Computer Active, UK October 8-22 1998 Clam, France Spring 1999 We Love You, Futique, Audio CD/Book, Booth-Clibborn Editions/Candy Records, UK, 1998 Planet Stereo, vol 1 year 3, BMI, UK 1998 The Face, UK, November 1998 The Sunday Times, UK, 14 march 1999 Vogue, Italy, April 1999 Vogue, Japan, September 1999 R.A. Magazine, UK, Autumn 1999 The Crafts in Britain in the 20th Century, Tanya Harrod, Yale , UK 1999 Very, USA, No.3 March 2000 GQ Magazine, UK, April 2000 Watch, UK, 03 2000 Pop, UK, No.1 2000 Space Magazine, The Guardian, UK, September 21 2000


Film / Video / Television

1981 SLICE OF LIFE, video Taboo club screenings, London 1982 POISED ON THE EDGE OF TASTE , film, The London Film Co-0p; ICA Cinematheque London; London International Video Festival 1983 Alter Image, tv, Channel 4 UK 1985 Menschens Kinder, tv, ZDF Germany 1985 The Oxford Roadshow, tv, BBC 2 UK 1987 South of Watford, tv, ITV (UK) 1992 Londynskie Pracownie, tv, Ch.1 Poland 1993 THE BIG RIDDLE, video, Gass club screening, London The Pot, tv, New York Cable, USA 1995 Joan Quinn Show , tv, Los Angeles Cable, USA; The Big Riddle, video, European Media Art Festival, Germany 1997 The Colour Eye, tv, BBC1 UK 1999 Private Property, tv, ITV UK; SOMETIMES, digital animation, Hackney Empire Appeal, Lux Centre, London 2000 Portobello Film & VIdeo Festival, London; Venice Short Film Festival, Italy.