Paul Stafford BA(Hons), MA(Slade), ARBS, Hon Fellow KU


  • Previously Director of Foundation Studies in Art & Design
  • Previously Director of Faculty Japanese Affairs
  • Previously Academic Director of International Development (non-core)
  • Founder/Director Toilet Gallery – London
  • Elected a Member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors October 2010 in recognition of my contribution to British Sculpture
  • Awarded Honorary Fellow of Kingston University 2012 in recognition of my contribution to Art and Design education
  • Consultant to the University of Creative Arts UK – conference and International exhibition director – 2012 to present


1975-76 Rochdale College of Art
1976-79 Coventry College of Art – BA Hons
1979-81 The Slade School of Art (sculpture) – MA Sculpture
1981-82 Picker Fellow – Kingston University


1981-82 Boise Travelling Fellowship (Holland, Germany, Italy, France. Denmark)
1981-82 Elizabeth Greenshield Major Award (Canada)
1982 Picker Fellowship (Sculpture)
1990 British Airways Travel Award
1995 Department of Trade and Industry Travel Bursary
1996,97,98 Kingston University Research Award
2002 Kingston University Staff Achievement Award



1982 One Man Show, Spacex, Exeter – 25 Sculptures and drawings
1983 One Man Show, Angela Flowers Gallery, Tottenham Mews, London                       Sculptures and 15 drawings
1984 One Man Show, ICAF, Barbican, London – 8 sculptures and 8 paintings
1986 One Man Show, Holland Gallery, Holland Park, London
1996 One Man Show, ARTEXPO ’96, New York – 10 drawings


One man show – Kingston Theatre Gallery – Kingston, London – 15 Drawings

One person show – Menier Gallery, London


1980 New Contemporaries, ICA, The Mall, London
1983 “Obsessions”, Angela Flowers Gallery, Tottenham Mews, London
“Small is Beautiful”, Angela Flowers Gallery, Tottenham Mews, London
Basle Art Fair, Basle, Switzerland
1989 Group Exhibition, Gary Weizel Fine Arts, Newbury Street, Boston, Mass, USA
1990 “Best of Britain”, Sheraton Galleries, Boston, USA
1993 Witnesses of Existence, Obala Gallery, Sarajevo
1994 Witness Bosnia, Tabernacle Gallery, London
Witness Bosnia, The Riechstag, Germany
1996 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
September/October, Sea Pines Gallery, Hilton Head, South Carolina
1998 International Juried Exhibition – Walter Greer Gallery, South Carolina
1999 Juried Group Exhibition, Self Family Arts Centre, South Carolina
Millennium, Flowers East Gallery, London
2000 Self Family Arts Centre, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Four Person Exhibition, Grays Inn Road, London
2001 ‘Self Portraits’, Flowers East Gallery, London
2003 Appointed Artist in Residence –Kingston Theatre
2004 Launch ‘Toilet Gallery’ with Gilbert & George – Kingston – London
2004 Two person show The 2 Paul’s’- Riverside Galleries – London
Launch of documentary film ‘The Toilet Gallery’ at Odeon Cinema -Kingston
Airing of ‘The Toilet Gallery’ Community Channel and ‘Art’s TV Channel
Toilet Gallery wins ‘Best Start up Business’ award
2005 Invited Artist, Kingston Rose Theatre, Kingston
‘Drawing The Line’ Orleans House Gallery, London
‘Lock In’ project Toilet Gallery – London – mixture of sculptures, videos and drawings
2007 Stanley Picker Gallery London Group exhibition
2011 Two person show – Menier Gallery London
Group show ‘Altogether Different’- Gallery Different – London


Group show – ‘Winter Collective’ Gallery Different – London

Group Show Gallery Different – London

Forthcoming exhibition –, one person show, Gallery Different, London.


1998, 2000,2002,

2004,2006, 2013

Curated Foundation and Beyond joint exhibitions alongside educational symposium
2002 Curated inaugural exhibition Kingston Rose Theatre – Kingston
2003-05 Curated 15 joint and solo exhibitions in the Toilet Gallery – Kingston.
2005 Curated drawing exhibition by Professor Mototaka Nakamura –Tokyo- at the Stanley Picker Gallery, London
2010 Curated International exhibition between Hiroshima City University, SOAS,                                                                                         Kingston University – ‘Portraits of the Hibakusha’

     2014                       Japanese season, Toilet Gallery, London. 3 Artists from Hiroshima


2003 TV Guest Appearances: Guest on BBC TV, CBS News across America ASU TV USA WCCO.COM

Radio Guest: Radio 4, Virgin Radio, Wisconsin Radio, Thames Radio,

Websites: Web coverage and personal reporting on 60 International websites in addition to coverage on BBC web pages from October to December.

(All documented)

2004 National Press coverage: London Evening Standard, The Independent, Times Higher Education, The Guardian, The Times

Local Press coverage: Surrey Comet, Richmond & Twickenham Times, Kingston Independent, The Canadian Press, Augusta Chronicle

Radio Guest: BBC London – The Danny Baker Show, feature article

Websites: Creative review

TV Guest Appearance: Sky TV.

2005 ITV London Tonight daily coverage of the Toilet Gallery ‘Lock In’ project
2005 London Evening Standard – Article on the ’Lock in’ Exhibition
2010 Guardian National newspaper ‘Hibakusha’ project
2010 London ‘Time Out’ – Review of ‘Hibakusha’ project
2011 London Evening Standard – Article on Menier Gallery Exhibition
2011 Guest on Radio Jackie talking about the Menier Gallery Exhibition

Subject expert – Channel 5 News expert opinion on the appointment of Tracy Emin as Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy.

Subject Expert – UCAS – Subject expert opinion on Admissions Process’s in Art and Design for major UCAS publication. Published March 2012.

International Exhibition – Gallery Different – The Kiss- March 2012

Lead Academic and proposer, for MOU at Hiroshima City University – concluding 6 years of collaboration with HCU concluding in a MOU for student and staff exchanges and intellectual sharing of good practice. I will lead the programme by attending as the first outward Academic staff exchange from Kingston in April 2013.

Goverment advisor/subject expert on new National Art and Design curriculum

Subject Expert – Channel 5 news on the death of L.S. Lowry “I went to Lowry’s funeral”

Paul Stafford ARBS, Hon Fellow KU – July 2014


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