John Kiki CV

b.1943 –

British painter and etcher with international following, born in Cyprus. He spent his formative years in London, and summers at Great Yarmouth where he permanently settled in 1974. He studied at both the Camberwell School of Art (1960-64) under Auerbach, Proktor and Uglow, and at the Royal Academy Schools (1964-67).

By the time he finished his studies in 1967, Kiki had developed a unique style, a fusion between figurative painting, abstraction and Pop Art. In 1989 he was the subject of a film, ‘In the Artists Eye’, a series made by Franco Rosso for BBC Television. In 1993 he was commissioned by Art Esprit to produce a series of paintings based on the Carmina Burana poems.

His long career has included shows in celebrated galleries such as the Royal Academy, the Tate, Hayward, Barbican, and Serpentine Galleries in London; the OK Harris Gallery in Soho, New York, and the Galerie Wahrenberger in Zurich.

His works are held in major collections such as the Saatchi Collection, Gallup, Art Esprit Ltd, Finland Siemens PLC, the National Gallery of Wales, the Chantry Bequest, Gallup Finland, Siemens PLC, and the University Gallery, Liverpool.


2018 Art Innsbruck
2018 Galerie Wahrenberger, Zurich
2017 Merchant House Gallery, Lowestoft
2016 Galerie Wahrenberger, Zurich
2016 Gallery BOX, Zurich
2016 Art Innsbruck
2016 Art Montreux
2016 Art Zurich
2015 Art Innsbruck
2015 Corys’ Pop-Up Gallery, Cardiff Bay
2015 Merchant House Gallery, Lowestoft
2014 Artspace Gallery, London
2013 Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust at 133, King Street, Great Yarmouth
2012 The Cut, Halesworth
2011 Mandells Gallery, Norwich
2010 Wymondham Arts Centre, Wymondham, Norfolk
2009 Mandells Gallery Norwich
2008 Castle Museum Retrospective, Norwich
2008 Theatre Royal, Norwich
2008 Horace Blue, Norwich
2007 Gallery Warhenberger, Zurich
2007 Last Gallery, Zurich
2006 Chappel Galleries, Colchester
2006 O.K. Harris Gallery, New York City
2006 Warehouse Galleries, Lowestoft
2006 Ethna Dillon, Norwich
2005 Gallery Warhenberger, Zurich
2004 St Giles Gallery, Norwich
2004 Warehouse Galleries, Lowestoft
2003 Chappel Galleries, Colchester
2002 Sea Change Gallery, Great Yarmouth
2001 Frames Gallery, Norwich
2000 O.K. Harris Gallery, New York City
1999 Gallery Warhenberger, Zurich
1999 King of Hearts Gallery, Norwich
1999 Gallery K, London
1998 Art Space Gallery, London
1998 Gallery Warhenberger, Zurich
1997 Concourse Gallery, Barbican Centre, London
1997 Gallery Warhenberger, Zurich
1996 Hannah Feldman Gallery, Bern (Hauts de Gstaad)
1996 Galerie Waltraud Matt, Lichtenstein
1995 Art Space Gallery, London (Monoprints and Etchings)
1995 Gallery Warhenberger, Zurich
1995 Museum of Zagreb
1994 Gallery Warhenberger, Zurich
1993 Hannah Feldman Gallery, Bern (Hauts de Gstaad)
1991 Art Space Gallery, London
1990 Norwich Gallery, Norwich

John kiki


2018 Art Innsbruck
2017 Art Innsbruck
2017 Mandell’s Gallery Norwich
2016 Contemporary Art Fair, Zurich, Switzerland
2011 Artspace Gallery London ‘Flashback’
2010 18/21 Gallery, Norwich
2010 King of Hearts, Norwich
2006 Gasiunasen Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
2005 Norwich Castle Museum, Norwich
2004 St Giles Gallery, Norwich
2004 O.K. Harris Gallery, New York City
2003 O.K. Harris Gallery, New York City
2002 O.K. Harris Gallery, New York City
2001 O.K. Harris Gallery, New York City
2001 ‘The Naked Truth’, Fermoy Gallery, King’s Lynn Arts Centre
2001 ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’, Art Space Gallery, London
1999 Paintings for the Circus, Great Yarmouth
1999 Innsbruck Art Fair, Germany
1999 King’s College Hospital, London
1998 King of Hearts Gallery, Norwich
1998 Innsbruck Art Fair, Germany


1993 Commissioned by Art Esprit for paintings based on Carmina Burana
1991 Imprimis Editions and Art Esprit, paints and conversations with Keith Patrick
1989 subject of a film in the ‘Artists Eye’ series made by Franco Rosso for BBC TV


Museum of Zagreb
Chantry Bequest
National Gallery of Wales
The Saatchi Collection
Finland Siemens PLC
Art Esprit Ltd.
University Gallery, Liverpool
Castle Museum, Norwich