Daniel Locke

1997-2000
B.A. (Hons) Graphic Fine Art - 1st Class, The University of East London, London

2001-2003
M.A. Fine Art Media, The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, London

Current & Forthcoming

2017

'Out of Nothing', graphic novel published by Nobrow Press Nov. 1st

'Out of Nothing', exhibition at The Cube London, Commercial Street London, open to the public 15th Nov. 

'Out of Nothing', authors talk. Daniel will be joining his co-author David Blandy and science adviser on 'Out of Nothing', Dr Adam Rutherford at The Cube London, to talk about their collaboration and the themes and ideas contained within the book. Dec 6th.

2018

'Two Heads' a graphic novel account of neuroscience and the careers of Professors' Uta and Chris Frith, made in collaboration with the Professors' Frith and writer Alex Frith. This book will be published by Simon and Schuster in the USA and Bloomsbury in the UK at the end of next year. 

Exhibitions, Commissions & Screenings

2017
Brighton Illustration Festival 17, featured artist
British Science Festival - ‘Comics & Science’ panelist
British Science Festival - ‘Re-wilding Weald’ performative drawing
‘Print Shop’ live-drawing exhibition, Family Store, Brighton
‘Through a Forest Wilderness’ project, Soundbox HQ, Bricklane, London
‘Re-framed’ digital storytelling and VR conference, guest speaker & panelist, Lighthouse, Brighton
2016
‘Anxious Portraits’ exhibition, Glasgow
Brighton Illustration Festival 16, guest speaker
2015
‘Gibside’ National Trust commission
2014
‘Alternative 23’ exhibition, IMT Gallery, London
‘YES!’ with Laura Malacart, Science Museum
‘ReFrame’, touring exhibition, Algiers, Istanbul, London, Brussels
2013
‘Helix’ exhibition, G V Art Gallery (London Science Festival)
‘The Tinker Box’ exhibition, Winter Shuffle, London
2010
And’Art residency Marakech, Morocco
Remp’Art Gallery exhibition, Marakech, Morocco
‘Smell the Glove’, CO Exhibitions, Minneapolis, U.S.A
‘Paper Exchange’ exhibition, To and For Gallery, London
St Martins of Tours housing association residency, London
Islington Exhibits, performance, London
‘The Last Match’ exhibition, touring Europe
2009
The Newstead Short Story Tattoo, Melbourne, Australia
2008
‘Walking Through Walls’, The Artist Studios, Tel Aviv
Cell Project Space, London & The Liverpool Biennial
2007
‘The Where We Maybe’ screening, Tate Britain, London
2005
‘The Day of Damaged Goods’, Whitechapel Gallery, London
The South London Gallery, Show Reel, London
2004
Paul Smith Paris Fashion Week Installation, Paris
‘Ho Ho Ho’, Paul Smith Central Offices Kean Street, London
2003
‘David’, Paul Smith, Covent Garden, London
Aspex Gallery Screening, Portsmouth
291 Gallery, Hackney, London, (screening)
The Red Mansion Art Prize, The London Institute Gallery, London

Daniel Locke is an artist and graphic novelist based in Brighton, UK.

His most recent graphic novel Out of Nothing, will be published this November by Nobrow Press. Daniel
s work is featured in many anthologies of contemporary comics, and last year his novella Pneuma was published in the USA by Tinto Press.

Since 2013 much of his work has been informed and shaped by the discoveries of contemporary science. He's worked with Nobrow, Arts Council England, The Wellcome Trust and The National Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

He is currently working on his second full-length graphic novel, Going Home, also to be published by Nobrow Press and a third book, Two Heads, a collaboration with writer Alex Frith and Neuroscientists Uta and Chris Frith. 

Daniel often collaborates with other artists and scientists having worked with David Blandy, Laura Malacart, Karrie Fransman, Joe Decie, Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Chris Sandom to name a few.

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Interview at Free Word

Publications 

2018
Nobrow 10, Nobrow
Two Heads, Simon & Schuster USA, Bloomsbury UK
2017
Out of Nothing, Nowbrow
Pneuma 2, Tinto Press, Denver, USA
2014
‘YES!’, with Laura Malacart, published with the Arts Council & Wellcome Trust
‘Europa’, Exhibited in Algers, Istanbul, London and Brussels, ReFrame project
2013
‘Helix’ with David Blandy, published online by Storythings
2010
‘Open Day Book’, Randon House
‘A Graphic Cosmogony’, Nobrow
‘L’Episode 2 & 3’, French bande design anthology
‘Solipsistic Pop 1, 2 & 3’, British comics anthology
2009
‘Komikaze’, European comics anthology, Croatia
‘Smoke Signal Comics’, published by Desert Island, New York
‘Electric Sheep Magazine’, London (commission for comic journalism)
‘Torpedo’, Melbourne, published by Falcon v Monkey, Australia
‘Blurred Books’, New York
‘The Banal Pig’ Landscape Anthology, British comics anthology
‘Kapow’, anthology of new short stories, Nottingham Trent University
2008
'Lone Pilgrim and Orochi Pilgrim' with David Blandy, 'The Tatton Park Biennial'
'Attitude Magazine', regular assignments as a feature illustrator

Art Fairs

'The Alternative Press Fair', London, 2009 & 2010
'ICA Comica Festival', London, 2007, 2008 & 2009
'The Web and Comics Thing', Mile End, London, 2006, 2007 & 2008