Artist Biography

Lewis Buttery was born in 1995 and is an artist from Leicester, UK. He started practicing self-taught in 2013, when he was introduced to the art world by local youth arts organisation Soft Touch Arts. He started working for the organisation in 2014 and spent the next four years running art workshops in prisons, council estates, and youth clubs: as well as curating countless shows of work made by the participants on those projects. 

He juggled his work for Soft Touch while doing a Foundation in Art & Design part time at De Montfort University. Then, at the beginning of the 2018/19 academic year, he moved to London to study Fine Art at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London) full time. In 2020, in response to the COVID pandemic, he started the Buttery virtual gallery


Selected shows:

2020 Stay Connected
2020 BWW (Affirmations) Window Galleries @ Central Saint Martins, London
2020 Tate Exchange (SALE) Tate Modern, London
2020 Posthumanism Central Saint Martins, London
2019/2020 Affirmations Cordwainers Court, London
2019 Endless Houseshare Safehouse 1 & 2, London
2019 Tenants Central Saint Martins, London
2019 Line Drawings Cordwainers Court, London
2018 The Fruits of Our Labour Soft Touch Arts, Leicester
2018 Blue Room Central Saint Martins, London
2018 The Blue Boar, Leicester
2018 Foundation Show De Montfort University, Leicester
2018 The Image Is The Servant V (Body Beautiful) The Venue @ De Monfort University, Leicester
2017/2018 WINGS Soft Touch Arts, Leicester
2017/2018 L.O.V.E. Art New Walk Museum, Leicester
2016 Summer Art Trail StudionAme, Leicester
2016 86:16 Soft Touch Arts, Leicester
2016 Summer Open Cank Street Gallery, Leicester
2016 Open 27 New Walk Museum, Leicester
2015/2016 Watch This Space Boutique, Leicester
2015 Somewhereto_FRAMED Silver Arcade, Leicester
2015 The Image is the Servant II (Fearful) Hansom Hall, Leicester
2015 Bleeding HeART Upstairs @ Queen of Bradgate, Leicester
2014 Open Exhibition Cank Street Gallery, Leicester
2014 Open 25 Youth Category Newarke Houses Museum, Leicester
2014 The Orange Tree, Leicester
2014 LuvLeicester & The Unusual Highcross, Leicester
2013 Unrestricted Highcross, Leicester
2013 A Change of Heart University of Leicester Botanic Garden, Leicester

Full exhibitions list in Artist CV