Artist Statement

Ingman’s work has largely featured the landscapes and cityscapes we reside in everyday and people’s relationships to these spaces. Within these settings he delves into layers of human history, change and narrative. His work aims to reshape the everyday, allowing the viewer to reimagine, question and find new sense.



Steven Ingman was born in 1984 and grew up in the small farming village of Misson in North Nottinghamshire. In 2007 he received a BA Fine Art from the University of Lincoln.

After graduating Ingman was awarded the Derby Open (2008), offering him the opportunity to create a new body of work for a solo show. His debut solo show 'Night Light' (2010) was funded by Arts Council England and was exhibited at Derby Museum and Art Gallery. During the same year he was shortlisted for the Attenborough Award and won the Great Central Solo award, culminating in an exhibit of new works in 2011.

He also received the Great Art Award (2012), as part of the Nottingham Castle Annual Open. Ingman went on to attain an MA Painting (2016), whilst on a scholarship to Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London. His MA end of year show was a sellout. Later that year he was awarded The Young Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize (2016) with the The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art and was granted the opportunity for the solo show ‘To Let’ (2017).

Most recently Ingman’s work was selected for the 250th anniversary of Royal Academy Summer exhibition (2018). In that same year he exhibited in the Young Contemporary Talent exhibition at the Lightbox Gallery in Woking.

Ingman’s work is part of numerous collections including The University of Lincoln, The Ingram Collection and Landmark Plc. Ingman lives in Derby and is based at 3rd Space Studios in Nottingham.

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lightbox show


Shaun Belcher / Zenon Gradkowski / Jane Gill / Daniel Hunt / Steven Ingman / Stephen Jon / Antonietta Sacco /
Anne Standing / Gabriel Tejada / Linda Wallis

flyer decade