Karl Sims

Artist & Fool.


BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK, 2012-2015

BTEC (ND) Art & Design, Hertford Regional College, Ware, UK, 2010-2012


Wellness & Motivational Center, Wellness & Motivational Center, Leeds, UK, 2016

The Iphone Residency: Luke Nairn, Muesli Projects, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK, 2016


Creative in Residence, Leeds College of Art, Sept 2015 - May 2016

Selected Exhibitions


I Don't want to Curate Anymore, I Just Want to Accumulate Content, Chalton Gallery, London, UK / Online

Solidarity For Those that Hate Capitalism, Wellness & Motiational Center, Leeds, UK

Wellness & Motiational Center: Official Grand Opening, Wellness & Motiational Center, Leeds, UK

Thirty Works / Thirty Days, 12o Collective, Online, UK

Your Message Here (A Shout-out for Anyone), 501.online, Leeds / online, UK [Solo]


Like it or lump It, [Lump it Projects] Enjoy Project Space, Leeds, UK

Treat Yo Self, Block Projects, Sheffield, UK

Paved Paradise, The Tetley Car Park, Leeds, UK [Duo]

Forty-Four Degrees, Free Range, London, UK

Common Bodies, Patrick Studios, Leeds, UK

Buissness As Usual, Turf Projects, Croydon, UK / Pyramid art centre, Warrington, UK

Forty-Four Degrees, Leeds College of Art Degree Show, Leeds, UK

FEAST!, Live Art Bistro, Leeds, UK [Solo]

Ones to Watch, Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, UK

Jelly, 53 The Calls (Pop-up Show), Leeds, UK


Its The Last Night On Earth Again (Other People Are Also You), Surplus Space, Portland, OR, USA


Below the Belt, 15-17 Duncan Street (Pop-up Show), Leeds, UK [Curator]

Tacit Knowledge, Syracuse University VPA, Syracuse, NY, USA

Sculpture, Photography & The Index, Leeds College of Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

Not Too Precious, 15-17 Duncan Street (Pop-up Show), Leeds, UK

Open Closet, Lamberts Yard, Leeds, UK


Sculpture, Photography & The Index, The Cooper Union Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Navigation, Thwaites Mill, Leeds, UK

Publications / Commissions / Other

2016, Winner of the best comment competition on Dissent App, Dissent As an Iphone App, Arbyte Gallery, Online, UK

2015, Public art commision, Like it or Lump It, Lump It Projects, Leeds, UK

2014, Public art commission, FREE BANANAS, Crossing Borders Cluster, Leeds, UK

2014, Album artwork, Dying Shames LP, Dying Shames, London, UK