Julian Opie (b. 1958, London) studied at Goldsmiths College of Art from 1979 to 1982, and had his first one person exhibition in 1983. Since then, Opie has had exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and additional galleries and public spaces throughout Europe and the United States.
Text courtesy Beyer Projects.
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