b. 1964, UK; lives and works in London

1987-1990 Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London 

Simon Periton has exhibited widely in Britain and internationally, and has recently undertaken various publicly commissioned artworks and sculptures, including the forthcoming Crossrail Commission at Farringdon Station (2019) and the exhibition Art Capital: Art for the Elizabeth line, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018). Further work includes: Outdoor Miner, Frieze Sculpture Park, London (2018); The Alchemical Tree, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford (2015); Bodypopper, 5 Pancras Square, London (2014); and Shed, Brentford Lock, Grand Union Canal (2013).

In 2015 Periton had the solo shows Celestial Agriculture, at the New Art Centre, Salisbury and Resistance is Fertile, at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire. His group exhibitions include: Drawing Room Biennial 2017, London (2017); The Peculiar People, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea; Uncommon Chemistry, Observer Building, Hastings (both 2016) and Regenerate Art, Kunstverein Muenchen, Munich (2014).

Public collections include: Arts Council Collection; Hayward Gallery, London; British Council Collection, London; MoMA, New York (NY); The RISD Museum, Providence (RI), USA; StaŐądtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany; Tate Modern, London; and Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.