Guy Hetherington was born in Penrith, Cumbria in 1948 to Anglo-Russian parents. After leaving school he spent one year at Sussex University studying the History and Theory of Art before leaving to go to Kingston School of Art where he spent four years studying Fine Art. He was Visiting Tutor at Chelsea College of Art from 1972 to 1979.

He has been working in London as an artist since 1972 and has taken part in many one-person and group exhibitions in Great Britain, Russia, Cyprus and Mongolia where he has a longstanding relationship with the Artists’ Union. He has also travelled in Siberia as a guest of the Artists’ Union of Krasnoyarsk. His work is in the collections of the British Arts Council, the Contemporary Arts Society and other public and private collections and he has completed a number of mural commissions.

One Person Exhibitions 

2016 Grafton Road Open House

2015 Cloisters Open House  

2011 Institute of Physics   2010 Lauderdale House
2006 The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London
1996 The Artery, London
1994 Galerie Kohler, London
1990 Judd Street Gallery, London
1980 House Gallery, London
1978 House Gallery, London
1976  House Gallery, London




Group Exhibitions

2015 Gabriel Fine Art
2014 Il Bosco Blu, Alessandria, Italy

2013 Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, County Cork (two person show)

2011 Park Studios Open

2007 ‘Russian Space’ (with George Noskov) - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the launch of Sputnik - Pushkin House, London

2005  International exhibition, UMA Gallery, Ulan Bator, Mongolia


2004  “Me. . .we. . .are” International Exhibition, UMA Gallery, Ulan Bator, Mongolia
2002  'Small is Beautiful' - XX, Flowers East
2002  Morphi Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus (two person exhibition)
2001 'Small is Beautiful' - XIX, Flowers East
2000  'One Foot Two' - Morphi Gallery, London
1999  'Small is Beautiful' - XVII, Flowers East
1998  'Small is Beautiful' - XVI, Flowers East
1996  'Kiss IV' - Gallery K, London
1995  'Kiss III' - Gallery K, London
1994  'Kiss II' - Gallery K, London
1993  Small is Beautiful - XI, Flowers East
1993  John Jones
1993  Knapp Gallery, Regents College
1993  ‘Triangles’, M & W Art, Hong Kong
1992  Artists Union Workshop, Ulan Bator, Mongolia
1991  Small is Beautiful - IX, Flowers East
1991  Actors’ House, Krasnoyarsk, USSR
1991  Artist of the Day, Flowers East Gallery
1990  D.C. Space Museum, Tokyo
1989  Friends of Space, Air Gallery
1989  Critic’s Space V, Air Gallery
1988  Whitechapel Open, Open Studio
1986  Contemporary Art Society Market
1986  Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
1985  Berry Street Open
1982  Contemporary Choice, Serpentine Gallery, London
1978  ‘The Square and the Circle’, House Gallery
1973  Rochdale Arts Festival
1973  Camden Arts Festival


Public Collections

Cobh Library, County Cork, Eire

Arts Council of Great Britain
Department of the Environment
Contemporary Arts Society
Rugby Library