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Born in 1975, James Vella Clark is one of Malta's main expressionist interpreters of the Maltese urban and rural landscape. Since his first public exhibition in 2001, his works have been gradually gaining a more abstract dimension. These eventually, became part of a natural process that led to his current abstract work.

Today, the artist's main idiom is abstraction which lends mostly to the abstract expressionist movement of the fifties and sixties. If we could speak of a movement or school of expressionism in Malta, James Vella Clark would definitely belong to it.

Besides a number of solo exhibitions in Malta, James Vella Clark has held personal exhibitions in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and New York. Over the years he was also invited to participate in collective exhibitions in Barcelona, Florence, Brussels, Duisburg, Vienna, and London.

James Vella Clark lives and works from his studio in Valletta.

2001 – Personal Exhibition 'Beyond Perspectives', Teatru Manoel Courtyard, Valletta
2003 – Personal Exhibition 'Passion in the Village', St James Cavalier, Valletta
2003 – Collective Exhibition by Grupo Batik, Barcelona, Spain
2003 – Collective Exhibition 'Biennale of Contemporary Art' Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy
2004 – Personal Exhibition 'Open Sky', VeeGeeBee Art Gallery, Valletta
2004 – Collective Exhibition, EU Parliament, Brussels
2004 – Collective Exhibition 'OperaArt', Teatru Manoel Courtyard, Valletta
2004 – Collective Exhibition 'The New Ten', Duisburg, Vienna, Mannheim
2004 – Personal Exhibition 'Previews', Gallery G, Lija
2005 – Personal Exhibition 'Impressions', Berlin, Germany
2005 – Collective Exhibition 'Wine & the Vineyards', Gallery G, Lija
2005 – Personal Exhibition, 'Cityscapes', Kampen, Netherlands
2005 – Personal Exhibition, 'Blu Mediterraneo', Melbourne, Australia
2006 – Personal Exhibition '4 Days in Fawwara', Space Gallery, St Julian's
2006 – Collective Exhibition '4 Visions', Del Borgo, Vittoriosa
2007 – Personal Exhibition 'Two Harbours', St James Cavalier, Valletta
2008 – Fimbank commission of works for new Head Offices
2008 – Personal exhibition 'Heartland' at United Nations HQ, New York
2009 – Personal exhibition 'ThroughBlue' at Gallery Art'E, Victoria, Gozo
2010 – Commission of works for lobby at new The George Hotel in Paceville
2011 – Personal exhibition 'Recent Landscapes' at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Valletta
2011 – European Parliament in Brussels acquires one of his works for permanent exposition
2011 – Collective Exhibition, Ħal Xluq Chapel, Siggiewi
2011 – Collective Exhibition organised by MTA, Harrod's, London, UK
2012 – Personal Exhibition 'Dead Palm Tree', Lily Agius Gallery, Sliema
2013 – Commission for two works for Marsovin's 1919 wines
2014 – His painting 'Marsamxett' featured on a limited edition set of Perugina chocolates
2014 – Collective Exhibition 'The Selfie', Studio 104, Valletta
2014 – Collective Exhibition 'The Point - Valletta', Chophouse, Tigne' Point
2015 – Collective Exhibition, St Tropez, France
2015 – Commission of works for lobby at new Salini Hotel in Salina
2015 – One of his landscapes presented to Pope Francis
2015 – Collective Exhibition in aid of MCCF, Verdala Palace, Dingli
2016 – Collective Exhibition in aid of Pink October, Castille, Valletta
2016 – Collective Exhibition in aid of Caritas, Archbishop's Curia, Floriana
2017 – Collective Exhibition, 'In the Light of Malta, EU Parliament, Brussels
2017 – Personal Exhibition 'Divergence', Lazuli Art Gallery, Victoria Gozo