Ian Tricker

Born:UK, 1984.  Based in

Torsion , Plaster, Acrylic, 35 × 65 × 28 cm

Torsion, Plaster, Acrylic, 35 × 65 × 28 cm


Loughborough University (BA Fine Art , 2013)

Award-winning artist Ian Tricker graduated with First Class Honours in Fine Art in 2013, and is rapidly earning an enviable position in the art world.

Since graduating he has shown his work at 11 exhibitions including FBA Futures at Mall Galleries, London; China’s Made in England (2013-4); and the Free Range Graduate Exhibition 2013. He is also among the 55 promising artists selected by Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014.

He has also won several awards including the University’s Glendonbrook Enterprise and Innovation Award 2013; the Edward Sharpe Award and Commission 2013; the Emerging Artist Award at Free Range 2013; the Verve Open Sculpture Competition 2014; and, most recently, was named Studio Champion at the University’s Think BIG 2014 business competition.

To date, he has undertaken two commissions: The Sound of Time – created for Charnwood Borough Council which celebrates Loughborough’s musical and industrial heritage – and a new piece for the University. He is also supported by DegreeArt.com and has sold a number of works through the online gallery.

Artists often struggle to find a suitable platform from which to share their work, and many talented practitioners go unrecognised.

Keen to establish a name for himself and a market for his work, Ian joined the Studio to develop the business knowledge and skills to succeed in the highly competitive and notoriously exclusive art world.


2013        Loughborough University, BA (Hons) Fine Art


2014        Verve Open Sculpture Competition, Degree Art, London, UK
2013        Enterprise Award, Loughborough University , Loughborough, UK
                Edward Sharp Award, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
                Emerging Artist Award, Degree Art, London, UK


2014        Signature Art Prize, Degree Art, London, UK
2013        Free Range, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
                Wirksworth Festival Graduate Showcase, Wirksworth Church
                Affordable Art Fair Graduate Showcase, Affordable Art Fair
                Made in England, Qu’Art, Suzhou, China
                FBA Futures, Mall Galleries, London, UK