2024 - That was close, DKUK, Peckham, London 14 January - 11 May. Five recent paintings alongside four drawings made in 1988 in Brazil 

2023 - Winnie, gouache on paper, 77 x 56cm, 2023 acquired by Government Art Collection 

2023 - British Museum, New Acquisitions: Paul Bril to Wendy Red Star, vitrine with four of the seven works by Humphrey Ocean acquired in 2022

2023 - David, gouache on paper, 77 x 56cm, 2019 acquired by National Portrait Gallery, London

Gift of Richard Wyatt 

2022 - Seafaring, Hastings Contemporary, showing Blue Cruise 

2022 - Humphrey Ocean Fresh as Paint, The Verey Gallery, Eton College 9 June - 30 October

2022 - handlist for Humphrey Ocean Fresh as Paint, The Verey Gallery, Eton College 9 June - 30 October

2022 - Kenya Travel Book 2011, one of 7 works including Dot Book 1, four drawings and one aquatint acquired by British Museum

2021 - Mallard Hen, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2020 - Wicker Chair, specially drawn for new story Sunbed by Sophie Ward in anthology A Short Affair (Paperback Edition), Pindrop Studio/Simon & Schuster Ltd


2020 - Domus, founded 1928 by Gio Ponti, invited David Chipperfield as third guest editor of 10x10x10 series: ten international architects will direct magazine each year till 100th anniversary. Detail of portrait by Humphrey Ocean appears across spines on full year

2020 - Self 3    Me, Myself and I    Christine König Galerie, Vienna

2019 - Humphrey Ocean new monograph and A Book of Birds by Humphrey Ocean, published by Royal Academy of Arts, London

2019 - Yellow Nova awaiting Humphrey Ocean book launch 27 November, a monograph by Ben Thomas, published by the Royal Academy of Arts, London

2019 - Sign, Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2019 - Birds, Cars and Chairs (part 2), Keepers House, Royal Academy of Arts, 7 December 2018 - 18 August 2019

2019 - Original design for Spring Issue, Art Education Special, RA Magazine No 142

2019 - Birds, Cars and Chairs, Keepers House, Royal Academy of Arts

2018 - Christopher in David Chipperfield's new Royal Academy of Arts

2018 - Humphrey Ocean  I've No Idea Either, Sims Reed Gallery London

2017 - Natural History made for From Life at the Royal Academy of Arts

2017-18 - Dot Book 1, Drawing Together, The Courtauld Gallery, London

2017 - Art of the Postcard, Handel Street Projects, London

2017 - Der Standard (15 July), Wären Fluss und Meere Tinte, Christine König Galerie, Vienna  

2016 — HO Studio

2016 - Hubcap (found 1983) exhibited in FOUND at Foundling Museum, London curated by Cornelia Parker

2015 — books + papers, Christine König Galerie, Vienna

2015 — Roadsign, for 50 Years of British Road Signs, The Design Museum (anniversary of Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir's original road signs)

2015 - From This We Can Tell, Macmillan Shared, Somerset House

2014 — Chair, Last Train, Ron Arad studio

2013 — Art Everywhere, Art Fund, art on billboards across Britain for the summer

2013 — Artmobile, Dulwich Picture Gallery

2013  — Limited Edition book, Hurtwood Press

2012 — A handbook of modern life, National Portrait Gallery London

2011 — HO portrait of John Drury hanging behind Michelle Obama at Christ Church College, Oxford (Oli Scarff, The Guardian)

2011 — Works printed by Maurice Payne, Pace Prints New York

2011 - Here and There, Jesus College, Cambridge

2008 — Commission for Royal Mint, Two Pound coin to mark 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, ready for production, approved by HM Queen, never made

2007 — Black Love Chair, John Madejski Fine Rooms, Royal Academy of Arts

2004 — Miankoma etching studio, Amagansett, Long Island

2003 - how's my driving, Dulwich Picture Gallery (last book design for HO by Gordon House 1932-2004)

2001 — Zeebrugge by Humphrey Ocean (book design Gordon House)

1996 — William Blake, Collection British Council

1986 — HO enters Ferens Art Gallery (photo Ian Dury)

1984 — Portrait of Philip Larkin, National Portrait Gallery

1982 — Lord Volvo and his Estate, Wolverhampton Art Gallery

1973 — Kilburn and the High Roads poster


  • Humphrey Ocean DKUK Peckham 'That was close' 14 January - 11 May 2024