Ingman’s work has largely featured the landscapes and cityscapes we reside in everyday and people’s relationships to these spaces. Within these settings he delves into layers of human history, change and narrative. His work aims to reshape the everyday, allowing the viewer to reimagine, question and find new sense.




Steven James Ingman was born in 1984 and grew up in the small farming village of Misson in North Nottinghamshire. In 2007 he received a BA Fine Art from the University of Lincoln. After graduating Ingman was awarded the Derby Open (2008), offering him the opportunity to create a new body of work for a solo show. His debut solo show 'Night Light' (2010) was funded by Arts Council England and was exhibited at Derby Museum and Art Gallery. During the same year he was shortlisted for the Attenborough Award and won the Great Central Solo award, culminating in an exhibit of new works in 2011. He also received the Great Art Award (2012), as part of the Nottingham Castle Annual Open. Ingman went on to attain an MA Painting (2016), whilst on a scholarship to Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London. His MA end of year show was a sellout. Later that year he was awarded The Young Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize (2016) with the The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art and was granted the opportunity for the solo show ‘To Let’ (2017). In 2018 his work was selected for the 250th anniversary of Royal Academy Summer exhibition and in that same year he exhibited in the Young Contemporary Talent exhibition at the Lightbox Gallery in Woking. In 2019 one of his paintings featured in the exhibition Reflection: British Art in an Age of Change at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull. Ingman’s work is part of numerous collections including The University of Lincoln, The Ingram Collection and Landmark Plc. Ingman lives in Derby and is based at 3rd Space Studios in Nottingham.


MA Painting - Merit, 2016 - University of the Arts London
BA (Hons) Fine Art – 2.1, 2007 – University of Lincoln
Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design) Merit, 2004 – University of Lincoln



The Ingram Collection Prize 2016
The Wimbledon Trust Bursary, Scholarship Award 2015/16
The Great Art Award 2012, Nottingham Castle
The Great Central Open 22 Winner - November 2010
The Attenborough Prize 2010 shortlist - November 2010
2009/10 Arts Council England, East Midlands
2009/10 Derby City Council - Grants for the Arts
Winner of the Derby 0pen 2008 Best in show
Fresh 08 – September 2008
University of Lincoln Purchase Prize – Winner 2007





To Let, 2 December 2017 - 31 December 2017, The Lightbox Gallery, Woking
Night Light, 1st May – July 4th 2010 Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby



Reflection: British Art in an Age of Change,17 August 2019 – 5 January 2020, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull


YCT @ Rawlinson and Hunter, 27th September - August, Rawlinson and Hunter, London
250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 12 June -19 August 2018 The Royal Academy, London
Places in Process, 3rd February - 22nd April, Lakeside Gallery, The Discovery Centre, Cleethorpes 


Young Contemporary Talent from The Ingram Collection, 7 July - 16 September 2018, The Lightbox Gallery, Woking


About Space, 13th – 24th April, Lewisham Arthouse, London


We all draw@UAL, 5 - 8th November, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London


Detail, 19th December 2014–19th April 2015, The Usher Gallery, Lincoln 
Movement & Perception, 13th December 2014 – 8th February 2015, QUAD, Derby 
Detail, 20th September–12th October, 2014 Transition Gallery, London 
Detail, 5th June–6th July 2014, H-Project Space, Bangkok, Thailand 


Nottingham Castle Open 2013 - 12th October – 10th November 2013, Nottingham Castle 


Nottingham Castle Open 2012, 29 September - 28 October 2012 Nottingham Castle 
Tarpey Gallery Mixed Show, 7th April - 12th May 2012, the Tarpey Gallery Castle Donington


Midlands Open 2011, 12th November - 24th December 2011, The Tarpey Gallery Castle Donington
Nottingham Castle Open 2011 - 8 October - 6 November 2011 Nottingham Castle
Home Insecurities - 24th June – 3rd July 2011, The Great Central Gallery, Leicester
Opem -Open East Midlands, 5th February – 3rd May 2011, The Collection, Lincoln  


Open 22, 13th November 2010 – 9th January 2011, the City Gallery, Leicester
Side Show - 2010: the year we made contact, 21st Nov - 12th Dec, The Exchange Building, Nottingham 
Side Show - The Wunderkammer, 22nd October - 14th November, The Hopkinson Gallery, Nottingham 
Surface Gallery Open Show, 20th April – 7th August, Surface Gallery, Nottingham 


Nottingham to Ningbo, 26th November – 4th January, Ningbo Museum,Ningbo, China 
Six, 14th January – 15th March, View from the top Gallery, Nottingham


Derby City Open, 29th November – 11th January (2009), Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby
Thoresby Open, 12th September – 12th October, Thoresby Hall Gallery, Thoresby, Nottinghamshire
Making Marks, 4th – 21st September, Hand and Heart Gallery, Nottingham
Fresh 08, Open show, 23rd July – August 30th, View from the top Gallery, Nottingham
Landscape v Cityscape Open, 8th May – July, Claire Galleries, Birmingham
Hidden Art, 12th March – 29th March, View from the top Gallery, Nottingham


Nottingham Castle Open, 24th November – 20th December, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
Fresh 07, Open show, August – September, View from a top Gallery, Nottingham
Lincoln University Degree Show, May 2007, Lincoln
‘I’ trying, but the kids won’t listen, 2.18 Group exhibition, 22nd February – 1st March, Greestone Gallery, Lincoln
Openplan, January, Group exhibition, Tyler Gallery, Philadelphia, USA


Painting under the stairs, 2.18 Group exhibition, October, Tithe Barn Exhibition Space, Lincoln
May contain art 125g,Group exhibition, 27th – 30th November, Ruddock’s Exhibition Space, Lincoln
Urban Landscape, Painting and Photography,joint exhibition, 1st – 26th November, Passage Gallery, Lincoln