Laurie Vincent (b. 1992, Kent, UK) lives and works in Tunbridge Wells. He spent two angst-riddled years studying art at UCA Rochester and Maidstone (both since closed).
A strong childhood determination to be a musician saw him proudly tell his course leader he was “quitting to be in a band” half way through the first year of his degree. This sentiment was greeted with a sarcastic “good luck”.
Two years later, after dividing his time between band practice, gigs, working at a milkshake shop and at his uncles’ timber yard, he signed a major record label deal with his band Slaves.
In the following five years he released three top ten albums and received a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize, won two NME awards, collaborated with Gorillaz, Chase & Status and Slowthai, and played a host of concerts and music festivals worldwide.
Art has always been present in Laurie’s life and he’s designed all single tour posters, album covers and merchandise. During some downtime after the release of his first album Are You Satisfied?, he returned to the canvas after receiving a set of oil paints and an easel for a birthday present.
Since that moment he has gone on to exhibit work in multiple group and solo shows. He has also collaborated with a number of brands including Lazy Oaf, Vans, Cheap Monday and Adidas. His work features in the forthcoming Gorillaz 20th Anniversary art book which is set for release this year.
Begrudgingly known as a ‘multi-hyphenate’, Vincent has also had two clothing lines one of which was stocked in Selfridges. Recently he has been combining his love of art and skateboarding with his new brand TINA… (This Is Not A…). He has a passion for photography and has heavily documented his life since the inception of his band. He records intimate moments on tour and his home life.
Laurie is also one half of synth/pop band LARRY PINK THE HUMAN which sees Vincent take the role of front man. The band is currently working on their first studio album, a follow up to 2021’s M1XTAPE.
Laurie Vincent's new body of work, It's Been a Fever Dream opens on May 19th, 2022, at Whistleblower Gallery.
It's Been a Fever Dream, Whistleblower Gallery, May 19 - June 16, Brighton
Loose with Laurie Vincent, Hoxton Arches, London
Disillusioned, Flaubert Gallery, Edinburgh
Pop up, Amersham Arms, London
White + Black, Whistleblower Gallery, March/April, Brighton, UK
Here we go!, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton and Hove
Paint by Numbers magazine launch, Studio 24, Leeds
Group show, W Hotel Leicester Square, London
Group show, A-side B-side Gallery, London