Jim Butler (Seamus de Buitleir) was born in Dublin and lives in Cambridge where he leads the M.A. in Illustration & Book Arts at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University.

Since completing an M.A. in Communication Design at Manchester Metropolitan Universityin 2001, he has combined his own practice, centred on drawing, printmaking and artist's books, with university teaching. His work has been exhibited widely in galleries in the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Mexico and the USA, while his commissioned illustration work has included clients such as Adidas, Siemens and New Island Books.

 

Work in Public Collections:
TATE Britain
British Library

Joan Flasch Collection, Art Institute of Chicago
Museum Meermanno, The Hague
National Irish Visual Arts Library, Dublin

Centre for Artists' Books, Dundee Contemporary Arts
Special Collection, Manchester Metropolitan University
Special Collection & Archives, Cardiff University
Winchester School of Art

Solo Exhibitions:
2014: "What the Butler Saw", Williams Art, Cambridge
2013: "Drawings & Etchings", Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
2012: "Serigraphy, The Art of Screenprinting", Western New York Book Arts Center, Buffalo, New York
2010: "Life Drawings", Changing Spaces, Cambridge
2008: "Lined Paper", Courtyard Arts, Hertford
2002: "Prints & Artist's Books", Art House, Gatley, Cheshire
1997: "Gravures", MacCartan's Café Irlandais, Rennes

Selected Exhibitions:
2016:"National Original Print Exhibition", Bankside Gallery, London
2016: "Weltbaustelle NRW", Minden, Germany
2015: "Livres d'Artistes: The Artist's Book in Theory & Practice", Cardiff University
2015: "Cambridge Drawing Society", Guildhall, Cambridge
2014: "Cambridge Original Printmakers", Pitt Buliding, Cambridge
2014: "Cambridge Drawing Society", Guildhall, Cambridge
2013: "Cambridge Drawing Society", Guildhall, Cambridge
2012:"Da impressão ao livro de artista". Universidade do Porto, Portugal
2012:"Cambridge Drawing Society", Guildhall, Cambridge
2011: "Signs of Lfe, Signs of Change", Galeria Cozinha, Porto, Portugal

2011: "Cabin: codex", Dundee Contemporary Arts
2011: "Cambridge Drawing Society", Guildhall, Cambridge 2010: "Signs of Life, Signs of Change", Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
2010: "Bitten & Pressed", Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2010: "Cambridge Drawing Society", Guildhall, Cambridge
2009: "Summer Exhibition", Cambridge Contemporary Art
2009: "Cambridge Drawing Society", Guildhall, Cambridge
2008: "Cambridge School of Art 150", Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
2008: "Autumn Exhibition", Leys School, Cambridge
2008: "Sitting Room", Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico
2008: "Cambridge Drawing Society", Guildhall, Cambridge
2008: "Sitting Room", K Gallery, Alameda, California, USA
2007: "Winter Exhibition", Wendy J Levy Gallery, Manchester
2007: "Sitting Room", Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
2007: "Society of Graphic Fine Art Annual Open", Menier Gallery, London
2007: "Manchester Artists' Book Fair", Holden Gallery, Manchester
2007: "Sitting Room", The Winchester Gallery, Winchester
2007: "Inkubator", Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop Gallery
2007: "Sitting Room", Permanent Gallery, Brighton
2006: "Winter Exhibition", Wendy J Levy Gallery, Manchester
2006: "LAB 06", ICA, London
2006: "Sitting Room" Alsager Arts Centre
2006: "Society of Graphic Fine Art Annual Open", Menier Gallery, London
2006: "Manchester Artists' Book Fair", Holden Gallery, Manchester
2006: "Hot Bed Press", 8th Day, Manchester
2006:"Print Open", RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2006: "Summer Exhibition", Wendy J Levy Gallery, Manchester
2006: "Urban Interpretations", Bianco Nero Gallery, Stokesley
2006: "Sitting Room", Manchester Craft & Design Centre
2006: "Cover to Cover", RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2006: "Printfest 2006", Ulverston, Cumbria
2006: "9th Contemporary Artists' Book Fair", Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax
2006: "Out of Line", Inspiring Eye Gallery, Manchester
2006: "Winter Exhibition", Wendy J Levy Gallery, Manchester
2005: "Lines and Things", Krobar, Manchester
2005: "Images of Rochdale Canal", Littleborough Art Gallery
2005: "Stockport Open", Stockport Art Gallery
2005: "4th Lessedra Mini-Print Annual", Lessedra Gallery, Sofia
2005: "Dessins et Gravures", Galerie Le Petit Chein, Navarrenx, France
2004: "London Artists' Book Fair", ICA, London
2004: "Bookmarks 2003" Atelier Kasba, Brussels
2004: "Society of Graphic Fine Art Annual Open", Hotbath Gallery, Bath
2004: "Artlink Feature", Stockport Art Gallery
2004: "Bookworks", Houseroom Gallery, Bath
2004: "Drawing the Line", Gallery 27, London
2004: "Manchester Academy of Fine Arts 144th Open", Salford Museum and Art Gallery
2004: "2ieme biennale Printed Bookmarks Exchange", Charleroi
2003: "Society of Graphic Fine Art Annual Open", Hotbath Gallery, Bath
2003: "Stockport Open", Stockport Art Gallery
2003: "Printfest 2003", Ulverston, Cumbria
2002: "Dundee Print Open", Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio, Dundee
2002: "Dedalus - Bloomsday #1", Context Gallery, Derry
1998: "Exposures", Cornerhouse, Manchester