Stephen Forbes was born in Northern Ireland in 1973. He trained at the Royal Academy Schools, London and Liverpool John Moores University. He has exhibited at the Royal Academy Main Galleries, The Royal Academy Sackler Wing, The Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin, Art London and the Tom Caldwell Gallery. His work is held in public and private collections including the Allied Irish Bank , The Deutsche Bank, The Four Seasons Hotel Dublin, Queens University Belfast, Leverhulme, The Ulster Bank and The Office of Public Works.
Allied Irish Bank; Deutsche Bank; Office of Public Works; Queens University Belfast; Four Seasons Hotel Dublin; Hillier Parker; Leverhulme; IIB Bank; Department of Finance; Royal Victoria Hospital; South Eastern Education and Library Board; Ulster Bank; Northern Ireland Civil Service; Belfast Health and Social Services Trust
1998-2001 Royal Academy Schools, London....Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art
1996-1997 Painting Scholarship.... Research and Lecturing at St Helens College England
1992-1996 Liverpool John Moores University BA (Hons.) Fine Art
1991-1992 Liverpool John Moores University....Foundation course, Distinction
Royal Ulster Academy Exhibition, Mills Sellig Prize, Outstanding work by a young artist
Royal Ulster Acadamy Exhibition, Killarney Art Gallery Prize, Outstanding Work
Royal Academy of Art, The Leverhulme Student Award with bursary
2016 Gormleys Fine Art, Belfast, Solo Show
2014 Charles Gilmore Gallery, Belfast, Solo Show
2014 Barbara Stanley Gallery, London, Group show
2014 Oriel Gallery, Dublin, Group show
2013 Charles Gilmore Gallery, Belfast 'Important Irish Art'
2013 Tom Caldwell Gallery, Solo show 'New Paintings'
2012 Royal Hibernian Academy, Annual
2012 Tom Caldwell Gallery, Solo show, 'Ethereal'
2012 Charles Gilmore Gallery, Group Show
2011 Royal Academy London, Summer show
2011 Tom Caldwell Gallery, Winter Exhibition
2011 Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Annual, as Invited Artist
2010 Tom Caldwell Gallery Solo Show
2010 Royal Ulster Academy Show, Belfast
2009 Stone Gallery, Dublin, Winter Exhibition
2009 Royal Academy, London, Summer Show
2009 Royal Hibernian, Dublin, Annual
2009 Tom Caldwell Gallery, Solo Show 'Heads'
2008 Royal Ulster Academy Show, Titanic drawing offices, Belfast
2008 Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Annual
2008 Oisin Gallery, Dublin, Two man Show 'Time and Tide'
2007 Royal Hibernian Academy, Annual
2007 Tom Caldwell Gallery, Solo show 'Bliss'
2007 Tom Caldwell Gallery, Summer show
2006 Royal Ulster Academy Show, Ulster Museum
2006 Tom Caldwell Gallery Winter Exhibition
2005 Tom Caldwell Gallery Activity, Solo Show
2005 Royal Ulster Academy Show, Ulster Museum
2004 Tom Caldwell Gallery, Summer Show
2004 Royal Ulster Academy Show, Ulster Museum
2004 Waterfront Hall, Belfast 'Activity'
2004 Tom Caldwell Gallery, Summer exhibition
2003 Elaine Summers Gallery, Solo show 'Leisure'
2003 Tom Caldwell Gallery, Group Show
2003 Fanum House, Belfast, Four Royal Academy schools artists
2002 Royal Academy of Art, London, Summer show
2002 Adelaide Street Gallery, Belfast, Group Show 'Flash'
2001 Royal Ulster Academy Show, Ulster Museum
2001 Royal Academy of Art, London, Degree Show
2000 Royal Academy of Art, London, Group Show 'Premiums'
2000 Royal Ulster Academy Show, Ulster Museum
2000 Royal Academy of Art, London, Summer Show
2000 Rebecca Hossack Gallery, 'Art London'
1996 Liverpool John Moores University, Degree Show