Simon Willems is a London-based artist and researcher. He has an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art and a PhD in Fine Art from the University of Reading where he is currently a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow. Willems has shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe, North America, and Asia. These include solo exhibitions at Torrance Art Museum (Los Angeles), FRAC Auvergne (Clermont-Ferrand), Elephant West (London), Galerie Polaris (Paris), Xero, Kline & Coma (London) and Wallspace (New York). His work has featured and been reviewed in Flash Art, Art Review, Elephant Magazine, ART US, Le Monde, WOUND, El Pais, La Libre Belgique and Beautiful Decay and was included in the survey painting publication A Brush with the Real: Figurative Painting Today (Laurence King Publishing) 2014. Willems' written work has been published in the Journal of Organizational Aesthetics, the Journal of Contemporary Painting, and the painting journal Turps Banana. He is currently writing his first monograph, Rethinking Wellbeing Through Art: How Artists Critique Wellness in the Workplace (Palgrave Macmillan).

Simon Willems is represented by Galerie Polaris, Paris.