Malcolm Poynter was born 1946 in London. He studied at Goldsmiths College of Art, 1964-1967 and at the Royal College of Art, 1967-1973. He has been exhibiting at the Treadwell Gallery since 1974, including six one man exhibitions since 1976. The Gallery presented a one man show of his work at the 20th Basel Art Fair in 1988, and amongst numerous other international exhibitions, his work was shown at the Middleheim Sculpture Bienale in 1983. International one man shows of Poynters sculpture were at The Laden Gallery, Berlin: The Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney, Australia: Galerie Lucien Billinelli, Brussels: Galerie Claud Andre, Brussels: Galerie Mineta Move, Brussels. His work is in the permanent Collections of the British Arts Council: Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newport Museum, UK: the Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, Holland: The National Gallery of Jamaica.
Malcolm is currently working on the opening of a permanent exhibition of his own work in a former Garden Centre, close by the Treadwell Gallery, here in the Austrian Mühlviertel. Since the seventies, Malcolm Poynter has been and influential and inspirational presence in the British art world. During the early part of his career, he earned money as a visiting sculpture lecturer, often called in by Art schools to give stimulating impetus to lethargic sculpture students with one of his charismatic and inspiring tirades. The effects of his influence can still be seen in the work of quite a number of younger British sculptors.