Born in England in 1964, Simón Granell studied fine art at Falmouth School of Art and The Slade School of Art, London. In 2002 he was Artist in Residence at the Escola Massana in Barcelona while also teaching on the Winchester School of Art European MA. In 2007 he exhibited in underground with Roger Ackling and Eric Butcher; a site-specific collaboration in the labyrinth of basement rooms at Shoreditch Town Hall, East London.
He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art and an MA supervisor at The Arts University Bournemouth. His first solo exhibition was a Sanchez Cotán in Trondheim, Norway in 2009 and recent projects include The devil finds work for idle hands at Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco (2012) and forthcoming include Drawology at the Bonnington Gallery Nottingham, curated by Deborah Harty(Lecturer in Drawing at Nottingham Trent University) and the co-curation of A Machine Aesthetic at Gallery North, Northumbria University, The Gallery, The Arts University Bournemouth and The Gallery at Norwich University of the Arts (2013-2014). Ten contemporary artists have been invited to explore the various manifestations, uses and influences of different aspects of mechanisaition within their practice.