Born in South Africa, Appleson is a self‐taught artist, now living and working in London.
He has recently held solo shows at mac birmingham, The Stanley Picker Gallery, The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Hales Gallery London, and previously been commissioned by The Jerwood Foundation.
In 2014 Appleson was commissioned by MAC Birmingham and The Library of Birmingham to create a body of work exploring the city's youth culture, which culminated in a solo show at mac in summer 2015. More recently, he began an ambitious publication titles Portable Studio, to be published October 2017.
His artist residency at The London Contemporary Dance School, resulted in 'Dance of ordinariness' a moving image work commissioned by The Stanley Picker Gallery to accompany the recent Eadweard Muybridge show at Tate Britain. Appleson created both moving-image and photographic works inspired by Muybridge’s collotype sequences of human figures, inviting dancers to reinterpret gestures and actions that related to various visual narratives that Muybridge himself built into his motion studies.
He has completed major projects in South Africa, Mexico, Israel, Rome and the UK, and his works are included in public and private collections.
Other shows and commissions include; Artrock at the Rockefeller Centre in New York, The Evangelos Averoff-Tositsas Foundation in Greece, Galerie S65 in Cologne, and Aurel Scheibler Gallery in Berlin.
His books Los Loss and Free Ground are published by Booth-Clibborn Editions.