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Chronology

1966

Born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK.

1982-1984

Dewsbury and Batley Art College.

1984

Meets David Blackburn, who becomes a mentor.

1985-1988

Manchester School of Art; awarded BA (Hons) in Fine Art.

1987

Completes first boat drawings, which become an ongoing series.

1988-1990

Slade School of Art; Postgraduate Study in Fine Art.

1989

Anatomy for Artists, University College, London.

1989

Regular visits to British Museum and Petri Museum, UCL.

1990

Commences Association with the Hart Gallery.

1990

First solo exhibition, Hart Gallery, Nottingham.  Wins Joseph Webb prize for draughtsman under 35 years.

1991-1992

Awarded place at Hochshule Der Kunst, Berlin, as Artist in
Residence. Visits museums and galleries.

1992

Begins to develop methods using mixed media on paper.

1993

Moves to Slaithwaite, near Huddersfield, sets up first studio.

1995

Completes ‘Self-portrait drawing textile worker’, first aerial view.  Shortlisted for Villiers David prize.

1997

Touring exhibition, Wakefield, Harrogate, Salford, Huddersfield.  Wins Villiers David Prize.  Travels extensively through USA (East and West Coast), Australia and Mexico, visiting anthropology museum in Mexico City and travelling to the Gulf of Mexico.

1998-1999

Completes textural aerial views inspired by travels.  Villiers David Prize exhibition, Hart Gallery.

1999-2001

Part-time Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University.

2002

Commences Association with the Albemarle Gallery.

2002

First solo exhibition at Albemarle Gallery, London.

2003

Travels to Belgium, visiting museums in Bruges, Brussels and Ghent, seeing works by Van Eyck and Permecke.

2005

First exhibitions in New York and Bologna in association with Albemarle Gallery.

2007

Exhibits in Milan and Bologna.  Regular visits to East coast near Whitby.

2008

Solo exhibition, Albemarle Gallery.  Continues with aerial views of solitary figures.

2010 - 2011

‘Four British Figurative Painters’, Albemarle Gallery and Ettinger Gallery, New York.

2012

Early works from the David Blackburn collection at 108 Gallery, Harrogate.

2013

Solo exhibition at Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier, Jersey.

2014

Making of the film 'Figures in Solitude'.

2015

Solo Exhibition, Albermarle Gallery. Begins to explore architectural ideas.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Messum's, Cork Street London

2015

Figures in Solitude, Albermarle Gallery, London

2014

108 Fine Art, Harrogate

2013

Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier, Jersey

2012

Albemarle Gallery, London.

2012

Early Works from the David Blackburn Collection,
108 Fine Art, Harrogate

2008

The Lowry Hotel Manchester

2008

Albemarle Gallery, London

2007

Studio Forni, Milan

2006

Albemarle Gallery, London

2004

Albemarle Gallery, London

2002

Albemarle Gallery, London

2001

Hart Gallery, London

1999

Villiers David Prize Exhibition

1999

Hart Gallery, London

1997

Hart Gallery, London

1997

Touring Exhibition: ‘Paintings and Drawings 1987-97’, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Wakefield Art Gallery, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate, and Salford Art Gallery

1995

Hart Gallery, London

1994

Hart Gallery, Nottingham

1992

Hart Gallery, Nottingham

1990

Hart Gallery, Nottingham

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

New Light Prize Open Exhibition, Mercer Gallery Harrogate

2015

New Light Prize Open Exhibition, Bowes Museum, County Durham

2015

Grand Summer Exhibition, Albermarle Gallery, London


2014

Contemporary Realism, Collective Exhibition, Albermarle Gallery, London

2013

Collective Exhibition, Albermarle Gallery, London

2013

Collective Exhibition, Albermarle Gallery, London

2012

Nude Collective Exhibtion, Albermarle Gallery, London

2012

Dive, Art and Water Exhibition, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate

2012

Aqueous Collective Exhibition, Albermarle Gallery, London

2011

Korean Art Fair, Seoul, Albermarle Gallery

2011

Albermarle Gallery, Summer Collective, London

2011

Elleanor Ettinger Gallery, British Figurative Painting, New York

2010

Albermarle Gallery, 4 British Figurative Painters, London

2010

Albermarle Gallery, Charity Group Exhibition, London

2009

Albermarle Gallery, Group Exhibition, London

2008

Albermarle Gallery, Summer Show,London

2007

‘Standard Chartered’ Exhibition, London

2007

‘Form London’, Olympia, Albemarle Gallery, London

2007

‘Arte Fiera’ Galleria Forni, Bologna

2006

‘Human Art’, Lucio Barbera, Sicily

2006

‘10th Anniversary Exhibition’, Albemarle Gallery, London

2005

‘Arte Fiera’ Galleria Forni, Bologna

2005

‘Nuovo Figurazione Britannica’, Galleria Forni, Bologna

2005

‘What is Realism’, Albemarle Gallery, London

2005

‘Summer Exhibition’, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York

2005

‘British Figurative Art’ Two Man Show, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York

2005

Holman and Fenwick, London

2004

‘London Art Fair’, Business Design Centre, London

2003

‘artLONDON’, Burton’s Court, London

2003

‘Summer Exhibition’, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York

2003

‘International Sumer Show’, Albemarle Gallery, London

2003

‘Villiers David Prize-winners’, Ten Years’ Christies, London

2003

‘New Year, New Work’, Albemarle Gallery, London

2000

‘Blake’s Heaven’ Tribute Exhibition to William Blake, Scholar Fine Art

2000

Group Exhibition, Riverhouse Gallery, London

2000

Twentieth Century British Art Fair, London

1999

‘Discerning Eye’ Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

1998

Hart Gallery Group Exhibition, Lee & Priestley Solicitors, Leeds

1998

‘Art ‘98’ Art Fair, Islington, London

1997

Twentieth Century British Art Fair, London

1997

‘Northern Light’ Exhibition, Whitehall, London

1996

Twentieth Century British Art Fair, London

1996

‘Ghent Art Fair’, Hart Gallery Belgium

1995

‘Young Masters’ Group Exhibition, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate

1995

‘Geneva Art Fair’, Hart Gallery, Switzerland

1994

Two Man Exhibition, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate

1994

Group Exhibition, Hart Gallery, London

1994

‘Art ‘94’, London Art Fair

1993

Group Exhibition, Terrace

1993

Manchester Art Fair

1993

‘Laing’ Landscape Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London and Mercer Gallery, Harrogate

1992

‘Edinburgh Festival, Hart Gallery

1992

‘Art ‘93’, London Art Fair

1991

‘The Green Book Exhibition’, Dean Clough, Halifax

1991

‘The Sixth International Art Fair’, Olympia, London

1991

Gulascy Gallery, Budapest

1991

‘Images of the Yorkshire Landscape’, Civic Hall, Leeds

1991

‘Post-graduate Exhibition’, Slade School of Art

1990

Strang Print Room, University of London

1990

East West Gallery, London

1990

Intaglio Gallery, London

1990

‘Bankside Open’ Exhibition, London

1989

‘Bankside Open’ Exhibition, London

1988

‘One Hundred and Fifty Years of Art in Manchester’, Cavendish Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

1986

‘Young Contemporaries’, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

1986

Exhibition with Photographer Andrew Sanderson at Huddersfield Sports Centre, opened by Barry Shearman MP

 

Awards

2015

Shortlisted for the Valeria Sykes Award

1997

Winner of ‘Villiers David’ Prize

1995

Short-listed for ‘Villiers David’ Prize

1990

‘Joseph Webb’ Prize for Draughtsman Under 35 Years

1989

Laura Ashley Scholarship

1988

Scholarship to the Slade School of Art, University of London

1987

Landscape Drawing Award, Manchester Academy Open Exhibition

 

Selected Essays and Publications

2017

Messum's Solo Exhibition Catalogue Foreward by Andrea Gates

2015 The Silence of Solitude: The Vision of Maxwell Doig, Catalogue Essay by Lynne Green

2013

'Studio Visit" critical essay by Jo Manby

2013

Ithaca Lit, Spring.  Featured artist by Michelle Lesko

2012

'The Art of the Nude' by John O'Hern, 'Amercian Art Collector Magazine', October 2012

2012

Feature by Val Javin, September, Huddersfield Examiner

2012

In Conversation with Andrew Stewart, Exhibition Catalogue

2011

Exhibition review, ‘British Figurative Painting’ at Ettinger Gallery, New York, American Arts Quarterly, Summer 2011, Volume 28, No 3.

2008

Exhibition review by Steve Pil for Artists & Illustrators (May)

2007

Catalogue essay by Barbara Frigario, ‘Figures in Solitude’.

2007

Exhibition review by Alessandro Redaelli for Art magazine (October)

2006

Catalogue essay by John Russell Taylor, solo exhibition, Albemarle Gallery.

2006

Book cover: The Novel Now by Richard Bradford (Oxford: Blackwell)

2005

Interview with Jenny Parkin for Huddersfield Examiner 11th February.

2003

Who’s Who in Art, 31st Edition, Hilmarton Manor Press

2003

Christies exhibition review ‘Formal & Dignified’ by Tim Forrest, Mayfair Life (August)

2001

Exhibition review by Elspeth Moncrieff for The Art Newspaper (No. 114, May)

2001

Front cover, ‘Galleries’ magazine with painting  ‘Warehouse Roof’.

2001

‘Profile’ by Joe Manby in Arts Review (May)

2000

Book cover: Blue Fever by Clare MacDonald Shaw (Blackwater Press)

1999

Exhibition review by John Russell Taylor for The Times (19 January)

1999

Exhibition review by Charlotte Mullins for Galleries (January)

1998

‘Sense and Sensation’, article by Houn Mallalieu for Country Life (June)

1998

Featured artist, ‘i2i’, artist newsletter, in conversation with Kirsty McGee.  Touring exhibition review, ‘City Life’, Manchester by Kirsty McGee (April).

1998

Catalogue essay for ‘Villiers David’ Prize Exhibition, by Bridget Hayden

1997

Catalogue essay by Charlotte Mullins for touring exhibition.

1997

Exhibition review by Bridget Hayden for the 'Big Issue'

1997

Exhibition review by Deborah Stone for the Daily Express’

1995

Provident Financial Art Collection Catalogue: A Celebration of 25 years of Collecting, critical assessment by John Sheeran

1995

Book cover: In a Rare Time of Rain by Milner Place (London: Chatto & Windus)

1995

Publication of essays: The Gaze of Love: Meditations on Art by Sister Wendy Beckett (London: Marshall Pickering)

1994

Exhibition review by Mary Sara for the Yorkshire Post

1993

'A Poetic Dialogue: Seven Painters', The Hart Gallery

1991

Illustrated essay by Malcolm York for the 'Green Book'

1990

Catalogue introduction by David Blackburn, intro by John Hart

 

Collections

Jersey Arts Centre

Standard Chartered

Holman and Fenwick

University of Manchester

University of London

Mercer Gallery, Harrogate

Provident Financial Group

Huddersfield Art Gallery

Prudential Plc

New Light

Works in private collections throughout the UK, Europe and USA