Curriculum Vitae

Installation Meeting Points May 2024



In Three #2 ( Naples Yellow, Burnt Umber, Flesh Pink )

In Part (Yellow, Greys, White)

Study #200421

Not titled

Installation COLOUR/STRUCTURE Thames -Side Gallery London February 2022

Installation COLOUR/STRUCTURE Thames -Side Gallery London February 2022

Installed Paintings PLAYTIME 2019 London

Three Works installation May

Solo show Three Works Scarborough 2019

Two paintings installed in Imperfect Reverse , Cambridge, 2017

Installation The Drawing Collective ABSTRACT PROECT#21 Paris 2016

Mercus Barn installation 2015

Installation Colour/Boundary, Gallery North, Newcastle 2014

Colour in Place (Colore nei Luoghi) installation at Palazzo del Podesta, Pescia, Italy May - June 2013

Not Titled ZigZag

Diamond private collection UK 2005

Surface Connections, Holden Gallery Manchester 2004
Curriculum Vitae

Biographical information

Born 1954 UK


1979-81 Slade School of Fine Art, Higher Diploma in Fine Art

1977-79 Lanchester (Coventry) Polytechnic, B.A Hons Fine Art

1976-77 Brighton Polytechnic

Solo Exhibitions

2024 Meeting Points Benjamin Rhodes Arts London

2023 A Conversation of Colors Il Ridotto Stanza 251 Florence Italy

2023 Sequenze Storiche Bottega d'Arte Savadori Pescia Italy

2021 Across Colour Cabinet Room Emma Hill Eagle London UK

2019 Three  Scarborough UK

2015 Three  Weymouth UK

2013 Colour in Place  Palazzo del Podesta Pescia Italy

1995 Union Street Gallery, London

1993 Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

1991 British School at Rome, Italy

1990 Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London

1990 Artist of the Day, Angela Flowers Gallery, London

1989 Chisenhale Gallery, London (with Tim Allen)

1989 Ferens Gallery, Hull (with Anna Miszewska)

1989 Todd Gallery, London (with Claire Scanlon)

Selected  group exhibitions

2024  A Bit on the Side APT Gallery London

2024 The Nomenclature of Colours (online) Slade School of Fine Art

2023/24 STABLE Bobinska Brownlea New River London

2023 APT NOW  APT Gallery London

2023 Bending Space II EAGLE GALLERY EMH ARTS London

2023 COLOUR/PRINT/POETRY Slade School of Fine Art London

2022-23 Small is Beautiful XL Flowers Gallery London

2022 APT NOW APT Gallery London

2022 Quattro su Quattrocento Oratorio di Sant'Antonio Abate Pescia Italy

2022 COLOUR/STRUCTURE Thames-Side Gallery, London

2021-22 Small is Beautiful XXXIX Flowers Gallery, London

2021 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition London

2021. COLOUR/COLLAGE/POETRY  online exhibition Slade School of Fine Art London 

2020-21 Small is Beautiful XXXVIII Flowers Gallery, London

2020 Royal Watercolour Society London

2020 Enough is Definitely Enough-Contemporary Artists Respond to Las Meninas Oceans Apart Salford, Pineapple Black Gallery Middlesborough UK 

2019 Fully Awake Freeland Foundation London

2019 Playtime   Arthouse1 LONDON

2019 Panel Paintings 3:Diptych Emma Hill Gallery, London UK

2019 Clyde Hopkins and friends, Linden Hall Studio, Deal UK

2019 Enough is Definitely Enough  General Practice, Lincoln, UK

2018 Royal Academy 250th Summer Exhibition  London

2017 entr'acte : intermission   Abstract-Project, Paris

2017 The Surface of Things Paper Gallery Manchester

2017 The Mercus Collection The Mercus Barn, Mercus-Garrabet, France

2016 - 2017 Imperfect Reverse Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge UK

2016 Imperfect Reverse Camberwell Space Projects  London UK

2016 Salon des Réalitiés Nouvelles Paris, France

2016 Summer Mix Turps Gallery, London

2016 Galerie Olivier Nouvellet, Paris France 

2015 The Drawing Collective, ABSTRACT PROJECT , Paris, France

2015-16 borderlands-a painting survey, Albus 3 Arts, Northhampton UK

2015 The London Group Open, The Cello Factory, London

2015 Espace d'Art  32250 Fources, France

2015 Eye and Mind#1 The Mercus Barn, Mercus-Garrabet, France

2015 Detail, Usher Galler, Lincoln

2014 Detail, Transmission Gallery, London

2014 Detail, H Gallery, Bangkok

2014 Colour/Boundary, Slade Summer School, London

2014 Colour/Boundary, Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne

2013 Unspecific Objects, Royal Standard, Liverpool

2012 Zombie Modernism, Malgras|Naudet Gallery, Manchester

2009 Mini Meta, Beardsmore Gallery, London

2009 Meta-Contemporary British Abstract Painting, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

2009 Conversations in Painting, Chapman Gallery, Salford

2006 Transfer, Keith Talent Gallery, London

2005 Painting, Fabian Peake, Sharon Hall, Islington Mill Gallery, Salford

2004 Surface Connections, Holden Gallery, Manchester

2001 Les Parapluies de Manchester, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham

1996-97 The Borrowed Image, Rochdale Art Gallery, Edinburgh City Centre Gallery, Sunderland Centre for Contemporary Art


2024 Laurence Noga review Meeting Points Benjamin Rhodes Arts London

2024 Meeting Points catalogue text Sacha Craddock Benjamin Rhodes Gallery London 

2024 Meeting Points catalogue text Stuart Bradshaw Benjamin Rhodes Gallery London

2023 Conversations in Colour Il Ridotto Stanza 251 Florence

2023 Bending Space II  Eagle Gallery EMH ARTS London

2022 Before and After Photography David Sweet Journal of Contemporary Painting  Volume 7 Numbers 1&2, 2022

2022 colour/structure catalogue Thames -Side Gallery London

2020 The Diagonal:David Sweet with Sharon Hall  David Sweet Turps Banana Magazine #22  

2019 Playtime and Painting  Kamini Vellodi catalogue essay for Playtime, Arthouse1, London UK

2019 Fully Awake catalogue Freelands Foundation, London

2019 Clyde Hopkins and Friends catalogue, Linden Hall Studios, Deal, UK

2019 Enough is Definitely Enough General Practice Lincoln UK

2017 Imperfect Reverse, exhibition review by Fiona Grady

2016 Imperfect Reverse, symposium review, Frederic Anderson

2016 Imperfect Reverse, catalogue Laurence Noga UAL publication

2016 The Drawing Collective Paris #21Abstract Project

2015 Viewpoints,

2015 Eye and Mind #2 catalogue text, The Mercus Barn, Mercus Garrabet, Midi Pyrenees,France

2015 Interview with Charley Peters  January 2015

2015 The Virtual Archive, From Absorb to Zoom : An Alphabet of Actions in the Women's Art Library project with Anne Krinsky

2014 Review of Detail, Oliver Zarandi East End Review, October 2014 

2014 Review of Colour Boundary, Stephen Moonie, Abstract Critical,  February 

2014 Review of Colour Boundary,Rachel McDermot, Peel,  January 2015

2014 Colour/Boundary Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne. Catalogue essay by David Sweet

2013 Review of Il Colore nei Luoghi (Colour in Place ) Palazzo del Podesta, Pescia, Italia EQUILIBRIARTE.NET, May 2013

2013 Colour in Place Palazzo del Podesta, Pescia, Italy. Catalogue essays by Stuart Bradshaw, David Ryan, translation Veronica Mulas

2009 Transitions/Abstractions, David Ryan, essay

2006 Transfer, critical text, Bernice Donszelman, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, David Ryan

2005 Painting, Fabian Peake, Sharon Hall, Alistair Payne, catalogue essay, Islington Mill, Salford

2001 Les Parapluies de Manchester, David Sweet, catalogue essay, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham

1995 Rose Jennings Time Out, review, June 1995

1995 Mark Durden, Art Monthly, November 1995

1995 The Borrowed Image, Amanda Farr, catalogue essay, Edinburgh City Centre Gallery

1995 Sacha Craddock, The Times, review, May 1995

1994 Tania Guha Time Out, review, February 1994

1993 Robert Clark The Guardian, review, July 1993

1993 Sue Platt Manchester City Life, review, June 1993

1993 Sacha Craddock, David Ryan, catalogue essays, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

1991 Marina Engel, catalogue essay, British School at Rome Gallery

1991 Adrian Searle, Time Out, review, December 1991

1990 David Lillington Time Out, review, October 1990

1990 David Ryan, catalogue essay, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London

1990 Rose Jennings, City Limits, September 1990

1989 Kate Bush, Artscribe International, February 1989

1989 Stuart Bradshaw, catalogue essay, Ferens Gallery, Hull

1988 Sarah Kent, Time Out, June 1988


2024 The Shelagh Cluett  Residency Varanasi at the Alice Boner House Varanasi India

2014 Arts Council of Great Britain (for Colour/Boundary Exhibition)

2011 Manchester Metropolitan University Research Award

2005/6 Manchester Metropolitan University Research Awards

1996 Visiting Critic, Braziers International Artists Workshop, Oxfordshire

1990 Rome Award in Painting, The British School at Rome

1989 Picker Lectureship, Kingston University

1989 Greater London Arts Association Award

1986 Greater London Arts Association Award

1981 French Government Scholarship

1981 Jeremy Cubitt Painting Prize

1981 Sir James Knott Scholarship


1990-2014 Head of Painting and Senior lecturer in painting Manchester School of Art

1987-1990 Senior Lecturer in painting Humberside University

1985-88 Part time lecturer in painting Wimbledon School of Art

Visiting lecturer at various UK art schools

Corporate and Public Collections

Norton Rose, City of London

Barclays Bank, London UK

Prudential Collection, New Jersey, USA

Artsite, New York, USA

Heathrow Airport, London