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Curriculum Vitae

Biographical information
Born 1954, Darlington, County Durham, England 


HDFA(Slade)(University of London)
BA Hons Fine Art(CNAA)(Lanchester Polytechnic)


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
1974-76 Clarendon College, Nottingham

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Threeworks Scarborough UK
2015 Three Works,, Weymouth, Dorset, UK
2013 Colour in Place, Palazzo del Podesta Pescia (PT) Italy 
1995 Union Street Gallery, London
1993 Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
1991 British School at Rome Gallery, 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

2019  Playtime Arthouse1 London
2018 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2017 entr'acte : intermission Abstract-Project, Paris
2017 The Surface of Things,PAPER Manchester & New Adelphi Gallery, University of Salford
2017 The Mercus Barn Collection, The Mercus Barn, Mercus-Garrabet, Midi-Pyrenees, France

2016-2017 Imperfect Reverse, Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
2017 Fiction ( With Only Daylight Between Us ) Class Room, Coventry, UK
2016 Fiction ( With Only Daylight Between Us ) Angelika Studio, High Wickham, UK 
2016  Imperfect Reverse, Camberwell Space Projects, London
2016 Salon Realities Nouvelles, Paris, France 
2016 Fiction ( With Only Daylight between Us ) Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg,    Germany
2016 Fiction ( With Only Daylight Between Us ) Corridor Front Street Gallery Dayton Ohio USA
2016 DopplegangerLewisham Arthouse London SE14 6PD
2016 Summer Mix Turps Gallery

2016 The Drawing Collective at Abstract Project Paris
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 , The Mercus Barn, Mercus Garrabet,  France
2014-2015 Detail Gallery H Bangkok, Transmission London, Usher Gallery Lincoln
2014 Slade Summer School, London
2014 Colour/Boundary, Gallery North Newcastle-upon-Tyne
2013 Unspecific Objects, Royal Standard, Liverpool
2012 Zombie Modernism, Malgras Naudet Manchester
2009 Mini Meta, Beardsmore Gallery, London
2009 Meta-Contemporary British Abstract Painting, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
2009 Conversations in Painting, Chapman Gallery, Salford
2007 Grotto, Gallery 1.1, London
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
2000 Chisenhale Artists, Jack Dash Gallery, London
1997 Clot, Clerkenwell Space, London
1996-97 The Borrowed Image, Rochdale Art Gallery, Edinburgh City Centre Gallery, Sunderland Centre for Contemporary Art
1991 Face to Face, Chisenhale Gallery, London 
1991 Post Morality, Kettles Yard Gallery, Cambridge 
1990 Anna Bornholt Gallery, London 


1990-2014 Senior Lecturer in Painting Manchester School of Art 
2002-2009 Head of Painting, Manchester School of Art
1986-89 Associate Lecturer Wimbledon School of Art 
1986-1990 Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Humberside University
1987-89 Associate Lecturer Falmouth School of Art
External Examiner for BA Hons Fine Art University of Humberside 2005-07


2017 Diary of a Painting-Sharon Hall 19.3.17 on Just Another Painter
2017 Imperfect Reverse- review by Fiona Grady on
2016 Abstract Project#21 Paris
2015 Threeworks- Question and Answer with Chris Shaw
2015 Eye and Mind-The Embodied View essay by David Rhodes
2015 Viewpoint David Rhodes
2015 From Absorb to Zoom, the Virtual Archive Womens Art Library Project 
2015 Interview with Charley Peters on
2014-15 Detail Gallery H Bangkok, Transmission Gallery London, Usher Gallery Lincoln
2014 Colour/Boundary Abcrit review by Stephen Moonie
2014 Colour/Boundary Peel review by Rachel McDermot
2014 Colour/Boundary David Sweet
2013 Colour in Place, Stuart Bradshaw, David Ryan
2009 Meta Contemporary British Abstract Painting, David Ryan, Bruce Russell
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,
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


2013 Arts Council of Great Britain Award for Colour/Boundary exhibition and publication
2012 MIRIAD Manchester University
2011 Manchester Metropolitan University Research Award 
2005/6 Manchester Metropolitan University Research Awards
1997 Manchester Metropolitan University Research Award, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Naples
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

Corporate and Public Collections

Barclays Bank plc, London UK
Prudential Collection, New Jersey, USA
Artsite, New York, USA
Norton Rose, City of London
Heathrow Airport, London