Approved: 14.02.2007

Paul Merrick

Artist, Maker, Curator, Teacher, Gallery educator

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Approved: 14.02.2007

My current practice combines painting with sculpture and the made with the ready-made. My continued interrogation of painting and process has seen me evolve from working exclusively with oil paint and two-dimensions to gradually introducing new materials (Fablon, gaffa tape, furniture, scrap metal, strip lighting, gloss paint) in order to investigate colour, shape and form.

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  • Location: Gateshead, North East
  • Activities: Early years education, Primary education, Secondary education, Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Special needs education, Workshops, Learning programmes, Arts in health, Community arts, Community consultation, Participatory projects, Private commissions, Curating, Gallery education, Visual arts consultancy
 

Biography

My current practice combines painting with sculpture and the made with the ready-made. My continued interrogation of painting and process has seen me evolve from working exclusively with oil paint and two-dimensions to gradually introducing new materials (Fablon, gaffa tape, furniture, scrap metal, strip lighting, gloss paint) in order to investigate colour, shape and form.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1997 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne Solo exhibitions 2011 - Paul Merrick, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear 2010 - Solo Show, The Hive Gallery, Barnsley, Yorkshire 2009 - New Work, Queen's Hall, Hexham Group exhibitions 2012 - Malerei : Painting as Object, Newbridge Space , Newcastle Upon Tyne 2012 - Malerei : Painting as Object, Transition Gallery, London 2011 - Remade & Readymade, Constantine Gallery, Middlesborough 2011 - Rotate, Contemporary Art Society Offices, London 2010 - Brut Brut, Embassy , Edinburgh Annuale 2010 - Business Collectors Network, Gallery North , Newcastle upon Tyne 2010 - Northern Futures, The Civic, Barnsley, Yorkshire 2009 - Business Collectors Network, Coopers Building, Newcastle upon Tyne 2009 - Open09, Matt Roberts Gallery, London 2008 - 'All My Favourite Singers Couldn't Sing...', Workplace Gallery, Gateshead 2008 - FUTURE50 - AXIS, PSL - Project Space Leeds, Leeds 2008 - Tomorrow The Future, Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton 2007 - 'Beacon Of Hope', Art Gene, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria 2007 - 'MOVED', Workplace Gallery, Gateshead 2006 - 'Blue Square Red Wedge', Wasps Gallery, Glasgow 2006 - Workplace Gallery, Pulse Art Fair, New York Corporate commissions 2005 - 'Capella Continuum', Northern Rock Headquarters, Newcastle upon Tyne 2003 - 'Cassiopeia', Northern Rock Headquarters, Newcastle upon Tyne