Approved: 16.08.2006

Philip Mead

Artist, Graphic designer

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
My painting is concerned with memory and the experience of place. A particular location or landscape is usually the starting point. The paintings use mixed media and found materials as well as utilising chance and change. I am currently exploring aspects of weather/climate as part of the painting process.
Career path
Qualifications:
1984 MA, Painting, Birmingham Polytechnic

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  • Location: Hassocks, South East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Training delivery, Publishing
  • Categories: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking
  • Tags: texture, printing, mixed media, found material, collage, cars, black and white images, text
 

Biography

Concepts My painting is concerned with memory and the experience of place. A particular location or landscape is usually the starting point. The paintings use mixed media and found materials as well as utilising chance and change. I am currently exploring aspects of weather/climate as part of the painting process. Career path Qualifications: 1984 MA, Painting, Birmingham Polytechnic 1982 BA Hons, Fine Art, Gloucestershire College of Art and Technology Areas of work: Tertiary education Private commissions Residencies Workshops Collections: University of Wales, Cardiff Arthur Anderson Collection Bemis Center Collection Modern Art Museum, Oslo, Norway National Gallery, London Rathaus Galerie, St Veit, Austria The British School, Athens, Greece Mehrangarh Museum, Jodhpur, India

CV & Education

BA(Hons) Fine Art, Gloucestershire College of Art

MA Painting, Birmingham Polytechnic

 

AWARDS

1977   Arts Council Award

1983   Whitworth Wallis Painting Prize

1984   Louise Ryland Travel Award

1985   South-West Arts Project Award

1986   Greek Government Scholarship

1987   Greek Government Scholarship

1989   Welsh Arts Council Travel Award

1992   British Council Grant

1993   Welsh Arts Council Travel Award

1994   Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award

1998   Arts Council of Wales Grant

2000   The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Travel Grant

2002   Juliet Gomperts Trust Project Award

2005   Arts Council of England Project Grant

 

RESIDENCIES

1985   Artist in Residence, Hartshill School, Nuneaton

1985-6   Artist in Residence, Porthcawl School, Porthcawl

1987-8   Artist in Residence, The National Gallery, London

1992   Artist in Residence, Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, USA

1995   Wales-Rajasthan Artist Exchange Programme, Jodhpur, India

1996   Invited Artist, Lowick House Print Workshop, Cumbria

1998   Residency, Bemis Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

1974   Group exhibition, Sloane Street Gallery, London

1975   One-man exhibition, Sloane Street Gallery, London

1976   One-man exhibition, Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

1976   Group exhibition, Cheltenham and Gottingen, Germany

1982   Stowells Trophy exhibition, The Royal Academy, London

1983   One-man exhibition, Axiom Gallery, Cheltenham

1984   Group exhibition, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

1985   ‘Midland View 3’ Touring Exhibition

1985   One-man exhibition, Worcester City Art Gallery, Worcester

1985   7th International Drawing Biennale, Cleveland

1986   One-man exhibition, British School at Athens, Greece

1986   ‘Fifths’ Group exhibition, Showroom Gallery, London

1986    Artists in Residence exhibition, St David’s Hall, Cardiff

1987    ‘The Broader Horizon’ Southern Arts Touring Exhibition

1988    One-man exhibition, Winchester Art Gallery, Winchester

1988    Artist in Residence exhibition, The National Gallery, London

1988    ‘Romantic Visions’ Camden Arts Centre, London

1988    ‘Aspects of Landscape’ Paton Gallery, London

1988    Bangladesh Art Relief Auction, Business Art Gallery, London

1988    Group exhibition, Berkeley Square Gallery, London

1988    Group exhibition, Long & Ryle Gallery, London

1989    ‘Landscape Now’ Stoke City Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent

1989    ‘The Natural Element’ Oriel Gallery, Cardiff

1989   One-man exhibition, Galleri Haaken, Oslo, Norway

1989   One-man exhibition, The New Academy Gallery, London

1990   Rainforest Benefit Auction, The Barbican, London

1990   ‘Contemporary Travellers in Greece’ Fine Arts Society, London

1991   One-man exhibition, New Academy Gallery, London

1991   ‘Hortus Cambrensis’ National Trust Touring Exhibition

1992   ‘The Street Suite’ Pennsylvania Academy, Philadelphia, US

1992   ‘Art in the Age of Telecommunications’ Rathausgalerie, St Veit, Austria

1992   SEWAA Artists in Residence Exhibition, Newport Art Gallery, Newport

1993   One-man exhibition, New Academy Gallery, London

1994   Group exhibition, Hirschl Contemporary Arts, London

1995   Joint Exhibition, Moti Mahal, Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, India

1995   Group exhibition, Rocket Gallery, London

1996   One-man exhibition, Rocket Gallery, London

1996   The British School at Athens Charity Painting Auction, London

1997   ‘Woke up Laughing’ one-man exhibition, Rocket Gallery, London

1998   Robert Horne Printmaking Exhibition, City Gallery, Leicester

1998   ‘Working Space’ Sioux City Art Center, Iowa, USA

1998   ‘Plains’ One-man exhibition, Bemis Center, Omaha, USA

1998-9   ‘Syzygy’ joint touring exhibition, Newport, Rhyl, Wyeside, Swansea

2000-1   ‘Luminaries’ Aberystwyth Art Centre & Mostyn, Llandudno

2001-2   ‘Imago Mundi’ one-man exhibition, Phoenix Centre, Exeter

2002   Group exhibition, New Academy Gallery, London

2002   ‘Text’ Stroud House Gallery, Stroud

2003   ‘Issue’ Group exhibition, UWIC Gallery, Cardiff

2003   Group exhibition, Wolff Gallery, London

2003   ‘Selected Fictions’ one-man exhibition, White Space Gallery, Taunton

2003   Wales-Rajasthan Exchange exhibition, Llanover Hall, Wales

2004   ‘No Stop On Red’ joint exhibition, St David’s Hall Gallery, Cardiff

2004   Contemporary British Painting, Hastings Art Gallery, Hastings

2004   ‘Secret’ Royal College of Art, London

2004   ‘Issues’ Group exhibition, White Space Gallery, Taunton

2005   MMAS group exhibition, Florida International University, Miami, USA

2005   ‘Different Alphabets’ Bury Art Gallery, Bury

2005   ‘Secret’ Royal College of Art, London

2006   ‘Mono No Aware’ one-man exhibition, White Space Gallery, Taunton

2006   ‘Secret’ Royal College of Art, London

2006-7   ‘Camouflage’ Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Copenhagen, Zurich, Turin, Athens

2007   ‘DRIVEMECRAZY’ one-man exhibition, Capitol Gallery, Horsham

2007   Group exhibition, Bis Gallery, Farnham

2008-10  ‘Flummox’ Naples, Avignon, Barcelona, Lisbon, Bilbao, Basel, Geneva, Dijon

2009   ‘Secret’ Royal College of Art, London

2010   ‘MGM’ group exhibition, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff

2011   ‘Secret’ Royal College of Art, London

2012   ‘Cosmic Rays Dent My Helmet’ one-man exhibition, White Space, Taunton

2013   ‘Portfolio’ group exhibition, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff

2013   ‘Secret’ Royal College of Art, London

2014   ‘Issue’ group exhibition, West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

1986-7   Ten months painting and travelling in Greece on a Greek Government Scholarship. Living at Affiso, a small village near Sparti, and at the British School, Athens.

1987-8   Artist in Residence at the National Gallery, London for six months. Studio open to the public one day each week, and a one-man exhibition at the end of the residency. Subsequently included in a limited edition folio of prints and exhibition of the 1980-1990 Artists in Residence.

1990   Six weeks travelling in the high-desert regions of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. Subsequent work inspired by this landscape was exhibited in 1991.

1992   After completing an eight week painting residency at the Pennsylvania Academy of fine Arts in Philadelphia, a further eight weeks were spent travelling in Nevada, Utah,

Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. Work was started on a long term series of paintings called ‘The Western Lands’, part of which was exhibited in 1993.

Lived and worked in Philadelphia from October 1992 until January 1993.

1995   One of two painters to take part in the Wales-Rajasthan Artists Exchange Programme. Lived and worked for two months at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur. Some of the work completed there was exhibited in London, July 1995.

1998   Three month residency at Bemis Center, Omaha USA, and then a month travelling again in the high desert areas of South West USA.

1999   Spent two weeks in Tokyo collecting ideas and material for a new series of paintings. Also spent three months in Athens working on an archaeological exhibition of Minoan Frescoes, which was shown at the Goulandris Museum, Athens.

2002-present.   A contributor to limited edition artists’ magazine ‘ISSUE’ Since 2004 one of its rotating editors.

2005   Three weeks in Tokyo working on an Arts Council funded project culminating in a new series of paintings, exhibited in 2006.

2005   Selected artist for the launch of the Bis Gallery, London.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

On web  www.axisweb.org/artist/philipmead             

1985   7th International Drawing Biennale  (catalogue)

1988   The Arts Magazine, Issue 17, February 1988 pp 10-13

1988   Touch the Earth, Winchester City Art Gallery  (catalogue)

1988   Philip Mead: Artist in Residence  The National Gallery  (catalogue)

1988   Romantic Visions, Camden Arts Centre, London  (catalogue)

1989   Landscape Now, Stoke City Art Gallery  (catalogue)

1989   A Sense of Place, New Academy Gallery, London  (catalogue)

1991   Aspects of Landscape, New Academy Gallery, London  (catalogue)

1991   Hortus Combrensis, National Trust Exhibition  (catalogue)

1992   Artists in Residence, South-East Wales Arts   (catalogue)

1992   Art in the Age of Telecommunication, Rathausgalerie  (catalogue)

1993   Contemporary Arts, Issue 3, Spring 1993 pp36-7

1994   Artists in Residence, Newport Art Gallery   (catalogue)

1995   Artists Newsletter, November 1995 pp 10-12

1997   Philip Mead, Rocket Gallery, London  (catalogue)

1997   The independent, 20th December 1997 p45

1998   Working Space, Sioux City Art Center, USA  (catalogue)

1998   Plains, Bemis Center, Omaha USA  (catalogue)

1998   Syzygy, Joint Touring exhibition  (catalogue)

1999   Artists Newsletter, April 1999 p12

2000   Luminaries, Aberystwyth Arts Centre  (catalogue)

2004   No Stop On Red  (exhibition brochure)

2005   Bis Gallery Launch magazine pp28-31

2006   Mono No Aware, White Space Gallery, Taunton  (free artist’s book)

2007   DRIVEMECRAZY, Capitol Gallery, Horsham  (free artist’s book)

2010   MGM group exhibition, Cardiff  (catalogue and free artist’s book)

2012   Cosmic Rays Dent My Helmet, White Space Gallery, Taunton (free artist’s book)

2014   Issue, West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff (catalogue)

 

COLLECTIONS

The National Gallery, London; Modern Art Museum, Oslo; Rathausgalerie, St Viet

Austria; The British School at Athens; Mehrangarh Fort Museum, Jodhpur India;

ILEA, London; University of Wales, Cardiff; Arthur Anderson Collection, London;

Bemis Center Collection, Nebraska USA; Deloitte Collection, London;

and private collections in UK, Europe, India, USA.