Approved: 16.08.2006

Russell Gilder

Artist, Teacher

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Approved: 16.08.2006

My art practice primarily consists of drawing, painting and printmaking, derived from the ancient woodland landscapes of England and Wales, particularly Mortimer Forest, South Shropshire.

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  • Location: Teignmouth, South West
  • Activities: Further education, Practice-based research, Residencies, Public art, Private commissions
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
 
 

Biography

My art practice primarily consists of drawing, painting and printmaking, derived from the ancient woodland landscapes of England and Wales, particularly Mortimer Forest, South Shropshire.

My work has been an exploration of a twilight world that lives between the conscious and the ephemeral, a place that exists within me and within the countryside I explore. Much of my work does not follow a linear path.

Many of the themes I use in my drawings and paintings are constantly revisited, reworking and developing my original ideas further. Compositions such as Archway, Estuary and Dark Woods have been subjects I have come back to many times.

I am currently working on a series of large paintings. The content is a mixture of revisited ideas and new themes linked to the landscape and within this context I see the work following in a tradition of Romantic Landscape imagery.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training

2001 - PGCE in Art and Design, University of Greenwich, Greenwich, London

1996 - Fine Art Honours Degree, UCE in Birmingham, Margaret Street, Birmingham

Solo exhibitions

2010 - russell gilder . ancient woods, granary gallery, weston park, shropshire

2007 - solo show, chelsea design centre, london

Group exhibitions

2015 - Spring Show, BAP, Burlington House, Kings Rd, London 

2014 - RA Summer Exhibition, London 

2012 - 160 Autumn Exhibition, RWA, Queen St, Bristol

2012 - DAN Group Show, Northcott Theatre, Exeter

2012 - The Great Create, Greenway House, Devon 

2011 - Redearth Gallery Summer Exhibition, Redearth Gallery, Bickleigh, Devon

2008 - 156 Autumn Exhibition, RWA, Queens St,Bristol

2008 - RSBA open portrait exhibition, RSBA, Birmingham

2006 - Glasgow Art Fair, Stark Gallery, George Square, Glasgow

Competitions, prizes and awards

2012 - John Moores 2012 painting prize (shortlisted), walker Gallery, liverpool

2011 - The Plough Open Drawing Competition, Finalist, The Plough Art Centre, Devon

2007 - Lynn Stainer-Painters Prize, Finalist, Painters Hall, Little Trinity Lane, London

2004 - Discerning Eye, Finalist, Mall Galleries, London

2003 - Hunting Prize, Finalist, Royal College of Art, London

Educational experience - secondary

2004 - Art Teacher, Wellington College, Berkshire

Educational experience - tertiary

2000 - Art and Design Lecturer, Northwest Kent College of Further Education, Dartford, Kent