Approved: 16.08.2006

Steve Wright

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

Paintings show man-made objects, including vehicles and inflatables, seen from a low eye level against the sky. Recent paintings depict cars that are poised in mid-air as they jump from one side of the canvas to the other. Formal concerns of balance and tension are combined with a sense of humour and references to the films and television of my 1980s childhood.

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  • Location: Watford, East
  • Activities: Adult education
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting
 

Biography

Paintings show man-made objects, including vehicles and inflatables, seen from a low eye level against the sky. Recent paintings depict cars that are poised in mid-air as they jump from one side of the canvas to the other. Formal concerns of balance and tension are combined with a sense of humour and references to the films and television of my 1980s childhood.

 

 

CV & Education

Qualifications and training
2001 - Master of Fine Art, Newcastle University, Tyne & Wear
1998 - BA Hons Fine Art (Painting), Wimbledon School of Art, London

Solo exhibitions
2015 - Escapes, Clothworkers' Hall, University of Leeds
2013 - Steve Wright, www.rollergallery.co.uk, Online
2012 - Metamorphoses, St. Barnabas Gallery, Cambridge

Selected group exhibitions
2014 - From Here and There, Elysium Gallery, Swansea & Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado
2014 - BeepWales Paintign Prize, Elysium Gallery, Swansea
2013 - Eastern Approaches, Museum of St Albans, Herts.
2012 - Drawn Together, St. Barnabas Gallery, Cambridge
2011 - Draw More, Morley Gallery, London
2010 - Factory Folk, Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne
2009 - Overview, Elysium Gallery, Swansea
2007 - Up to Now, National Glass Centre, Sunderland
2004 - Think of a space in the Sky, The Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne
2002 - MODArchitecture, Museum of Domestic Architecture, Barnet

Public commissions
2011 - 7 painted lampposts for 'Steeling Skies' project, Shiregreen Estate, Sheffield

Competitions, prizes and awards
2006 - Cravens Art Prize, Northumbria University Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
1998 - BHF Bank Prize, The Capital Club, London

Educational experience - tertiary 
current - Tutor in Drawing and Painting, Morley College, London www.morleycollege.ac.uk