Approved: 07.12.2014

Barrie J Davies

Artist

Approved: 07.12.2014

Barrie J Davies is an artist. Born in Wales and based in Brighton, he has been a practicing artist for over ten years has had up to fourteen solo exhibitions and been in over hundred & seven group exhibitions worldwide. In paint he uses a provocative, colourful psychedelic and humourous approach to expose the human condition: notions of success, money, glamour, love, death, sex, gender & religion are picked at with dry comedic use of tragedy meshed with absurdity.  www.barriejdavies.info

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    Artist Statement

    Barrie J Davies is an artist. Born in Wales and based in Brighton, he has been a practicing artist for over ten years has had up to fourteen solo exhibitions and been in over hundred & seven group exhibitions worldwide. In paint he uses a provocative, colourful psychedelic and humourous approach to expose the human condition: notions of success, money, glamour, love, death, sex, gender & religion are picked at with dry comedic use of tragedy meshed with absurdity.  www.barriejdavies.info

     

     

    CV & Education

    EDUCATION

     

    2004 - University of Wales Institute Cardiff – MA Fine Art

    2000 - Southampton Institute – BA Hons Fine Art (Time Based Media)

    1997 - Carmarthen College of Art and Design – Foundation Course

     

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

     

    2015 “UNDER NEON LONELINESS” Blackwood Miners institute, Blackwood, Wales

    2013 “I HAD TOO MUCH TO DREAM LAST NIGHT” Oriel Bach Gallery, Swansea

    2012 “THE GONZO TEA GARDEN ROAD TRIP” Oriel Bach Gallery, Swansea

    2012 “THE PARADISE ROOM IN GONZO LAND” Arcadecardiff, Cardiff, Wales 

    2010 “INKLINGS” Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

    2009 “NO LOOKING” The Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Wales

    2008 “THE BARRIE J DAVIES SHOW” Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, England

    2007 "PHOTOGRAPHS ON THE STAIRS" Q Gallery, Narberth, Wales

    2006 "THE BALLAD OF BARRIE J" G39, Cardiff, Wales

    2005 "MAY CONTAIN NUTS" Oriel I Bawb, Snowdon Mill, Porthmadog, Wales

    2005 "BARRIE J DAVIES IS AN ARTIST" Fold Gallery, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England

    2004 "BLOW MY MONKEY" The Red Box Gallery, Ninian Road, Cardiff, Wales

    2003 "SERENDIPITY" The Circle Gallery, Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd, Wales

    2001 "23 RPM" Haverfordwest Library Gallery, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales

    2000 "CRIME SCENE" Project Milford, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales

    1998 "WORLDS MOST WANTED" Haverfordwest Community Centre, Pembrokeshire, Wales

     

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2014 

    “ARTISTS XMAS BAZZAR” Angus-Hughes Gallery, London

    “CORRESPONDENCE” Q Gallery, Brainerd, Minnesota, USA

    “MULTIPLY”  PS Mirabel, Manchester, England

    "WINTER EXHIBITION" Nick Holly Gallery, Swansea

    “A BOOK ABOUT DEATH”  The Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, Wales

    ”THE FRIEZE ART FAIR" Regents Park, London, England

    THE EVERDAY ARTFAIR” Made In Roath Art Festival, Cardiff, Wales

    THE LITTLE HAUS OF BOSCH” Made In Roath Art Festival, Cardiff, Wales

    ELECTRIC OPEN” Electric Picture House, Congleton, Cheshire, England

    OPENING SHOW” The South Galleries, Maidstone, Kent, England

    PARADISE LOST” Tactile Bosch, Cardiff, Wales

    BEEP PAINTING PRIZE” Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales

    FAREHAM ART TRAIL” Fareham, England

    WHAT IS HOME?” Gallery 202, Kettering, England

    HALF BOUND” The Abacus, Cardiff, Wales

    FROM THE OTHER SIDE” Cardiff MADE Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

    “THINKING BEYOND” AAA FESTIVAL, Accrington, England

    “ART CAR-BOOTIQUE” Chapter, Cardiff, Wales (g39 Gallery Stall)

     “6 X6” Rochester Contemporary Art Center, New York

    FAB FRIDGE” Bath Arts Festival, Bath England

    THEATRE OF DOORS” The Alchemist’s Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

     “ART FOR CONNOR” York Street Gallery, Ramsgate, England

    MEMBERS SHOW” Mexico Artspace, Leeds, England

    “SECRET” The Royal College of Art, London, England

    “3RD INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART” Malom Gallery, Nyíracsád, Hungary 

     

    2013 

    2 x 4” SHO Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

    THE HAUS OF BOSCH” Made In Roath Art Festival, Cardiff, Wales (Curated by Kim Fielding)

    "THE FRIEZE ART FAIR" Regents Park, London, England

    REVIVAL” Awen Gallery, Caerphilly, Wales

    WAREHOUSE DES REFUSES” Milgi, Cardiff, Wales

    20 X 20” Gallery TS1, Middlesbrough, England

    MAMS FRIDGE” Mam’s Fridge Gallery, Treorchy, Wales

    LOOKING GLASS OPEN” The Looking Glass, Bristol, England

    ART IN THE WAREHOUSE” Milgi, Cardiff, Wales

    No.4” West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

    “POSITIVE POSTCARDS” The Lowry Arts Centre, Salford Quays, England

    “MEMORY” Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, Canada

    “PAINTINGS” Seren Art Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

    “ART CAR-BOOTIQUE” Chapter, Cardiff, Wales

    “SECRET” The Royal College of Art, London, England

     

    2012 

    "THE REUNION SALON" Urban Outfitters, Cardiff, Wales 

    "THE FRIEZE ART FAIR" Regents Park, London, England

    "BLOW BACK" Tactile Bosch Gallery, Cardiff, Wales (Curated by Kim Fielding)

    "THE NATIONAL EISTEDFORDD OF WALES" Vale of Glamorgan, Wales  

    "BEATEN BLACK, BLUE, RED GREEN AND GOLD" Clifton Street, Cardiff, Wales

    "DISRUPTION 2" Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales

    "ART MEETS SCIENCE FESTIVAL" Cardiff, Wales

    "CITIZEN" Tactile Bosch Gallery, Cardiff, Wales (Curated by Kim Fielding)

     “SUMMER #3” Project Ten Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

    "ORACLE" Pedro Goyena, Buenos Aires, Argentina

     “ANYTHING GOES” The Courtyard Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

    "TRACES" ATELIER 5B, Schondorf am Ammersee, Germany

     “REJECTED” A Side B Side Gallery, London, UK

     “ART CAR-BOOTIQUE” Chapter, Cardiff, Wales 

     “MADE IN SPRING” Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

     “SPRING #3” Project Ten Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

     

    2011

    “DIRTBOX” Nos Da, Cardiff, Wales (Curated by Kim Fielding)

    “CHRISTMAS SHOW” St Davids Hall, Cardiff, Wales

    “WINTER #2” Project Ten Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

    “SECRET” The Royal College of Art, London, England

    “MADE IN ROATH ARTS FESTIVAL” Roath, Cardiff, Wales

    “AUTUMN #2” Project Ten Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

    “SOMEBODY PEOPLE” The Dairy, Cardiff, Wales

    “FLUXUS NEVER STOPS” Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania

    “PAINTINGS” Gallery 407, London, England

    “ROOTS AND SHOOTS” Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws, Wales

    “SUMMER #2” Project Ten Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

    “ART CAR-BOOTIQUE” Chapter, Cardiff, Wales 

    “100 POSTCARDS” Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

    “PAPER” Project Ten Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

    “100 POSTCARDS” The Royal Standard, Liverpool, England

    “A JOURNEY TO THE EAST” SOS Gallery, Bandug, West Java, Indonesia 

    “MY EVERYDAY OBJECT” Polifemo, Milan, Italy

    “350 EARTH” Bunnel Street Gallery, Homer, Alaska, USA

     SOAPBOX ARTS FESTIVAL 2011” St Helen’s, England 

    “IMAGINE BLUE SQUIRRELS” Miami Arts, Miami, Arizona, USA

     “CUTCLICK” Artlandish Gallery, Cleethorpes, England

    “RESLIENCE” Llantarnham Grange Art Gallery, Cwmbran, Wales

    “POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE” CRG Gallery, New York, USA

     

    2010 

    “POLAR ART FAIR” Tactile Bosch Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

    “SECRET” The Royal College of Art, London, England

    “THE PROFESSIONALS” Eversheds, Cardiff, Wales

    “AUTUMN BOOK ARTS FAYRE” Ffotogallery, Penarth, Wales

     “EMERGING ARTISTS” The Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Wales
    SHOWCASE” Old Library Artspace, Cardiff, Wales

     “100 T-SHIRTS” Jazzcakes, Cardiff, Wales

    “SUMMER BOOK ARTS FAYRE” Ffotogallery, Penarth, Wales

    “THE BOOK OF DEATH” Musuem of Modern Art Wales, Machynlleth, Wales

     

    2009

    FRAMEWORK SOCIAL” Framework, Swansea, Wales

     ART AND PROMISES” The Marriot Hotel, Cardiff, Wales

     CONTEMPORARY ART FROM WALES & BOARDERS” Swansea Museum, Wales

    COMMUNICATIONS” Elder Street Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA

    BLAH BLAH” Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales

    "THE FRIEZE ART FAIR" Regents Park, London, England

    "SECRET" The Royal College of Art, London, England

    “THE TAIL COAT PROJECT” Craft in the Bay Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

    “SEX, ANARCHY, WALES” The Globe, Cardiff, Wales

    “ART FORCE 1” The Israeli Centre for Digital Art, Holon, Israel

    “THE BIG EVENT” Nos Da, Cardiff, Wales

    “REPETATIVE VARIATIONS” Monkey Bar, Swansea, Wales

    “4 TO 7” Propeller Island Gallery, London, England (curated by Mark Mcgowan)

     

    2008

    “CRASH WORSHIP” Tactile Bosch Gallery, Cardiff, Wales (Curated by Kim Fielding)

    SHOWROOM” Coopers Arms, Aberystwyth, Wales

    “IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME” G39 Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

    “NATIONAL ART COMPETITION” Angelus Gallery, Winchester, England

     

    2007

    “BREAKPADS” THE Garej Artspace, Cardiff, Wales

    “HAPPINESS” Oriel I Bawb, Snowdon Mill, Porthmadog, Wales

    “PUNK” Galerie Lecocon, Hamberg, Germany

    “PUNK” Ada Street Gallery, London, England

    “SONIC ART EXPO” Plymouth, England

    “ART IN IT” Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd, Wales

    “SOS Art Fair” Kings Road, Cardiff, Wales