Approved: 07.12.2014

Barrie J Davies

Artist

Approved: 07.12.2014

Barrie J Davies is an artist. Born and based in Wales 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.net

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Biography

Barrie J Davies is an artist. Born and based in Wales 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.net

 

 

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