Approved: 16.08.2006

Barton Hargreaves

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Technician

Approved: 16.08.2006

Barton Hargreaves is an Artist and Printmaker whose diverse practice has developed simultaneously with the technological developments within digital print. He makes indoor and outdoor installations, and fine art prints using digital and more traditional processes such as Etching and Screen Print, often mixing them all up together. The figure or indeed the absence of the figure through means such as

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    Barton Hargreaves is an Artist and Printmaker whose diverse practice has developed simultaneously with the technological developments within digital print. He makes indoor and outdoor installations, and fine art prints using digital and more traditional processes such as Etching and Screen Print, often mixing them all up together. The figure or indeed the absence of the figure through means such as the silhouette and cut out is used to explore themes of Time and Space, Being and Non-being; issues which he sees as central to the experience of being human. He studied at the Royal College of Art and is currently Digital Print Tutor at the Royal Academy Schools. He regularly exhibits at the RA Summershow, and has been commissioned to create large-scale works for the Jerwood Space, and Northern Print Biennale.

    CV & Education

    Education
    2007 MA Printmaking, Royal College of Art, London
    2000 BA(Hons) Fine Art: Printmaking & Photo-media, Norwich School of Art and Design
     
    Exhibitions
    2013 The Summer Show, Royal Academy of Art, London
    2012 The Summer Show, Royal Academy of Art, London
    2012 Playground, solo show, VZ Gallery, London
    2011 BITE Artists Making Prints, Mall Galleries, London
    2011 The Summer Show, Royal Academy of Art, London
    2011 Solo Show, Brook Gallery, Budleigh Salterton
    2010 …and then again… Museu da Cidade, Lisbon
    2010 The Summer Show, Royal Academy of Art, London
    2010 Originals 10, Mall Galleries, London
    2009 RWA Print Open, Bristol
    2009 Northern Print Biennial, Newcastle
    2009 The Summer Show, Royal Academy of Art, London
    2009 In Situ, Jerwood Space, London
    2009 Originals 09 Guest Artist, Mall Galleries, London
    2008 Selected Works Solo show in the Café Gallery at the Royal Academy of Arts, London
    2008 Postgraduate Printmaking in London, Selected Show, Clifford Chance Gallery, London
    2008 The Summer Show, Royal Academy of Art, London
    2008 Royal Academy Schools Staff Show, Café Gallery, Royal Academy of Art, London
    2007 Postgraduate Printmaking in London, Selected Show, Clifford Chance Gallery, London
    2007 The Great Exhibition, MA Show, Royal College of Art, London
    2007 Kunstwurst, Royal College of Art, Printmaking Group Show, Café Gallery, London
    2006 Unnamed and Unfinished, Interim show, Royal College of Art, London
    2006 Unnamed and Unfinished, solo show, The Little Gallery, Calgary, Canada
    2002 Passing Through, Queens Hall Arts, Hexham
    2002 Passing Through, The Gallery, Gateshead Central Library
    2002 Northern Print Graduate Fellowship Exhibition, Northumbria, Newcastle & Carlisle Universities
    2000 Paper Suits, selected group show- R.K.Burt Gallery, London
    2000 Mapping a Burnt-Out Car in Horsford Woods, Norwich School of Art and Design
    2000 Maquette, group show, 19 Princes Street, Norwich
    1999 Collusion, Printmakers collaboration, large-scale print works, Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne
    1999 Poco Noco Meets Arthur Boyd, collaborative video installation, T.V.P. Gallery, Melbourne

    Commissions
    In Situ (Walthamstow) commissioned for Street Gallery by Waltham Forest as part of the shop front regeneration project 2013
    In Situ (Soho) commissioned by Wahaca for their new restaurant in Soho, 2010
    In Situ (Lisbon) temporary installation for …and then again… exhibition at the Museu da Cidade, Lisbon 2010
    In Situ (Newcastle) Commissioned for the Northern Print Biennale, 2009
    In Situ (Union Street) Public Artwork for the front of the Jerwood Space building, Union Street, London. Launched spring 2009

    Awards and prizes
    Winner, Brook Gallery Print Prize, Originals10, 2010
    Winner, Glasgow Print Studios and Wasp Residency Prize, Northern Print Biennale, 2009
    St Barnabas Publishing Prize, Originals 09, 2009
    Print Fellowship, Royal Academy Schools, 2007
    Winner, Tim Mara, Print Prize awarded for work in the MA degree show, RCA 2007
    Winner, Tom Bendhem drawing prize, RCA, 2007
    Winner, 20/21 Century Art Prize, RCA, 2006
    Tim Mara Calgary Exchange, RCA, 2006
    Graduate Fellowship-Northern Print Studios, North Shields, 2001

    Collections
    British Museum Fine Art Print Collection
    V&A Print Collection
    Clifford Chance
    The Conran Foundation
    Tim Mara Trust
    Royal College of Art Print Archive
    Royal Academy Schools Print Archive

    Employment
    October 2011 – Ongoing, Digital Print Tutor, Royal Academy Schools
    Oct 2010 – Oct 2011, Royal Academy Schools Epson Print Research Fellow, Royal Academy Schools
    Oct 2007- Sept 2010, Senior Print Fellow, Royal Academy Schools,
    Jan 2004- Aug 2005, Printmaking, Photography & IT Technician/Demonstrator, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
    Sept 2002–Dec 2003, Printmaking and Digital Processes Technician, University of Sunderland