Approved: 01.02.2010

Richard Glynn

Artist, Maker, Project manager

Approved: 01.02.2010

I have been a photographer since the late 70s, and until enrolling for Sunderland University’s MA in Photography in 2007 was largely self-taught. I have a background in construction engineering which has informed early bodies of work such as ‘Lost Waltz’, but photographically have eclectic tastes and am essentially a portrait and documentary photographer. I began exhibiting in 2003 and have since shown work in solo and group exhibitions in England, France, Bulgaria, Sweden, Poland and Johannesburg. I am a founder member of photography collective Wideyed and have undertaken projects and residencies with other members in the UK, France, Bulgaria and Johannesburg.

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Biography

I have been a photographer since the late 70s, and until enrolling for Sunderland University’s MA in Photography in 2007 was largely self-taught. I have a background in construction engineering which has informed early bodies of work such as ‘Lost Waltz’, but photographically have eclectic tastes and am essentially a portrait and documentary photographer. I began exhibiting in 2003 and have since shown work in solo and group exhibitions in England, France, Bulgaria, Sweden, Poland and Johannesburg. I am a founder member of photography collective Wideyed and have undertaken projects and residencies with other members in the UK, France, Bulgaria and Johannesburg.

I work in various mediums and formats using analogue and digital equipment. I prefer using medium or large format cameras with film or paper as a photo sensitive medium. More recently I have been hand making books and incorporating photographic elements into metal sculptures though I have also experimented with soundscapes.

 I am currently based in the North-East of England.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training

2010 - MA Photography, University of Sunderland

1981 - BSc (Hons) Civ Eng, University of Manchester

 

Solo exhibitions

2012 - 'Lost Waltz', Brighton Photo Fringe , North Lawn, St.Peter's Church

2006 - 'Stormin' the Castle', Decisive Moment Gallery, Darlington

2005 - 'Growing Green', Chateau du Perron, Touraine, France

2005 - 'Growing Green', Decisive Moment Gallery, Darlington

2005 - 'Growing Green', The Waiting Room, Yarm, Tees Valley

2004 - 'Skylines', Havelock Walk Studios, Forest Hill, London

 

Group exhibitions

2015 - 'Foreign Bodies' Format15 International Photography Festival, Derby

2014 - 'Re:Mapping the Flâneur' Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton

2014 - 'Superdream' Jeppepark, Johannesburg SA

2014 - 'The artist at work', 'Escape of the moon', ProcessSpace Arts Festival, Balchik, Bulgaria

2014 - 'Superdream' GIFT (Gateshead International Theatre Festival), Gateshead

2014 – 'Love Poetry #2' Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden

2013 – 'Wideyed Periskop', The Social: Encountering Photography, Durham, Sunderland and Allenheads

2013 – 'The Watsonian Experiment', MarseilleProvence 2013, Cuges les Pins, France

2013 - 'Therblig', New Art Exchange, Nottingham

2012 – 'In Vino Veritas', Mois de la PhotoOFF, Paris, France

2012 - 'Re:Mapping the Flâneur' (video), Fotofestiwal Lódz, Lódz, Poland 2012

2012 - 'Foreign Bodies', Nomadic Village 2012, Desmesnes Mill, Wolsingham Co.Durham

2012 - 'In Vino Veritas', ArtHouse, Lewisham, London

2012 - Nomadic Village Touring Exhibition, Nomadic Village Touring Caravan Gallery, Allenheads, Bishop Auckland, Preston, Larroque Arts Festival (France), Salzburg (Austria)Graz (Austria)

2011 - In Vino Veritas; newspaper, Chateau du Perron, Lemere, France

2011 - 'Re:Mapping the Flâneur', Newcastle Arts Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne

2011 - 'The Flâneur: The Dwelling Place of the Collective', Format11 Festival, Derby

2010 - Blindboys Wideyed, Empty Shop @ 42b Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

2010 - BlowUp Bombay, Street Exhibition, Mumbai

2010 - My City, Cityspace, Sunderland

2010 - 'Tattoos of the Tees Valley', Head of Steam, Darlington

2009 - 'The Pleasures of the Imagination', Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

2007 - 'Vendanges', Lee Moor Farm Business Park, Northumberland

2006 - 'Vendanges', The Waiting Room, Yarm, Tees Valley

2003 - 'Bloodlines', Havelock Walk Studios, London

 

Degree shows

2009 - 'Sight Unseen', Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

2008 - 'Pleasures of the Imagination', Northern Gallery Contemporary Art

 

Residencies

2015 - Café Velo Renaissance, Lille, France (as part of lille3000)

2014 - 'Superdream' Jeppepark, Johannesburg SA

2014 - ProcessSpace Arts Festival, Balchik, Bulgaria

2013 - Nomadic Village 2013, Cuges les Pins, France

2012 - Nomadic Village 2012, Desmesnes Mill picnic area, Wolsingham, Co.Durham

2011 - In Vino Veritas, Chateau du Perronc, Lemere, France

2010 - In Vino Veritas, Chateau du Perron, Lemere, France Public commissions

2009 - 'Tattoos of the Tees Valley', Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough

2008 - Museum refurbishment portrait commission, Museum of Hartlepool, Hartlepool

 

Competitions, prizes and awards

2015 - “Foreign Bodies' - Format Exposure Award, Pearson Building, Derby

2014 - 'Therblig' - Best Arts and Business Partnership Journal Culture Award 2013 (Wideyed & SCA)

2013 - 'Therblig' - Format Exposure Award, New Art Exchange, Nottingham