MARK WRIGHT
Mark Wright “…paintings that take up directly what might be called the beauty issue. There is a
sweetness and light pervading the painting, candy or electric colours and a high finish. The imagery is
layered, concealed behind the varnish. There is a micro–symmetry within the motifs and a macro-
dysymmetry in the composition of each painting. It is a mannerist elevation of artifice within the frame
of painting which, despite its references, never quite gives in to landscape. These paintings are rather
screens which carry wholly artificial signs towards the remnants of another image of a natural world.
There are pointers to particular epistemic systems, to sciences for example, which have drifted too far to
be accessible any longer.”  White Window, Jane Lee (2005)

Education.
1982-85    Central School of Art and Design, London.
1988-90    Royal College of Art, London.

Selected Solo Exhibitions.
2005         Metropole Galleries,The Leas, Folkestone, Kent
2003         i-Level Gallery, London
2000         Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London
1996         Jason & Rhodes, London
1994         Lannon Gallery, New York
1993         Galeria Alda Cortez, Lisbon
1992         Anderson O’ Day Gallery, London
1991         Winchester Gallery, Hampshire

Selected Group exhibitions.
2006         Kamikaze Blossom, Fieldgate Gallery, London
2005         For and From, The Metropole Galleries, The Leas, Folkestone
2005         Truth and Beauty, Life Science Centre Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
2005         Marvels of the World, Dunkirk Museum of Fine Arts, Dunkirk, France
2005         Pencil(a drawing show) Carter Gallery, London
2002         Growth and Form, The Yard Gallery, Wollaton Hall, Nottingham
2002         The Pfizer Collection, Pfizer Gallery, Tadworth, Surrey
2001         Growth and Form, Two-10 Gallery, Wellcome Trust, London
2000         Inroads, Museum of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2000         Fusion, Inaugural Group Show, Rhodes+Mann Gallery, London
2000         Surface Tension, Two-person show with Robert Davies, MAC, Birmingham
2000         The Wreck of Hope, The Nunnery Gallery, London
1999         Near, Museum of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
1999         Group show, Andrew Grassie, Ashley Elliot, Paul Huxley, Jason & Rhodes Gallery, 1998 Tech,
Galerie eof, Paris, Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London
1998         Nine Artists, Jason and Rhodes Gallery, London
1998         Vauxhall Gardens, curated by Peter Fillingham, Norwich Gallery
1997         “inside, outside, above, below” Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
1997         Double Life, curated by Peter Lewis and Esther Windsor, The Waiting Room, University of Wolverhampton
1997         On paper, Robert Davies, Andrew Grassie, Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London
1996         Snuff, Gallery Krista Schubbe, Dusseldorf
1996         Group show, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
1995         Points Forward, selected by Paul Huxley, Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London
1995         The Question of Scale, curated by John Gillet and Rebecca Fortnum, Winchester Gallery, Hampshire,
Gosport  Museum, Hampshire and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
1994         Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1994         Group show, Anderson O’ Day Gallery, London
1994         The Bridge Show, Lannon Gallery, New York
1994         An American Passion (Robert and Susan K.Summer Collection of Contemporary British Painting)       
McLennanGalleries, Glasgow and Royal College of Art, London
1993         Cubitt Artists, The Eagle Gallery, London
1993         An Undiscovered Country, curated by Charles Hall, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
1992         Inside a Microcosm, curated by Gareth Jones, Laure Genillard Gallery, London
1992         Group show, Andrew Bick, Peter Doig, Roger Clarke, The Leather Market Gallery, Bermondsey
1992         After Haeckel, Twenty –Four Monotypes, Southampton Art Centre, Southampton
1992         Bruise, Painting for the 90’s, Ikon Gallery, Cornerhouse Gallery and Cleveland Art Gallery
1989         Into the 90’s, Mall Galleries, London
1989         John Moores 16 Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, London

Awards & Fellowships
1986-7         Northern Arts Awards
1989            Sir James Knott Scholarship, Royal College of Art
1990            Boise Travel Award ( New York)
1990-1         Visiting Fellow in Painting, Winchester School of Art
1994-5         British Council Awards
1998-2001  Research Fellow in Painting, Kent Institute of Art & Design
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