Simon Wright

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Simon Wright makes paintings of cardboard models and junk constructions. His work is often inspired by the commonplace and familiar, but through the process of making takes on its own skewed logic. The models are made with paintings in mind. They are personal interpretations of everyday things, relating to both art and life. He makes forms that he wants to paint.

 

Education

1991-1995 BA Hons, Fine Art  University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

 

Selected Exhibitions

2017

‘Artists of Fame and Promise’ Summer exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath

‘Still’, Beaux Arts Bath

London Art Fair, Islington, London with Beaux Arts Bath

The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries, London

 

2016

Artists of Fame and Promise, Beaux Arts Bath

London Art Fair, Islington, London

The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

 

2015

London Art Fair, Islington, London

20/21 British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

 

2014

Solo Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath

New Light – Art In The North, Mall Galleries, London

London Art Fair, Islington, London

 

2013

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Lynn Painter Stainers’ Prize, Mall Galleries, London

 

2012

Summer Show, Beaux Arts Bath

20/21 British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London

The Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

 

2011

The Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Mostyn Open 2011, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno

 

2010

The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

Cork Street Open, Gallery 27, London

Solo Exhibition, Targetfollow at Centre Point, London

 

2009

The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

 

2008

RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

Cork Street Open, London

The Painting Room, Transition Gallery, London

 

2007

Artsway Open 07, New Forest, Hampshire

The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

Spirit of the Age, Salthouse 07, Norfolk

 

Honors and Awards

2010 East Anglia Prize, The Discerning Eye
2010   Shortlisted for Celeste Prize 2010
2009   FringeMK Painting Prize (Finalist)
2009   Shortlisted for London International Creative Competition
2009   Prize-winner, Eastern Open 09
2008   1st Prize Winner, Cork Street Open
2007   Shortlisted for Artsway Open 07
2007   Shortlisted for Celeste Art Prize 07
1993   John Bell Simpson Prize for Painting (University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne)