Education

 

1990 - 93    Royal Academy Schools, London:

                   Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art

1987 - 90    Manchester Polytechnic: BA (Hons) Fine Art

1986 - 87    West Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education,

                   Swansea: Foundation Course in Art and Design

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2015           ArcadeCardiff, Wales: 'A Hermit in Suburbia'

2012           Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Wales:

                   'The Sheer Innocence of a Curious Gaze'

2004           Wilkinson Gallery, London: 'Back out on that road again…'

2003           Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain

2003           Berwick Gymnasium Art Gallery, Northumberland:

                   'Good News for the Working Lad'

2002           Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea: 'Where Happiness Happens'

2001           Chapter, Cardiff: 'Where Happiness Happens'

2000           Anthony Wilkinson, London

1999           Soho House, London

1998           Jason and Rhodes, London

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2019           The National Museum, Gdansk, Poland: Made in Britain, 82 Painters of the 21st Century

2018           Kuhlhaus Berlin: PaintLounge

                   The Crypt, London: New Painting

                   Collyer Bristow, London: 'In the Future'

2017           Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London: 'A Bird in the Head'

                   Yantai Art Museum, Yantai; Artall Gallery, Nanjing; Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing;

                 Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, China: 'Contemporary Masters from Britain'

2015           No.4 Gallery, Malvern: Failed Utopias

                 Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, China: 'Contemporary British Drawing'

                   Charlie Smith Gallery, London: 'Anti-Social Realism'

2014           H project Space, Bangkok; Transition Gallery, London; The Usher Gallery, Lincoln: '(detail)'

2013           Austin Forum, London: 'Chapter'

      Lion and Lamb, London: 'Unknown Sitter' 

      CAST, Hobart, Tasmania; Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.Screenings at Tate Modern, 

      Phoenix Gallery, Exeter: '971 Horses and 4 Zebras' curated by Jordan Baseman and Gary Thomas

2012           Motorcade/Flash Parade, Bristol: 'The Man Don’t Give a Fuck'  curated by Mermaid and Monster

                   Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool: Memory of a Hope

2011/12      No. 4a Gallery, Malvern; Wimbledon Space, London; Phoenix Gallery, Exeter:

                   'The Perfect Crime/ The Perfect Nude'  

2011           Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno: Mostyn Open 2011

                   Royal Academy of Arts, London: Summer Exhibition

                   Kingsgate Gallery, London: 'Prophets at Home'

2010           Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool: John Moores Painting Prize 2010

                      Shanghai Art Gallery, Three on the Bund, China

                   Seongnam Art Centre, Korea: Layers, A Retrospective: 

                   John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize Show

      National Eisteddfod of Wales: Visual Arts Exhibition

2008           Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland: 'Precious Things'

                   Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool: John Moores 25

                   Wimbledon Space, University of the Arts London: 'Drawn Encounters, Complex Identities'

                   Collective, Edinburgh, Lincoln Collectiveg39, Cardiff: 'The Golden Record'

                   Berwick Gymnasium Art Gallery: 'Back to the Future'

2007           ICA, University of Pennsylvania, USA: 'Crimes of Ommision'

                   Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels: 'London Assembly'

2006           Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool: John Moores 24

                   The Metropole Galleries, Folkstone: 'Fantasy Island'

                   39, London: 'Deck of Cards'

2005           RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, Australia: 'Weekending'

2004           Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool: John Moores 23

      The City Gallery, Prague: 'Other Times'

      Globe Gallery, Newcastle: 'Weekending'

2003           The Approach, London: 'Dirty Pictures'

                   Wolverhampton Art GalleryThe Nunnery, London; NGCA, Sunderland; 

                 Herbert Read Gallery,Canterbury: 'Yes! I am a long way from home'

2002           The Alpine Club, London: 'Art and Mountains'

                      Standpoint Gallery, London: 'Drive for Show, Putt for Dough'

      National Eisteddfod of Wales: Visual Arts Exhibition

      Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales: 'On Home Ground'

      The House of Croatian Artists, Zagreb, Croatia: 'Wales, Unauthorized Versions'

      VTO, London: Record Collection

2000           Barbara Gilman, Miami, Florida: 'Landscape'

                   Diehl Vorderwuelbecke, Berlin, Germany: 'British Art part 2

1999           Museum of Modern Art, Glasgow: 'Fresh Paint'

                   The Approach, London: 'Idlewild'

                   Milch, London: 'Asylum'

1998           Saks Fifth Avenue Arts Project, New York: 'London Now'

                   The Tannery, London: Whitechapel Open

                   Battersea Arts Centre, London: 'Sickly Sweet'

1997           Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester: 'Bittersweet'

1997           Jason and Rhodes, London: Intimate

1996           Gasworks, London: Sad

1996           Arthouse Gallery, London: Wishful Thinking

                   Whitechapel Art Gallery, London: Whitechapel Open

1995           Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool: John Moores 19

                   Gasworks, London: Grin and Bear It

1994           Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales: Oriel Mostyn Open

                   Atlantis, London: Whitechapel Open

1993           63 Union Street, London: Pet Show

                   Grassimuseum, Leipzig, Germany: London/ Leipzig

1993           Waterman’s Art Centre, London: Western Exposure

1991 & 92  Royal Academy of Arts, London: Summer Exhibition

Curatorial Projects

 

2014 -         Painting Research at Wimbledon College of Arts: a series of lectures, panel discussions, symposia,            

present      exhibitions, artists-in-residencies dedicated to critical dialogue and the exposition of painting-led research.

                   Co-curated with Dr Zoë Mendelson. For details please see: www.paintingresearch.net

 

2016           Wimbledon Space, UAL London: The Abject Object. Artists included: Sophie Birch,

                   G LBrierley, Simon Callery, Mark Fairnington, Ana Genovés, John Greenwood,

                   Paul Housley, Damien Meade and Donal Moloney. A public panel discussion, chaired

                   by Geraint Evans and supported by the CCW staff research fund included Dr Fiona

                   Candlin,  Frances Woodley, Damien Meade and Mark Fairnington.

                   Best Practice at Delta House Studios, London: The Flat Pack Sessions. Artists included:

                   Paul Housley, Jake Clark, Laura White, Martin Newth and Michael Samuels.

2015           CCW Graduate School Event, UAL London: Wilding the Edges co-curated with Edwina fitzPatrick

                   Wilding the Edges is an interactive walking tour of Wimbledon’s unexamined places:  

                   a journey through spaces which straddle both city and countryside and where “wild” and 

                   cultivated” environments overlap. Participants will be invited to reflect upon the

                   social and political implications of these hybridized spaces and explore how we might

                   respond to them as artists. The event was led by artist Nick Edwards (Cape Farewell) and

                   writer Paul Kingsnorth (Dark Mountain) in collaboration with artists Geraint Evans &

                   Edwina fitzPatrick (Wimbledon College of Art). Participants also include Lucy Orta 

                   (Chair of Art in the Environment, UAL) and David Toop (Chair of Audio Culture and

                   Improvisation, UAL).

2013           Wimbledon Space, UAL London: Witnessing the Wilderness co-curated with Ian Brown.

                   Artists included: Aleksandra Mir, Dan Hays, George Shaw, Geraint Evans, Helen Sear, Ian Brown,

                   James Ireland, Jacques Nimki, John Wood & Paul Harrison, Layla Curtis,Marko Mäetamm and

                   Simon Faithfull.

                   A series of six posters with an essay by Leigh Markopoulos were published by Camberwell

                   Press accompanied the exhibition. Exhibition events included a presentation by Marko

                   Mäetamm and a panel discussion ‘Witnessing the Wilderness: from the urban wasteland to

                   the final frontier’, part of the CCW Graduate School public Programme.

 

2013           Husk at Departure, London: Alastair Gordon: ‘Danish Departed’. 

 

 

Residencies and Awards

2013           Colas Foundation Commission

2008           John Moores 25 contemporary painting prize: Prizewinner

2003           Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award

2002/03      The Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship

2001           Woo Charitable Foundation Award

1994           Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada

1993           Tooth Travel Scholarship: USA and Canada

 

 

Collections

 

Derek Williams Trust Collection, National Museum of Wales

Fondazione Morra Greco, Napoli, Italy

The West Collection, Pennsylvania, USA

The British Embassy, Berlin

The Ferens  Art Gallery, Kingston-upon-Hull

The Priseman Seabrook Collection

Colas Foundation, France

British Airways Art Collection

The Frank Cohen Collection

The Prudential Collection

 

 

Conferences and  Panel Discussions

 

 

2018           PaintLounge Berlin: Panel discussion at Kuhlhaus Berlin
                 Teaching Painting: Painting the New: Painting as Technology - conference paper co-authored

                   with Zoë Mendelson and Thomas Cardwell at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

2018           Kicking the dog will do, painting suburbia and its creative charge: symposium with Prof David Rayson,

                   Laura Oldfield -Ford, Prof Matthew Worley and Fay Ballard. Convened by Geraint Evans and Zoë Mendelson

                   at the Union Chapel, London

2018           Hairy Interventions, a solo exhibition by Sasha Bowles: discussion with Sasha Bowles, Rosalind Davis,

                   Geraint Evans

2017           Art Letter Home: paper given at symposium to accompany the Inter-Youth exhibition,

                   China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China                

                   PIY PaintLounge at Sluice Biennial: panel discussion with Simon Burton, Matthew Krishanu, Wendy Saunders

                   and Sue William A’Court

2015           Shock City: Resilience and the Anthropocene, Chelsea College of Arts. Panel discussion 

                   with Edwina fitzPatrick, David Cross and The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva

2011           Dialogues 2011 symposium: keynote speaker at Norwich University College of the Arts

2008           Drawn Encounters, Complex Identities: Conference paper for British School at Rome, organised by

                   Centre for Drawing UAL and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Catalogues and Publications

2018           Hairy Interventions: solo exhibition by Sasha Bowles: The Bishop Stares, catalogue essay by Geraint Evans

2017           Contemporary Masters from Britain: catalogue with texts by Robert Priseman, Judith Tucker,

                   Terry Greene, Matthew Krishanu

2017           Making Landscapes from Suburban Swansea: Geraint Evans interviewed by Robert Priseman

                   in ArtUK, www.artuk.org

2014           (detail) with essays by Andrew Bracey, Simon Granell, Daivd Ryan and Brian Curtin

2013           Turps Banana Issue Twelve: Geraint Evans: The sheer innocence of a curious gaze by Damien Meade

2012           Transmission Annual: catastrophe

2012           Newport Art Gallery, The sheer innocence of a curious gaze catalogue text:

                   'Caution: Slippery Surface' by David Barrett

2012           Turps Banana Issue Eleven: 'A History of Fear: Damien Meade' by Geraint Evans.

2010           Layers, A Retrospective: John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize Show

2008           Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland: Catalogue text for Precious Things by Graham Crowley.

2008           The Berwick Gymnasium Fellowships, An Archival Record: text by Cherry Smythe,

                   published by English Heritage and Art Editions North.

2008           Drawn Encounters, Complex Identities, British School at Rome. Paper for conference

                   organised by Centre for Drawing UAL and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

2008           Turps Banana Issue Four: Geraint Evans on Covadonga Valdes.

2007           Our Comic Book: ed. Mel Brimfield, published by Revolver. Contribution in collaboration with Jake Arnott.

2006           Painting People: the state of the art by Charlotte Mullins, published by Thames and Hudson.

2003           CASA, Spain: Catalogue text: 'It’s Nothing Special' by Tom Morton.

2003           NGCA, Sunderland: Catalogue text: 'Yes! I am a long way from home' by Roy Exley.

2001           House of Croatian Artists, Zagreb: Catalogue text: Wales: Unauthorized Versions: Alex Farquharson.

2000           Diehl Vorderwuelbecke, Berlin, Germany: Catalogue text: British Art part 2 by Max Andrews.

1998           Saks Fifth Avenue Arts Project, New York: Catalogue  text: London Now by Sarah Kent.

 

 

 

Articles and Reviews

 

01/10/08        Irish Times: Precious Things, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda: Aiden Dunne.

01/03/2006    Art Monthly: Fantasy Island, Folkstone: Martin Herbert.

01/01/2005    Art Monthly: Weekending, Newcastle: Paul Usherwood.

03/02/2004    The Independent: Solo show, Wilkinson Gallery by Sue Hubbard.

28/01/2004    Metro: Catching the ‘burb wave: Fisun Guner.

24/01/2004    The Guardian Guide: Solo show, Wilkinson Gallery: Jessica Lack.

01/02/2002    (a-n) Magazine: Road Trip: Sally Shaw.                 

05/01/2002    The Guardian Guide: Where Happiness Happens: Robert Clark.

05/01/2002    The Western Mail: Wild Riders of the Hobby Horse: Gordon Dalton.

01/01/2001    Themepark, Landscape: Highlanders.

01/09/2000    Art Monthly: Solo Show, Anthony Wilkinson:  Alex Farquharson

04/07/2000    The Guardian: So you want to be an artist? Get a life: Adrian Searle.

28/06/2000    Time Out: Solo Show, Anthony Wilkinson: Sarah Kent.

17/06/2000    The Guardian Guide: Solo show, Anthony Wilkinson: Jessica Lack.

01/12/1999    Contemporary Visual Art: Coming Up For Air: Duncan McLaren                  .

23/08/1999    Fresh: HTV Wales production.

01/09/1998    Time Out: Solo Show, Jason and Rhodes: Martin Herbert.

01/05/1998    Art Monthly: Around the web: Michael Gibbs.

01/04/1998    Untitled: Bittersweet, Manchester: Charlotte Mullins.

04/12/1998    Kaleidoscope, Radio 4: Bittersweet, Manchester.

24/08/1998    The Guardian Guide: Solo Show, Jason and Rhodes: Simon Grant.

01/02/1997    What’s On: Intimate, Jason and Rhodes: Andrew Lambirth.

24/04/1996    Time Out: Wishful Thinking, London: Martin Herbert.

 

 

 

Teaching

 

Geraint Evans is currently the Pathway Leader for MA Painting at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. He has also held the posts of acting Programme Director Fine Art, course leader MA Painting and acting Pathway Leader BA Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts. He was the acting Course Leader for the Postgraduate Diploma course at Chelsea College of Arts in 2012. He has been an external examiner at Cambridge School of Art and Northbrook College, University of Brighton. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Royal Academy Schools; Norwich University College of the Arts; China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China; Staffordshire University; Camberwell College of Arts, UAL; Central Saint Martins; University of Leeds; Northbrook College, University of Brighton; KIAD Canterbury School of Fine Art; University of Sunderland Faculty of Art and Design; De Montfort University, Leicester; Newcastle University: Faculty of Art and Design; Goldsmiths, University of London; Royal College of Art, London; John Moores University; Aberystwyth University; Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Tenessee, Knoxville, USA.