Mark Wright  



Gallery Exhibitions  
 Mark Wright    



The sublime nature and stillness of the landscapes simultaneously recall petrified forests, the ritual aboriginal burnings of the bush, Dante's descent in to the bowels of the earth and the allusion to the wounding of the Fisher King and the sympathetic sterility and infertility of his lands that is caused when he is injured. His kingdom suffers as he does, his impotence affecting the fertility of the land and reducing it to a barren wasteland. Little is left for him to do but fish in the river near his castle.

Weaving strands from ancient celtic myths through to T S Eliot’s "The Wasteland" and The Who's "Baba O'Riley" with the kind of concerns now 40 years on, that it isn't the youthful fear of growing old which engulfs our collective thinking, but the worrying concerns that there may not be a future to grow old in at all if we continue to consciously deplete our natural resources and pollute our planet at the rate we are doing. Mark Wright's paintings encapsulate the psychology of our neurotically dyspeptic world in a place where we are peculiarly happy to wallow in and offer us a focused and penetrating view of our skewed habitue.


Mark Wright's paintings are in numerous private and public collections in The UK, The USA, Europe and Asia.



1982-85    Central School of Art and Design, London.

1988-90    Royal College of Art, London.


Selected Solo Exhibitions.

2008         Mark Wright    Carter presents London

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.

2012        Mark Wright, Dan Hays, John Stark, Gavin Lockheart, Group exhibition   June 2012

2011        "Restless Nature" Collyer Bristow  May 2011,  London

2009       A Shot in the Arm   Carter presents at Radvanov  Prague Czech Republic

2008        10   Carter presents at the Print Space London

2008        Dystopia for All  at the Wharf Road Project London

2006         Kamikaze Blossom, Fieldgate Gallery, London

2007         Fastest with the Mostest   Carter and Gallagher 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