Richard Baker

White Shirt

oil on gesso panel

15 x 20 cm

Richard Baker studied Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University; he completed a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2003. His paintings have been exhibited at The Royal Academy of Arts, London, The Mall Galleries, London, The San Francisco Arts Institute and Leeds City Art Gallery. 

In recent years Richard’s work has been selected for the Columbia Threadneedle Prize Exhibition (2018), the Marmite Prize for Painting Exhibition (2016), the Lynn Painter-Stainer’s Prize Exhibition (2018, 2016), the Discerning Eye Exhibition (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010) and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2012, 2009).

He currently instructs Painting, Studio Practice and Exhibition Management on the BA (Hons) Fine Art course at Leeds Arts University, alongside his practice.

Education  

  • 2016 - MA Creative Practice, Leeds Arts University, Leeds (ongoing)

  • 2003 - BA (Hons) Fine Art,Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds

  • 2000 - National Diploma Fine Art, Hull College of Art and Design: National Diploma Fine Art, Kingston upon Hull

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2017 - An Instant Longer, Studio One Gallery, London 

  • 2015 - Curator's Choice, Leeds College of Art, Leeds

  • 2014 - Chroma Reference, Leeds College Of Art, Leeds

  • 2012 - Form/Function, Forest London, London

  • 2011 - Collection Only, Leeds College of Art, Leeds

  • 2009 - In Their Chairs, Leeds College of Art, Leeds

  • 2005 - A Space for Waiting, The Reliance, Leeds

Group Exhibitions:

  • 2018 - Paint North, Lady Beck, Leeds

  • 2017 - Testcard P (CBP Winter Exhibition), The Crypt Gallery, London

  • 2017 - Strangelands, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London

  • 2017 - Contemporary Masters from Britain, Yantai Art Museum, Artall Gallery, Nanjing, Jiangsu Art Gallery, Nanjing and the Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, China

  • 2017 - Inter Youth International Painting Exhibition, China Academy of Arts, China 

  • 2016 - Paper Cuts, Kristian Day, London

  • 2016 - Painting Fo'Sho, Lady Beck Gallery Space, Leeds

  • 2016 - Pleasure Islands, 3space, Manchester

  • 2016 - Sampler, Kristian Day, London

  • 2014 - The Process Continues, Leeds College of Art, Leeds

  • 2014 - Still: New paintings, Studio 24, Leeds

  • 2014 - Behind the Glass Mosaic, Leeds College of Art, Leeds

  • 2013 - Manchester Contemporary Art fair, Manchester

  • 2013 - Classification, Leeds College of Art Gallery, Leeds

  • 2012 - Local Imagination, The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • 2018 - The Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London

  • 2018 - The Lynn Painter-Stainer's Prize, Mall Galleries, London

  • 2017 - The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

  • 2017 - Bankley Open 2017, Bankley Gallery, Manchester

  • 2017 - Air Open 2017, Air Gallery, Manchester 

  • 2017 - Painting [Now], Studio One Gallery, London

  • 2016 - The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London

  • 2016 - The Marmite Prize For Painting, Block 336, London & Highlanes Gallery, Ireland

  • 2016 - The Lynn Painter-Stainer's Prize, Mall Galleries, London

  • 2015 - The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

  • 2014 - The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

  • 2012 - The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy of Arts, London

  • 2012 - The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London

  • 2012 - Wet Paint 1, Enjoy Art Space, Leeds

  • 2012 - Linear Progression, Shine Exhibition Space, Leeds

  • 2010 - The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London

  • 2010 - Summer Salon, The Islington Arts Factory, London

  • 2010 - Leeds Open Exhibition, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds

  • 2010 - The Summer Salon, Beechwood Gallery, Leeds

  • 2010 - On Your Wall 4, Leeds Shopping Plaza, Leeds

  • 2009 - The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

  • 2009 - Art Spotting, Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford

  • 2009 - On Your Wall 3, Studio Gallery, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds

  • 2009 - Leeds Open Exhibition, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds

  • 2008 - On Your Wall 2, Studio Gallery, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds

  • 2007 - Deliniate, Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax

  • 2006 - Leeds Open Exhibition, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds

  • 2004 - Artists for the Future, Gascoigne Gallery, Harrogate

  • 2003 - Leeds Open Exhibition, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds

  • 2003 - Exhibition of Finalists, The Gascoigne Painting Prize, Gascoigne Gallery, Harrogate

Competitions, prizes and awards:

  • 2016 - The Marmite Prize for Painting V (shortlisted)

  • 2016 - The Lynn Painter-Stainer's Prize 2016 (shortlisted)

  • 2012 - DWF Print Commission, Divided We Fall, Leeds

  • 2002 - The Gascoigne Painting Prize, Gascoigne Gallery, Harrogate

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