PAUL CROOK

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Biography

Read an interview with Paul Crook for Art Reveal Magazine.


Education

Paul Crook is a British contemporary artist who works principally in acrylics. His work reflects his fascination with the urban landscape, with places and spaces and what they represent to him in terms of his own personal experience. He enjoys painting as a process of adding and taking away, and uses an acidic colour palette in a very striking way. Paul Crook graduated with a BA in Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art, and then an MA Fine Art at Birmingham Polytechnic. He lives and works as an artist and art lecturer in Warwickshire, and his paintings have been exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally. Recently he has been awarded two national art prizes.

RECENT SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016             
Northern Routes - 2021 Visual Arts Centre, Lincolnshire

2015             
Common Land - Custom House Gallery, Westport, Ireland
Sir Terry Frost Gallery, Worcester

2013             
SPACE 2 Gallery, Watford
MAC Birmingham
Market Place Arts Centre, Armagh, N. Ireland

2012             
Houses, Bungalows and Flats - Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax

2010              
Harrington Mill Gallery, Nottingham
Droichead Arts Centre, Ireland
Bedford Hill Gallery, London
Monaghan County Museum and Art Gallery, Ireland


RECENT SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2019/20       
Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art
Spot the Artist, Porthmoer Studios, St.Ives Cornwall 
Taster, Temperance Gallery, Leamington Spa
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Leamington Spa Art Gallery Open Exhibition

2018             
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
New Light Art Prize, Touring Exhibition
BEEP Painting Biennial, Swansea, Wales
GM Art Prize, Stockport Art Gallery, Manchester
Balance - Artist Workhouse Studley Arts Festival
The KPP Prize - Forms Assembled in the Light - Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds
Derwent Drawing Prize, Mall Galleries and Touring Exhibition

2016/17        
Winter Show, Byard Art Gallery, Cambridge
Wells Art Contemporary, Wells

2016             
Bankley Open Call, Bankley Gallery, Manchester
This must be the place I never wanted to leave - Wales International
Painting Prize. Touring exhibition
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Precious Little - touring exhibition Athens contemporary art fair/Harrington Mill Gallery, Nottingham
Trygve Lie Gallery, New York, USA

2015             
Winter Exhibition, Custom House Gallery, Westport
Gallery 202 - Matter. Place. Another.

2014             
Hometown - Hemingwayart, Oxford
Grey - Harrington Mill Gallery, Nottingham

2012              
BEEP 2012 Wales International Contemporary Painting Prize

2011              
Drawing Connections - Sienna Arts Institute, Sienna, Italy
Nottingham Castle Open - Prize winner, Ian Robertson Award
Through a Glass Lightly - Gocart Gallery, Visby, Gotland, Sweden                 
Leamington Open, Leamington Art Gallery – 1st Prize winner