Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Education:
September 2020 - September 2022: The University of Salford - MA Contemporary Art - Distinction.

September 2017 - July 2020: The University of Salford - BA Hons Fine Art - First-Class Honours.

September 2016 - June 2017: Wigan & Leigh College - Art Foundation - Distinction.

 

Exhibitions:

2022 - Cultivate Presents - MIXTAPE NO.1 - A group show - www.organthing.com - Online

2022 - https://dwelltimepress.wordpress.com/ - Online

2022 - carbon-borders-voices.com/richard-benbow - Online

2021 - www.instagram.com/interim_arts - Online

2021 - Arcadia - Virtual Exhibition - https://www.curatingfutures.com - Online

2021 - The Stable Gallery - www.instagram.com/thestable_gallery - Online

2021 - Alone, Together - Virtual Exhibition - https://alonetogetherve.wixsite.com/exhibition?utm_campaign= - Online

2021 - Restriction Exhibition - Correspondence Collective/ Clayhill Arts (Somerset) -

www.clayhillarts.co.uk/restriction-exhibition - Online

2021 - VCZ Gallery - www.instagram.com/vczgallery - Online

2021 - Abstract Muse in Togetherness of Diversity - https://musebuz.com/project/abstract-muse-in-togetherness-of-divesity/ - Online

2021 - The Virtual Art Fair ( 4th Edition) - https://www.thevirtualartfair.co.uk/artists - Online

2021 - https://www.happenstance.io/richard-benbow - Online

2020 - 2020 Exhibition - www.instagram.com/supportingarts - Online

2020 - CBM Galleries - www.instagram.com/acardboardmonkey - Online

2020 - Online Festive Makers Market - https://blogs.salford.ac.uk/windows-of-opportunity/2020/12/04/richard-benbow-paintings/ - Online

2020 - www.instagram.com/chromazone_mag - Online

2020 - www.instagram.com/doityourway_art - Online

2020 - www.instagram.com/thesocialdistanceartproject - Online

2020 - CuratorSpace and The State Of The Arts online art fair - www.thestateofthearts.co.uk/curatorspace-exhibition/ - Online

2020 - Happenstance IO - Landscape/Abstract Exhibitions - https://www.happenstance.io/artists - Online

2020 - We have Landed - The Village Gallery, Shevington, Wigan 

2020 - The Virtual Art Fair - www.thevirtualartfair.co.uk - Online

2020 - Gradcurate - gradcurate.co.uk/ - www.instagram.com/gradcurate - Online

2020 - Sydenham Virtual Arts Trail - https://sydenhamarts.co.uk/artist/richard-james-benbow/ - Online

2020 - University of Salford - https://blogs.salford.ac.uk/windows-of-opportunity/student-work/fine-art/richard-benbow/

2020 - Social Distance Abstract - www.instagram.com/socialdistanceabstract - Online

2020 - 34GB Exhibition -  https://www.34gbexhibition.co.uk/  - Online
2020 - Isolation Inspirations - https://westartcollective.com/exhibitions West Art Collective - Online
2020 - The Social Distance Art Project - https://www.thesocialdistanceartproject.co.uk/gallery1 - Online 

2020 - The Artistry of Japan - Salford Museum & Art Gallery.

2019 - Sculpture Procession/Intervention/Happening/Exhibition - Peel Park, Salford.

2019 - 20:20 Print Exchange - Hotbed Press & Tour.

2019 - Acquired  Exhibition - Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Salford.

2019 - The Howarth Life Drawing Series Exhibition  - The Old Fire Station Salford.

2018 - The Salford Open  - Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Salford.

2018 - One (Level 4 Exhibition) - Paradise Works Exhibition.

2018 - The Howarth Life Drawing Series Exhibition - The  Old Fire Station, Salford

2018 - Group Exhibition - Caffe Dolce, Southport.

2018 - 20:20 Print Exchange - Hotbed Press & Tour.

2017 - Open Studios Exhibition - Cross Street Arts, Wigan.

2017 - Group Exhibition - Caffe Dolce , Southport.

2017 - 20:20 Print Exchange - Hotbed Press & Tour

2017 - Lancashire Open Exhibition-  Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk - Commended.

2017 - Solo Exhibition - The Village Gallery, Shevington, Wigan.

2017 - Distant Shores - The Waterfront Arts Project, Southport.

2017 - Foundation Art Show - Wigan & Leigh College.

2017 - Mind & Movement - The Waterfront Arts Project, Southport.

2017 - Beyond the Obvious - The Waterfront Arts Project, Southport.

 

2016 - The Unfinished Truth - The Waterfront Arts Project, Southport.

2016 - Macmillan Pop-up-Shop - Southport.

2016 - Elements - The Waterfront Arts Project, Southport.

 

2015 - Macmillan Pop-up-Shop - Southport.

 

2014 - The Recovery Awards - UCLAN, Preston.

2014 - Story Time Festival II - Antwerp Mansion, Manchester.

 

2013 - Story Time Festival - Antwerp Mansion, Manchester.

 

2012 -Tune In & Be Heard - Antwerp Mansion, Manchester.

2012 - Turnpike Open Exhibition - Leigh.

1994 - GCSE Art Exhibition

 

Residencies:
2020 - 2022 - Douglas Valley, Lancashire.
2021 - Wigan Art Spaces, Wigan, Greater Manchester - Performance Artist/ Visual Artist (Drachir Wobneb)
 
2021 - Anglesey, Wales.
 
2020 - Arnside, Lancashire, England.
2020 - Lanzarote - Spain.
2019 - Venice, Italy.
2019 - Colne
 
2019 - Amsterdam, Holland.
2019 - The Merz Barn, Ambleside, Cumbria, England.

2019 - The Whitaker, Rawtenstall, East Lancashire, England.

 

2019 - Lanzarote, Spain.

2018 - Florence, Italy.

 

2018 - Colne, England.

 

2018 - Berlin, Germany.

2018 - Barcelona, Spain.

 

2018 - Northumberland, England.

 

2018 - The Old Courts, Wigan, Greater Manchester - Appearing as MC Rat alongside the band Hans Shenans.

2017 - Teesside, England.

 

2017 - Malaga, Spain

 

2016 - Northumberland, England

2016 - Devon, England.

 

2015 - Cornwall, England.

2014/15 - Outsider Artist Inside, Liverpool, Warrington, Blackpool - England.

2014 - Chess in the Park - Rivington Terraced Gardens, Bolton, England.

2013 - Liverpool, Merseyside.

2013/2014 - The Great Unfinished, Antwerp Mansion, Manchester, England.

2012 - 2018 - Instagram/Facebook -Visual & Performance Artist (Ricardo Van Cough) online - no longer available.

 

2011 - Crete, Greece.

2005/6 - Pagefield Campus, Wigan, Greater Manchester.

2005/7 - Manchester college/ Manchester & Wigan Venues - Performance Artist/Front man i Richard & The Replicants.

 

2003 - Colwyn Bay/ Llandudno, Wales.

2000 - Lead artist on Inspiral Sculpture, Galloway Arts Council, Galloway Forest, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

 

1997 - Coops Foyer/ Pagefield Campus, Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

1997 - John Rigby College, Gathurst, England.

 

1994 - 1996 - Artist in the woods - Goldfish Bowl/Winstanley College & surrounding area, Lancashire, England.

1993/1994 - The Deanery, Wigan, Greater Manchester, England - Performance Artist/ Frontman in The Rats of Joy/ Supernaught.

 

Awards:

2018 - Howarth Life Drawing Prize - 1st Prize.

2017 - Lancashire Open Exhibition - Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk – commended.

2016, 2017, 2018 - Parbold Village Show - 1st Prize & The May Blake Cup.

Published Work:

2022 - https://dwelltimepress.wordpress.com/ - 19th Edition

2020 - Herons Wharf - The Language of Lockdown - The Old Courts, Wigan.

2020 - Living Artists Magazine - Issue 1 - Religion & Spirituality  https://www.livingartistsmag.com/zines

2020 - Lockdown Landscapes - #6 Nature - DrawnPoorly Zine  https://drawnpoorlyzine.bigcartel.com/

2020 - Peel Park (painting) - Penny Thoughts, zine, Manchester.

Work Experience:

2019 - Bisdaq, Wigan Borough: Freelance Photographer.

2018 - The Angel Centre, Salford:  Art Workshop Facilitator.

2018 - The Old Courts, Wigan:  Art Workshop Facilitator.

 

Volunteer Work:

2021 - The Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.

2021 - Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.

2017 - Fire Garden project with Walk the Plank - Peel Park, Salford.

 

2016 - 2018 - Volunteer Invigilator - The Old Courts, Wigan.

2013/ 2014 - Art Workshops - Antwerp Mansion.