Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards Bio

Born in the London area. He now lives in Newlyn in West Cornwall and works in the Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, Cornwall, adjacent to the Tate Gallery, studios made famous by Patrick Heron, Ben Nicholson, Wilhelmena Barnes-Graham amongst many others. He is regarded as part of a new cohort of contemporary artists living and working in Cornwall and showing Nationally and Internationally.

Gareth Edwards RWA was elected a full Royal West Academician in 2005 and is an active member of the Newlyn Society of Artists.

Gareth is represented by the Jill George Gallery with whom he exhibits regularly with major one person exhibitions at her West End space and in many mixed shows and art fairs in London including the British Art Fair held at the Saatchi Gallery and at the Toronto Art Fair in Canada. He is also represented by The Gallery Eumundi in Australia and Hong Kong.

Gareth was selected in 2017 to represent the UK at the Farindola Contemporary Arts Festival in Italy and was awarded the David Simon Contemporary Art prize in 2016/17.

He has been described as a contemporary artist of Abstract Landscape Painting and has just been commissioned to write a book titled ‘Abstract Landscape Painting’ due to be published in March 2020 with the Crow Wood Press.

He has also had several one man sculpture shows, most recently CLOUD, a sculptural installation at the Internationally renowned Newlyn Art Gallery with a published catalogue by the Spectator Magazine’s Arts Editor, Laura Gascoigne and has curated a huge installation of an entire arts library in the Exchange building in Penzance called an Exchange of Ideas.

Laura Gascoigne has described his paintings as being made “…of stardust and mud”. He has also been described as a Turner for our times in the Galleries Magazine and he continues to make poetically abstracted landscape paintings that transport the viewer to beautifully contemplative spaces.

Background
Born in 1960 London 

Resides
Newlyn in West Cornwall, UK

Qualifications
Fine Arts Degree Graduate of Goldsmiths College, London
Elected RWA Academician

Public Exhibitions – solo and selected
CLOUD: Sculptural Installation at the Newlyn Art Gallery: UK 2014
CLOUD: Sculptural Installation at the Arboretum Show: RWA UK 2015
LOST ARCHIVE: Sculptural Installation: Falmouth University: UK 2015
SHARED INTERESTS: Installation of complete Art Library: EXCHANGE Gallery: UK 2009

Exhibitions and Art Fairs (Selected CV)
2019
London Art Fair, Jill George Gallery, London UK
‘Sonnets’ Paintings, Stratford Gallery, Stratford upon Avon UK
British Art Fair, Jill George Gallery, London UK
Toronto Art Fair Jill George Gallery
2018
London Art Fair Jill George Gallery, London UK
Toronto Art Fair Jill George Gallery
Newlyn Society of Artists Tremenhere Sculpture Gardens, Cornwall UK
Moncrieff-Bray Gallery Mixed Show Petworth UK
Stratford Gallery, 2 Person Show, Stratford Upon Avon UK
Solo Show: Shifting Brilliances, Jill George Gallery, Toronto Canada
British Art Fair, Jill George Gallery, London UK
RWA Autumn Open, Bristol UK
Mixed Show, Coningsby Gallery, Jill George Gallery, London UK
2017
Critics’ Choice, Tremenhere Sculpture Gardens, Cornwall UK
Solo Show: The Other Side of Silence: new Paintings: Lemon Street Gallery UK
Solo Show: The Explorer: New Paintings: David Simon Contemporary UK
Toronto Art Fair, Jill George Gallery
London Art Fair, Jill George Gallery, London UK
San Francisco Art Fair, Jill George
Coningsby Gallery, mixed Show, Jill George, London UK
Work on Paper, 20/21 Art Fair London UK
RWA Autumn Open, Bristol UK
Moncrieff-Bray Gallery Mixed Show Petworth UK
2016
Solo Show: Terra Lumina: new paintings, Jill George Gallery London
Solo Show: New Paintings, Newlyn Art Gallery UK
Toronto Art Fair, Jill George Gallery
London Art Fair, Jill George Gallery
20/21 Art Fair, London UK
Selected Group Show Moncrieff Bray Gallery, Sussex UK
Tutors fromNewlyn School of Art, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall UK
2015
London Art Fair Jill George Gallery, London UK
Toronto Art Fair Jill George Gallery
20/21art Fair. London. UK
Solo show, Oceanography: New Painting: Lemon Street Gallery, Cornwall: UK
Arboretum, RWA, Bristol “Cloud” Sculpture Installed.
Lost Archive, Falmouth University, Cornwall UK . “Cloud” sculpture installed.
Two Person Show, Jill George Gallery, London UK
Solo Show Perception of Light, Circle Gallery, Cornwall UK
Solo Show, paintings, McCallister Thomas Gallery, London UK
2014
Solo Show, Stupid Beauty: Newlyn Art Gallery
Toronto Art Fair Jill George Gallery
London Art Fair Jill George Gallery, London UK
Solo Show “Cloud” sculptural installation, Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall UK (Platform Project, selected by jury)
2013
Natural Capital: paintings, sculpture and Sound, Millennium Gallery, Cornwall UK
Prizes
National Maritime Museum Arts Award, 2004 bursary
Arts Council Award, 2004/5
NFA Residency, Mallorca, 2016
David Simon Contemporary Arts Award, 2016
‘Prize’ New Ashgate Gallery, London UK
RWA Open, Bristol UK
Mixed Show, Coningsby Gallery, Jill George, London UK