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Mark Wright is a painter, curator, and academic who studied at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art in London. After graduating from the RCA in 1990, he was a founding member of Cubitt Gallery and Studios in London, where his practice is based. He has exhibited widely throughout the UK and internationally including Rhodes and Mann Gallery and Carter Presents, London and Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York. He has also curated a series of exhibitions focussed upon contemporary issues in painting and its relationship to photography and the digital at  & Model Gallery, Leeds, Pippy Holdsworth Gallery, London, James Freeman Gallery, London and Galeria Cadaques, Spain. His work has been included in recent exhibitions including, Towards Night at the Towner Gallery, Eastbourne and A sketch of the Universe: Art, Science and the influence of D'Arcy Thompson, Edinburgh City Art Centre. He has work in a number of collections including the Wellcome Trust, David Roberts Collection, Dundee Museums Collection and Deutsche Bank. He has taught at a number of Art Schools and Universities, most recently Wimbledon College of Art, Loughborough University, Glasgow School of Art and University of Brighton where he is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Painting.

Research interests

Research interests

Mark Wright                     Curriculum Vitae 




1982-85 Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London

1988-90 Royal College of Art, London



Selected Solo Exhibitions


2013 Unnatural WondersThe D’Arcy Thompson Museum, University of Dundee

2008 Florfinasevenseven Gallery, London

2008 New worksCarter presents, London

2005 Metropole Galleries,The Leas, Folkestone, Kent

2003 i-Level Gallery, London

2000 Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London

1996 Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London

1994 Lannon Gallery, New York

1993 Galeria Alda Cortez, Lisbon

1992 Anderson O’ Day Gallery, London

1991 Winchester Gallery, Hampshire


Selected Group exhibitions

2018   Mark Make Meaning, University of Brighton

2017   Painting, Drawing and the Digital, University of Northampton

2016   Towards NightTowner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

           A sketch of the Universe: Art, Science and the influence of D’Arcy  Thompson.

           D’Arcy Thompson Art Collection, Edinburgh City Art Centre, Edinburgh

          The Discerning EyeMall Galleries, London

          Variations: Stuart MacKenzie and Mark WrightJames Freeman Gallery, London

          Cubitt 25thAnniversary Exhibition, Darbyshire Gallery, London

2015   The Silk, James Freeman Gallery

          Surface to Air, & model gallery, Leeds

          Surface Value, James Freeman Gallery

         ‘Detail’Jan/April Usher Gallery, Lincoln, UK

2014  The Winter Garden,James Freeman Gallery, London

          A glimpse of a great vision, The D’Arcy Thompson Museum, University of Dundee

         Detail’Sept/Oct Transition Gallery, London, UK

          ‘Detail’June/July H Project Space, Bangkok, Thailand

2013  Old Master Dialogues, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London. Curated by Day and Gluckman

         World in a Box:Bittersweet Salon, Margate, Kent, curator Peter Fillingham

          Summer salon show, Lion and Lamb Gallery, London

          Viewfinder, Tim Sheward Projects, Phil Allen, Fiona Banner, Richard Hamilton, Dan Hays,      

         James White and Mark Wright 

         Dirty Pop,& model gallery, Leeds

2012 Mediated Iconography, Pippy Holdsworth Gallery, London

        Minderwertig Gemalde, Galeria Cadaques, Spain

         Viewfinder, Carter Presents, London

        London Local, Gallery Stock Berlin, Berlin

        The Perfect Nude, (touring) Wimbledon College of Art, London, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter,

        Charlie Smith Gallery, London. Curated by Dan Coombs & Phillip Allen. 

2011 Restless NatureCollyer Bristow Gallery, London and Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn,   

        Cornwall. Curated by Lucy Day and Eliza Gluckman

        ‘The Bear Pit’London, group exhibition curated by Jamie Robinson

2010 Detox, Concrete Allotments Projects Gallery, London

        Bright Lights of London PaintingResy Muijsers Contemporary Art,Tilburg NL

        IconsSt Botolph-without Aldgate, London

2008 ‘10’Carter Presents, The Printspace London

         nature:attitudeSamuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany

         Toxic Wasteland, Carter Presents, London

         London Art Fair, sevenseven gallery Islington, London

         Dystopia for All, Carter Presents, London

          A shot in the Dark, Chateau Radvanov, Czech Republic 

         Scope Art Fair, Carter Presents, London

2007 Bringing the outside in, Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester

        B.S.T. (British Summer Time)sevenseven contemporary art, London

         Fastest with the Mostest,Carter and Gallager Present, London

2006 ‘Florfina’sevenseven contemporary art, London

        Kamikaze Blossom,Fieldgate Gallery, London

         ScopeArt Fair, Carter Presents, London

2005 For and From, The Metropole Galleries, The Leas, Folkestone

        Truth and Beauty, Life Science Centre Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

        Marvels of the World, Dunkirk Museum of Fine Arts, Dunkirk, France

        Pencil(a drawing show) Carter Gallery, London

2002 Growth and Form, The Yard Gallery, Wollaton Hall, Nottingham

        The Pfizer Collection, Pfizer Gallery, Tadworth, Surrey

2001 Growth and Form,Two-10 Gallery, Wellcome Trust, London

         Inroads, Museum of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

        Fusion, Inaugural Group Show, Rhodes+Mann Gallery, London

        Surface Tension, Two-person show with Robert Davies, MAC, Birmingham

        The Wreck of Hope,The Nunnery Gallery, London

1999 Near, Museum of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

        Group show,Andrew Grassie, Ashley Elliot, Paul Huxley, Jason & Rhodes Gallery, 

1998 Tech, Galerie eof, Paris, Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London

        Nine Artists, Jason and Rhodes Gallery, London

        Vauxhall Gardens,curated by Peter Fillingham, Norwich Gallery

1997 inside, outside, above, below”Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York

          Double Life, curated by Peter Lewis and Esther Windsor, The Waiting Room,          

         University of Wolverhampton

        On paper,Robert Davies, Andrew Grassie, Mark Wright, Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London

1996 Snuff,Gallery Krista Schubbe, Dusseldorf

        Group show, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York

1995 Points Forward, selected by Paul Huxley, Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London

        The Question of Scale, curated by John Gillet and Rebecca Fortnum, Winchester

         Hampshire, Gosport Museum, Hampshire and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

1994 Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

        Group show, Anderson O’ Day Gallery, London

        The Bridge Show,Lannon Gallery, New York

        An American Passion(Robert and Susan K.Summer Collection of Contemporary 

        British Painting) McLennan Galleries, Glasgow and Royal College of Art, London

1993 Cubitt Artists, The Eagle Gallery, London

        An Undiscovered Country, curated by Charles Hall, Rebecca Hossack Gallery,


1992 Inside a Microcosm, curated by Gareth Jones, Laure Genillard Gallery, London

        Group show, Andrew Bick, Peter Doig, Roger Clarke, The Leather Market Gallery, 


        After Haeckel, Twenty-Four Monotypes, Southampton Art Centre, Southampton

        BruisePainting for the 90’s, Ikon Gallery, Cornerhouse Gallery and Cleveland Art Gallery    

1989 Into the 90’sMall Galleries, London

        John Moores16 Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, London




Visiting Fellow in PaintingWinchester School of Art, 1990-91

Research Fellow in Fine Art PaintingKent Institute of Art & Design, 1998-2001


Professional Bodies


Founding Member of Cubitt Gallery and Studios, London 1991

Chair, Cubitt Gallery and Studios, London 2007-10 & 12-13


Selected Awards


Northern Arts Awards, 1986 &1987

Sir James Knott Scholarship, Royal College of Art, 1989

Boise Travel Award (New York), 1990

British Council Awards, 1994 &1995

Wellcome Trust Commission, 2001

Research Awards 2000, 2003 & 2008 Loughborough University School of the Arts, English and Drama

Research Sabbatical 2007-8 Loughborough University School of the Arts, English and Drama

The Montpellier Chapter Art Collection Commission 2010


Selected Collections 


British Airways

David Roberts Collection

Deutsche Bank

Dorset County Hospital

Dundee Museums Collection

Huc Malla Collection, Catalonia, Spain

Merrill Lynch

Montpellier Chapter Art Collection

Nick Mason Collection 

Pfizers Art Collection

Royal College of Art

Robert and Susan K. Summer, NY

Slade School of Art

Sony International

TI Group Collection

Wellcome Trust Collection

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Research Output 2016 2018

Painting in the Digital Age: Redefining the Medium's Relationship to its History, Materiality, and Ideas of the Temporal

Wright, J., 1 Sep 2018, Painting Digital Photography: Synthesis and Difference in the Age of Media Equivalence. Robinson, C. (ed.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 229-250 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

Digital Age

A Reconsideration of Painting as a Material-based Practice within Contemporary Art: And the Value of Skills, Techniques and Materials in Teaching Painting

Wright, J. & MacKenzie, S., 27 Apr 2016, Teaching Painting: How Can Painting Be Taught in Art Schools?. Hartshorne, I., Moloney, D. & Quaife, M. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Black Dog Publishing, p. 83-88 6 p.

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Fine Arts