ABOUT

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Born in 1971, London UK. Lives and works in Suffolk.

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EDUCATION

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1995-1996  MA Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art, London
1992-1995  BA Fine Art, Winchester School of Art

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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2021  Woolgathering – (works on paper) FransKasl Projects, Eindhoven
2020  New Eyes Every Time – MOSTYN Gallery, Wales, curated by Alfredo Cramerotti
2019  Futures and Pasts – Atlas House, Ipswich
2015  Annalisa Stevens, London
2011  Max Wigram Gallery, London
2009  Max Wigram Gallery, London
2007  Max Wigram Gallery, London

2007  L&M Arts, New York
2006  Max Wigram Gallery, London
2005  The Valley is Broken – Salon 94, New York
2004  Unpeacable Kingdom – MW Projects, London

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 

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2021
American Psycho  –  Volery Gallery, Dubai,  co-curated by Massine Benoukaci
Public Intimacy  –  Confer-Karnac, London, curated by Hayley Lock

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2020
The Collector’s Room  –  JGM Gallery, London, curated by Karen David

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2019
MOSTYN Open 21  –  MOSTYN Gallery, Wales, selected by Alfredo Cramerotti, Hannah Conroy, Katerina Gregos and Jennifer Higgie

Preparing For Darkness, Vol. 3  – Kühlhaus, Berlin, curated by Uwe Goldenstein 

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2018
3-5 Silent Street  –  Ipswich, curated by Adam Thompson

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2016
Collateral Drawing  –  Waterfront Gallery UCS, Ipswich
El dorado  –  Horatio Junior, London

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2015
Tutti Frutti – Turps Banana Gallery, London
Love: The First of the 7 Virtues – Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York

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2014
States of Mind  –  Maison Particulière, Brussels

Summer Salon  –  Lion & Lamb Gallery, London



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2013
The Opinion Makers  –  Lubomirov-Easton, Enclave Gallery, London

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2012
Wonderful - Humboldt, Crocodile & Polke  –  The Olbricht Collection, ME Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany

Paintings - Max Wigram Gallery, London

The Mechanical Hand 25 years of Print making at Paupers Press –  Group show, Kings Place Gallery, London



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2011
Angels and Urchins – 400 Years of Children’s
 Portraits  –  Kunsthalle Krems
, Austria
From the Recent Past: New Acquisitions  –  The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

Memories of the Future  –  The Olbricht Collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris, curated by Wolfgang Schoppmann

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2010

Bigminis – Fetishes of Crisis  –  CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux
, France
Lust of Life and Dance of Death: Works from The Olbricht Collection  –  Kunsthalle Krems , Austria

Karl Fritsch + Takeshi Miyakawa + Richard Wathen – Salon 94 , New York

Dawnbreakers – John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

Passion Fruits - picked from the Olbricht Collection  –  ME Collectors Room, Berlin



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2009
Young/Old Masters  –  Robillant+Voena, London

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2008
Park Avenue  –  Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
Go For It  –  Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen

No End in Sight  –  Galerie Polaris, Paris

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2007

Old School  –  Zwirner & Wirth, New York
Old School  –  Hauser & Wirth, London
Eau Savage Part II  –  Fieldgate Gallery, London

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2006
The Monty Hall Problem –  Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, curated by Slater Bradley

Eau Sauvage  –  Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Lausanne



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2005
Threshold  –  Max Wigram Gallery, London
Silent Stories  –  Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna

New Figuration  –  Christina Wilson Gallery, Copenhagen
Faux Realism  –  Rockwell Gallery, London

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2004

Expander  –  Royal Academy of Arts at 6 Burlington Gardens, London
, curated by Mustafa Hulusi
Year Zero `Vanitas` –  The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland 

She’s Come Undone  –  Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York
, curated by Augusto Arbizo
Britannia Works  –  Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre & Xippas Gallery, Athens
, curated by Katerina Gregos
I, Assassin –  Wallspace gallery, New York

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2003

Godzilla  –  SODA Space, London
Selected Paintings  –  MW Projects, London

The Rocca Pistola Collection  –  New Inn Gallery, London
Flora and Fauna  –  The Beehive, London



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2002

Viva Pablo  –  Bart Wells Institute, London
Guns and Roses – Brick Lane, London, curated by Juan Bolivar

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Critical Faculty  –  Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston

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PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

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Museum of Contemporary Art  –  Los Angeles
The Olbricht Collection  –  Berlin
The Saatchi Gallery  –  London


BIBLIOGRAPHY

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2021
Richard Wathen, New Eyes Every Time  –  DISTANZ, May

2011
Jackie Wullschlager “Critics Choice”  –  Financial Times, 23rd-24th April
Felicity Shaw “Richard Wathen’s Self Portraits”  –  Dazed Digital online, 26th April

2009
Martin Coomer “Richard Wathen”  –  TimeOut London, 2nd-8th April, p.46
Ana Finel Honigman “Richard Wathen”  –  Artforum, March
Neal Brown “Touching Greatness”  –  The First Post, 25th March
David Yu “Weird Wanderings and Wonderings”  –  ARTslant London, 25th March

2007
Freire Barnes “Home Sweet Home”  – bbcCollective online, Issue No. 275, 26th October
Ilaria Porotto “A Laboratory of Research on Youngest Artists”  –  Art Key, pp. 38-39
Matthew Fisher “Matthew Fisher Reviews Old School”    Matthew Fisher Eyes and Ears of the North Blogspot, 14th July
John Goodrich “Gallery-Going: Traditions & Their Uses”  –  The New York Sun, 12th July

2006
Rachel Campbell-Johnson “Old Masters, Young Pretenders”  –  Times2, 8th May, p. 14
Jessica Lack “Preview” – The Guardian Guide London (supplement), 27th May, p. 37
Bill Roberts “Richard Wathen at Max Wigram Gallery”    Saatchi Reviews online, 31st May
Fisun Güner “Threshold”  –  Metro London, 4th August, p. 24
Roberta Smith “Making An Entrance At Any Age”  –  The New York Times, 6th May, pp. 26-27
Helen Sumpter “Faux Realism II”  –  Time Out London, 20th – 27th April, p. 54
Neil Mulholland “Expander”  –  Frieze, Issue 88, January/February, p. 125
Trine Ross “Genbrugsgenre”  –  Kultur, 23rd September, p. 8
Kinga Santus “Nye tendenser I ungt figurativt maleri”  –  Kunstavisen, August, p. 16

2004
Gaynor Aaltonen “A View from Here”  –  The National Trust Magazine, Issue 103, September, p. 59
Jessica Lack “Unpeaceable Kingdom”  –  The Guardian Guide London (supplement), May Hepzibah Anderson, London, May
“Unpeaceable Kingdom”  –  Evening Standard Magazine (supplement), London, May
Martin Coomer “Unpeaceable Kingdom”  –  Time Out London, 26th May – 2nd June, p. 50

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Sally O`Reilly “Selected Paintings”  –  Frieze, Issue 79, November, pp. 105-6

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Fisun Güner “Guns And Roses”  –  Metro London, 10th July, p. 1