Gareth Cadwallader

Gareth Cadwallader (b. 1979, Swindon, UK) is a miniaturist painter of Realist portals: banal and familiar scenes that exist outside of specific space and time, held at a point of electric tension by neurotically rigorous formal consideration. Cadwallader studied at the Royal College of Art and Slade School of Fine Art, London, and Hunter College, New York. He held his first solo show at Josh Lilley — the largest grouping of new work in seven years — in January 2019.

Gareth Cadwallader lives and works in London.

Education

2010, MA, Painting, Royal Collage of Art, London
2004, BA, Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, London
2003, Hunter College of Art, New York
2000, Btec Foundation Studies in Art and Design, Gloscol, Gloucestershire

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Half-Lowered Eyelids, Josh Lilley, London

2013
Crashed Cyclist, London Art Fair Art Projects

2011
II, Hannah Barry Gallery, London

2008
Tobias and the Angel, Hannah Barry Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions

2021
Mixing it Up: Painting Today, Hayward Gallery, London (forthcoming)
Tasting Menu, Barns Art Center, Easy FIshkill, NY (forthcoming)
Particularities, X Museum, Beijing (forthcoming)
and I will wear you in my heart of heart, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
Time Takes a Cigarette, Josh Lilley, London

2020
Transparent Things, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London
Habitual, Castor Projects, London
Slow Painting , Hayward Gallery Touring Show, The Levinsky Gallery, The Arts Institute - University of Plymouth, Playmouth
Slow Painting , Hayward Gallery Touring Show, The Edge, University of Bath and Bath Spa School of Art and Design, Bath
Slow Painting , Hayward Gallery Touring Show, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Thurso Art Gallery, Inverness

2019
Slow Painting , Hayward Gallery Touring Show, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
Stains on a Decade, Josh Lilley, London

2018
John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

2017
Mingled Spaces, Lychee One, London
Celeste Art Prize, Bargehouse, London
Exceter Contemporary Open, The Phoenix, Exeter, London (winner - Audience Award)
A New Kitchen Sink, Josh Lilley, London
The Diamond Sea, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Nightwood, Vectuer, Charleroi

2016
Corvi-Mora / Greengrassi, Corvi Mora / Greengrassi (collaboration), London
Summer Mix, Turps Gallery, London
Glorious Abandon, Dynamite Projects, London
Chroma: Blue Issue, Safehouse 2, London
What We All Lack, Hannah Barry Gallery, London

2015
Dead, A Celebration of Mortality, Saatchi Gallery, London
Borderlands, Abus 3, Northampton

2014
Group Show, Choi & Lager Galerie, Cologne

2012
The Perfect Place to Grow: 175 Years of the Royal College of Art, Royal College of Art, London

2011
Graham Little, Samuel Fouracre, Gareth Cadwallader, Take Courage Gallery, London

2010
Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London
Anticipation, Selfridges, London
Royal College of Art Degree Show, London

2009
Royal College of Art Interim Show, London
The Peckham Pavillion, Venice Bienalle, Venice
Wunderbar, Gallerie Kollaborativ, Berlin
The Center of the Universe, James Taylor Gallery, London
Friends of the Divided Mind, The Center of the Universe, London

2008
Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London
Death, Takecourage Gallery, London
Why We Are Ourselves, W.S. Bartlett, London

2007
!WOWOW! at The Event, Curzon Street Station, Birmingham
Ruhe Bewahren, Tacheles, Berlin
Why We Are Ourselves, W.S. Bartlett, London
Experiments with Figuration, Lyndhurst Way, London

2006
Fuck Dance Let’s Art, Hoxton Distillery, London
Rising Tendencies Toward the United States of Mind, The !WOWOW ! Space, London
10 Rooms and a Sculpture Garden, Lyndhurst Way, London

2005
Optimism as Cultural Rebellion, The !WOWOW!, Area 10, London

2004
SpectacularSpectacular, The !WOWOW!, The Co Op Building, London
A Home for Lost Ideas, Gallerie General Public, Berlin

CV

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Veg Patch by Gareth Cadwallader, 2021
Milk by Gareth Cadwallader, 2017
Egg by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Smoker (Jesus in the House of Mary and Martha) by Gareth Cadwallader, 2019
Coffee by Gareth Cadwallader, 2019
Shunga Tea Time (After Kuniyoshi) by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Trees by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
View from The Sailor Girl IV by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Too Many Oranges (A Maid Asleep)  by Gareth Cadwallader, 2019
The Geographer (Nanny Hawkins) by Gareth Cadwallader, 2019
Blue Plastic Bag by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Unswept Floor (After Sosus of Pergamon) by Gareth Cadwallader, 2019
Cantaloupes by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Installation View: Half-Lowered Eyelids by Gareth Cadwallader, 2019
Installation View: Half-Lowered Eyelids by Gareth Cadwallader, 2019
Sailor Girl II by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Gate (for Oliver Winchester) by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Landscape by Gareth Cadwallader, 2017
Bed by Gareth Cadwallader, 2017
Redcurrant by Gareth Cadwallader, 2017
View from the Sailor Girl III by Gareth Cadwallader, 2017
Sculpture by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Orange Juice by Gareth Cadwallader, 2015
Pile of Oranges by Gareth Cadwallader, 2017
View from the Sailor Girl I by Gareth Cadwallader, 2016

Exhibitions

Time Takes a Cigarette at Josh Lilley, presenting Brandi Twilley, Celeste Rapone, Gareth Cadwallader, Genesis Belanger, Harold Mendez, Ian Davis, Kathleen Ryan, Oska Gutheil, Peter Shire, Rachel Maclean, Sarah Pichlkostner, Tau Lewis, Vicky Wright & Victor Seaward

Time Takes a Cigarette

Group Show

Stains on a Decade at Josh Lilley, presenting Tom Anholt, Brian Bress, Peter Linde Busk, Gareth Cadwallader, Sarah Dwyer, Derek Fordjour, Nick Goss, Nicholas Hatfull, Christof Mascher, Rebecca Nassauer, Sarah Pichlkostner, Benedetto Pietromarchi, Belén Rodríguez González , Kathleen Ryan, Analia Saban, Vicky Wright, Ryan Mosley, Celeste Rapone, Hurvin Anderson, Jack Burton, Ian Davis, Svenja Deininger, Holly Hendry, John Houck, Aliza Nisenbaum, Conrad Shawcross, Leon Kossoff, Tal R, Paula Rego, Euan Uglow & Kaari Upson

Stains on a Decade

Group Show

Half-Lowered Eyelids at Josh Lilley, presenting Gareth Cadwallader

Half-Lowered Eyelids

Solo Show