David Bethell

David Bethell (b.1983) holds a BA in Fine Art from Staffordshire University (2005), a MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins (2016). His work has been exhibited throughout the UK, including solo exhibitions at Wolverhampton Art Gallery (2015) and Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (2017). He was selected to be in World Event Young Artists in Nottingham in 2012 and won the Worcester Open in 2013. He was recently selected by the Charlie Smith Gallery for the Exhibition ‘Young Gods’ in London. Other Group exhibitions include Spheres7 in Paris with Chatterjee and Lal; Poolside Emergency at the Bluecoat Gallery and Artist in the City at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.

Bethell previously founded AirSpace Gallery in 2006 with Andrew Branscombe in Stoke-on-Trent as well leading on Stoke’s first Contemporary Art Biennale in 2006, 2008 and 2010. During this time Bethell worked on developing the arts with the city.

Bethell is currently developing new works with Meadows Arts at Weston Park and Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

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David Bethell lives and works in Staffordshire Moorlands, UK
Represented by Mark Devereux Projects

Education

2016
MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, London, UK
2005
B.A. (hons) Fine Art, Staffordshire University, UK

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, UK, with Meadow Arts
2015
Dr Bird Conquering Clouds, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK
2013
Conquering Clouds, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Weston Park, UK with Meadow Arts
Young Gods, Charlie Smith Gallery, London, UK
Bomb Factory, Archway, London, UK
2016
MA Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London, UK
Temporary Arts Project Space, London, UK
Museum of London, London, UK
2015
Laundry, London, UK
2014
Continua, Paris, France, with Chatterjee and Lal
Artists in the City, AirSpace Gallery & Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Spode, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
2013
Beyond Merely Assembling, Projects: Manchester, Mark Devereux Projects, Manchester, UK
Worcester Open 2013, Worcester Museum & Art Gallery, Worcester, UK
Constant Gardener, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Shadows on the Sun, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK
2012
World Event Young Artists, Nottingham, UK
Rednile Factory Nights, Garden Festival Site, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

Residencies

2013
Wolverhampton Art Gallery (Turning Point West Midlands), Wolverhampton, UK
2012
World Event Young Artists – Park in Progress, Nottingham, UK
2008
Galicia, Xantanza, Spain
2007
Longhouse
2005
Harlech Biennale, UK

Awards and Grants

2014
Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts – Dr Bird Conquering Clouds
2013
Winner, Worcester Open, Worcester, UK
2003
Winner, Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Open, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

Collections

Worcester Museum & Art Gallery
Division of Labour
Various Private Collections