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Richard William Wheater

1978 Born in Wakefield, England
Lives and works in Yorkshire, England

2003-04 University Of Sunderland, England
2000 Alfred University, NY, America
1998-01 Edinburgh College Of Art, Scotland

2010 Wingate Scholarship
2009 Nominated for Northern Art Prize 2009
2008 Arts Council England project grant for ‘Them And Us’.
2008 Oppenheim – John Downes Memorial Trust 2008 Crafts Council Development Award
2004 Arts Council England travel grant to study advanced neon in New York.
2003 Arts Council Scotland grant to attend sculpture course by
Karren Willenbrink-Johnsen. Lybster, Scotland
2001 ECA Student Scholarship to attend advanced
Sculpture class with Anthony Corredetti, Seattle, America

Solo Projects/Exhibitions
2014 Northern Lights. Reyjavik Association of Sculptors, Iceland 2012 Them and Us/Land to Sea, Bournemouth, England
2012 Burning Fat, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, England
2011 I'm Electric You're Electric, Manchester Craft And Design Centre, England
2010 Neon Lights. Platform Projects, SITE Gallery, Sheffield, England
2009 Disappearing Paths. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, England
2009 New Work In Neon. Taschen store, London, England
2009 Them And Us. Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax England
2008 Adapt! Durkar Chapel, Wakefield, England
2007 Mini Power Stations. NGC, Sunderland. England
2007 Burning Fat. Eden Project, Cornwall, England
2006 Bird Factory 1,2 and 3. Yorko Gallery, Harrogate, England
2006 Creatures Inherit The Party. Dean Castle, Kilmarnock, Scotland
2005 Green Rings. Glen Moy, Angus, Scotland
2005 Running With Llight To The Source. Edinburgh, Scotland
2003 The Rise Of Natures Parade. Sunderland, England

Group Projects/Exhibitions
2015 Nude not Naked, Hawkeye Crates, Brooklyn, New York
2015 Clarity, National Glass Centre. Sunderland
2012/13 NEON, Ebeltoft, Denmark
2012 What am I? (with Julia Bickerstaff), Paris, France
2011/12 12 MONTHS OF NEON LOVE (with Victoria Lucas), Wakefield, England
2011 Breathtaking Crafts Council national touring exhibition
2010 Neon Jul, S12 Gallery, Bergen, Norway
2010 Jerwood Contemporary Makers, Jerwood Space, London
2008 European Glass Biennale, Bornholm, Denmark
2007 The London Group, Menier Gallery, London, England
2006 British Glass Bienalle, West Midlands, England
2005 Aurora Projects. Edinburgh, Scotland

2012 The Clockworks, London, Engalnd
2008 Grønbechs Gård, Bornholm, Denmark
2008 Durkar Chapel Studio, Wakefield, England
2007 The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, Scotland
2005 Linda Barker (designer), London, England

Selected Publications
2012 'Broken', interview, Jane Faram, Article Magazine, April
2012 'Light Art Light', article and interview, Pete Brewis, Mondo Arc Magazine, March
2010 Them and Us, Richard William Wheater, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, ISBN 9781871480764
2010 ‘King Of Neon’ featured interview, Geraldine Rudge, Crafts Council, Jan/February
2009 Them And Us, The Big Picture feature, a-n Magazine, March
2009 ‘Let There Be Light’ featured article, Jo Haywood, Yorkshire Life Magazine, February
2008 Featured in article; European Glass Context, No.19 kunstuff, Denmark, September
2007 Featured artist, Domanic Fonde, Slash Magazine, New York, September

2012 12 MONTHS OF NEON LOVE, Victoria Lucas/Richard William Wheater, ISBN: 978-0-9573577-0-9
2010 Them And Us, Richard William Wheater, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, ISBN: 978-1-871480-76-4