Drawing Projects UK is delighted to present a solo exhibition of drawings by Gary Lawrence. Join us for the preview of the exhibition on Saturday 13 August from 2pm to 4pm and meet the artist. Please register here for free admission to this event.
The exhibition includes several large drawings by Gary Lawrence, and as his first solo exhibition since 2013, provides a unique opportunity to see a series of his distinctive drawings together.
Gary Lawrence received the First Prize in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 for his drawing, Ye Olde Keyhole Surgery, 2020 (detail of work featured). We were delighted to produce a short film of Gary in his studio earlier this year, supported by Arts Council England, which you can see on our YouTube channel.
Gary Lawrence (b.1959 Essex) studied at Braintree College (1976-78), BA Fine Art at Portsmouth Polytechnic (1978-81), MA Fine Art at Eastern Illinois University USA (1981-82), MFA Fine Art at Southern Illinois University USA (1990-92). Selected group shows include: Trinity Buoy Drawing Prize 2021, London & tour; Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018, London & tour; John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 2017; BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London 2016 & 1984; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015; Lynn Painter Stainers Prize, London 2010-14; Eastern Open, Kings Lynn 2011/13/15/17; Jerwood Drawing Prize London & tour 2012, Discerning Eye Mall Galleries London 1999 & 2006 Kettles Yard Open, Cambridge 2002; Hunting Art Prize, Royal College of Art, London 1997; Pacesetters Peterborough Museum 1984 & 1986; Camden Annual London 1985; Cleveland Drawing Biennale 1974/75. Solo Exhibitions include: Beecroft Gallery Southend, 2013; Christopher Stokes Gallery, Chicago, 1996; Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, 1991. Recent awards include: Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 First Prize; Trinity Buoy Drawing Prize 2018 Second Prize, John Moores Visitor Choice Award 2011/17, Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 First Prize, Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011 First Prize, Pollock-Krasner Foundation New York Major Award. Gary lives and works in Essex.
Photo: Benjamin Jones / Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Project