6th – 31st October 2009


Ebb and Flow

Recent Works


Private Views:
Tuesday October 6th, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Thursday October 8th, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Sunday October 11th 12.00 – 3.00pm

Viewing by appointment at other times.

For further information contact Jonathan Ross: Phone 07747 807576
or jross@gallery286.com

Installation views

Michael Ward's CV

Works in public collections
V&A Museum London
British Council
Princeton University USA
Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin
University of Salford UK
London Borough of Barnet

Works in corporate collections
Standard Life Assurance Edinburgh
IBM Germany
Westfalen Bank Germany
Zizzi restaurants UK
ASK restaurants UK
Prezzo restaurants UK
Chimmi Changa restaurants UK

Private collections
USA, UK, Germany, Eire, Greece and Egypt

1998 Arts Council UK Printmaking Project
1986 British Council: Epipeda Gallery Athens

Solo Shows
2009 Gallery 286 London

2008 Mews42 Gallery London

2005 Shoreditch Gallery London

2004 Jenny Granger Gallery Whitstable, UK

2002 Shoreditch Gallery ‘1/2 Sphinx 1/2 Centaur’ London

2001 FIAC Paris
Atlantis Gallery Contemporary Print Show London

1998 Lynne Strover Gallery Cambridge, UK

1997 Penzance Arts Club UK

1993 Hall Gallery ‘Stagestruck’ London

1989 Slaughterhouse Gallery London

1983 Wolverhampton Polytechnic Gallery UK

1981 Chapman Art Gallery, University of Salford UK

1980 Cockpit Theatre London

1976 Barnet Arts Centre London
University of Sheffield UK

Group Shows
2009 Open West Summerfield Gallery, Cheltenham, UK

2004 British Council ‘Z15x30’ touring worldwide

2004 Jenny Granger Gallery Whitstable, UK

2003 Zelda Cheatle Gallery ‘Z15x30’ London
33 Gallery ‘Please Take One’ London
New Inn Gallery London

2002 Corporate Connoisseurs London

2001 ‘Into the Light’ Touring Show, venues include:
Royal Photographic Society Bath, UK
Newlyn Art Gallery Cornwall, UK
Museo Calderon Valladolid, Spain
Calcografia Nacional Madrid
Pamukbank Gallery Istanbul

2000 Contemporary Print Show Barbican, London

1999 Contemporary Print Show Barbican, London

1997 Cambridge Contemporary Art Cambridge, UK
Contemporary Print Show Barbican, London

1996 CCA Galleries Cambridge, UK
Contemporary Print Show Barbican, London

1995 CCA Galleries Cambridge, UK

1994 CCA Galleries Cambridge, UK
Contemporary Print Show Barbican, London

1993 Stavros Mihalarias Fine Art Athens

1992 Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin
The Gallery at John Jones London
Stavros Mihalarias Fine Art Athens

1991 Stavros Mihalarias Fine Art Athens

1990 Taylor Galleries Dublin
Square Gallery Printworks Show London

1989 10th Mini Print International Galleria Taller Fort, Spain

1988 Flaxman Gallery ‘Homage to The Square’ London
Slaughterhouse Gallery London
Square Gallery Open Show London (prize winner)
Stavros Mihalarias Fine Art Athens
Richard DeMarco Gallery ‘Artists’ Day Book’ Edinburgh

1987 Athena Art Awards Barbican, London
Riverside Studios Open Show London
Art Works London
Cornerhouse Gallery Print Show Manchester, UK
Stavros Mihalarias Fine Art Athens
Smiths Galleries ‘Artists’ Day Book’ London
Slaughterhouse Gallery London

1986 Epipeda Gallery ‘3 British Artists’ Athens
Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin
Art Consultancy Düsseldorf
Square Gallery London
Space Open Studios London

1985 Art Consultancy Düsseldorf
Camden Arts Centre Annual Exhibition London
City Artists’ Association London
Space Open Studios London

1984 Art Consultancy Düsseldorf
Tettenhall Gallery Wolverhampton, UK
City Artists’ Association London
Space Open Studios London

1983 Eton Masters 1763-1983 UK

1982 Eton Drawing Schools Gallery UK

1979 Hornsey Library London

1976 Centaur Gallery London

1975 Centaur Gallery London

The substance of my abstract imagery is often based upon a sense of history, familiarity and shadows. The implied scale is ambiguous – microscopic or viewed from space?

The current works include wall reliefs made with routed wood, jig sawn Perspex and mixed media additions. The components of these pieces are inked up and hand printed onto large sheets of paper making monoprints that relate to the construction of the wall piece.

My use of materials involves the juxtaposition of varied textures, manipulation of the surface by scoring and routing and by painting and printmaking techniques.

I enjoy the fact that the beginning of the making of the piece may still be apparent, though veiled, at the conclusion of its construction.

Michael Ward 2009

Since the late seventies Michael Ward has been painting and printmaking.
His involvement in all aspects of printmaking has lead to an Arts Council award for print research, international exhibitions and collaborations with prominent international artists.

From an early experience of scenic painting for Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Michael has continued to make paintings and constructions from his London studio whilst setting up an Etching and Lithography studio in Athens; making large scale works in Berlin and promoting new print making techniques in New York and Istanbul.


Exhibitions at Gallery 286