Curriculum Vitae - Stuart Pearson Wright


BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art at Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London 1995-1999
Drawing Year at the Prince's Foundation 2002-2003

Group Exhibitions:

Group Show 1993 Brighton Arts Centre
Solo Show 1994 Eastbourne Arts Centre
Royal Academy Summer Show 1998
Hunting Art Prize 1998
BP Portrait Award 1998
Singer and Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour competition 1998
Group Show Thompsons Art Gallery 1999
Hunting Art Prize 1999
Singer and Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour competition 1999
Winsor and Newton Millennium Competition 2000
BP Portrait Award 1999
Hunting Prize 2000
BP Portrait Award 2000
Garrick/Milne Prize 2000
Royal Society of British Painters 2000 at the Mall Gallery
BP Portrait Award 2001
Discerning Eye 2001 at the Mall Gallery
Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2002
The Drawing Year Show, Prince's Foundation, 2003
Hunting Prize 2004
Originals 04, 2004
Being Present, Jerwood Space May-July 2004
Singer and Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour competition 2004
Hunting Prize 2005
Garrick/Milne Prize 2005, Christies, London
2006 Things Standing Still, Browse and Darby Gallery London

Solo Shows

1995 Eastbourne Arts Centre
1999 National Portrait Gallery (as a result of BP Travel Award)
2006 Most People are other People, National Portrait Gallery/ National Theatre
2007 Most People are other People, Hunt museum, Limerick. University of Wales art gallery, Aberystwyth


BP Portrait Award 1998 (Travel Award winner)
Singer and Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour competition 1999 (Third prize)
Winsor and Newton Millennium Competition 2000 (British Finalist)
Grant Award from Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation 2000
Garrick/Milne Prize 2000 (Third Prize)
BP Portrait Award 2001 (First Prize Winner)
2003 Discerning Eye Travel Award winner
(Sri Lanka)
2004 Joseph Webb Commemorative Fund Printmaking Award
2004 University of Wales, Aberystwyth Purchase prize
Singer and Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour competition 2004 (First Prize Winner)
Garrick/Milne Prize 2005, First Prize


Realism and Artifice in Portraiture,
British Museum March 2002
Life after the BP Award, National Portrait Gallery 2003
Contemporary Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery 2005, Westminster School 2006
Cheltenham Literature Festival 2006

Commissions/ Noted Persons depicted in portraits:

Group Portrait of the six past presidents of the British Academy: Sir Tony Wrigley, Lord Randolph Quirke, Sir Anthony Kenney, Sir Kenneth Dover, Sir Keith Thomas and Rev. Owen Chadwick OM
Mike Leigh (Film Director, currently underway)
David Thewlis (Actor)
Charles Saumerez Smith (Director National Gallery, Formerly Director of National Portrait Gallery)
Richard E. Grant (Actor)
Adam Cooper (Ballet Dancer)
John Hurt (Actor)
Terry Gilliam (Film director)
H.R.H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Michael Palin (Actor, Writer, Travel documentary maker)
Terry Jones (Actor, Writer)
Diane Abbott, MP
Christopher Lee (Actor)
The League of Gentlemen: Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith (Actor/Writers) (for BBC books)
J.K.Rowling (novelist)


Aberdeen Art Gallery
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
British Academy
British Museum
Garrick Club, London
Government Art collection, House of Commons
ING Barings Bank, Brussels
National Portrait Gallery
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, U.S.
School of Art Gallery and Museum, Buarth Mawr, Aberystwyth
Singer and Friedlander Bank
Singer and Friedlander PLC

Select Bibliography

A Hogarth for our Times The evening Standard 26.07.99
My Week: Stuart Pearson Wright Independent, The Weekend Review 23.06.01
Picture this Dead Chicken then ponder a fine artistic tradition
The Independent 22.06.01
Academy Study wins 25,000 Portrait Prize The Financial Times 20.06.01
Pick of the Bunch Art Review 01.07.01
Class A Chicken The Daily Telegraph 05.08.99
Youthful exuberance and traditional Values abound at this year's BP Award The Times 20.06.01
All the Canvas is a Stage The Times 12.09.00
The New Face of Painting The Times Magazine 23.06.01
Bravo! Go Hang the Prince of Misery Janet Street-Porter, Independent on Sunday 27.07.03
The new face of Portraiture Financial Times Weekend 07.06.03
Good Likeness? I bloody well hope not says Prince The Daily Telegraph 26.07.03
Royal Flush Prince Philip balks at Portrait The Guardian 25.07.03
In Praise of the Nude: traditionalists challenge modernists to return to age of female sensuality
Independent 10.11.03
Give me Titian, not Tracey
Observer, review section 16.11.03
Gadzooks! Prince Philip is not amused by portrait with a 'great schonk'
Daily Telegraph 30.04.04
Prince Philip arrested after attempting to shoot artist