Richard McVetis Richard McVetis

CV

EDUCATION

MA Constructed Textiles - The Royal College of Art - 2006 > 08

BA (HONS) Embroidery - Manchester Metropolitan University - 2002 > 05


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

Cheongju International Craft Biennale - British Pavilion - Crafts Council - South Korea,  September - October

Drawing Open - No Format Gallery - London, UK - June

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival - Crafts Council - Picture House Central - London, UK - May

Three100 - No Format Gallery - London, UK - April

Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects - Crafts Council - Saatchi Gallery - London, UK - February

Jerwood Drawing Prize - Turnpike Art Centre - Leigh & The Gallery - Poole,  UK - January & April

The Thread Unraveled - V.M. Gallery - Karachi, Pakistan - January


2016

White Show - Clotsworthy House Art Centre - Northern Ireland - November > December 

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - Manchester, UK - October

Jerwood Drawing Prize - Jerwood Space - London, UK - September > October 

Making Space - The 62 Group of Textile Artists - Macclesfield, UK - June > September

Hand / Work - Bílskúrsgallerý - Icelandic Textile Center - Blönduós, Iceland - April

RCA Secret - The Royal College of Art - London, UK & Dubai, UAE - March > April

Excellence in Fibre - USA

Craft Forms - Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft - Wayne Art Center - USA, January


2015

Craft Forms - Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft - Wayne Art Center - USA, December 

Cheongju International Craft Biennale - South Korea,  September - October

White Show - Flow Gallery - London, UK, October - March  

Mini Textile Exhibition - Kherson, Ukraine, June

Meticulous Stitchers - Unit 12 - Stafford, UK, June - August

Craft Forms - Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft - Wayne Art Center - USA, January


2014

Microtopia - Kingsgate Gallery - London, UK, Dec

The Geometrics - Slow Textiles Group Show - Textiles Hub London, UK, July

Contemporary Craft Open - Unit 12 - Stafford, UK, January


2013

Pinpoint - One Church Street Gallery - Great Missenden, UK


2012

Textiles – Aiguille en Fete - Group show - Paris, France

Jerwood Drawing Prize, Burton Art Gallery, Devon; Lanchester Gallery, Coventry; Bay Art Gallery, Cardiff


2011

Jerwood Drawing Prize - Jerwood Space - London, UK

Fibremen - Group show - Kherson, Ukraine


2008

Men Only - Group Show - The Beetroot Gallery - Derby, UK


2007

Global cities - Mini Project with Nigel Coates ‘mixacity’ - Tate Modern - London, UK


2006

Knitting & Stitching Show - Touring - UK

Art of the Stitch - Touring - UK


AWARDS

Arts Council England - Grants for the Arts funding for Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects project  - 2016

Collect Open - Crafts Council - Selected Artist - 2017

Jerwood Drawing Prize - Finalist - 2016

West Dean Tapestry Commission - Long listed Artist - 2016

Resident Artist - Textilsetur Islands - Blonduos - Iceland 2016  

Jurors Award - Craft Forms - Wayne Art Center - 2015

Jerwood Drawing Prize - Finalist - 2011

Embroiderers Guild Scholar - 2006/07


PRESS/PUBLICATIONS

Embroidery Magazine - Making Time - May/ June 2017

Textile Artist - Creating texture and pattern with Stitch - April 2017

Crafts Magazine - Collect Guide - Open to ideas by Imogen Greenhalgh - Feb 2017

House & Garden - Preview the talent at Collect - Jan 2017

Cloth Sculpture - Andra Fischgrund Stanton - 2017

Inspirations Magazine - Issue 91 - Sept 2016

Embroidery Magazine - Sept/Oct 2016

UK Handmade Magazine - Interview with Zoe Gilbertson - Sept 2016

Stitch Journal - Rendering with needle a thread - Aug 2016

Booooooom - Art Blog - 2016

Excellence in Fibers -  Fiber Arts Now  2015

House & Garden - Buying Art Dec 2015

Inspirational - Nov 2015

Embroidery Magazine - Nov/Dec 2015

Flow Gallery - Interview - Sept 2015

Hand Stitch Perspectives - Alice Kettle & Jane McKeating - Bloomsbury Press 2012

Crafts Magazine - July/August 2005

Embroidery Magazine - 2005/06


MEMBER

The 62 Group of Textile Artists

Crafts Council Directory

Textiles Hub London


TALKS, WORKSHOPS & PROJECTS

Hope & Elvis - Introduction to Embroidery - Lead artist - Nottinghamshire, UK. March 2017

Crafts Council - Home and Abroad - Panel discussion - Collect - Saatchi Gallery, London, UK. Jan 2017

Design Crafts Degree - De Montfort University - Talk - Leicester, UK. Jan 2017

The Big Draw - Jerwood Visual Arts - Jerwood Space - Lead artist - London, UK. Oct 2016

Inspiring the Future - Talk - London, UK. March 2016 & 2017

Raystitch Sewing School - Artist lead & workshops - London, UK. 2012 - Present

Embroiderers Guild - Talks & Workshops - Various Locations. 2006 - Present

Stitching up Oxford Rd - Workshop leader & assistant to Artist Lynn Setterington - Manchester, UK. 2005

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