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

Craft Forms - Wayne Art Center - USA.

Make_Shift - Collyer Bristow Gallery - London, UK.

Page 17 - Embroiderers Guild - Touring UK.

Form + Motion - UK Pavilion - British Council & Crafts Council - Cheongju International Craft Biennale  - South Korea

Drawing Open - No Format Gallery - London, UK.

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

Three100 - No Format Gallery - London, UK.

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

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

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


2016

White Show - Clotsworthy House Art Centre - Northern Ireland.

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - Manchester, UK.

Jerwood Drawing Prize - Jerwood Space - London, UK.

Making Space - The 62 Group of Textile Artists - Macclesfield, UK.

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

RCA Secret - The Royal College of Art - London, UK & Dubai, UAE.

Excellence in Fibre - USA

Craft Forms - Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft - Wayne Art Center - USA.


2015

Craft Forms - Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft - Wayne Art Center - USA. 

Cheongju International Craft Biennale - South Korea.

White Show - Flow Gallery - London, UK.  

Mini Textile Exhibition - Kherson, Ukraine.

Meticulous Stitchers - Unit 12 - Stafford, UK.

Craft Forms - Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft - Wayne Art Center - USA.


2014

Microtopia - Kingsgate Gallery - London, UK.

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

Contemporary Craft Open - Unit 12 - Stafford, UK.


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 

Cheongju International Craft Competition - Finalist - 2015

Jurors Award - Craft Forms - Wayne Art Center - 2015

Jerwood Drawing Prize - Finalist - 2011

Embroiderers Guild Scholar - 2006/07


PRESS/PUBLICATIONS

Uppercase Magazine - Making Time - Oct 2017

Wearables Magazine - Inspiration - June 2017

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

Festival of Stuff - Materials Embroidery - Lead artist - Institute of Making - UCL - London - UK - July 2017

Textile Centre - Introduction to Embroidery - Lead artist - Fife - UK - May 2017

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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