Richard McVetis Richard McVetis

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EDUCATION

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

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


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

Richard McVetis: Shaped by Time - Crafts Study Centre - Farnham - UK


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize - Bournemouth, UK

Inspired - Ruup & Form - Collect International Art Fair - London, UK

2023

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize - London, UK

Threads: 'Breathing stories into materials' - Arnolfini - Bristol, UK

House Guests - David Parr House - Cambridge

Elemental Lines - Cavaliero Finn - Ballroom Arts - Aldeburgh, UK

In Quest for Harmony - Ruup & Form - Collect International Art Fair - London, UK

Into the Night - Cavaliero Finn - London Art Fair - UK

2022

Sixty Drawings + Ten - The Whitaker - Manchester - UK 

Conversations - The 62 Group - St Barbes Museum & Art Gallery - Lymington - UK

Essence - The 62 Group - London & Harrogate - UK

2021

Definitions of Drawing - Sunny Bank Mills - Leeds UK 

Connected Cloth - The British Textile Biennial - The Whitaker - UK

Monochrome - Ruthin Craft Centre - Wales - UK


2020

Of Time and Place - Living Object - London - UK

25 Years - Danielle Arnaud Gallery - London - UK

Ten - Unit Twelve - Stafford, UK.

2019

RE-NEW - Kettles Yard - Cambridge, UK

David Gates: In Dialogue - Make Hauser & Wirth - Somerset, UK

COS - Series IV - Coal Drops Yard - London, UK

Construct - The 62 Group - Sunny Bank Mills - Leeds, UK

The Future of Craft  - London, UK

Crafting New Perspectives - Culturesphere - Gmund Büttenpapierfabrik - Germany

Future Icons - London Art Fair - UK.

Retail Space - Seventeen Galley - London, UK.


2018

Loewe Craft Prize - The Design Museum - London, UK.

Stitch - Daniel Raphael - London, UK.

Is It Useful? - Unit Twelve - Stafford, UK.

Monochrome - Bluecoat Display Centre - Liverpool, UK.

5x10 - Rolfe Judd Architects - London, UK.

The Uppermost Layer - Jaggedart - London, UK


2017

Craft Forms - Wayne Art Center - USA.

Make_Shift - Collyer Bristow Gallery - London, 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.

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.

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.

Excellence in Fibre - USA


2015

Craft Forms  - Wayne Art Center - USA. 

Cheongju International Craft Biennale - South Korea.

White Show - Flow Gallery - London, UK.  

Craft Forms - Wayne Art Center - USA.


2014

Microtopia - Kingsgate Gallery - London, UK.

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


2011

Jerwood Drawing Prize - Jerwood Space - London, UK

2007

Mixtacity - Nigel Coates - Tate Modern - London, UK


AWARDS

Resident Artist - Make Hauser & Wirth - Braemar, Scotland - Spring 2024

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize - Finalist - 2023

Evelyn Williams Drawing Award - Short Listed Artist - 2023

Cockpit Textile Prize - 2023

Resident Artist - Xenia Creative Retreat - Hampshire, UK - 2023

The Cockpit Arts / Newby Trust Craft Excellence Awards 2019

Loewe Craft Prize - Finalist - 2018

Arts Council England 

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


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Huddersfield Art Gallery - Acquired through the Contemporary Art Society - Omega Fund - January 2022


TALKS

Textile + Place Conference - Talk and panel discussion - Manchester Metropolitan University, UK - 2023

Unravelling Threads - Panel discussion with curators Gemma Brace & Alice Kettle - Arnolfini, Bristol - 2023

Sew Inclusive: Male & Non Binary Artists in Conversation - Woven Textile Festival - Huddersfield, UK - 2023

Radical Acts Symposium - Panel discussion with Natalie Melton - Harewood House - July 2022

Material Lives - Artefact - Panel discussion with Grant Gibson - London - 2022

Definitions of Drawing - Panel discussion with curator Courtney Spencer - Leeds - October - 2021

The Potential of Stitch - The Textile Society - October 2021

The Skill of Narrative & Stitched Textiles - Key note - Fashion & Textiles Museum - London - Jan 2021

Possibilities of Fibre Art - Organised by Tai Ping & chaired by Grant Gibson - London - March 2020

Textile Artists in Conversation - Raystitch - London - May 2019

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

Inspiring the Future - Various Locations - March 2016 to present


LISTEN

Unravelling Threads - Panel discussion with curators Gemma Brace & Alice Kettle - Arnolfini, Bristol - 2023

Material Matters with Grant Gibson - May 2022

Making Meaning - Ruth Singer Podcast - July 2021

Pursuit of Beauty, In Stitches - Presented by Amber Butchart - BBC Radio 4 - November 2018

Rial Talk - Materials Podcast by Anna Ploszajski - August 2018


PUBLICATIONS

Record, Map and Capture in Textile Art - Batsford - 2022

Textile Travels - Batsford - October 2020

Thread Contemporary Embroidered Art - Thames & Hudson - November 2019

De Fil en Aiguille - Embroidery Art - Publication by Pyramyd Editions  - November 2018

Dimensional Cloth - Andra Standton - August 2018

Textile Landscapes - Cas Holmes

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


COMMISSIONS / PROJECTS 

Crafts Council x Toast - Renewal - April 2021

Store Store x Barbican - October 2020

ReDesign Business - Virtual Festival - Workshop - September 2020

Late at Tate Britain - Tate Collective - August 2020

Institute of Making - UCL - London, UK - 2018 / 2020

Mulberry - Take Root Branch Out  - May 2020

COS  - November 2019

Toast - Re NEW - October 2019

Cheltenham Science Festival - June 2019

Rolfe Judd Architect - October 2018

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


PRESS

Hole & Corner - In conversation - October - 2023

Muji - Craft your comfort - Artist Profile - October 2023

Financial Times - Contemporary Embroidery - August 2023

Spectator - Threads: Arnolfini - August 2023

Sixtysix Magazine - 13 Textile Artists Pushing the Medium Forward - July 2023

See Sew - Brother Japan - February 2023

Crafts Magazine - Cotton Artist Spotlight - October 2022

Embroidery - Review of solo exhibition - April 2022

A Stitch in Time - Oliver Spencer in conversation with Richard McVetis - April 2022

Textile artists: the pioneers of a new material world - Harriet Llyod-Smith for Wallpaper* - March 2022 

Labour of Love - Interview by Craig Mclean for Hole & Corner - January 2022

Toast Magazine - Reviving and Reinventing - May 2021

Tatter Journal - The Vastness of Minutia - May 2021

Embroidery - My Space - March / April 2020

Turnball & Asser - Off the Cuff - September 2020

Interview - Jamie Chalmers (Mr X Stitch) - July 2020

Textile Curator - June 2020

TOAST x Kettles Yard - November 2019

TOAST Magazine - RE-NEW at Kettles Yard - October 2019

Korean Craft + Design Foundation - Special Feature - July 2019

Evening Standard - Gallery Walls - March 2019

Wilma Journal - December Distilled - December 2018

Textile Artist - From Concept to Creation - Nov 2017

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

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

Crafts Magazine - July/August 2005

Embroidery Magazine - 2005/06


MEMBER

The Art Workers Guild 

The 62 Group of Textile Artists


TEACHING 

Tutor (Research) Textiles - The Royal College of Art 

Tutor - West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

Guest Lecturer - Chelsea College of Art and Design - Graduate Diploma - Textiles 

University for the Creative Arts - MA Textiles

Raystitch  -  2012 to present

Arts Emergency - Mentor - 2023

New Designers - Mentor - 2021/23





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