Michael Corkrey

Michael Corkrey

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Since first arriving in London to begin the Royal Academy Schools Post-Diploma in Painting in 1986, Michael Corkrey’s work has been widely exhibited and collected in Britain, Europe, North America and beyond.

Always very firmly a representational painter, over his career he has worked in a number of different genres. As a portraitist, he has painted a wide variety of sitters and has received numerous private and corporate commissions. As a painter of figures/nudes set in studio interiors, he was granted an Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Award in 1990 and won First Prize in the Hunting Art Prizes competition in 1994. For many years, he exhibited his large-scale seascapes through the former Sarah Myerscough Gallery in Mayfair.

Based back in his London studio, more recently he has produced a number of panoramic, densely detailed compositions based on forest scenes, alongside a related series of more intimate scale still-life works.

Art Education
1986-89 Royal Academy Schools
1982-85 Leeds Polytechnic
1981-82 Bedford College of Higher Education

Solo Exhibitions
2013 ‘Wave Breaking Over Rock’, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2010 Retrospective Show, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2010 ‘The Art of the Sea’, Colebrooke Bosson & Saunders, London
2008 ‘Sea-Change’, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2007 ‘New Seascapes’, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2006 ‘Undertow’, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2004 ‘Seascapes’, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Circle Winter Group Show, Circle Contemporary, Cornwall
2017 Circle Contemporary, Cornwall
2015 MK Calling, Milton Keynes Gallery
2014 Porthmeor Open Studios, St Ives September Festival
2014 Rarity Gallery Summer Show, Mykonos, Greece
2013 Porthmeor Open Studios, St Ives September Festival
2013 Paris Art Fair, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2013 London Art Fair, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2012 20/21 British Art Fair, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2012 London Art Fair, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2011 20/21 British Art Fair, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2011 ‘Fraternise-The Salon’, Beaconsfield, London
2011 London Art Fair, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2010 20/21 British Art Fair, London, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2010 Affordable Art Fair New York, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2010 Affordable Art Fair London, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2010 London Art Fair 2010, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2009 20/21 British Art Fair, London, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2009 ‘New Realities‘, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2009 London Art Fair 2009, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2008 Christmas Show, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2008 Toronto International Art Fair, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2008 London Art Fair 2008, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2007 Ten British Artists, Chelsea Art Gallery, Palo Alto, U.S.A.
2007 London Art Fair 2007, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2007 Toronto International Art Fair, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2007 ‘Equinox’ Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2006 London Art Fair 2006, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2006 Toronto International Art Fair, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2005 London Art Fair 2005, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2004 ‘Intimacy’, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2004 Art London, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London Continued…….
2004 London Art Fair 2004, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2003 ‘Miniatures’, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2003 Art London, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2003 London Art Fair 2003, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2002 ‘Wall to Wall’, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2002 ‘Waterline’, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2002 ‘To be Continued…’, gf2, London
2002 Group Show, gf2, London
2002 London Art Fair 2002, gf2, London
2001 ‘Line Up’, gf2, London
2001 S.O.A.P. Artists, Gallery Fine, London
1999 Hunting Art Prizes Exhibition, London
1997 ‘Summer Show’, Offer Waterman, London
1997 Hunting Art Prizes Exhibition, London
1996 ‘Figure it Out’, Harrogate Art Gallery
1996 Hunting Art Prizes Exhibition, London
1995 Hunting Art Prizes Exhibition, London
1994 Hunting Art Prizes Exhibition, London
1993 ‘Five’, Atlantis Art Gallery, London
1993 British Art Fair, London
1993 Hunting/Observer Art Prizes Exhibition, London
1992 ‘Portrait Painters’, Wyndham Fine Art, London
1992 BP Portrait Award Exhibition, London
1991 ‘Artists of Today and Tomorrow’, New Grafton Gallery, London
1991 BP Portrait Award Exhibition, London
1991 ‘Summer Show’, Offer Waterman, London
1990 ‘Three Young Painters’, New Grafton Gallery, London
1990 BP Portrait Award Exhibition, London
1989 Group Show, Duncalfe Galleries, Harrogate
1989 Group Show, Cadogan Gallery, London
1989 John Player Portrait Award Exhibition, London
1988 Winsor & Newton Young Artist Exhibition, London
1987 John Player Portrait Award Exhibition, London
1986 John Player Portrait Exhibition, London

Awards

1994 First Prize, Hunting Art Prizes
1993 Most Popular Painting Prize, Hunting Art Prizes
1990 Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Award
1989 De Segonzac Travelling Scholarship
1988 Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers’ Award
1987 Henfield Award

Publications
Who's Who In Art, Morven Press
Debrett's 'People of Today'

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