Alan Salisbury
Curriculum Vitae
Preston, Lancashire

1967-1970 Dip A.D (Fine Art), Liverpool College of Art
1970-1973 M.A (R.C.A.) Painting, Royal College of Art
1973-1974 A.T.C. Cardiff College of Art
2010 – R.C.A (Royal Cambrian Academy)

Principal Lecturer University of Glamorgan. 1974 – 2003
Visual Artist 2003

Memberships and Organisations
1998 Elected Member of Welsh Group.
Elected member Welsh Group Steering Committee 2000 – present
2012 -2015 Chairman Welsh Group
V.O.G.A. (Hon Member Vale of Glamorgan Artists).
2010 Elected member of The Royal Cambrian Academy
2017 Elected Vice-Chair Contemporary Arts Society for Wales

Exhibitions (One Person)
1979 St Donats Arts Centre
1983 Chapter Arts Centre.
1988 Hillcourt Gallery, Abergavenny.
1991 ‘Moving Pictures’, Newport & Cardiff.
1992 Llantarnham Grange Arts Centre
1996 Further Educational Centre for Vocational Institutes and Administration,
A.K.-K.K.. Tampere, Finland.
1999 Washington Gallery, Penarth
2000 Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd
2001 Cafe Bravo, Cardiff
2004 Adam Gallery, Penarth
2007 ‘Transcription and Appropriation’ Oriel Y Bont Gallery, University of Glamorgan
2008 Joint One Person Show at the Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff.
2009 Joint One Person Show Alan Salisbury & Steve West. Bay Arts Cardiff
2010 ‘Altered Images’ Duckett and Jeffries Gallery. Malton N. Yorkshire.
2011 Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff. June 16th to July 10th
2011 ‘Things are not what they seem’ Alan Salisbury & Neil Chard. Rhondda Heritage Centre (Sept/Oct)
2012 ‘ Revisiting Traditions’ Oriel Gallery, Theatr Clywd’, Mold. March 10th to April 21st
2012 ‘Y Galeri’ Caerphilly Profile artist October 9th to November 10th
2012 Glasbury Arts Festival, Glasbury, Powys. 4th – 6th November.
2014 Kooywood Gallery Cardiff Oct 9th to Nov 1st
2015 Art Central Gallery, Barry, November 7th – January 2nd
2016 Oriel/Y Bont Gallery, University of South Wales. February 25th – April 25th
2016 Royal Cambrian Academy Gallery. Conwy May 14th – June 11th
2016 Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, September 23rd – November 5th
2017 The Sennedd. Cardiff. ‘Journeys’ with Heather Eastes and Gustavious Payne. April 2nd – April 20th
2018 Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff. ‘Best Bits and Borders’ November 8th – December 1st.
2020 Redhouse Gallery Merthyr Tydfil. ‘Still Life Past and Present’ Feb 28th – March 26th

Exhibitions (Selected)
1969 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
1972 The Mall Gallery (Stowells Competition), London.
1973 Victoria & Albert Museum (R.C.A.), London.
1979 ‘Final Proof’ Welsh Arts Council Touring Exhibition.
1983 ‘The New Look in British Portraiture’ (Prizewinner) National Portrait Gallery, London.
1986/89/91/92/97. ‘Laings National Landscape Competition’ The Mall Galleries, London.
1988 ‘Royal Watercolour Society National Open’, Bankside Galleries, London.
1989 ‘Singer Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Bankside Galleries, London.
1993 ‘St Davids Hall 10th Anniversary Open’ St Davids Hall, Cardiff.
1997 ‘Essence of Wales’ St Davids Hall, Cardiff.
2002 ‘Contemporary Arts Society Wales Purchase Exhibition’ Y Bont/The Bridge Gallery University of Glamorgan
2003/5/7 ‘Welsh Artist of the Year’ St Davids Hall, Cardiff
2005 John Moores University ‘Liverpool School of Art ‘Alumni’ Open Competition. University of Liverpool (Joint First Prizewinner)
2006 Welsh Portrait Award (Selected Finalist)
2005 Singer/Friedlander/ Sunday Times Watercolour Competition (Selected Finalist)
2006 ‘One Love: The Football Art Prize” The Lowry Manchester (Selected Finalist)
2006 ‘The Painted Pot’ Newport Museum and Art Gallery
2008 ‘Wales Portrait Award 2 (First Prizewinner)
2008/9 Lynn Painter/Stainer Prize (Selected Finalist)
2008 Represented by I-MYU Projects (London) at The Art Fair Deagu, Korea
2010 ‘Englands Glory’ JHW Fine Art. Gallery 27 Cork St, London
2010 ‘Face Value’ Newport Museum and Art Gallery
2011 ‘The Quality of Things’ Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery Bangor July 30th to October 29th
2012 BP Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery London June 20th Sept. 23rd
2012 ‘Open Books: Sixteen Artists and the Chinese Folding Book’ National Library of Wales July 1st to Sept 22nd (Now touring to China, Hong Kong and Australia)
2013 Oct 26th to Nov 23rd ‘Recent Academicians’: – Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy
2013 Nov/Dec Glasbury Arts 10th Anniversary at Glasbury and Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Gallery
2014 Jan ‘Realism’ Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff
2014 Sept. 20th – Oct 17th Still Life ‘All Coherence Gone?’ Bay Arts Gallery, Cardiff
2017 July 7th– Sept.24th ‘A Celebration of Contemporary Welsh Painting. Cyfarthfa Castle Museum. Merthyr Tydfil.
2017 Sept.. Into the Light: CASW gifts to The University of South Wales. Oriel Y Bont Gallery. University of South Wales.
2018 Fecamp Europ’Art. October 1st to October 14th. 2018.
2018 ‘Vis a Vis’ Oriel Y Bont Gallery. University of South Wales. 9th July – 19th October
2019 Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize. Piano Nobile Gallery. Kings Cross. London. May 23rd to Oct 18th
2019 Celebration of Welsh Contemporary Painting. Oriel-y-Parc. St Davids. October 4th to November 30th
2019 We Make Art Too: CASW Members as Artists and Makers. Art Central, Barry. Oct/Nov
2021 Wales Contemporary/Cymru Gyfoes, Waterfront Gallery Milford Haven Nov 15 to Dec 30 – Gallery Oxo London February 26th to March 6th 2021

2022 ‘Thoughts on Paper’ Y Bont Gallery University of South Wales January 17th to March 14th

2022 ‘Winter Exhibition’ Attic Gallery Pockets Wharf Swansea Feb 5th to March 26th

Exhibitions (Group)
1994 ‘6×6’ International Touring Exhibition.
1995 ‘Fourmations’ Gutersloh Germany & Central State Missouri, U.S.A.
1997 ‘Essence of Wales’ St Davids Hall, Cardiff.
1998 ‘Summer in the Vale’ Washington Gallery & St Donats Arts Centre.
1998 ‘Ten Welsh Painters’ University of Surrey.
1998 ‘Art in the High St’ V.O.G.A.
1999 ‘Christmas Exhibition’ Washington Gallery, Penarth
2000 ‘Revelations’ Welsh Group Touring Exhibition
2001 ‘Artifacts and Fictions’, Y Bont/The Bridge Gallery, University of Glamorgan
2001 R.N.L.I. Festival Exhibition, Barry Dock Offices
2001 ‘Festival’ V.O.G.A. Exhibition, Washington Gallery, Penarth
2001 Welsh Group Annual Exhibition, Theatre Clywd
2001 Welsh Group, Libramont, Belgium
2001 Gallery4Wales, Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff
2001 ‘Looking Out’ Welsh Group Exhibition, John Frost Museum, Newport
2002 ‘Little and Large’ Welsh Group, Brecon Museum
2002 VOGA Open Studio
2002 ‘A Figurative Tradition in Liverpool’, Y Bont/The Bridge Gallery, University of Glamorgan.
2002 ‘Parameters’ Welsh Group, Taliesen Arts Centre Swansea, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, Cynon Valley Museum.
2003 ‘In your Dreams’ VOGA Wasington Gallery, Penarth
2003 ‘VOGA Christmas Exhibition’ St Donats Arts Centre
2003 ‘Gross Innovations’ Welsh Group Chicago, USA
2003 ‘Free Association’ John Frost Museum and Art Gallery, Newport
2005 ‘Twin Towns Exhibition’ Vale of Glamorgan Artists Rhienfelden Germany and Fecamp France
2006 ‘Beyond the Vale’ Vale of Glamorgan Artists (VOGA)John Frost Museum and Art Gallery Newport
2006 ‘ Vale of Glamorgan Artists 10th Anniversary Exhibition’ St Davids Hall, Cardiff
2008 Represented by I-MYU Projects (London) at The Art Fair Deagu, Korea
2009 The Welsh Group at 60 National Library Aberystwyth, Royal Cambrian Academy Conwy. John Frost Museum Newport
2011 The RCA at MOMA, Museum of Modern Art, Machynleth
2012 The Welsh Group at The Radnorshire Museum and Art Gallery May 4th to June 24th
2012 The National Eisteddfod, Vale of Glamorgan Artists August 4th to 11th
2013/14 Welsh Group ISEA (International Society of Experimental Artists)
Exchange Exhibition – Sanibal, Florida (Oct 2013), San Pedro, California (Feb 2014)
2014 The Welsh Group/BBK Dusseldorf exchange exhibition, Rhondda Heritage Park (May) Mid Wales Arts Centre (June) Gas Gallery Aberystwyth (July)
2015 Dusseldorf BBK June 18th – July 12th and QQ Art Gallery, Hilden 21st July – 5th July
2016 The Welsh Group May 13th – June 19th Taliesin Gallery. Swansea University
2017 June 10th – July 29th ‘Rare Visions’ Welsh Group. Llantrnham Grange. Cwmbran.
2017 VOGA 20th Anniversary Exhibition Sept 9th – Oct. 21st Art Central Gallery. Barry.
2018 Welsh Group at 70. Cynan Valley Museum. MWA. National Assembly. Oriel Y Bont USW.
2021 Welsh Group ‘Across Two Valleys’ Redhouse. Merthyr Tydfil. and Cynan Valley Museum

Prizes and Awards
1972 Stowells Young Contemporaries Gold Medal winner Mall Galleries London
1983 The New look in British Portraiture (Prizewinner) National Portrait Gallery London
2005 John Moores University ‘Liverpool School of Art ‘Alumni’ Open Competition. University of Liverpool (Joint First Prizewinner)
2008 ‘Wales Portrait Award 2 (First Prizewinner)
2012 BP Portrait Award (Short listed for Travel Award)
2020 Wales Contemporary/Cymru Gyfoes (First Prizewinner)

Professional Activities
Founder and Curator of Oriel Y Bont/The Bridge Gallery University of South Wales 1990 – 2000
Student Award Adjudicator. Contemporary Arts Society for Wales 2015 to present

Reviews and Articles
‘Looking Out’ Prof T Curtis 2001
‘One Vision’ Western Mail Dr Peter Wakelin 7-11-03
‘The Wales Show’ ITV 1 April 2009
‘Steve West and Alan Salisbury ‘Western Mail’ Daryl Corner 24-04-09
‘Steve West and Alan Salisbury ‘ The Metro’ David Trigg 20-04-09
Celebrating Wales in Art. Wales Contemporary/Cymru Gyfoes. Jenny White, Western Mail Arts and Culture Nov. 21st 2020

Wakelin,Peter, Creating an Art Community: 50 years of The Welsh Group
(Cardiff: National Museum and Galleries of Wales, 1999)
Revelations: Process of Making Art (Cardiff: The Welsh Group, 2000)
Looking Out: The Welsh Group Paintings and Drawings
Newport: Newport Museum and Art Gallery
Thomas,Ceri, Mapping The Welsh Group at 60 (s.l.. The Welsh Group 2008)
Alan Salisbury: Altered Images (Malton: Ducket and Jeffreys Gallery 2010)
Open Books: Sixteen Artists and the Chinese Folding –Book’ International touring Exhibition: Australia, China, India and Canada
(National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 2012)
Petry, Michael, Nature Morte Contemporary artists re-invigorate the Still-Life tradition
(London: Thames and Hudson 2013)
Woodley, Frances, Still Life ‘All Coherence Gone?’ Aberystwyth University 2014)
Jones, Peter W. and Hitchman, Isabel, Post-War to Post-Modern , a Dictionary of Artists in Wales
(Landysul: Gomer Press 2015)
Thomas, Ceri, Alan Salisbury A Retrospective (University of South Wales 2015)
Moore, David, Into the Light, CASW gifts to The University of South Wales
(University of South Wales 2017)

Yorkshire Education Authority
South Glamorgan County Council
Arts Council Isle of Man
Contemporary Arts Society Wales
Private collection UK, USA and Europe

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