CV

 

1942 Warrington, Lancashire, England.
Studied
1959-63 Liverpool College of Art
1964-66 Slade School, University College London. Awarded Tonks Prize
for Drawing, Landscape Painting Prize. David Murray Lanscape Scholarship
(Spent In France)
Teaching
1966-67 Part time teaching at Liverpool & Manchester College of Art
1967 Appointed Lecturer at Liverpool College of Art (Polytechnic)
1984 Appointed Head of Dept of Fine Art
1991 Retired from Teaching to Concentrate on Painting
1991 Appointed Professor Emeritus of Fine Art
Visiting Lecturer and Examiner to Various Art Schools, including the Royal Academy & Slade School.

Lived
In Bethesda North Wales 1971-77, and Penysarn, Anglesey (Sir Fon)

Selected One Person Exhibitions
1968 Bluecoat Gallery , Liverpool
1978 Liverpool Academy
1979 Oriel, Bangor, Gwynedd
1992 Oriek Mostyn Llandudno (Touring Theatr Clwyd & Oriel Bangor)

Selected Group Exhibitions
1972 Mike Knowles & Peter Crabtree, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
1974 Liverpool ’74, Kunsternes Hus, Oslo, Norway
1974 John Moores 9th exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
1976 The Face of Merseyside, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
1976 The Caernarfon Arts Project: Founding Exhibition, Oriel Bangor
1977 Artist’s Choice: Selcted by David Wild, Cartwright Hall, Bradford
with Christine Adams & Nicholas Horsefield
1978-79 Major Mural Commission for Withybush hospital, Haverfordwest – based on Mabinogion, funded by welsh Arts Council & Regional Health Authority
1980 Paining in Wales 1650 to The Present, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno
1980 Drawing In Action, Arts Council of Great Britain, Touring Exhibition
1980-81 The Probity of Art , Wlesh Arts council touring exhibition selected by Patrick Dylan
1982 The Natural Parallel, with Peter Prendergast & Peter Crabtree, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London
1982 Mike & Veronica Knowles, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
1983 Wales 1983 Welsh Group, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno
1984 Series of drawings of Merseyside, Commissioned by Radio City, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
1985-86 Merseyside Artists, Walker Art Gallery & Touring
1987 Bridewell Studios, Grundy Museum, Blackpool
1987 Group Exhibition, Lynn Stern Associates, London
1990 Mid-Wales Open Exhibition, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
1990 Christmas draw, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
1991 John Moores 17, Walker ARt Gallery, Liverpool
1991 On Paper, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
2002 Mike & Emma Knowles, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy
2004 Family Lines, Touring Walesh Arts Council

Mike Knowles – Selected CV & Biography
If you wish to contact Mike email : mike@mikeknowles.org