Mark Dunford LG
Born in Dorset, 1964

Dunford studied at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art from 1980-1982.

He went on to study at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, from 1982-1987;
where he was taught by Euan Uglow, Norman Norris, and Patrick George,
continuing a preoccupation for painting appearances through William Coldstream’s advocacy.

His awards include the Robert Ross Scholarship from the Slade School of Fine Art, the Richard Ford Award from the Royal Academy of Arts to study in Madrid and the Young Artists’ Award from the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.

Dunford now lives and works in Cornwall. In 2001, he was elected a member of The London Group, the prestigious artists’ group founded in 1913.

Dunford has been represented by Tregony Gallery, Cornwall since 2015.

Mark moved to Cornwall in 2005.

Awards and Scholarships

1987 The Robert Ross Scholarship in Fine Art, The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
1987 The Richard Ford Award, The Royal Academy of Art
1993 ‘Young Artists’ Award’, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and Winsor and Newton Ltd.
2001 - Elected member of the London Group

Solo Exhibitions

2021 ‘Into The Light’, Tregony Gallery, Cornwall

Selected Exhibitions:

1990 ‘A New Perspective’, Leighton House, London
1991 ‘Space and Structure’ Articus Gallery, London
1991 ‘A Second Perspective’, Leighton House, London
1993 The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
1993 Figurative Exhibition, Marryat Gallery, London
1993 Summer Exhibition, Wykeham Galleries, Hampshire
1993 The Royal Society of British Artists, The Mall Galleries, London
1993 The London Group, Concourse Gallery, Barbican Centre, London
1994 Exhibition of Paintings: Blackheath Concert Halls, London
1996 Thirteen Contemporary Artists, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
1996 Gasworks Gallery, London
1998 Exhibition of Paintings & Drawings, Sheridan Russell Gallery, London
1999 ‘The Importance of Drawing, Royal Museum and Art Gallery, Canterbury
2001 Christie's, London, Charity Auction Exhibition in aid of Paintings in Hospitals
2003 The London Group, Anniversary Exhibition, Gallery in Cork Street
2004 The London Group, Menier Chocolate Factory, London
2005 & 2006 The London Group, Bankside Gallery, London
2007 Artonomy, Truro, Cornwall
2007 ‘A Fine Line’ A Survey of British Drawing, Artonomy, Truro, Cornwall
2008 Mixed Exhibition of Paintings, Artonomy, Truro, Cornwall
2008 Art London, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
2009 Drawing: act and artefact, London Group, Morley Gallery, London
2010 Slade Painters, Twenty Years On, London
2012 Drawing Survey, Bucca, Newlyn, Cornwall
2013 Limbo, Truro, Cornwall
2013 Draw the Line, Millenium Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
2014 From Bomberg to Rego, the London Group at Southampton, Southampton City Art Gallery
2014 The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
2014 Penlee Inspired, The Penlee Art Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
2015 The London Group Draw II, Cello Factory, London
2015 Secret Art Exhibition, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
2016 Echoes & Scenes, Summer 2016, Landscopes, Winter 2016, Tregony Gallery, Cornwall
2016 & 2017 Personal Relations, an international touring miniature-portrait exhibition: UK The London Group (London) December:
The Nederlands: Pulchri Studio (The Hague) March: Italy: This is Not Art (Vicenza) June.
2017 Viewpoints, Felix & Spear Gallery, London
2017 Tales in Light, Outer Space, Sea of Colour, Wall, Window, World, Drawing In, Tregony Gallery, Cornwall
2017 Tregony Gallery By The Sea, St Mawes, Cornwall
2017 The London Group Open, Cello Factory, London
2018 Towards the Light, Promenade, Emergent Forms, Tregony Gallery
2018 [Presence] three person London Group show with Daniel Preece and David Wiseman
2018 The London Group at St Ives, Penwith Gallery, Cornwall
2018 & 2019 Drawing Distinctions, University of Wisconsin Stout Menomonie, USA and Cello Factory, London
2019 Assemble – group show, Tregony Gallery at After Nyne Gallery, Holland Park, London W11
2019 Light Source, Tregony Gallery

Selected Publications

1996 Sunday Times, 10 November, Thirteen Contemporary Artists, Dulwich Picture Gallery
2003 90th Anniversary Yearbook of the London Group – IBSN 0-9545238-0-6
2005 The London Group, Bankside Gallery exhibition catalogue
2006 Artists in Britain since 1945, David Buckman, Art Dictionaries - ISBN 9780953260904
2009 Drawing: act and artefact catalogue for the London Group, Morley Gallery, London
2011 The London Group Open 2011, Cello Factory, London – ISBN 978-0-9545238-6-2
2013 The London Group: a history 1913-2013, David Redfern – ISBN 978-1-00-001585-0
2014 Public Foundation Catalogue – Feature ‘From David Bomberg to Paula Rego’
2014 From David Bomberg to Paula Rego, the London Group in Southampton – ISBN 978-0-9927089-2-4
2014 ’50 Mark Dunford’ a self-published book of drawings
2014 ‘Patrick George’ by Andrew Lambirth, Sansom & Co-ISBN 978-1-908326-47-8
2017 The London Group Open 2017, Cello Factory, London – ISBN 978-0-9545238-6-2
2018 Galleries Magazine, April, 2018, page 25 ‘top tweet’
2018 ‘William Coldstream Catalogue Raisonne’ by Dr. Peter TJ Rumley, Sansom & Co-ISBN 978 -1-90832679-9
2018 [Presence] Catalogue, Tregony Gallery, Cornwall
2018 The London Group at St Ives, catalogue, Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall – ISBN 978-0-9927089-6-2
2018 Galleries magazine and Cornwall Today, September edition
2019 Assemble catalogue produced byTregony Gallery at After Nyne Gallery, London W11– ISBN 978-0-9927089-6-2
2019 Cornwall Today, January edition

Work in private and public collections
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