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Pete Clarke, Liverpool


Pete Clarke studied Fine Art at Burnley Municipal College, Fist Class Hons Degree at Bristol Polytechnic and MA in Fine Art Chelsea School of Art. He was Principal Lecturer in Fine Art and MA Course Leader at University of Central Lancashire, Preston until 2014. He has been a visiting Lecturer, External Advisor and Examiner in many similar Fine Art Programmes nationally.  He is now working as an artist at the Bluecoat Studios, Liverpool.


Environs - The City as a Site and Sign of Modernity

Eight Days A Week, Liverpool with Köln, Lead artist and curator since 1998, Liverpool European City of Culture Project 2008, Köln Festival 2012.

‘Collaborations’ a European painting project with Georg Gartz, Köln since 1998.

‘Turner’s Travels’, Research drawing with Gartz ‘Retracing History’, residency project Ebernburg, Rhineland Germany 2015.

‘Global Studio’, Curated the Printmaking Exhibition, the Bluecoat, Liverpool 2010.

Poetry Beyond Text: Vision, Text and Cognition, is a multi-disciplinary research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and based at the Universities of Dundee and Kent. The project uses methods from literary criticism, aesthetics, experimental psychology, fine art and creative practice to study how readers respond to hybrid works which combine the textual with the visual, including digital poetry, concrete and visual poetry, artists' books, text film and poetry combined with photography. Collaborative works with Robert Sheppard Professor of Poetry and Poetics, Edge Hill University.

Impressit, Contemporary Printmaking, curated by Pete Clarke / Tracy Hill/ Magda Stawarska Beavan, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston.

Featured Website:   www.peteclarke.org.uk

Solo Exhibitions:
Prints & Drawings, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, 1981.
Social Studies, Pentonville Gallery, London, 1982.

City Observations, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, 1983.
Constructed Views, Rochdale Art Gallery, 1984.
Artist in Residence: Kelvin Flats, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield,, 1985.
Streets & Institutions, Scott Gallery, Lancaster University, 1986.
Colonial Buildings: The Architecture of Power, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, 1989.
Environs: Structure: Gestures, The Arts Centre, Darlington, 1991.
Letters to Language, Cornerhouse, Manchester, 1996.
Capital, New End Gallery, Hampstead, London, 1996.
Paintings and Moments, University of Liverpool Gallery, 1998.
Flowers and follies, C/o Galerie Thomas Zander, Köln, Germany, 1999.
City of ships and stores, No 37, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 1999.
Numberless islands, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight,2002.
Scars from Falls, Kyotobar, Architecture Gallery, Köln 2008.
Looking Back, Facing Forward: Mistakes and Metaphors, Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool University, 2009.
Get Back, 320 Printmaking Gallery, Köln, Germany 2012.

Selected Group Exhibitions 2000 - 2011:
AnOther Place, Storey Institute, Lancaster.
Unheimlich, Die Halle, Wiesbaden.
Nothing but the facts, Lavatoio Contumaciale, Rome.
Remembering Utopia, Salerno, Italy.
Kultur & Natur, Site Sculpture,Simonskall, Germany.
Crash 2, New Painting VHS, Köln.
In exposed areas, Kulturbunker, Köln and Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport 2006.
Injured Text, Printmaking Exhibition & Residency, Graphikwerkstatt, Köln 2006.
Coast, Triangle International Workshop AFoundation, Liverpool 2007.
Ex Libris, Printmaking Biennial, Pancevo, Serbia 2008.
Next Up, Liverpool Art Now, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2008/09.
Tiefschwarz [Deep Black] The Print Connection, Galerie VHS, Köln 2009.
Triple Echo, Impact International Print Exhibition, Bristol 2009.
Five Contemporary Printmakers, Cornerstones Gallery,Liverpool Hope University 2010.
Tefschwarz [Deep Black] The Print Connection, Galerie,Pancevo,Belgrade, Serbia 2010.
Gllobal Studio the Bluecoat, Liverpool 2010.
FRINGEMK Painting; Milton Keynes 2010
EX LIBRIS, 3rd International engraving Grand Prize;Pancevo, Serbia 2010.
Werkart, bei manufact, Cologne 2010.
Quartered, Drawn and Hung, the Cornerstone Gallery Liverpool Hope University 2010- 2011.

Selected Group Exhibitions 2011 - 2015:
Wrecsam Print International, Wrexham. 2011.
Poetry Beyond Text,  Dundee Centre for Contemporary Art, Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh & Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2011.
Democratic Promenade, the Bluecoat, Liverpool 2011.
Impressit – the art of printmaking, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, 2013.
Adrian Henri Prize, Much Wenlock Poetry Festival, 20 20 Gallery, Much Wenlock, Shropshire 2013.
Manifest, art and poetry: exhibition and symposium, the Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, collaborations with Robert Sheppard, 2013.
The 4th Guanlan International Print Biennial,  Shenzhen, China 2013.
Deep Black/ Tiefschwartz, Museum Zündorfer Wehrturm, Köln, Germany 2014.
Ten, Liverpool Biennial, Cornerstones Gallery, Liverpool Hope University 2014.
MTG, International Printmaking Triennial,  Krakow, Poland, 2015/16.
Split Graphic 15, Printmaking Biennial, Split Croatia, 2015.

Works in Major British and German Public and Private Collections: Liverpool  University, Leicester Education Authority, Sheffield City Art Galleries, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, National Museums and Galleries on  Merseyside and Arts Council of England.