About

Sam Read is an artist based in Sheffield. He is a studio holder at GLOAM, an Associate Artist at Nottingham Contemporary and an Associate Educator at Fermynwoods Contemporary Art. His practice encompasses traditional & digital drawing, painting and printmaking. His artwork is inspired by graphic design, literature and art history.

Group Exhibitions:

  • We’re Never Doing This Again, Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield 2019
  • Winter Sun, GLOAM Gallery, Sheffield, 2019
  • Red Monday, F-L-A-T-5, Nottingham, 2019
  • A Hatching, Middlesbrough Art Weekender, 2018
  • The Public Secret, Whitehall Ind. Estate & York House, Leeds, 2018
  • Dog Man Star, MPND, Loughborough, 2018
  • EBC012 – “Lyin”, East Bristol Contemporary, Bristol, 2017
  • Cogito Ergo Sum, Ne Plus Ultra Projects, Leicester, 2017
  • Happy To Be Here, Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester, 2017
  • Speaking Spaces, Lightbox Gallery, Leicester, 2016
  • Don’t Mind, 2 Queens, Leicester, 2016
  • Beyond Seven Mountains, Thoroughsale Woods, Corby, 2016
  • When I Am You Then I Know Myself, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2016
  • Birth Element Decor, 2 Queens, Leicester, 2016
  • Breathing Fog, 2 Queens, Leicester, 2015
  • De Montfort University Art & Design Degree Show, Leicester, 2015
  • Leicester Open Variant Exhibition, Firebug, Leicester, 2015
  • 3-Piece, LCB Depot, Leicester, 2014
  • Ambition, Newark House Museum, Leicester, 2013
  • Fine Art BA Lvl 4 Exhibition, De Montfort University, Leicester, 2013
  • Art & Design Foundation Diploma Show, City of Bath College, 2012

Solo Exhibitions:

  • A Wobbling Hive, Hutt Collective, Nottingham, 2017

Residencies:

  • The Sofa Residency: Red Monday, F-L-A-T-5, Nottingham, 2019

Curation:

  • Fermynwoods Contemporary Art (various projects), 2015-2018
  • Out in The Open, Lightbox Gallery, Leicester, 2015
  • 3-Piece, LCB Depot, Leicester, 2014

Learning:

  • The Hepworth Wakefield, 2017-present
  • Nottingham Contemporary, 2017-present
  • The Core, Corby, 2017
  • Sheffield Futures & Brathay Trust, 2017
  • C E Academy & Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, 2015-present

Memberships:

  • Gloam Artists’ Studios and Gallery, Sheffield: Studio-Holder, 2017-2019
  • 2 Queens Artists’ Studios and Gallery, Leicester: Studio-Holder, 2015-17; Committee Member, 2016-17
  • DMU Fine Art Society: Chairperson, 2014-15

Awards:

  • Phoenix Cinema & Art Gallery Interact Labs Bursary, 2016
  • DMU Certificate of Outstanding Achievement in Fine Art, 2013/14

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Fine Art (First Class Hons), De Montfort University, 2015
  • Arts Award Assessor (Bronze & Silver), 2015
  • Foundation Art and Design Diploma (Merit), City of Bath College, 2012

Email: info@samfrancisread.com
Insta: @samfrancisread