Mike Knowles
Selected Biography

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Born
1942 Warrington, Lancashire, England.

Studied
1959-63 Liverpool College of Art
1964-66 Slade School of Fine Art (The Slade), London
Awarded Tonks Prize for Drawing, Landscape Painting Prize.
 1966 David Murray Landscape Scholarship


Teaching
1966-67 Part time teaching
Liverpool & Manchester College of Art
1967 Appointed Lecturer
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
1991 to date Visiting Lecturer & Examiner
to Various Art Schools inc the
Royal Academy of Arts & Slade School.


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Lived
1971-1977 Bethesda, Gwynedd, North Wales
1977 to Date Penysarn, Anglesey (Sir Fon) North Wales


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

2010/2011 Where The Light Lies, Dean Clough, Halifax
2018 The Dancing Tree, Whitaker Gallery, Rossendale


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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: Selected by David Wild
Cartwright Hall, Bradford w/ Christine Adams & Nicholas Horsefield
1978-79 Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
Major Mural Commission (based on Mabinogion)
Funded by Welsh Arts Council & Regional Health Authority
1980 Painting 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, Welsh Arts Council
Touring Exhibition selected by Patrick Dylan
1982 The Natural Parallel, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London
w/ Peter Prendergast & Peter Crabtree
1982 Mike & Veronica Knowles, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
1983 Wales1983 Welsh Group, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno
1984 Bluecote Gallery, Liverpool
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 Knowles & Emma Knowles Joint Exhibition
Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy
2004 Family Lines, Touring Welsh Arts Council
w/ Emma Knowles, Veronica Knowles, Rebecca Evans
2011 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Hong Kong
w/ Veronica Knowles


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Bluecote Gallery - Liverpool

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