Richard William Wheater

1978

Born in Wakefield, England
Lives and works in Yorkshire, England

Education 

2003

2000

1998 - 01

2003-04 University Of Sunderland, England
2000 Alfred University, NY, America
1998-01 Edinburgh College Of Art, Scotland

Awards

2010
2009
2008
2008
2004
2003
2001

Wingate Scholarship
Nominated for Northern Art Prize 2009
Arts Council England project grant for ‘Them And Us’.
Oppenheim – John Downes Memorial Trust 2008 Crafts Council Development Award
Arts Council England travel grant to study advanced neon in New York.
Arts Council Scotland grant to attend sculpture course byKarren Willenbrink-Johnsen. Lybster, Scotland
ECA Student Scholarship to attend advanced Sculpture class with Anthony Corredetti, Seattle, America

Solo Projects/Exhibitions

2014
2012
2011
2010
2009
2009
2009
2008
2007

2007
2006
2006
2005

2005
2003

Northern Lights. Reyjavik Association of Sculptors, Iceland 2012 Them and Us/Land to Sea, Bournemouth, England
Burning Fat, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, England
I'm Electric You're Electric, Manchester Craft And Design Centre, England 
Neon Lights. Platform Projects, SITE Gallery, Sheffield, England
Disappearing Paths. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, England
New Work In Neon. Taschen store, London, England
Them And Us. Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax England
Adapt! Durkar Chapel, Wakefield, England

Mini Power Stations. NGC, Sunderland. England
Burning Fat. Eden Project, Cornwall, England
Bird Factory 1,2 and 3. Yorko Gallery, Harrogate, England
Creatures Inherit The Party. Dean Castle, Kilmarnock, Scotland
Green Rings. Glen Moy, Angus, Scotland
Running With Llight To The Source. Edinburgh, Scotland
The Rise Of Natures Parade. Sunderland, England

Group Projects/Exhibitions

2015
2015
2012/13
2012
2011/12
2011
2010
2010
2008
2007
2006
2005

 

Nude not Naked, Hawkeye Crates, Brooklyn, New York
Clarity, National Glass Centre. Sunderland
NEON, Ebeltoft, Denmark
What am I? (with Julia Bickerstaff), Paris, France
12 MONTHS OF NEON LOVE (with Victoria Lucas), Wakefield, England 
Breathtaking Crafts Council national touring exhibition
Neon Jul, S12 Gallery, Bergen, Norway 
Jerwood Contemporary Makers, Jerwood Space, London
European Glass Biennale, Bornholm, Denmark
The London Group, Menier Gallery, London, England
British Glass Bienalle, West Midlands, England
Aurora Projects. Edinburgh, Scotland

Collections

2012  
2008
2008
2007
2005

The Clockworks, London, Engalnd
Grønbechs Gård, Bornholm, Denmark
Durkar Chapel Studio, Wakefield, England
The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, Scotland
Linda Barker (designer), London, England

Selected Publications 

2012
2012
2010
2010 
2009
2009

2008
2007

'Broken', interview, Jane Faram, Article Magazine, April
'Light Art Light', article and interview, Pete Brewis, Mondo Arc Magazine, March
Them and Us, Richard William Wheater, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, ISBN 9781871480764
‘King Of Neon’ featured interview, Geraldine Rudge, Crafts Council, Jan/February
Them And Us, The Big Picture feature, a-n Magazine, March
‘Let There Be Light’ featured article, Jo Haywood, Yorkshire Life Magazine, February
Featured in article; European Glass Context, No.19 kunstuff, Denmark, September
Featured artist, Domanic Fonde, Slash Magazine, New York, September

Books

2012
2010

12 MONTHS OF NEON LOVE, Victoria Lucas/Richard William Wheater, ISBN: 978-0-9573577-0-9
Them And Us, Richard William Wheater, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, ISBN: 978-1-871480-76-4