Richard Forster

Richard Forster (b. 1970, Saltburn-by-the Sea, UK) attended Manchester Polytechnic and the University of East London, UK. Of his work, Forster says: 'My primary activity is drawing. I find it a compulsive practice that occupies long hours of study. I have recently set upon sequences of drawings scheduled as a form of calendar. Time and process is a key concern for me. I also have ongoing projects that are grouped under a sense of place. Three separate locations are currently a point of research: my hometown of Saltburn-by-the Sea on the north-east coast of England; Levittown in the USA and the former German Democratic Republic.'  Selected solo exhibitions include: Modern  Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (2014); Fast and Slow Time, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK (2011); Untitled 9-64 (Seascapes), Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (2008); Richard Forster MOT International, London (2008); and Jerwood Artists’ Platform, Cell Project Space, London (2006). Selectd group exhibitons include: Dark Matter, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014); Summer show, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX (2014); Drawn to the Real, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (2014); Year after Year, Works from the UBS Collection, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Villa Reale, Milan (2014); Ik Wordt, Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium (2013); Richard Forster and Ewan Gibbs, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX (2013); Slow Looking (Contemporary Drawing), Tate Britain, London (2012); Drawn from Photography, Drawing Center, New York (2011); The Tower of Babel/In and Out of Place 176, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2010); Northern Art Prize, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK (2008); Monochrome, Spike Print, Rabley Drawing Centre, UK (2008); Richard Artschwager, Richard Forster, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, and Opposite of Vertigo, Drawing Room, London (2007).

Last updated: 24.09.2014