Richard Meaghan

Richard Meaghan assembles narratives from a never ending stream of political corruption. Fabricating a dystopian world born from his imagination, his surreal meanderings and thoughts take on an evolutionary journey from ancient history and theology to ideas of globalisation, control and political agenda. The resulting characters are an eternally recurring cast of players, wallowing in a world of Machiavellian machinations. Biography Richard is based at Metal, Liverpool. He studied Fine Art at Staffordshire University and on graduating was awarded a travel grant to study Renaissance Art in Italy. The resulting work was awarded first prize in the Sefton Open, followed shortly with his first solo public exhibition at the Atkinson Art gallery, Southport. Meaghan was chosen as one of three emerging artists to exhibit alongside Turner Prize winners Chris Ofili and Keith Tyson in 'Exposed' (Art and Culture in England's North West) and was shortlisted for the Liverpool Art Prize in 2009. He has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and has a two-man exhibition with José Luis Serzo at PAPER in 2016.

The Inauguration of Wilhem de Gauvain
oil on paper on panel
100cm x 120cm
2016
£8000
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The Acheiropoieta
Oil on Paper
42 x 29cm
2015
£1250
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Evolutionary Woman (White Kali)
Pencil on Paper
42 x 29cm
2014
£475 (framed)

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The Tragedy of Avarice (Portrait of a Fat Banker)
Pencil on Paper
42 x 29cm
2015
£475 (framed)
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Evolutionary Woman
Pencil on Bristol Board
42 x 29cm
2014
£475 (framed)

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The Gatekeeper (Bad Papa)
Ink, gouache and pencil on Bristol paper
40cm x 29cm
2014
£600 (framed)

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Puffa~Ass~Midas
Ink, gouache and pencil on Bristol paper
29cm x 21cm
2014
£400 (framed)

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Evolutionary Man (Puff-Ass-Midas)
Oil on Paper
42 x 29cm
2014
SOLD
The Split
Oil on Paper
29 x 21cm
2013
£400 (framed)
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King of Kings
Oil on Paper
29 x 21cm
2013
£400 (framed)
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Life is Continuous
25 page book of Drawings and Paintings
20 x 15cm
2015
£2500
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Richard Meaghan CV

Born 1970, Liverpool. Lives & works in Liverpool

Exhibitions
2016
Two person show with Jose Luis Serzo, PAPER, Manchester
London Art Fair, PAPER
Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare Pt II, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax
2015
London Art Fair, PAPER
'The Functionality of Thought' Dean Clough galleries, Halifax
2014
'A Union of Voices' Horatio Jr., London
'Nuance Outcasts' Angus-Hughes gallery, London
'Exchange Rates' Sluice Art Fair, New York with PAPER
'The Functionality of Thought' PAPER#16, PAPER, Manchester
Manchester Contemporary, Manchester, Paper gallery
'TEN' Cornerstone gallery, Hope University, Liverpool
'Snow in Summer' Peek-a-boo gallery, Perth, Australia, curated by PAPER
'Industry' Barnaby Festivel, Macclesfield, with PAPER
Art Projects @ Affordable Art Fair, London, with PAPER
Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm with PAPER
2013
'End of The Line' PAPER#10, PAPER, Manchester
'Beautiful~Things' Next Door Projects, Liverpool
Trajector Art Fair, Brussels,with  PAPER
Manchester Contemporary, Manchester, with PAPER
2012
'On The Brink' Liverpool Biennial, Brink, Liverpool
'Live Art' Griffin gallery, London
2011​
'A New Age' Cornerhouse, Manchester
'The Last Adventure of the Great Alonso' Gallery Primo Alonso, London
​2010​
'Begin' FACT, Liverpool
​2009​​​
'Getting Off at Edge Hill' Metal, Liverpoolcurated by Al & Al​
'Summertime' galerie Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark​
'Liverpool Art Prize' Novas CUC, Liverpool
'The Lure & the Seducer' galerie Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
​Artists: Richard Meaghan, Gordon Cheung, Julian Lee, David Hancock, Andy Denzler, Rene Holm
curated by Richard Meaghan
'Kappelmeister pulls a doozy' Seven Seven, London
Artists: Richard Meaghan, Andrew Foulds, Rui Matsunaga, Jluian Lee, Zavier Ellis, John Stark, Andy Denzler, David Hancock
curated by Richard Meaghan & Andrew Foulds
2008
'One can often be thwarted by some antidisestablishmentarianism' , Primo Alonso, London​
Artists: Richard Meaghan, Andrew Foulds, Rene Holm, Emma Talbot, Louise Thomas, Paul Rooney, Brendan Lyons, Boo Saville, Jaap de Vries​
Curated by Richard Meaghan & Andrew Foulds​
 'No Current Bun' View 2 Gallery, Liverpool (solo)​
'News of the World' galerie Slugen, Denmark​
'Are We Still Here' Richard Meaghan & Rene Holm; galarie bn24, Hamburg, Germany​​
'The Grand Opening' galerie Wolfsen, Denmark
2007
'I’ll be your mirror' Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool & Gallery Primo Alonso, London​
Artists: Marit Andreassen, Jemima & Dolly Brown, Gordon Cheung, Juno Doran, Leo Fitzmaurice, David Hancock, Owen Leong, Andy Magee, Rui Matsunaga, Stuart Semple, Hannah Wooll, Dawn Woolley, Isabel Youn​g, Richard Meaghan. Curated by Richard Meaghan & David Hancock​
2006​
'Exposed' Art & Culture from England’s Northwest; Manchester Square, London​
Artists: Chris Ofili, Keith Tyson, Richard Meaghan, Kevin Cummins, Peter Saville, Rachel Goodyear, The Singh Twins, Neville Gabie, Ian Rawlinson, Leo Fitzmaurice.​
Curated by Stephen Snoddy​
'Jerusalem' Dean Clough galleries, Halifax​
Artists: Gordon Cheung, David Hancock, Richard Meaghan, Beth Harland, Roderick Harris, Reece Jones, Peter Lamb, Rui Matsunaga, Tamsin Morse, Simon Woolham.
Curated by Richard Meaghan & David Hancock​