David Wightman was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester in 1980. He gained an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art, London in 2003. While still at the Royal College of Art, he won ‘Young Artist of the Year’ at the Hunting Art Prizes.
His selected solo exhibitions include Redux, 10 Gresham Street + Halcyon Gallery (2014), Hero, commission for House Arts Festival (2013), Brighton, Paramour, Halcyon Gallery, London (2012), Homage to Loreleia, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland (2011), Secret Name, Sumarria Lunn, London (2010), Behemoth and Other New Paintings, Cornerhouse, Manchester (2009), and Aspirations, William Angel Gallery, London (2008). In 2010, he was awarded a Berwick Gymnasium Arts Fellowship by Arts Council England and English Heritage. In 2013, he was selected by the curator of House Arts Festival, Mariele Neudecker, to make a site-specific painting for a disused pavilion on Brighton’s seafront funded by Arts Council England. David has previously collaborated with the fashion label Akris for their Fall / Winter 2014/15 collection.Return