Elfyn Lewis

Work
Bio

Education
1999 P.G.C.E/Cert.Ed (PoCET) University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Wales
1998 M.A Fine Arts, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Wales
1992 B.A (Hons) Fine Art, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England
1987 Diploma in Art Foundation, Gwynedd Technical College, Bangor, Wales

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015 Elfyn Lewis – Robin Partington & Partners, London, England
2015 ‘Aderyn Papur’ – Galeri, Caernarfon, Wales 2015 Elfyn Lewis – Ffin-y-Parc, Llanrwst, Wales
2014 ‘Atgofion Melys’ – MOMA Cymru | Wales, Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth, Wales 2014 ‘Camgymeriad Hardd’ – Oriel Deg | Gallery Ten, Cardiff, Wales 2013 ‘Arianrhod‘ – Oriel Ynys Môn, Llangefni, Ynys Môn, Wales
2012 ‘Grisiau Môr’ – Ffin y Parc, Llanrwst, Wales 2011 ‘Seibiant’ – Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, Wales 2010 ‘Bylchau’ – St Davids Hall, Cardiff, Wales 2009 Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Lorient, France
2005 ‘Moelfra’ – Rhyl Library, Museum and Art Gallery, Rhyl, Wales
2005  ‘Eryri’ – National Eisteddfod of Wales Eryri & District – Artist/Curator
2004  ‘Frank’ – Harding House Gallery, Lincoln, England ‘Bern’ – Oriel Ynys Môn, Llangefni, Ynys Môn, Wales (touring show) ‘Gerlan’ – University of Wales School of Art Gallery and Museum, Aberystwyth, Wales ‘Pyrgad’ – Studio 8 Gallery, Ruthun Craft Centre, Wales (touring show) Rotherham Arts Centre, Rotherham, England

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 ‘The Seed of its Opposite’ – Kelvin College, Glasgow, Scotland
2015 ‘Summer’ – Beaux Arts, London, England
2015 ‘Trwy Wahoddiad | By Invitation’ – Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, Wales
2015 ‘Patagonia 150’ – Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog, Wales
2015 ‘Hâf | Summer’ – Gallery Ten, Cardiff, Wales
2014 ‘Summertime’ – Beaux Arts, London, England
2014 ‘Aur’ Gold Medal Winners (last ten years) – Wales Millennium Centre, Wales
2013 ‘Gallery Artists’ – Beaux Arts, London, England
2013 ‘Elfyn Lewis | Menna Angharad – Oriel Deg | Gallery Ten, Cardiff, Wales
2012 ‘Summer Exhibition
2013’ – Beaux Arts, London, England
2012  Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Show
2012 – Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
2011 ‘Summer Exhibition 2011’ – Beaux Arts, London, England
2010 We Have The Mirrors, We Have The Plans’ – Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales
2009 The Welsh Artist of the Year, St Davids Hall, Cardiff, Wales
2008  ‘Shared Ground’ – Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine, Scotland
2004  ‘Siartio’ – National Eisteddfod of Wales, Newport & District – Special Exhibition
2002 Young Wales ‘VI’ – Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, Wales
2001 ‘3 Abstract Painters’ – CBAT Gallery, Cardiff, Wales The Art Store, Dublin, Ireland 10th Oriel Mostyn Open, Llandudno, Wales Celtic Festival, Tokyo, Japan

Awards

2013 The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition – York St Mary’s, York, England (long listed)
2012 Awarded Individual Production Grant – Arts Council of Wales
2010 Winner, Welsh Artist of the Year – St David’s Hall Cardiff, Wales 2009 Awarded Individual Production Grant – Arts Council of Wales
2009 CASW Purchase Prize, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Meirion & District
2009 Gold Medal winner, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Meirion & District
2004 Winner of the Focal Purchase Prize, Focal Visual Arts Festival, Ruthin, Wales
2003 Production and Audience Development Award, Arts Council of Wales

  • Winner of the Warren Morris Perpetual Cup – Oriel Ynys Môn, Llangefni, Wales
  • Career Development Grant, Arts Council of Wales – travel grant, New York, U.S.A.

1996 Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, Wales (award winner young contemporaries under 35)

Commissions
2005 Poetry Wales: 40 Years – Original artwork used as front cover
2004 Poetry Wales: (Volume 40 number 3) – Original artwork used as front cover
2003 ‘White Star’ Robin Llywelyn, Parthian Books – Original artwork used as front cover 2002 ‘Planet’ The Welsh Internationalist  – Front cover and feature about my work (issue 150)
2001 ‘Different Lights’ UKwithNY, Angel Orensanz Foundation, Center for the Arts, New York, U.S.A. Theatrical performance piece combining painting and music
2000 Lliwiau Rhyddid – The Colours of Freedom. Artist in Residence Theatr Bara Caws, Caernarfon, Wales Collaboration between an artist, musician and two poets
2000 Cywaith Cymru.Artworks Wales project – Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llanelli, Wales
1999 ‘Rancid Aluminium’ Film based on novel by James Hawes. Original artworks commissioned for interior film sets
1998 ‘White Afternoon’ Welsh Fiction, Parthian Books – Original artwork used for front cover

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