Chris Gilvan-Cartwright aka The Baron Gilvan MA

2018-2019    Turps Studio Painting programme
2000-2002    University of Brighton MA Fine Art
1990-1992    Crakow Academy of Fine Art, Poland
1985-1988    Central St Martins BA hons First Class 

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2006   Contemporary Art Projects, London – Hare Sprayed Streams
2006   East West Gallery, London – Prawn Biennale
2005 East West Gallery, London – Greetings From Another Place
2002 East West Gallery,, London – Land Light Fantastic
2001 Royal Overseas League, London / Edinburgh – Prints
2000 East West Gallery, London – In the Spiritual Landscape
1999 ROSL, London / Edinburgh – Out of the Blue


Selected Group Exhibitions
2018  ‘Turps artist for the day’ Flowers Gallery, Cork St London.
2018  ‘Set 24 Turps painters’ The Art Academy, London SE17
2015  Wet and Dry, Observer Building Hastings with Matthew Burrows, Simon Burton, Gerard Hemsworth, Mario Rossi and Rose Wylie.
2014   Contemporary British Painting 42 Painters at The Crypt, London.
2014   The Winter Garden group show at James Freeman Gallery,London.
2014   The Baron Gilvan at James Freeman Gallery, London.
2014   Tenuta Dello Scompiglio residency ‘Sisters of Hera’ 20-21 Sept
2014   Jerwood Gallery, Hastings-Museums at Night : The Barons Art School 16th May
2013   Pertwee Anderson Gold Gallery, london Landscapes alongside ‘Masters of Reality’ with Darren Coffield
2013   Phoenix Gallery,Brighton 32 Paintings incl Tom Hammick, Matthew Burrows, Alan Rankle
2012   Royal Academy Summer Show, London
2012   South East Open, Towner Gallery Eastbourne
2010   Michael West Gallery, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight – Foolish Romantics with Matthew Burrows and Simon Burton
2009   Long and Ryle Gallery, London – Remembered Landscapes
2008   Sartorial Gallery, London – My Magic World with Mikey Georgeson
2008   Contemporary Art Projects, London – Start Your Collection
2008  Long and Ryle Gallery, London – London Art Fair Islington
2008  Long and Ryle Gallery, London – Form at Olympia
2008  Long and Ryle Gallery, London – Art London, Chelsea
2007   Contemporary Art Projects, London – Start Your Collection
2006   Contemporary Art Projects, London – Start Your Collection
2005   Contemporary Art Projects, London – Start Your Collection
2004   Jerwood Drawing Prize, London and touring
2003   Phoenix Gallery Brighton – Ship Of Foolswith Mark Anstee and Stephanie Goodger
2002   University of Brighton – International Horse of the Year Show

Scholarships/ Awards
2018    Wytham Hall Painting prize
2013    Artangel Open 100 shortlisted ‘The Grunt and The Wack’ with Grist To The Mill
2001    The English Association – Award for Best 4-11 Book – Becoming Me (Frances Lincoln Publishing)
1997    ROSL Travel Bursary – India and Nepal
1990-92  British Council / Polish Government Scholarship – to study painting under Prof. Nowosielski, Cracow
1987   Thames Television Travel Bursary –  Dordogne, France

Wytham Hall Collection
Paintings in Hospitals Scotland,
Art in Healthcare
BBC Your Paintings
Private Collections UK, USA, Japan, Africa, Germany, Poland, France

Selected Commissions
Wallpaper designs for Channel 4’s Big Brother 2010
BBC Proms Catalogue and Logo 1998 & 1999
Sunday Times, Independent, Telegraph, Penguin Books, Elle Magazine,
Marks & Spencer, Gallo Wine, Radio Times, Marie Claire,Twinings.

Selected Bibliography/Media
2011   Animations OnlineEdition 32 – Mapping The Territory
2010  Fadwebsite 7th August An interview with The Baron Gilvan
2001  The Argus- 3rd Oct – Visiting the third place  by Hattie Gordon
2000  The Times – There is life after Harry Potter by Sarah Johnson
2000  Publishers Weekly 24th July – Becoming Me
2000  The Week  22nd January – Arts Review
2000  The Times 19th Jan – Around the Galleries by John Russell Taylor
1998   BBC Radio 4 ‘Itchy Feet’

2011    About A Village – Francis Lincoln Publishing
2007  Artist&Illustrators April – Best & Worst interview by Will Barrett
2004   Sketchbooks: The Hidden Art of Designers, Illustrators & Creatives by Richard Brereton
2004   Jerwood Drawing Prize – exhibition catalogue
2000   Becoming Me – Frances Lincoln Publishing
1996/97  ROSL Annual Open – exhibition catalogue

Selected Performances
2014 Museum’s at Night at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings : The Baron’s Art School
2013 Master Flea musical with Kevin Eldon, Tom Tuck, Colin Hoult and the MFMO Hoxton Hall, London
2013 Jerwood Gallery Hastings, 16th March- The Barons Art School collaboration with Grist To The Mill
2012 December Release of CD- Master Flea with Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra
2012 Towner Museum Contemporary Art, Eastbourne -Night Folk Embrace the Dark 24th Nov
2012 Brighton Festival- Dip Your Toe Nightingale Theatre 5-27th May
2011 Suspense Puppet Festival – Jackson’s Lane theatre, London-Sawchestra
Edinburgh Festival – Pleasance Dome- 22-24th August Karaoke Circus
Master Flea – Leicester Square Theatre- 21st February – played the part of E.T.A Hoffman
2010 Latitude Festival- Karaoke Circus, Robin Ince ‘s Book Club.
Edinburgh Festival- Assembly Rooms 16th August- Karaoke Circus
Quayarts, Isle of Wight -Foolish Romantics April Fool’s Day.
606 Jazz Club- 11 April with Gwyneth Herbert
The Book and The Rose-Brighton&Hove Council-‘Foolish Romantics Stall’
2009 Edinburgh Festival- Pleasance Dome 24th August- Karaoke Circus
White Night- Brighton&Hove Council-‘The Penny Arcade’ with Katie Etheridge
2008 The Basement Live Art venue-Brighton 4thOct -‘Musical Surgery’-Sawchestra
2007 Norwich Art Centre- Rub Me Up The Wrong Way- 20th July curated by Richard DeDomenici – Contemporary Art Norwich.

He is senior Lecturer at MET Northbrook College, Brighton and currently lives and works in East Sussex, UK.