David Wightman

David Wightman (born  1980 in  Stockport, Greater Manchester) is an English painter known for his   abstract and landscape acrylic paintings using collaged wallpaper. He  studied  Fine Art at Middlesex University (2001)  and gained an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London (2003).

David Wightman’s solo exhibitions include EMPIRE, Long & Ryle,  London (2016), New paintings + Akris collaboration,  Akris, 30 Old Bond Street, London (2014), Redux, 10 Gresham Street and  Halcyon Gallery (2014), Hero, commission for House  Arts Festival (2013), 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, David Wightman was awarded the Berwick Gymnasium  Arts Fellowship  - a six-month residency  in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland funded  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. The commission was funded by Arts   Council England. Most recently Wightman has collaborated with the  fashion label  Akris for their Fall / Winter  2014/15 collection. Wightman's work has  featured in Harper's  Bazaar, The  Guardian, The  Telegraph, The  Financial Times, and Money Week.

David Wightman is represented in the UK by Long & Ryle and in Canada by Duran|Mashaal Gallery. He lives and works in London.

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