Clive Hicks-Jenkins

Born: Newport, Wales.
Lives: Mid Wales.


Solo exhibitions:
•2012   The Greening, Jersey Arts Centre.
•2011   Fall, Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff.
•2011   60th Birthday Retrospective, Gregynog Gallery of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
•2010   Touch, Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff.
•2010   Artist in Residence, St David’s Festival, St David’s Cathedral.
•2007   Hervé and the Wolf: Saints and their Beasts, MoMA Wales, Machynlleth.
•2006   Views from Two Studios: New Paintings from Llety Caws and Penparc Cottage, Martin Tinney Gallery.
•2005   with Glenys Cour, Attic Gallery.
•2004   Prospects of Wales, Martin Tinney Gallery.
•2004   The Temptations of Solitude, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford.
•2004   The Temptations of Solitude, MoMA Wales, Machynlleth.
•2002   Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, Bath.
•2002   The Tower on the Hill, Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery.
•2001   Attic Gallery, Swansea.
•2001   The Mare's Tale, Newport Museum & Art Gallery
•2000   Oriel Ci Melyn, Cardiff.
•1998   with Dick Chappell and Peter Prendergast, Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff.
•1996   Gordon Hepworth Fine Art, Exeter.
•1996   with Charles Shearer, The Kilvert Gallery, Clyro.
•1992    Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Newport.
•1986   Newport Museum and Art Gallery,Newport.
•1986   Oriel Theatr Clwyd, Mold.
•1984   New Theatre, Cardiff.


Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales.
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru-National Library of Wales.
Pallant House Art Gallery, Chichester.
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea.
Newport Museum & Art Gallery.
Museum of Modern Art Wales, Machynlleth.
Contemporary Art Society for Wales.
Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny.
Brecknock Art Trust.
University of Glamorgan Art Collection.
The Theatre Museum, Covent Garden.
Private collections in Britain, France and USA.
Limited edition artist’s books purchased for, among others: New York Public Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, British Library, Winchester College, Eton College, University of London Library, Newport Public Library, University of Pennsylvania, University of Iowa, Auckland City Library, Swarthmore College Philadelphia, Folger Shakespeare Library Washington DC.


Commissions and awards:
Honorary Fellow, School of Art, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 2004-
Creative Wales Award, Arts Council of Wales, 2002-3.
One of 12 Welsh artists selected for Contemporary Art. Society for Wales print project, 2000.
Second Prize, Welsh Artist of the Year, St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 2000.
Gulbenkian Welsh Art Prize, 1999.
Watercolour Society of Wales Open Exhibition prize, 1996.
Artist’s books with The Old Stile Press:
Equus by Peter Shaffer (2009).
The Mare’s Tale by Catriona Urquhart (2001).
Sonnets of Richard Barnfield (2001).
The Affectionate Shepheard by Richard Barnfield (1998).
Palmyra Jones by Catriona Urquhart (1997).

See some of Clive Hicks-Jenkins' work in public collections on the Art UK website.


Clive Hicks-Jenkins was born in Newport Monmouthshire in 1951 and currently lives in mid Wales. His work has been critically praised in The Independent, Modern Painters, Galleries and Art Review. Shelagh Hourahane, in Planet, has called him 'an inspiring and masterly painter', and Robert Macdonald described his Mari Lwyd sequence as 'one of the most powerful series of paintings and drawings produced in Wales in recent times'. He is an Honorary Fellow of Aberystwyth School of Art, has been a guest tutor at the Royal College of Art and is a member of The Welsh Group and 56 Group Wales. In 2008 he was elected a Royal Cambrian Academician. His paintings, prints and artists' books are in public collections across the world. A major retrospective of his work was mounted by the National Library of Wales in 2011.

Hicks-Jenkins has been the recipient of the Gulbenkian Welsh Art Prize in 1999 and a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales in 2002. He has had exhibitions at Christ Church Picture Gallery in Oxford, The Museum of Modern Art Wales, Newport Museum & Art Gallery and Brecknock Museum. In collaboration with The Old Stile Press he has produced five books, the most recent of which was the 2009 illustrated edition of Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play Equus. He also made cover images for the two volumes of The Old Stile Press bibliography. In 2013 a new Penguin Modern Classics edition of Equus is due to be published in a jacket bearing an image by the artist.

Clive Hicks-Jenkins is represented in Wales by The Martin Tinney Gallery.