Richard Burton

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Richard Burton (B. 1984, King's Lynn) is a British figurative painter who won the Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2021. He lives and works in London.


2019-21 Royal College of Art, MA Painting. London (UK)

2004-08 Slade School of Fine Art, BA Fine Art. London (UK)

Solo shows

2024 Uphold. Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin (DE)

2023 Looking Glass. PM/AM. London (UK)

2023 Over-Simulation. Galerie Mighela Shama. Geneva (CH)

2022 The Like of It Now Happens. Galerie Norbert Arns. Cologne (DE)

2022 Retrovisore. Taymour Grahne Projects. London (UK)

Group shows (selected)

2023 Group Show. Taymour Grahne Projects. New York City (NY)

2023 artgenève. Galerie Mighela Shama. Geneva (CH)

2023 Tomorrow is Tomorrow is Tomorrow. Kristin Hjellegjerde. London (UK)

2033 Down in The Woods, Up to The Sky. Double Q Gallery. Hong Kong (HK)

2022 Psychic Self-Defence. Galerie Mighela Shama. Geneva (CH)

2022 What Now?. PM/AM Galelry. London (UK)

2022 March Mostra. British School at Rome. Rome (IT)

2021 New Contemporaries. South London Gallery. London (UK)

2021 London Grads Now. Saatchi Gallery. London (UK)

2021 Incubator 21. London (UK)

2021 A Missed Encounter. Galerie Mighela Shama. Geneva (CH)

2021 Reigen. Fabian Lang. Zurich (CH)

2021 RCA Degree Show. London (UK)

2021 Urvanity Art Fair. Madrid (ES)

2021 Final, Not Over. Unit 1 Gallery. London (UK)

2021 Deep Cut. Asylum Chapel. London (UK)

2020 The Circular Ruins. Hockney Gallery. Royal College of Art. London (UK)

2019 Summer Exhibition. Royal Academy. London (UK)

2019 Young Artist Award. The Biscuit Factory. Newcastle (UK)

2018 Cache. Angus-Hughes Gallery. London (UK)

2017 Summer Salon. Angus-Hughes Gallery. London (UK)

2016 Discerning Eye. Mall Galleries. London (UK)

2016 Summer Exhibition. Royal Academy. London (UK)

2016 Drawings from The Royal Drawing School. Christie's. New York (NY)


2022 Abbey Fellowship in Painting. British School at Rome.

2021 Bloomberg New Contemporaries.

2019-2021 Basil H. Alkazzi Scholarship. Royal College of Art.


2022-2023 Galerie Mighela Shama. Geneva (CH)

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