Garry Barker

Leeds Arts University

collaborative researcher

Garry Barker CV 2022 Artist, educator and researcher based at Leeds Arts University UK. Garry Barker has an extensive body of work that has over the past five years been centred on drawn responses to conversations. Over the past five years these have included conversations about the current migrant crisis and conversations with older people about their awareness of the process of getting older. He has worked on publically commissioned art projects, as well as having a gallery based practice and is involved in several overlapping ventures including making sculpture, ceramics, drawing, animation, publishing, and performance. Recent research involves the visualization of interoception and somatic perception. He is currently a member of ‘The Observation of Perception, considered through drawing’, research group, hosted by the i2ADS research unit of Porto University’s Fine Art Faculty. Solo exhibitions include: When the past overhauls the present, you will forget that you can’t remember Blenheim Walk Gallery: Leeds 2016 New Territories of the Filth Dimension: Assembly House: Leeds 2015 Selected group exhibitions UNTITLED, 2020 Punta Della Dogana, Venice, Pinault Foundation Leeds Arts University: Library Interventions: 2019 (im)Material Disarray: SnapArts, 2019 Rabley Drawing Centre: SKETCH open 2017 (Winner) The Royal Cambrian Academy, ‘Imagined Realms’ 2017 ‘Fully Awake’ ‘House for an Art Lover’ Glasgow, 2017 ‘You and I are discontinuous beings’ The International Project Space Birmingham City University May 2018 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Competition: 2018 White: XO Gallery: Leeds 2014 ‘Pleasure, devotion, Balance’: East Side Projects: Birmingham 2014 Local Imagination: San Francisco Arts Institute: 2013 Box of Desires: Centre for Recent Drawing: London 2012


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