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Jude Wainwright

Born in Sheffield in 1987, I am now an artist living and working in Manchester.

I received a BA Hons in Fine Art/ painting in from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2009.

I’m currently based at AWOL studios, Ancoats and am also an active member of the artist collective ’10STRONG’.

Self portraiture frames the basis of my practice, working mostly in oil paint on rough canvas, I explore topics of anxiety and self deprecation, while in turn exercising a form of self love.

My work has been commissioned by both commercial and private collectors throughout the UK, including commissions for television dramas and film. I reached the semi final of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year in 2022.

Selected Exhibitions

Portrait Artist Of The Year (Semi Finalist) - 2022

'Manchester Open Exhibition' - HOME - 2022 

'New Icons' - AWOL Studios, Manchester - 2019

'Viewpoints', 10 Strong collective - The Font, Manchester - 2019

'Elemental II' 10 Strong Collective - Farfield Mill, Sedbergh - 2019

'Come Sit With Me A While' - 53Two Theatre, Manchester (Solo Exhibition) - 2019

'4 Walls' - AWOL Studios, Manchester - 2018

'Portraits' - New Adelphi Building, Salford (Solo Exhibition) - 2018

'Family 2' curated by DRME - Centro, Manchester - 2012

'Mary Naylor & Jude Wainwright' - Soup Kitchen, Manchester - 2011

'Family' curated by DRME - Centro, Manchester - 2011

Selected Commissions

'Sexy Beast' - Sexy Beast Productions - 2022

'Nolly' - QSP Nolly - 2022

'Traces 2' - Red Production Company - 2020

'Viewpoint' - Tiger Aspect - 2020

'The Witness For The Prosecution' - BBC - 2016

'In The Flesh Series 2' - BBC - 2014 
'In The Flesh' - BBC - 2013 

Publications & Special Mentions

Cass Art 'Heat Winners Series 9' Interview - 2022

Sky Arts 'Portrait Artist Of The Year' - Semi Finalist - 2022

Cotton On MCR 'Manc Of The Month' Nov - 2022

'Jude Wainwright. Enigma.' - Manchester’s Finest , Richard Morris - 2019
'Art over Mind' - Penelope Brown Productions in Association with Salford University - 2018

For all enquiries please use my contact form or email Judepwainwright@gmail.com

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