Some Information About Michael Gutteridge
Michael Gutteridge was born in Manchester, grew up in Manchester, and now lives in Manchester, pretty much, therefore, living the manifesto as appeared on the popular 'identity' T-shirts of the Madchester era. Sometime during the late nineties whilst doing his bit for the environment by cycling home from his place of work, he suddenly came across around 15-20 paint brushes of various sizes scattered all over the road and so got off the bike and gathered them all together, dodging traffic as he did so. How they got there, is anybody's guess, but after he had taken them home he decided it would be a shame not to use them and so began to paint a series of mostly urban landscapes. This activity took a more serious turn in 2001, when, after submitting a painting he had created with the aforementioned brushes in the 2000 Open Exhibition at Stockport Art Gallery, he was invited by them to present a full exhibition of some 20 paintings the following year. Since then, he has continued to develop and explore his own unique vision which involves trying to capture some of the excitement and other emotions evoked by the architecturally diverse mixture of gargoyle-souled Victoriana, modern steel and glass, refurbished Georgian warehouses, 1960's sub-Bauhaus office blocks, and (thankfully) predominately lobster-red coloured buildings, which make up the peculiarly vibrant city he lives in.
Michael Gutteridge 2004
More info can be found at the following links:
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Art Gallery, 2001.
The Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Spring 2004,
Surreal City. The Portico Library & Gallery, Manchester, September 2005,
Manchester Vision. Blyth Gallery, Brazil St, Manchester, January 2007,
Rhapsody in Red Brick. The Portico Library & Gallery, Manchester, May 2008
Firbob and Peacock Gallery, Knutsford, Cheshire, September 2008
All That Jazz. Mooch Gallery, The Triangle, Exchange Square, Manchester M4 3TR Feb. 2010
Duke's Oak Gallery, Cheshire, October-December 2011.
Masa Gallery, Bolton St.,Bury, Lancs November 2018-January 2019
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Art Gallery, 2000
Adlington Village Hall, Cheshire, 2004
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham, 2004
The Big Heath, Knutsford, 2004
The Cheshire Show, Tabley, 2004
Macclesfield Town Hall, Macclesfield 2004
Manchester Art Show, Manchester, 2004
Macclesfield Town Hall, Macclesfield 2006
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Art Gallery, 2007
Buy Art Fair, Urbis, Manchester, 2009
Manchester Art Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester, 2010
Bury Art Gallery, Bury, Lancs (fund raiser in aid of Bury Hospice) 2011
Manchester Art Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester, 2011
Manchester Art Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester, 2012
Bury Art Gallery, Bury, Lancs 2013.
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Art Gallery, 2013
Buy Art Fair, Manchester, 2013.
Bury Art Gallery, Bury, Lancashire 2014
Granada Studios, Manchester, 2014.
Bury Art Week, Bury Art Gallery, 2015
Granada Studios, Manchester, 2015.
Bury Art Festival, Bury Art Gallery, 2016.
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Art Gallery, 2016
Butterfly Fine Art Gallery, Manchester, 2016
Masa Gallery, Greater Manchester, 2017
Bury Art Festival, Bury Art Gallery, 2017, 2018, & 2019.
For forthcoming exhibitions, please click the News link.
Michael Gutteridge in Copenhagen