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.
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.
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Art Gallery, Open Exhibition, 2000
Adlington Village Hall, Cheshire, February, 2004
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham, Cheshire, March 2004
The Big Heath, Knutsford, May 2004
The Cheshire Show, Tabley, June 2004.
Macclesfield Town Hall, Macclesfield Cheshire, (as part of the 4th Art Exhibition & Auction in aid of East Cheshire Hospice) September 2004.
Manchester Art Show, G-Mex, Manchester, October 2004
Macclesfield Town Hall, Macclesfield Cheshire October 2006.
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Art Gallery, Open Exhibition, 2007
Buy Art Fair, Urbis, Manchester, September 2009
Buy Art Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester, October 2010
Bury Art Gallery, Bury, Lancs (as part of Bury Art Week in aid of Bury Hospice) July 2011.
Buy Art Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester, October 2011.
Buy Art Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester, September 2012.
Bury Art Gallery, Bury, Lancs (as part of Bury Art Festival in aid of Bury Hospice) May 2013.
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Art Gallery, Open Exhibition, 2013
Buy Art Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester, September 2013.
Bury Art Gallery, Bury Lancs (fundraiser for Bury Hospice July 2014
Buy Art Fair, Granada Studios, Manchester, September 2014.
Bury Art Week, Bury Art Gallery, May 2015
Buy Art Fair, Granada Studios, Manchester, September 2015.
Bury Art Festival, Bury Art Gallery, April-May 2016.
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Art Gallery, Open Exhibition, 2016
Butterfly Fine Art Gallery, December 2016
For forthcoming exhibitions, please click the News link.
Michael Gutteridge in Copenhagen