In addition to his activity as an artist, David has contributed writing and reviews to numerous artists’ projects and publications. He is co-director of Rogue Artists’ Studios CIC, the largest studios in the North of England.
His current work centres on the use of both personal and institutional photographic archives to produce sequences of paintings that address historical and political themes through the lived experience of their subjects. He was recently awarded a Cornerhouse (Manchester) commission to produce a film about his work with an East German family photograph album.
David is a current PhD candidate at MIRIAD in Manchester Metropolitan University. His research centres on the potential for painting to address historical themes.
Works in the collections of East Sussex County Council, Rank Xerox, Halliwell’s, Touchstones Rochdale, Deutsche Kreditbank AG, and Steven Berkoff.
‘David Gledhill’s Doctor Munscheid photo-realist paintings are meticulous renditions taken from a 1950’s photo album picked up from a Frankfurt flea market. The paintings’ chilling air of displaced nostalgia derives from the seeming incompatibility of dead ordinary family snaps and the artfulness of Gledhill’s painterly dedication.’
Robert Clark from the Guardian (6/11/2010)
Recent and Forthcoming Solo Exhibitions
2016 McCarthyism, CASC, University of Chester
2015 Album, Holden Gallery Café, Manchester School of Art
2013 Dr Munscheid Paintings, Lowry Hotel, Salford.
2011 Dr Munscheid Paintings, Philips Gallery, Manchester.
2010 Built, City Inn Hotel, Manchester.
2008 These Streets, Recent Paintings Philips Gallery, Manchester.
2006 This Was Home, ‘Touchstones’, Rochdale Art Gallery.
2006 Away From Home, Lowry Hotel, Manchester.
2004 All The Things We Saw, Huyton Gallery, Merseyside.
2003 Cedar Avenue, Comme Ca Art Gallery, Manchester.
1997 Romance, Atrium Bookshop, Cork Street, London.
1996 Close-up, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.
Recent and Forthcoming Group Exhibitions
2017 Berlin 1936 Olympic Village Project neo:gallery 23, Bolton.
2016 Olydo Berlin 2016, Deutsche Kreditbank AG, Berlin.
2016 Progress, Rogue Project Space, Manchester.
2015 Hung, Drawn and Curated, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
2015 Hankering for Classification, Toast, Manchester.
2013 Strarta Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London. Phillips Gallery
2013 Neo Art Prize, Market Place Gallery Bolton. (commendation)
2013 Zeigen/Reveal, Three person show Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.
2012 A Century Later, Touchstones Rochdale.
2011 Re-Covering Untitled Gallery, Manchester.
2011 Affordable Art Fair: Milan, Brussels, Bristol.
2010 Two-Person Show with Corin Sworn, Castlefield Gallery.
2007 Meeting Point, axellappprojects, Berlin.
2007 Millscapes, Touring Exhibition (Rochdale/Oldham/Stockport)
2005 Building Capacity, Storey Institute Gallery, Lancaster.
2017 Jenkinson’s Award, University of Bolton
2016 Publication of ‘In Camera’ (with Nicholas Royle) Negative Press.
2016 PhD candidate MIRIAD, Manchester School of Art
2016 Jenkinson’s Award, University of Bolton.
2012 Stage 2 of the John Moores Painting Prize
2011 Awarded Cornerhouse Microcommission
2005 (Current) Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Bolton University
2005 (Current) administrator/co-director Rogue Artists’ Studios CIC, Manchester