Biography of

Michael Curgenven

Michael was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire. As a child Michael could constantly be found with a sketch book and pencil in his hands, a love of drawing which he maintains to this day. After leaving school he continued his love of art by starting work as a trainee artist for an advertising agency whilst also attending Leeds school of Art. After a break of several years during which he worked as a professional musician he resumed his interest in art and attended Swarthmore College, where he studied painting and life drawing for three years under the tutelage of Mary Lord. He is married with two children and currently lives in the Holme Valley, West Yorkshire. He is an exhibiting member of Leeds Fine Artists.

Selected exhibitions

•Peterborough Art Gallery and Museum (Woodbine Contemporary Arts)

•Bradford College (Leeds Fine Arts)

•Battersea Affordable Art Fair

•Philip Not Gallery, London

•Oldham Art Gallery (Leeds Fine Arts)

•Dean Clough, Halifax (Laing painting competition-regional finalist)

•Mall galleries, London (Laing painting competition-national finalist. Selected for Laing calendar)

•Discerning Eye Exhibition (Mall galleries, London, Archive 2013)

•Cannon Hall Museum and Art gallery, Barnsley

Work in many collections in the U.K, U.S.A and Europe

•Duke of Devonshire collection (suite at Bolton Abbey Hotel)

•Parliamentary Art collection, House of Lords.

  Current exhibitions


    Leeds Fine Artists

    Showcase 2019

    Huddersfield Art Gallery

    Huddersfield HD1 2SU

      18th February - 11th May 2019  *** Extended until 25th May


   leeds Fine Artists

   "Expo 2019"

   The Crossley Gallery

    Dean Clough

    Halifax HX3 5AD

    7th May - 1st June 2019


    Holmfirth Art Week

    Holmfirth Civic Hall

    Huddersfield Road

    Holmfirth  HD9 3AS

    7th July- 13th July 2019