Martin Langford Biography

Martin Langford




Painter and printmaker Martin Langford was born in England in 1970. His formal art education began with courses at Watford College where he took introductory courses in printmaking. He then entered Polytechnic South West (now Plymouth University), where he received his BA in Fine Arts, with a focus on printmaking, in 1993. This was followed by an advanced post-graduate certificate in mezzotint from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in 1995. 

Langford has exhibited at the Gallery of Graphic Work in New York; Hoorn Ashby Galleries in Nantucket and New York; Derby Fine Arts, Chicago; the Capital Arts Center in Taipei, Taiwan, 1999-2000; Taipei Print Biennial, 2000; and exhibits regularly at the Davidson Galleries in Seattle, WA as well as the Original Print Exhibition, Pall Mall, London; Royal Society Painter/Printmakers members exhibitions, London, and Wills Arts Warehouse, group shows, London. He is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers/Royal Engravers; Southbank Printmakers collective. 

Brook Gallery Award, BITE Exhibition, 2012
RIS Purchase Prize, RE Open, 2012
Hector Purchase Prize Award, Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, 2010
Technician's Choice Awards, Originals, 2010
Ashmolean Museum of Oxford Prize, 2009
Joseph Webb Memorial Award for outstanding etching, Originals, 2009
Fenton Arts Trust Award, Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, 2009
David Gluck RE Memorial Award, Artichoke Print Workshop, Originals, 2009
John Purcell Paper Award, Originals, 2007
Printmaking Today Award, Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, 2006
Burt & Co. Paper Award, Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, 2005
St. Cuthbert's Mill Award, Mall Galleries, Originals, 2005
University of Aberystwyth School of Art, Purchase Prize, 2005
Print Space Gallery Award, 2002
Workhouse Gallery Purchase Prize Award, 2002
Gwen May RE Commemorative Award for outstanding work by a printmaker under 26, National Print Exhibition, 1996
Gwen May RE Student Award, National Print Exhibition, 1995

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