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Born 1979 in Hartlepool, lives and works in Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

PhD, Newcastle University in partnership with Woodhorn Museum 2015 - 2020
MFA, Newcastle University 2008 – 2010
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Northumbria University 1999 – 2002


Trustee of Ashington Group Collection, Contemporary British Painting Committee member, Newcastle Arts Centre Trustee.

(Portrait by Christopher Owens)



'The Ashington Paintings | Redux', XL Gallery, Newcastle University 


'All I Start Will End', Herrick Gallery, London

‘The Ashington Paintings’, Woodhorn Museum, Ashington
This Must Be the Place’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘Codeword’, PAPER, Manchester
‘Narbi Price’, Galleria SIX, Milan, Italy
Shan’t Quit’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘Narbi Price (site specific work)’, Galleria SIX, Milan, Italy



Assembly, Rye Creative Centre, Rye

Beyond the Goldmine Standard, Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle upon Tyne

New Light Prize, touring Birkenhead, London, Keswick, Newcastle upon Tyne, Harrogate


Darktown Beano, Atelier Brighton, Brighton 2023

Darker Than a Blackbird’s Retina, Calder Art Supplies, Huddersfield, 2023

Tarpey Open, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington, 2023

A Generous Space 3, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, 2023

'The Discerning Eye', Mall Galleries, London

'Arcadia For All? Rethinking Landscape Painting Now', Attenborough Art Centre, Leicester

'Darker Than a Blackbird's Retina', Calder Art Supplies, Huddersfield

'X – Contemporary British Painting', Newcastle Contemporary Art, Newcastle upon Tyne

'Arcadia For All? Rethinking Landscape Painting Now', The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds

'Paradise Found: New Vision of the Blackdown Hills', The Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton

'Entwined - Plants in Contemporary Art', 20-21 Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

'Where We Live', Lakeside Arts, Nottingham


'Entwined - Plants in Contemporary Art', Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield

'Gertrude Presents', Truman Brewery, London

Bankley Open, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester

'This must be the place', The Art House, Wakefield

'Paint Edgy', The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber

'Living with the Past', Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield

'Beep Painting Biennale', Elysium, Swansea

'Surroundings', Old Parcels Office, Scarborough

'Vitalistic Fantasies', Elysium, Swansea

'A Generous Space 2 - #ArtistSupportPledge', New Art Gallery Walsall

'Paradoxes: 52 Painters', Quay Arts, Isle of Wight

'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere', Newcastle Contemporary Art, Newcastle upon Tyne

'Still Life with Flowers, Rye Art Gallery, Rye

'Where We Live', Millennium Gallery, Sheffield


'Small is Beautiful', Hansard Studio, London

'Open Exhibition', Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle upon Tyne

'Where We Live', Alan Baxter Gallery, London

'Infrastructure', Middlesbrough Art Weekender, Middlesbrough

'Where We Are Now', Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Sunderland

'Unlocked', Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool

'Unkempt - Shifting Aesthetics in Representations of Landscape', Messums Wiltshire, Tisbury

'Figurative Art Now', Mall Galleries, London (online)

'Bus Stop Gothic', Online

'Pretty Ugly', Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London

'The Lockdown Interviews Exhibition', The Cello Factory, London


'Vitalistic Fantasies', The Cello Factory, London 

'Paint the Town in Sound', Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Sunderland

ART STOPS, Various Locations in County Durham

'CENTURY', Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool

‘Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2020’, Royal Academy of Arts, London

'New Light Art Prize', Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough

'Dance First, Think Later, General Practice, Lincoln

'Relazioni Scomposte', Galleria SIX, Milan, Italy

'Picture Palace', Transition Gallery, London

'Beyond Other Horizons: Contemporary Paintings Made in Britain & Romania', Palace of Culture, Iași, Romania


'neo:artprize', Bolton Museum & Art Gallery, Bolton

‘Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019’, Royal Academy of Arts, London

'Made in Britain: 82 Painters of the 21st Century', Muzeum Narodowe w Gdańsk, Poland 


'New Painting', The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church, London
‘St Nowhere’, Lewisham Arthouse, London
‘Paint North’, Ladybeck Project Space, Leeds
‘Testcard P’, The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church, London
Vicennial’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017’, Royal Academy of Arts, London
‘The Contemporary British Painting Prize: Group Show 2017’, The Stables Gallery, London
‘Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare part IV’, CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, London
‘Connections’, B&D Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘PAPER #33: The Cat Show’, PAPER, Manchester
Second Glances’, Michaela Helfrich Gallery, Berlin, Germany
‘PAPER #25: Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare (part I)’, PAPER, Manchester
NORTH’, Newcastle Pavilion, Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Warrington
Ten’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘The Haworth Prize’, Mall Galleries, London
‘Beyond the Goldmine Standard’, RPM, Newcastle upon Tyne (catalogue)
‘(detail)’, H-Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand, touring to Transition Gallery, London, and Usher Gallery, Lincoln
‘Towards A New Socio-Painting’, Transition Gallery, London
‘HYDRA’, Unit 53, The Market Place, Bolton
‘another landscape’, dot to dot active arts, The Shed, Whistle Art Stop, Haltwhistle
Between fact and fiction’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘Small is Beautiful XXXI’, Flowers, London
‘PAPER #10: End of the Line’, Paper Gallery, Manchester
‘Painting, Past, Present: A Painter’s Craft’, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘Luminous Language’, Launch F18, New York, USA
‘Paper #3’, Paper Gallery, Manchester
‘John Moores Painting Prize’, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 
‘neo:artprize’, neo:gallery22, Bolton
‘6 X 4’, Motorcade/FlashParade, Bristol
‘Omnia Mea Mecum Porto: Works on Paper’, the Kotti-Shop, Berlin, Germany
‘Arte Fiera’, with Marc Bijl, Galleria SIX, Bologna, Italy
‘Hole Editions: Ink on Paper’, Durham Art Gallery & DLI Museum, Durham
‘Nothing, Like Something, Happens Anywhere – New Work by Narbi Price and Neil Cammock’, Moving Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘9’, ACA Dovetail, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘John Moores Painting Prize’, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool



Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Curatorial Fellowship


CuratorSpace Artist Bursary


Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award

GreatArt Award, neoartprize


Visual Artist of the Year, Journal Culture Awards

Winner, The Contemporary British Painting Prize


AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award, Newcastle University & Woodhorn Museum
Prize winner, John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Working Award, Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts
Bartlett Travel Scholarship, Newcastle University
AHRC Research Bursary, Newcastle University
Graduate Fellowship in Painting, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Travel Award, British Airways



'The Highest Form of Hope', interview with NE Times Magazine by Richard Dawson

Narbi Price: Lockdown, article, NARC. Beverley Knight 

Painters Today Podcast, interview with Lucy Cox


Against the Day, article for Culture Matters

Cultural Peeps Podcast, interview with Iain Wheeldon


'Narbi Price - The Ashington Paintings' catalogue, featuring 'Striking Scenes' essay by Matthew Collings. 

'Award-winning artist Narbi Price has followed in the footsteps of the Pitmen Painters', feature by David Whetstone, Chronicle Live, Newcastle upon Tyne, 25 May 

'Unseen Pitmen Painters' art goes on display in Ashington', BBC website, May 26


2017 According to... Narbi Price, interview with Jackson's Art by Lisa Takahasi
‘Narbi Price’, interview, David Whetstone, Chronicle Live (Newcastle upon Tyne), 2 June
Known (un)known’, essay, Matthew Hearn, Vane, May 
‘This Must Be the Place’, review, Andrew Etherington, ArtMag, (Edinburgh), 17 May
‘Narbi Price’, article, Claire Dupree, NARC. (Newcastle upon Tyne), May
‘Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting’, pub. Phaidon, London
‘Narbi Price reflects on painting and Manchester Bombing locations’, interview, Pocket Manchester(Manchester), 3 June
‘Space Explored’, article, Sara Jaspan, PAPER magazine (Manchester), 3 June
‘Narbi Price – Talking in Code’, video talk at PAPER, Manchester, Vimeo, part 1part 2part 3, June 
‘Drawing and Painting: Materials and Techniques for Contemporary Artists’, Kate Wilson, pub. Thames & Hudson, London
‘The work of Narbi Price’, online video interview, for the Contemporary Visual Arts Network, and this is tomorrow (London), December
‘Shan’t Quit’, review, Robert Meddes, The Crack (Newcastle upon Tyne), October
‘Shan’t Quit’, preview, NARC. (Newcastle upon Tyne), September
‘John Moores Painting Prize shortlist’, article, BBC News website, 30 August
‘John Moores Painting Prize: Narbi Price’, interview, Chris Sharratt, Axisweb

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