Barton Hargreaves was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1975 and lives and works in London. He graduated from an MA in Fine Art Printmaking at the Royal College of Art in 2007 where he was awarded the Tim Mara Print Prize and the Tom Bendham drawing prize for his final show. Barton Hargreaves diverse practice has developed simultaneously with the technological developments wit...hin digital print. He makes indoor and outdoor installations, and fine art prints using digital and more traditional processes such as Etching and Screen Print, often mixing them all up together. The figure or indeed the absence of the figure through means such as the silhouette and cut out is used to explore themes of Time and Space, Being and Non-being; issues which he sees as central to the experience of being human. Currently Barton divides his time between his Print Fellowship at the Royal Academy Schools and his studio in Hackney Wick. Ongoing projects include creating new work for the front of the Jerwood Space in London and a commission as the guest artist to exhibit alongside the open submission at Originals 09. He was selected for Wallpaper* magazine’s Graduate Directory. Other prizes he has received include the 20/21 Century Art Prize and the Tim Mara Calgary Exchange both in 2006. Recent exhibitions include ‘Postgraduate Printmaking in London’ at the Clifford Chance Galleries, RA Summer Exhibition 2008, and the 20/21 Century Art Fair. He also has work in a number of collections including the Tim Mara Trust, the Royal Collage of Art Print Archive and the Royal Academy Schools Print Archive.