Victor Felix Gallery

Richard Sweeney

Fluid Dynamic VII. Paper & adhesive, 55 x 55 x 15 cm, 2021.

Fluid Dynamic VIII. Paper & adhesive, 55 x 55 x 15 cm, 2021.

Cloud. Paper & adhesive, 100 x 100 x 30 cm, 2021.

Waves (02M). Paper, 41 x 25 x 14 cm, 2010.

Swan II. Paper & adhesive, 180 x 50 x 50 cm (including plinth), 2021.

Flight Sequence. Paper, 175 x 115 x 26 cm, 2021.

Swan IV. Paper & adhesive, 51 x 38 x 21 cm, 2021.

Beta 8. 34 x 34 x 12 cm, Paper, epoxy and acrylic, 2009.

Untitled (Column). Paper, adhesive, lead, monofilament nylon, 500 x 450 x 500 cm, 1-24 February 2013, Le Beffroi, Montrouge, Paris. Exhibition 'Miniartextil, Agora'.

Unitled. Paper, adhesive, lead, monofilament nylon, 120 x 120 x 120 cm, 2013. Victor Felix Gallery, London.


Richard Sweeney was born in Huddersfield, England in 1984. Richard’s practice combines the disciplines of design, photography, craft and sculpture, resulting in a varied output of work including graphic design and public sculpture commissions. Richard seeks to maintain an experimental, hand-on approach, utilising the unique properties of often mundane materials to discover unique sculptural forms.


2003 - 2007 Bachelor of Arts: wood, metal, ceramics & glass. Manchester Metropolitan University

2002 - 2003 Pre BA Foundation Art & Design. Batley School of Art and Design

Solo Shows

2013 Richard Sweeney. Victor Felix Gallery, London. September 28th - October 28th

Selected Exhibitions

2021 Deirdre Dyson Gallery, London. Cut, Pleat Repeat. November 1st 2021- January 14th 2022

2017 Paper, Present. Daelim Museum, Seoul, South Korea.

2016 Paper Play: Kindergarten to Contemporary Art.

2015 Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami. Touring galleries in USA until 2020

2015 International Exhibition of Contemporary Paper Art. Old Jaffa Antiquities Museum, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel.

2015 CODA Paper Art 2015. CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

2014 Surface to structure. The Cooper Union, New York City.

2014 Somewhere Between Creation & Destruction. Joselhoff Gallery, University of Hartford, Connecticut.

2013 Block Party: contemporary craft inspired by the art of the tailor, Crafts Council England. Multiple venues.

2013 Art at No.10. 10 Downing Street, London.

2013 Paperworks. Berkshire Museum, Massachusetts.

2013 Miniartextil Montrouge. Le Beffroi, Montrouge, Paris.

2012 Folding Neon. Collaborative neon sculptures with Neon Workshops, Wakefield, England.

2012 Miniartextil. Como, Italy.

2012 Lincoln Cathedral. Olympic Horses commissioned for Lincoln Flower Festival 2012.

2012 Spatial Shift. The Gallery Project in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

2012 Folding Paper: The infinite possibilities of origami. Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles.

2011 Turned Pages. Bridge Gallery of Contemporary Art, Chicago

2011 Wallpaper* Handmade. Milan. In collaboration with Boucheron.

2011 More Than Floral. Bilston Craft Gallery, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

2011 Sofia International Art Biennial 2011. Amateras Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2010 Interiors 2010, NEC Birmingham, England. Furniture design in collaboration with Lazerian Studio Manchester.

2010 Affordable Art Fair 2010, Battersea Park, London. Represented by Victor Felix Gallery.

2010 BOX window-gallery installation, Vestergade, Denmark.

2009 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London. Represented by Victor Felix Gallery.

2009 Papershapers, Scion Installation, Culver City. California.

2009 12x12x122. BECA gallery, New Orleans, USA.

2009 100% Design London. Collaborative exhibtion with Lazerian studio.

2009 Paper. Peel Gallery, Houston, Texas.

2008 Mobius: Pleated forms in paper. Selfridges, Orchard Street windows, London.

2008 Crafts Council: New Faces. Canary Wharf Mall.

2008 Small Show Huge Talent. 9 Hillgate Street, Notting Hill Gate, London.

2008 Beta Sheet, paper installation. Somerset House, London for the Origin Craft Fair.

2007 Designers in Residence. Design Museum, London

2007 Cartasia: International Paper Festival. Outdoor installation, Lucca, Italy