Educated University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, with post-graduate studies in painting at Royal Academy Schools, London. Since 1987 he has held seven one-man exhibitions in Yorkshire, Sussex, Cumbria, London and Sabadell, Catalonia, Spain. Vilarrubi has participated in some forty public and private group exhibitions including numerous festivals, the Painters and Stainers' Exhibition (2005) and the Discerning Eye (2007). Awards include the Hatton Gallery Award, Celia Walker Prize and several commissions for National Trust Foundation for Art. Represented by Francis Kyle Gallery since 2006, Vilarrubi participated in the 2006 theme exhibition there Everyone Sang: A view of Siegfried Sassoon and his World by twenty five painters today, and Motherland: Contemporary painters from the West winter in Russia in 2008, That gong-tormented Sea: Contemporary painters pursue the idea and reality of Byzantium in 2009 and Jumping for Joyce in 2013.

'I aim to reflect direct experience through paint,' observes Vilarrubi. 'Through the use of colour, shape, rhythm and specially texture the painting becomes an object of experience that involves the senses with a living, tangible life'.

Selected Exhibitions

2015                            Awagami International Print Show Japan

2013                            Jumping for Joyce  Contemporary painters revel in the world of James Joyce  Francis Kyle Gallery  London

2011                             This Twittering World Contemporary Painters celebrate TS Eliot’s Four Quartets  Francis Kyle Gallery  London

2011                             The Handmade House Open House Ditchling   Sussex

2011                             Pigment and Light  Landscapes of The Level Brighton  Phoenix Brighton

2010                            The Handmade House Open House Ditchling  Sussex

2009                           That gong- tormented Sea: Contemporary painters pursue the idea and reality of Byzantium  Francis Kyle Gallery London

2008                           Rodina Contemporary Painters in West Winter Russia  Francis Kyle Gallery London

2007                           The Discerning Eye Mall  Galleries London

2006                           Everyone Sang  Siegfried Sassoon  Francis Kyle Gallery  London

2005                           The Painter-Stainers Exhibition London

2004                           Cinecontact Gallery Newman St.  London

2004                            Blue  Mixed Exhibition The Corridor Gallery  London

2004                            Inside Out  Members Show  Phoenix Arts Association Bright

2004                            The Corridor Gallery Summer Show  Kentish Town  London

2004                            The Samling Foundation  Dilston Manor  County Durham         

2004                            Brighton Fringe Festival Open House  Hanover Arts Trail

2004                        The Reservoir Hanover Arts Trail Exhibition  Brighton

2003                            Brighton Fringe Festival Open House  Hanover Arts Trail

2003                            Phoenix Arts Association Members Open Show   Brighton  

2003                            Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells  Kent

2002                            Brighton Fringe Festival Open House   Hanover Arts Trail  

2001                             Three-man show   Betty Moreton Gallery  Brixton   London

2000                            Quality Street Phoenix Arts AssociationBrighton

1999                              Star Gallery Lewes Sussex

1998                              The Samling Foundation at Dovenest   Lake Windermere

1996                              The Reading Room Ormesby Hall  Middlesbrough

1996                              Galeria Nova 3 Sabadell Catalonia Spain

1995                              Stephen Carruthers Gallery Hackney London

1987                               The Arcade Gallery Harrogate  North Yorkshire