Chris Pig


I’ve been printmaking almost ever since I can remember; I made my first etching plate when I was about fourteen or fifteen and little else has interested me ever since. Since childhood as well, I have been interested in representing the world around me; specifically narrative situations that sum up the human condition. My work vacillates between these narrative images and those that are devoid of narrative and concerned with aesthetics.


Hertfordshire College of Art and Design (foundation course)

Exeter College of Art and Design – BA(Hons) Art and Design 2:1

Winchester College of Art – MA(Soton)

Selected exhibitions


  • IMPRESSED – group show of original prints with M.C. Escher, Anne Desmet and Fernando Feijoo, Vinson Gallery
  • Workshop at the Atlanta Printmaker’s Studio
  • Lecture: The Life of a Printmaker at SCAD Atlanta


  • Jealousy a one-man show of engravings, etchings and linocuts, Vinson Gallery


  • Made in England: Four British Printmakers, Vinson Gallery
  • ATLart[04], Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta


  • National Print Open, Mall Galleries, London
  • Show with Julius Breeze, Fitzroy Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
  • Atrophy, group show, The Forge, Shoreditch, London


  • National Print Open, Mall Galleries, London
  • Cumberland Paper Mills Award for a Printmaker of Outstanding Merit
  • B&Wx3YBA, group show, Vinson Gallery


  • Group Show, Start Gallery, Fulham, London
  • National Print Open, Mall Galleries, London


  • Group Show, Start Gallery, Fulham, London
  • Empty Bottles, Full Ashtrays, Solo Show, Sussex Arts Club, Brighton
  • Solo Show, The Rosemary Branch, Islington, London


  • Group Show, Sussex Arts Club, Brighton


  • Show with Julie Bennett, Vincent Gallery, Exeter


  • Stoke Newington Festival, Solo Show and Group Show


  • Artists in Spain, Stormont Studio, Rye, East Sussex


  • Open Studios, Barcelona, Spain
  • MA Group Show, British Institute, Barcelona, Spain
  • MA Final Show, Winchester School of Art


  • Low Life, Solo Show, Vincent Gallery, Exeter


  • Show with Julie Bennett, Harlequins Centre, Exeter


  • I couldn’t Paint Golden Angels, autobiography of Albert Meltzer
  • Despite Anything, short stories and other writings by Mark Whittaker
  • Featured in Bringing Print to Atlanta Printmaking Today, winter 2006
  • Starting From Scratch, Article about setting-up a studio in Spain, Printmaking Today, Summer 2005
  • Making His Mark, review by Felicia Feaster, Creative Loafing, Atlanta
  • Culture Surfing, interview, Creative Loafing, Atlanta
  • Beautifully Revealing, Concealing, by Jerry Cullum, Atlanta Journal
  • Ambit Magazine, summer 2006, front cover and five-page spread
  • Ambit Magazine, autumn 2006, five page spread
  • Outcasts come out of the dark Review by Catherine Fox, Atlanta Journal

Represented by

  • Vinson Gallery
  • Decatur, Georgia USA
  • Stone and Press Gallery, New Orleans USA
  • Wharepuke Print Studio and Gallery, Kerikeri New Zealand