Chris Pig

Statement

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.

Education

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

2007

  • 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

2005

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

2004

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

2001

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

2000

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

1999

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

1998

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

1997

  • Group Show, Sussex Arts Club, Brighton

1996

  • Show with Julie Bennett, Vincent Gallery, Exeter

1995

  • Stoke Newington Festival, Solo Show and Group Show

1994

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

1993

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

1992

  • Low Life, Solo Show, Vincent Gallery, Exeter

1990

  • Show with Julie Bennett, Harlequins Centre, Exeter

Publications

  • 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