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Chris Wilson - Biography View Artwork

Born. Glengormley, Co.Antrim, 1959.

1979-1982 B.A.(Hons) Fine Art, Brighton Polytechnic.
1984-1985 M.A. Fine Art, University of Ulster.

Solo exhibitions
2011 “Land Marks”, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh.
2010 “Timelines” Gordon Gallery, Derry.
2010 Timelines, Gordon Gallery, Derry
2008 LandMarks, Higher Bridges Gallery, Clinton Centre,, Enniskillen, Co.Fermanagh
2007 Selected Works, James Patrick Gallery, Wiscasset, Maine, USA
2007 CoastLines, Gordon Gallery, Derry/Londonderry
2007 Mapping The Work Of Chris Wilson, Mullan Gallery, Belfast
2004 New Work, Mullan Gallery, Belfast
2002 The Robin Mullan Gallery, Belfast
2001 The Bridge Gallery, Dublin
1999 The Bridge Gallery, Dublin
1996 "Distant Night" Trist Anns Gallery, Dundalk, Ireland
1995 Exhibition - Recent Works, Wyvern Gallery, Dublin
1994 Exhibition - Recent Works, Wyvern Gallery, Dublin
1993 Exhibition - Recent Works, Duncan Campbell, London
1993 Shadows of Light, Spectrum Gallery, Veluko Turnovo Bulgaria
1992 The Silent Ground, Arts Council of Northern Ireland Touring Exhibition
1992 Shadows of Light, Teatrul Nationale, Bucharest, Romania
1990 Exhibition - Recent Works, Narrow Water Gallery, Warren Point
1989 From the Growth of the Soil, Arts Council Gallery, Belfast
1987 Exhibition - Recent Works, Project Arts Centre, Belfast

Group exhibitions
2011 130th RUA Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast.
“CAST 25”, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin.
2010 129th RUA Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast.
Gordon Gallery, Derry.
Mullan Gallery, Belfast.
2009 RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
2008 Make Straight For The Shore, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
2007 (C)artography, Mapping influences in Contemporary Irish Art, Crawford Gallery, Cork
2007 not in alphabetical order, Fingal County Council Public Art Collection, The Cowshed Theatre, Farmleigh,Dublin
2004 Near and Far, Discovery Centre, Grosmorne National Park, Newfoundland
2003 The Map is Not the Territory III, James Hockey Gallery, Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham
2003 Dearcadh, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin
2002 The Map is Not the Territory II, England and Co, London
2002 The Public Eye: Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection., Ormeau Baths Gallery and City Art Gallery,, Belfast & Edinburgh
2002 The Public Eye: Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection., Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast: City Art Gallery, Edinburgh, Belfast & Edinburgh
2000 Aer Rianta Arts Festival, Dublin
1999 Nexus, The Elaine Somers Gallery, Holywood
1998 Spatial Concepts, The Surrey Institute of Art and Design
1997 Irish Geographies, University of Nottingham
1997 Three Artists, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
1997 Vital Chords, Kennesaw University, Atlanta, Georgia
1997 Language, Mapping and Power, Orchard Gallery, Derry and The Mestni Galerija, Ljubijana, Slovenia
1996 Language, Mapping and Power, Galerie Nikki Diana Marquarot, Paris
1995 EV & A, Limerick City Art Gallery
1995 Works on Paper, Arts Council Gallery, Belfast
1995 A Terrible Beauty, Collyer-Bristow Gallery, London
1994 Group Show, Wyvern Gallery, Dublin
1991 Shocks to the System, Royal Festival Hall, London
1990 On the Balcony of the Nation, Lawndale Arts Centre, Houston and Tour of USA
1988 Open Futures, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
1988 Athena Art Awards, Barbican Centre, London
1988 Ireland-Deutschland Exchange, Duisburg, Bonn, Frankfurt

Public commissions
2011 “Horizons”, commission from the Office of Public Works for the Property Registration Authority , Roscommon.
“Shorelines”, 5 metre high bronze sculpture to mark the start of the Causeway Coastal Route at Jordanstown ,Loughshore Park, commissioned by Newtownabbey Borough Council.
2010 “Threads of Time”, bronze public art commission for Newtownabbey Borough Council, Mossley Mill, Co.Antrim.
2010 Landmarks, Tollymore Mountain Centre, Bryansford, Co.Down
2009 Oceans Edge, Down District Council, Ardglass harbour, Co.Down.
2007 TreeLines, Omagh Arts Centre, Omagh, Northern Ireland (more info)
2007 Interpreting the Mournes, Down District Council, Happy Valley, Mourne Mountains. (more info)
2007 River Lines, Commissioned by TIDAL, Toome Bypass, Co.Antrim (more info)
2006 Global Journeys, Down Distrcit Council, Newcastle, Co.Down (more info)
2005 Landscape Lines, stainless steel & neon map works, Northern Ireland Railways, Central Station, Belfast
Artist statement
My practice has involved the exploration of locations through the use of maps. The locations include interior spaces and landscape. The maps are used to create references to location both metaphorically and symbolically and to provide the basis for explorations of space. The significance of maps with their territorial references are used to investigate the illusion of three dimensional space created from materials normally read as flat. Particular works including 'mountain' employ multiple perspectives and opposing view points.

Mullan Gallery

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