Approved: 16.08.2006

Chris Wood

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

I studied furniture design at Middlesex University and an interest in light led me to explore the physical and visual qualities of glass. I then went on to study Glass at the Royal College of Art, where I worked on architectural scale projects dealing with issues of light and space.
Glass is a material which allows me to exploit the aesthetic potential of Light. Minimal structures, support simple

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  • Location: Ely, East
  • Activities: Public art, Private commissions
  • Categories: Project, Glass, Installation, Mixed Media, Public Art
 

Biography

I studied furniture design at Middlesex University and an interest in light led me to explore the physical and visual qualities of glass. I then went on to study Glass at the Royal College of Art, where I worked on architectural scale projects dealing with issues of light and space. Glass is a material which allows me to exploit the aesthetic potential of Light. Minimal structures, support simple arrangements of glass, which interact with light to create complex patterns of light and shade, which change depending upon the position of the viewer and the angle of the light source. I live and work in Cambridgeshire where I produce experimental glass and light works for exhibition. Informed by this exploratory approach I also produce work to commission for architectural and interior situations. I am one of eleven artists selected for the Arts Council England Eastern Region Escalator Scheme in 2005.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2012 - Light, Babylon Gallery, Ely 2010 - Light, Print House gallery, London 2004 - Light, Chapel Gallery, Risely Befordshire 2004 - Light, Stamford Art Centre, Stamford 2003 - Light, Fermynwoods Gallery, Kettering 2002 - Lines of Light, Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire 2002 - Lines of Light, Stained Glass Museum, Ely, Cambridgeshire 1999 - Light, Reflection and Illusion, The Old Fire Engine House, Ely, Cambridgeshire Group exhibitions 2011 - International Art Fairs, Various, London, New York, Toronto, Chicago, Miami, utecht, Amsterdam, Brussels and Milan 2010 - Art Fairs, Various, London, New York, Toronto, Chicago, Miami, Amsterdam, Brussels 2010 - Mixed Summer Show, Byard Art, Cambridge 2010 - Mixed Summer Show, Woolff Gallery, London 2010 - mixed Winter Show, Woolff Gallery, London 2010 - Showed work with Peter Blake touring exhibition Alaphabet,, Bristol Gallery, Bristol 2009 - Art Fairs, Various, Brussels, New York, Utrecht, Amsterdam, London. 2009 - Smorgasbord, GX Gallery, london 2008 - Art Fairs, Various, New York, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, 2008 - Wysing arts centre Launch Exhibition, wysing Arts Centre, Bourn Cambridge 2006 - Art Fairs , Various, London & New York City 2005 - Byard Open, Byard Art, Cambridge 2005 - Stay, Great Eastern Hotel, London 2004 - Visual Rhythms, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 2002 - Plumbline Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall 2002 - Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art, London 2002 - Open Studios Preview, Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire 2002 - Pattern Crazy, Crafts Council, London 2001 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London 2001 - Art Glass, Chapel Gallery, Bedford 2001 - Discerning Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London 2000 - CGS Members Exhibition, Plumbline Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall 2000 - Light Phantastic, Plumbline Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall Curated projects 2007 - Flow, East England Regional Assebly Offices , Brussels Intervention 1998 - Mirror installation in the Fens, , Part of Lines of Light Exhibition, Babylon Gallery, Dimmocks Cote, near Stretham, Cambridgeshire Private commissions 2010 - Light Shower, For the home of Lionel March, former Rector of the RCA, Cambridgeshire 2006 - Coloured Light, For the home of Lala Wilbrams, Poland 2006 - Light, For the home of Lord Jopling, Former Minister for Food Agriculture and Fisheries, London 2004 - Lines of Light, Commissioned to produce artwork to be given as a gift to Jack Straw Former Government Minister., London Public commissions 2011 - light Boxes, Christies Cancer hospital, Manchester 2010 - Animate, Christies Cancer Hospital , Oldham 2010 - Commissioned to draw up Concept Design Proposal for New Zaha Hadid building , King Abdullah Petroleum Studies & Research Centre, Riyadh 2010 - Optical Aggregate, Freeman house , Cambridge 2008 - Chroma, premier Travel Inn, Histon, Cambridge 2008 - Circulation and Petri, St Helens & Knowsley Hospital, St Helens 2008 - Golau, Venue Cymru, Llandudno 2007 - Aurora, Golden Square Shopping Centre, Warrington 2007 - Chromatic Alliance, East England Regional Assembly Offices, Brussels 2004 - Luce Colorata, Cambridgshire County Council & South Cambs Primary Care Trust, Cambourne, Cambridgeshire 2003 - Ladder of Light, Papworth Hospital, Cambridgeshire 2002 - Light screens, Highfields School, Ely Corporate commissions 2009 - Ordered Chance, Gardiner & Theobold, London 2007 - Chroma, Petro Canada, london Bridge London 2007 - Lightworks, IPC Media Marketing Suite, Blue Fin Building, Southwark Street, London 2007 - Nine wall mounted artworks various titles, IPC Media, Marketing Suite , London 2007 - Polychroma series, Candover, Old Baily, London 2006 - Network, Wellcome Trust, Bioinformatics Institue, Hinxton Hall, Cambs. 2005 - Coloured Light, GlaxoSmithKline, Middlesex 2005 - Coloured Light Series, Deloitte Academy, Deloitte & Touche, London Competitions, prizes and awards 2005 - Escalator Visual Arts, Arts Council England, East, Eastern Region Educational experience - special needs 2002 - Workshop, Highfield Shcool for Children with Special Needs, Ely Publications 2010 - British Art Now, OTB Publishing 2006 - Colours in Architecture, Andrew Moore. 2006 - Deloittes Annual Review, Front Cover Image 2006 - Dictionary of British Artists since 1945. David Buckman