Approved: 15.05.2007

Christopher Hall

Artist, Film-maker, Maker

Approved: 15.05.2007

Christopher Hall is an artist who works primarily as a painter though his practice has included film, installation, photography and live event/performance. He was the winner of the Swinton Foundation Prize at New Lights 2013.

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    Biography

    Christopher Hall is an artist who works primarily as a painter though his practice has included film, installation, photography and live event/performance. He was the winner of the Swinton Foundation Prize at New Lights 2013.

    Born in the Midlands and a Fine Art graduate of Leeds School of Art, Christopher has exhibited widely in the UK and Europe; his paintings and artworks have been widely acclaimed, and can be found in many private collections.

    He takes a methodical and a collage-like approach to his work; utilising a range of media to explore and present his ideas. His approach, coupled with a strong desire to experiment and let chance play its part, means that his output is not easily defined or compartmentalised. Rather it can be seen to ‘hang together’ and the results have a consistency and coherence of their own.

    His paintings are strewn with half-buried fragments, scrubbed out lines, appropriated material and allegorical references; the discipline and craft of oil painting finely balanced with a compulsion to experiment. The ‘failings’ and idiosyncrasies of his method are singularly embraced, encouraged even; they are allowed to change the course of the work and take it in new and unexpected directions.

     

    CV & Education

    Forthcoming

    2015 - Christopher Hall at The Bowery

     

    Qualifications and training

    2006 - EXP24 film collective 2006-09, East Street Arts, Leeds

    2002 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds

     

    Competitions, prizes and awards

    2015 Aesthetica Art Prize (longlist)

    2014 Northern Artist’s Film Programme, Quays Culture, MEDIACITYUK (shortlisted)

    2014 Threadneedle Art Prize (pre-selected artist/longlist)

    2013 Swinton Foundation Award (winner)

    2013 New Lights Art Prize (shortlisted)

     

    Solo exhibitions

    2013 - Endlichkeit, Swinton Park Hotel, Swinton Park, Masham, Ripon

    2010 - REAL-TIME, Leeds Central Library, Exhibition Space, 1st Floor Leeds Central Library

     

    Group exhibitions

    2014 - Leeds Revisited, East Street Arts & The Dortmunder Gruppe, BIG Gallery, Dortmund, Germany

    2014 - Art in the Barn, Oakwell Hall, Birstall

    2014 - New Lights Award Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

    2013 - South Square Salon, South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford

    2013 - Batley Open Exhibition, Batley Art Gallery

    2013 - New Lights, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate

    2013 - Lightworks 2013 - Film 'Sethos' (10:00 mins: Super 8 transferred to DV: 2013), Grimsby

    2012 - Awakening, Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Rd, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1LJ

    2012 - Lightworks 2012 - Film 'Composition' (5:00 mins: Super 8 transferred to DV: 2012), Grimsby Minster, Grimsby, Lincolnshire

    2012 - Shadow and Light, Light Night, Leeds College of Art, Vernon Street, Leeds

    2012 - South Square Salon 2012, South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford

    2011 - Artisan Salon, East Street Arts, Patrick Studios

    2011 - Full Circle Launch Exhibition, FullCircle Bespoke Design Emporium, Unit A, Aire Place Mills 141 Kirkstall Road

    2011 - Jackson's Yard Spring Art Show 2011, Red Eric Studios, Westfield Road, Leeds

    2007 - Artists Show 2007, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds

    2007 - Leeds Art Fair 2007, The Light, Leeds

    2006 - Leeds Art Fair 2006, The Light, Leeds

    2005 - The Yorkshire Open, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds

    2004 - Sound Light Movement, Leeds Met Gallery, Leeds

    2003 - The Walsall Open, The New Art Gallery, Walsall

    2002, Artists Show, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds

    2002 - Peep - Fine Art Degree Show, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds

     

    Live/Performance

    2012 - United Voids - Film 'Composition' (5:00 mins: Super 8 transferred to DV: 2012),', 1 in 12 Club, 21-23 Albion St, Bradford

    2011 - Cinéma Corporel, Arch Z, Granary Wharf, Leeds

    2010 - and...CUT!, The Common Place, Leeds

    2010 - C I N E M A P O V E R A - 'The Waste Land' Expanded cinema performance, Art in unusual spaces, Former TK Maxx unit, Leeds Shopping Plaza

    2009 - Short Films of Chris Hall presented by Architects of Harmonic Rooms, Victoria Hotel, Leeds

    2008 - EXP24 Re-form[at] screening, 'Transmission' multi projection performance, Victoria Hotel, Leeds 2008 - KiNETIKA! presents EXP24 - 'Reflections on the Brave New World' Live multi-projection durational piece using 16mm and Super 8, 22nd Leeds International Film Festival, Upstairs@the Adelphi, Leeds

    2007 - KINETIKA! Super8 and 16mm Film Salon, Leeds International Film Festival, Upstairs at the Adelphi, Leeds

    2007 - Ladyfest Leeds 2007 - Film 'Target:Market' (12mins: Super 8 transferred to VHS: 2007), Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds

    2006 - EXP24 - Film 'colleague #1' (5:50 mins: VHS: 2006), Brudenell Social Club, Hyde Park, Leeds

    2006 - Light Night presents EXP24, The Dark Arches, Granary Wharf, Leeds

    2004 - Fuse Festival Fringe Night, Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds

     

    Workshops

    2009 - EXP24 Introduction to Super 8 Film Workshop, East Street Arts, Patrick Studios, Leeds

    2009 - EXP24-3 Day Introduction to Super 8 Workshop, Leeds University, Fine Art Department

    2008 - EXP24 Camera-less 16mm Film Workshop , Leeds Central Library, 3rd Floor meeting room

    2008 - EXP24 Introduction to Super 8 Workshop, East Street Arts, Patrick Studios, Leeds

    2008 - EXP24 Introduction to Super 8 Workshop, Leeds College of Art, Blenheim Walk

    2008 - EXP24-Re-form[at] Introduction to Super 8 Workshop, East Street Arts, Patrick Studios

    2008 - KiNETIKA! Super 8 Workshop, Leeds International Film Festival, The Wardrobe, Leeds

     

    Site specific

    2009 - Trial by Fire screened as part of EXP24 presents RECLAIMED, Former Royal Park School, Leeds