Approved: 22.11.2016

Christina France

Artist, Curator, Project manager

Approved: 22.11.2016

 My work is concerned with light, space, rhythm, repetition, geometry and chance. Essentially abstract in nature, an underlying narrative can be discerned in certain pieces. Currently I’m using soft, layered forms which seems to appear and disappear or sharper contrasting geometries; the circular form is omni present.
My approach to printmaking reflects my drawing practice where I’ll

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Artist Statement

 My work is concerned with light, space, rhythm, repetition, geometry and chance. Essentially abstract in nature, an underlying narrative can be discerned in certain pieces. Currently I’m using soft, layered forms which seems to appear and disappear or sharper contrasting geometries; the circular form is omni present.
My approach to printmaking reflects my drawing practice where I’ll re- invent, subvert, improvise and take chances in order to achieve particular results. I generally use the ‘conventional’ printmaking techniques of hard ground, soft ground and aquatint rather than photographic or digital processes, preferring the alchemy of the acid on copper or zinc where lines are bitten into the plate. 

CV & Education

Christina France

Visual artist working with print, drawing, shadow and time, Christina’s  work is concerned with space, rhythm, repetition, geometry and chance. As a printmaker, she  responds to the medium with spontaneity, connecting to its material properties, allowing the unique properties of the materials to dictate the progression of the work.

 

   Working from her studio in West London, Christina maintains strong links with the Alsace area of France where she lived and worked until 2005.  She exhibits regularly nationally and internationally and has work in the collections of the V&A Museum London as well as public and private collections in the Uk, Sweden and France.

 

Recent selected group exhibitions and Upcoming exhibitions 

2018 UCH London 

2018 Fountain Gallery London 

2017 Jack House Gallery, Portsmouth 

2017 November Print City, exibition wit PMC, Morely Gallery, London

2017 November Mini Print Prize exhibition Morley Gallery, London 

2017 October Pure Arts, Battle Kent 

2017 August On Paper exhibition, Chicago Print Cooperative 

2017 July Latest Edition Lindon Hall Studio, Deal 

2017 March  Lasting Impressions: A Selection of Works from the Printmakers Council Archive. 

Scarborough Art Gallery. 

2016 December SVAF members exhibition, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks curated by the Blackshed Gallery. 

2016 December Making Art Work Christmas exhibition, Gilbert and Clarke Gallery Maidstone. 

2016 November/December  Pushing Boundaries, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin and Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Co Laois, Ireland. 

2016  November PURE Autumn Art Fair, PowderMills Hotel, Battle. 

2016  October/ November Flourish Award for excellence in printmaking, shortlisted artists West Yorkshire Print Workshop. 

2016 In Two Parts Lombard Street Gallery, Margate. 

2016 Grafik i Vast, Sweden. Group exhibition, new members. 

2016 Making Art Work, Maidstone Museum & Bentliff Gallery, Maidstone, Kent. 

2016 21x21, International triennial of contemporary engraving, Barcelona. 

2016 Parallax Art Fair London represented by Print Solo. 

2016 West London Original Prints Show, London. 

2016 SVAF selected members exhibition, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks. ( Curated by Rebecca Hone). 

2015 Making an Impression, Bankside Gallery, London. 

2015 Connexions North, online exhibition of selected artists. 

2015 Edge, exhibition of works on paper by selected artists. G&W gallery, Maidstone Kent. 

2015 Generator: Systems, Logic and the analogue art of programming. Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks Kant. Curated by Saturation Point Projects. 

 

Work held in the V&A collections, collections of Scarborough Museum and Art Gallery and the collections of the NHS Hospital Trust, Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Västfastigheter Region Örebro Län

Education 

 

BA (hons)  Fine Art, Gloucestershire College of Art and Design GCAD  1977-1980

MA Textile Design, Manchester Metropolitan University 1980-82

Research study year, Royal College of Art, London 1984-85
Btec Fine Art Printmaking, Kensington and Chelsea College 2010-11 

 

 

Memberships

 

Fellow Royal Societ of Arts, elected February 2018 

Elected member, Greenwich Printmakers, London  2017

Algarden Print Workshop Boras, Sweden. Member 2017 

Elected member Grafik i Vast, Gothenburg, Sweden 2016

Pure Arts 2016 Member and exhibiting artist. 

Member of Printmakers Council, London, 2013

Member Manifestampe, Paris 2015

Member, Making Art Work, Maidstone , Kent 2015

Member Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum, Sevenoaks, Kent  2015 

 

Residencies 

 

2016 August,  Artist in Residence, Algarden, Print Studio, Sweden. 

 

Awards 

2016 Travel Bursary a-n newsletter.
2016 Development bursary, Chrysalis Arts.

 2015 Printmaking bursary, Pushing Print. 

 

Publications 

2017 Pure Arts 

2017 Pushing Boundaries 

2016 Making an Impression, PMC editions  

2015 Works on Paper, PMC editions.  

 

 

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