Chris Wilson ARUA
Chris Wilson was born in 1959 in Glengormley, Co Antrim. He gained a B.A (Hons) Fine Art from Brighton Polytechnic and 1882 and an M.A. Fine Art from the University of Ulster in 1985. For the last 30 years he has exhibited regularly having over 20 one person shows and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Ireland, the UK, Canada, Crotaia, Germany, France, Bulgaria and the USA.
His work is represented in many public and private collections including the Arts Council of England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Ireland; Translink, Belfast; Bombardier, Montreal; the Office of Public Works, Dublin; the Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin ; Irish Life, Dublin; McNamara Foundation, Maine, USA; British Telecom; Sport NI at the Tollymore National Outdoor Centre; University of Alabama and Queens University amongst others. He has also completed several large scale public realm commissions including his most recent pieces “Gateway” (2015) at Centenary Quay, Southampton. ; “Trading Place” (2014) in Newry, Co. Down ; “Timeline” (2013) Dungannon; “Horizons” (2011), for the Property Registration Authority, Roscommon; “Shorelines “(2011) at Jordanstown Loughshore Park.
The rocky shoreline of the north Antrim coast provides the bedrock for Chris Wilson’s current work. The geological structure and strata of the coastline is used to create works that explore ideas of place. His paintings and sculptures often embrace multiple viewpoints and shifting perspectives which serve to question our relationship to a changing landscape.