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​Chris works across media including sculpture, video, installation, social practice, photography and drawing. He explores mysticism, ritual, sexuality and how the ambiguity and awkwardness of these very human experiences can invert and transform power structures.
He is also a Church of England priest.

Born 1988, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Ordained Deacon 2018, Priest 2019; Diocese of Newcastle, Church of England
Lives and works Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

2016-18: College of the Resurrection (Mirfield), Sheffield University, MA Theology & Ministry (Distinction)
2012-14: Royal College of Art, London, MA Sculpture (Distinction), Sir James Knott Trust Scholarship 
2007-11: Newcastle University, First Class BA (Hons) Fine Art
2010: Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland. Erasmus exchange
2006-07: Durham University, Certificate of Higher Education in Theology

2015: Artist in Residence, Norwich Cathedral
2014-15: Artist in Residence and Art programme director, Moot, St Mary Aldermary, City of London
2011-2012: Artist in Residence, St Matthew’s Westminster, London

Selected exhibitions and projects:
2015: Incunabula, curator (group show), Norwich Cathedral
2014: Office of Public Ritual, residency at Floating Islands Gallery in collaboration with STORE studios, London
2014: ShowRCA, Royal College of Art, London
2014: Technopolis, Departure Foundation, London,
2013: Make straight the Paths. Build a highway. (solo show), St Mary Aldermary Church, London
2013: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know, 4-7 Sudrey Street, London
2013: Backfill, Royal College of Art, London
2013: The Blessing of the Yard House and Daily Office (a daily activist ritual), the Yard House project, London
2012: Symbl-01 (group show), St Matthew’s Westminster, London
2012: Easter Garden: Collaboration with the Students of St Matthew’s CofE Primary School, Westminster Abbey
2011: Babel (solo show), Holy Trinity Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne
2011: Jacob’s Ladder (solo show), St James and St Basil’s, Newcastle upon Tyne
2011: Newcastle Graduates group show, Shoreditch Town Hall, London

Talks & Teaching:
2016: Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford (day workshop)
2015: Incunabula artists roundtable, Norwich Cathedral Library (chair)
2015: Norwich University of the Arts, visiting tutor (workshop leader)
2015: Lecture series, Norwich Centre for Christian Learning
2014: Sunderland University, Fine Art department (visiting lecturer)
2014: Camberwell College of Art (visiting lecturer)
2013: The Onion Discussions, Floating Islands (panelist)

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