Biography

 

Traces, International festival of art and sound, Schloss Werdenberg2015Soil Culture – An exhibition to coinside with the UN International year of soil – involving several international artists: 19th Sept – 27th Nov. Falmouth Art Gallery. 9 Jan – 27th Feb 2016 – Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University2014Walk On – 40 years of Art Walking – MAC Birmingham -8 February – 31 March,  The Atkinson Southport – 7 April – 30 July,  Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University -20 September December VANISHING ICE – Touring to: The El Paso Museum of ArtEl Paso,  TexasJune 1, 2014 – August 24, 2014Glenbow Museum
Calgary, Alberta September 27, 2014 – January 4, 2015McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Kleinburg, Ontario
January 31 – April 26, 2015 2013Walk On – From Richard Long to Janet Cardif – 40 years of art walking – PMG London, NGCA Sunderland, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery  Vanishing Ice – Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art -1775 – 2012, Watcom Art Museum, Bellingham USA
 2012Traces, International festival of art and sound, Schloss Werdenberg
Antarctica, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National Universiy 2011Drawing on Ideas; Chris Drury , Simon Langton, William Mackerell – Royal British Society of Sculptors.Landscapes oF Exploration: at Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth University. Work from the British Antactic Survey Artist and Writers program.
Drawing on Ideas, RBS gallery, LondonTraces, 3 installations for the Schloss Werdenberg FestivalPertaining to things Natural – Chelsea Physic garden, London, John Martin Gallery, London – works from The Chelsea Physic garden artistsEcoArt – Pori Museum of Art, Pori Finland  Art Paris with Galeria Repetto  Carte Blanche à Philip Hughes – Gallerie Gimpel Muller, Paris –Chris Drury, Nicholas de Stael, Philip Hughes  Figure in The Landscape, Discovery Centre, Winchester 2010Experiments– GV Arts, London – 5 artists working with scientists  Between Ice and Snow, The processes and Energies of Nature – Centre St Benin, Aosta, Italy 2008Shake Before Using – ARTIUM of Álava, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain  Moving Toward a Balanced Earth – Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington 2007Geumgang Nature Art Pre- Biennale, South Korea 2005Vinyl – Cork City Council Capital of Culture festival, Ireland  Out There – Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich  Palm Beach 3 – Browngrotta Arts at SOFA, Palm Beach, Florida 2004Eco-Photo – Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, New York 2004-2005In Praise of Earth – Salisbury Festival  Organic Matters – Stephen Lacey Gallery, London  Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight – North Carolina Art Museum, Raleigh 2003Tender Landscapes: Artists Respond to Human Involvement in the Natural World – The Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia  The Common Thread:Finding Fiber in Contemporary Art – Westport Arts Center, Connecticut  In Praise Of Trees – Salisbury Festival and Stephen Lacey Gallery, London; in collaboration with English Nature, an agency funded by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 2001-2002From Across The Pond – Browngrotta Arts, Connecticut 2000High Touch/High Tech – Refusalon Gallery, San Francisco  Just Paint – Stephen Lacey Gallery, London 1999Herman de Vries and Chris Drury: Works from There and Here – Refusalon Gallery, San Francisco 1998-1999 European Art/Nature Triennial – Odsherreds, Kunstmuseum, Denmark  Trilogy: A Confrontation with Creation – Kunsthallen Brandt Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark 1996The Edge of Town – Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, Connecticut 1993Différent Nature: Visions de l’artContemporain – Galerie Art 4 de l’Esplanade, Place de la Défense, Paris 1990 Beelden Buiten – Tielt, Belgium 1989Distant Echoes: Chris Drury and Aase Goldsmith– Scottish Arts CouncilTraveling Gallery; exhibited in Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, and Hebrides Islands  Art and Nature, Dundee City Art Gallery 1987Unpainted Landscapes – Victoria Miro Gallery, London  The Unpainted Landscape – travelling exhibition sponsored by the Scottish Arts Council; exhibited at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Dundee City Art Gallery; Aberdeen Art Gallery 1986Land – Victoria Miro Gallery, London

 

 

 

Landscape – Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge 1985Second Nature – Newlyn Orion Art Gallery, Cornwall  Landscape Interior – Coracle Press Gallery, London  Land, Air, Sea – Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth 1984Salon d’Automne – Serpentine Gallery, London  Repeat – Coracle Press Gallery, London  British Art: New Directions– Coracle Press Gallery, New York

Commissioned Site-Specific Works

2019Chamber For The Trees and Sky: TICKON (Traeneker International Centre Fore Art and Nature) Langelande, Denmark. 2018 -19Horizon Line Chamber, Sunderland Point, Morecambe Bay. A public commission for The Morecambe Bay Partnership, financed by Heritage Lottery. 2018Tea Stones – Puwak Watta, Sri Lanka. A private commission which is a portal work between House and tea estate with two related works on Paper inside 2016

The Wandering – New Perth Stadium commission, Australia. A 190 m. long meandering Cornish hedge which arises from a stone whirlpool one end and a grass whirlpool the other. The wall is planted and will become a mini ecosystem, while providing spaces within the loops for people to gather, picnic etc. The wall was made by R Clemens of Cornwall.Ponderosa Whirlpool – Blackfoot pathways, Sculpture in the Wild, Lincoln, Montana

Jiri Mountain Tea Line – Jirisan International Art Festival, Hadong, Korea

2014

Carbon Pool – Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Centre d’Arts et de NatureAshland Water Serpent – Milton KeynesSydling St Nicholas -A research collaboration with Kay Syrad for Cape Farewell, working with three organic farms in Dorset to produce a series of works on paper for a traveling exhibition.

The Birth of Energy (Stone Wirlpool) – Neddernhof, Nr Hamburg, Germany. Made for the Siemers Stiftung.

2013Window on Blood and Water – temporary Installation for Jumieges festival, Rouen, FranceThe Way of Trees, Earth and Water – A site specific growing work for ANU, Canberra, Australia 2012Mushroom Cloud, Log Spore Print, Dust to Dust, Ashes to Ashes -Schloss Werdenberg,Switzerland
Rythms in the Heart: A collaboration design on a green space for a David Wilson Homes, housing developement at Papworth Everard. 2011

Time and Flow, Thixendale, Yorkshire, UK

Carbon Sink, University of Wyoming, Laramie, USA

2010SkyMountain Chamber, Arte Sella, Italy  Rhine Mosel Slate whirlpool, Koblenz, Germany

Rhine Mosel Slate Whirlpool

Rhine Mosel Slate Whirlpool

Echoes of the Heart – Central Middlesex Hospital, London2008Equinox Line – Neddernhof, Bucchholz-Sprotze, Germany2006Fingermaze – Hove Park, Sussex Star Chamber – Dyer Observatory, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee2005Redwood Vortex – Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, California Turning – Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich  River Styx – Hiram College, Ohio  Heart of Reeds – Lewes, East Sussex

Heart of Reeds

2004Rivers of Stone and Fingerprint – Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley2003Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky – North Carolina Museum Of Art, Raleigh2002Time Capsule – South Carolina Botanic Garden Sculpture Program Willow Domes on the Este – Neddernhof, Bucchholz-Sprotze, Germany Eden Cloud Chamber – Eden Project, Cornwall Reed Chamber – Arundel Wetland Centre, Sussex 2001Yew Spheres – Ickworth House, Suffolk  Coming Full Circle –Irwell Sculpture Trail, Stacksteads Community Woodland, Lancashire  ArtBarns: After Schwitters – Forest of Bowland, Lancashire 1998Tree Vortex – Dragsholm Castle, Odsherred, Denmark 1997Hut of the Shadow – Lochmaddy, North Uist, Western Isles  Shimanto River Spheres – Kōchi Prefecture, Japan  Coppice Cloud Chamber – Kings Wood, Kent 1996Cedar Log Cloud Chamber – Okawa Village, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan  Wave Chamber – Kielder Reservoir, Northumberland  Mind, Wave – Botanic Garden, Copenhagen 1995Chalk Vessel – Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne  Stone Vessel – Watergrove Reservoir, Rochdale  Open Vessel –University of Hartford, Connecticut  Shelter Project, with Alfio Bonnano – Beara Peninsula, Ireland 1994Tree /Mountain Shelter – Arte Sella, Sella Valley, Italy  Vortex – Lewes Castle, Sussex  Earth Chamber for the Trees and Sky – Sculpture at Tyrebagger Project, Kirkhill Forest, Aberdeen 1993Covered Cairn – TICKON (Tranekær International Centre for Art and Nature), Langeland, Denmark  Beeskep Shelter– Seeley Copse, Goodwood, Sussex

Awards

2018 & 2019 Lee Krasner Award  in recognition of a lifetime of artistic achievement. 2004 Art in Health Award – University College, London 1998Commendation, Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland 1997Nature’s Prize: Scottish Environmental Award – a joint initiative of Scottish Natural Heritage; Shell World, UK; and STV North Ltd. 1995-1996Pollock-Krasner Award

Residencies

2011Nirox Foundation, South Africa 2008Artist-in-Residence – FOR-SITE Foundation, Nevada City, California 2006Artists and Writers in Antarctica Fellowship – British Antarctic Survey and Arts Council England 2005Artist-in-Residence – Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, California  Artist-in-Residence – Hiram College, Ohio 2000Year of the ArtistResidency – Hastings Borough Council, Conquest Hospital, East Sussex

Public Collections

Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National UniversitySculpture Garden, Australian National UniversityScott Polar InstituteNevada Museum of Art  British Antarctic SurveyHenry Moore Study CentreVictoria & Albert Museum, London  British Museum, London  Contemporary Art Society, London  Arts Council England  Leeds Art Gallery  Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum  Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne  Henry Art Gallery, Faye G. Allen Center for the Visual Arts, University of Washington, Seattle  Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee  Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester  North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh  Wellcome Collection, London

Chris Drury

1948 Born Colombo, Sri Lanka
1966-1970 Diploma in Art and Design, Sculpture, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 Chris Drury – Salon Vert, Geneva

Wave – Chris Drury – Avivson, London

2016 EARTH – 10th March – 3rd April – A one man show at Onca Gallery, Brighton
2015 Exchange – 15th – 31st August. A Cape Farewell project with Kay Syrad about 3 farms in West Dorset. The Exhibition, includes a large leather bound book and several works on the wall representing a years research. The Fine Foundation Gallery, Durleston Castle, Swanage.
2014 Chris Drury, Lloyds Club Gallery
Chris Drury –
Mini retrospective and installation – Oppland Art Centre, Lillhammer, Norway
2011 Land Water and Language, Dovecot, Edinburgh
2010 Mushroom Cloud – Installation and Videos – Arte Sella, Italy

Mushroom Cloud

Water, Land and Language, Taigh Chearsabhagh, Loch Maddy, Western Isles
2008 Chris Drury: Mushrooms|Clouds – Nevada Museum of Art, Reno
Chris Drury—Antarctica: A Heartbeat of the Earth – Beaux Arts, London
2006 Chris Drury: Inside out, Outside In – Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
2005 Chris Drury: Whorls – Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, California
2003-2004 Heart of Stone (multiple installations) – Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, Wales; Stephen Lacey Gallery, London
2002 Chris Drury – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

Fingerprint

2000 Journeys on Paper – Stephen Lacey Gallery, London
1999 Shelter – Fabrica, Brighton
1998 Silent Spaces – Janus Avivson Gallery, New York
Silence Art Espace, FNAC, Les Halles, Paris
1995 Vessel – travelling exhibition sponsored by Arts Council England, South East and the Scottish Arts Council; exhibited at Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; Rochdale Art Gallery; Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
1993 Stones and Bundles – Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London
1991-1992 Chris Drury – Ace Gallery, Los Angeles
1989 Chris Drury: Cairns and Bundles – Prema and Cairn Gallery, Gloucestershire
1987 Shelters and Baskets – travelling exhibition organized by the Orchard Gallery, Derry, Ireland in association with the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds and the Leeds Art Gallery; exhibited at Foyle  Centre, Londonderry, Ireland; Leeds Art Gallery; Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow; Seagate Gallery, Dundee, Scotland; Peacock Artspace, Aberdeen; Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
 1985 Medicine Wheel– Coracle Press Gallery, London

Selected Group Shows