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Chris Lock

In 1975 I qualified in Fine Art, Ceramics, and Education at the University of Leicester. In 1984 I was awarded an MA from the University of Sussex.
From 1984-87 I was Arts Fellow at the University of Salford and selected to be visiting artist in Saint-Ouen Paris.

In 1989 I was awarded first prize in the Glaxo Award ; 'Images of Migraine' and invited to exhibit at The Whitechapel Gallery London. The piece remains in the Glaxo Private collection.
In 1993 while working as head of art, I was given a short sabbatical to explore the relationship between analogue and digital processes in Fine Art. Using the contents of the vacuum cleaner the series entitled 'Dust and fluff' was a new take on a domestic landscape and resulted in a solo exhibition at the newly opened IGallery in Bedford. The work in the exhibition was mainly digital installation with some drawings. While I enjoy the immediacy of digital photography, my medium of choice is oil paint.

In 1999 I became a teacher adviser alongside my duties as head of department. In 2011 I was selected to be included in the London Lives: Travel exhibition at The Bankside Gallery London to celebrate the opening of the new Blackfriars station.
Over the last few years I have had a number of solo exhibitions in the UK. The most recent at The North Wall Gallery in Oxford.

Since 2012 I have been living for part of the year on a small island in Greece and have been working on corporate and private commissions with work in various private collections both in this country and abroad.

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