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Chris Fox

Chris Fox is a contemporary sculptor who combines interventions, hybrid objects, drawings and models with architecture.

 

In 1997 he obtained Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney and subsequently, in 2006 obtained a Bachelor of Architecture with Honours from University of Technology, Sydney where he was awarded the IESS International Scholarship in 2003 providing inclusion in the Socrates Erasmus Exchange for Master of Science in Architecture and studying at TU Delft, The Netherlands.

 

Chris has exhibited locally and internationally over the last 20 years and more recently completed site specific, architectural interventions and sculptures through private and public commissions, including Convergence (2011), Lobby and Atrium of Global Switch Data Centre, Paris, Mother of Invention (2011), Ausgrid Training Centre, Sydney, The Breadfruit Tree Project (2007), Townsville, Substation Trench (2008), Permanent Commission for a Residential Site, Paddington, Salon Jetpack (2009), Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney. Fox’s art practice has seen him design, engineer, fabricate and install numerous large-scale integrated sculptural projects locally and internationally. Fox was represented by Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, and is currently represented by Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Beverly Hills, California, USA.

 

Recent projects include the installation of Drift (2013) and Tracing Back to Bligh (2013) as commissions for the Commonwealth Parlimentary Offices at 1 Bligh Street, Sydney, and inclusion in shortlisted proposals for Creative Director of the 2014 Australian Exhibition for the Venice Architecture Biennale.

 

Awarded the Australia Council Emerging Artist Initiative Grant (2001) and Los Angeles Studio Residency (2010), Fox was founding Board Member of Imperial Slacks Collective (2000). Chris currently lectures and is Program Coordinator in the Art Workshops of the Architecture Faculty at the University of Sydney and is a Board Member of Artspace Sydney.

Fox’s practice investigates the intersections of art and architecture through exploration of machines, communications and technological infrastructure. A questioning of the materiality of the built environment prompts a reframing of the context in which we position it, and it’s impact on our everyday lives.

 

 

EDUCATION 
2005 - 2006 Bachelor of Architecture, Honours, University of Technology, Sydney
2003 - 2004 Socrates Erasmus Exchange Master of Science in Architecture, TU Delft The Netherlands
2002 - 2003 Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of Technology, Sydney
1994 - 1997 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Honours, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
1995 - 1996 Research Course, EcoDesign Foundation

 

AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND RESIDENCES
2013 Yurt Empire, Collaborative rogue housing project and site specific encounter
2012 Artist in Residence Program and Intensive Workshop, St Joseph’s College Hunters Hill
2011 Arts NSW, Individual Project Grant
2011 National Association for Visual Arts, Marketing Grant 
2010 Australia Council, Los Angeles Studio Residency 
2009 FraserStudios Visual Arts Residency Program 
2007 Arts NSW Artist Grant, National Association for Visual Arts 
2003 IESS Scholarship International Scholarship, University of Technology 
2001 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Michael Carr Gallery Technology Award 
2001 + 2002 Australia Council, Emerging Artist Initiative Grant, Imperial Slacks Collective 
1995 Golden Key National Honour Award Academic Excellence

 

COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS 
2013 Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices Sydney, Routed Maps and Integrated Floor Sculpture
2013 The Corso North Lakes, Queensland, Permanent Public Work [in development]
2011 Convergence, Global Switch, Data Centre Commission through Lobby and Atrium, Paris
2011 Public Commission for Energy Australia, Ausgrid Training Centre, Sydney
2010 Salon Jetpack, Orange Regional Gallery, Acquisition for Collection, Orange 
2009 Ripper, Orange Regional Gallery, Permanent Public Work, Orange 
2008 Substation Trench, Permanent Commission for a Residential Site, Paddington 
2007 1 Kilo Block Feeds the Whole Family, Jerilderie Art Gallery, Acquisition for Collection 
2006 Fire Dogs, World Square Chinese New Year, Collaboration with Studio Zeds, Sydney 
2005 28 Potatoes, Australian Technology Park, Acquisition for Collection, Eveleigh 
2005 Inside a Radio Wave, Sculpture by the Sea, Collaboration with A&US Willea Ferris, Bondi 
2004 Faceted Sound Studio, Commission for a Commercial Site, Amsterdam 
2003 Folding Void, Commission for Sherman Galleries, Paddington 
2001 Waterwall, Commission for a Residential Site, Paddington 
1999 Vapour, Commission for a Residential Site, Cammeray

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010 The Jetpackers, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles 
2009 Salon Jetpack, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney 
2007 Lubricant City, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2006 Here’s one I prepared earlier, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney 
2005 28 Potatoes, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney 
2002 Egress, Sherman Artbox, Sherman Galleries Hargrave 
2001 Independence Day, Space3, Chippendale, Sydney 
2000 Pursuit 2000, Imperial Slacks, Sydney [collaboration]

 

GROUP AND COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS
2013 Vivid Sydney, Eat the Collection, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
2012 Art Month 2012, Perturbation City, Tortuga Studios, Sydney
2011 Scope Miami 2011, Scope Pavilion, Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Miami
2011 Urbanition, 2011 Sister City Biennial, CarriageWorks Sydney + SFAC Gallery, San Francisco
2011 Prague Quadrennial 2011, Issue 2, Australia Architecture Section, Prague 
2011 Los Angeles Art Show, Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Los Angeles
2010 Big Thoughts, MOP projects, Sydney 
2009 FraserStudios Exhibition, NG Art Gallery, Sydney 
2008 ABN Amro Emerging Art Prize, Sydney 
2007 Art and About, AMP Forecourt, Circular Quay, Sydney 
2007 Invited Artists Project, Strand Ephemera, Townsville 
2007 ABN Amro Emerging Art Prize, Sydney 
2007 Homes in The Sky, Museum of Sydney 
2006 Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace 
2006 GBK at Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Centre, Melbourne 
2006 Flaming Youth, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange 
2005 GBK at Span, Span Gallery, Melbourne 
2004 Muscle Reconfigured, TU Delft, The Netherlands [collaboration] 
2004 Work, Rest, Play, [Escape], Artspace, Sydney [collaboration] 
2003 Confusion + Coherence, Hotel Bellville, Waterloo, London, UK 
2003 Artbox Inc. Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Paddington 
2002 Slacking Off, Imperial Slacks Gallery, Sydney [collaboration] 
2002 Desk Job, Mori Gallery, Sydney 
2002 Positive Overkill, Imperial Slacks 
2002 Advent, SCAA, Scotts Church, Sydney 
2001 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi + Tamarama foreshore, Bondi 
2001 Art Castle, Dover Heights Reserve, Sydney 
2001 Period, Blaugrau, Sydney [collaboration] 
2001 Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney 
2001 Temporary Fixtures, Artspace, Woolloomooloo, Sydney 
2000 Imperial Alliance, Imperial Slacks, Surry Hills 
2000 The Palace of Exaggeration + Everything, Grey Matter [collaboration] 
2000 One Last Show, Herringbone Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney 
2000 UnBecomings, Performance Space, Redfern [collaboration] 
1999 Eighteen is Enough, Herringbone Gallery 
1999 Factory Sellout, Herringbone Gallery, Sydney 
1999 Fundraiser, Herringbone Gallery, Surry Hills 
1998 Indahaus, Herringbone Gallery, Sydney 
1997 1997, Kirkbride, Rozelle, Sydney 
1997 Reference, Hester Gallery, Newtown, Sydney 
1996 Landed, Kirkbride, Rozelle, Sydney 
1996 For Your Information, Kinesis, Liechardt, 
1996 MCLX, 235 Nelson Street Gallery, Sydney 
1995 Artful Park 2, Centennial Park, Sydney 
1994 Show + Tell, Allen Street Gallery, Glebe 
1994 Artful Park, Centennial Park, Paddington

 

PRESS
2012 BoB International Magazine of Space Design, Korea, Lee Hyekyung Issue 96, 12
2012 Studio 555, German Design Magazine, August 2012
2012 Contemporist.com, Convergence Sculpture, May18
2012 Tower Magazine, Renee Carl, The Towering 10, p 10-11, Issue 6 Winter 12
2011 The Sydney Morning Herald, Paul Chai, Cities' sister act, Metro, p 3, Aug 5-11 11
2011 City Hub, Cover, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Vivien Luu, Urbanition, p6, Aug 4-17 11
2011 Inner West Courier, Obsession with Jetpacks inspires art, Lauren Murada, Aug 16 11
2011 SanFrancisco, Jonathon Keats, Designs on the Future, p 42, May 11
2010 Marie Claire, The Art of Design, Collaboration with Dion Lee, p27, June 10 
2009 Das Superpaper, Rose Vickers, Chris Fox, p19-26, Issue 9, 09 
2009 The Sydney Morning Herald, Tracey Clement, Metro Picks, p14, 17 July 09 
2009 Australian Financial Review, Hannah Tattersall, Artists provide creative solution, 27 March 
2009 Central Western Daily, Brenda Gray, Public Sculpture - Ripper, 14 Feb 09 
2007 ABC North Queensland, Paula Tapiolas, The Breadfruit Tree Project, 3 Sept 07 
2007 Art Gaze, Quintin Wood, A Modern Bounty, Nov 07 
2007 The Sydney Morning Herald, Tracey Clement, Metro Picks, p29, 17 Aug 07 
2006 Dazed & Confused, Harold David, Artists, Aus/ Nz Vol 1, p140, Aug 06 
2006 The Art Life, Touchy Feely, 2 Feb 06 
2006 Australian Art Collector, Andrew Frost, Chris Fox and Daniel Templeman, Jan-Mar 
2006 State of the Arts, Alex McDonald, Sculpture 06, Jan-Mar 06 
2005 Henry Thornton, Edwina Marks, GBK in Melbourne, 20 Aug 05 
2005 The Sydney Morning Herald, Lenny Ann Low, 28 Potatoes, Spectrum, p19, 29 –30 Jan 05 
2005 Henry Thornton, Edwina Marks, Florentine gold and potato soup, 18 Jan 05 
2005 The Sydney Morning Herald, Dominique Angeloro, Critics Picks, p 27, 21 Jan 05 
2004 Lives of the Artists # 8, Elizabeth Pulie, Imperial Slacks, p 4-5, Dec 04 
2002 Broadsheet, Alex Gawronski, Imperial Slacks, vol 31 no.4, p 28, Dec 02 
2002 The Sydney Morning Herald, Lenny Ann Low, Desk Job, July 02
2002 Oyster Magazine, Artists Profile, p 102, Summer 02
2002 The Sydney Morning Herald, Lenny Anne Low, Bubble trouble, p 13, 18 May 02
2002 Architectural Review Australia, Gerard Reinmuth, p 32-39, Residential 02 
2002 Real Time, Kieth Gallash + Virginia Baxter, unBecomings, no.36, Apr 02 
2000 Mosaic, Daniel Nunan, Fringe Dwellers, p 6-8, Issue 2, Oct 00 
1998 City Hub, Garth Bolwell, Indahaus, p 20, 1 Oct 98 
1998 SCA Handbook, The University of Sydney, Cover Image, May 98

 

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE AND PUBLIC TALKS
2012 - 2013 Lecturer in Art Workshops, Programme Coordinator, University of Sydney, Architecture 
2012 - 2013 Lake Macquarie House, Design and Construction of residential dwelling [in development]
2012 - Vivid Ideas, Creativity Under Fire, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2012 - UTS Interior Spatial, Public Lecture
2012 - University of Sydney, Public Lecture 
2010 - 2011 University Tutor + Guest Lecturer, University of Sydney, SCA, Architecture + Visual Arts 
2006 - 2009 Graduate Architect, Group GSA 
2008 - 2009 University Tutor + Guest Lecturer, University of Technology, Sydney, Architecture 
2006 - 2009 Guest Lecturer + Final Year Jury, UNSW, TAFE, Sydney University 
2005 - 2006 Project Designer + Manager, Vertel Event Pavilion + Tech Labs 
2003 - 2004 Design + Construction, Residential + Commercial, Holland 
2003 - 2005 Exhibition Co-ordinator, Fiona Tan, Europe 
2003 - 2004 Production Design + Construction, Nederland 3, Dutch Television 
2002 - 2003 Architectural Assistant, Buzacott Associate Architects 
2001 - 2005 Museum Preparator, Museum of Contemporary Art 
2000 - 2002 Architectural Assistant, Michael Fox Architects 
1999 - 2000 Builder’s Labourer Kell + Rigby Builders
1999 - 2002 Founding Board Member, Imperial Slacks Gallery 
1997 - 1998 Studio Manager + Designer, Cydonia the Glass Studio 
1998 - 2000 Performance, Film + Video, The de Quincey Company 
1994 - 2001 Set design + Construction, The Performance Space