Approved: 14.06.2015

Charys Wilson

Artist

Approved: 14.06.2015

I create works predominantly through the mediums of drawing and installation, with immersive or interactive qualities.

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    Artist Statement

    I create works predominantly through the mediums of drawing and installation, with immersive or interactive qualities.

    My work is fuelled by the awareness of modern-day societies growing disconnection from nature, as well as moments of beauty often go overlooked or underappreciated. When people feel little to no connection with the natural world it becomes easier to destruct.

    With a background in printmaking my attention is often grasped by qualities of alignment and layering, which can be seen in my more recent works. I tend to work in monochrome, due to my love for stark contrast, and quiet drama.

    I have always had a fascination with the overlooked, underappreciated, seemingly banal aspects of nature. Fleeting moments that are often missed, namely those which involve sunlight. I have been intrigued with making works based on the phenomenon of perception, how people perceive their surroundings, what they consider to be worthy or not worthy of their time/appreciation.

    I aim to reconnect the viewer with the natural world, to allow them the time and contemplative space to slow down/ be still and appreciate fleeting beauty.

    CV & Education

    Profile

    I’m a visual artist from the north coast of Northern Ireland. I have a background in printmaking, working more recently in installation and 3D works. Focusing on how we perceive our environment, looking into climate change and ecosystems.

     

    Experience/Residencies

    2020   Artist talk Catalyst, Belfast

    2018   Artist talk Takt A.I.R artist residency. (Berlin, 3 Months)

    2018   Member of Angles art collective, Berlin

    2017   Royal Ulster Academy, Artist talk (Ulster Museum Belfast, Northern Ireland)

    2017   Takt artist residency, Intern and Artist talk (Berlin)

    2017   Takt A.I.R artist residency. (Berlin, 3 Months)

    2014   Joya Arte Ecologia, Spain / Residency (week long)

    2007-2010  (week long) Street Art Master class, Belfast

     

    Awards

    2020   Alice Berger Hammerschlag Award

    2018   Travel Award, Causeway Coast and Glens council

    2015   Seacourt Printworkshop ,Graduate membership grant

     

    Exhibitions

    2021       The presence of Absence, Queen Street Studios, MFA Group show

    2021       Here/Not Here, Arts for all, Belfast

    2021       Here/Not Here, Ulster University MFA degree show

    2021       Salonathon, Group show, Platform Gallery, Belfast

    2021       Limin-Alley, 12 person outdoor show in Belfast

    2020      A5 Drawing Box, Galway Arts Centre, Group show. Being shown in Cyprus, Athens,                    Germany, New Delhi, Lithuania, New Mexico, Australia, Belgium, Netherlands and                       Scotland

    2020      Queen Street studios, three person show (Chris Wilson, Charys Wilson, Johnathan                     Brennan) 

    2020        Flax Mill virtual show

    2018        Art Science Exhibits, Humboldt Universtät, (One month) Collaborative show. Berlin

    2017        Solo Show, ‘Still Life’, Tapir Kunstraum, (One Month, Berlin)

    2017         Takt A.I.R End of residency group show. “Multitudes”. Berlin

    2017         Royal Ulster Academy 136th Annual Exhibition. Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern                       Ireland

    2016        Royal Ulster Academy 135th Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast

    2016       BIG (Baldwin Ink Ground) Exhibition, Aberystwyth, Art school, Wales.

    2016       Seacourt Print Workshop, Mini print Biennial. Also shown in ‘FE McWilliam Gallery’                      and ‘Down Art Centre.’

    2016      Seacourt Print Workshop, Symbiotic Exhibition, Culture Centre Vanha Paukku,                             Finland.

    2015      Royal Ulster Academy 134th Annual Exhibition Ulster Museum, Belfast

    2015       Summer show, Doorway Gallery, Dublin

    2015      Aberystwyth Printmakers, Group Exhibition, Royal Cambrian Academy, Wales

    2015      Aberystwyth Printmakers, Group Exhibition, Minerva, Wales

    2015      Aberystwyth Printmakers, Group Exhibition, Narberth, Wales

    2014      Royal Ulster Academy 133rd Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast

    2014      Winter show, Doorway Gallery, Dublin