Chris Aggs

Biographical Details:

Christopher studied Painting and Printmaking at City & Guilds of London Art School and continued at the Royal Academy Schools. Since graduating in 1980 he has exhibited widely and taught Drawing, Painting and Printmaking at the City & Guilds of London Art School and University of Chichester Dept of Fine Art. He has recently retired from teaching to concentrate on his own work.

He sees himself as a realist painter and prefers to work directly from observation. He is most at home working outdoors but has a studio in West Sussex with printmaking facilities where he also undertakes a variety of work to commission.

At the 2012 RBA exhibition he was the winner of The Artist̛̛ Prize and the March 2013 issue of the Artist magazine features an extended article by Julian Halsby RBA with illustrations and information about working methods.

Chris was elected to membership of the RBA in 2013.

Selected Exhibitions

2008 – 2013 Royal Society of British Artists. Mall Galleries, London
2012 National Open Art Competition – Exhibition toured Minerva Theatre, Chichester to Princes Drawing School and Pallant House Chichester
2010 National Open Art Competition (The Minerva Theatre Chichester) – Yellow Interference̛̛ was the Southern Region Prizewinner
2008 Images of India – Nehru Centre, London
Interventions – Worthing Museum & Art Gallery
2007 The Discerning Eye – Mall Galleries
Lynne Prize Exhibition – Painters and Stainers Hall, City of London
3 Roses Gallery, Arundel, Sussex (2 person show)
2005 Brighton Festival – Jointure Studios, Arts in Residence
Chappel Galleries, Essex. Roderick Barrett Memorial Exhibition
2004 Chichester Open Arts Exhibition
Burlington Fine Art, Piccadilly, London
Anna Mei Chadwick The Gallery on Cork St, London
2002 Chelsea Arts Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall
Anna Mei Chadwick The Gallery 27 Cork St, London
2000 Anna Mei Chadwick The Gallery 27 Cork St, London
1999 Anna Mei Chadwick The Gallery 27 Cork St, London
1999 Worthing Museum and Art Gallery – Making Sense of the Everyday – solo retrospective exhibition. (One Person Show)
1984/85/87/91/94 & 1997 Royal Academy Summer Show, Piccadilly, London
1991 – 1997 Regular bi-annual shows at Anna Mei Chadwick Gallery, Kings Rd, London
1994 & 95 Not the Royal Academy – Llwellyn Alexander ltd, Waterloo, London
1990 & 92 The Terrace Gallery, Worthing (One Person Show)
Cadogan Contemporary, London – Summer Exhibition
1989 The Judd St Gallery, Bloomsbury, London (One Person Show)
Long & Rye, Zella Nine & Studio 92 Galleries
1988 Petworth House, Sussex, National Trust exhibition
Chicago Center for Print, Wolkevitzc Gallery, Chicago, USA
1984 Southover Gallery, Lewes Sussex (One Person Show)
1981 Seven Dials Gallery, Covent Garden, London – 7 Artists

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