Chris Gollon

Announcement: It is with great sadness that IAP Fine Art must announce the death of Chris Gollon on 25th April 2017, after a short illness. It was our very great privilege to have represented him for 23 years. Many more exhibitions of his work are forthcoming. To receive details on these and future books and articles featuring his paintings, sign up to: our monthly Newsletter

Welcome to the official information website for British artist Chris Gollon.  For gallery representation and works available for sale, click: IAP Fine Art.  Born London 1953, Gollon has enjoyed many solo museum exhibitions, major museum acquisitions and public commissions. He has exhibited at Art Chicago and also with Yoko Ono, David Bowie and Gavin Turk in ROOT, a crossover exhibition of contemporary music and art created by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, at Chisenhale Gallery, London.

His work is attracting increasing acclaim in the national press and specialist arts press: The Independent , Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, Gramophone and Aesthetica, BBC Radio 4, BBC1 News, BBC Radio 3’s ‘Free Thinking’, and Alan Yentob’s BBC1 programme Imagine. His film collaboration with JABOD, entitled Kaleidomorphism One, was premiered in London at the East End Film Festival (2008). Novelist Sara Maitland’s book Stations of the Cross (Bloomsbury, London & New York 2009) was wholly inspired by and features Gollon’s paintings Fourteen Stations of the Cross, which were commissioned by the Church of England for a grade-one listed Sir John Soane church in East London. Chris Gollon was made both First Artist in Residence and Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study (2009), Durham University, and accepted an invitation to return as Artist in Residence at St Maryʼs College Apr-Jun 2011.

Chris Gollon: Humanity in Art by art historian Tamsin Pickeral (Hyde & Hughes) was published in 2010, endorsed by Bill Bryson OBE. In 2011, one of Gollon’s paintings was used as part of the story in the Hollywood film Twilight: Breaking Dawn (I). In 2014, he completed a unique collaboration with Grammy-nominated virtuoso Chinese accordionist Yi Yao, which was premiered to the public at the Henley Festival 2014. For current news items, click: News. His highly-acclaimed solo exhibition in Guildford Cathedral (Feb 2014) ‘Incarnation, Mary & Women from the Bible’ became a major touring exhibition to British cathedrals from 2014-2016. In 2016, Gollon embarked on a creative project with best-selling Irish singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy, visually interpreting the songs from her new album NAKED MUSIC, now the subject of a new book NAKED MUSIC SongbookChris Gollon is represented by IAP Fine Art. To view paintings available for sale (including those from NAKED MUSIC), visit: paintings.

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Chris Gollon