Details

First Name

Christy

Last Name

Burdock

Username

ChristyBurdock

Website

http://www.christyburdock.com

Region

England

Statement

Statement

“I shine a light into the areas of life not readily seen. By observing, imagining, drawing and painting, I seek to illuminate, and in so doing, pay homage to my subjects”. 


My interests lie in observing emerging socio-political ideas as they manifest within society. Shining a dim and gentle light into quiet pockets of life, communicating and reinterpreting contemporary narratives. I reflect on the knots and sporadic shoots of intensity emerging through our collective consciousness, transported from person to person and group to group, finally creating wider culture.

Research is based in the here and now, current affairs, the impact of religion and politics. She refer to contemporary philosophers and political commentators such as Thomas Sowell and Roger Scruton,  Psychoanalysis and George Orwell.

Biography

Biography

MA RCA The Royal College of Art
BA Hons Central St Martins School of Art

Awards
2021 Space Award
​2021 Chaiya Award – shortlisted
​2020 Arts Council Emergency Award
​2020 The Sir John Hurt Art Prize – shortlisted
​2020 Beep Painting Prize – shortlisted​2019 John Purcell Paper Award – The Bolton Museum Neo:artprize exhibition.
2017 Bloomberg New Contemporaries Artist (selectors: Caroline Achaintre, Elizabeth Price and George Shaw)
2017 House of Illustration Gallery – Resident artist
2017 Sheila Robinson Award 2nd prize The Royal College of Art
​2016 Gordon Peter Pickard Travel Award The Royal College of Art
2016 Award The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
2016 Award The City of London Corporation
Architectural Pod Competition, Arts Council, shortlisted
First Prize Caffe Nero Competition Central St Martins
First Prize Photography Competition Central St Martins
Best Student Award Hertfordshire University

Solo Exhibitions
2020 Politics, Sex and Religion – show Aleph Contemporary​

2018 People in the Gallery, HoI, London

Exhibitions
2021 Figurative Art Now
​2021 Town House Open, Town House Gallery, London
2021 Landscapes Open, Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield
​2021 Royal Birmingham Society Artists Exhibition, Birmingham
​2021 Chaiya Art Awards shortlist Exhibition, Oxo Gallery, London
2021 Ferens Gallery Open, Hull Museum, Hull
​2021 Royal Cambrian Academy annual Open, Wales
​2020 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition
​2020 Southwark Park Galleries Annual Open
2020 RWE Open 2020 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2020 The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery2020 Wales Contemporary, Wales
​2020 The Sir John Hurt Art Prize, Norfolk2020 The Just Aleph Contemporary
​2020 New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, London
2020 Babylon Arts Summer Open, Babylon Gallery, Cambs
2020 Beep Painting Prize, Swansea Wales
2020 Relationships: an artists view, Bos Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2020 Royal Scottish Academy of Art annual exhibition, Edinburgh
2020 The Seventh View, C24 Gallery, 560 West 24th St, New York, NY 10011
2020 Royal Society of British Artists 303rd annual Exhibition, London
​2019 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, London, selected by Kwame Kwei-Armah
2019 Wales Contemporary Waterfront Gallery, Wales
2019 Wales Contemporary Mall Galleries, London
2019 Neo:ArtPrize, International, Bolton Museum, Bolton
2019 Wells Contemporary Open 2019, Wells Cathedral, Somerset
2019 Creekside Open 2019, APT Gallery, London selected by Brian Griffiths
2018 4B christy Burdock, Louise Bourgeois And Jeanette Barnes – OBS Gallery
2018 DRAW Triforium Exhibition, London ​2018 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Block336, London
​2017 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
2017 What now? Centre for Recent Drawing, London
2017 Show RCA, London
2017 DRAWn, Show Hockney Gallery
2017 WIP Show RCA, London
​2016 Gordon Peter Pickard Award Exhibition, Hockney Gallery, London
2016 RDP symposium and exhibition, The Royal College of Art, London
2015 Summer Show, Bond House Gallery, London
2015 Share and Exchange, Bond House Gallery, London
2014 Summer exhibition, Bond House Gallery, London
2015-2016 Stewarts Law RCA Secret Dubai – Art Dubai UAE

Residencies, workshops and commissions
2017 – 2018 House of Illustration Resident artist
2017 ‘Quids In’ workshop Victoria and Albert Museum

Talks
2021 guest speaker University of Nottingham
​2018 guest speaker University of Bedfordshire
2018 In conversation with Sasha Craddock  at House of Illustration
2018 guest speaker University of Nottingham
2016 RCA symposium Research, Design and Publish Real World Impact

Publications
2020 https://alephcontemporary.com/blog/40/
2019 https://www.cassart.co.uk/blog/artist-spotlight-wells-art-contemporary-awards-2019.htm
2018 https://thebigdraw.org/event/4B_Exploring_Contemporary_Drawing_Exhibition/8238
​2018 https://www.gasholder.london/2018/05/15/3-arty-exhibitions-you-should-catch-in-kings-cross/
2018 https://www.theartnewspaper.com/blog/bloomberg-new-contemporaries-gets-edgy-in-new-brixton-venue
2018 https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/three-to-see-london-26-january-2018
2018 http://www.ianthearchitect.org/bloomberg-new-contempoaries-at-block-336/
2017 Art Mix meet Bloomberg New Contemporaries https://vimeo.com/241901367
2017 https://theaoi.com/2017/09/01/christy-burdock-announced-as-house-of-illustrations-fourth-illustrator-in-residence/
2017 Notebook. Illustration Magazine. Autumn. issue 53​
2017 http://nevolume.co.uk/culture/art/art-bloomberg-new-contemporaries-at-baltic-gateshead/
2017 https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2018/01/04/2017-according-christy-burdock-bloomberg-new-contemporaries-artist-2017/
2017 http://bookillustration.org/events/index.html
2017 http://www.artlyst.com/news/bloomberg-new-contemporaries-2017-launches-gateshead/
2017 Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art http://www.balticmill.com/bloomberg-new-contemporaries-20 2017 http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/get_involved/illustrator-in-residence-2017-christy-burdock
2017 Art Daily http://artdaily.com/news/96007/Artists-announced-for-Bloomberg-New-Contemporaries-2017#.WZ6gdq3Gy7w2017 Block336 http://block336.com
2017 Artist Newsletter https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/bloomberg-new-contemporaries-2017-shortlist-new-venues-announced
2017 Bloomberg New Contemporaries http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/artists/christy-burdock
2017 RCA https://www.rca.ac.uk/students/christy-burdock/
2016 RCA http://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/visual-communication-students-research-design-and-publish-real-world-impact/