Northern Ireland, UK
About the Gros Morne Experience:
In his work, Chris Wilson explores landscape through the layering of maps of different places, including Ireland and Belfast. These landscapes explore the geography of place as evidenced through the processes of nature and the structure of man-made forms. Working in Gros Morne National Park provided a new experience of scale, where the presence of man was juxtaposed against the monumental natural forms of the landscape. This relationship between the natural and the man-made is explored through the multiple scales where the roads and pathways of maps echo the layers of rock and strata below the surface.
The residency at Gros Morne, along with a recent move to the north coast of Ireland have inspired an exploration of new territories where Chris Wilson has created a personal geography in response to time and place.
Selected Biographical Information
- First western artist to be invited to Romania after the revolution in 1991
- Curator of exhibitions at the Glebe Gallery in County Donegal, Ireland 1993-2000
- Contributor of critical reviews to CIRCA Contemporary Art Magazine
- Recipient of the Bass Ireland Arts Award
- Grant recipient from the Ireland Newfoundland Partnership, 2002