MA Art Gallery & Museum Studies, University of Leeds (Merit)
BA Hons Fine Art (2/1), Aberystwyth University
Studied Advanced Media Production at Aberystwyth University
Multi-Disciplinary Cultural Sector freelancer based in West Wales.
Chris had a very successful year in 2022 with work recently exhibited in the prestigious World of Glass Museum in St Helens, Merseyside & Ty Pawb Art Centre in Wrexham as well as two solo shows and works exhibited in galleries in Harlech, Neath, Aberystwyth. In early 2022 Chris’ Borth Community Mural was also unveiled at the front of the community centre in Borth and he competed in the Northern Ireland segment of Sky Landscape Artist of the Year in June, currently been televised on Sky Arts.
Chris is based in the popular holiday resort village of Borth near Aberystwyth in West Wales, but works with clients in England, Wales & internationally.
Born in Wrexham North Wales, to Anglo-Welsh family, Chris was brought up in Shropshire, Croydon, and Surrey, but lived in Aberystwyth area since 2016. Currently expanding practice in UK and abroad.
His recent work explores the geometric, treading the boundaries between real and abstract. He credits movements including the Russian supremacists and cubists amongst historical movements that influenced his work. But say’s the real core origin of his recent work is relating to collage work inspired by childhood love for collage as well as interest in abstract art movements and collage artists such as Kurt Schwitters. Experimentation in Collage inspired by a chance moment of inspiration in 2018 has led him on an “Epic Journey” of colour exploration that led to the high level detailed work currently being produced. Although Chris claims to simply “play with colour and shape”
Chris has been practicing as a Visual Artist since 2013 and in recent years has expanded his practice as well as working on a consultancy basis for organisations including Arts Council of Wales and Cadw. Studying Fine Arts at Aberystwyth and Art Gallery & Museum Studies at the University of Leeds, Chris has a varied background, having worked for Aberystwyth Arts Centre Galleries and even taught life drawing to Hen Parties across Wales & England.
His painting & Digital work explores the relationship of colours and shapes, drawing on influences from modern and postmodern visual art. A variety of examples of my work can be found in portfolio section of this website. My most recent work is best viewed via my social platforms @ChrisCorishArt
Writing & Academic Study
My Academic background is of course in Fine Art, however I maintain an interest in other areas of study, currently completing a Masters at the University of Leeds in Art Gallery and Museum Studies, in which I have explored issues of management of heritage sites, especially in the case of Historic Burial grounds, places of worship and community buildings, as well as the use of contemporary art to help engage museum audiences in history and the management of Urban heritage sites.