CV, Prizes, Solo Exhibitions, Recent Exhibitions, Public Collections and Locations.
Born in Hereford 1937. Art training at Hereford College of Art and Brighton College of Art (now University of Sussex), with additional studies at London University Department of Education.
Taught Art and English from 1961 to 1976. Largely self-taught as a maker of prints. Involved full-time in artistic endeavours since 1979.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE); Member of the Royal West of England Academy (RWA). Member of International Association of Papermaking Artists (IAPMA); Since 1987 artistic director at Off-Centre Gallery, Bristol, with a focus on international art on paper.
|2018||16th Annual Exhibition. RWA, Bristol. Prize for Painting.|
|2015||5th Guanlan International Print Biennial, Shenzhen, China. Prize winner|
|2013||Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London. Prize for Printmaking|
|2010||Guangzhou, China, Small Prints International Exhibition. Prize winner|
|2008||IMPRINT, International Print Triennial, Warsaw, Poland. First Prize.|
|2006||International Grafik Triennial, Kraków, Poland. Prize of the Mayor of Kraków.|
|2006||Originals, Mall Galleries, London. Printmaking Today prize.|
|Solo exhibtions include:|
|2019||Out of Order, Academicians Gallery, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol|
|2016||40 years of Printmaking, Dalian Art Museum, NE China|
|2015||Chance and Choice III, Dongguan Art Museum, S China|
|2014||Residency and exhibition Ningbo Art Museum, Nr Shanghai, China|
|2012||Chance and Choice II, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.|
|2010||Chance & Choice. Royal West of England Academy, Bristol|
|2008||Invited artist, Museum at the Millennium Monument, Beijing|
|Other recent exhibitions include:|
|2019||Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London|
|2018||Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Exhibition, London and touring.|
|2018||Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London|
|2017||6th International Print Biennale, China National Print Museum, Shenzhen.|
|2015||Nine Lives exhibition. Impact 9 Hangzhou, China Academy of Fine Art|
|2014||Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London|
|2013||First International Print Biennial, Lingshi, Shanxi Province, North China.|
|2012||International Print Triennial, Kraków, Poland (Vice-President.of Prize-awarding Jury)|
|2011||Metropolis IMPRINT 2, Warsaw, Poland|
|2010||Istanbul International Ex libris Competition. Award.|
|2009||Guanlan International Print Biennial, Shenzhen, China|
|Art work by Peter Ford in public collections includes:|
|The Yale Centre for British Art, Newhaven, USA.|
|The National Art Library collection of Artists’ Books|
|The Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Word and Image|
|Tate Britain, Collection of artists’ books|
|Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan|
|Hanji Paper Institute, Wonju, Republic of Korea|
|Pan Asia Paper Museum, Jeonju, Republic of Korea|
|Taipei Art Museum, Taiwan|
|China Print Museum, Guanlan, Shenzhen, China|
|The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol|
|Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery|
|The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford|
|Kaliningrad Art Gallery, Russia|
|Pushkin Museum, Moscow|
|Museum of Art, Portland, Oregon|
|Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art|
|Musée de la Publicité, Paris|
An exhibition I organised at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA). In the foreground is sculpture by Bristol artist Lucy Austin. The end wall is covered with 250 woodcuts I printed from the same block on my own variously coloured paper. Its title was ‘Message from China’. ‘Take Care of Children and the Elderly’ was written in Chinese script
International Print Triennial. The picture shows two of my collagraphs ‘Walking Talking and Standing Still and ‘Night Manoeuvres’. Later, selections from this exhibition went to Vienna, Oldenburgh, Germany and Falun, Sweden
Ningbo is a port city across the estuary south of Shanghai, with a population of six million. I was very fortunate to have a six week residency in Ningbo Art Museum. It culminated in an exhibition of work made there plus additional items that I had brought with me. The photograph shows decorated papers using a Japanese technique relating to tie-dye. About twenty works were retained for the museum collection.
Students are hanging my ‘Pulse Project’ installation at the international IMPACT printmaking congress. Each of the nine frames contains the word pulse in a different language script, printed on handmade paper. The scroll beside them includes all nine scripts in random sequence.
Outside the Dongguan Art Museum with the curator and other museum staff at the start of my solo exhibition ‘Chance and Choice’. About 125 of my print and paper works occupied all of the exhibition space on the two floors of the museum. Subsequently most of the work was purchased for the Museum’s collection..