Biography

CV, Prizes, Solo Exhibitions, Recent Exhibitions, Public Collections and Locations.

 

CV
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.

Prizes Include
2018 16th Annual Exhibition. RWA, Bristol. Prize for Painting.
2015 5th Guanlan International Print Biennial, Shenzhen, China. Prize winner
2013Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London. Prize for Printmaking
2010Guangzhou, China, Small Prints International Exhibition. Prize winner
2008IMPRINT, International Print Triennial, Warsaw, Poland. First Prize.
2006International Grafik Triennial, Kraków, Poland. Prize of the Mayor of Kraków.
2006Originals, Mall Galleries, London. Printmaking Today prize.
Solo exhibtions include:
2019Out of Order, Academicians Gallery, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
201640 years of Printmaking, Dalian Art Museum, NE China
2015Chance and Choice III, Dongguan Art Museum, S China
2014Residency and exhibition Ningbo Art Museum, Nr Shanghai, China
2012Chance and Choice II, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
2010Chance & Choice. Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2008Invited artist, Museum at the Millennium Monument, Beijing
Other recent exhibitions include:
2019Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2018Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Exhibition, London and touring.
2018Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
20176th International Print Biennale, China National Print Museum, Shenzhen.
2015Nine Lives exhibition. Impact 9 Hangzhou, China Academy of Fine Art
2014Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2013First International Print Biennial, Lingshi, Shanxi Province, North China.
2012International Print Triennial, Kraków, Poland (Vice-President.of Prize-awarding Jury)
2011Metropolis IMPRINT 2, Warsaw, Poland
2010Istanbul International Ex libris Competition. Award.
2009Guanlan 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

Locations

Warsaw 2008

Warsaw 2008. With Professor Jan Pamuła and Professor Akira Kurosaki when I was awarded first prize in an open international exhibition with the theme ‘Clashes between Civilisations’.

Bristol 2010.

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

Krakow 2012

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

London 2013

I was awarded the London Original Print Fair Prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for ‘Field Games’ the large woodcut shown in the centre of the photograph.

Ningbo 2014

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.

Hangzhou 2015

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.

Dongguan 2015

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..