Painting, Photography, Contemporary Art

Christopher Bucklow

United Kingdom 1957

Photography, Painting

Christopher Bucklow
Christopher Bucklow
United Kingdom
March 19, 2015
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Christopher Bucklow is a painter and photographer, best known for his Guest series. This collection uses a combination of photographs and pin-hole solar illuminations of male and female silhouettes. The series is deeply inspired by the theory of Anima and Animus by Carl Jung.

Bucklow was born in Manchester, England, to Roy and Doreen Bucklow. He spent his childhood years in Flixton. As a teenager, the artist became intrigued by the artwork of Impressionist painter Alfred Sisley. This fascination prompted Bucklow to make landscape paintings from around his property that were influenced by Sisley’s work.

He went to school to study art history in 1975 at Leicester Polytechnic. After graduating in 1978, Bucklow began to work as a museum curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, in the Drawings and Prints Department. During that time, he began to conduct research on Romantic artwork and photography. He also became interested in astronomy, physics, and the artwork of William Blake. While working at this museum, Buckley also wrote articles and reviews on artwork for Artscribe and New Scientist in London.

Bucklow’s early art projects consisted of conceptual and sculptural pieces inspired by nature and plant forms. These works included Dianthus Chris Eubanks, Potato-Tomato Plant, Pear-Hawthorn Graft, and Hyacinthus Orientalis. These artworks were exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford and the Lisson Gallery in London in 1996. A collection called the Noosphere paintings were the first of his artworks to be transformed into photographic pieces. In 1995, he married Susan Percival at Appleton Thorn in Cheshire. He also wrote a book called Philip Guston about the late painter and printmaker, which was published in the United Kingdom in 2007. His artwork is exhibited in venues in both London and the United States in places such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Photographers’ Gallery in London.  Bucklow’s most recent collection is entitled To Reach Inside a Vault.

The artist currently lives and works in London.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014Paintings: The Critic's Circle Riflemaker Gallery, LondonSolo
2014Photographs Gallery Vassie, AmsterdamSolo
2014Sun to Sun (with Simone Douglas) Artereal Gallery, SydneySolo
2013Paintings Black Swan Arts, Frome, UKSolo
2013Photographs & Paintings Danziger Gallery, New YorkSolo
2013Tapping The Third Realm Otis College Laband Loyola University, Los AngelesGroup
2013Unseen Amsterdam Gallery Vassie, Amsterdam nGroup
2012Anima Galerie Edwynn Houk, ZurichSolo
2012UntitledFine Art Society, LondonGroup
2011Younger Daniel Cooney, New York (drawings)Group
2010Christopher Bucklow Danziger Projects, New YorkSolo
2010Anima Riflemaker, LondonSolo
2010UntitledEdwynn Houk, New YorkGroup
2009Christopher Bucklow Emon Mssohkan, TokyoSolo
2009Voodoo Riflemaker, LondonGroup
2008Tetrarchs Jackson Fine Art, AtlantaSolo
2007Christopher Bucklow Mssohkan, Kobe. JapanSolo
2007The Jerwood Drawing Prize Jerwood Space, LondonGroup
2006Seven Beginnings to Guest Artereal, SydneySolo
2006Christopher Bucklow Riflemaker, LondonSolo
2006Fantasie und Illusion Frankfurt Photography ForumGroup
2006Works from the collection Museum of Modern Art, New YorkGroup
2006Drawing Inspiration Abbott Hall Art Gallery, KendalGroup
2005Christopher Bucklow Galerie Vassie, AmsterdamSolo
2005Paintings by Gallery Artists Paul Kasmin, New YorkGroup
2005Blake & Sons University of Cork, IrelandGroup
2004'If This be not I'Wordsworth Trust, GrasmereSolo
2004'I Will Save Your Life'Riflemaker, LondonSolo
2004'After Life'The Bowes Museum, Barnard CastleGroup
2004Christopher Bucklow Trace, WeymouthGroup
2003UntitledGalerie Edward Mitterand, GenevaSolo
2003Recycling Lucifer's Fall' Houldsworth Gallery, LondonGroup
2002'Christopher Bucklow'Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, LondonSolo
2002'Angeli Rrose'Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, LondonSolo
2002'Jerwood Drawing Prize'Jerwood Space, LondonGroup
2002'Artists of Fame and Promise'14 Wharfe Road, LondonGroup
2002Bucklow, Fricke Turrell, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de ParisGroup
2002'Sacred Century' Victoria & Albert Museum, LondonGroup
2002' Escape from the Vault' Contemporary Museum, HonoluluGroup
2001'Christopher Bucklow: Guests and Tetrarchs' The Photographers' Gallery, LondonSolo
2001Visionaire's Exquisite Corpse Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2001UntitledPaul Kasmin Gallery, New YorkGroup
2001Best Of Visionaire Fashion Institute of Technology, New YorkGroup
2000UntitledVaknin Schwartz Gallery, AtlantaSolo
2000UntitledPaul Kasmin Gallery, New YorkGroup
2000'Little Angels' Houldsworth, LondonGroup
1999'The Mancunian Heresy' Anthony Wilkinson Fine Art, LondonSolo
1999'Canopic Fusion Reactor' Tate Gallery, St Ives InternationalSolo
1999'Underexposed'Stockholm Subway, SwedenGroup
1999'Office of Misplaced Events' Lotta Hammer, LondonGroup
1998'fju:3an Paul Kasmin Gallery, New YorkSolo
1998'Guest' Mead Gallery, University of WarwickSolo
1998'Every Other Day'First Draft, Sydney, AustraliaGroup
1998Paraphotography Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, VirginiaGroup
1997'Christopher Bucklow'Fay Gold Gallery, AtlantaSolo
1997'Object and Abstraction' Museum of Modern Art, New YorkGroup
1997'Picturing Modernity' San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtGroup
1997'In Visible Light' Museum of Modern Art, OxfordGroup
1996'Reactor' Paul Kasmin Gallery, New YorkSolo
1996'Under the Sun' Fraenkel Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
1996'Fool's Rain' I.C.A., LondonGroup
1996'The Inner Eye' Manchester City Art GalleryGroup
1996Departmental display Metropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkGroup
1996'Prospect '96'Frankfurt Kunstverein, GermanyGroup
1995'Guest' Fraenkel Gallery, San FranciscoSolo
1995'The Beauty of the World' Independent Art Space, LondonSolo
1995'Silhouettes' (with Elliott Puckette & Adam Fuss) Paul Kasmin Gallery, New YorkGroup
1995'Recent Acquisitions' Museum of Modern Art, New YorkGroup
1995Content in Today's Photography', Bruce Museum, Greenwich, ConnecticutGroup
1995AcquisitionsHouston Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonGroup
1994'JerUSAlem' The Herzilya Museum of Art, Herzliya, IsraelSolo
1994'Bucklow, Crewdson, Fuss, Sugimoto' Jim Schmidt Gallery, St LouisGroup
1994'Without Walls'Face Magazine, May issue, LondonGroup
1994'After Art'Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, SeattleGroup
1994'The Israel Sculpture Biennale'En Hod, IsraelGroup
1994'Potato' (video exhibition) Independent Art Space, LondonGroup
1994Gallery Artists Anthony Wilkinson Fine Art, LondonGroup
1993'Wonderful Life' Lisson Gallery, LondonGroup
1993'Bucklow, Rovner, Henle, Barth' Wooster Gardens, New YorkGroup
1992'Inside a Microcosm'Laure Genillard Gallery, LondonGroup