Christopher Hamer


"I studied at Rochdale College of Art, Maidstone College of Art, an MFA at the University of Reading under Terry Frost, and was a Cheltenham Fellow in Painting at Gloucestershire College of Art.

"After two years at the Hayward Gallery, I joined The Rowley Gallery in 1985, primarily as a frame-maker, and latterly as one of its two directors.

"These pieces are the product of time spent in the joiner's workshop; up a spiral staircase, under the branches of a tree-of-heaven, it often feels like being in a treehouse.

"They are made from scraps of wood veneer, drawn on with ink, and inlaid with a marquetry of cut paper shapes, rubbed with wax-crayon."

 

Solo Exhibitions

1994
Sutton House, London
1993
Tricycle Gallery, London
1987
Darlington Arts Centre
1984
Axiom Gallery, Cheltenham
1983
Rochdale Art Gallery
1982
Riverside Studios, London

Two Person Exhibitions

1985
The Old Court, Windsor (w Sue Lloyd)
1984
Gardner Centre Gallery, Brighton (w Zack Zaltzman)
1977
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (w Graham Crowley)

Group Exhibitions

2000
Finelot Gallery, London
1997
Cabinet Paintings IV, Blue Gallery, London
The Book Gallery, St Ives
David Champion, London
1995
Two Plus Two, Harriet Green Gallery, London
Coombs Contemporary, London
1994
Cabinet Paintings, Blue Gallery, London
Portobello Open, Tabernacle Gallery, London
1993
Brick Lane Open, Atlantis Gallery, London
Hunting/Observer Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London
1992
63 Union Street, London
1990, 1989, 1988, 1987
Art For Youth, Mall Galleries, London
1988, 1987
Anderson O'Day Gallery, London
1987, 1986
Curwen Gallery, London
1985
Axiom Gallery, Cheltenham
Coloured Constructions, Curwen Gallery, London
Constructed Images, Crawford Centre Gallery, St Andrews
1983
Coloured Constructions, South Hill Park, Bracknell
1982
Coloured Constructions, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
The Compilation Show, Rochdale Art Gallery
Groom, Hamer, Harrington, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
1980
Painted Constructions, ICA, London
1977
New Contemporaries, Royal Academy, London

Collections

Arts Council Collection
Mitsukoshi (UK) Ltd
P&O Group
Arthur Andersen & Co
Glaxo Plc

  • Beehive by Christopher Hamer
  • Prayer Mat by Christopher Hamer
  • Treehouse #1 by Christopher Hamer
  • Treehouse #2 by Christopher Hamer
  • Treehouse #3 by Christopher Hamer