Craig Atkinson
UK 07971077406

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I dislike terms, categories, genres etc. I think they can be preventative rather than useful. But, for the sake of loose description, I work as an artist and illustrator — some exhibitions and clients listed below. I draw, I take photographs. I make books and zines of my work and I publish the work of others. I'm a Fine Art and Illustration Lecturer. My background is Fine Art. I've worked with The New York Times, Adidas Originals, Orange, GQ, Esquire amongst others, and my work is collected by many international galleries, museums, public, private and educational libraries and special collections, including: Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert / National Art Library, Museum of Modern Art New York, Martin Parr, National Gallery of Canada, Leeds University, University of the Arts London.

What I make generally tries to use places or formats for something other than their intended purpose. I'm interested in new combinations, whether it be text and image or projects in a gallery space. The books I publish often re-present archive photography without its original, sometimes commercial context. I enjoy using basic / limited materials to make work.

B/ 02.08.1977
MA with Distinction, Fine Art

2016 Departmento / POSTER, Group exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal
2016 Talk at Photobook Bristol
2016 Interview, Colin Pantall, Photobook Bristol
2016 Picturebook, Including the CRB Archive at The Tetley, Leeds
2015 Café Royal Books 10th birthday at The Photographers' Gallery, London
2015 Forgotten Gems in Architectural Photography, The Building Centre, UK
2015 Shortlisted, Sony World Mobile Photography Awards, Somerset House, London
2015 In conversation, Photobook Bristol, with Lewis Bush, Emma Chetcuti and Mark Power
2015 Lecture Plymouth University Photography Research Group
2015 Lecture Bolton University
2015 Lecture Chester University
2015 Lecture Liverpool John Moores' University
2015 Represented at The New York Artists Bookfair by Printed Matter
2014 Curated, Index, UCLan, Preston
2014, November, Interview with Alice Compton for Photoworks
2014 Lecture Brighton University
2014 Lecture Manchester Metropolitan University
2014 13.3 Village People: “Preston Bus Station Exit Town Centre”, The SIP, UK
2014 Interview, The Photographers' Gallery, London
2013 Enough compulsive and very obsessive, Vice magazine, France
2013 Interview, July, Source Magazine
2013 Interview, It's Nice That
2013 In Conversation, Cheltenham Literary Festival
2013 Lecture, Central St Martins, London
2013 Lecture, Brighton University
2013 Curated, CRB International Drawing Project, UCLan, Preston
2013 Preston bus station: a brutalist masterpiece?, Chanel 4 News
2012 Zine Fest, SSE Projects, South Korea
2012 Curated, CRB International Drawing Project, UCLan, Preston
2011 Residency, Art Prison, Knust, Nijmegen
2011 Group show, Art As A Full Time Hobby, Aid & Abet, Cambridge
2011 CRB workshops, Tate Gallery, Liverpool
2010 For Those Asleep In Fields Of Gold, Lab 101, Los Angeles, USA
2010 The Golden Record, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2010 The Golden Record, g39, Cardiff, UK
2010 The Golden Record, The Collection, Lincoln, UK
2010 Curated, CRB Temporary Library, UCLan, Preston
2009 Solo show, Invasion, Dama Aflita, Porto, Portugal
2009 Dollar Show, Eleanor Harwood gallery, San Fransisco, USA
2009 Fundraiser, 85 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2009 Maze / A Maze, Belgium
2009 YCN at the RCA, Royal College of Art, London
2009 YCN in Stockholm
2009 Hit The Books, Belgium
2009 Sol Collective, Sacramento, USA
2009 The Old Shoreditch Station, London
2009 Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes, London
2009 Katalogue XXL, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Brasil
2009 Katalogue XXL, Hilton Trafalgar, London
2009 Katalogue XXL, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2009 Nationwide Mercury Music Prize, The Hospital, London
2009 Zines, TTC, Copenhagen
2008 Group show, NOVAS, Liverpool Biennial
2008 Climate For Change, FACT, Liverpool, UK
2008 Drawn In, Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK
2008 Group Show, These Living Walls of Jet, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool
2008 If you could…?, Exposure Gallery, London
2008 We Hate Glue, Marrs Bar, Spain
2008 Reach One, Taiwan
2008 Art Trek 4, Galerie Mekanik, Belgium
2008 Abide Visuals in Vegas, USA
2008 Portraits, AAA gallery, Paris
2008 Latex For Fun, Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2007 Group show, Junc Gallery ,Los Angeles, USA
2007 The Joyful Bewilderment, Rough Trade, East London, UK
2007 Post It, Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles, USA
2007 Plats, International Arts Centre, Leipzig, Germany
2007 Mystery Spot, Indo, London, UK
2007 Happy Wheels, Espace Culturel Francois Mitterand, Canteleu, France
2006 Group show, Today's a Beautiful Day, NOG, London
2006 Group show, Liverpool Biennial
2006 Solo show, Please Hold The Line, Hope University Gallery, Liverpool
2005—2007, Artist in Residence, KGV, Southport
2005 Solo show and residency, Do Not Remove, Atkinson Gallery, Southport
2005 Zine Age Riot, Sea Cell Art Space, Byron Bay, Australia
2004 Group show, Ten, inc Hoyland, Cockrill, McLean, Loop Gallery, Liverpool

I also take part in artist / photo book fairs. Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, New York, Paris...

All work © 2016 Craig Atkinson. All rights reserved.