1980 October, Repton BC London E 1. Solo
1984 September, Hornsey college of art, London, N 8 Group
1996 The Doorbell gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, Solo
1997 Nottingham community arts centre, Gregory boulevard, Nottingham. Solo
1999 Picasso museum, Malaga, Spain. Group
1999 Casa de Cultura , Avenida Juan Gomez, Fuengirola, Spain. Group.
2000, 2001 Centro Cultural, Jesus, Ibiza. Centro Cultural, Santa Eulalia, Ibiza. Group x 2
2004. Marbella casino, Marbella, Spain. Group
2004. Lady Audrey’s gallery, West Cornwall, Connecticut, USA. Group
2005. Ditto. Group
2006. Ditto. Solo
2006, Agora gallery, 530 West 25th Street, New York, USA. Group
2007 Lady Audrey’s gallery, West Cornwall, Connecticut, USA. Solo.
2008 Architects gallery, Richmond, London. UK, group
2008 Midsummer garden sculpture exhibition, Gormley's fine art, Brackenstown house, Swords, Dublin, Eire. Group
2009 Agora gallery, 530 West 25th Street, New York, USA. Group.
2010, 2e Salon de Printemps de la sculpture, Chateau de Bressuire, France. Group
2011 Gormley's fine art, Culloden hotel, Hollywood, Ireland. Group
2014, 2015, Musée de Pienture, Saint Frajou, France, group
2015. Musée de Peinture, Saint Frajou, France. Solo.
2016. Galleries und Buch Bernde Ruffler, Seekin Heimer Strasse Mannheim, Germany, group
2019 Art in the garden, Russborough House, Blessington, Co Wicklow. Eire. Group
2019 Art in the garden, Culloden Hotel and Parklands, Bangor road, Hollywood, Ireland. Group.
With the exception of these shows organised by Gormley's fine art in Belfast and Dublin this year I have been refraining from international exhibitions remaining here my studio on Ibiza where I can prepare my new ideas, focusing on, exploring, and developing a range of mythical beasts in many mediums.
Public collections include.
Barry Flanagan, Ibiza, Dublin, London.
Colvin Interiors, Epsom, Surrey, UK.
Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Foundation, London, UK
Chatteau de Bressuire, Ville de Bressuire, France.
Brakenstown house, Swords, Dublin, Eire
Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik, Bonn, Germany
Centro de Arte y Cultural, Fuengirola, Spain.
Musée de Peinture, Saint Frajou, Saint Frajou, France.
Wessum events, Amsterdam, Holland.
Collection Sofie Dumont, Antwerp, Belgium.
A review by Londonist art critic
London Art Scene
A review of the art that's displayed across London, by a Londoner. I regularly review for Londonist.
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Special exception For a true Londoner who made the move
Christopher Stone is a sculptor who creates creatures that are playful or intimidating, real or fantastical, and possessing the personality we encounter in the animals we see around us. He observes the dynamism and the fleeting energy of the natural world, and gives it immortality by making them in steel or casting them in bronze.
A colossal giant crab stands its ground. Pincers aloft in a defensive position and six legs locked into the ground. What this steel sentry is ready to fight or defend against is unknown, but I shan’t be tackling it given it’s the size of a minibus and its sharp angular joints are menacing.
At the other end of the portfolio is a stretching hound. All sleek curves, the temptation is to stroke this bronze creature and give it a scratch on the head. It’s as docile and playful as the crab is intimidating.
Christopher also loves to craft the fantastical as unicorns rise from the floor like horned chess pieces and an anthropomorphised canine sits on his luggage -- displaying a distinctively human pose as he awaits his transport to a new destination.
If you should walk into most contemporary art gallery there’s often a strict no touching policy on all the works, including the sculpture. It’s sad to see this as touching is often part of experiencing an artwork, especially when it comes to sculpture.
Christopher’s sculptures can be touched and there’s very little risk of damage here. The works are often weathered, much like the natural world he recreates in his art. It’s sculpture the way it should be, raw and ready to be exposed to the elements.
Whether his sculptures are real or imagined, there’s a spark of magic to his menagerie. As if these representations of life could come alive at a moment’s notice and wander back into the wilderness.
World-Renowned Artists to Exhibit at The Culloden Estate & Spa, Northern Ireland
Published: Thursday, 18 April 2019 11:00
Hastings Hotels Launches ‘Art in the Garden’ to Celebrate Irish and International artists
Hastings Hotels in Northern Ireland has just announced that some of the world’s biggest names in art including Dali, Picasso, Warhol and Banksy will feature in Art in the Garden at the Culloden Estate & Spa from 15th to 30th June.
In conjunction with Gormleys Fine Art, 14 pieces from the Dali Universe in Switzerland will lead the exhibition containing over 120 sculptures, some of which are valued up to £500k, and will be housed both in the grounds of the 12-acre estate and in the hotel.
Guests are invited to take an afternoon stroll in the Culloden’s idyllic private grounds that overlook Belfast Lough which will act as the perfect backdrop to the finest collection of sculpture to be displayed in Ireland. There will also be rooms devoted to renowned artists including Andy Warhol, street artist Banksy and a Modern Masters Collection in the Ailsa Suite featuring Picasso, Miro and Lucien Freud.
Other artists featured will include Damien Hirst, Robert Indiana, Grayson Perry, Tom Wesselmann, Keith Haring, Julian Opie and Irish artists such as Peter Monaghan, Stephen Johnston, Ian Pollock, Patrick O’Reilly, Stephen Forbes, Kenneth Webb, and Orla De Brí.
Howard Hastings, Managing Director of Hastings Hotels said: “Art in the Garden will give art lovers a unique opportunity to view these incredible pieces of work in the beautiful surroundings of the Culloden Estate & Spa. We have worked with Gormleys Fine Art in organising the exhibition and I am confident that visitors will truly appreciate the collection of work that has been put together.”
During the exhibition, there will be guided tours around the Art in the Garden installations daily at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.