Conor Wilson

Currently engaged in an Mphil / Phd study, Royal College of Art.
1988-91  BA (Hons.) 3D Design (Ceramics). 1st Class / Commendation for thesis.
University of the West of England (UWE)
1991-92  MA Ceramics
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC)

Awards/Professional Memberships
 Prize-winner, Jerwood Contemporary Makers
2008  Shortlisted for Contemporary Craft Fellowship Scheme (Crafts Council)
Committee member (Reviews Editor-2010) – Interpreting Ceramics online journal
2007  Associate member - Spike Island, Bristol
Member - Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2006  Annual Award, Arts Council
2005  Annual Award, Arts Council
2002  Annual Award, Arts Council

Selected exhibitions
 Placement (Curated by Dawn Youll and Lowrie Davies). Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales and Fife Contemporary Art & Craft, Scotland.
2010  Jerwood Contemporary Makers. Jerwood Space, London and touring.
158th Autumn Exhibition. Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK.
3D2D3D (Curated by Dr. Paul Thirkell). Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Scotland, UK.
A Living Space (Curated by Kit Kemp). Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK.
London Art Fair. Business Design Centre, Islington, UK (represented by Transistor).
Gathered Worlds. Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales, UK.
2009  Art & Utility. Henry Thomas Gallery, West Wales School of the Arts, Carmarthen, UK
British Ceramics Biennial. ‘One-off’ Awards category. Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
The 5th World Ceramic Biennale, WOCEF, Republic of Korea.
CUP. Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, UK.
2008  Winter’s Tales. New Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester, UK.
Bristol Contemporary Open, Paintworks, Bristol, UK.
2nd International Triennial of Silicate Arts, Kecskemet, Hungary.
2007  Found. (ETC Applied Arts Group, Centre for Fine Print Research) New Gallery, Bower Ashton, UWE, Bristol, UK.
Out of the Ordinary. Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Wales, UK.
Archive (ongoing). Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, UK.
Ceramic Art London. Royal College of Art, London, UK.
Open Sculpture. Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2006  Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, UK.
Collect. V&A Museum, London, UK.
(represented by COSA gallery).
2005  FULL. Sandammeer/Wilson - collaborative performance. Plan 9, Bristol, UK.
Ceramic Art London. Royal College of Art, London, UK.
Selected commissions/residencies
 Shortlisted for V&A Museum Residency: Ceramics Independent Practice.
2001  Ceramic figure (1200 x 800 x 500mm).  City of Bristol College. College Green Centre, Bristol.
2000  Brick floor feature (8500 x 500 x 2350mm) and brick relief threshold details for entrance ways. City of Bristol College.
Temple of Light – Year of the Artist Residency.  Lead artist for a multimedia, collaborative, camera obscura project. Funded by Arts Council, South West; UWE; Bristol City Council and Hewlett Packard Research Labs.

Selected media coverage/publications
Extra/ordinary: Craft culture and contemporary art (Duke University Press, USA 2011), edited by Maria Elena Buszek.
Made for Love (Stichting Kunstboek, Belgium 2009).
Contemporary Ceramics (Thames & Hudson, UK 2009), edited by Emmanuel Cooper.
500 Ceramic Sculptures (Lark Books, USA 2009).
Breaking the Mould: New Approaches to Ceramics (Black Dog Publishing, UK 2007), edited by Cigalle Hanaor.
Ceramic Review, Issue 221 (Sept/Oct 2006), Squeezing the Lemon by Pete Bodenham.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA (Collection of Garth Clark and Mark Del Vechio).
World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea.
Private collections in England, Ireland, Holland, France, Italy, Turkey, Canada and the U.S.A. 




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