About

The work of Chris Fox interrogates the conceptual and material boundaries between art and architecture, altering sites through installation, object and drawing.

Each experience of Fox’s work is relative to the technical and conceptual grammar of architecture and construction. Sculptural works, playfully mimic, distort and disrupt their environment, using materials such as cabling and cars, as well as various building material with a para-function.  His work embraces a tension that forces us to recalibrate our perception of the artworks notional form, function, environment and our spatial relationship within it.

Fox has completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture both with Honours, and has recently completed a Master of Fine Arts. He is a senior lecturer at the University of Sydney in Art Processes and Architecture, and has been the recipient of many awards, grants and residencies. Fox has exhibited in numerous solo, group and collaborative exhibitions in Australia, the USA and Europe, with an established sculptural practice of large scale public and private commissioned artworks.


Like ‘material alchemy’, his sculptures generate flexible possibilities of meaning to explore.


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EDUCATION 
2015 - 2017 Master of Fine Arts, Sydney College of the Arts
The University of Sydney
2005 - 2006 Bachelor of Architecture, Honours (MArch equivalent)
University of Technology Sydney
2003 - 2004 Socrates Erasmus Exchange (Master of Science in Architecture)
TU Delft The Netherlands
2002 - 2003 Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
University of Technology Sydney
1995 - 1996 Research Course, EcoDesign Foundation
1994 - 1997 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Honours, Sydney College of the Arts
The University of Sydney

AWARDS, GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES
2016 University of Sydney Postgraduate Award
2012 Artist in Residence Program, St Joseph’s College
2011 Arts NSW, Individual Project Grant
2011 National Association for Visual Arts, Marketing Grant
2010 Australia Council for the Arts, Los Angeles Studio Residency
2009 FraserStudios Visual Arts Residency Program
2007 Arts NSW Artist Grant, National Association for Visual Arts
2003 IESS International Scholarship, University of Technology
2001 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Michael Carr Gallery Technology Award
2001 + 2002 Australia Council for the Arts, Emerging Artist Initiative Grant, Imperial Slacks
1995 Golden Key National Honour Award Academic Excellence 

COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS 
2014 Transmission, Integrated Public Work, The Corso North Lakes, QLD
2013 Drift, Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices, Prime Ministers Office, Sydney
2013 Tracing Back to Bligh, Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices, Prime Ministers Office
2013 Droga Architect in Residence Collection, Durbach Block Jaggers and
Australian Institute of Architects
2011 Convergence, Global Switch, Data Centre Commission through Lobby and Atrium, Clichy, Paris
2011 Mother of Invention, collaboration with Dillon MacEwan, Public Commission for Ausgrid Training Centre, Sydney
2010 Salon Jetpack, Orange Regional Gallery, Acquisition for Collection, Orange
2009 Ripper, Orange Regional Gallery, Permanent Public Work, Orange
2008 Substation Trench, Permanent Commission for a Residential Site, Paddington
2007 1 Kilo Block Feeds the Whole Family, Jerilderie Art Gallery, Acquisition for Collection
2006 Fire Dogs, World Square Chinese New Year, Collaboration with Studio Zeds, Sydney
2005 28 Potatoes, Australian Technology Park, Acquisition for Collection, Eveleigh
2005 Inside a Radio Wave, Sculpture by the Sea, Collaboration with A&US Willea Ferris, Bondi, Sydney
2003 Folding Void, Commission for Sherman Galleries, Paddington
2001 Waterwall, Commission for a Residential Site, Paddington
1999 Vapour, Commission for a Residential Site, Cammeray 

SOLO, GROUP AND COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS
2017 Art Month Sydney, Art at Night - Launch Night, Apparatus Tethered, Sydney
2017 Nice One Picasso, SCA Galleries and St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Sydney
2016 Kronenberg Wright Artists Projects, Group Exhibition 2016, Sydney
2016 Drawing Conversations, National Art School, collaboration with Robin Hearfield
2016 Sunday Punch, curated by Liam Garstang for St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Sydney
2016 Para-functional Apparatus, collaboration with Koji Ryui for MCA ARTBAR
2015 Cosmic Love Wonder Lust: The Imperial Slacks Project, SCA Galleries and
Campbelltown Arts Centre
2015 A Happening MCAARTBAR Curated by Koji Ryui, Museum of Contemporary Art
2013 Baadlands: Yurt Empire, Tin Sheds Gallery, Faculty of Architecture, Sydney University
2013 Celebrate: The Journey, Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles, USA
2013 Vivid Sydney, Eat the Collection, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
2012 Art Month 2012, Perturbation City, Tortuga Studios, Sydney
2011 Scope Miami 2011, Scope Pavilion, Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Miami
2011 Urbanition, 2011 Sister City Biennial, CarriageWorks Sydney + SFAC Gallery,
San Francisco
2011 Prague Quadrennial 2011, Issue 2, Australia Architecture Section, Prague
2011 Los Angeles Art Show, Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Los Angeles
2011 ICDYAP : CULTURE LAB, First Draft gallery, Surry Hills
2010 Big Thoughts, MOP projects, Sydney
2010 The Jetpackers, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles [Solo Exhibition] 
2010 Final Celebration of two decades of Australian Artists at 18th Street Arts Center,
Los Angeles
2009 Salon Jetpack, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney [Solo Exhibition] 
2009 FraserStudios Exhibition, NG Art Gallery, Sydney
2008 ABN Amro Emerging Art Prize, Sydney
2007 Art and About, AMP Forecourt, Circular Quay, Sydney
2007 Invited Artists Project, Strand Ephemera, Townsville
2007 Lubricant City, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney [Solo Exhibition] 
2007 ABN Amro Emerging Art Prize, Sydney  
2007 Homes in The Sky, Museum of Sydney
2006 Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace
2006 GBK at Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Centre, Melbourne
2006 Here’s one I prepared earlier, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney [Solo Exhibition] 
2006 Flaming Youth, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange
2005 28 Potatoes, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney [Solo Exhibition] 
2005 GBK at Span, Span Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Muscle Reconfigured, TU Delft, The Netherlands [collaboration] 
2004 Work, Rest, Play, [Escape], Imperial Slacks Collective [collaboration], 
Artspace Sydney
2003 Confusion + Coherence, Hotel Bellville, Waterloo, London, UK
2003 Artbox Inc. Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Paddington
2002 Slacking Off, Imperial Slacks Gallery, Sydney [collaboration] 
2002 Egress, Sherman Artbox, Sherman Galleries Hargrave [Solo Exhibition] 
2002 Desk Job, Mori Gallery, Sydney
2002 Positive Overkill, Imperial Slacks
2002 Advent, SCAA, Scotts Church, Sydney
2001 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi + Tamarama foreshore, Bondi
2001 Art Castle, Dover Heights Reserve, Sydney
2001 Independence Day, Space3, Chippendale, Sydney [Solo Exhibition] 
2001 Period, Blaugrau, Sydney [collaboration] 
2001 Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney
2001 Temporary Fixtures, Artspace, Woolloomooloo, Sydney
2000 Imperial Alliance, Imperial Slacks, Surry Hills
2000 Pursuit 2000, Imperial Slacks, Sydney [Solo Exhibition / collaboration]  
2000 The Palace of Exaggeration + Everything, Grey Matter [collaboration]  
2000 One Last Show, Herringbone Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney  
2000 UnBecomings, Performance Space, Redfern [collaboration]  
2000 Eighteen is Enough, Herringbone Gallery  
1999 Factory Sellout, Herringbone Gallery, Sydney  
1999 Fundraiser, Herringbone Gallery, Surry Hills  
1998 Indahaus, Herringbone Gallery, Sydney  
1997 1997, Kirkbride, Rozelle, Sydney  
1997 Reference, Hester Gallery, Newtown, Sydney  
1996 Landed, Kirkbride, Rozelle, Sydney  
1996 For Your Information, Kinesis, Liechardt,  
1996 MCLX, 235 Nelson Street Gallery, Sydney  
1995 Artful Park 2, Centennial Park, Paddington, Sydney  
1994 Show + Tell, Allen Street Gallery, Glebe  
1994 Artful Park, Centennial Park, Paddington 

SELECTED PRESS
2016 FBi Radio, Canvas with Abdul Abdullah, Sunday 27 November 2016
2015 ABC TV - The Mix with James Valentine, ABC Arts Interview about Imperial Slacks,
16 August 2015
2015 SMH, Spectrum, Lenny Ann Low, "They f---ed, made art, drank, slept and contributed to the city" p10, Aug 7
2015 The Guardian, Andrew Frost, Cosmic Love Wonder Lust review, 17 August 2015
2015 The University of Sydney News, The Slackers reunite for Cosmic Love Wonder Lust, 17 August 2015
2015 Wentworth Courier, Jessica Clement, Slackers 'driven to succeed', p16,
August 12 2015
2014 SMH, Lenny Ann Low, Imperial Slacks artistic collective to reunite at
Campbelltown Arts Centre 16/12/14
2014 The Sydney Morning Herald, Lucy Cormack, Sculpture by the Sea winner,
October 24, 2014
2013 UTS: Creating Futures, UTS Forecourt Exhibition Alumni project
2012 BoB International Magazine of Space Design, Korea, Lee Hyekyung Issue 96, 12
2012 Studio 555, German Design Magazine, August 2012
2012 Contemporist.com, Convergence Sculpture, May18
2012 Tower Magazine, Renee Carl, The Towering 10, p 10-11, Issue 6 Winter 12
2011 The Sydney Morning Herald, Paul Chai, Cities' sister act, Metro, p 3, Aug 5-11 11
2011 City Hub, Cover, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Vivien Luu, Urbanition, p6, Aug 4-17 11
2011 Inner West Courier, Obsession with Jetpacks inspires art, Lauren Murada, Aug 16 11
2011 SanFrancisco, Jonathon Keats, Designs on the Future, p 42, May 11
2010 Marie Claire, The Art of Design, Collaboration with Dion Lee, p27, June 10  
2009 Das Superpaper, Rose Vickers, Chris Fox, p19-26, Issue 9, 09  
2009 The Sydney Morning Herald, Tracey Clement, Metro Picks, p14, 17 July 09  
2009 Australian Financial Review, Hannah Tattersall, Artists provide creative solution,
27 March 2009
2009 Central Western Daily, Brenda Gray, Public Sculpture - Ripper, 14 Feb 09  
2008 The Breadfruit Tree Project, ISBN 9780646488417, Chris Fox, Rawlings, Sarah
2007 ABC North Queensland, Paula Tapiolas, The Breadfruit Tree Project, 3 Sept 07  
2007 Art Gaze, Quintin Wood, A Modern Bounty, Nov 07  
2007 The Sydney Morning Herald, Tracey Clement, Metro Picks, p29, 17 Aug 07  
2006 Dazed & Confused, Harold David, Artists, Aus/ Nz Vol 1, p140, Aug 06  
2006 The Art Life, Touchy Feely, 2 Feb 06  
2006 Australian Art Collector, Andrew Frost, Chris Fox and Daniel Templeman, Jan-Mar
2006 State of the Arts, Alex McDonald, Sculpture 06, Jan-Mar 06  
2005 Henry Thornton, Edwina Marks, GBK in Melbourne, 20 Aug 05  
2005 The Sydney Morning Herald, Lenny Ann Low, 28 Potatoes, Spectrum, p19,
29 –30 Jan 05  
2005 Henry Thornton, Edwina Marks, Florentine gold and potato soup, 18 Jan 05
2005 The Sydney Morning Herald, Dominique Angeloro, Critics Picks, p 27, 21 Jan 05
2004 Lives of the Artists # 8, Elizabeth Pulie, Imperial Slacks, p 4-5, Dec 04
2002 Broadsheet, Alex Gawronski, Imperial Slacks, vol 31 no.4, p 28, Dec 02
2002 The Sydney Morning Herald, Lenny Ann Low, Desk Job, July 02
2002 Oyster Magazine, Artists Profile, p 102, Summer 02
2002 The Sydney Morning Herald, Lenny Anne Low, Bubble trouble, p 13, 18 May 02
2002 Architectural Review Australia, Gerard Reinmuth, p 32-39, Residential 02
2002 Real Time, Kieth Gallash + Virginia Baxter, unBecomings, no.36, Apr 02
2000 Mosaic, Daniel Nunan, Fringe Dwellers, p 6-8, Issue 2, Oct 00
1998 City Hub, Garth Bolwell, Indahaus, p 20, 1 Oct 98
1998 SCA Handbook, The University of Sydney, Cover Image, May 98 

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
2014 - 2016 BIT.FALL water curtain event structure for Semipermanent, Vivid, Melbourne and Sydney Festival
2014 - 2015 Modular furniture design and development
2013 - 2015 3D terrain and building visualisations, Design for infrastructure site systems for Vertel
2012 - 2014 Residential dwelling design and development, Lake Macquarie
2012 - 2014 Set Design and Construction, Steampunked, MKR
2011 - 2012 Project Designer and Manager for construction, Vertel offices and kitchen cafe, Sydney
2006 - 2010 Graduate Architect, project lead for competitions and residential projects, Group GSA  
2005 - 2006 Project Designer and Manager, Vertel Event Pavilion + Tech Labs
2003 - 2004 Design and Construction - Residential and Commercial, Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
2003 - 2005 Exhibition Co-ordinator for artist Fiona Tan, throughout Europe
2003 - 2004 Production Design Construction, Nederland 3, Dutch Television, Amsterdam
2002 - 2003 Architectural Assistant, Residential design, Buzacott Associate Architects
2001 - 2005 Museum Preparator, Museum of Contemporary Art
2000 - 2002 Architectural Assistant, Michael Fox Architects
1999 - 2000 Builder’s Labourer, Kell and Rigby Builders
1997 - 1998 Studio Manager and Designer, Cydonia the Glass Studio
1998 - 2000 Performance, Film and Video, The de Quincey Company
1994 - 2001 Set Design and Construction, The Performance Space

PUBLIC TALKS AND AFFILIATIONS
2016 - Panel Chair for ‘UGLY heritage’ a discussion about Sydney’s Brutalist architecture, 107 Projects, Redfern
2011 - 2015 Board Member of Artspace Sydney, Woolloomooloo
2015 - Symposium: Artist Run Spaces, Collaboration & Collectives in Contemporary Art, UNSW Art & Design
2015 - SCA ART TALKS - Chris Fox, ‘Para-function’
2015 - Talk Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary, Imperial Slacks presents The Slackers
2015 - Vivid Ideas, Two-Up Talks, 107 Projects, Redfern
2015 - ‘Para-function’ UTS Interior and Spatial Design, Public Lecture
2012 - Vivid Ideas, Creativity Under Fire, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2012 - UTS Interior Spatial, Public Lecture
2012 - University of Sydney, Public Lecture
1998 - 2002 Imperial Slacks, Artist in Resident and Founding Member 

TEACHING AND RESEARCH
2012 - 2017 Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Art Processes
Coordinator First Year Architecture and Art Processes Units
University of Sydney, School of Architecture, Design and Planning
2012 - 2014 Yurt Empire, Collaborative rogue housing project and site specific encounter
2012 - Artist in Residence Program and teaching Yr 7 + 9 high school students,
St Joseph’s College
2010 - 2011 Art Workshops Tutor, Architecture Faculty, University of Sydney
2010 - Sculpture Tutor, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
2008 - Architecture Tutor, University of Technology, Sydney
2006 - 2016 Guest Critiquing - University of Sydney, UNSW, UTS, TAFE