Chris Agnew is a British artist known for his highly detailed drawings, and signature technique of icon panel etching.
He received his BA in Contemporary Art Practice from The University of Leeds in 2008, followed by a Masters in Fine Art at the Wimbledon College of Art in 2010. His work has been short-listed for various prizes, including the Derwent Art Prize 2016, twice for the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2010 and 2009 respectively), The Clifford Chance Printmaking Prize in 2010 and Saatchi's New Sensations in the same year. He is also a recipient of the Derwent People's Choice Award and the Jealous Graduate Print Prize (2010). His works are held in numerous public and private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Hearst Corporation collection, New York, and have been exhibited in Japan, Italy, Romania, Belgium and throughout the UK, including the Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition. He has also been featured in numerous print and online publications, including NME Magazine, The Telegraph, The Independent, and on the front page of The London Evening Standard. Solo exhibitions include Ba da, Doda, a solo project at the London Art Fair (2017), Dither (2016), The Mighty Grip of Fate (2014), both with Kristin Hjellegjerde, London and The Pomp of Circumstances at Nancy Victor Gallery, London (2012), while recent group exhibitions include Everything Exists Now at Kristin Hjellegjerde (2017), the touring exhibition Unfamiliar Ground, Cu Mintea-n Pix, Saint Ink Gallery, Bucharest, and Standing on the Frontier Vol.2, Unit 24 Gallery, London (both 2014). Upcoming projects include a residency with Casa Jurnalistului in Bucharest, 2017.
He divides his time between London and Bucharest. Agnew is represented by Kristin Hjellegjerde, London.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Hearst Corporation, Manhattan, New York
The Ashton Memorial Museum, Lancaster
Derwent Art Prize People's Choice Award 2016
Jealous Graduate Print Prize 2010
Derwent Art Prize 2016
Clifford Chance Printmaking Prize 2011
Saatchi's New Sensations 2010
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2009