From: Liverpool, UK
Based in: Waterford, Ireland
Main Artistic Themes: Environment, Climate Change
Christine Simpson is an award winning British fine art photographer. Her work attempts to define the world we live in by contrasting aspects of a disintegrating planet with the beauty of all living things
Simpson is a lecturer for fine art
at the Waterford Institute of Technology.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Artist Christine Simpson explores the idea of using art to advance social causes, to make us reflect and rethink what it means to be human in the 21st century.
Simpson's work is an ongoing exploration of the unresolved environmental concerns of this century. It attempts to define the world we live in by contrasting aspects of a disintegrating planet with the beauty of all living things.
She is a working artist in Waterford, Ireland, where she teaches in the departments of design communications and fine arts at the Waterford Institute of Technology.
Her work has been shown around the world and covers a wide variety of societal issues. A majority of her published works revolve around the topic of climate change. The National Museum of Living Treasures in Tokyo purchased her piece The Erosion of Eden, and she was invited to show at The Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin.
She has received numerous awards including the Waterford Crystal Arts Award; a Gold Award from Graphis, New York; and The Silken Photo Award, Brussels. She was shortlisted in the top ten for the Sony World Photography Awards.
An important aspect of Simpson’s life is her Curatorial work, in which she has worked in close association with Magnum Photos New York and the charity, Chernobyl Children’s Project. Christine has curated exhibitions in New York, Dublin, London and Siena, on differing social issues.