James R Ford

b. 1980

"Ford (b. 1980, UK) studied at Nottingham Trent University and then Goldsmiths College in England. He moved to New Zealand in 2009 and currently lives and works in Wellington. He has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand and internationally, and in 2013 was winner of the inaugural Tui McLauchlan Emerging Artist’s Award from the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. In 2014 Ford published a book of selected works, with accompanying texts, interviews and essays from 2008-2013, entitled Fail Better."

Selected Exhibitions

2018 Fuzzy Logic, Green St Projects, Wellington, NZ

2017 Coddiwomple, Precinct 35, Wellington, NZ

At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike you in the face, KELDER, London, (UK)
If a Tree Falls, The Young, Wellington
The Enigma of Being, Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville

2015 Jeopardy, PaulNache Gallery, Gisborne
2014 Lollygag, PaulNache Gallery, Gisborne

Redbush and Milk, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland
Loopy, The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland
Status Quo, 120 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Infinite Monkey Syndrome, Square2, City Gallery, Wellington
The Neverending Menagerie, Snake Pit, Auckland
Snake Pis, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin

2011 Air of the Irrational, Christian Ferreira at the Wapping Project, London, UK
Zero Expectations, Peloton Gallery, Sydney, (Australia)
2009 Too Orangey For Crows, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, NZ
Only Boring People Get Bored, Ferreira Projects, London, (UK)
2008 Duchamp Played Chess; I Made Cranes, Ferreira Projects, London, (UK)