Chris Pig is an Italian photographer based in London since the early 1990's.
Growing up around cameras has had a profound effect on her and is why she is drawn to using photography to create her stylish work.
Slightly shy and a bit of an introvert, she heavily relies on photographs to express her opinions and frustrations.
Having a tongue in cheek approach to life along with the ability to diffuse any heated situations with a smile or a joke, a good sense of humour is very important to her.
She has been influenced by 1940’s and 1950’s movies and by the Hollywood golden era of cinema, with its beautiful costumes and divas.
Having a background in fashion and tailoring, she makes most of the costumes or sources the vintage clothes herself along with the props.
Her pictures are heavily staged and usually very colourful with a lot of props and a vintage feel. Sometimes the works she creates, shows a darker side of emotions and personality.
Her photographs tackle issues that are personal to her and very close to her heart, like homophobia and bullying. Greed, money and politics, the environment, and poverty are also issues close to her heart, along with anything that limits other people’s freedom.
Photography is a very powerful and important weapon and as an artist she believes she has the duty to use it to spread awareness of social issues.
Exhibitions and Awards
Solo exhibition at Gallery 1885 @The Camera Club London - Kennington
Shortlisted LCE photographer of the year 2024
Solo Exhibition, curated by Roberta Vanali, Temporary Storing - Fondazione per l'arte Bartoli-Felter, Cagliari, Italy
Shortlisted, International Photography Exhibition 165, The Royal Photographic Society
Winner of Edition 365 of The British Journal of Photography
Ruskin Gallery, Camden, part of Lowes Dickinson Price group exhibition
Felt Photographic Gallery group exhibition
Winner of Edition 365 of The British Journal of Photography.
also featured as NFT’s in collaboration with Open sea
Group exhibition of a selection from ‘Our Dystopian Present’ with the TAOI collective at ‘House of Annetta’, Brick Lane, London
Winner of artist of the month ‘July 2021 Pride’, Art from Heart
Featured at the Ruskin gallery, Camden Town, London as part of the LGBTQIA+ history month
Extended online exhibition with the TAOI collective ‘The space in between’, worldwide
Group exhibition with the TAOI collective ‘The space in between’ at 54 Gallery, Mayfair, London
Online group exhibition with the TAOI collective ‘New Beginnings’, worldwide
Group exhibition ‘The art of Isolation’ at ‘Espacio Gallery’, Bethnal Green, London
Solo exhibition, ‘Isolation Portraits’ hosted by Yaqqu, Cagliari
Selection form ‘Isolation Portraits’ featured in perpetual exhibition at the Houston Centre for Photography, Texas, USA
Winner of the Lowes Dickinson Price in the photography section at the Ruskin Gallery, Camden Town, London
Online feature of ‘Isolation Portraits’ in the ‘Photography Movement’ page as part of their online exhibition, London
Selection from ‘Isolation Portraits’ published on a 2 page spread in the PhotoPlus magazine
in May 2020 issue (also in the online edition), worldwide
Online feature of ‘Isolation Portraits’ on ‘Portraits of isolation’ site, London
Online feature of ‘Isolation Portrait’ on ‘NOC’ page as part of ‘Quarantina’ collection. Milan
Online feature of 'Isolation Portraits’ on ‘May Mask’ online page. Cagliari