BIO


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.

 Fashion is very important to her and she builds her props and stage and she sources all the vintage clothing herself.

 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 very important to her, 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


April 2020

online feature of 'Isolation Portraits’ on ‘May Mask’ , page. Cagliari


April 2020

online feature of ‘Isolation Portrait’ on ‘NOC’ page as part of ‘Quarantina’ collection. Milan


April 2020

online feature of ‘Isolation Portraits’ on ‘Portraits of isolation’ site, London


April 2020

selection from ‘Isolation Portraits’ published on a 2 page spread in the PhotoPlus magazine

in May 2020 issue (also in the online edition), worldwide


April 2020

online feature of ‘Isolation Portraits’ in the ‘Photography Movement’ page as part of their online exhibition, London


Jun 2020

winner of the Lowes Dickinson Price in the photography section at the Ruskin Gallery, Camden Town, London


June 2020

selection form ‘Isolation Portraits’ featured in perpetual exhibition at the Houston Centre for Photography, Texas, USA


September 2020

physical solo exhibition, ‘Isolation Portraits’ hosted by Yaqqu, Cagliari


October 2020

physical group exhibition ‘The art of Isolation’ at ‘Espacio gallery’, Bethnal Green, London


January 2021

online group exhibition with the TAOI collective ‘New Beginnings’, worldwide


April 2021

physical group exhibition with the TAOI collective ‘The space in between’ at 54 Gallery, Mayfair, London


May 2021

extended online exhibition with the TAOI collective ‘The space in between’, worldwide


March 2021

featured at the Ruskin gallery, Camden Town, London as part of the LGBTQIA+ history month


July 2021

winner of artist of the month ‘July 2021 Pride’, Art from Heart


November 2021

group exhibition of a selection from ‘Our Dystopian Present’ with the TAOI collective at ‘House of Annetta’, Brick Lane, London


November 2021

selection from ‘isolation portraits’ winner of Edition 365 of The British Journal of Photography. Featured as NFT’s in collaboration with Opensea