Charles Harrop-Griffiths is a London-based new media artist working predominantly in Virtual Reality. He creates immersive experiences and sensory installations that address the impact of digital technologies on identity and institution.
Harrop-Griffiths's work exists at the intersection of conceptual art and applied science; he aims to consolidate physical and digital art processes through blending his practice across a variety of media, including, pencil/ ink drawings, collage, and photography. This results in works that are both aesthetic in quality and innovative in their delivery, thereby challenging the potential of cutting-edge technology in a contemporary art world context.
By relying on his background as a fine artist to inform his 3D Real-Time practice, Harrop-Griffiths's artworks present the medium as both the concept and vehicle, through which he considers society’s growing addiction to technology and quasi-religious obsession with the internet.
Charles Harrop-Griffiths received his MA in Fine Art from University of the Arts London, Camberwell (2016). He has exhibited and taken part in residencies throughout the UK, Paris, and America. He is a South Kiosk Award recipient (’16), and was shortlisted for the International Emerging Artist Award (’16).
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2014-2016 - MA Fine Art Digital, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL
2009-2012 - BA History of Art, University of Nottingham
September 2018 - Inhabiting the Dome, Whiteleys Shopping Centre, London
September 2017 - Continua Spheres Ensemble, Le Centquatre, Paris.
September 2017 - 'Enter through the Headset II', Gazelli Art House, Mayfair, London
August 2017 - Boomtown Fair, Winchester
June 2017 - 'Controlled Realities', Anise Gallery, London
January 2017 - 'Art at Altitude', Creative Debuts, Level39, Canary Wharf, London
November 2016 - Anti-Film Festival, Croydon
November 2016 – ‘Common People,’ Ugly Duck, East India Dock, London
November 2016 – WIRED Festival 2016
September 2016 – Tribe 2016, Ugly Duck, Tanner Street, London
August 2016 – Boomtown Festival, Winchester
August 2016 – Cross Platform, Cubitt Sessions, Central Saint Martins, London
July 2016 – Coldharbour Studios, Open Exhibition.
September 2015 - The Tribe, Ugly Duck, Tanner Street, London
April 2015 - Digital Meze, Gitoon Gallery, Bethnal Green, London
February 2013 - Short Cuts Film Festival, London
May 2012 - ECU Film Festival, Paris.
Prizes / Residencies / Talks
Artist in Residence / Realtime Artist, Anise Gallery / AVR London, January 2017 - January 2018
Virtual Needs Reality, Artist Talk, Central Saint Martins, January 2017
AR/VR Residency, UpFor Gallery & Oregon Storyboard, Portland, US, Nov 2016
South Kiosk Award 2016 – Winner. (Virtual Reality Prize)
Lumen Prize 2016 – Longlist (Lumen Gold Prize & Mixed Reality Award)
International Emerging Artist Award 2016 – Shortlist.