Christy studied ceramics at the Royal College of Art, London. He was commissioned by sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi to work on a portrait of Richard Rogers for an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London in 1988. It was during the 1980s that Christy visited a retrospective exhibition of work by Picasso, at the Tate Gallery, London. Many of his influences have derived from that single exhibition (especially a collection of small cardboard cut outs and folded, figurative sculptures). Having spent 17 years working in London he returned to his native Donegal where he continues to live and work.
Christy concentrates on making hand -built one off sculptural pieces. Figurative works dominated his output. He is particularly well known for his flat head sculptures and narrative works such as The Tree Planters and his own version of The Cholmondeley Ladies c1600-10 which began as a commissioned piece for a Bakers Dozen, Exhibition at our gallery in 2012. He recently made further commissioned pieces for A Pot in the Hand Exhibition in May 2019.
We have had a long association with Christy stretching back over twenty-five years. His work is exhibited throughout the UK and Internationally. We usually have work available throughout the majority of the year. Please contact the gallery for further information.