Colin Christian

Biography

Born in London on March 30th 1964 to a loving and outgoing mother. He hated school and apart from art classes found the whole thing rather frustrating and useless. At the age of 15 he left school and lived for a year in Morocco with his mother, brother and sister. The cultural difference was very liberating. Upon his return to England at 16 he worked at a record music store and in 1982 became a DJ and was a stage manager for a large nightclub in the south of England. This is where he met his wife Sas in 1989.

In 1992 Colin moved to the U.S where he and his wife started a small business making latex clothing for fetish stores around the country. Their work was featured in Penthouse and Skin Two magazines. Taking what he had learned from the clothing manufacturing and combining it with his interest in movie special fx, Colin started to produce fiberglass figures and displays. In 1998 he produced his first production figure, an anime girl called "Suki" - a towering 7 feet tall and anatomically correct.

Colin decided to put his career on hold for a few years to take up commercial sculpture. Sas was developing as a painter and if this was to be encouraged she had to be able to devote herself full time, learning how to paint. The commercial work paid the bills for both of them and would support them both until Sas was ready to support herself. During this time Colin produced pieces for stores, museums and various businesses. A robot he made for the American Heart Association was interviewed by Katie Couric on the Today show and he also constructed the worlds largest mousetrap for pest control company Truly Nolen, which is now featured in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Colin now works full time on his original sculptures, finding inspiration in old sci-fi movies, pinup girl/supermodels, anime, ambient electronic music and H.P. Lovecraft. In 2004 he started using silicone in his sculptures, a difficult material to use but one that helps him achieve his goal of true cartoon realism, a line drawing made flesh. He is not looking to create every imperfection and flaw, but to take the exaggerations and perfections of cartoons and make them into a realistic 3D form.

 


 

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Permanent exhibit at the New York Museum of Sex

2015

"Colin Christian: Trypophobia" Stephen Romano Gallery, New York, NY

2014

"Colin Christian: Cosplay" Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY

"Art on the Edge: The New Contemporary" Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY

"NSFW: Bodies" Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY

"Hello, Pretty, Pretty" Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA

2013

"Art on the Edge: The New Contemporary" Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY

"The Pop Surrealism Show" Opera Gallery, New York, NY

Main Room, Strager Factory Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2012

"Fast Forward" International Museum of Art and Science" McAllen, TX

"Needful Things" Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY

"Hello, Pretty Pretty" Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA

2011

Corey Helford Gallery : Scope Miami 2011, Miami, Fl

"Sas + Colin", Opera Gallery, New York, NY

"Bewitching" Stranger Factory Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2010

"Art on th Edge" Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY
"INNER SPACE" Opera Gallery, London, UK
"Hi- Fructose 5th Anniversary Group Exhibition" Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA USA

2009
"Three Apples" Sanrio Hello Kitty Anniversary show. Tea Room, Los Angeles CA
"Be Fetish" Opera Gallery, Hong Kong

2008
"Furore" Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, Italy
"Solaris" Opera Gallery, New York, New York, USA
"Gen Art Vanguard Exhibition" Miami, Florida USA
"Trangression" Last Rites Gallery, New York
"Clowns" Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2007
"Gen Art Vanguard Exhibition" Art Basel, Miami, Florida USA

2006
"We'll Make A Lover Of You", ArtCenter, Miami Florida USA.

2005
"Idols Of Perversity", Bellwether Gallery, New York, USA
"Looking In" The Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
"Group Show ", Fuse Gallery, New York, USA
"Monsters of Lowbrow", Greco Building, Miami, USA
"Parallel Universe" Art Basel Miami, USA
"Culture Shock". Buena Vista Building, Miami, Florida USA

2004
"Parallel Universe", SRX Studios, Art Basel Miami, USA.
"Juxtapoz Group Art Show", Fuse Gallery, ew York, USA
"Group Show", Hawthorn Gallery, Woodstock, New York, USA

2003
"Debut Show", L'Art Noir, New Orleans, USA

2002
"Stickin' it to the Man", Objex Art Space, Miami, USA
"Five Sexy Lovers and Roy", Gallery Yes, Fort Lauderdale, USA

2001
"Creep Show", La Lush Gallery, Miami, USA
"Fusion", Museum of History, Fort Lauderdale, USA
"Super Summer Valu-Show", Gallery Yes, Fort Lauderdale, USA

2000
"Underground Show", L'Art Noir, Fort Lauderdale, USA
"When Art and Religion Collide", L'Art Noir, Fort Lauderdale, USA

 

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