Chris Gollon is an established name in British painting. He has exhibited in St Paul’s Cathedral, London, and has works in major public collections including the British Museum. He has enjoyed many solo shows, exhibited at Art Chicago and also with Yoko Ono, David Bowie and Gavin Turk in ROOT, a crossover exhibition of contemporary music and art created by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, at Chisenhale Gallery, London. His work is attracting increasing acclaim in the national press, specialist arts press and was featured on Alan Yentob’s BBC1 programme Imagine. The book on his life and work Chris Gollon: Humanity in Art by art historian Tamsin Pickeral, and endorsed by Bill Bryson OBE, was published in 2010. Chris Gollon was both First Artist in Residence and Fellow of The Institute of Advanced Study (2009), Durham University. The Art of Chris Gollon application for iPads was launched in association with Liquitex, in which the artist reveals his creative and technical secrets. For 2014, Chris Gollon is currently working on two major projects, one a large solo exhibition in Guildford Cathedral, accompanied by a full-colour catalogue with text by award-winning novelist Sara Maitland; the other, a 60ft (18m) long painting, which is a collaborative work with Grammy-nominated Chinese classical musician Yi Yao. Chris Gollon lives in Surrey and is represented by IAP Fine Art, London.