Born in Exeter (United Kingdom), 1952Lives & works in (Canada) Very active in: 80s, 90s, 2000s, Current decade
Born in Essex, England in 1952, Chris Meigh-Andrews lived in Montreal, Canada from 1957-75. He studied photography, film & TV at the London College of Printing (1976-79), has an MA in Fine Art, from Goldsmiths (1981-83) , and a PhD from the Royal College of Art. (1996-2001)
Working with video in a fine art context since 1977, his single channel video tapes have been screened in the UK, Europe, North & South America, Australia and Japan. Establishing an artist's post-production facility and independent video production company in 1980, he worked as a freelance director and cameraman, video editor, and animator to fund his own experimental video work throughout the 1980's. An active member of London Video Arts from 1980, he was chairman of the Council of Management 1987-89.
Since 1990, Meigh-Andrews has specialised in sculptural and projection video installations, including commissioned and site-specific works which have been shown in the UK, Europe and Canada. He has been Resident Artist in Electronic Imaging at Oxford Brookes University (1994), Artist in Residence at the Saw Contemporary Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada (1994), Video Artist in Residence at Middlesbrough Gallery, Cleveland (1995), Video Artist in Residence at the Prema Arts Centre in Gloucestershire (1995) and Arts Council of England International Artist Fellow, at Bunkier Sztuki, in Krakow, Poland (2003-04).
Recent work includes Mind's Eye (1997), a 5 screen installation featuring fMRI brain scans, Mothlight (1998), and Mothlight II (2001) which features halogen lamps, solar panels and video monitors in delicate counter-balance, Merging/Emerging (1999) a site-specific digital installation featuring video projection and a linked web-site for the Bath International Music Festival, and A Photographic Truth,, a digital projection for the Canon Photography Gallery at the Victoria & Albert Museum. (2001.) In 2002, his solar-powered digital video installation For William Henry Fox Talbot (The Pencil of Nature) was featured in ?Digital Interventions?, a year -long exhibition at the V&A, London.
In 2003 Meigh-Andrews was commissioned to produce Temporal View in Amsterdam for Huis Marseilles Foundation for Photography in Amsterdam, and in Sept. 2004 he completed a NESTA/ACE funded research project creating an outdoor ?self-powered? video installation Intervowen Motion for the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT), with support from Grizedale Arts.
In 2005-06 Meigh-Andrews exhibited Resurrection a solar-powered video installation in Digital Discourse, an exhibition of new work by 8 international artists timed to coincide with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference (CHOGM), in Valetta, Malta, with support from the British Council.
Currently Reader in Electronic & Digital Art at the University of Central Lancashire, he is director of The Electronic & Digital Art Unit (www.uclan.ac.uk/edau), a centre for post-graduate research. He is co-curator (with Catherine Elwes) of ?Analogue: Pioneering Artists? Video from the UK, Canada and Poland; 1968-88?, an international touring exhibition (2006-07) funded by Arts Council, England. His book, ?A History of Video Art: the Development of Form and Function? will be published by Berg in September 2006.