Peter Ford was born in Hereford 1937. He studied art at Hereford College of Art and Brighton College of Art (now University of Sussex), with additional studies at London University Department of Education. He taught Art and English from 1961 to 1976. Largely self-taught as a maker of prints. Involved full-time in artistic endeavours since 1979. Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE); Member of the Royal West of England Academy (RWA). Member of International Association of Papermaking Artists (IAPMA); Since 1987 artistic director at Off-Centre Gallery, Bristol, with a focus on international art on paper.
Recent prizes include:
2018 166th Annual Exhibition. RWA, Bristol. Prize for Painting.
2015 5th Guanlan International Print Biennial, Shenzhen, China. Prize winner
2013 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London. Prize for Printmaking
2010 Guangzhou, China, Small Prints International Exhibition. Prize winner
2008 IMPRINT, International Print Triennial, Warsaw, Poland. First Prize.
2006 International Grafik Triennial, Kraków, Poland. Prize of the Mayor of Kraków.
2006 Originals, Mall Galleries, London. Printmaking Today prize.
Recent solo exhibitions include:
2019 Out of Order, Academicians Gallery, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2016 40 years of Printmaking, Dalian Art Museum, NE China
2015 Chance and Choice III, Dongguan Art Museum, S China
2014 Residency and exhibition Ningbo Art Museum, Nr Shanghai, China
2012 Chance and Choice II, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
2010 Chance & Choice. Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2008 Invited artist, Museum at the Millennium Monument, Beijing
Other recent and current exhibitions include:
2020 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Open Exhibition
2019 Graphic Encounters. Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
2019 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2018 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Exhibition, London and touring.
2018 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2017 6th International Print Biennale, China National Print Museum, Shenzhen.
2015 Nine Lives exhibition. Impact 9 Hangzhou, China Academy of Fine Art
2014 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2013 First International Print Biennial, Lingshi, Shanxi Province, North China.
2012 International Print Triennial, Kraków, Poland (Vice-President.of Prize-awarding Jury)
2011 Metropolis IMPRINT 2, Warsaw, Poland
2010 Taiwan 14th International Print Biennial, Taipei. Finalist
2010 Istanbul International Ex libris Competition. Award.
2009 Guanlan International Print Biennial, Shenzhen, China
His artworks are part of public and private collections in USA, The UK, Japan, Korea, china, Taiwan, Bulgaria, Russia, France and others.
He lives, works and creates art in Bristol, England.