CV 2011

 

Born  - Sheffield, England 1964

 

Education , Training and Experience

1981 to 1984        Studied Mechanical Engineering, Chesterfield  

1984 to 1986        Studied Experimental Engineering, Stockport

1986 to 1992        Professional tool maker  

1992 to 1995        Established first artist studio and model making business in Berlin

1995 to 1998        Established Atelier in East Berlin “Ralston’s Chronometry”

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

1998                    “Time” at urban issue, Berlin

1999                    “Leichte Skulpturen“ Berlin

2000                    N.a.c.k.t. Gallerie Berlin

2001                    Gallery Artists Unlimited e.V. Bielefeld

2008                    Anne Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, in conjunction with the Spring Fling open studio event in South West Scotland

2007                    Anwoth Church in conjunction with the Spring Fling, open studio event in South West Scotland

 

Group Exhibitions

1998                    “Utopos, Künstliche Welten” in open room, Berlin

1998                    “Paravents” , Berlin

1999                    Jüdische Gemeinde Berlin, Fasanenstraße 79-80, 1000 Berlin 12

2000                    Monbijou Park Berlin (public art)

2000                    Grenzmeile“ Stralauer Platz 33-34, Berlin (public art)

2001                    ‘Stirring the City’ , Lighthouse, Glasgow

2005                    The Corn Exchange & New Greenham Arts

2007                    Multiplicity In House Edinburgh Festival

2007                    Artizzan Gallery Glasgow

2008                    Scottish Showcase Gallery, Kirkcudbright

2009                    Open exhibition of Visual & Applied Arts 2009, Edinburgh

 

Residencies

2000                    Three month residency in Gastatelier der „Artist’s Unlimited e.V., Bielefeld

2001                    Residency in the Gorbals as part of Gorbals artworks programme

 

Commissions

2001 to 2003         Artworks Commission for the Gorbals in Glasgow “The Bird Catchers” (public art)

2005 to 2007         Work-in progress for series of interventions in Sunderland as part of public arts programme

2005 to 2007         Work in progress Ancoats Manchester public arts programme

2010                     Sculpture commission for Castle Square, Stranraer (with Smith, Scott, Mullan Architects)

 

Curator/Organiser

1999                    “Kunstlauf“ in Berlin / Prenzlauer Berg und Mitte (public art)

 

Awards

2010                   Winner of the Richard Coley Award for Sculpture at the Open exhibition of Visual & Applied Arts 2010, Edinburgh

 

2011                   Artworks Comission for Stranraer town centre - “Erratic” (public art)

 

2011                   Winner of Saltire Society Arts and Crafts in Architecture 2011 Award