Christy Symington MRBS is a London based sculptor, Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors since 2002 and elected Council Member from 2003-07.
She received her MA in Fine Art from Byam Shaw [Central St Martins], University of the Arts London and studied at the New York Studio School from 1997-01 with an exchange to the Slade School of Art graduating with Merit Award for Sculpture. She was awarded a Fellowship residency at Vermont Studio Center, USA. In Paris Christy studied traditional figure and portrait sculpture and drawing at Les Ateliers Beaux-Arts Montparnasse and Glaciere, Ecole Superieure des Arts Appliques Duperre and L’ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts and in London at Kensington and Chelsea College.
Christy’s practice researches our impact on the natural world, how we engage within our social construct and the interaction through time that each has on the other. Exhibitions invited and selected in the UK and overseas include Society of Portrait Sculptors 2002, 04, 07, Threadneedle Prize, Freedom to Create Prize in London and New York, Royal West of England Academy Sculpture Triennial 2003, Pangolin London, University of Leicester, Royal British Society of Sculptors Centenary exhibition, The National Arts Club NY presented with Paul Manship Award, series of 8 sculptures in The Great American Women’s Sculpture Park upstate NY, Marist College NY (2-person show), Black Cultural Archives, several wildlife charity art auctions at Christie’s. Solo shows include Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York, Milton Gallery and Stephen Lawrence Centre in London. A permanent commissioned sculpture of a lifesize swimming tiger for the inauguration of the Tiger Territory is in ZSL London Zoo.
Christy Symington is Head of Sculpture at The Art Academy where she has been teaching since 2002. With a PGCE degree (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) she teaches and mentors in several UK art colleges and schools.