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 researches and reveals hidden stories of people in historical and contemporary context, she has concerns for the survival of the majestic wild tiger and she ponders human impact on the natural world. Working with equal passion, figuratively to abstractly, across a wide range of materials. Work acquired for permanent collection by the International Slavery Museum, National Museums Liverpool and selected for its 10th anniversary exhibition. Her commissioned permanent sculpture of a lifesize swimming tiger is in ZSL London Zoo and a series of 8 sculptures in The Great American Women’s Sculpture Park upstate NY. She has an MA in Fine Art from Byam Shaw, Central St Martins, New York Studio School 97-01 with exchange to Slade School of Art graduating with Merit Award for Sculpture and did a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, USA. In Paris she 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. Solo shows include twice at the Stephen Lawrence Centre in London, Milton Gallery, Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York, Marist College NY and featured at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton. Widely exhibited in the UK and overseas including Society of Portrait Sculptors three times, Threadneedle Prize, Freedom to Create Prize, RWA Academy Sculpture Triennial 2003, Pangolin, University of Leicester, Royal British Society of Sculptors Centenary exhibition, National Arts Club NY (Paul Manship Award) and several wildlife charity art auctions at Christie’s. Christy is Head of Sculpture Short Courses at The Art Academy and previously Head of Sculpture (2013-16), where she has been teaching since 2002. She has a PGCE degree teaching and mentor in several UK colleges and schools and invited competition judge.