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Craig Atkinson


MA with Distinction Fine Art
BA [hons] Fine Art
City and Guilds Further Education Teaching Certificate

Recent Employment

Self employed Artist / Illustrator / Publisher [Café Royal]
Associate Lecturer. Drawing + Image Making. University of Central Lancashire
Visiting Lecturer, University of Porto - School of Fine Arts, Porto, Portugal
Artist in Residence, KGV College, Southport
Artist in Residence, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
Arts Officer, Preston Council
Southport College, Part Time Lecturer, Art and Design Technician


Le Sketch #7 Craig Atkinson. Paulo Patricio
The Exquisite Book, Julia Rothman, Chronicle Books
Handmade Graphics, Anna Wray, Rotovision, UK
Made + Sold, FL33, Lawrence King, UK
Big Book Of Contemporary Illustration, Martin Dawber, Anova, 2009
The Gutenberg's Quarterly Concern #1, Spain
Plats, International Arts Centre, Leipzig, Germany. Catalogue
Secrets of Digital Illustration: A Master Class in Commercial Image-making, Rotovison, Lawrence Zeegen
If You Could - Print publication, London
YCN 06-07 Agency Book, UK
Latex For Fun, Die Gestalten Verlag, international
Tactile - High Touch Visuals, Die Gestalten Verlag, international
Harper’s Bazaar Magazine
The New York Times, January 21st 2007, section 6
The New York Times, June 18th 2006
Dazed + Confused magazine, 2/48, UK
Zine Arcade issue #1
Mex Magazine
WAD magazine, Summer 2007
WAD magazine, Winter 2006 / 2007
YCN Image making magazine, UK
Shrug Magazine
Bearded Magazine, February 2008, UK
Bearded Magazine, August 2007, UK
Bearded Magazine, October 2007, UK
Katalogue XXL, worldwide
Faesthetic magazine #7
Faesthetic magazine #10
Yacob Magazine, Belgium.
Computer Arts Projects - Hand made, February 2007, Lawrence Zeegen
Computer Arts, April 2008
Computer Arts, March 2008
Computer Arts, February 2008
Computer Arts, June 2007
Metro - Half page on Social Club.
Pretty Young Things, The Times Newspaper, UK
Ism Magazine, USA
Yacob, Copenhagen
Good V’s Evil Issue #1
Mex Magazine #7, France
Art News, February 2005, USA
Koma Magazine, 11/67, Russia
Mod Art Magazine #19, Spain, France, Slovenia
The Magazine, 11.08,
Neon Magazine, May 2007
Leeds Life, December 1999
Flux Magazine #60
Kaugummi Magazine, #2
Kaugummi Magazine, #1
Exit Strategy #2,USA
Pasajes Diseño #001, Spain
Zupi Magazine, 5-7.07, Spain

Publishing [Café Royal]

Invasion Invasão
Zero Gravity
Photo Diaries. Paul Paper
Return Whence You came
Dialogue 7
Skyscraper of Love
Gracias Por Su Visita
China zine
Chow’s 100¥ Shop zine
Book 1
Social Club
Café Royal 0 - 5

Selected Clients and Awards

The New York Times
Bearded Magazine
Aim Higher
WAD Magazine
Lawrence Zeegen / Rotovision
Computer Arts
Computer Arts Projects
Dazed and Confused
Koma Magazine
Neon Magazine, Germany
Atkinson Gallery, UK
Dick Young Prize
La Cigale concert hall Paris
Esquire magazine
Mars prize for painting
The Magazine
Pasajes Diseno
Mex Magazine
If You Could
Katalogue magazine
Wilhelm Opatz
Kressel Kremer
J+B Whiskey

Selected Exhibitions and Fairs

Zine Age Riot, Sea Cell Art Space, Byron Bay, Australia
Invasion Invasão, Galeria Dama Aflita, Porto, Portugal [Solo Show]
Climate For Change, FACT, Liverpool, UK
Drawn In, Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK
Fear + Optimism, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK
Fear + Optimism, Workstation, Durham, UK
Fear + Optimism, Temporary Arts Space, Halifax, UK
The Joyful Bewilderment, Rough Trade, East London, UK
Post It, Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles, USA
SALE, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK
Plats, International Arts Centre, Leipzig, Germany
12th International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair, Leeds, UK
Book Fayre, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK
UK DIY, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, UK
Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair 2008, Liverpool, UK
Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair 2009, A Foundation, Liverpool, UK
Mystery Spot, Indo, London, UK
Happy Wheels, Espace Culturel Francois Mitterand, Canteleu, France
Liverpool Internationsl Artists, Novas Liverpool, UK
These Living Walls of Jet, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, UK
For Those Asleep In Fields Of Gold, Lab 101, Los Angeles, USA
The Golden Record, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
The Golden Record, g39, Cardiff, UK
The Golden Record, The Collection, Lincoln, UK
Dollar Show, Eleanor Harwood gallery, San Fransisco, USA
Fundraiser, 85 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Maze / A Maze, Belgium
YCN at the RCA, Royal College of Art, London, UK
YCN in Stockholm, Stockholm
Hit The Books, Belgium
Sol Collective, Sacramento, USA
The Old Shoreditch Station, London UK
Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes, London, UK
Katalogue XXL, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Brasil
Katalogue XXL, Hilton Trafalgar, London, UK
Katalogue XXL, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Nationwide Mercury Music Prize, The Hospital, London
Zines, TTC, Copenhagen
If you could…?, Exposure Gallery, London
We Hate Glue, Marrs Bar, Spain
Reach One, Taiwan
Art Trek 4, Galerie Mekanik, Belgium.
Abide Visuals in Vegas, USA
Today’s a beautiful day, Nog, London
Portraits, AAA gallery, Paris
Letters, Merseyside festival of writing, UK
Flea Pit, London, UK
Please hold the line, Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool [Solo Show]
Us v’s Them, Hannover
Little and Lots, Here Gallery, Bristol, UK
Digital Show, Liverpool Biennial, Walker Gallery, Liverpool, UK
John Moores Prize, Walker Gallery, Liverpool Biennial[short listed]
Junc Gallery ,Los Angeles, USA
Latex For Fun, Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Post It, Atkinson Gallery Southport UK
The Beer Mat show, Barcelona, Spain
DO NOT REMOVE, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport [Solo Show]
The Beer Mat show, Alicante, Spain
Changing 8 2005, Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool UK
Take me; I’m yours, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, UK
[UN]titled, Loop Gallery, Liverpool
Continuum, Keighley Arts Factory, Yorkshire, UK
‘A Taste of Abstraction’, The Upper Room, Southport, UK
‘A Quiet Voice ‘, t’art gallery, Ripon, North Yorkshire, UK [Solo Show]
Liverpool Biennial Independents, ‘Ten Abstract Painters’, Craig Atkinson, Maurice Cockrill, John Mclean, John Hoyland, …] Liverpool, England
Responses, t’art Gallery, Ripon, North Yorkshire
Summer exhibition, Salt Gallery, Cornwall, England
‘Do Something’, Floating ip, Manchester, England
David Stead, Sylvette David, Craig Atkinson, t’art gallery, Ripon, North Yorkshire, England
RANT 1: ABC, ABC Cinema,Southport, England
The Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, England
The A6 Show 2003, Arthouse galley, London, England
Great Northern Wine & t’art gallery, Ripon, England
t’art gallery, Ripon, North Yorkshire, England
‘Islington People’ ,Islington Museum, London, England
Treble Zero, Abstract paintings by Craig Atkinson and Danny Rolph’, Snow Gallery, Leeds, England
First Snow’, Snow Gallery, Leeds, England
Northern Graduates’, New Academy and Curwen Gallery, London, England
Brink’, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, England

Lectures, Talks and Workshops

Drawing, University of Porto - School of Fine Arts, Porto, Portugal
Zines + Self Publishing, Tate Liverpool,