Chris Fox was a recipient of Arts NSW Quick Response funding in November 2010 to enable him to exhibit his work ‘Salon Jetpack’ in the Los Angeles Art Show in 2011, after being invited by Timothy Yarger Fine Arts. The funding was used for airfares and the transportation of his sculpture works and photographic prints, as well as installation.
Salon Jetpack is a fictional city transport network where each neighborhood salon provides a style of hair and corresponding hydrogen peroxide powered Jetpack. The attached hair protector helmet maintains your hairstyle while blonding your hair as you and your tribe traverse the cityscape.
Chris Fox combines his knowledge of architecture and art in this delicate interplay of futuristic and nostalgic. With a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) from the Sydney College of the Arts, and a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) from the University of Technology, Sydney, Fox uses his expertise and training to construct these large sculptural machines, which are configured using specific components often from a prior or existing use.
The art form combines the architecture and the artistic with sculptures, interventions, hybrid, objects, drawings and models, as well as providing social commentary on society’s unsustainable behaviours.
Chris Fox has presented his work nationally and internationally in over 45 exhibitions. His work has taken him to illustrious cities such as London, San Francisco and Los Angeles, promoting his unique art form and leaving an impression upon the art community. He has had various works held in collections in Australia and has been commissioned on many occasions for a number of large-scale projects including private and public art commissions.
He has received a number of awards and scholarships including the 2001 Michael Carr Gallery Technology Award, 2009 FraserStudios Visual Arts Residency Program and the 2010 Australia Council supported Los Angeles Studio Residency, among receiving many artist grants over his 17 year career.