Adrian Pritchard (b. Garstang, 1973) is an artist and educationalist whose work has a deep rooted interest in physics and a scientific approach which often focuses on fluids and time based Installations.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. He began his professional career as an artist in Cornwall in 1998. In 1999 he was awarded the British Academy AHRB scholarship to study a Masters Degree at the Slade School of Art. He was shortlisted for the John Ruskin Art Prize (2012); awarded the visitors choice award at the Neo Art Prize (2013) and an Arts Council England grant enabling him to tour his kinetic art works (2015). Adrian was awarded membership of the Kinetica Museum 2017.
"I make work that attempts to redefine our relationship with matter by using gravity, the very force that universally dictates form. By working with the tensions between friction and fluidity, the dynamic and the static, the imposed geometry of the support/venue and the inherent viscosity of commercial substances, I explore the on-going visual aesthetic. Just as a research scientist sets up the parameters of an experiment, I set up the ground upon which the interaction of self-regarding man and nature can take place, and the resulting work moves from matter to metaphor.” Adrian Pritchard 2003
1998-2001 Slade School of Fine Art UCL London MFA Fine Art
1995-1998 Falmouth College of Arts UCF Cornwall BA Hons Distinction
1994-1995 Blackpool & The Fylde College Foundation Art Dip Distinction
1992-1994 Blackpool & The Fylde College Illustration Design Dip Distinction