A non-figurative sculptor working primarily in cast bronze, stainless steel, silver and fabricated corten; her work comprises both large and small sculptures, site specific commissions, drawings, prints - etchings and photo assemblages. She was elected to the Royal Academy in 1980 and currently lives and works near Bath, UK.

1947 Born Watford, Hertfordshire, UK
1965-66 Harrow School of Art
1966-69 West of England College of Art, Bristol (BA Fine Art)
1968 1st prize in Harrison-Cowley Sculpture Competition
1970 Set up first studio
1971 Prizewinner in Daily Telegraph Magazine, Young Sculptors Competition
Received Peter Stuyvesant Award
First exhibited at the Royal Academy
1973 Received Birds Charity Award
Arts Council Award, Thornton Bequest
1974 Made reconstruction, with Ken Cook, of Jacob Epstein’s Rock Drill
1976 South West Arts Award
1977 Arts Council Grant
1980 Elected to the Royal Academy of Arts (ARA)
1983 Elected to the Royal West of England Academy (RWA)
1989 Elected as a Royal Academician (RA)
Retrospective exhibition Ann Christopher1969-89 at Dorset County Museum
with support from the Henry Moore Foundation
1992 Elected as a Fellow of Royal Society of British Sculptors (FRBS)
1994 Awarded RBS Silver Medal for Sculpture of Outstanding Merit
1995-97 External assessor of sculpture at City and Guilds Art School, London
1996 Frampton Award for sculpture in a public place
Curated A Sculptors Choice Royal Academy, London
1997 St Cuthbert’s Mill print award
Otto Beit Medal for Sculpture of Outstanding Merit
2001 First studio residency near Cordes, France
2003 Selector – 4th Triennial Sculpture Exhibition RWA
2005 Short listed for the Charles Woollaston Award Royal Academy
2006 Quarter leader in Drawing Quarters practice based Symposium UWE, Bristol
2007 Selector – 5th Triennial Sculpture Exhibition RWA
2009 Senior co-ordinator of Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2011 Selector for 1st Istanbul Summer Show, Istanbul, Turkey
Shorlisted for RIBA pylon competition (Ian Ritchie architects team)
2012 Sculpture residency at the Rwenzori Sculpture Foundation, Uganda
Fellow - Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co.Mayo, Ireland
2014 Studio residency in France
2015 Published book of photographs and drawings - Drawing Lines
Residency at Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation, Uganda
2016 Residency at Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co Mayo
Three drawings used by NEBT as backdrops to ballet Vortex
The Lines of Time - 22
used as Pangolin London Christmas card
2017 Selection and hanging committee for the RA Summer Exhibition
Designed Christmas card for the Royal Academy
Studio residency in France
2018 Residency at Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation, Uganda
Residency at Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co Mayo, Ireland
Solo exhibition at Chez Bras, Laguiole, France
2019 Edge and Line – First solo exhibition, in New York
On selection panel of RWA sculpture exhibition
If You Stop Asking Questions - - - Solo exhibition, Pangolin London

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