Something about me and my work

My training

Originally I trained as a teacher at Manchester metropolitan  University and had many happy years working with disadvantaged adults and children in various settings.  In the latter years I began to use art more and more in my work with my students.  After leaving the world of education I began working with Paul Czainski as a full-time artist and was lucky enough to have been one of the privileged students at the infamous and maverick, Todmorden Community College art school....sadly no longer with us, a  tragedy as there could be no better art education for me than the one I received there.


After completing my time at Todmorden I began to develop my skills in iconography and sought out specialist training and have enjoyed courses with Christopher Perrin, Ian Knowles at Bethlehem icon school and UK,  Peter Murphy in Venice and UK and am presently enrolled on Sister Petra Clare's online icon course, a very rigorous and comprehensive course.


I am a member of the British Association of Iconographers 

Some of my exhibitions
The Hermitage, Amsterdam


'The Spirit of Two', Chris Czainski and Cendrine Rovini, collaborative work: Duckett & Jeffreys Gallery, Malton (UK) 2012 and Liquide Vermeil, Galerie Da-End, Paris 2005 Le Gîte.


Exhibitions with Uncooked Culture; Surinam, New Zealand,Spain, France, 

Thailand, 'What to dip', London, 'The Routemasters Exhibition' ,  Pennsylvania, Tabernacle, Notting Hill plus performance, 'Love Bag'


Mima ( Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art)  performance, 'Bob's Bag'


Performance in Thailand, 'Bound'


Chelsea flower show for Gladwell and Patterson Gallery, Knightsbridge



Garden installations; Grass Coat and Grass Teapot


Water Street Gallery Todmorden
Staithes Gallery
Wendy Levy Gallery
Bradford cathedral, 2 Icon exhibitions, a talk and an iconography workshop 2015,2019
Blackburn cathedral  2019
St Buryan church, Cornwall,  Icon exhibition and talks
The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras, London,  for the incredible 'Flashier and Trashier' and 'Dare to Wear'


Jewellery in Dean Clough, Halifax, Yorkshire.

Shetland Museum exhibition with Paul Czainski
Shetland, Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, film, 'The Lighthouse, The Foghorn and Other Stories'
Staithes festival; Museum of Curiosity, House of jars, Sacred space, Films 'Welcome to our Seaside" and 'The Lighthouse, The Foghorn and Other Stories'
'Emergence' Joint show with Helene Fletcher, Hebden Bridge
Artsmill contemporary gallery , Hebden Bridge
Palmers Green, church,  An Evening of Music and Icons, with plain chant. 2019

Pimlico, St Saviour's Church, 'Icons for Unity' 2018,  British Association of Iconographers

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Chris Czainski,    Artist, Iconographer.     West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.        email: chrisczainski@gmail.com.      mobile: 07859804822

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