Staff Profiles: Prof. Richard Billingham

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Staff Profile: Prof. Richard Billingham
Professor of Fine Art

Richard Billingham staff profile photo

Prof. Richard Billingham

Professor of Fine Art

Art

I am an artist working in photography and film, concerned mainly with human relationships and the landscape. Work in public collections includes the V&A and Tate Galleries in London, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and San Francisco MOMA.

Biography

I am an artist working in photography and film. My work is concerned primary with human relationships and the landscape. I was the first recipient of the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize, 1997 and was nominated for the Turner Prize, 2001. I recently wrote and directed my first feature film, Ray & Liz, based on myown childhood growing up in the West Midlands during the 70s and 80s. Ray & Liz is due for cinema release 2019.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution
BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting Sunderland University

Awards

IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award 2018, Creative Wales, 2017; Leverhulme Fellowship, 2016; DACS Art 360, 2016; Sargant Fellowship, 2002; Turner Prize shortlist, 2001; Deutsche Börse Prize, 1997

Teaching and research

Teaching

Fine art practice

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate