James Rigler was born in New Zealand in 1978 and now lives and works in London.

Following a course in Architecture and a BA in 3D Crafts at the University of Brighton, Rigler went on to study MA Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art, London.  Since graduating in 2007 he has worked as a principal model and mould maker for Lamb’s Terracotta and Faience in Brighton and as an assistant for several successful artists. His own practice explores the wonders of the everyday object from the monumental to the mundane, which has recently led him to take a more surreal approach, creating work that suggests other worldly narratives, as seen in his most recent show ’The Lost World’ at Marsden Woo Gallery, London.

 

Selected Exhibitions

2011

‘Lost World’ ,Project Space Marsden Woo Gallery, London

‘SOFA / Joanna Bird Gallery’ , New York

2010

‘Table’, The Duke & Duchess of Devonshire

‘St. Giles Branches’, Zizzi Central St Giles, London

‘Supervision: British Ceramics and Glass’, Bejing, China

2009

‘British Ceramics Biennial’, Stoke-on-Trent

‘Kristine Tillge Lunde Presents’, Puls Gallery, Brussels

‘Our Objects’, Machintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art

2008

‘Workshop Scenery’ (Solo exhibition) The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

‘Project Network’, Danish Ceramics Museum

 

Selected Awards and Residencies

2008

NGCA, Sunderland, UK

2007

Internatiuonal Ceramics Research Centre, Denmark

RCA Society Thames & Hudson Prize

Royal Overseas League Trophy Prize

2006

Heal’s Archive Competition winner