British artist Terry Flaxton (b. 1953) has worked with sound composition, photography and film, developing a particular interest in analogue video during the 1970s. He received a BA Hons in Communication Design in 1979 and spent over 30 years working as a cinematographer, which included shooting the third ever electronically captured movie with Channel 4 and the BFI’s Out of Order in 1986. His work today focuses on durational forms of the digital including sound, video, print and installation.

Since 1979, Flaxton has exhibited internationally, including Tokyo, Moscow, Xi’an, Milan, Algiers, Strasbourg and recently Florence, Dublin and New York (recent shows at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in NY attracted over 1.2 million visitors). His work has won various awards including both the Montbeliard and Locarno Prix Graphs and Prix Nike Amsterdam. Future shows include San Francisco, New York, Bristol, Milan, Bergen and Ljubljana amongst others.

Flaxton is a lifetime Academician at the Royal West of England Academy of Art; until recently he was Professor of Cinematography and Lens Based Arts at University of the West of England. In 2015 he started CineFest. He is widely recognised as an artist who creates challenging moving image work that has been featured in publications including A History of Video Art, Bloomsbury, 2006 and 2014; Diverse Practices, University of Luton Press, 1996; and A Directory of British Film and Video, Arts Council England, 1997. His works are held in various collections including Lux London, Video les Beaux Jours Strasbourg and AICE Milan. His 2008 work In Re Ansel Adams is in the permanent collections of the Harris Museum in Preston and the Royal West of England Academy of Art.

Flaxton is a Lifetime Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.


2023 2023 Spring, Upcoming (8 Installations over 14 Days) CentreSpace, Bristol UK
2022 Entangled Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK
2022 (Another Life) Venice Art Fair Grand Canal Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello & The Room Contemporary Art Space, Venice Italy
2022 One Second to Midnight Royal Society of the Arts, London
2022 Another Sun, Carnival, A Primo Levi in Tempi di Guerra, Arabesque Grand Canal Palazzo Bembo and The Room, Venice, Italy
2022 Mountain Thunderstorm International Selection, ILCH Melbourne, Australia
2022 Parachronon, Another Life (Portraits of Cannaregio, Parachronon, and a series of other recent moving image art works Fabbrica del Vedere, Cannaregio Venice
2022 Meta Landscapes & Another Sun Valetta Contemporary, Malta
2022 Mountain Thunderstorm The Teal House Melbourne, Seensound Screening Australia (and released online)
2022 Tehran Electronic Music Festival (Presence) Tehran, Iran

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