(b. 1980, Frimley, England)
Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London, UK; Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

James R Ford’s metaphysical reflections, with his use of materials and modes of presentation, reveal a fascination with perception and the absurd. Contemplating our human needs and wants, the perils of choice, and the value of things and nothings in art and life. The search for, and generation of, meaning is also important to Ford’s practice, along with the confusion this can lead to.

Recent Projects include: We’re Not Too Big to Care, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, NZ (2019); Molly Morpeth Canaday – Painting and Drawing, Whakatane Museum, Whakatane, NZ (2019); Fuzzy Logic (solo), Green St Projects, Wellington, NZ (2018); Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D, Whakatane Museum, Whakatane, NZ (2018); Coddiwomple (solo), Precinct 35, Wellington, NZ (2017); HYFR at ZEUS, Zeus Gallery, Tauranga, NZ (2017); If a Tree Falls (solo), The Young, Wellington, NZ (2016); Jeopardy (solo), PaulNache Gallery, Gisborne, NZ (2015); Lollygag (solo), PaulNache Gallery, Gisborne, NZ (2014); It's pretty open, Demo, Auckland, NZ (2016); Curiosity Series, Wallace Gallery Morrinsville, NZ (2016); All surface one moment, all depth the next, FourFOLD, London, UK (2015); The Emperor's New Clothes, .M Contemporary, Sydney, Australia (2015); Writing Art, Artspace, Sydney, Australia (2015); Unfold, FourFOLD, London, UK (2015); Mythology of My Land, .M Contemporary, Sydney, Australia (2015); The Emperor's New Clothes, PaulNache Gallery, Gisborne, NZ (2015); Cut + Paste: The Practice of Collage, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington, NZ (2015)

The links:
James R Ford's Website
Deliberate Dots
The Thing Plus Your Mind
Happily Ever Absurd
Meaning, Meaningful, Meaningless
Questioning 'Coddiwomple'
If a Tree Falls Review
#500 Review of The Emperor's New Clothes
Video Interview for Jeopardy
James R Ford: Work, Rest & Play - Art Collector Magazine