Chris Gilmour

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Chris Gilmour
Born 1973 (age 43–44)
Stockport, Great Britain
Nationality British
Known for Sculpture
Awards Premio Cairo, Premio Michetti

Chris Gilmour is a British sculptor based in Italy.[1][2] Gilmour is known for his sculptures that use cardboard to recreate everyday objects in life-size scale.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Stockport in Great Britain in 1973,[3][4] Gilmour received his BA from the University of the West of England in Bristol in 1997, and studied at South Trafford College in Manchester.[5][6] In 1997 he moved to Udine, Italy, where he is currently based.[2][7]


Gilmour is known for his sculptures made from recycled materials and cardboard.[8][9][10][11] He has created sculptures that mimic the form of cars, bicycles,[12][13][14] a wheelchair, an Aston Martin,[15][16][17] public monuments, a typewriter and a piano,[18][19][20][21] among others, all from recycled cardboard[22] and in full scale.[19][23] Referencing the recycled materials normally used in his work, Gilmour has said: "The use of these found materials is a way of reappropriating or taking control of the things around us, which if you live in a city are pretty much all man-made."[23]


In 2006 he was awarded the 7th edition of Premio Cairo, a prize for young artists in Milan.[3] In 2012, he received the Premio Michetti award.[24]


Gilmour's 2009 work The Triumph of Good and Evil is the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York[25] and the Dikeou Collection in Denver.[26]


In 2013 Gilmour created forty-foot wide scaled-down replicas of the city of London,[27] Paris and Berlin[28][29] using the product known as Bankers Boxes, in collaboration with the manufacturer Fellowes.[6][30]


  1. ^ Wojdyla, Ben. "Full-Size Cardboard Aston Martin DB5 Comes Complete With Cardboard Spy Gadgets, Machine Guns". Jalopnik. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Editions: Churches, 2012 Chris Gilmour". Kunstverein. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Premio Cairo 2006- Chris Gilmour Al premio Cairo vince la scultura". Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "30 Amazing Sculptures Made out of Cardboard". Twisted Sifter. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Artist makes sculptures from cardboard". The Telegraph. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Artist recreates iconic city scenes entirely from cardboard storage boxes" (PDF). Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Cohen, Claire. "Cardboard cut-outs: How one man turns rubbish into art". Daily Mail. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Cardboard sculptures: Chris Gilmour creates art out of corrugated cardboard boxes". Telegraph. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  9. ^ Caridad, Paul. "The Life-Sized Cardboard Sculptures of Chris Gilmour". VIsual News. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Chris Gilmore". Biennale Gherdëina. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "Картонные скульптуры Chris Gilmour \ Art". Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  12. ^ Leigh, Rob. "By George! Life-sized cardboard model of England's patron saint slaying a dragon adds to artist's curious collection of cardboard sculptures". The Mirror. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  13. ^ Beltiks, Moe. "Recycled Cardboard Sculpture by Chris Gilmour". Inhabitat. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  14. ^ Preiss, Ben. "Cardboard Realism:Chris Gilmour Sculptures". Trendhunter. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  15. ^ Popova, Maria. "Repurposed Art: The Second Life of Cardboard". Brain Pickings. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  16. ^ Sims, Josh. "Throwaway lines". The Financial Times. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  17. ^ David Revere McFadden; Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.) (1 December 2009). Slash: paper under the knife. 5 Continents. ISBN 978-88-7439-529-3. 
  18. ^ Attewill, Fred. "Sculptor makes life-sized statue of St George from cardboard boxes". Metro. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  19. ^ a b "Cardboard Boxes to Life-Sized Objects by Chris Gilmour". Juxtapoz. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  20. ^ Cosier, Susan. "Making Art From Waste". Audubon magazine. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  21. ^ Hartnett, Kevin. "Forget marble. Commemorate me in cardboard.". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  22. ^ O'reilly-Griffith, Arwin. "Cardboard Carbon Neutral". Make Magazine. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  23. ^ a b Lori Zimmer (15 July 2015). The Art of Cardboard: Big Ideas for Creativity, Collaboration, Storytelling, and Reuse. Rockport Publishers. pp. 28–. ISBN 978-1-63159-027-6. 
  24. ^ "L'opera "Moto Triton" di Chris Gilmour vince ex aequo il premio Michetti". Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  25. ^ "Chris Gilmore: The Triumph of Good and Evil". Museum of Arts and Design. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  26. ^ "Chris Gilmour". Dikeou Collection. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  27. ^ Shaffi, Sarah. "Artist recreates London cityscape using cardboard boxes". London 24. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  28. ^ "Chris Gilmour makes replicas of London, Paris and Berlin from cardboard". Eco Chunk. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  29. ^ "Artist Recreates London, Paris And Berlin Using Cardboard Boxes". Huffington Post UK. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  30. ^ Meredith, Charlotte. "The world's most famous cities made out of cardboard". The Express. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 

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