BiographyMichael Waller-Bridge's curiosity within the visual arts was sparked by works in New York's Museum of Holography and he began his work in this medium by studying at the New York School of Holography after which he set up his own Studio in London in the 1980s.
Photographic works by Michael are held in various Collections, including the permanent House of Commons Works of Art Collection in Parliament.
His Holograms have been acquired for various Collections including the Jonathan Ross Hologram Collection. He was commissioned to make unique pieces by, among other organisations, Molinare (TV and Film), Amerada Hess (Oil and Gas) and the London Stock Exchange.
Michael Waller-Bridge's explorations in the visual arts led him ultimately to Photography and a particular interest in both Abstracts and Portraiture. He enjoys the human engagement as well as working with the lighting and compositional elements of Portraiture and in Abstract photography he deploys subtle distortion to create his enigmatic works.
Michael gained a BSc Honours degree in Theoretical Physics from Kent University, followed by a Master's in History of Science and Technology at Imperial College London and postgraduate experience at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Reasearch.
His works in Holography and Photography have been exhibited in Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Spain, UK and the USA.
Michael Waller-Bridge lives in Norfolk, England with his wife, Artist and Fashion Designer Rosemary Goodenough.
Most recent exhibition: Gallery 286, London: 'The Unsupported Mark - Drawing with Holography' http://www.gallery286.com/the-unsupported-mark/
Curated by Andrew Pepper "This group exhibition brings together, for the first time, a diverse range of internationally renowned artists who research, exploit, usurp and define the Unsupported Mark"
UK Supreme Court, London, UK - Portraits, 'Magna Carta: Reflections'
Portcullis House, London, UK - Portraits, History of Parliament Trust
Berlin Milan Barcelona - '24London' travelling exhibition for VisitLondon
20th Century Holograms - at Bodelwyddan Castle, partner of the National Portrait Gallery London, UK
The Arts Club, Mayfair, London, UK - First Prize 2005
Museum for Holography & New Visual Media - Cologne, Germany
Travelling exhibition "British Holography" - New York, Toronto, San Francisco and Hong Kong
York City Art Gallery, York, UK - "Light Years Ahead"
Internationaler Kongress - Frankfurt, Germany
Royal Photographic Society, Bath, UK - "Light Dimensions"
Science Museum, London, UK - "Light Dimensions"
Chelsea Arts Club - London, UK
Durand Art Institute - Illinois, USA
St Mary's College Notre Dame - Indiana USA
Paton Gallery - London, UK
Light Fantastic Gallery - London, UK
Jonathan Ross Hologram Collection
The Association of Photographers
Institute of Physics (MInstP)
Phase One Certified Professional
Michael has a fully committed Charity Policy for 2018, supporting The Macular Society.
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