James Chantry is a UK artist, he has exhibited in: London, Edinburgh, Leicestershire, Yorkshire and China. James is a PhD by Practice, Fine Art, candidate at De Montfort University Leicester. He is a programme coordinator at Charnwood Arts, Loughborough.
His practice explores the links between the supernatural and queer identity. Utilising fragments of heritage to form a symbiotic relationship. He produces installation work through drawing, sound and interactive technologies. In recent work the literary ghost story is utilised as a thematic framework, and specific geographic locations. In particular queering liminal wildernesses, such as fenland and the edge lands between city and countryside. His aim is to create new worlds from the past, that consider: identity politics, psychogeography, supernatural, science fiction and history, in a queer and hauntological context.
His PhD thesis is titled 'Ghosts from the past: New Queer Realms through Art and Technology'. His current work explores the connection between mediumship and queer identity.