James Chantry is a UK artist, he has exhibited in: London, Edinburgh, Leicestershire, Yorkshire and China. James has recently graduated from MA Fine Art with Distinction at De Montfort University Leicester. He is a programme coordinator at Charnwood Arts, Loughborough.
His practice explores the links between the literary and media arts genre of horror, 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.