Artist Bio

A dedicated artist, educator, and filmmaker based in Manchester, Chris intertwines autobiography, cinema, and self-expression in his work. Chris’ narratives probe the complex relationship between place and adolescence, utilizing the photographic medium to explore nature, nurture, and the presented self. Currently, Chris contributes to the success of Salford University's cinematography course, specializing in traditional film making techniques, including motion picture film.

As an accomplished camera operator and technician, Chris boasts a proven track record in high-volume rental house operations. With work gracing exhibitions in Manchester and London, alongside digital showcases; notably, his most recent project, 'The SATWEL Project,' achieved a sold-out status in photo book form, with ongoing success in limited edition prints. 


Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:
The SATWEL Project, SHOP, Preston, 2024

Group Exhibitions:
‘Unhallowed’, Phantasmal Gallery, Online Exhibition, 2024
Silence, MetaSpace Gallery, Online Exhibition, 2024
Comethrough X Common Launch Exhibit 2024
MancUnity’, Manchester Great Northern, 2024
Home Open MCR, HomeMCR, Manchester, 2024
Dreams & Nightmares, Boomer Gallery, London, 2023
Penrith Fest, Brunswick Yard, Penrith, 2023
Kendal Fest, Kendal Town Hall, Kendal, 2023
Staying Together, Digital, 2020

Awards & Honours

 
One to Watch, Genesis Imaging, 2022

Publications & Features


Kodak Feature (Group), ‘The Flow’, Instagram, 2024
Silence, MetaSpace Gallery, Zine, 2024
The SATWEL Project Photobook Launch, SHOP, 2024
NIGHT MOODS, Shutterhub, Jan 2024
Not Yet, Lens Culture, June 2021
Chris Lewtas, Just Print, Daniel Milnor 2020
Chris Lewtas, CREATE, Shifter Media, 2020
Staying Together, 2020