Chris Gilmour is a British sculptor based in Italy. Gilmour is known for his sculptures that use cardboard to recreate everyday objects in life-size scale.
Born in Stockport in Great Britain in 1973, Gilmour received his BA from the University of the West of England in Bristol in 1997, and studied at South Trafford College in Manchester. In 1997 he moved to Udine, Italy, where he is currently based.
Gilmour is known for his sculptures made from recycled materials and cardboard. He has created sculptures that mimic the form of cars, bicycles, a wheelchair, an Aston Martin, public monuments, a typewriter and a piano, among others, all from recycled cardboard and in full scale. 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."
In 2006 he was awarded the 7th edition of Premio Cairo, a prize for young artists in Milan. In 2012, he received the Premio Michetti award.
Gilmour's 2009 work The Triumph of Good and Evil is the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the Dikeou Collection in Denver.
In 2013 Gilmour created forty-foot wide scaled-down replicas of the city of London, Paris and Berlin using the product known as Bankers Boxes, in collaboration with the manufacturer Fellowes.