James Chronister CV & Artist Statement

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CV & Artists Statement

Press & Interviews

Available Work by James Chronister

Other Work by James Chronister



Shows:

James Chronister, Better Bowls, More Crackers, May 16th- June 27th, 2015

James Chronister, Bitterroot, February 15th- March 29th 2014

James Chronister, Now We Lustre, a solo show, May 28th - July 2nd 2011

James Chronister, All We Ever Wanted Was Anything, a solo show, March 14th - April 18th 2009





Artist Statement


I am interested in the feeling of listening to a walkman in the woods behind my parents’ home, looking at the mountains through my bedroom window at night as a child, playing my father’s vinyl records and burning incense, driving in the middle of a Montana winter, riding a train through rural villages and countryside during a German summer, playing Dungeons and Dragons, reading Lord of the Rings, and watching Zeppelin’s ‘The Song Remains the Same.’


Within painting, I find a different, imagined and bruised reality.



CV


Born 1978, Helena, Montana, USA

Lives and works in San Francisco, California



Solo Exhibitions


2015

Better Bowls, More Crackers,” Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2014

“Bitterroot” Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2013

“James Chronister:  Paintings 2009-2013,” Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA


2011

Now We Lustre,” Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2010

“Ceremony,” Burnet Galley at Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

2009

“All We Ever Wanted Was Anything,” Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2007

“Listen Like Thieves,” Bloom Studios, Oakland, CA



Group Exhibitions/Art Fairs


2015

An Arbitrary Gorup of Paintings, Et Al, San Francisco, CA


2014

Bay Area Now 7, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Miami Project, Miami FL


2013

ArtMRKT, San Francisco, CA


2012

Scope Art Fair (w/ Eleanor Harwood Gallery), New York, NY

Aqua Art Fair (w/ Eleanor Harwood Gallery), Miami, FL

ArtPad Art Fair (w/ Eleanor Harwood Gallery), SF, CA


2011

“Chromaticism,” NOMA Gallery, SF, CA, Curated by Liz Wing

ArtMRKT Fair (w/ Eleanor Harwood Gallery), SF, CA

Aqua Art Fair (w/ Eleanor Harwood Gallery), Miami, FL


2010
San Francisco Fine Arts Fair”, San Francisco, (w/ Eleanor Harwood Gallery)
“Space: Series 1,” Truesilver Union Gallery, SF, CA

It’s Only Rock and Roll But I Like It”, Truesilver Union Gallery, SF, CA
Chimera: Fabrications of the Mind”, Gensler, SF, CA, curated by Mathew Hughes Boyko
Scope Art Fair (w/ Eleanor Harwood Gallery), New York, NY

Curated by Alexis MacKenzie at the POVevolving gallery, LA


2009
Aqua Art Fair (w/Eleanor Harwood Gallery), Miami, FL


2008

Art: Work”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (staff show), SF, CA


2006

“Paintings From Pluto”, Gallery of Urban Art, Emeryville, CA (w/Jake Longstreth) (two person show)

“Trucker Hats Vs. Sideways Haircuts”, On Six Gallery, SF, CA, Curated by Leslie Shows

“Celebrity”, Café Royal, SF, CA, Curated by Mathew Hughes Boyko

“Snap, Crackle, Pop”, PlaySpace Gallery, CCA, SF, CA (catalogue), Curated by Sarrita Hunn


2004

MFA Thesis Exhibition”, CCA, SF, CA. Curated by Mathew Higgs

“50 Below”, PlaySpace Gallery, CCA, SF, CA

Green Couch Soirée”, Southern Exposure, SF, CA


2003

99 Bottles”, Build Gallery, SF, CA

Spaces to Fall Into”, Slingshot Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Collectively”, CCA, SF, CA


2002

Slingshot”, Alpha Galleries, CCA, SF, CA

Feedback”, Alpha Galleries, CCA, SF, CA

ANA 31”, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT, Juried by Gerald Peters

Montana Artists”, Melanie Alvarez Gallery, Missoula, MT


2001

B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition”, Gallery of Visual Arts, Missoula, MT

ANA 30”, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT, Juried by Peter Schjeldahl

“Amnesty International Human Rights Cultural Exhibition”, University Center Ballroom, Missoula, MT


Education


2004

MFA California College of the Arts (CCA), San Francisco, CA


2001

BFA (High Honors) University of Montana (U of M), Missoula, MT

1999

University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain


Grants/Awards


2013

Artist in Residence, Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA


2010  

SECA Nomination, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SF, CA


2004

Richard K. Price Scholarship (painting), CCA, SF, CA


2003

CCA Scholarship (painting), CCA, SF, CA


2001

B.F.A. with High Honors, U of M, Missoula, MT

University Scholar, Davidson Honors College, U of M, Missoula, MT

Fox Scholarship, U of M, Missoula, MT


2000

Miles Scholarship, U of M, Missoula, MT


Bibliography


2013

“The Paintings of James Chronister at Lux Art Institute,” Sunset Magazine, by Thomas Story

“Being Alone: The Paintings of James Chronister at Lux,” San Diego Story, by Kraig Cavanaugh

“Visiting Lux Artist Paints in the Dark, “KPBS San Diego, by Angela Carone

“Connecting the Dots at Lux,” UT San Diego, by James Chute

“James Chronister Prefers the Imperfect,” San Diego City Beat, by Alex Zaragoza

“LUX Kids: Lux Kids are Experimenting with James Chronister’s Dot-Painting Technique,” Lux Blog, by Kara Leen

“DAILY SERVING: An Interview with Jame Chronister,” DAILY SERVING, by Robin Tung


2012

Studio Visit with James Chronister, “This Month’s Edition, by Jonathan Casella

“Lux Announces Fall Line-Up,” San Diego Union-Tribune,, Nov 20th

“Lux Announces New Artists for 2013 Residency ,” NC Times, June 21st


2011

Featured Artist, New American Painting, Issue 91

“James Chronister,” American Art Collector,  June Issue

“Rackroom: Interview with James Chronister,” Artslant

“Editorial Recomendations,” Visual Art Source


2010

“Rock and Roll, Cali and Why Garth Brooks Didn’t Make the Cut,”  FRANK 151   

“James Chronister on ‘Ceremony’ at the Burnet Gallery,”  Skyway of Love

“James Chronister:  Ceremony,” Citypages, Minneapolis, MN


2009    

In Black and White, by Kristi Beardshear, Artslant.com
James Chronister at Eleanor Harwood Gallery, by Jake Longstreth,
Shotgun-Review.com

2006

Snap, Crackle, Pop, Exhibition Catalog, SF, CA


2001

ANA 30 Artists, Independent Record, Helena, MT


1999

American Institute for Foreign Study Student Journal, Salamanca, Spain


Lectures


2013 Artist Talk, Lux Art Institue, Encinitas, CA


Selected Collections

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

San Francisco General Hospital, SF, CA

Paul Wattis III, SF, CA

Nion McEvoy, SF, CA

Howard Tullman, Chicago, IL

Ralph Burnet, Minneapolis, MN