Chris Vasell
Installation View
October 3November 14, 2009
Installation View
July 2August 22, 2009
Gallery 1, Installation view
January 20February 24, 2007
Installation View
Don't go outside they are waiting for you
March 5April 9, 2005
Installation View
September 4October 4, 2003
Installation View
Adam McEwen, Steven Shearer, Aida Ruilova, Nigel Cooke, Julian Hoeber, Slater Bradley and Chris Vasell
February 8March 15, 2003

CHRIS VASELL

Born                                  
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1974

Education                
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, MFA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, BA
Residency: Medium, Gustavia St. Barthélemy, French West Indies

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

One-Person Exhibitions

2012
Cutouts, Team Gallery, New York, NY

2010
                                   
The Estate of Chris Vasell,
Team Gallery, New York, NY

2009                                    
Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2008                                   
Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan

2007                                   
Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2005                                   
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Don’t go outside they’re waiting for you,
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2002                                    
Chris Vasell
, Boom, Oak Park, IL

Group Exhibitions

2013
Paint Off, Paint On, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY  

2009                       
Opportunities
, Bravin Lee Programs, New York, NY
Something Wicked this Way Comes
, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
15th Anniversary Inaugural Exhibition
, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Cave Painting: Installment #1, Gresham's Ghost, New York, NY (curated by Bob Nickas)

2008                                   
Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan

2007                  
Post Rose: Artists In and Out of the Hazard Park Complex
, Galerie Christian Nagel,  Berlin, Germany (curated by Sterling Ruby)
Where Was I? All About the Edges, Bag of Pockets, the Art of Semi-Autonomy
, Pauline, Los Angeles, CA

2006                                   
Having New Eyes
, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Whitney
Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2005                 
Trials and Terrors
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Fast Forward
, House of Campari, Venice, CA (in affiliation with MoCA, curated by Scenic)
The General's Jamboree - Second Annual Watercolor Exhibition, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY

2004                                   
On Paper
, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY
Stalemate,
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (curated by Dominic Molon)
Summer Drawings and Some Are Not,
Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
Jesse Chapman, Noah Rorem, Chris Vasell, Shane Campbell,
Boom, Oak Park, IL

2003                                    
Inaugural Group Show, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
I See a Darkness
, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Painting Show
, The Austrian Art Studio, Chicago, IL (curated by Esther Stocker)                                   
Some Things We Like…, Asprey Jaques, London, UK

2002                  
Here and Now
, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL (curated by James Rondeau, Gregory Knight, Lanny Silverman, and Marianne Richter)
Painting
, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI (curated by Shane Campbell)
A4 vs. Letter: A show of drawings
, Apt 1R, Chicago, IL
Sculpture In Chicago Now Part II
, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2001                                    
The Stray Show
, The Suburban, Chicago, IL
The Stray Show
, Boom, Chicago, IL

1999                                    
Chicago Drawing Show
, Forcefield Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL
Nippon Steel Exhibition, Nippon Steel, Chicago, IL

1997
Whitecaps, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

Bibliography

2010                 
Smith, Roberta. “Chris Vasell: The Estate of Chris Vasell,” New York Times, December 17, 2010.

2009                                   
Shaw, Michael. “Chris Vasell at Blum & Poe,” ArtSlant.com, July 13, 2009.

2007                                   
Grove, Jeffrey. “Morris Louis Now?,” Hirshorn Magazine (Fall 2007): 11-12.
Myers, Holly. “Painting Creates a Sense of Absence,” Los Angeles Times, February 2, 2007.
Taft, Catherine. “Chris Vasell.” Modern Painters (April 2007): 97.
Taft, Catherine. “Neighbourhood Watch: Chris Vasell.” ArtReview, no. 7 (January 2007): 37.

2006                                   
Goncharov, Kathleen. “Whitney Biennal.” Tema Celeste, no. 116 (July-August 2006): 86-87.
Plagens, Peter. “Madison Avenue Ennui.” Art in America 94, no. 6 (June-July 2006): 76-79.
Tainor, James. “Chris Vasell.” Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, no. 1 (December-March, 2006): 20-23.

2005                 
Pagel, David. “Eek! Are they watching us?,” Los Angeles Times, March 11, 2005.

2004                 
Nesbett, Peter. “What Are You Looking At?: New Art Through the Eyes of Ten Curators and Directors.” Art on Paper (May/June 2004): 64-69.

2003                 
Charlesworth, JJ. “Coastal Melancholy.” Modern Painters 16, no. 1 (Summer 2003): 36-38.
Grabner, Michelle. The Suburban: The Early Years 1999-2003. Chicago: The Suburban, 2003.
Knight, Christopher. “On the Underbelly of the Zeitgeist,” Los Angeles Times, February 21, 2001.
Worman, Alex. “L.A. Confidential,” Artnet.com, February 14, 2003.

Performances

2002                 
Electronic Sound and Film/Video Art Series, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

Awards

1999                                    
Nippon Steel Scholarship

1998                                   
Leon Guggenheim Scholarship, SAIC (two year)

Public Collections

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Pagel, David. "Eek! Are they watching us?" LOS ANGELES TIMES, March 11, 2005, p. E34
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Worman, Alex. "L.A. Confidential." ARTNET.COM. February 14, 2003
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