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Chris Crites
2000 - 2017
 
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Artist CV

EDUCATION  
   
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
B.A. Art, General Studio Practice
Magna cum laude
   
College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA
A.A. Technical Arts/Graphics
   
REPRESENTATION
   
Jack Fischer Gallery 311 Potrero Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103, 415.956.1178
   
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
   
Pratt Fine Art Center Instructor - Teen drawing 2013 - present
   
Artist Trust Member, August 2005 - Present. Auction committee 2008 - 2010
   
Tacoma Art Museum Workshop Leader, December 2013, July 2014, February 2015
   
   
EXPERIENCE, AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
   
Artist Trust 2013 Artist Trust Fellowship
   
Pratt Fine Art Center 2013 Artist in Residency
   
Artist Trust The EDGE Program, August 2006
Completion of professional development program. Auction committee 2008 - 2010.
   
PONCHO 2008 IFA Artistic Merit Award
   
   
EXHIBITIONS  
Museum Shows HEY! Modern art & pop culture Act III, Collective exhibition. Halle Saint Pierre Museum, September, 2015 – March, 2016, Paris, France
   
Solo Shows Broken Word. September 2014, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
   
  War. Always War. September 2011, Ampersand, Portland, OR
   
  Cold Comfort (Dual show),February 2011, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   
  Yard Waste and Toilet Paper. October 2010, Rock|DeMent Visual Art Space, Seattle, WA
   
  Arrested Moments. March 19 - April 9, 2010, 360SEE, Chicago, IL
   
  America. October 29 - November 30, 2009, Ampersand, Portland, OR
   
  Busted. October 13- November 16, 2009, PULP, Omaha, NE
   
  About: Face. June 22 - July 3, 2009, Roq la Rue, Seattle, WA
   
 

Pay To Play, February 2009, 360SEE, Chicago, IL

   
  GUN SHOW. June 2008, Roq la Rue, Seattle, WA
   
  BAD TIMES. March 2007, Some Space Gallery, Seattle, WA
   
  San Francisco: 1940 - 1942. October 2006, Bluebottle Gallery, Seattle, WA
   
  I Was Proud of My Crime (Curated by Jess Van Nostrand). June 2006, Joe Bar, Seattle, WA
   
  A Crime For Every Occasion. June 2005, OKOK, Seattle, WA
   
  Count on Getting Caught (Curated by Jess Van Nostrand). September 2004, Joe Bar, Seattle, WA
   
Selected Group Shows  
2016 Terrible Horizons., June, 2016, Guest Shed Gallery, Seattle, WA
   
2015 Art on Paper (Jack Fischer Gallery), March, 2015, New Your, NY
   
2013 Bound Requiem, Last Rights Gallery, December, 2013, New York, NY
   
  Affordable Art Fair (G. Gibson Gallery), November, 2013, Seattle, WA
   
  artMRKT Art Fair (with Jack Fischer Gallery), May, 2013, San Francisco, CA
   
  Game Change, April, 2013, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
   
  Polari, April, 2013, True Love Gallery, Seattle, WA
   
2012 Miami Project (art fair, with Jack Fischer Gallery), December, 2012, Miami, FL
   
  PULL, July, 2012, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
   
  artMRKT Art Fair (with Jack Fischer Gallery), May, 2012, San Francisco, CA
   
  Pulp, January, 2012, Northwinds Art Center, Port Townsend, WA
   
2011 Texas Contemporary Art Fair (with Jack Fischer Gallery), October, 2011, Houston, TX
   
  artMRKT Art Fair (with Jack Fischer Gallery), May, 2011, San Francisco, CA
   
  Transformation(s), March, 2011, SAM Gallery (Seattle Art Museum Gallery), Seattle, WA
   
2010 A Morris Graves Centenary Exhibition & Séance (Co-curated with Charles Krafft, Larry Reid & Stephen Rock), Rock|DeMent Visual Art Space, Seattle, WA
   
  Secret Drawings, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
   
  Diverse Chorus (Curated by Kevin Taylor) SCOOP Contemporary, Charleston, SC
   
  San Francisco Fine Art Fair (With Jack Fischer Gallery), San Francisco, CA
   
  Partisan Exhibition (Part of Art Chicago, with Baer Ridgway Exhibitions), Chicago, IL
   
2009 TwoThousandTen, Flatcolor Gallery, Seattle, WA
   
  SEAF (Seattle Erotic Art Festival), Seattle Center Exhibition Center, Seattle, WA
   
  Dark Americana, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
   
  Introductions 2009, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
   
2008 AQUA Art Fair, Aqua Hotel (during Art Basel Miami), Miami Beach, FL
   
  Brad Benedict’s 20th Anniversary Sideshow “Moods for Moderns”,
Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
   
  Red Dot Fair, (with Jack Fischer Gallery, SF, CA), New York, NY
   
  The Out of Towners, Bogda Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
   
2007 Red Dot Fair, (with Jack Fischer Gallery, SF, CA), Miami Beach, FL
   
  What A Fun Guy - the Mushroom Show, Bird and Bear Gallery, Lauderhill, FL
   
  Lowbrow on the High Seas, JEM Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
   
  Sex & Science, Bird and Bear Gallery, Lauderhill, FL
   
  The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Corridor Gallery, Gallery OK, Mnemonic Gallery,
Seattle, WA
   
  9th and Liberty, Jacksonville, FL
   
  Everything But The Kitschen Sync, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
  2007 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, The Fenix, Seattle, WA
   
  Big Bully, 20Twenty, Seattle, WA
   
BIBLIOGRAPHY  
  HEY! Modern art & pop culture Act III, Museum exhibition catalog (Paris, France), 2015
   
  the Stranger, weekly paper, cover, September 2014
   
  Austin, Charlotte and Thompson, Siolo, The Better Bombshell, Wolfram Productions 2012, p. 46-47
   
  HEY!, magazine, 6 page spread and interview, Paris, France, Winter 2012
   
  Mugshots, art book, Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books, Fall 2011
   
  Barrelhouse, journal, front and back cover art, Issue 10, Fall 2011
   
  ARTWORKS, magazine, 4 pages with interview by Kiera Scholten, Spring 2010
   
  Redefine magazine, 4 pages with interview by Vivian Hua, January-February 2010
   
  Saylor, Harry, Edgy Cute From Neo-Pop to Low Brow and Back Again, Mark Batty Publisher 2009, p. 120-123
   
  Art Access, magazine - cover and article, June 2009
   
  the Stranger, weekly paper - cover, March 2009
   
  Seattle, magazine, page 73, February 2009
   
  the Stranger, weekly paper - cover, November 2008
   
COLLECTIONS  
  Works held in private collections in Canada, The United States, The United Kingdom and Sweden.