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Chris Oatey
updated: 03/25/2013
website: www.chrisoatey.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Untitled
Mirage painting (candy)
Performing Methods
Mirage painting with sculpture (green)
Untitled (statue)
Trophy
Untitled
Animate Objects
Boulder
Coyote
 
Portfolio Keywords:  biomorphic, abstract, process, conceptual, repetition, site-specific
 
 
Untitled by Chris Oatey
Untitled
Paper, rope, acrylic
2012
12" x  20"  x 32" 
Mirage painting (candy) by Chris Oatey
Mirage painting (candy)
Enamel on canvas
2012
34" x  30"  x 2" 
Performing Methods by Chris Oatey
Performing Methods
installation view
2013
0" x  0" 
Mirage painting with sculpture (green) by Chris Oatey
Mirage painting with sculpture (green)
Enamel on canvas and paper, rope, and acrylic
2013
30" x  15"  x 6" 
Untitled (statue) by Chris Oatey
Untitled (statue)
Paper, rope, acrylic, wire, cement
2012
36 " x  18 "  x 14 " 
Trophy by Chris Oatey
Trophy
Paper, rope, acrylic, enamel
2013
54" x  24"  x 20" 
Untitled by Chris Oatey
Untitled
carbon on paper
2010
14" x  16" 
Animate Objects by Chris Oatey
Animate Objects
wallpaper and acrylic
2010
120 " x  180 " 
Boulder by Chris Oatey
Boulder
carbon on paper
2010
20" x  26" 
Coyote by Chris Oatey
Coyote
carbon on paper
2010
40" x  30" 

Artist Statement
I begin my process by crumpling paper and then wrapping these forms as the starting point for a deeper exploration into how art objects are made. Automatic tasks are combined with later reflection and a sort of stretching out of the possibilities of the original action to generate other future iterations. The mirage paintings take this process in a slightly different direction by using a stencil created in a parallel process to the sculptural forms construction. Other work incorporates leftovers created through the process with finished works to present an example of how ideas of the performative manifest themselves in contemporary art practices.

Artist Bio / CV

Awards
2009 Ucross Foundation Residency
2008 The Durfee Foundation Grant

Education
2006 MFA Otis College of Art and Design
2000 BS (Cartography) University of Colorado

Solo Exhibitions
2013 Performing Methods, CB1 Gallery, LA, CA
2010 Animate Objects, CB1 Gallery, LA, CA
2009 Fountain, University of La Verne, CA
2007 Wallpaper of Champions, See Line Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2012
Prince at the Forum, Beacon Arts Building, LA, CA organized by Steven Bankhead and Jesse Benson
Random Interference: Saskia Jorda/Chris Oatey, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ

2011
Hot Town, 323 Projects, LA, CA
Open Document, D-Block Projects, Long Beach, CA

2010
For Your Pleasure, CB1 Gallery, LA, CA
The Story of O: Graduate Fine Arts 1989-2009, Ben Maltz Gallery, LA, CA 

2009
All Messed Up, Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Edges of the West, Art Athina, Athens, Greece

2008
Looky See, Ben Maltz Gallery, LA, CA, curated by Meg Linton
Kunstvlaai A.P.I., Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Drawing Los Angeles, Center for the Arts, LA, CA

2007
Drawing Invitational with Pierogi Flat Files, Kent State University, Ohio, curated by Darice Polo
Creative Artists Agency, LA, CA

2006
Forum Invitational, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, curated by Paul Kotula and Susanne Hilberry
LA Weekly Biennial, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


Visiting Artist Lectures
2009
University of La Verne
2006
Oberlin College

Reviews/Publications
2013
Fitzpatrick, Kyle, Performing Methods, Los Angeles I'm Yours
Pagel, David, Methods to his dissonance, Los Angeles Times

2010
Pagel, David, Uncovering many surprises, Los Angeles Times
Lee, Jeannie R., Animate Objects, Visual Art Source  

2009
Moshayedi, Aram, Fountain, University of La Verne

2008
Transporting a Visual Texture, NY Arts Magazine
Frank, Peter, ‘Looky See’ @ Otis College of Art and Design, Artweek
Ollman, Leah, A Sprawling, Satisfying Show, Los Angeles Times
ZYZZYVA, Spring #82 
Emerging Artist Profile, Phillips Art Expert.com

2007
Dambrot, Shana Nys, Braveland at See Line Gallery, Artweek 
Dambrot, Shana Nys, Chris Oatey: Wallpaper of Champions, Flavorpill LA, Issue 242

2006
Myers, Holly and Christie, Tom, Afterschool Art, LA Weekly