Chris Duncan

Chris Duncan (b. 1974, Perth Amboy New Jersey) lives and works in Oakland, California. As an artist he employs repetition and accumulation as a basis for experiments in visual and sound based media. An overriding theme in current works is the use of natural forces, such as the sun and the moon, as conceptual and compositional prompts for both sonic and visual efforts. Outside of his studio practice he organizes events and runs a small artist book press and record label called LAND AND SEA with his wife. Duncan holds a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and a MFA from Stanford University.

Chris Duncan
Born 1974, Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Lives and works in Oakland, California

 

EDUCATION 

2013: MFA, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
2003: BFA, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBTIONS 

2018
12 Symbols, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

2017
Our Love Will Still Be There, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016
12 Symbols, Halsey McKay Gallery, New York, NY
Art Cologne + NADA Collaborations, Halsey Mckay Gallery & V1 Gallery, Cologne, Germany

2015
The Time It Takes To Take The Time, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Media Based Time, Et al., San Francisco, CA
Year, The Elaine deKooning House, East Hampton, NY

2014
The Sun and The Air, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
A DIFFERENT KIND OF TENSION, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto ON

2013
NEW MINIMALISM, Cooper-Cole Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012
Wake Up and Fight, Halsey McKay Gallery, Impulse, New York, NY
Balance, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Patterns and Light, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

2010
Eye Against I, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

2009
NADA Art Fair Solo Booth, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, Miami Beach, FL

2008
The Faith Void Split, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York,NY

2007
The Beginning, The Middle, The End, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006
The Continued Exploitation of Pink and Brown, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
The Playing Field, Nakaochiai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Dark Times, Motel Gallery, Portland, OR

2005
Where We Meet, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBTIONS

2018
Night, Shortly, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY
Way Bay II, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

2017
Ernesto Burgos & Chris Duncan, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Mine, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
Process, curated by Matthew Gardocki, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, University of Las Vegas Nevada, NV

2016
Material Matters: Water Pigment and Light, Van Every/Smith Gallery, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
November’s Bone, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Heliotropes, curated by Matthew Nichols, Geary Contemporary, New York, NY
I Look For Clues in Your Dreams, curated by Heather Marx, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Collected, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA

2015
Hear This, Palo Alto Arts Center, Palo Alto, CA
Pattern::::Chaos, Cinders, Brooklyn, NY

2014
Night, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO. Curated By Micheal Krueger
After Space, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
The Possible, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA. Curated by Lawrence Rinder and David Wilson
Openings, curated by Jessica Silverman, Fused Space, San Francisco, CA
Ghost Current, curated by Ryan Wallace, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013
Paint Off, Paint On, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Beatnic Meteor, DiRosa Preserve, Napa, CA
Group Show, Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco, CA
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Thomas Welton Gallery, Stanford, CA

2012
Sound, Image and Art: The Intersection of Music and Art, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Infinite Jamz, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL
Millennium Magazines, MoMA, New York, NY
THE SUN (sound gathering), Liminal Space, Oakland, CA
Visible Horizons, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Aura & Angst, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Color Theory, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA.
Transmission lines (2 person show with Ryan Wallace), Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2011
Abstraction Now, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley,CA
Sound and Shape, collaborative sound installation, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Beneath The Picture, Curated by Kent Baer, Ambach & Rice, Seattle, WA
Island Press-3 Decades of Printmaking, curated by Karen K. Butler, Kemper Art Museum, St. louis, MO

2010
THE SUN (performance), Southern Exposure. San Francisco, CA
EB/NO, MacArthur B Arthur, Oakland, CA (curated by Aaron Harbour and Jackie Im)
The Power of Selection, Pt. 3, Curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Western Exhibitions, Chicago,IL
Default State Network, curated by Ryan Wallace, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
Paper!Awesome!, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
Out Of Order, curated by Gail Dawson, San Francisco State University Gallery, San Francisco, CA
THE SUN CEREMONY, curated by David Wilson, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Residency Project I, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2009
HOT AND COLD – THE END IS HERE, final hot and cold release exhibition, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

2008
KICK OUT THE JAMS-Hot and Cold 2 zine release exhibition, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
Apocabliss,(curated by Maya Hayuk) Alice, Brussels, Belgium
Americana, Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA

2007
Hope and Despair, Cell Project Space, London, UK (curated by Bob Matthews)
All Is Well That Begins Well and Has No End, NYU Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY. Curated by Jan Van Woensel, Ernesto Burgos, and Jonah Groeneboer.

2006
Infinity in Finite Things, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA
Men and Materials, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
I Used to Believe, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL (curated by Melissa Diaz)
West Coast Windows, Samson Projects, Boston, MA (curated by Oliver Halsman Rosenburg)
Variegated Radiant Dream Plot, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005
Kults, Werewolves and Sarcastic Hippies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Young Mountain, The Sharon Arts Center Gallery, Peterborough, NH
Op-Ish, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

2004
Gondola Mayo Funnel, Mimi Barr, San Francisco, CA
Around And Every Day, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA

2002
Spring to Autumn Period, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Forbes, Alexander, The 8 Best Booths at Art Cologne, Artsy Editorial, April 15, 2016
Lutz, Leora, Review: Chris Duncan Media Based Time at Et al., SFAQ, 5.8,2015
Hamer, Katy, Chris Duncan at the Elaine de Kooning House, Eyes Towards the Dove, 4.22, 2015
Landes, Jennifer, deKooning House, Subject and Object, East Hampton Star, 3, 31, 2015
Menendez, Franklin. ARTFORUM, January 2011
Kesler, Christine. Chris Duncan: Eye Against I, Art Practical, September 2010
Tilghman, Parker. Vertigo, Art Slant, September 11th, 2010
Andrews, Brian.  Chris Duncan, Shotgun Review, October 4th, 2009
Bad at Sports-podcast interview, episode 228- NADA 2009
Curcio, Seth. Daily Serving, August 30th, 2009
NY Arts: Vol. 13. Chris Duncan, 2008
The NADA Emerging Artist Page: Chris Duncan, The L Magazine, January 31, 2007, p. 62
Smith, Roberta, Chris Duncan: The Continued Exploration of Pink and Brown, New York Times, December 15, 2006
Chun, Kimberly, Goldies 2006 Visual Art: Chris Duncan, San Francisco Bay Guardian, November 8-14, 2006
Rawlings, Ashley, Interview with Chris Duncan,  HYPERLINK “http://tokyoartbeat.com/” tokyoartbeat.com, November 4, 2006
Review The Japan Times, October 19, 2006
Lyman, Ian, The Temple of Light and Sound, Ping Mag, October 4, 2006
Whiteside, Amber, Variegated Radiant Dream Plot, ARTWEEK, April 2006, p.14
Helfand, Glen, Variegated Radiant Dream Plot, Art on Paper, March-April 2006, p. 80-81
Cash, Stephanie, Report From San Francisco II: New and Now, Art In America, January 2006, p. 62
Spalding, David, Review, Artweek, April 2001


PUBLICATIONS

Grey, Land and Sea, 2015
12 Symbols LP, Land and Sea, 2015
ACAB, Land and Sea, 2014
New American Paintings, issue 79. Pg. 48-51
K48 issue 7, image, 2008
K48 issue 6, image, 2006
Planet Magazine, back page(image), Spring 2007
XLR8R Magazine, interview, April 2008
Arrow Magazine, Chris Duncan, Issue 3, Fall 2006, Pg. 42-43, 55-61, Back Cover
McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, (image) Issue 20, Fall 2006, Pg. 60
The Zine Unbound: Kults, Werewolves and Sarcastic Hippies, exhibition catalogue, Yerba Buena Center for the
Arts, Griffin McPartland and Chris Duncan, 2005
Lyric poetry journal, (image) issue 7, 2005
The Drama, (image) issue 4, 2004
May the Circle Be Unbroken, Heartswork exhibition catalog, 2004
Arkitip, (image) Issue 21, 2004
Herbivore Magazine, issues 2 and 3, Crown, Jeremy,2003/2004

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2013
Experimental Notations, curated with Jeff Ray and Sarah Lockhart. Adobe Books, SF, CA
UNISOUND – four day experimental sound festival. Public Fiction, Los Angeles, CA (co-organized with Rob Barber)

2012
Sun and Moon, a series of four gatherings and performances at Berkeley Art Museum.
THE SUN – 12 hour sound gathering/solstice celebration, Liminal Projects, Oakland, CA

2010
!!!THE SUN!!! improvisational, audience participatory sound project. Events occurred: Kala institute, Berkeley Art museum, Southern Exposure.
SEEING, reading about “seeing” included Lawrence Rinder, Ryan Wallace, Whitney Chadwick, Miranda Mellis amongst others, in conjunction with EYE AGAINST I exhibition, Baer Ridgway, San Francisco, CA
BELIEVING, film screening of OCTOBER COUNTRY (Donal Mosher), in conjunction with EYE AGAINST I exhibition, Baer Ridgway, San Francisco, CA
Present-Land and Sea fine art publishing and editions

 

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2015 Headlands Center for the Arts, CA
2014 Elaine deKooning House, East Hampton, NY
2012 ACRE, Steuben, WS
2012 University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2010 Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA
2008 Island Press, St. Louis IL
2006 Goldie Award for Visual Art

 

COLLECTIONS

Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California
Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Museum of Modern Art, NY
SF MoMA, San Francisco, CA
The JP Morgan Chase Collection
Wellington Management Company, Boston, MA
The Progressive Art Collection, OH
Jaffe Book Arts Collection, Boca Raton, FL

Chris Duncan

Chris Duncan (b. 1974, Perth Amboy New Jersey) lives and works in Oakland, California. As an artist he employs repetition and accumulation as a basis for experiments in visual and sound based media. An overriding theme in current works is the use of natural forces, such as the sun and the moon, as conceptual and compositional prompts for both sonic and visual efforts. Outside of his studio practice he organizes events and runs a small artist book press and record label called LAND AND SEA with his wife. Duncan holds a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and a MFA from Stanford University.