Chris Finley


Biography

 CHRIS FINLEY

1974       né en Amérique

               vit et travaille à Petaluma, CA

EDUCATION

1993        B.F.A Art Center of Design, Pasadena, CA

EXHIBITION

 

2011
Works of Paper, ACME., Los Angeles, CA
2010
New Art For A New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000-2010, Orange County Museum, Newport Beach, CA
2009
Wallworks, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2009
Second Nature: The Valentine - Adelson Collection at the Hammer, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2009
The Teased Edge, ACME, Los Angeles, CA
2009
Wallworks, YBCA, San Francisco, CA
2008
Power Sources, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, NY
2007
Image Processor, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York
2006
Particulate Matter, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
2006
The Friggin' Curve, ACME., Los Angeles, CA
2005
Pacific Lines, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
2005
Very Early Pictures, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
2005
Playtime, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2005
Eye Tatoo, Quint Gallery, San Diego, CA
2005
Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, 7 USA Venues
2004
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003
ACME., Los Angeles, CA
2003
ACME. @ Inman, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
2003
Beauty Stripped Bare: LA Black + White, curated by Joe Jarrell, BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2003
Before & After Science, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
2003
California 10 Contemporary, Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003
Plus One (8 Artists invited by 8 MFA Candidates), F Space, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
2002
Reality Check: Painting in the Exploded Field, Selections From the Kent and Vicki Logan Collection, Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California
2002
Strolling Through An Ancient Shrine and Garden, curated by Chip Tom and ACME., ACME., Los Angeles, CA
2002
New in Town, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2002
Orange County Museum of Art Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2002
Jack Tilton/Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, NY
2001
ACME., Los Angeles, CA
2001
New Paintings, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Fracisco, CA
2001
The Sensational Line, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
2001
Game Show, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
2001
Pulp Fictions: Contemporary Works on Paper, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
2001
01.01.01: Art in Technological Times, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2001
Trans Poly Blue, Elliot Smith Gallery, Saint Loius, MO
2001
Stranger Than You, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
2000
Under the Influence: New Art From LA, curated by Chris Acuna-Hansen, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
2000
California Dreaminʼ, curated by Bruce Hartman, Johnson County Community College, Kansas City, MO
2000
Twisted. Urban and Visionary Landscapes in Contemporary Painting, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2000
Inventional, curated by Nowell J. Karten, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2000
"Warp Zone: Section 2", Jack Tilton New York, NY
1999 – 2000
"Cromaform: Color in Sculpture", Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum Santa Barbara, CA
1999
ACME Los Angeles, CA
1999
Works on Paper (and some other things), ACME., Los Angeles, CA
1999
Anebolle-Amar, Galleri Tommy Lund, Copenhagen, Denmark
1999
Der Kleine Hans, Christine Konig & Franziska Lettner, Vienna, Austria
1999
The Perfect Life: Artifice in LA 1999, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC
1999
Art in the Age of the Consumer: Works from the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Feldman Gallery, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
1999
Attention SPAM, curated by Paul Zelevansky, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998
Art on Paper, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
1998
Juvenescence, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
1998
Painting From Another Planet, curated by David Pagel, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
1998
"Level Two", ACME Los Angeles, CA
1998
"Seca Art Award: Chris Finley, "Level Three", Gay Outlaw, Laurie Reed, Rigo 98", , San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, CA
1997
"Level One", ACME Los Angeles, CA
1997
118W/24N L.A./USA, Kunstverein W.A.S., Graz, Austria
1997
Quartoze-20 Los Angeles Artists, Galleri Tommy Lund, Odense, Denmark
1997
Drawings…An Annual Bi-Coastal Invitational, Meyerson & Nowinski, Seattle, WA
1997
Chris Finley, Greg Foley, John Hansel, Laura Parnes, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY
1997
"Quartoze- 20 Los Angeles Artists", Galleri Tommy Lund Odense, Denmark
1996
"Useful Things", Newspace Los Angeles, CA
1996
Just Past: The Contemporary in MOCAʼs Permanent Collection, 1975-1996, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1996
Useful Things, New Space, Los Angeles, CA
1996
Defining The Nineties, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
1996
Acquiring Minds: Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara Collections, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
1996
Postmarked LA, P.P.O.W., New York, NY
1996
Real Goods, Manhattan Village Shopping, Manhattan Beach, CA
1996
ACME Santa Monica, CA
1995
"Proof", ACME Los Angeles, CA
1995
Contact, The 114th Annual Exhibition, Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995
Itʼs My Life, Iʼm Going to Change the World, ACME., Santa Monica, CA
1995
"Postmarked LA", P.P.O.W. New York, NY
1994
"Out West and Back East", Santa Monica Museum of Art Santa Monica, CA
1994
Layered Look, LAX at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
1994
Toys/Art/US, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
1994
S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain), Bravin Post Lee, New York, NY
1994
Nor Here, Neither There, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
1994
Thanks Again, FOOD HOUSE, Santa Monica, CA
1994
Utter Realities, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos, CA
1994
"Cruise Control", ACME Santa Monica, CA
1993
"Principle Secret", FOOD HOUSE Santa Monica, CA
1993
Everyday Life, Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993
Loose Slots, Temporary Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV
1993
ART LA 93, The Los Angeles Convention Center, FOOD HOUSE booth, Los Angeles, CA
1993
Mondo Lot, Broadway Complex, Santa Monica, CA
1993
FOOD HOUSE visits The Art Store, The Art Store Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993
"Germinal Notations", FOOD HOUSE Santa Monica, CA
1992

 

 

Group Show, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

 

AWARD / GRANT

 

 

1988
Marie Walsh Sharpe Grant Recipient
1989
Press Democrat Service Award
1991
Art Center 100 Scholarship, Los Angeles, California
1999
SECA Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
2000
Fleishhacker Award
2002 – 2004
Eureka Fellowship, University of California, Berkley, California
2010
Pollock / Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient
Lives and works in Petaluma, CA

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, California
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA s
Museum of Modern Art, New York
University of Washington, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington
California State University, Los Angeles
Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, California
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona