Chris Oatey

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March 16, 2014 Pigment On Panel And Carbon On Paper © 2015
Caravan, 2009 Carbon On Paper 28" X 40"
Untitled, 2010 Carbon On Paper 13" X 16"
Animate Objects -- Installation view
Installation view - Prince at the Forum
the tide is high (and rising), 2016 Carbon On Paper
the tide is high (and rising), 2016 Carbon On Paper 24 X 24 In.
Boulder, 2010 Carbon On Paper 26 X 20 Inches
March 23, 2015 Carbon On Paper/Pigment, Acrylic And Lacquer On Panel 80 X 40 In. © 2015
Quick Facts
Cleveland, OH
Birth year
Lives in
Los Angeles, CA
Representing galleries
abstract installation drawing, conceptual


2016 Snowmelt Paintings and Drawings, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Performing Methods, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Animate Objects, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Fountain, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
2007 Wallpaper of Champions, See Line Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Abundant, Bountiful, and Beautiful, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, 2017
Chris Oatey and Dylan Gebbia-Richards, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO, 2017
Metagalactic, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO, 2016
Paperworks, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Howard Fox, 2015
Art on the Edge, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM, curated by Nora Burnett Abrams, 2015
Prince at the Forum, Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA, organized by Steven Bankhead and Jesse Benson, 2012
Random Interference: Saskia Jorda + Chris Oatey, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ, organized by Jeff Chabot, 2012
Welcome:Summercamp ProjectProject Residency, SideStreet Projects, Pasadena, CA, 2012
Hot Town, 323 Projects, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
Open Document, D-Block Projects, Long Beach, CA, 2011
CB1 Gallery + the Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
The Story of O: Graduate Fine Arts 1989-2009, Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2010
For Your Pleasure, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2010
All Messed Up, Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2009
Edges of the West, Athens, Greece, curated by Annetta Kapon, 2009
Looky See, Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Meg Linton, 2008
Kunstvlaai A.P.I., Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2008
Drawing Los Angeles, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA, 2008
Drawing Invitational with Pierogi Flat Files, Kent State University, curated by Darice Polo, 2007
Timeline, See Line Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2007
Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles, CA, 2007
Thesis Exhibition, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, 2007
Braveland, See Line Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2006
Forum Invitational, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, curated by Paul Kotula/Susanne Hilberry, 2006
LA Weekly Biennial, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, curated by Holly Myers/Tom Christie, 2006
Supersonic, LA Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2006
Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA, 2006
New California Masters, Works San Jose, San Jose, CA, 2006

Performing Methods: Amelie Chabannes, Joey Kotting, Marc Philip van Kempen, Pascual Sisto, Maria Walker, Joe Winter, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2013

Paglia, Michael, Chris Oatey, Dylan Gebbia-Richards and Donald Fodness Shine at David B. Smith, Denver Westword, 2017
Knight, Christopher, Chris Oatey calls on Mother Nature as his artist’s assistant, Los Angeles Times, 2016
Brown, Betty Ann, Paperworks, Continuing and Recommended, Art Scene Cal, 2016
Jean Black, Ezrha, Cut Paper, Consuming Plastic; Cold Steel, Colder Flesh (1), Artillery, 2015
Messerli, Douglas, Soaring off the Surface, Art Là-bas, 2015
Abatemarco, Michael, Art on the Edge and Material Matters at NMMOA, Santa Fe New Mexican, 2015
Limon, Enrique, Jury Duty, Santa Fe Reporter, 2015
Fitzpatrick, Kyle, Performing Methods, Los Angeles, I’m Yours, 2013
Pagel, David, ‘Methods’ to his dissonance, Los Angeles Times, 2013
Schum, Matthew, Performing Methods, catalogue interview, 2013
Lee, Jeannie R., Animate Objects, Recommendations, Visual Art Source, 2010
Saint Ann’s Review: Journal of Contemporary Arts and Letters, Fall, 2010
Pagel, David, Uncovering many surprises, Los Angeles Times, 2010
Moshayedi, Aram, Fountain, University of La Verne, 2009
Transporting a Visual Texture, NY Arts Magazine, 2008
Frank, Peter, “Looky See” @ Otis College of Art and Design, Artweek, 2008
Ollman, Leah, A Sprawling, Satisfying Show, Los Angeles Times, 2008
Emerging Artist Profile, Phillips Art, 2008
Dambrot, Shana Nys, Braveland at See Line Gallery, Artweek, 2007
ZYZZYVA, Spring #79, 2007
Dambrot, Shana Nys, Chris Oatey: Wallpaper of Champions, Flavorpill LA, Issue 242, 2007
Myers, Holly and Christie, Tom, Afterschool Art, LA Weekly, 2006

2015 Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography Prize, New Mexico Museum of Art
2009 Ucross Foundation Residency
2008 Artist’s Resource for Completion Grant, The Durfee Foundation
2006 MFA, Otis College of Art and Design
2000 BS, Cartography, University of Colorado, Boulder

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