June Kelly Gallery

Colin Chase

Colin Chase - cleave #5, 2012 - Reclaimed joists, plywood, tree trunk sections, ink and steel - 32 x 34 x 6 inches

Come Sunday #5, 2016
Pen and ink drawings, paper on wood panel
76 x 88 inches
Installation, 50 Church Fans

Born Newark, New Jersey
Lives and works in New York City

1986 MFA, University of Michigan, School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI
1982 BFA, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, School of Art,
   New York

AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology, Division of Textile Design, New York

Solo Exhibitions
2016 code-switching: sculpture and works on paper, artist statement, June Kelly Gallery,
  New York
2014 Cipher, The Sculptors Guild Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 contronym: new sculpture, June Kelly Gallery, New York
2009 Intersection: sculpture, June Kelly Gallery, New York
2005 not one not two: sculpture, June Kelly Gallery, New York
2003 season reason with a transitive verb, June Kelly Gallery, New York
2001 To Turn a Somersault on a Needle’s Point, The Phillips Museum, Franklin &  Marshall,
   Lancaster, PA
1999 free associating new - ancient tongues, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1995 Praise Poems and Mute Dialogue in the Upside-Down Circle, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1993 Alchemy of Thought, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Sculpture, Visual Arts Program, Saint Peter’s Church, New York
1992 After the Benediction of the Rain, Sculpture, June Kelly Gallery, New York
House of Many Stories, Sculpture, Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
1990-91 New Sculpture, organized by the Flushing Council on the Arts, Jamaica Arts Center,
   Jamaica, NY
1989 Spirit Catchers, June Kelly Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 American Twist, The Sculptors Guild, Governors Island, New York
I Breathe with You, Augusta Savage Gallery, The Fine Arts Center, University of
  Massachusetts, Amherst
Unum Sumus, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the
  Arts, Woodstock, New York
2015 Parallels, Hunt Fine Arts, New York
Raging at Racism, From Streets to Galleries, Smack Mellon and Grey Art Display Art Sparked
  by Politics
, Grey Art Gallery, New York University and Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Respond, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Artists Of The Mohawk Hudson Region, curated by Rachel Uffner, University Art
Museum, University At Albany NY
2014 Transformation, Sculptors Guild, Governors Island, NY
(in)grained, DM Contemporary Gallery, New York
Scaled to Fit, Sculptors Guild Gallery, Dumbo/Brooklyn, NY
Artist Studios at 33 Orchard, curated by Jill Conner, 33B Orchard Gallery, New York
Transformation, Governors Island, New York
Sculptors Guild at The Fountain Art Fair, The 69th Armory, New York
2013 Rising Tide, curated by Sarah Schmerler, Governors Island, New York
Sculptors Guild at the Fountain Art Fair, The 69th Armory, New York
2011 Loosely Coupled, sponsored by West Harlem Art Fund, Governors Island, NY
2008-10 Reimaging the Distaff Toolkit, curated by Rickie Solinger, Bennington Museum, VT,
   traveling exhibition with independent catalogues and brochures
2008 From Taboo to Icon: Africanist Turnabout, curated by Sophie Sanders and Shervone
   Neckles, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2007 Celebration: Nine Artists Commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Winston-Salem Delta
   Fine Arts, Inc.
, NC; brochure
Crossing the Line: African American Artists in the Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis, Jr.
, Cornell Fine Arts Museum Winter Park, FL; traveling exhibition; catalogue
Select Encounters, Broadway Gallery, New York
2006 Hearing Voices: Personal Narratives, Bristol Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ
2004-6 Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans;
   traveling exhibition; catalogue
2002 Out Of The Woods, curated by Kathleen Spicer, Delaware Arts Center Gallery,
   Narrowsburg, NY
Reactions, Exit Art/The First World, New York
2001 Cross-Pollination, The Arboretum of Los Angeles County, Arcadia, CA
Cross-Pollination, Holland Tunnel Gallery, New York
The Act of Drawing: Meaning/Method/Meaning, curated by Cynthia Hawkins, Rusharts
   Gallery, New York
2000 The End: An Independent Vision of Contemporary Art, 1982-2000, Exit Art/The First
   World, New York
African-American Art at 2000, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY
 The Act of Drawing: Selected Works, Tompkins College Center Gallery, Cedar Crest
   College, Allentown, PA
Passages: Contemporary Art in Transition, guest curator, Deirdre A. Scott, The Studio
   Museum in Harlem, New York; traveling exhibition, catalogue
1999 Slave Routes: The Long Memory, Kenkeleba Gallery, New York
1998-99 Black New York Artists of the 20th Century: Selections from the Schomburg Center Collection,
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NY; catalogue
1998 Pieces 2, curated by Sylvia Netzer, Gallery 128, New York
Postcards from Black America
, curated by Rob Perrée, De Beyerd, Centre For
 Contemporary Art, Breda, Netherlands and the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem,
   Netherlands; catalogue essays by Rob Perrée
1997 Objectivity: International Objects of Subjectivity, co-curated by Carla Hanzal and Barbara
   J. Bloemink, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
Pieces Speak, Gallery 128, New York
The 6th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, University of Hawaii at Manoa Art
Shaded Voices, School of Art, Cooper Union, New York
1996 Til Spring Thaw: An Exhibition of Eclectic Environmental Works, Aquamarine Park &
   Sculpture Garden, New York
Small Works, Arthur Houghton Gallery, Cooper Union, New York
10th Anniversary Season, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
The Shape of Sound, curated by Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo, music curated by
   Ben Neill, Exit Art/The First World, New York
1995 Imaginary Beings, curated by Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo, Exit Art/The First
   World, New York
Required Nuance: Three Contemporary Sculptors, guest curator Carl E. Hazelwood, The
   Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
Os Herdeiros da Noite: Fragmentos da Imaginario Negro, curator, Dr. George Preston,
   Palmares 300 Anos, Pinacoteca Teca de Estados, Sao Paulo, Brasil

Awards, Fellowships and Residencies
2008-09 PSC-CUNY Research Award, Visual Arts
2007-09 PSC-CUNY Research Award, Visual Arts
2004-05 PSC-CUNY Research Award, Visual Arts
2004 The New York Health and Hospitals Corporation
1990-91 Artist-in-Residence, Longwood Studios, Bronx Council on the Arts, NY
1987-88 National Studio Program, The Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S.1 Museum, Long
   Island City, NY
1986-87 Artist-in-Residence, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
1984-86 Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Public Collections
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York
The New School, New York
Prudential Life Insurance Company
AT&T, Chicago, IL
Kenkeleba House, New York

Public Commissions
1999-2003 “Breath and Mandala Queens Hospital Center, New York
1994-1998 "Malcolm X Memorial," etched glass and bronze lettering, Percent for Art Program,
   sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs and NY City Economic Corporation


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Untitled (songlines #7) - 2016

x #6, 2012

Untitled (songlines #8)three quarter view - 2016


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