(b.1982) in Portland, Oregon

Lives and works in Queens, NY


Chris Oh combines renaissance imagery hand-painted onto found objects and personal belongings, he explores how ancient symbols have been transformed into our modern sphere of culture.  Oh's solo presentations often take the form of installations; his most recent project, Esprit, presented by Fortnight Institute and accompanied by an artist’s book published by the gallery, was exhibited at Independent New York 2020.  Oh’s work can be found in various private collections and the Alex Katz Foundation. His forthcoming second solo exhibition will be exhibited at Fortnight Institute in the Fall of 2021.


Born 1982 Portland, Oregon

Lives and works in Queens, NY



2004:  School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, B.F.A.



2021: Forthcoming: solo exhibition at Fortnight Institute, New York, NY (October)

2020: Esprit, solo presentation at Independent, New York, NY

2018: Interiors, Sargent's Daughters, New York, NY

2016: PLAYS, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY



2021: Nine Lives, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY 

2021: Desire Encapsulated, Make Room, Los Angeles, CA

2021: Interiors, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY

2021: Balloons Dropping from a Ceiling Fan, Curated by Morgan Blair, Left Field Gallery, Los Osos, CA

2021: Hunters in the Snow, curated by Fortnight Institute at 303 Gallery, New York, NY

2020: Painting is Panting’s Food: Art History as Muse, curated by Alison Gingeras, South Etna, Montauk NY

2019: GARDEN, Shrine/Sargent’s Daughters, NY

2019: The Views: Paintings of Windows, Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2018: Life Expectancy, curated by Joseph Dolinsky, SSD, New York NY

2018: The Ashtray Show, Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2018: A Tree Falls in the Woods, curated by FMLY Projects, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco CA

2017: Timeshare, curated by Eden Deering and Sydney Fishman, Zaha Hadid 520 West 28th Street, New York NY

2017: Another Man’s Treasure, Edward Ressle Gallery, New York NY

2017: The Paperweight Show, Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2016: Summer Reading, Fortnight Institute, New York NY

2016: Painter Production Parity, Small Editions, Brooklyn NY

2016: Subcurrent, Galerie Manque, Brooklyn NY

2015: Philip H Ashley & Chris Oh, Safe Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2015: Days Have Gone By, Galerie Manque, Brooklyn NY

2015: Maybe I’m Amazed, curated by Sorry Archive, Knockdown Center, Maspeth NY

2015: Chris Oh, Andy Mister, Eric Elms, Heath West, Joe Garvey, Freight Elevator, Brooklyn NY

2015: Salon Society 2, Salon Society, Brooklyn NY

2015: Take It Easy, Dubrovnik Contemporary, Dubrovnik Croatia


Garner, Alex. Reviews: Alex Garner on Chris Oh,  Artforum. April, 2018: 186. Print.

Sokol, Zach, Across the Spectrum of Taste: In Conversation with Chris Oh, Art in America, Jan 12, 2017 (print and online).

Gallery: Chris Oh, Let's Panic Issue 04. Fall/Winter 2017: 206-7.

Oh, Chris, Codex, Melbourne: Heavy Time Books, 2016. Print. 2016 New World Unltd. New York: Social Malpractice Publishing.

Cover RATs #2, Melbourne: Heavy Time Books, 2016: 38-41. Print.

Carney, Sean J Patrick, I'll Have What Chris Oh is Smoking, seanjosephpatrickcarney.com, 2015.