Overview

(b.1982) Portland, Oregon

Lives and works in Queens, NY

 

Appropriation has long been understood as one of the defining practices of modern art. This art of the copy, however, is not limited to that which came after the age of reproduction. The conscious duplication of preexisting artworks is as present in Warhol as it is in Ovid’s reconfigurations of Virgil. The push and pull between homage and authorship is central to an artist forming their own language; and just as Rubens copied and contorted the work of Titian, Chris Oh co-opts masterpieces from the Western canon in order to forge his own singular oeuvre. Altogether, Oh’s work is a resurrection of art history. To view these delicate paintings is to see the artist recall some of the most sublime reflections on 15th and 16th - century life and use them as mirrors through which to observe our own moment in time.

Works
Biography

Born 1982 Portland, Oregon

Lives and works in Queens, NY

 

EDUCATION

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

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021: Landscapes, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY 

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

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

2016: PLAYS, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022: In Search of the Miraculous, curated by Jonathan Rider, Flag Art Foundation, 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

Press
Exhibitions
Publications
Bibliography

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.

New World Unltd. New York: Social Malpractice Publishing, 2016.

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.