Chris Uphues

Bouquet / 2014 / Acrylic on panel / 24" x 24" / SOLD
Peaks / 2014 / Acrylic on panel / 30" x 24" / TBD
Little Peaks / 2014 / Acrylic on panel / 11" x 11" (framed) / SOLD
Melt Your Face / 2014 / Acrylic on panel / 36" x 48" / SOLD
Hive Action 1 / 2014 / Acrylic on panel / 40" x 30" / TBD
Hive Action 2 / 2014 / Acrylic on panel / 40" x 30" / TBD
Bloom / 2013 / Acrylic on panel / 12" x 12" / SOLD
Bloom (Detail) / 2013 / Acrylic on panel / 11" x 11" / SOLD
Bingzi Bangzi / 2013 / Acrylic on canvas / 40" x 30" / SOLD
Crystal / 2012 / Acrylic on panel / 19.5" x 19.5" / TBD
Forest Blue / 2012 / Acrylic on canvas / 14" x 11" / SOLD
Forest Green / 2012 / Acrylic on canvas / 14" x 11" / TBD
Forest Pink / 2012 / Acrylic on canvas / 14" x 11" / TBD
Forest Yellow / 2012 / Acrylic on canvas / 14" x 11" / TBD
Starry Wizards / 2011 / Lithograph on paper, Edition of 10 / 20" x 20" / TBD

EDUCATION

1994 – Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 – “Happy Sunshine Rainbow Company,” Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
2012 – “Weird Combos” Secret Project Robot Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 – “Sunshine Daze”, Rotofugi Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 – “In Memory of Death”, Secret Project Robot Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2008 – “Senor, senor, do you know where we’re headin’? Lincoln County Road or Armageddon?” Alcove Gallery, New York NY
2007 – “Black Light”, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 – “Welcome the Masters”, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, NY
2005 – “Greatest Hits Volume 2”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2004 – “Magic Fountain Mighty Atom Flower Bomb”, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago IL
2002 – “Robots”, A Permanent Installation, Wolf Point, Montana
2001 – “Super Star”, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000 – “Chris Uphues”, Bonafide Gallery, Chicago, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
“Art or Artifact” Van Gemert Studios, Brooklyn, NY

2012
“We Have Relocated To Our New Location”, Picturefarm, Brooklyn, NY
“Welcome Home”, Secret Project Robot Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Black Light Show”, Secret Project Robot Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011
“Desert Island Comic Zine Party”, Whitney Museum, New York, NY
“Abstractions”, Opera Gallery, New York, NY
“2”, ASCII, Chicago, IL.
“Blaque Lyte”, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
“New Etchings”, White Wings Press, Chicago, IL
“Fracture”, Bold Hype Gallery, New York, NY
“20/20”, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
Capricious Gallery, New York, NY

2010
“Brainwash”, Opera Gallery, New York, NY
“New Wave”, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009
“Town Hall Metting” Midland Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
“Joyride”, Anonymous Gallery, New York, NY
“Little creatures”, McCaig Welles Gallery, Brooklyn NY
“Neverland”, Secret Project Robot Gallery, Brooklyn NY
“Psst-Shhh, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Streetcrush” Alpha Beta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008
“Crocodile Tears” Giant robot gallery, New York, NY
“Baby Robots”, Maid Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
“Return of the Masters”, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, NY

2007
“Rollin / Hatin” Riveria Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Bitter sweets” Gallery 1984, Los Angeles, CA
“Candy Isle” , Giant Robot Gallery, New York, NY
“We’re Rollin Thery’re Hatin” Co Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
“Loneliness and Melancholy” Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester, CT
“The Uncertainty Principle; Drawing in the Golden Age of Worry NIU Gallery Dekalb, IL
“le papier (part) deux: a group exhibition” Geschieidle Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Wooster on Spring” Wooster Collective, New York, NY

2006
“T-mix” Linda Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
“Hip and Lit” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
“Drawing Works” Slingshot Gallery, Madison, WI
“Brooklyn Poster Show” Secret Project Robot Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Untitled” Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Notes to Self” Unit B Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2005
“Group Show” Booster and Seven Gallery, Chicago, IL
“The New Chicagoans” Select Media Festival, Chicago, IL
“The Wrecking Crew”, Dogmatic Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Human Footprint”, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Strange Fictions”, Tarble Museum, Charleston, IL
“Invisible Worlds”, Evanston Art Center, Chicago, IL

2004
“Hammered”, Rockford College Art Gallery, Rockford, IL
“The Reflected Refracted Self”, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Wonderlands”, St. Francis University, Joliet, IL
“Think Small”, Illinois State Museum, Chicago, IL
“Truth, Beauty, Justice”, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
“The Artist as Collector”, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN
“Perfect”, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2001
“…But Smaller than Expected”, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Soft Core”, Century Gallery 900, Chicago, IL
“Kaboom!”, Haynes Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2000
“2000”, Carl Hammer, Chicago IL
“Out of Line”, (Drawings by Illinois Artists), Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

1999
“III”, Suitable Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Home Show”, Dwelling Series, Chicago, IL

1998
“Burning down the House”, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL

1997
“New Chicago”, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL

AWARDS AND HONORS

2005 – Artists Fellowship Award, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL
2003 – Design Award, Print Magazine, December issue

RESIDENCIES

2011 – White Wings Press, Chicago, IL
2009 – Museum of Contemporary Art, Works in Progress, Chicago, IL
2008 – Kayrock Screenprinting, Brooklyn, NY
2006 – Robert Blackburn Print Shop, New York, NY
2005 – Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2005 – White Wings Press, Chicago, IL

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012 – Daily Candy, Feature
2011 – “Artist’s Heart For Sale” – Hyperallergic
2001 – “Monster Islands Last Hurrah”, Village Voice, New York
2008 – “Collectors Edition”, Annie Owens, Hi Fructose Magazine
2007 – “Emboldened”, by Lynda Wellhausen, Mule Magazine
2007 – “A Very Special Heartwarming edition of All City, Village Voice, NY
2007 – “The Blip”, Cassia Walker,Chicago Magazine
2007 – “Eye Exam”, Jason Foumberg, New City Chicago
2006 – “Top 10 male artists, Chicago” by Kim Phiffer, Chicago Social Magazine
2006 – “Visions of the Future”, by Alan G Artner, Chicago Tribune
2006 – “The Inner Light”, by Margaret Buchen, CAC Artist News
2006 – “Chris Uphues”, by Annie Owens, Hi Fructose Magazine
2005 – “Greatest Hits Volume 2”, by Ruth Lopez, Time Out Chicago
2005 – “Cutting Edge”, by Albert Stabler, Chicago Reader
2005 – “Rainbow” Artist Book, produced by Chris Uphues
2004 – “Reflected Refracted”, by Michael Workman, New City
2004 – “Less is More”, by Margaret Hawkins, Chicago Sun-Times
2004 – “Stray Show 2004”, by Michael Workman, Chicago Reader
2004 – “The Best of Chicago Art Scene”, by Benjamin Zoltak, Red Streak
2003 – “Robots”, exhibition in print, produced by Chris Uphues and Carl Hammer Gallery
2001 – “Out of Line” Catalog, published by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
2000 – “Bona Fide”, by Michael Bulka, New City