Chris Uphues

Heavy Sunshine / 2010-2017 / acrylic on panel / 48" x 48" / PLS INQ
Heavy Sunshine (detail) / 2010-2017 / acrylic on panel / 48" x 48" / PLS INQ
The Remarkable Mirror / 2017 / acrylic on panel / 30" x 30" / PLS INQ
Sparks / 2017 / acrylic on canvas / 55" x 60" / PLS INQ
Mind Polish / 2017 / acrylic on panel / 30" x 30" / PLS INQ
Mirror Ball / 2017 / acrylic on canvas / 60" x 60" / PLS INQ
The Golden Way / 2017 / acrylic on canvas / 60" x 60" / PLS INQ
Lite Speed / 2017 / acrylic on panel / 30" x 30" / PLS INQ
Lite Speed (detail) / 2017 / acrylic on panel / 30" x 30" / PLS INQ
The Doorway / 2017 / acrylic on canvas / 120" x 84" / PLS INQ
The Sheriff / 2017 / acrylic on panel / 12" x 12" / PLS INQ
The Beach Comber / 2017 / acrylic on panel / 12" x 12" / PLS INQ
The Soda Jerk / 2017 / acrylic on panel / 12" x 12" / PLS INQ
The Ringmaster / 2017 / acrylic on panel / 12" x 12" / PLS INQ
The Farmer / 2017 / acrylic on panel / 12" x 12" / PLS INQ
The Spaceman / 2017 / acrylic on panel / 12" x 12" / PLS INQ
The Wizard / 2017 / acrylic on panel / 12" x 12" / PLS INQ
Key Sculpture / 2017 / spur and enamel / 33" x 33" x 3" / SOLD
Heavy Sunshine - Installation View - Small Mushrooms / 2017 / enamel, sassafras, hackberry / various / PLS INQ
Heavy Sunshine - Installation View - Large Mushrooms / 2017 / enamel, pine / various / PLS INQ
Heavy Sunshine - Installation View - Large Mushrooms / 2017 / enamel, pine / various / PLS INQ

EDUCATION

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

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 – “Heavy Sunshine”, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
2015 – “Small Gift” Cotton Candy Machine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014 – “Hearts” PIQ New York, NY
2014 – “Nite Lite” Senaspace Gallery, New York, NY
2014 – “Return to Paradise” Happyfun Hideaway Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014 – “Ride the Lite” Worship Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
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

2017
Featured work in “The Selby House Museum Show” Daelim Museum, Seoul, South Korea

2016
“CLEVELAND” Cleveland, OH

2015
“Friends” Cotton Candy Machine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Tiny Trifecta” Cotton Candy Machine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“FROOTS” Galerie F Chicago, IL
“Love Wheels” Vertical Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Construction of the Collective Comic Consciousness” Flowers for All Occasions Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014
“Crystal” clock for Housing Works
“Head Shop” Secret Project Robot Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“You Can’t Stop Love” Lust for Life, New York, NY

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

SELECTED COLLABORATIONS

2017
Gimme Flair for Broad City / Comedy Central
Chris Uphues for MACY’S “Galentine’s Day”
Chris Uphues x Mowgli Surf Shop Capsule Collection
Chris Uphues x Aritaum (Amorpacific) South Korean / International
“Celebrate Summer” Chris Uphues x Macy’s

2016
Chris Uphues x Valley Cruise Press “BE MINE”
Chris Uphues for Pygmy Hippo Shoppe / Los Angeles Mural
Chris uphues x Oddly Weird Shop
Chris Uphues x Degen
Ann Taylor LOFT “Love is a Great Thing” Pride Week Design
Valley Cruise Press “Summer FROOTS”
Ann Taylor LOFT “Just Because Day” Chicago, IL
Chris Uphues for Badge Bomb / International
Ann Taylor LOFT Fall Event
“HoliDOSE” installation and shop Chicago, IL
Chris Uphues for Innisfree / South Korea

2015
Chris Uphues x LeCollektor / USA
Chris Uphues x Buried Diamond / USA
Chris Uphues for Ann Taylor LOFT / International
– installations include
FLAGSHIP STORE: Times Square New York, NY
NoHo New York, NY
FLAGSHIP STORE: Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL
Chris Uphues x Park Life . San Fransisco, CA
Chris Uphues x Big Bud Press / International
Chris Uphues x Valley Cruise Press “Froots” / International
Chris Uphues set design for My Little Pony x Degen, New York Fashion Week “Friendship is Magic”
LOFT x Busy Philips / one of a kind bag and clothing designs
Chris Uphues x Levis for Paper Magazine
Chris Uphues x Todd Selby capsule collection / International

2014
Chris Uphues x S.W. Basics / International

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

2016 – Studio DIY
2016 – Paulette Magazine / Paris, FR
2016 – Instagram Featured Artist
2016 – Manrepeller
2015 – WWD Magazine feature
2015 – Refinery29
2014 – Violet Cakes at Broadway Market in London, Vogue
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

T.V. Appearance

2015 – WCIU You and Me This Morning
2015 – News 12 New York, NY