Chris Williford

(born 1993, Dallas, TX, lives and works in Chicago, IL)

chriswillifordstudio@gmail.com

 

Education
2018    MFA in Printmedia
            School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2015    BFA in Printmaking, Cum Laude
            Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Solo Exhibitions
2018    Frankenglam, The Whistler, Chicago, IL

2016    Reckless A. Bandon, The Lunchbox, Milwaukee, WI

2015    Forever (BFA thesis exhibition), MICA, Baltimore, MD

Group Exhibitions
2019    Trash Fashion Show, Que4Radio, Chicago, IL
    Innovations in Fiber, South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven, MI
    Frayed: Fiber Beyond Craft, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
    SOFT, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL
    Happy Group Show, Happy Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018    The Small Works Show, The Real Milk Studios, Atlanta, GA
     Tee Time, free range, Chicago, IL
     You Don't Always Have To Be Who They Want You To Be, You Know, baby blue gallery, Chicago, IL
            Third-Shifters: Art That Comes Alive at Night, The Martin, Chicago, IL
            GIFC Chicago, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
            B.R.A.C.E. (collaboration with Patricia Brace), Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME
            Fang Parlour (installation at SAIC MFA Show), Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2017    Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

2016    Emerging Artist Gallery Night, Kit and Ace, Dallas, TX

2015    Academy 2015: MFA/BFA Invitational, Connersmith Gallery, Washington, D.C.
            [dis]Corporate Bodies 10, curated by Zach Hill, The Unstitute, London, UK
            Exhibitionists Fort Worth, Shipping & Receiving, Fort Worth, TX
            Still Alive, curated by Jacyln Harris, La Bodega Gallery, Baltimore, MD
            Run It, curated by Press Press, Penthouse Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2014    Black & White: Printed Works, Annex 2E, Baltimore, MD

2013    Studio Mixx, MICA Fox Gallery, Baltimore, MD
            Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, MICA Decker Gallery, Baltimore, MD
            Illustrating London, Spur Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2012    Foundation Exhibition, MICA Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2010    AP Arts Young Masters Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

Publications
2018    New American Paintings #137 (Midwest Issue), Open Studios Press

2017    Life in Plastic: Andy Warhol's Los Angeles, self-published, Chicago, IL
            silver-elvis₃, guest edited by Dani Shultz, self-published, Chicago, IL

2016    silver-elvis₂, self-published, Dallas, TX
            Yearbook, After School Special, Milwaukee, WI

2015    silver-elvis₁, self-published, Baltimore, MD
            Run It folio, Press Press for Penthouse Gallery, Baltimore, MD
            Flowers By Chris, self-published, Baltimore, MD

2014    Outtakes, self-published, Baltimore, MD
            Proliferate #4, Bight Knot Press, Baltimore, MD

Collections
Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago, IL

Residencies
2018    Artist in Residence, The Studios at Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA

Bibliography
SOFT, Exhibition essay by Victoria Barquin
you were never the same, Exhibition essay by Zach Hill

Press
Bad At Sports
Chicago Gallery News
MutualArt
The Hopper Prize
The Newsstand
Voyage Chicago