About the Artist
Colin Chase sadly passed in March 2022. He had been living and working as an artist in NYC and Ulster County. He earned an AAS in Textile Design FIT in 1979, a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in 1982, and an MFA from the University of Michigan School of the Artsin 1986. He was a Professor at The City College of New York CUNY. Solo exhibitions included Jane St. Art Center, Saugerties NY, June Kelly Gallery in NYC, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at The University of the Arts Philadelphia PA, The Olin Art Gallery in Gambier, Ohio and The Phillips Museum Franklin & Marshall, Lancaster, PA. Group shows venues include Smack Mellon, Socrates Sculpture Park, Gallery 128, Exit Art/The First World, The Neuberger Museum, The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia in Virginia Beach, The Institute for Contemporary Art, The P.S.1 Art Museum Long Island City, NY and The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY. Colin Chase was a 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation, Painters and Sculptors Grants recipient. Public commissions include The Malcolm X Memorial from DCA in New York and The Queens Hospital Center DASNY, The New York Health and Hospitals Corporation, Percent for Art Program. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art Matters, ART news and Newsday. His work is in the collections of the University at Albany Fine Art Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem, Prudential Life Insurance Company, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, AT&T and The New School New York. His sculptural and mixed media work consists mostly of assemblages of incongruent objects created from repurposed wood metal, ready made and fabricated objects. Colin Chase two-dimensional work utilizes conventional and computer assisted modalities, such as CNC assisted digital drawing. His interests include 3D CAD fabrication, painting, architecture, interdisciplinary art, Installation, poetry, jazz, African and eastern philosophy.
Colin Chase, #18, 2021, oil patina, wood, steel, cardboard, 21 3/8″ x 16 x 4″
Colin Chase, door_10, 2021, polychromed pine, birch, brass, steel, wooden mala beads, 36″ x 36″ x 2″
Colin Chase, ereh #5, 2021, wood, metal, glass, ink, paint, wax, 28″ x 17″ x 6″