Chris Sedgwick

 

Bio

Chris Sedgwick was born in Florida in 1981 and began painting at a young age.  He graduated from Florida State University and began a career in painting after moving to Asheville, NC.  His inspiration spans from the spiritual to the scientific and his work often evokes intense emotional responses.  His work is in numerous private collections worldwide and his housed in the permanent collections of Florida State University,Western Carolina University, Purdue University, etc. Sedgwick currently lives and works from his home in Colorado, drawing inspiration from the beauty of the region.



Statement
 

The inter-penetrating layers of symbolism, mysticism, and narrative in my work constitute a timeless world of ancient rituals and divinatory rites.  In synthesizing techniques of the old masters and ancient mystical teachings, my work focuses on the uniqueness and universality of inner landscapes and transcendent experience.



Education

 

Florida State University

Bachelors Degree of Fine Art, 2003

 

Public Collections

 

Western Carolina University Museum
Cullowhee, NC
Florida State University Museum
Tallahassee, FL

Xavier University Museum

Cinncinati, OH
Kessler Collection, Public and Private
Orlando, FL

Purdue University Museum

West Lafayette, IN

 



Press

 

Morris, Marla, PESA AGORA "Filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky and Painter Chris Sedgwick: The importance of art during COVID-19", Oct. 2020

Welsh, Kayti, 78 TAROT "ELEMENTAL", Tarot deck artist (The Devil Card), Fall 2020

Welsh, Kayti and Griffin, Delphine, 78 TAROT “ASTRAL”,  Tarot deck artist (The Lovers Card), September 2017

Lam, Britta, CIPHER, Colorado College arts Journal, Cover artist, April 2017

Billups, Jay, CREATIVE MAGAZINE "BATTLEGROUND", featured artist and interview November 2016

Forget, Zoe, HEY! MODERN ART AND POP CULTURE MAGAZINE (Paris, France), Interview June 2016

Howey, Paul, THE LAUREL OF ASHEVILLE, Interview March 2016

Avila, Cluadia, SYMBOL AND AESTHETICS, Interview March 2016

Trippi, Peter, FINE ARTS CONNOISEUR, January 2016

Loruss, Michael, DIALOGSIT issue IV, Quarterly Poetry and Art Journal, January 2014
Torres, Elizabeth, RED DOOR NY art magazine, November 2013

Cartwright, Thena, CATAPULT ART MAGAZINE, June 2012
Silbaski, Maja, MUSETOUCH MAGAZINE, May 2012
Menendez, Didi, POETS AND ARTISTS MAGAZINE, December 2011
Steven Zevitas, "New American Paintings #88 South" NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS, summer 2010
Adelstein, Edie “Tricks to the Trade” COLORADO SPRINGS INDEPENDENT,  June 17, 2010
Editor, "Spiritual Symbolism" AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR, feature article, June 2009
Clark, Pual "The Circle of Life" THE ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES, cover artist and feature article, Sun. Aug. 5, 2007
McNally, Jennifer "Science and Spirit" THE LAUREL OF ASHEVILLE, cover artist and interview, Nov. 2006

 

Radio Interviews

Billups, Jay, JBCM Radio, featured artist and interview Oct 2016 (click for link to show)
 

Awards

 

Purdue University Purchase award for "March of the Liliputians" 2014
Xavier University Purchase award "Multicultural Expressions of Faith" 2013

Andy McLachlin Endowed  Scholarship 2003               
Ogelsby Gallery Annual Purchase award 2002

 

Exhitbitions
 
2021- Feb. 3- Feb. 27, "Luminosity" at Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Cape Cod, MA Group Show
2020- July 31- September 20, "Rocky Mountain Biennial" Museum of Art Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO Group Show
2018- September 2018, "Segundo Encuentro de arte figurativo..."  Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato (Mexico) Group show
2018- April26th- June 24th "Segundo Encuentro de arte figurativo...", MURA (Museo Raúl Anguiano),  Guadalajara, Jal. (Mexico) Group show
2016- March 21- April 21- Solo show at the Grand Bohemian Gallery at Asheville, NC

2015-  Sept. 2015 Featured Gallery Artist at the Taos Arts fair held in the Grand Bohemian Gallery at El Monte Sagrado, Taos, NM

2015-2016- Oct 25- Feb 7, 2016 "Springs Surreal" Fine Arts Center Museum of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO

2014- April 5- May 26 "Indelible" Alexi Era Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2014 - March 10- April 26 “March of the Liliputians” Robert L. Ringel Gallery at Purdue University, West Laffayette, IN

2013 - Sept. 2013 "New Works"(Group Show), Elaine Erickson Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2013 -Aug 23 - Oct 11 "Multicultural Expressions of Faith" group show at Xavier University Art Gallery, Cinncinati, OH

2013 -June-July, "Fiction" Group show at Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 -May 31-June 28, "Magnitude 7" group show at Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2013 -May- June, "The Language of Flowers" Group show at Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2013 - April- May, "In Process" Group show at Arts at Denver, Denver, CO

2012- June 1, "New Works", solo show at Gallery Minerva, Asheville, NC
2011 - November 10- December 31, “New Works” Group Show at Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
2011 -June 3 Art Walk, “New Works”(solo show continuation of “Gatekeepers of The Cycle”, Gallery Minerva, Downtown Asheville, NC
2011 -May 3-28, “Gatekeepers of The Cycle”, Dual Solo Show at The Dalet Gallery, Old City, Philadelphia, PA
2011 -January-February, “The Self Portrait”, Group Show at the Elaine Erickson Gallery, downtown Milwaukee, WI
2010 -Sept. 24-26,  “Alchemy throughout the Ages” Rosicrucian Salon, Group show at the St. Francis Hotel, Santa Fe, NM
2010 -July 15-Aug 28, “Rooted in Nature” Group show at Elaine Erickson Gallery, downtown Milwaukee, WI
2009 -June 5th-July 5th,  "Ancient Pathways" Solo show at Gallery Minerva, downtown Asheville, NC
2006 -May 5- April 5, "Local Visionaries" at Front Gallery, Downtown Asheville, NC
2004 -February, “Arts in the Warehouse” Providence, RI
2003 -May, “Graduation Show” Florida State University Museum of Art, Tallahassee, FL
2001 -November, Ogelsby Gallery annual juried 3-D show, Tallahassee, Fl
2001 -March, Ogelsby Gallery annual juried 2-D show, Tallahassee, Fl, purchase award
2001 -February, Gadsden Art Center, Quincy Fl

 















© Chris Sedgwick 2013