Chris Vena

Chris.B.Vena@gmail.com

206.388.7740

 

Education:

2017 Master of Fine Art in Painting, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2003 Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2001 SFAI Mobility Exchange Program, Atelier Hadad, Ecole Nationale Superieur Des Beaux Arts, Paris, France

 

Residencies:

2016 Summer Visiting Artist Lecture, Roger’s Lake Artist Residency, Flagstaff, AZ

2007 Fall Artist in Residence, Mano y Mente, Tularosa, NM

 

Extracurricular:

2014-2016 President and co-founder, The Art Grads at ASU, ASU, Tempe AZ

2002 Faculty Senate Liaison to the Student Union, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

 

Teaching:

2014-17 Instructor of Record, Drawing 111, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2014 Artist Workshop, TEDxModa, Istanbul, Turkey

2012-2013 Film Studies Instructor, Eyüboğlu High School, Istanbul, Turkey

2010-2012 Art Instructor, Avrupa Koleji, Istanbul, Turkey

2009 Guest Artist Lecture, Mira Costa Community College, Oceanside, CA 

2000 Technical Assistant, Documentary Filmmaking, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

 

Awards and Honors:

2016 Marigold Linton Scholarship Award, Arizona Artists Guild, Phoenix, AZ

2015-17 Special Talent Award, Arizona State University Herberger Institute, Tempe, AZ

2010 Pratt Fine Art Center’s 27th Annual Fine Art Auction, Jury Selection, Seattle, WA

2001 SFAI Ivan Majdrakov Award for Painting

2000 Grand Prize, Arti Di Gesso competition, North Beach Festival, San Francisco, CA

2000 SFAI Spring Show, Juried Exhibition, Featured Gallery Selections: Drawing, Painting

1999-2003 Merit Scholarship, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016 New Art Arizona, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ

2016 Arizona Artists Guild Statewide Open Exhibition, Gallery Glendale, Glendale, AZ

2015 Incept, {9} The Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2015 Pop-Up Show, Arizona State University Grant Street Studios, Phoenix, AZ

2009 Back and Forward, Kruglack Gallery, Mira Costa Community College, Oceanside, CA

2009 Artifakt, Lo Fi, Seattle, WA

2008 Pacific Northwest Art Annual, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

2006-2010 Continuing exhibition, the Hideout, Seattle, WA

2005 Pervasion, Balazo Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002 Issues in Masculinity, Curator: Brett Reichman, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

2002 Material World, Curator: Jacqueline Cooper, South La Brea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2001 Porte Ouverte, ENSBA, Paris, France

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2017 Bodies Upon the Gears, ASU Thesis Exhibition, Tempe, AZ

2007 Galactic Boutique, Seattle, WA

2006 Gallery 1412, Seattle, WA

2004 INR.NRG Gallery, San Diego, CA

 

 

Bibliography:

October 2016 Phoenix New Times, 7 Must-See Art Exhibitions on Third Friday, Blurb, published reproduction of painting

October 2015 Phoenix New Times, 7 Must-See Art Exhibitions on Third Friday, Blurb, published reproduction of painting

April 2012 Roselina Hung Artist’s Blog, Fridays and Friends #6, Interview, published reproductions of paintings

May 2009 D List Magazine, Article re:Lo Fi exhibition, reproductions of painting

April 2009 Blankland Arts Blog, Interview, reproductions of paintings

Summer 2006 Vital 5 Review, Volume 1 Issue #3, published reproductions of drawings

June 13, 2000 San Francisco Chronicle, Interview, Re: Arti Di Gesso Grand Prize, SF, CA

 

Other Media:

2016 Little Donkeys (director) Phoenix Film Festival, Phoenix, AZ

2015 Little Donkeys (director) Documentary Video Art Festival, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale. AZ

2016 Episode 72, Ordinary Madness podcast

2011 Mapping Tic Tac Toe-dom, Radiolab podcast, September 6th, 2011

 
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