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|1994||MFA, painting, University of Washington, Seattle|
|1984||BFA, painting (Cum Laude), University of Massachusetts, Amherst|
|Syracuse University, School of Art (film), Syracuse, NY|
|2020||SunTests, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland|
|2019||SunTests, Robischon Gallery, Denver|
|2018||In Solution, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco|
|2016||Hunting Color, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland|
|2015||A Fever in Matter, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco|
|2014||Testing, Base Gallery, Tokyo|
|2013||Ultra Marine: New Paintings & Drawings About the Sea, Elizabeth Leach, Portland|
|SubOptic, Platform Gallery, Seattle|
|2011||Slow Color, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York|
|2010||SuperNatural, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland|
|2009||Downtime, Platform Gallery, Seattle|
|2008||Color Charts, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
Full Spectrum, Elizabeth Leach, Portland
Testing, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
|2007||Color Tests, Schroeder Romero, NY|
|2006||Testing, University of Michigan, Institute for the Humanities, Ann Arbor
Blindsight, Platform Gallery, Seattle
|2005||Testing, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco
Testing, Elizabeth Leach, Portland
|2004||Testing, Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn
Testing, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco
|2003||Testing, Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn
New Work, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA
|2002||Testing, Frumkin/Duval, Santa Monica
Testing, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco
Testing, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale
|2001||Testing, William Traver Gallery, Seattle|
|2000||Testing, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale|
|1998||Testing, William Traver Gallery, Seattle|
|1997||New Work, William Traver Gallery, Seattle
New Work, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland
|1996||New Work, William Traver Gallery, Seattle|
|1995||Introductions, William Traver Gallery, Seattle|
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
|2020||Making a Better Painting: Thinking Through Practice, Hoffman Gallery, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR|
|2019||Metamorphosis: Agents of Change, NYU Langone Art Gallery, New York, NY|
|2018||Making Life Visible: Art, Biology and Visualization, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, IA
Here and Now, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco
|2017||Dealer’s Choice, Woodside/Braseth Gallery, Seattle
Artist as Subject: 20th Anniversary Celebration, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, SF
|2016||Pairings: 16 Artists Creatively Combined, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
The Color of Memory, Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art, Portland, OR
American Painting Today, the old Value Village on Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA
|2015||Diphthong, Fiterman Gallery at Borough of Manhattan Community College, NY
Thought Patterns, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA
|2014||Real Abstract, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle|
|2013||Chamber Music, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
Materialized, Robischon Gallery, Denver
Atmospheric Weather: Artwork from Seattle Public Utilities’ Collection, Seattle Municipal Tower, Seattle
|2012||Elles @SAM Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle|
|2011||One Thing Leads to Another: process and repetition in contemporary print and drawings, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Seattle As Collector: Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Turns 40, 40th Anniversary Exhibition at Seattle Art Museum. Catalog.
|2010||Default State Network, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York
Expansion, Robischon Gallery, Denver
The Power of Selection, part 3, Western Exhibitions, Chicago
Opening Ceremony, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York
Non-Objective, William Baczek Gallery, Northampton, MA
Northwest Mid-Career Artists, Seattle Public Utilities Portable Works, Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery
|2009||Genipulation: Genetic Engineering and Manipulation in Contemporary Art, Centre PasqueArt, Kunsthaus Centre d’art, Biel Bienne, Switzerland. Catalog.|
|2008||Genesis – Die Kunst der Schöpfung (The Art of Creation), Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland. Catalog.
Does DNA Define You? Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID
|2007||Diagnose [Art]: Contemporary Art Reflecting Medicine, Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg, Germany. Catalog.
Human Nature II: Future Worlds, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington. Catalog.
A Gathering of Friends, inaugural exhibition, Golden Foundation for the Arts Gallery, New Berlin, NY. Catalog.
Beneath the Skin, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco
|2006||Diagnose [Art]: Contemporary Art Reflecting Medicine, book catalog, Kunst-Museum Ahlen, Germany, (reproductions).
Potentially Mighty, p|m Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Building Tradition, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
|2005||5 Painters, Platform, Seattle
Head Over Hand: pushing the limits of paint, Denise Bibro, NY
Neddy Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
|2003||Portals, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
Components, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
|2002||Gene(sis): Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle. Traveled through 2004: @Berkeley Art Museum; @Weisman Art Museum; @Block Museum.|
|2001||Theory or Faith, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco|
|2000||4×4: Four Decades of School of Art Alumni, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle|
|1999||Neddy Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Seafirst Bank Gallery, Seattle|
|1998||Hands On Color, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Pattern, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
|1997||They Came Here First! CoCA (Center on Comtemp. Art), and Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle
Beeswax, SOIL Gallery, Seattle
Drawings…A Bi-Coastal Invitational, Meyerson & Nowinski Gallery, Seattle
|1991||The Figure: Personal Views and Collaborations, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA
Common Past, Recent Work, Wheeler Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
|1990||Viewing Ourselves, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst|
|1989||Art and Soul, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA|
|2013||Purchase Award – Portable Works Collection, Seattle Public Utilities|
|2011||Contemporary Northwest Art Awards Finalist, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR|
|2006||Neddy Fellowship Award nominee, Behnke Foundation, Seattle|
|2005||Neddy Fellowship Award nominee, Behnke Foundation, Seattle|
|2004||Special Projects Grant, 4Culture (Cultural Development Authority of King County), Seattle
Visual Arts Grant finalist, Creative Capital Foundation, NY
|2003||Purchase Award – Portable Works Collection, City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs|
|2002||Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, Seattle|
|2001||PONCHO Special Recognition Award, Betty Bowen Award, Seattle Art Museum
Joan Mitchell Foundation Award nominee, NY
|1999||Artist Trust GAP Grant (Grant for Artists’ Projects), Seattle
Betty Bowen Award nominee, Seattle Art Museum
Centrum Residency, Port Townsend, WA
Neddy Fellowship Award nominee, Behnke Foundation, Seattle
|The Allen Institute
Bill & Melinda Gates Research Institute
Chambers Hotel, NY
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
City of Seattle, Portable Works Collection
Google Cloud Collection
Merck, South San Francisco
Oregon State University, Corvallis
The Progressive Art Collection
Charles Schwab, San Francisco
Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School
Seattle Public Utilities Portable Works Collection
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle
TA Associates, Boston
Tacoma Art Museum, WA
University of West Florida
BIBLIOGRAPHY & MEDIA
|2020||Billions tv series on ShowTime, paintings on set throughout season 5, multiple episodes.
Gallivan, Joseph. “ArtFocus: Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Jaq Chartier about her show SunTests,” KBOO.FM, May 26 (image).
|2019||Billions tv series on ShowTime, paintings on set throughout season 4, multiple episodes.
Paglia, Michael. “Four Solos Create a Beautiful Pattern at Robischon,” Westword.com, June 12, (images).
Wei, Lilly. “Barbara Takenaga…Jaq Chartier… at Robischon,” StudioInternational.com, June 27, (images).
|2018||Making Life Visible: Art, Biology and Visualization, exhibition catalog, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, IA, pp 44, 52 (images).
Morris, Barbara, “Jaq Chartier @ Dolby Chadwick,” SquareCylinder.com, May 23, (images).
Park, Jiyun, “Seaweed unlike you’ve ever seen it…,” LittleVillageMag.com, June 7, (image).
Shick, J. Malcolm. Where Corals Lie: A Natural and Cultural History, London: Reaktion Books, p. 132–3, (image). Amazon
|2017||Schmidt, Carley, “Chance and Chaos: In the Studio with Jaq Chartier,” Medium.com, 8/1, (images, video).
Speer, Richard, “2016 Top Ten Lists – Portland,” artltdmag.com, January 5.
|2016||Bright, Richard, “Drawing Thoughts,” Interalia Magazine, Issue 20, January, InteraliaMag.org, (images).|
|2015||Kordic, Angie, “Jaq Chartier at Dolby Chadwick Gallery,” Widewalls.ch, March, (images).
Mendelsohn, John. “The Ghost in the Machine: Diphthong at the Fiterman,” artcritical.com, Oct 5.
|2014||Geijutsu Shincho Magazine, July, p. 111, (image).
ST 37, I’m Not Good, Cleopatra Records. Painting featured on album cover.
|2013||Harper’s magazine, image reproduced in New Books section, December issue, p. 85.
Langner, Erin. “Disappearing Act: Jaq Chartier’s Climate-Changing Paintings,” New American Paintings Blog, 9/30/13 (images).
Speer, Richard. “Jaq Chartier: Ultra Marine,” Willamette Week, 5/17/13.
Weibel, Peter, and Ljiljana Fruk (eds.). Molecular Aesthetics, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, pp. 242-245, (images).
|2012||Beal, Suzanne. “Seattle: A Celebration of Elles,” art ltd, November/December, p. 42, (image).|
|2011||artcritical: Review Panel #44 – Carrier, Diaz, and Welish with moderator David Cohen, discuss Alison Knowles at James Fuentes, Jaq Chartier at Morgan Lehman, Iván Navarro at Paul Kasmin, and Rirkrit Tiravanija at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, mp3 – 1 hr, 38 min, April 1st.Baker, R.C. “Best in Show:…Jaq Chartier at Morgan Lehman,” The Village Voice, 3/30/11
Haber, John. “Color As Obsession,” haberarts.com New York, 3/18/11, (image)
Heinrich, Will. “On Display: Maya Block at Thierry Goldberg Projects; Jaq Chartier at Morgan Lehman,” The New York Observer, 3/8/11, (image).
Seattle As Collector: Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Turns 40, catalog for 40th Anniversary Exhibition at Seattle Art Museum, (image).
|2010||Studio Visit, Volume 10, juried by Steven Zevitas, Needham Heights, Mass.: Open Studio Press, pp. 36-37, (image).
Wilson, Stephen. Art+Science Now, New York: Thames & Hudson, p. 32, (image).
|2009||Battenfield, Jackie. The Artist’s Guide, New York: Da Capo Press, p. 134+ (image).
Battenfield, Jackie. “Reality Check Interview with Jaq Chartier,” ArtistCareerGuide.com, (images).
Genipulation, exhibition catalog, CentrePasqueArt, Biel Bienne, Switzerland, pp. 54-59, (images).
Hackett, Regina. “Jaq Chartier and the memento mori of a color field,” Another Bouncing Ball, 5/1/09, (images).
Mattera, Joanne. “Fair and Fair Alike: Miami 2009,” Joanne Mattera Art Blog, 12/15/09, (images).
Ingeborg. Art in the Age of Technoscience: Genetic Engineering, Robotics, and Artificial Life in Contemporary Art. Austria: Springer WienNewYork. pp. 237-241, (images).
|2008||Baker, Kenneth. “Wauson remembered at Haines,” San Francisco Chronicle, 7/5/08.
Brady, Patti. Rethinking Acrylic, Cincinnati: North Light Books, p. 152, (image).
Genesis – Die Kunst der Schöpfung (The Art of Creation), exhibition catalog, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland, p. 29, (image).
Speer, Richard. “Profile: Jaq Chartier,” art ltd, September, pp. 66-67, (image).
Studio Visit, Volume 4, juried by Carl Belz, Needham Heights, Mass.: Open Studio Press, pp. 32-33, (images).
|2007||Human Nature, exhibition catalog, SoFA Gallery, Indiana Univ. Bloomington, p. 63, (image).|
|2006||Cantu, John Carlos, “Disintegration at the core…,” Ann Arbor News, 2/5/06, p. C2, (image).
Diagnose [Kunst], exhibition catalog, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Germany, p. 133, (image).
Dwell, “In the Modern World,” 10/06, (image).
Faigin, Gary. “Jaq Chartier at Platform Gallery,” artdish.com, 9/23/06, (image).
Grant, Adriana. “Ink that makes you think,” Seattle Weekly, 10/4/06, (image).
Graves, Jen. “Profanity, Testing, Explosion,” The Stranger, 9/14/06, (image).
Hackett, Regina. “Jaq Chartier breaks down decay…,” Seattle P.I., 9/8/06, p. 29, (image).
Hackett, Regina. “Serial in Seattle,” Visual Codec, March, (image).
Pence, Elizabeth. “Jaq Chartier at Platform Gallery,” Artweek, November, pp. 22-23, (image).
Langley, Matthew, “Jaq Chartier @ Platform Gallery,” Matthew Langley/weblog, 9/19/06, (image).
Scott, Carrie E.A., “State of the Art,” Seattle Magazine, June, pp. 123-125, (image).
Neddy Artist Fellowship, exhibition catalog, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA.
‘Testing’ by Jaq Chartier, exhibition catalog [download catalog PDF 657 KB], Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
|2005||Engelson, Andrew. “Visual Arts Pick: Five Painters,” Seattle Weekly, 7/13/05.
Kangas, Matthew. “Abstraction and revelations,” Seattle Times, 7/8/05.
Koplos, Janet. “Report from Seattle: Plugged In and Caffeinated,” Art in America, September, p.69, (image).
Neddy Artist Fellowship, exhibition catalog, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA.
New American Paintings. Vol. 61. Pacific West Coast edition. Needham Heights, Mass.: Open Studios Press, pp. 30-33.
Perry, Vicky. Abstract Painting Concepts and Techniques, New York: Watson-Guptill. Reproduction p. 125.
Reichle, Ingeborg. Kunst aus dem Labor: Zum Verhältnis von Kunst und Wissenschaft im Zeitalter der Technoscience. Austria: Springer WienNewYork. Images on book cover and pp. 225-229.
Wiggin, Ashley. “The Art of Science,” Seattle Magazine, May, 2004, p. 30, (image).
|2004||Berry, Colin. “Jaq Chartier and Elizabeth Scheidl at LIMN Gallery,” Artweek, June, pp. 12-13, (image).
Baker, Kenneth, “Art grapples with science and politics,” San Francisco Chronicle, 3/27/04, p. E-1, (image).
Jaq Chartier, Testing. [Amazon.com or download PDF version of book 788 KB], Seattle: Marquand Books, 47 pg hardcover book.
Maine, Stephen, “Dateline Brooklyn,” Artnet.com, 9/30/04, (image).
Pepper, Keane (aka William Powhida). “The October Art Crawl,” FREEwilliamsburg.com, October.
Shaviro, Steven, “Genetic Disorder,” Artforum, [download PDF 3.6 MB], Januray, 2004, p. 42, (image).
Stillman, Nick, “Jaq Chartier: Sun Tests at Schroeder Romero,” MinusSpace.com, November, (images).
|2003||Bullis, Douglas. 100 Artists of the West Coast. Atglen, PA.: Schiffer Books, pp. 172-173, (images).
Conner, Jill. “Jaq Chartier: Testing,” Contemporary magazine, [download PDF 5.8 MB], issue 53/54, p. 117-118, (image).
Lovejoy, Bess. “Weird Science: Art and Chemistry Collide in the Lab of Jaq Chartier,” Resonance magazine, issue #38, p. 32-33, (images).
Pepper, Keane (aka William Powhida). “The April Crawl,” FREEwilliamsburg.com, April, 2003.
|2002||DeVuono, Frances. ” ‘Gene(sis)’ at the Henry Art Gallery,” Artweek, July/Aug 2002, p. 22.
Engelson, Andrew. “Dot Matrix: Jaq Chartier smears the line between art and science with her DNA-inspired blobs,” Seattle Weekly, 3/28/02, p. 63, (image).
Failing, Patricia. “Seizing the Moment,” ARTnews, march, jp. 76.
Hackett, Regina. “Messing with Mother Nature,” Seattle P-I, April 6, p. E-1.
Hall, Emily. “Haunted Houses,” The Stranger, April 4, p. 30.
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, Bioethics and the Book of Life. New York: Thirteen/WNET. Image on video box and booklet covers.
Roth, Charlene. “Jaq Chartier and Amy Ellingson at Frumkin/Duval Gallery,” Artweek, March, 2002, p. 17-18, (image).
Staiger, Alex. “At the Crossroads where Science and Art Meet,” Art Access, May, pp. 10-11., (image).
Uehling, Mark D. “Designer Genes on Display,” bio-itworld.com, 6/2/02.
Welles, Elenore. “Amy Ellingson and Jaq Chartier,” ArtScene, January, 2002, p. 12-13, (image).
|2001||Cullum, Jerry. “Seductive changes,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 12/28/01.
New American Paintings, Vol. 31, Pacific West Coast edition. Needham Heights, MA: Open Studio Press. (also 1997, Vol. 13)
Westbrook, Lindsey. “Theory or Faith,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, 8/15/01.
|1998||Farr, Sheila. “Hands on Color at BAM…,” Seattle Times, 11/17/98, p. E1.
Hackett, Regina. “Color hits the big time…,” Seattle P-I, 11/27/98.
McTaggart, Tom. “Leaving a paper trail,” Seattle Weekly, 8/20/98, p. 32, (image).
|1997||Burkman, Greg. “Digging in Deeper,” Art Access, 3/97.
Farr, Sheila. “Drawing on inspiration,” Seattle Weekly, 7/16/97, p.33.
Knode, Marilu. “Dehesive,” Aorta, Summer-1997, p. 14.
McTaggart, Tom. “Biology Lessons,” The Stranger, 5/22/97, p. 56, (image).
Smith, Cary. “Intergalactic Interpretations,” News Tribune, 7/6/97, p. F1.
Walker, Emily. “Loving the Aliens: UFO Art,” The Daily (Univ. of Washington), 6/2/97, p. 8.
|1995||Foo Fighters, Capitol Records/Roswell Records. Images inside CD booklet, on record album back cover, and on cassette J-card.|
|519 S. Main St Artists Studios, Seattle
Co-founder & manager of art studios in downtown Seattle for approx 15 visual artists.
|1426 S. Jackson St Studios, Seattle
Founder & manager of art studios building near downtown Seattle for 35 visual artists.
|Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach, FL
Co-created & Directed a prominent art fair event concurrent with Art Basel Miami Beach. The fair was established to give innovative galleries and artists from the west coast a presence during Art Basel week. Managed sales and exhibitor relations; directed PR campaign; negotiated contracts with the venue, vendors and city agencies; coordinated public art installations; supervised art handlers, lighting & wall contractors, musicians & event staff.
|Golden Artist Colors Working Artist Program, Seattle
Received extensive advanced technical training by Golden Artist Colors to lead workshops & lecture demos for artists about the use of acrylic paints, materials and techniques.
|Art Detour: Open Studios Seattle
Co-founded & co-directed the initial two years of an annual city-wide open studios events, which included approximately 150 artists’ studios all over the city.
|1997||Visiting Lecturer, basic drawing, University of Washington, Seattle|
|Teaching Assistant, basic drawing, University of Washington, Seattle|
|Instructor, painting; Guild Studio School/Guild Art Center, Northampton, MA|
|Instructor, painting; University of Massachusetts Continuing Ed. Program, Amherst, MA|