Lives and work in New York


Education

1986 MFA, University of Michigan, School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor,
MI

1982 BFA, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art,
School of Art,
New York

1979 AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology, Division of Textile Design,
New York

Solo Exhibitions

2016 code-switching, June Kelly Gallery, New York


2014 Cipher, The Sculptors Guild Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2012 contronym, June Kelly Gallery, New York

2009 Intersection, June Kelly Gallery, New York

2005 not one not two, June Kelly Gallery, New York

2003 season reason with a transitive verb, June Kelly Gallery, New York

2001 To Turn a Somersault on a Needle’s Point, The Phillips Museum
Franklin & Marshall, Lancaster, PA

1999 Free Associating New-Ancient Tongues, June Kelly Gallery, New York

1995 Praise Poems and Mute Dialogue in the Upside-Down Circle, June
Kelly Gallery,
New York

1993 Alchemy of Thought, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1993 Sculpture, Visual Arts Program, Saint Peter’s Church,
New York

1992 After the Benediction of the Rain, Sculpture, June Kelly Gallery, New
York

1992 House of Many Stories, Sculpture, Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College,
Gambier, OH

1990-91 New Sculpture, organized by the Flushing Council on the Arts, Jamaica Arts Center, Jamaica, NY.

1989 Spirit Catchers, June Kelly Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Tex/ture, curated by Kristen Fredericksen, The Shirley Fiterman Art Center NYC.

2017 International Sculpture Day: Saugerties Sculpture Celebration, Cross Contemporary Art Gallery, Saugerties NY.

2017 American Twist, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans LA.

2017 Currently 80: Sculptors Guild 80th Anniversary Exhibition, curated by John Yau, Westbeth Gallery NYC.

2016 Soul Searching, DM Contemporary Gallery, NYC.


2016 Seventeenth Annual 5 by 7 Show, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY

2016 Soul Searching, DM Contemporary Gallery, NYC

2016 American Twist, Governors Island, NYC

2016 I Breathe With You, The Fine Arts Center Augusta Savage Gallery University Of Massachusetts, Amerst, MA.

2016 Unum Sumus, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY

2015 Artists Of The Mohawk Hudson Region, curated by Rachel Uffner, University Art Museum, University At Albany NY

2015 RESPOND, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn NY


2014 (in)grained, DM Contemporary Gallery, NYC

2014 Scaled to Fit, Sculptors Guild Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Artist Studios at 33 Orchard, curated by Jill Conner, 33B Orchard Gallery NYC

2014 Transformation, Governors Island, NYC

2014 Sculptors Guild at The Fountain Art Fair, The 69th Armory NYC

2013 Rising Tide, curated by Sarah Schmerler, Governors Island NYC

2013 Sculptors Guild at the Fountain Art Fair, The 69th Armory NYC


2011 Loosely Coupled, Governors Island, NY, Sponsored by West Harlem Art Fund

2008-12 Reimaging the Distaff Toolkit, curated by Rickie Solinger, Bennington Museum, VT.: Traveling Exhibition

2008 From Taboo to Icon: Africanist Turnabout, curated by Sophie Sanders and Shervone Neckles, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Catalogue

2007 Celebration: Nine Artists Commemorate the 35th Anniversary of Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts Inc., Delta Arts Center, Winston-Salem, NC. Brochure essay by Dianne Caesar.

2007 Crossing the Line, African American Artists in the Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis Jr. Collection Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida.

2006 Select Encounters, Broadway Gallery New York, NY

2005-6 Birdspace: A post-Audobon Artists Aviary, Contemporary Art Center New Orleans LA, Traveling Exhibition. Venues included Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach Florida; The Hudson River Museum,Yonkers NY; The Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson , Arizona; Catalogue

2002 Out of the Woods, The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

2002 Reactions, Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY

2001 Cross-Pollination, The Arboretum of Los Angeles County, Arcadia, CA

2001 Cross-Pollination, Holland Tunnel Gallery, New York

2001 The Act of Drawing: Selected Works, Tompkins College Center Gallery, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA; Catalogue

2001 The Act of Drawing, Rush Arts Gallery, New York

2000 The End: An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture, 1982 - 2000, Exit Art, New York

2000 Passages: Contemporary Art in Transition, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Il

2000 Passages: Contemporary Art in Transition, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; Catalogue

1999 Black New York Artists of the 20th Century: Selections from the Schomburg Center Collections, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York; Catalog

1998 Pieces 2, curated by Sylvia Netzer, Gallery 128, New York

1998 Postcards from Black America, curated by Rob Perrée, De Beyerd, Centre For Contemporary Art, Breda, Netherlands and the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands; Catalogue essays by Rob Perrée

1997 Objectivity: International Objects of Subjectivity, co-curated by Carla Hanzal and Barbara J. Bloemink, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA

1997 Pieces Speak, Gallery 128,
New York

1997 The 6th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Gallery

1997 Shaded Voices, School of Art, Cooper Union,
New York

1996 Til Spring Thaw: An Exhibition of Eclectic Environmental Works, Aquamarine Park & Sculpture Garden,
New York

1996
Small Works, Arthur Houghton Gallery, Cooper Union, NY

1996 10th Anniversary Season, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY

1996 The Shape of Sound, curated by Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo, music curated by Ben Neill, Exit Art/The First World,
New York

1995 Imaginary Beings, curated by Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo, Exit Art/The First World, New York

1995 Required Nuance: Three Contemporary Sculptors, guest curator, Carl E. Hazelwood, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

1995 Os Herdeiros da Noite: Fragmentos da Imaginario Negro, Palmares 300 Anos, Pinacoteca Teca de Estados, Sao Paulo, Brasil; curator, Dr. George Preston

1994 Composite, guest curator, Catherine Bernard, Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY, Purchase, NY

1994 June Kelly: A Particular Vision, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1994 Sharing the Dream, organized by the LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; traveling exhibition

1994 House Sweet House, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

1993 The Studio Museum in Harlem: 25 Years of African-American Art, PaineWebber Art Gallery,
New York; traveling exhibition

1992 Fever, Inaugural Exhibition, Exit Art/The First World, NY; traveling exhibition

1992 Houses of Spirit/Memories of Ancestors, Outdoor Sculpture, Woodlawn Cemetery and Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx, NY

1992 Artists-in Residence, Longwood Gallery, Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx, NY

1992 Present Tense, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

1992 Good Work, Arthur Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, NY

1992 Solutions, Longwood Gallery, Bronx Council on the Arts, NY

1991 1991 Snug Harbor Sculpture Festival, Staten Island, NY

1991 New York Diary: Almost Twenty-Five Different Things, P.S.1 Museum, The Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY

1990 Five Contemporary Sculptors, Cinque Gallery,
New York

1990
New Perspectives: Colin Chase, Whitfield Lovell, Frances Wolfson Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, F

1990 Noah’s Ark, 20th Century, Triplex Gallery, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York

1989 From the Studio, Then & Now: 20 years of Artists-in-Residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Garden, PepsiCo
Headquarters, Purchase, NY

1989 Thoughts and Memories, 128 Rivington Gallery,
New York

1989
Pillar to Post-Contemporary Wall Sculpture, Kenkeleba Gallery, New York

1989
Monoprints and Sculpture, The Interchurch Center Gallery, New York

1988 Faculty + 1, The Leonard Davis Center Gallery, City College of the City University of New York

1988 Surface Instructions, The Bronx River Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

1988 Workspace ‘88, Jamaica Arts Center, Jamaica, NY

1988 Six Black Sculptors, Hudson Guild Art Gallery,
New York

1988 National and International Studio Arts, The Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S.1 Museum, Long Island City, NY

1987 From the Studio: Artist-in-Residence, 1986-87, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

1987 Required Nuance: Three Contemporary Sculptors, guest curator, Carl E. Hazelwood, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

1986 Perceptions and Expressions II: Black Artists Celebrate Black History Month, Michigan Union Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

1985 Works in Progress, Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, School Of Art, Ann Arbor, MI


Catalogues, Reviews and Articles

Cotter, Holland, "Raging at Racism, From Streets to Galleries", The New York Times, January 22, 2015

From Taboo to Icon: Africanist Turnabout, Essay by Sophie Sanders and Shervone Neckles, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA; p. 15, 2008

Birdspace: A post-Audubon Artists Aviary, Essay by David S. Rubin, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA. p. , 2004

The Act of Drawing: Medium/Method/Meaning, Selected Works, Essay by Cynthia Hawkins, Tompkins College Center Gallery, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA, p. 8, 2001

Passages: Contemporary Art in Transition, Essay by Deirdre Scott, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY p. , 2000

Walcott, Ellison Austen, “Colin Chase”, Art Papers Magazine, January/February 2000

Black New York Artists of the 20th Century: Selections from the Schomburg Center Collections, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,
New York, NY, p. 63 & 83, 1999

Chen, Mark Daniel, “Colin Chase, June Kelly Gallery”, Review Magazine: The Critical State of Visual Art in New York, 1999

DiMaggio, Anthony, “Colin Chase, June Kelly Gallery”, Review Magazine: The Critical State of Visual Art in New York, 1999

Postcards from Black America, Essays by Bob Perree, Center for Contemporary Art, Breda, Netherlands and the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands, p. , 1998

Cotter, Holland, “Sculpture That Basks in Summer,” The New York Times, Friday, August 9, 1996

Hazelwood, Carl E., “Colin Chase at June Kelly Gallery,” Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art, Spring 1996

Karmel, Pepe, “Persistence of Pagan Myth in Modern Imagination,”
The New York Times, Friday, December 29, 1995

Hazelwood, Carl E., “Required Nuance: 3 Contemporary Sculptors,” exhibition essay, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY, 1995

Raynor, Vivian, “Piecing Together a Multicultural Heritage,” The New York Times, Sunday, August 7, 1994

Bernard, Catherine, “Composite,” exhibition essay, Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY, Purchase, NY, 1994

Armitage, Diane, “Sharing the Dream,” THE Magazine, July 1994

Fauntleroy, Gussie, "Sharing the Dream: Dialogue Caught in Imagination," Pasatiempo, June 3, 1994

Watkins, Eileen, “Images of Houses Find Happy Home in Summit Exhibit,” Sunday Star Ledger, May 22, 1994

ArtMatters, February 1993

Szanski, Edward J., “Synthesizing Culture with emotion, intellect,” Philadelphia Inquirer, February 23, 1993

Neff, Eileen, “Alchemy of Thought,” exhibition essay, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1993

ARTnews, review by Megan Mueller, November 1992

Sims, Lowery Stokes, exhibition essay, June Kelly Gallery, 1992

Fox, Margalit, “Sculptures Celebrating the Cycle of Life,” New York Newsday, Tuesday, August 25, 1992

Brenson, Michael, “Cityful of Sculpture Under the Sky,” The New York Times, July 26, 1991

Carrillo, Karen, “Colin Chase Sculpts the Spirit in Objects,” The City Sun, January 16-22, 1991

Wallach, Amei, “Symbolic Humans,” New York Newsday, March 24, 1989

Brenson, Michael, Review, The New York Times, March 10, 1989

Wilson, Fred, exhibition essay, June Kelly Gallery, 1989

Brenson, Michael, “Sculptors using the Wall as Venue and Inspiration,” The New York Times, February 24, 1989

Awards

2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation, Painters and Sculptors Grants recipient.

2008-9 PSC-CUNY Research Award, Visual Arts.

2007-8 PSC-CUNY Research Award, Visual Arts.

2004-5 PSC-CUNY Research Award, Visual Arts.

2004 The New York Health and Hospitals Corporation.

1990-91 Artist-in-Residence, Longwood Studios, Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx, NY.

1987-88 National Studio Program, The Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S. 1 Museum, Long Island City, NY.

1986-87 Artist-in-Residence, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY.

Public Collections

The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
Prudential Life Insurance Company
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
AT&T
The New School New York

Public Commissions

1999-2003 Queens Hospital Center, DASNY. The New York Health and Hospitals Corporation, Percent for Art Program Sponsored b
The Department of Cultural Affairs NY


1994-1998 Malcolm X Memorial, etched glass and bronze lettering, Percent for Art Program, sponsored by, Department of Cultural Affairs and NY
City Economic Development Corporation.