ARTISTS : CHUCK WEBSTER
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EXHIBITIONS AT ZIEHERSMITH

Paintings, 2012
My Small Adventures, 2011
O My Soul, 2008
Working Groups, 2006
 
Hard Candy, 2005

PLENTY, 2003

CHUCK WEBSTER BIO
1970
Born in Binghamton, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Education
1996
MFA in Painting, American University, Washington, DC
1993-5
Summer study, Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY
1992
BA, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014
Chuck Webster, Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
Woven with a Silent Motto, Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, TX
Woven with a Silent Motto, Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Shelter, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
2013
, Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York
2012
Little Big Paintings, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis
Chuck Webster, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston
Paintings, ZieherSmith, New York
2011
My Small Adventures, ZieherSmith, New York
2010
It All Adds Up, ACME Gallery, Los Angeles
Recent Work, Zevitas Gallery, Boston
2009
Chuck Webster, FRED, London
Campfire: New Collages And Other Stories, Galerie Jones, Cologne
2008
O My Soul, ZieherSmith, New York
2007
From A Friend, Helene Nyborg Contemporary, Copenhagan, Denmark
Devotional Pictures, co-presented by ZieherSmith, Salander O'Reilly Galleries, New York
Messengers, OSP Gallery, Boston
Working Groups, Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati
2006
Working Groups, ZieherSmith, New York
2005
Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
Hard Candy, ZieherSmith, New York
2003
PLENTY, ZieherSmith, New York

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
Purple States, curated by Sam Gordon, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Painters Painters, Saatchi Gallery, London
Monsters - Superheroes - Flowers, Planthouse, New York
Age Of Small Things, Dodge Gallery, New York
Mandala: Locus Of Thought, Tibet House US, New York
2013
Paint On, Paint Off, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, New York
Let's Get Physical, curated by Rick Briggs, Ventana244, Brooklyn, New York
Draw Gym, organized by Brian Belott, 247365 & Know More Games, New York
Woods, Lovely, Dark, and Deep, curated by John Zinsser, DC Moore Gallery, New York
Paper Goods, curated by Kara Rooney, Susan Eley Fine Art, New York
New Mysticism, curated by Adam G. Mignanelli, Ballast Projects at Spring/Break Art Show, New York
LOVE, curated by Stephen Truax, One River Gallery, Englewood, NJ
2012
Habeas Corpus, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, New York
Craig Taylor & Chuck Webster, RISD Memorial Hall Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
Breadbox, ZieherSmith at the ICON, Nashville, TN
Abstract Summer, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Casa De Empeño, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City
Studio of the Absurd, GoodBye Amsterdam, M55 Art, New York
2011
Forrest Best 100 Years, Paintings by Forrest and his friends, Chris Martin, Andrew Masullo & Chuck Webster, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas
bodybraingame, curated by Hudson, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
BNA: Brooklyn to Nashville, ZieherSmith Pop-Up Gallery, Nashville, TN
Paper Variables, Dieu Donné, New York
Draw the Line, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York
New Year, Storefront, Brooklyn, New York
Paper A-Z, Sue Scott Gallery, New York
2010
Insider/Outsider, Portugal Arte 2010, Lisbon
Barnstormers, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York
2009
Workspace Program, Dieu Donné, New York
CAVE PAINTINGS organized by Bob Nickas, Gresham's Ghost, New York
Grand Reopening, ZieherSmith, New York
Color and Form: The Language of Abstraction, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
At Close Range, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York
Collaborations, ZieherSmith, New York
2008
Pure Optic Ray, FRED, Leipzig
Narcissus, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
It’s Gouache & Gouache Only, curated by Geoff Young, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
Unnameable Things, curated by Clint Jukkala, Artspace, New Haven
2007
New Drawings: Recent Accessions at the MFAH , Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Animated Painting, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego
Group Exhibition, Jones & Truebenbach Galerie, Cologne
Stuff: Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit
Block Party II, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles
Painting As Fact – Fact As Fiction, curated by Bob Nickas, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich
We Are Near, curated by Eddie Martinez, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston
(The) Melvins at (The) Mandrake, curated by Bob Nickas, Mandrake Bar, Los Angeles
2006
Aprés nous, le deluge, Francis Naumann, New York
The Difficult Shapes of Possible Images, co-organized by Douglas Melini, ZieherSmith, New York
Salvage + Assemble: The Barnstormers, Space, Portland, ME
2005
The Painted World, curated by Bob Nickas, P.S.1 Contemporary, New York
Exploding Plastic Inevitable, curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensala of Scenic, Bergdorf Goodman, New York
2004
The Art of the Definite, curated by Helen Miranda Wilson, DC Moore, New York
Barnstormers Retrospective, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Water, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Visual Fellows Show, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
2003
Barnstormers: Billboards, H&M Gallery, New York
2002
Contemporary Artist Center, North Adams, MA
Prints, Pixels, and Portals, CAC Gallery, North Adams, MA
2001
The Barnstormers: No Condition is Permanent, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Rough House Goes West, Cordell Taylor Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
2000
Superduper New York, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Brandy McDonnell, “New York artist Chuck Webster makes his mark at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center”, The Oklahoman, March 2, 2014
John Brandenburg, “Chuck Webster retrospective highlights Oklahoma icons”, NewsOK, February 28, 2014
“Woven With A Silent Motto: Drawings 1977-2014”, Oklahoma Gazette, February 20, 2014
Blair Murphy, “An Interview with Chuck Webster on The Age of Small Things at Dodge Gallery”, Mdaily.com, February 19, 2014
Thomas Micchelli, "Points of Contact: Small Works, Giant Steps", Hyperallergic.com, February 8, 2014
Ken Johnson, "Art in Review: The Age of Small Things", The New York Times, February 7, 2014
Will Heinrich, "'The Age of Small Things' at Dodge Gallery", New York Observer, February 5, 2014
Thomas Micchelli, "Painting, Perception, and the Emphatically Handmade", Hyperallergic.com, December 14, 2013
"Reviews in Brief: Chuck Webster at ZieherSmith," Modern Painters, July/August 2012
Andrew M. Goldstein, "Artist To Watch: Chuck Webster," Artspace.com, July 2012
Roberta Smith, "Art in Review: Chuck Webster," The New York Times, May 25, 2012
John Yau, "Moving House: Chuck Webster at ZieherSmith," Hyperallergic.com, May 13, 2012
Will Heinrich , "Gallerist NY Review: Minime-alism: Chuck Webster at ZieherSmith ," New York Observer, May 1, 2012
Julie L. Belcove, "Working Practice: Chuck Webster", Introspective Magazine(1stdibs.com), May 2012
"50 Under 50: The Annual Young Collectors List", Modern Painters, Summer 2011
Paul Polycarpou, (ed.), “Spotlight on ZieherSmith,” Nashville Arts Magazine, July 2011
Carol Diehl , "Exhibition Reviews ," Art in America , June/July 2011
Lance Esplund, “Rock Paper Sculpture: Chuck Webster,” The Wall Street Journal, March 5-6, 2011
John Yau, “Chuck Webster: My Small Adventures,” The Brooklyn Rail, March 5, 2011
Cate McQuaid, "The Lone Figure: Chuck Webster," The Boston Globe, April 7, 2010
Tim Kane, "'Color and Form' examines the impact of American abstract painting," The Times Union, September 27, 2009
Bob Nickas, Painting Abstraction, Phaidon Books, 2009
David Humphrey, "Dumbstruck", catalog essay for Unameable Things, Artspace, New Haven, 2008
Shane McAdams, "Chuck Webster," The Brooklyn Rail, December 2008
Craig Olson, "Chuck Webster," The Brooklyn Rail, October 2007
Jane Durell, "Chuck Webster," Art Papers, May/June 2007
Cate McQuaid, "Review: Chuck Webster," The Boston Globe, May 10, 2007
Brice Brown, "A Tale of Two Cities," The New York Sun, April 26, 2007
"Museumskunst a discretion," Finanz & Wirtschaft, April 25, 2007, image
R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, and N. Bourquin eds, Into the Nature of Creatures and Wilderness, Die Gestalten, 2006
Ian Paige, "The Barnstormers Take On Space," The Phoenix, April 12, 2006
Jeff Bader, "The Barnstormers Storm Portland," The Bollard, April 12, 2006
Mario Naves, "Lost in Space," The New York Observer, February 6, 2006
Brian Sholis, "Critic's Pick: Chuck Webster," Artforum.com, January 2006
"Old Paper, New Ink," The New York Sun, January 11, 2006
Ken Johnson, "The Painted World," The New York Times, November 11, 2005
Mario Naves, "Webster's Candy Factory," The New York Observer, January 24, 2005
David Brown, "The Barnstormers' Pilgrimage Down South," Sculpture Magazine, January 2005
Ken Johnson, "The Art of the Definite," The New York Times, December 17, 2004
Mario Naves, "Whale-Watcher," The New York Observer, August 4, 2003
Ken Johnson, "Chuck Webster: Plenty," The New York Times, July 4, 2003
Joey Garfield, "Barnstorm," Anthem Magazine, 2003
Larry Sell, New Art in Old Surroundings, Poughkeepsie Journal, 2002
"Barnstormers: At Binghamton," Relax Magazine, June 2002
Gina Bellafante, "Art Patrons Wanted," The New York Times, May 2001
"Guest Muralists: Experts in the Field," Just Paint 10, Published by Golden Artists Colors
Barbara Rose, exhibition catalog essay, Forced Proximity, Foundry Gallery, Washington DC 1996.

COLLECTIONS
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven
David Winton Bell Collection, Brown University, Providence
Dallas Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Children’s Hospital, OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City
Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2010
Residency, Yaddo, Sarasota Springs, New York
2009
Dieu Donné Workspace Program, New York
Fountainhead Residency, Miami
VCCA Residency, Amherst, Virginia
2006-07
The Space Program of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, New York
2005
Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, WY
2004
Winter Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
2004
Fellowship, Macdowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
2002
Artist-in-Residence, The Contemporary Artist Center, North Adams, MA
2001
Residency Fellowship, The Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY
2000
Miton and Sally Michel Avery Visual Arts Fellowship, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
Residency Fellowship, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA
1996-7
Staff Residency, The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

SELECTED PROJECTS
The Barn Painting Project (1999-2003): With twenty other artists from New York and Japan, known collectively as the Barnstormers, painted a series of murals on old tobacco barns in rural North Carolina. The Barnstormers have been featured in several publications including The Fader, Elemental, Mass Appeal, Jane, and Flash Art, as well as NPR¹s Morning Edition in October 2001.

Subject of the documentary film "Chuck Makes a Woodcut," produced and directed by Joe Caterini and Michael Houston and featured at the Florida International Film Festival (2001), the Antimatter Festival (Vancouver, BC 2001), the West Coat Nomad Film Festival (2002), and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (2003).