Chris Barnard, ‘White Flight’, 2017, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Chris Barnard, ‘White Flight’, 2017, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

Chris Barnard was born in New York, NY. He currently lives and works in New Haven, CT. He received his BA from Yale University, and his MFA from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA.
Barnard questions the role of painting in the face of social unrest and ecological and political crisis.

Education

2005 MFA, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA
1999 BA, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Solo Exhibitions

2015 White Tide, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Bounty, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles at VOLTA/NY, New York, NY
2013 Engagement Party, Cummings Arts Center, Connecticut College, New London, CT
2011 Toward Trinity, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Full Spectrum Dominance, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 No Exit, Luis De Jesus | Seminal Projects, San Diego, CA
2007 The Great Divide, Denison Museum, Granville, OH
The Big Picture(s), Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
2005 Out of Touch, f2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Based on a True Story, F-Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999 Taste, Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Selected Group and Two Person Exhibitions

2015 Both One and Another, (juried by Jaclyn Conley), Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT
Improvised Showboat #6, (curated by Zach Keeting and Lauren Britton),
Fountain Street Studios, Pawtucket, RI
2014 City-wide Exhibition, Artspace, New Haven, CT
2013 The New World, (curated by Roman Stollenwerk), Wignall Museum of Contemporary
Art, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Group Exhibition, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
City-wide Exhibition, Artspace, New Haven, CT
2012 The New Americana, (inaugural exhibition of 24 Hrs./25 Days), New Capital, Chicago,
IL
Free Your Mind, Awaken Your Spirit, Friends Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Faculties, Helen Lindhurst Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Gallery Artists, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
Backyard, Sam Lee Gallery at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA
The Triennial 2010: Faculty Artists from IU’s Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University
Museum, Bloomington, IN
2009 Group Exhibition, Sam Lee Gallery at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA
Shut Up and Keep Swimming, Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 This is My Country, Luis De Jesus | Seminal Projects, San Diego, CA
Perception (two-person exhibit with Zach Kleyn), ((echo)) long beach, Long Beach, CA
Nexus, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Other Visions + Other Strategies, Jane Deering Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Inaugural Group Show, Taylor de Cordoba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Systematics: Theologies of Complexity, Werby Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2005 drive by and reLAX, Upspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
MFA Exhibition, Roski Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Juried Exhibit, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA
Supersonic2, LA Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
Inaugural Exhibition, f2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Dark Side of the Sun, Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Good Thru: 11/2/03, F-Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Best-in-Show, The Art Students League of NY, New York, NY
2000 Group Show—Painting, The Art Students League of NY, New York, NY
Residencies, Honors and Awards

2015 Grant Recipient, Research Matters Fund, Connecticut College
Grant Recipient, Susan Eckert Lynch Fellowship, Connecticut College
2014 Selection, Curator-led tours, City-wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT
Grant Recipient, Susan Eckert Lynch Fellowship, Connecticut College
2013 Selection, Curator-led tours, City-wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT
Residency and Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Residency, C.R.E.T.A. Rome Artist-in-Residence, Rome, Italy
Residency, Summer Residency, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Residency, Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY*
Grant Recipient, Research Matters Fund, Connecticut College
Grant Recipient, R.F. Johnson Faculty Development Fund, Connecticut College
2012 Grant Recipient, R.F. Johnson Faculty Development Fund, Connecticut College
Grant Recipient, Hodgkins Untenured Faculty Development Fund, Connecticut College
2009 Grant Recipient, Denison University Research Fund
2008 Grant Recipient, Denison University Research Fund
2004 Fellowship Recipient, USC, Los Angeles, CA
Dedalus Foundation Fellowship Nominee, USC, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Fellowship Recipient, USC, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Red Dot: Best-in-Show Award, The Art Students League of NY, New York, NY
Art Fairs

2009 LA Art Fair, (Luis de Jesus | Seminal Projects), Santa Monica, January
2008 Aqua Art Miami, Wynwood (Luis de Jesus | Seminal Projects), Miami, December
2007 Aqua Art Miami, Wynwood (Luis de Jesus | Seminal Projects), Miami, December
Red Dot Miami (Sam Lee Gallery), December
Selected Publications and Online Features

2014 “Chris Barnard at VOLTA NY”, Installation Magazine, April 4. http://
installationmag.com/chris-barnard-volta-ny/
“Chris Barnard, May 2014”, Gorky’s Granddaughter, May 24.
http://www.gorkysgranddaughter.com/2014/05/chris-barnard-may-2014.html
Selz, Gabrielle. “Viewer Engagement a Priority at VOLTA NY,” Hamptons Art Hub, March 8
2013 Goldner, Liz. “The New World,” Artscene, Volume 32, Number 7, March.
Solis, Jamie. “The New World: Arts & Culture Pick of the Week,” Inland Empire Weekly,
February 27-March 5.
2012 Ise, Claudine. “It isn't just art—now you can participate,” Chicago Tribune, December 6
2011 Moret, A. “Chris Barnard: ‘Toward Trinity’ at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles,” art ltd.,
November/December 2011.
Knight, Christopher. “Landscapes with Nuclear Power,” Los Angeles Times, September 30
Harnish, Tracy. “Chris Barnard at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles,” Artweek.LA, September 24
2010 Knight, Christopher. “Chris Barnard at Sam Lee Gallery,” Los Angeles Times, February 19
2008 Hale, James. “Risk and Responsibility,” Denison Magazine, Volume 98, No. 4, Summer.
2007 Miles, Travis. “On ‘Nexus’ at Sam Lee Gallery,” Saatchi Gallery Online Magazine,
August 29
Mayr, Bill. “Thought-provoking displays reflect cultures, chaos,” The Columbus Dispatch,
December 20.
2005 Brown-Heigel, Sara. “Art celebrates LA utopia,” Daily Trojan, September 29.
Professional Experience

2012-Present Assistant Professor of Art, Connecticut College, New London, CT
2010-2012 Lecturer, USC Roski School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2009-2010 Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2007-2009 Assistant Professor of Painting, Denison University, Granville, OH
2005-2007 Adjunct Faculty, USC, Los Angeles, CA
Webmaster/designer, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Adjunct Faculty, California State University-Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
2003-2005 Teaching Assistant, USC, Los Angeles, CA
2004-2005 Teacher (Foundations and Digital Media), ReachLA Summer Workshop, Los