Painters & Sculptors Program 2017 Colin Chase

Painters & Sculptors Program

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Colin Chase

Ulster County, NY
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Colin Chase is a sculptor who uses a variety of materials and devices. Ideas, forms, and textures are synergistically juxtaposed and nestled in incongruent combinations that often challenge formal spatial logic, as well as quick intellectual responses. His work has been included in one-person and group exhibitions in several galleries including the University of the Arts, Philadelphia; Antenna Gallery in New Orleans; Smack Mellon Gallery, Jamaica Arts Center, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Neuberger Museum of Art, all in New York. He is a former resident of the Institute for Contemporary Art, PS1 Museum, and Longwood Studios. He received public commissions for the Queens Hospital Center and the Malcolm X Memorial. Chase is represented by June Kelly Gallery in New York.


“My work is an ongoing investigation carried out over thirty years into the myriad ways we identify and communicate. Peruvian Nazca Lines, cave paintings, and ancient pictographic writing systems have long captivated me, as do contemporary innovations like Morse, barcodes, and emoticons.”


  • Story board: concrete poem study in 3 movements, A, B & C, 2014, baltic birch, 81 x 16 x 16 inches

  • Talking stick: ponopono, 2014, cedar raw patinaed and repurposed, 108 x 8.75 x 8 inches

  • Talking stick: Primer, 2014, repurposed patinaed fir, pine, mahogany (djembe), 94 x 15 x 15 inches

  • Of cries and whispers, A, 2016-2017, archival inkjet text drawing, rag paper, 42 x 42 x 3 inches

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.