Chris Nau

 

 
 
 

Curriculum

Born 1973 in Elgin, Illinois
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
2001 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA    
Master of Fine Arts in 2D Arts
1997 University of Washington, Seattle, WA        
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts
1996 University of Washington Studio Art Program in Rome, Italy
Studies Abroad in Painting, Art History, Architecture
 

Lehraufträge / Lectures

2002 University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
Visiting Artist: Lecture and Student Critiques
2002 Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
Visiting Artist Exhibition, Lecture and Student Critiques
2003 Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
Visiting Artist Exhibition, Lecture and Student Critiques
2006 Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico
Visiting Artist: Lecture and Student Critiques
2007 Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Visiting Artist Exhibition, Lecture and Student Critique
2012 New York Public Library, New York, NY
Artist Career Development Panel: 
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellows and Their Strategies
 

Preise und Stipendien / Grants, Residencies

2011    
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
American Embassy in Oslo Artist Grant
United States Artists Project Grant
Norwegian Artistic Foundation Grant
Tegnerforbundet Norwegian Center for Drawing Exhibition Grant

2010
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

2009    
Dieu Donné Workspace Residency, New York, NY

2008    
Artist’s Resource Trust Grant, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Jordan Schnitzer Print Residency, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR

2006    
Somerville, MA Arts Council Artist Fellowship Grant

2005    
St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant
Blanche E. Colman Foundation Grant

2004    
Bok Center Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University
Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant

2003    
Bok Center Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University

2002    
Fort Point Boston Cultural Coalition Public Art Grant

Rezensionen / Reviews

  • Thomas Micchelli, “Vanishing Virtuosity: Seven Artists, Seven Drawings” HyperAllergic.com, November 23, 2013

  • Dave Delcambre, “Transformers,” nc artblog, July 2, 2010

  • Matt Nash, "Getting Site Specific @ Babson College, " Big Red & Shiny, August 10, 2008

  • Christopher Millis, “The Time is Nau,” The Boston Phoenix, July 21-27, 2006

  • Cate McQuaid, “Nau’s Time has Come,” Boston Globe, July 18, 2006

  • David Hall, Reviews, Art Papers, January/February, 2005

  • Paul Behnke, “Seamless,” Number: An Independent Journal of the Arts, Winter 2005

  • Fredric Koeppel, “ ‘Seamless’ a Model of Beauty,” Commercial Appeal, October 15, 2004

  • Cate McQuaid, “Crossing Border Between Drawing, Sculpture, ‘Cut’ Makes a Stunning Statement,” Boston Globe, December 23, 2004

  • Cate McQuaid, “Fort Point Lines up Unique Works on the Cutting Edge,” Boston Globe, February 6, 2004

  • Cate McQuaid, “At the ‘Drawing Show’ Works Literally Leap off the Page,” Boston Globe, February 1, 2004

  • Jeremy Fox, “In the Cut,” hereboston.com, January 2004

  • Robin Bernat, Reviews, Art Papers, November/December, 2003

  • Marty Carlock, Reviews, Sculpture Magazine, September/October, 2003

  • Cate McQuaid, “Best of 2002 Gallery Shows,” Boston Globe, December 29, 2002

  • Rachel Strutt, Gallery Gallery, Arts Media, September 5, 2002

  • Cate McQuaid, “Some Edgy Artists Play with Space,” Boston Globe, August 23, 2002

  • Paul Parcellin, “On the Wall,” retrorocket.com, August 16, 2002

Ausstellungen / Exhibitions (Selection)

2015
Close Up - Groupshow, Galerie Kristine Hamann, Wismar (Ger)

2014    
Art Show Today, Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY
Print Facets: Five Centuries of Prints, Curator Gallery, New York, NY
For the Love of Agnes and Barney, Cathouse FUNeral, Brooklyn, NY
Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, Galerie Kristine Hamann

2013    
Migratory Marks, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
Transferred, Patchogue Art Gallery, Patchogue, NY
Emergent Systems, Harbor Gallery, Queens, NY

2012    
Swing, Swang, Swung, 245 Varet, Brooklyn, NY
Next in Line; Drawing in the 21st Century, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY Published by the Artist, International Print Center, New York, NY

2011    
Chris Nau: Disintegration Station, Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY (solo)
Extended Drawing, Tegnerforbundet Center for Drawing, Oslo, Norway
Signs on the Road, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Workspace, Dieu Donné, New York, NY
Geometric Constructs, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Abgehängt, G.A.S.-Station: Tankstelle für Kunst und Impuls, Berlin, Germany
Traces and Places, Boston University, Boston, MA
The Sitka Residencies, Washington County Museum, Portland, OR

2009    
Chaos, G.A.S.-Station: Tankstelle für Kunst und Impuls, Berlin, Germany
Apparently Invisible, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Cutters, Hunter College, New York, NY and Hunterdon Museum, Clinton, NJ

2008    
Au Courant, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Room Carving and the Human Nesting Project, Babson College, MA
New Works on Paper, OH+T Gallery, Boston, MA

2007    
Chris Nau: Undone and Made, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA (solo)
Art Spotting, The Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA
Industrial Strength, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

2006    
Chris Nau: Paintings, Artists Foundation Gallery, Boston, MA
Chris Nau: Drawings, The Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
One is Better, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Drawing/Dibujo, Studio Soto, Boston, MA

2005    
Abstraction/Obstruction, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA

2004    
Cut, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Seamless, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
On the Surface, Studio Soto, Boston, MA
On the Edge of Form, Fort Point Art Gallery, Boston, MA

2003    
Flat Not Flat, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
Doubletake, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

2002    
Chris Nau and Nancy Murphy Spicer, Green Street Gallery, Boston, MA
Megan Goltermann & Chris Nau, Hereford Salon, London, UK

2001    
Drawing the New Millennium, The Maine Artists Space, Portland, ME