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Chris Sheridan

Allegories from My Subconscious

Sleep has always been elusive for me, but when I’m able to dream, the visions and places in those dreams are incredibly vivid. During the day, when I’m tired and in need of peace, I hike in the woods and along the water. I always assumed that these activities were unconnected, but lately, I’ve been finding surprising overlaps between the things that I see when I’m asleep and when I’m awake. My torment has worn the veil between dreams and reality thin. One experience is as vivid as the other, and I’m often left questioning their meaning and the places they take me. 



Chris is originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts and now calls Seattle, Washington home. His lifelong commitment to learning and growing began with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration from the Ringling College of Art and Design, followed by a Master’s of Fine Art in Painting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He is an award-winning artist who has been included in numerous publications including The Citrus Report, Newbrow: 50 Contemporary Artists, The Better Bombshell, and Miroir Magazine. He has shown extensively nationally and internationally, and recently returned from a month-long artist residency in Vienna, Austria. Additionally, Chris is a professor at the Art Institute of Seattle, and a teaching artist at the Gage Academy of Art.

2001-2003   Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA  ·  Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting
1995-1999   Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL  ·  Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration

Selected Exhibitions
Solo shows 
2014 Beyond Mimesis: Chris Sheridan, Mo.ë, Vienna, Austria
2012 Chris Sheridan - New and recent works, Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 Shadows, Persona, and Trickery, Art Whino, National Harbor, MD
2010 Fondue, Upper Playground, Fifty24SEA Gallery, Seattle, WA
2010 The King of Change, Flatcolor Gallery, Seattle, WA

Group shows
2017 Lover’s eye, Modern Eden Gallery, San Fransisco, CA
2017 Au Natural, Royal Nebeker Art Gallery, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
2017 Fresh, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA
2016 Music Box, Haven Gallery, Northport, NY
2015 Mythology, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA
2015 The Fallen, Axis Gallery, Seattle, WA
2015 Au Natural: The nude in the 21st century, Art Center Gallery, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
2014 Inner Beauty, Bherd Urban Contemporary Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014 Ex Libris: 100 Artists, 100 Books, Axis Gallery, Seattle WA
2014 Woman: Lady. Girl. Female. Chick. Dame. Broad. Lassie. Wench. Maiden. An Artist’s Interpretation, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA
2014 Cherry Blast, Art Whino, National Harbor, MD
2014 Ex Libris: 100 Artists, 100 Books, Axis Seattle, Seattle, WA
2013 Put A Bird on it, Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA
2013 Lady Parts, True Love Gallery, Seattle, WA
2013 Introductions, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA
2013 The Better Bombshell Book Release Gala, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA
2012 Wasted, WWA Gallery, Culver City, CA
2012 Faces, XL Gallery, Orlando, FL
2012 City Arts Spring Art Walk Awards. Seattle, WA
2012 Look up here, Bherd Urban Contemporary Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012 Between Heaven and Hellboy, Urban Light Studios, Seattle WA
2011 I want my music video art show, Meltdown Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Book Club: Good Omens, Bherd Urban Contemporary Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 Sidekicks & Henchmen, Flatcolor Gallery, Seattle, WA
2010 Bad Latitude, Gallery Golden Point, Nummela, Finland.
2010 Art Monaco Salon d’Art Contemporain, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
2010 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle, WA—curated by Chris Crites
2010 Troy Gua and The Collaborati: Meet, Greet, Rinse, Repeat, Monarch Contemporary, Seattle, WA

2014 Gaia, Miroir Magazive
2013 Viva La Vita, Miroir Magazine
2013 The Better Bombshell, pg111 – 113, Wolfram Productions
2012 Whino Magazine, The G40 Issue
2012 Newbrow: 50 Contemporary Artists, Shane Pomajambo, Schiffer Publishing Ltd
2012 Look Up Here: Celebrating 5 years of exhibits at Bherd Studios Gallery
2011 Feature video, V.I.M.B.Y. (Videos in My Back Yard), Scared of Genre Films
2010 P.T.S. (Peep This Studio) session #2, Bherd Urban Contemporary Art Gallery, John Osgood, 
2010 Juxtapose Magazine,
2010 The Citrus Report: Chris Sheridan Interview by Jen Vertz of FIFTY24SEA Gallery (part of Upper Playground

2014 Purchase Award, Au Natural, Art Center Gallery, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
2012 First Place, City Arts Spring Art Walk Awards
2012 Best of Show, Between Heaven and Hellboy
2003 Academy of Art College
• Third place, Best of Show competition in the 2003 Annual Spring Show

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