ANDREW CHAPMAN

Chapman’s paintings and mixed-media works explore abstraction, texture and unusual forms. The artist distorts the surfaces of his compositions to create optical illusions and otherworldly arrangements. Chapman’s formal compositions achieve a visceral immediacy through his use of atypical materials, unexpected scales and suggestive colors—as well as a sensibility that encompasses the strangeness of organic bodies in a highly mediated world.

BIO:

Andrew Chapman was born in San Francisco. He received an MFA from Stanford University in Stanford, California in 2012, and a BFA from California College of the Arts in Oakland in 2006.

Solo exhibitions of Chapman’s work have taken place at: Et al. in San Francisco, California; and California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California.

Group exhibitions that have shown Chapman’s work have taken place at: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California; Portmanteau in Geneva, Switzerland; The Popular Workshop in San Francisco, California; and San Francisco Arts Commission in San Francisco, California.

In 2011, Chapman was awarded the Jack & Gertrude Murphy Fellowship and the Edwin Anthony and Adelaine Bordeaux Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts.

Chapman lives and works in Los Angeles, California.