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James Chronister

San Francisco, CA

"I am interested in the feeling of listening to a walkman in the woods behind my parents’ home, looking at the mountains through my bedroom window at night as a child, playing my father’s vinyl records and burning incense, driving in the middle of a Montana winter, riding a train through rural villages and countryside during a German summer, playing Dungeons and Dragons, reading Lord of the Rings, and watching Zeppelin’s The Song Remains the Same." - James Chronister

James Chronister (b. 1978) earned his MFA in 2004 from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco where he received the Richard K Price Painting Award. In 2010 Chronister was nominated for the SECA Award by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 2013 he was awarded the Artist-In-Residence at the Lux Art Institute which was accompanied by a survey of his work from the years 2009-2013.

Chronister has exhibited work in solo shows, group shows and art fairs in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, and Minneapolis. His paintings have ranged in style from near photorealistic to large-scale abstraction. Currently a Charter Artist in the Minnesota Street Projects Artist Studio Program, Chronister lives in San Francisco, California.

Artist represented by Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco"
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