EDUCATION

BFA, University of Washington, Seattle, 2003

MFA, University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts, 2013

 

AFFILIATIONS

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016- Prospect and Refuge, Luis de Jesus Los Angeles

2015- Landscapes, 68 Projects, Berlin

2014- Ink on Paper, concurrent exhibition, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle & Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

2013- MFA Thesis Show, Gayle & Ed Roski Gallery, Los Angeles

2012- The Artist as an Explorer, solo show, Clair Gallerie, Munich

           The Claim, High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree

2010- Dust to Dust, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

2006- The Artist as an Explorer, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

 

 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 2015- When I Die, 68 Projects, Berlin

            Second Sight: New Representations in Photography, Torrance Art Museum

            The Promise of Something and Nothing, Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles

 2013- Next New CA, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

            Staking Claim: A California Invitational, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California

2012- Uncommon Ground, Flowers Gallery, London

           Dualities, Omissions, Loops, & Ruptures, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

           Ristruturra, Project B, Milan

2011- Les Rencontres d'Arles, with FOAM Magazine, Arles, France

2009- Hyrenes Festival International Photography Competition, Hyrenes, France

2008- Fathom, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

2007- A Forest for the Trees, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle

           Circle Triangle Square, Archer Gallery, Portland

2005- SOIL: A Ten Year Retrospective, SOIL Gallery, Seattle

2004- Induction, a SOIL New Members Show, SOIL Gallery, Seattle

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Adjunct ProfessorLoyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, 2013-14, 2016-present

         Fine Art 280: Introduction to the Darkroom

         Fine Art 398: Imagining Los Angeles

Adjunct Professor, Pasadena City College, 2016

Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2011-2013

         Fine Art 209: Introduction to Photography with Robbert Flick

         Fine Art 409: Topics in Advanced Photography with Shannon Ebner

         Fine Art 106: Sculpture I with Caroline Thomas

         Critical Studies 350: Art Theory and Criticism with Maura Brewer

Curator, Facade, SOIL Gallery, Seattle

Guest Artist, Claremont College (2017), Pasadena City College (2015), Otis College of the Arts (2015), UCLA (2014),

         USC (2014), University of California Long Beach (2014), Gage Academy (2010), Cornish College of the Arts (2010), 

         University of Washington (2010, 2007)

Guest Speaker, Medium Festival of Photography, 2014

Guest Speaker, Restore: Constructed Moments in Photography, curated by Fionn Meade, Consolidated Works, Seattle

 

AWARDS

Assistantship, University of Southern California, 2011 - 2013

FOAM Talent, 2010

Hyeres Festival Finalist, 2009

GAP Grant, 2004, 2007, 2010

4 Culture Project Grant, 2009

Seattle City Artist Award, 2009

Artist Trust Fellowship, 2004

 

COLLECTIONS

Orange County Art Museum, California

Seattle Art Museum

Portland Art Museum

The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle

Houston Fine Arts Museum, Houston

Microsoft Collection, Seattle

4Culture, Seattle

King County Portable Works, Seattle

Covington Library, Seattle

Sir Elton John Collection, London

 

PRESS

Das Ich – posthum, by Lucas Elmenhorst, Handelsblatt, June 2015

Im Angesicht des Todos, Monopol, June 2015

Chris Engman, by Matthew Kangas, Visual Art Source, April 2014

Chris Engman Plays Eye Games at Luis De Jesus, by Sharon Mizota, The Los Angeles Times, April 2014

Creation and Comment, by Rachel Spence, Financial Times, July 2012

Chris Engman: Exploring the Angles of Reality, Installation Magazine, June 2012

Freedom, Possibility and a Desire for Purity, interview with Marc Fuestel, FOAM magazine, Fall 2010

Chris Engman: Tracking Time, Space, and Cinder Blocks, by Brian Miller, The Seattle Weekly, September 2010

The Zen Master and the German Engineer, by Jen Graves, The Stranger, November 2010

Seattle photographer Chris Engman tricks the eye and the mind in 'Dust to Dust,' by Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times, November 2010

Say Hello to Chris Engman, interview with Joey Veltkamp, Best Of, November 2010

Art That Makes You Question Your Perceptions, conversation with Gary Faigin, KUOW Presents, December 2010

Seduced: The Lying, Cheating Heart of Photography, by Jen Graves, The Stranger, January 2007

Circle Triangle Square, by John Motley, The Portland Mercury, January 2007

Elton John Has A Feeding Frenzy at Greg Kucera, by Jen Graves, The Stranger, September 2006

Artist Constructs, Then Photographs His Own Bleak Scenarios In The Desert, by Regina Hackett, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 2006

The Desert King, by Clare Baker, The Big Picture, December 2006

There's Not A Single Weed In Soil's Group Show, by Regina Hackett, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 2006

Local Artists Crash The Basel/Miami Art Fair And Come Out Purring, by Regina Hackett, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 2005

It's Been Real: Two Photographers' Parallel Universes, by Nate Lippens, The Stranger, November 2004