b. 1977, Cleveland, OH
Lives and works in Denver, CO

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Snowmelt Paintings and Drawings, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Performing Methods, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Animate Objects, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Fountain, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
2007 Wallpaper of Champions, See Line Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
Octopus Initiative, MCA Denver, Denver, CO
Carbon Allotropes, Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA), Los Angeles, CA, curated by Lauren Kasmer
Made in Colorado, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO, selected by Olga Viso and Cameron Gainer

2017
Chris Oatey and Dylan Gebbia-Richards, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
Abundant, Bountiful, and Beautiful, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

2016
Metagalactic, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO, 2016

2015
Paperworks, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Howard Fox
Art on the Edge, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM, curated by Nora Burnett Abrams

2012
Prince at the Forum, Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA, organized by Steven Bankhead and Jesse Benson
Random Interference: Saskia Jorda + Chris Oatey, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ, organized by Jeff Chabot
Welcome:Summercamp ProjectProject Residency, SideStreet Projects, Pasadena, CA

2011
Hot Town, 323 Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Open Document, D-Block Projects, Long Beach, CA
CB1 Gallery + the Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA

2010
The Story of O: Graduate Fine Arts 1989-2009, Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
For Your Pleasure, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009
All Messed Up, Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Edges of the West, Athens, Greece, curated by Annetta Kapon

2008
Looky See, Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Meg Linton
Kunstvlaai A.P.I., Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Drawing Los Angeles, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA

2007
Drawing Invitational with Pierogi Flat Files, Kent State University, curated by Darice Polo
Timeline, See Line Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles, CA
Thesis Exhibition, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Braveland, See Line Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Forum Invitational, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, curated by Paul Kotula/Susanne Hilberry
LA Weekly Biennial, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, curated by Holly Myers/Tom Christie
Supersonic, LA Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA
New California Masters, Works San Jose, San Jose, CA

CURATED EXHIBITIONS
Performing Methods: Amelie Chabannes, Joey Kotting, Marc Philip van Kempen, Pascual Sisto, Maria Walker, Joe Winter, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED REVIEWS/PUBLICATIONS
Paglia, Michael, Chris Oatey, Dylan Gebbia-Richards and Donald Fodness Shine at David B. Smith, Denver Westword, 2017
Knight, Christopher, Chris Oatey calls on Mother Nature as his artist’s assistant, Los Angeles Times, 2016
Brown, Betty Ann, Paperworks, Continuing and Recommended, Art Scene Cal, 2016
Jean Black, Ezrha, Cut Paper, Consuming Plastic; Cold Steel, Colder Flesh (1), Artillery, 2015
Messerli, Douglas, Soaring off the Surface, Art Là-bas, 2015
Abatemarco, Michael, Art on the Edge and Material Matters at NMMOA, Santa Fe New Mexican, 2015
Limon, Enrique, Jury Duty, Santa Fe Reporter, 2015
Fitzpatrick, Kyle, Performing Methods, Los Angeles, I’m Yours, 2013
Pagel, David, ‘Methods’ to his dissonance, Los Angeles Times, 2013
Schum, Matthew, Performing Methods, catalogue interview, 2013
Lee, Jeannie R., Animate Objects, Recommendations, Visual Art Source, 2010
Saint Ann’s Review: Journal of Contemporary Arts and Letters, Fall, 2010
Pagel, David, Uncovering many surprises, Los Angeles Times, 2010
Moshayedi, Aram, Fountain, University of La Verne, 2009
Transporting a Visual Texture
, NY Arts Magazine, 2008
Frank, Peter, “Looky See” @ Otis College of Art and Design, Artweek, 2008
Ollman, Leah, A Sprawling, Satisfying Show, Los Angeles Times, 2008
Emerging Artist Profile, Phillips Art Expert.com, 2008
Dambrot, Shana Nys, Braveland at See Line Gallery, Artweek, 2007
ZYZZYVA, Spring #79, 2007
Dambrot, Shana Nys, Chris Oatey: Wallpaper of Champions, Flavorpill LA, Issue 242, 2007
Myers, Holly and Christie, Tom, Afterschool Art, LA Weekly, 2006

EDUCATION/AWARDS
2015 Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography Prize, New Mexico Museum of Art
2009 Ucross Foundation Residency
2008 Artist’s Resource for Completion Grant, The Durfee Foundation
2006 MFA, Otis College of Art and Design
2000 BS, Cartography, University of Colorado, Boulder