Chris Cox

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Artist's Biography

Chris Cox is a Philadelphia-area abstract artist. In 2021, she had two paintings featured in Woodmere Art Museum’s 79th Annual Juried Exhibition and was a featured artist for the Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia’s Virtual Exhibition. In 2020, her series of paintings and sculptures titled “Spiritual Journey -- A Visual Narrative was exhibited as part of Abington Art Center’s 2020 Fall Solo Series.

She was selected to be the featured artist for BluestoneFine Art Gallery at the inaugural Philadelphia Fine Art Fair held in 2019 and was also one of seven artists featured by Bluestone in the Hamptons Virtual Art Fair in 2020.

In 2018, Chris had three paintings selected for one of the movie sets for the film Creed II. Her work was also selected for Art of the State 2015 and an Invitational Exhibition at the Art Association of Harrisburg.

Chris has had nine solo exhibitions. She also has had many paintings in juried shows, including the Delaware Contemporary, Cerulean Arts, GoggleWorks, Tri-State Artist Equity, PA Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Woodmere Art Museum, New Hope Art League, Main Line Art Center, Lancaster County Art Association, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists and Abington Art Center.

Chris received a Juror’s Award at the Main Line Art Center’s 2015 Spring Gala Exhibition and an Honorable Mention Award in 2013 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Juried CE Student Exhibition.

News articles about the artist and her work have appeared in the Chestnut Hill Local, the Harrisburg Patriot News, Hamptons.com, the PGN, the Art Association of Harrisburg Newsletter and pennlive.com. Chris also co-authored an article that was published in Professional Artist Magazine in 2014.

She has been a member of Tri-State Artist Equity and a Professional Artist Member at Main Line Art Center. Chris’ paintings are in private collections in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Florida, Michigan, Washington, Rhode Island and Alaska. Her work is also featured on InLiquid.org and Artsy.net.

Her Masters and Bachelor degrees are from Penn State University.

Artist's Statement

The year 2020, and into 2021, has been an extraordinary time of chaos in our country, our lives and our world. We have had to endure a pandemic and a toxic political environment that has divided our country. I have tried to visually record what I have felt during this time. Many days in 2020, and into 2021, have been chaotic, but then sometimes I am able to tap into some much-needed calmness, thus the name for this current series of paintings – Chaos & Calm.

In this series, layers of color reflect my mood in each painting. Kinetic mark making is my record of what is happening that day. It is my version of a visual journal.

I work with oil on canvas, using primarily oil sticks, palette knives, scrapers and any tools that give me the texture and surface I want. I build layers of paint until the painting develops a rich history and texture. I want the viewer to see the artist’s hand in my work. I try to abandon intention and embrace discovery, allowing the process to reveal what is there. That is when the painting becomes what it wants to be.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2021
Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Virtual Exhibition

2020
Fall Solo Series, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

2019
Featured Artist, Philadelphia Fine Art Fair/Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2018
SYNERGY/Contemporary Landscapes, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2017
Artist Talk Exhibition, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

InLiquid Exhibition at The Courtyard by Marriott at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Gallery at Second, Harrisburg, PA

Invitational Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA

2011
Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

Group
2021
Seeing the Story: 79th Annual Juried Exhibition, The Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2020
Hamptons Virtual Art Fair, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery

2019
Professional Artist 2019 Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Annual Juried Exhibition, Tri-State Artist Equity, Wallingford, PA

2018
Professional Artist 2018 Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Annual Juried Exhibition, Tri-State Artists Equity, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

Annual Juried Exhibition, New Hope Art League, Doylestown, PA

2017
Annual Juried Exhibition, Tri-State Artists Equity, Wallingford, PA

5th Annual Juried Exhibition, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA

11th Annual Juried Exhibition, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

Spring Gala, Juried Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

6th Annual Juried Show, Artists of Yardley, Yardley, PA

Professional Artist Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2016
Spring Gala, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Juried Exhibition

Annual Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

Annual Juried Exhibition, Tri-State Artists Equity, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

2015
Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
Juried Exhibition

Spring Gala, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Juried Exhibition
Juror’s Award

National Juried Exhibition, Lancaster County Art Association, Strasburg, PA

Art+Science Taubman Institute Benefit at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

2014
5-Artist, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA
Invitational

Navigation Puzzle, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
Juried Exhibition

215/610: Juried Painting Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

2013
Sea and Sky, Liz Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
National Juried Exhibition

85th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg, PA

CE Student Juried Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Honorable Mention Award

2012
84th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg, PA

69th Annual Juried Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

Annual Community Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The World of the Professional Artist Juried Exhibition, Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artist, Conshohocken, PA

2011
Annual Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

Memory, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

148th Annual Small Oil Paintings Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

68th Annual Juried Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

2010
Absolutely Abstract Juried Exhibit, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

And You Shows Us Yours, Nichols Berg Gallery, Chestnut Hill, PA

2008
Annual Juried Show, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

2020
Braat, Sydney A, "Philadelphia-Based Gallery, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Joins The Hamptons Virtual Art Fair With Impressive Line-Up of Artists," Hamptons.com, August 27, 2020

"Virtual Art Fair," The Chestnut Hill Local, September 3, 2020

2019
Lear, Len. "Hill artist featured in major art fair this weekend", The Chestnut Hill Local, Philadelphia, PA, April 4, 2019

"2019 Guide Museums Galleries Artists", Art in America, August 2019

2018
"2018 Guide Museums Galleries Artists", Art in America, August 2018

2017
"2017 Guide Museums Galleries Artists", Art in America, August 2017

2016
"2016 Guide Museumes Galleries Artist", Art in America, August, 2016

2015
The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for Annual ‘Art of the State’ Exhibition, Awards Set for June 28,” PR Newswire, June 9, 2015

Studio Visit: What’s Your Creative Inspiration?Artsy Shark, January 2015

2014
Hughes, Ellen, “Textures in Nature and Architecture Stand Out,” The Patriot News, Harrisburg, PA, October 23, 2014

Hughes, Ellen, “Textures in Nature and Architecture Stand Out in Art Association of Harrisburg’s Invitational Exhibition,” Penn Live, October 20, 2014

“Diverse Media Set to Dazzle Viewers in Eclectic Show,” Art Association of Harrisburg Newsletter, Fall 2014

2013
“Juror’s Discussion: Dr. Donald Kuspit on Painting 215/610 Annual Juried Exhibition,” Philadelphia Magazine Online, September 2013

Professional Affiliations

Professional Artist Program, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity Association, Havertown, PA

Awards and Honors

Juror’s Award, Spring Gala 2015, Juried Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Honorable Mention Award, CE Student Juried Exhibition 2013, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Publications

“The Art of Promotion,” Professional Artist Magazine, June/July 2014

Collections

Private collections in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Michigan, Florida, Washington, Rhode Island, and Alaska

Education

Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA
MPA, BA

Continuing Education
Woodmere Art Museum
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Main Line Art Center
Wayne Art Center