Christopher Houston

Christopher Houston

    Contact Information

    chouston@choustonart.com

    Phone: (267) 788-5557

    https://www.choustonart.com

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    Artist's Biography

    Christopher Houston, is a native of Philadelphia with an MFA in Painting from The University of the Arts and a BS in Education from Temple University. He taught art for 33 years at Springfield Township High School in Montgomery County and has exhibited work at the Rosenwald-Wolf, Highwire, Sydney Larson, and Mixed Media galleries. Most recently he had a solo exhibition at the Abington Art Center. His work is also held in private and corporate collections.

    Artist's Statement

    As the waves washed upon the shore, raised lines of sand and debris formed a relief along the boundary between the water and the land. Occasionally a larger wave washed up, erasing previous lines. I thought about the marks the sea made, about the ebb and flow of the tides, about time and centuries of waves leaving marks and reshaping the land. I thought, too, of the marks artists make and the ones they leave behind. My recent work is a visual investigation that draws parallels between an artist’s mark, nature and the sea.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2019
    Fall Solo Exhibition, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

    Group
    2019
    Transitions, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
    Juried

    2018
    Paper in Particular, Sydney Larson Gallery, Colombia, MO

    2017
    Open Studio Tour, Artist's Studio, Ambler, PA

    2007
    Those Who Teach Can, Mixed Media Gallery, Doylestown, PA

    2006
    Lie and Wait, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    MFA Thesis Exhibition, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Professional Experience

    1977 - 2005
    Springfield Township High School, Philadelphia, PA
    Art Instructor, AP Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics, Fibers and Elementary School

    Awards

    2004
    The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    Graduate Merit Scholarship

    Education

    2006
    The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    MFA, Painting

    1977
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    BS, Education