Chronology

 
Christopher Colville is an artist working to push the boundaries of the photographic medium in both experimental and traditional forms. Born in 1974 in Tucson Arizona Christopher received his BFA in Anthropology and Photography from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and his MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico. After leaving New Mexico, he returned home to the Sonoran Desert and is currently living in Phoenix. Chris has spent his time in Phoenix exploring the desert where he has taught at multiple institutions including as a visiting Assistant Professor at Arizona State University. Christopher’s work has been included in both national and international publications and exhibitions including Paris Photo and SCOPE Basel. Recent awards include the Ernst Cabat Award through the Tucson Museum of Art, Critical Mass top 50, the Humble Art Foundations New Photography Grant, an Arizona Commission on the Arts Artist Project Grant, a Public Art Commission from the Phoenix Commission on the Arts and an artist fellowship through the American Scandinavian Foundation. Christopher’s work has been reviewed in national and international publications including Art in America, the L.A. Times, the Boston Globe and GUP Magazine and Vice.
   
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Awards

 
2015 Top 50 Emerging Talents, Lens Culture
   
2014 Nominee, Baum Award
   
2013 Ernst Cabat Award, Tucson Museum of Art
   
2012 Photolucida, Critical Mass Top 50
   
2011 Photography Book Now, International Juried Competition, Honorable Mention
   
2010 Picturing Maricopa, Virginia F. Piper Charitable Trust
   
2009 New Photography Grant, Humble Art Foundation
   
2008 Artist Project Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts
   
2008 Public Art Commission, Phoenix Commission on the Arts
   
2006 Artist Fellowship to create work in Iceland, American Scandinavian Foundation / Thor Thors Memorial Fund
   
2006 Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts
   
2003 Van Daren Coke/Beaumont Newhall Fellowship for Demonstrated Artistic Excellence, University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM
   
Nominee, John Gutmann Fellowship
   
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Solo Exhibitions

 
2019 Flux, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
   
2017 Dark Hours, Citizens and other Works, KMR Arts, Washington Depot, CT
   
2016 Beyond Reckoning, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, New York
   
2016 Works of Fire, Robert and Elaine Stein Gallerie, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
   
2015 Foto Fever, Photo Week, Photography Festival Solo Booth, Paris France
   
2015 The Dark Hours, Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
   
2015 Scope Basel, Contemporary Art Festival Solo Booth, Basel Switzerland
   
2014 Christopher Colville, Etherton Gallery, In House Pop up Gallery, Tucson AZ
   
2013 Meditations, Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
   
2013 Selections from Works of Fire, The Monorchid Bokeh Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
   
2011 Instar, Glendale Community College, Glendale, Arizona
   
2011 Nothing is the Rule, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts
   
2011 Instar, @Central Gallery, Burton Barr Central Library, Phoenix, Arizona
   
2009 Christopher Colville: Selections from the Sonoran Project, Emanations and the Iceland Trilogy, Foto Week DC, Insomniac Design, Washington DC
   
2008 Since Returning Home, The Kitchenette, Phoenix, Arizona
   
2007 The Kitchenette, Movements, Phoenix, Arizona
   
2006 Dark Emanations., The Kitchenette, Phoenix, Arizona
   
2005 Dark Emanations, 1101 Gallery, University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
   
2004 ristopher S. Colville, Selected New Works from Trace Identities, North Light Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
   
2004 Lost Images, @Central Gallery, Burton Barr Central Library, Phoenix, Arizona
   
2003 Trace Identities, John Sommers, Albuquerque, New Mexico
   
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Group Exhibitions

 
2019 Shots in the Dark, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
   
2019 Out of the Box: Camera-Less Photography, Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL
   
2018 Not of This World: Transcending Reality In Photography, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York City, NY
   
2017 Terra Matter, Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
   
2017 Tremelo, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York City, NY
   
2017 Photoplay: Lucid Objects, JP Morgan Private Bank Art Collection, Paris Photo
   
2017 The Landscape Show, Cattle Track, Scottsdale, AZ
   
2016 Celestial Terrestrial, Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
   
2016 Houston Center for Photography, Sight Lines, Houston, TX
   
2016 Respite, Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ
   
2016 This is a Photograph, Penland Gallery, Penland, PA
   
2016 Into the Night: Modern and Contemporary Art and the Nocturne Tradition, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
   
2016 Scope Basel, Duncan Miller Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
   
2016 The Photography Show, Presented by AIPAD, Etherton Gallery, New York City, NY
   
2015 Bullet Points, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
   
2015 One of A Kind, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
   
2015 Cameraless, New Mexico State Museum, Santa Fe. NM
   
2015 Heat, San Francisco Camera Works, San Francisco CA
   
2015 Emerging Talents, Lens Culture, San Francisco Camera Works, San Francisco CA
   
2015 Infocus Exhibition, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
   
2015 The Photography Show, Presented by AIPAD, Etherton Gallery, New York City, NY
   
2014 Infocus Exhibition, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
   
2014 PAC L.A., Leica Gallery L.A., Los Angeles, CA
   
2014 Exposure, Wright State University, Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Dayton, OH
   
2013 The Fixed Shadow, Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Dayton, OH
   
2013 Infocus Exhibition, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
   
2013 Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
   
2013 Critical Mass 2012, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
   
2013 Critical Mass 2012, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA
   
2013 One of a Kind, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
   
2013 What Are We Doing Here?, Modified Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
   
2013 Alternatives: Borders and Boundaries, Ohio State University, Athens, OH
   
2013 The Physical Photograph, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ
   
2012 Looking at The Land, 21st Century American Views, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Desi, Rhode Island
   
2012 Center for Photography at Woodstock Benefit Exhibition, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
   
2012 Terra Cognita, Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Noorderlicht Photography, Netherlands
   
2012 Not Kansas, . RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
   
2012 Forecast: A new wave of creative talent, Penland Gallery, Penland, PA
   
2012 Surface Tension, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
   
2011 No Mirrors: Juried Camera-less photography exhibition, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
   
2011 Three Fold: Selections form the Independent Photo Book Library, Photographic Research Center at Boston University, Boston, MA
   
2011 The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, New York City, NY
   
2011 Arizona State University Faculty Exhibition, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
   
2010 Permanent Impermanence, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
   
2010 Picturing Maricopa, @Central Gallery, Burton Barr Central Library, Phoenix, AZ
   
2010 Texas National 2010, Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX
   
2008 WPA Auction Gala, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
   
2008 Retrospective, Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
   
2007 From Sun Pictures to Mega Pixels, W.A.H. Center, Harlem, NY
   
2007 Member Exhibition, The Kitchenette, Phoenix, AZ
   
2006 Three Pulses, a three-person exhibition, Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
   
2006 Antiphon, North Light Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
   
2006 Member Exhibition, Art Detour 2006, The Kitchenette, Phoenix, AZ
   
2006 Faculty Exhibition, Phoenix Community College, Phoenix, AZ
   
2005 Food is Good, The Kitchenette, Phoenix, AZ
   
2005 Faculty Show, Scottsdale Community College Department of Art, Scottsdale, AZ
   
2004 First to See the Light, Quay School of Art Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand
   
2004 Illuminated, Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
   
2004 Faculty Show, Scottsdale Community College Department of Art, Scottsdale, AZ
   
2004 Art for Art Sake, Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
   
2003 Faculty Show, Scottsdale Community College Department of Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
   
2003 Digital Experimental III, Period Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska
   
2003 Inside8, Center of Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
   
2003 9th Annual Graduate Juried Exhibition, Johnson Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
   
2003 Small Packages, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM
   
2002 Student Photography Initiative, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM
   
2002 Small Works, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
   
2002 Persuasion, North Light Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
   
2002 Latent Discoveries: Exploring Identity Through Environment, Travelling Exhibition,
   
2001 Memory and In(ter)vention, Geoffrey Batchen, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM
   
2001 Small Works, John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
   
2001 505 Salon, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
   
2000 Small Works, John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
   
2000 Sixth Annual Graduate Juried Exhibition, The University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
   
1999 6th Annual Silent Art Auction, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM
   
1999 New Arrivals, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
   
1999 Group Exhibition, Penrose Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA
   
1999 Graduate Exhibition, Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA
   
SF Camera Works Benefit Exhibition, San Francisco Camera Works, San Francisco CA
   
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Collections

Museum of Fine Art Houston, Houston, TX
JP Morgan Chase, New York NY
Princeton Museum of Art, Princeton, NJ
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Maine Museum of Art, Bangor ME
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
Sir Elton John Collection
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Freeport McMoRan, Phoenix, AZ
City of Phoenix Portable Works, Phoenix, AZ
City of Phoenix Public Art, Permanent Installation, Phoenix, Arizona
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Education

 
1997 Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, BFA Anthropology/Photography
 
2003 University of New Mexico, MFA
 






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