Name

Chris Holloway

About

Chris Holloway
 Curriculum Vitae

Born: 1979, San Antonio, Texas

Lives and works in Austin, Texas

Education:

2001 Academy of Art College, San Francisco, California
 2001-2002
University of Texas at Austin

2003-2006 Texas State University BFA, San Marcos, Texas

Professional Experience:

2007, Art Installer, S & P Stanikas, Volitant Gallery, Austin, Texas

2003-2009, Scenic Backdrop Painter/Sign Designer, Strong Events
 2010
Prop and Furniture Design, Townsley Designs 
2011
Owner/Lead Artist, Fuzzy Popsycle 2011-2013

Exhibitions: (Paintings, Murals and Collage)

2012 - 2013: Co-Lab Projects, Solo Mural, Austin, Texas
Women and Their Work, Red Dot Art Spree, Austin, Texas
i35 Creative Cartel, Pop Up discoteca group show, Austin, Texas

2011
Arthouse at the Jones Center, 5x7 Group show, Austin, Texas

Limerick Frazier Gallery, Group show, Austin, Texas

East Austin Studio Tour, Fuzzy Popsycle(Commercial Art Services Company)Opening,Austin Texas

Red Space Gallery, Solo Show, Austin, Texas

2010 
Co-Lab Multi-Media Project Space, Group Show, Austin, Texas

Arthouse at the Jones Center, 5x7 Group Show, Austin, Texas

Arthouse at the Jones Center, 5x7 Group Show, Dallas, Texas

Starving Art, Grand Opening, Austin, Texas

Pump Project Satellite Space, Tesla Project, Austin, Texas

Birdhouse Gallery, Solo Show, Austin, Texas

Women and Their Work, Red Dot, Austin, Texas

2009 
Co-Lab Multi-Media Project Space, Collaborative Installation, Austin, Texas

Co-Lab Multi-Media Project Space, Collaborative Mural, Austin, Texas

Pump Project Art Complex, Dog Art Group Show, Austin, Texas

Pump Project Art Complex, Art Auction, Austin, Texas

Arthouse at the Jones Center, 5 x 7 Group Show, Austin, Texas

Arthouse at the Jones Center, 60 WRD/MIN ART CRITIC, Austin, Texas

Women and Their Work, Red Hot Red Dot, Austin, Texas

E.A.S.T, East Austin Studio Tour, Austin, Texas

United States Art Authority, Art Auction, Austin, Texas

Co-Lab Multi-Media Project Space, Group show/ Collaborative Mural, Austin, Texas.

2008

Austin Figurative Gallery, Self-Portrait Show, Austin, Texas

Pump Project Art Complex, Rhymes with Orange Group Show, Austin, Texas

Austin Figurative Gallery, Solo Show, Austin, Texas

Hovercraft, Group Show, Austin, Texas

Pump Project Art Complex, 5ft by 7ft Group Show, Austin, Texas

Design Center at Penn Field, Art Auction, Austin, Texas

East Austin Studio Tour(Studio 72), Austin, Texas

Gallery Lombardi, Juried Erotica Group Show, Austin, Texas

2007

East Austin Studio Tour(Studio 50), Austin, Texas

Austin Figurative Gallery, Self-Portrait Show, Austin, Texas

Else Madsen Gallery, Greece on Fire Group Show, Austin, Texas

Quattro Gallery, White Buffalo Project Group Show, Austin, Texas

Artist Statement

In this series I question beauty and the lack of it by pairing the two in their iconic states and the standard of their measure. Ultimately popular culture is questioned. Celebrities rarely show us their true selves, it is always a different persona because they are acting or trying to create a particular character. The tabloids are trying to tell the truth about these people, but there is still a mask or mystery about them. The celebrities as measured by popular culture and the projection of beauty onto women by popular culture are portrayed in my compositions. I also think that our U.S currency is in question. I am making compositions (paintings, drawings, and mixed media) involving the one dollar to the 100,000 dollar and charging that price for them. I am questioning if these paintings are worth what I am charging and asking if our currency is worth what it says.
Collage series:
In this ongoing project, high fashion magazines are cut and put back together to form something new. Using pattern and color to make a new composition. Optical illusion and surrealism seem to always come into these pieces.

Specialties

  • Mural Painter
  • surreal
  • media
  • odd
  • oil painting
  • graphite
  • celebrity
  • money
  • painting
  • realism
  • collage
  • screen printing

Skills

  • mural painter
  • screen printer
  • oil painter
  • acrylic painter
  • collage
  • photoshop