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Sydney Chastain-Chapman

Sydney Chastain-Chapman

Sydney Chastain-Chapman, Dewdrops of Venus / The Inheritors / Taurus, 2021, oil on canvas, 111.8x142.2 cm

Sydney Chastain-Chapman, Dewdrops of Venus / The Inheritors / Taurus, 2021, oil on canvas, 111.8x142.2 cm

Sydney Chastain-Chapman, Dewdrops of Venus / The Inheritors / Taurus, 2021, oil on canvas, 111.8x142.2 cm

Sydney Chastain-Chapman

Sydney Chastain-Chapman, The Four Elements / Time Is a Flat Circle, 2020, oil on canvas, 121.9x152.4 cm

Sydney Chastain-Chapman, The Four Elements / Time Is a Flat Circle, 2020, oil on canvas, 121.9x152.4 cm

Sydney Chastain-Chapman, The Four Elements / Time Is a Flat Circle, 2020, oil on canvas, 121.9x152.4 cm

Sydney Chastain-Chapman

Sydney Chastain-Chapman, Lilotherapy/The Guru/Pisces, 2020, oil on canvas, 127x172.7 cm

Sydney Chastain-Chapman, Lilotherapy/The Guru/Pisces, 2020, oil on canvas, 127x172.7 cm

Sydney Chastain-Chapman, Lilotherapy/The Guru/Pisces, 2020, oil on canvas, 127x172.7 cm

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Born in 1979 in Northampton MA. Lives and works in Nyack, NY. 

After graduating from Cornell University in 2002 with a BFA in Painting and a BA in American Studies, she continued her study of painting in the MFA program at Hunter College in New York City, earning an MFA in painting in 2006. 

Chastain-Chapman’s paintings depict fractured worlds that mirror our own, and center female figures who must do their best to exist in precarious circumstances. Utilizing a variety of painting styles and resonating with surrealist modes of image-making, her work investigate themes such as domestication, artifice, construction, over-consumption, beauty, climate change, and the failure inherent to human endeavors. While there is a sense of tragedy to the paintings, irony, comedy and the desire to triumph exist as well.

In addition to traditional acrylics, Chastain-Chapman uses glitter in her paintings. Glitter adds a sparkle that can't be achieved with paint alone, and its cultural associations relate to the themes of femininity, artifice, and beauty in her work.

Chastain-Chapman has been represented by Kravets|Wehby Gallery in New York City since 2004. Her work has been shown in solo, two-person, and group exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and Paris, and is held in numerous private collections. Career highlights include a two- person exhibition in 2012 at the Nassau County Museum in Roslyn, NY, inclusion in The Incomplete at the Chelsea Art Museum in 2007, and a 2008 profile in Art World Magazine.

2005 Hunter College, MFA 2002 Cornell University, BFA

2015

momCAVE, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2011 Islands, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2008

Modulous, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2007

One in the Other Gallery, London, UK

2006

Last Resort Collection 2006, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2005

Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
2004

New Paintings and Works on Paper, Kravets Wehby Gallery, NY

2019

Untitled, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2017

Hi-Res, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

She Rocks, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
2016

Aftermodernism Hamptons, Nicole Ripka Gallery, Watermill, NY
2016

Volition Gallery, Orangeburg, NY
2014

People Staring, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
2013

Huntress, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
2013

After Modernism: Works on Paper at the Nassau County Museum of Art, Rosalyn, NY
2010

The Incomplete Paris, curated by Hubert Neumann, Galerie Jean Luc + Takako Richard, Paris

Spring 2, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
2009

The Edible Woman, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2008

LARGE FORMAT, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2007

The Incomplete, curated by Hubert Neumann and Manon Slome, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

The Incomplete Incomplete, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

Japan Inc., Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2005 Drawn, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Holland
2004

Pictionary, Organized by Andy Cross, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

 

Carey-Kent, Paul, "Sydney Chastain-Chapman," Art World, Issue 5, June/July 2008, pp. 98-101
Napolilli, Carrie, "Design Within Her Reach," ChicagoMag.com, November 2007"Sydney Chastain-Chapman at One in the Other," artrabbit.com, 2007
Neumann, Hubert and Manon Slome, "The Incomplete," exhibition catalog, Chelsea Museum of Art, 2007
Out with Mary, Artnet.com, December 2005
Flavorpill LA, July 2005
Art.blogging.la, July 2005
Rogers, Alison, “Rock Out,” NYCGallery, alisongallerygirl.blogspot.com, May 21, 2005 Sayej, Nadja, The New York Art World, December 2004