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My pieces incorporate people and other subjects in settings that create a surreal narrative. My imagery is influenced by actual and subconscious experiences that I often distort in a way that asks questions about the human condition. Mystery, desire, and humor are just some of the elements I include within my work.

 

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Education

1993
B.F.A. in Painting, Cornish College Of The Arts, Seattle, Washington

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Backwards Telescopes, Vermillion Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010
Cattywampus, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008
7-inch Prints & Other Works, Wall of Sound, Seattle, WA

2007
Northwest Coast Invasion, Wishing You Were Somewhere Else, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005
Paintings and Prints, Priceless Works Gallery, Seattle, WA

2004
The Freaks Come Out at Night II,
Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003
The Freaks Come Out at Night, Atelier 31 Gallery, Seattle, WA

2001
Fly, Float, and Fall: New Paintings, Eyre/Moore Gallery, Seattle, WA

1999
Paintings, Black Lab Gallery, Seattle, WA

1996
Paintings, MIA Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

Group Exhibitions

2016
The Town Where Nothing Ever Happens, Good Neighbor Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015
Duwamish Revealed, Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA
Out of Sight, King Street Station, Seattle, WA

2013
CARDED!, Hot Art Wet City, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

2012
Elvistravaganza, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA

2011
CARDED!, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Bumber by Number, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
The Matryoshka Show, Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010
Umbrella for the Arts: 40 Years of Bumbershoot Art Works, Anne Focke Gallery at City Hall, Seattle, WA
10 x 10 x 10 x Tieton, Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery, Tieton, WA

2009  
"Ce n'est pas un spectacle de caractères." (“This is not a print show.”), Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL
Old School, Jack The Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY
Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle, WA
Art Night, Twilight Artist Collective, Seattle, WA
Hate & Haste, Pots Gallery, Seattle, WA
Hanged, Drawn, & Quartered, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

2008
Personal Narratives, Davidson Contemporary, Seattle, WA

2007
Place, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA
Artist Trust: 20 Years, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA
Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Fenix Performance Arts Center, Seattle, WA

2006
Artist Trust Grant Recipients, Chase Gallery at City Hall, Spokane, WA
Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA

2005
Crime Scene, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
Art Night, Vidya Gallery, Seattle, WA
Paintings and Prints, Priceless Works Gallery, Seattle, WA
RECORD: Cornish College of the Arts Alumni Exhibition, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
101 Ways to Remove a President from Power, Center On Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Rosso, Atelier 31 Gallery, Seattle, WA

2004
From East to West: International Galleries Portraits, Gas Art Gallery, Turin, Italy

2003
Cornish College of the Arts Alumni Exhibition, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

2002
6 Pack, Vital 5 Productions Gallery, Seattle, WA
Holiday Show, Ace Studios Gallery, Seattle, WA
Exquisite Corpse, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
Wading The Waters, Elliott Brown Gallery, Seattle, WA
New Artists, Stewart Gallery, Boise, ID

2001
Paintings, Woessner Alumni Gallery, Cornish College Of The Arts, Seattle, WA
Holiday Group Show, Stewart Gallery, Boise, ID
Fundamentals, Eyre/Moore Gallery, Seattle, WA

2000
Snapshot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD (Curated by Gary Sangster, Head Curator, Contemporary Museum and Adam Lerner, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Museum) (Invitational, traveling exhibition and digital catalogue)
(2002) Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Aldrich, CT
(2001) Arcadia College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
Dogs of Medina, Vital 5 Productions Gallery, Seattle, WA
New Faces, Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA
Northwest International Art Exhibition, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA (Curated by Matthew Kangas),
Corporeal, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

1998
Seattle Collects Seattle: Selections From the City of Seattle Portable Works Collection, Seattle, WA

1997
True Art: Tacoma Art Museum Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (Juried by artist Donald Roller Wilson)
They Came Here First: UFO Inspired Imagery, Center On Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
So Long Salon Show, MIA Gallery, Seattle, WA
 
1996
The Narrative Impulse, Seattle Art Museum Sales/Rental Gallery, Seattle, WA
Northwest Annual Juried Exhibition, Center On Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA (Juried by Greg Escalante)

1995
Aviary, MIA Gallery, Seattle, WA

1994
Seattle Arts Commission Visual Arts Award Show, Metropolis Gallery, Seattle, WA

1993
Kirkland Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibition, Kirkland, WA
Pacific Northwest Annual Juried Exhibition, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA (Juried by Buzz Spector)

 

Awards

2005
Artist Trust GAP Grant Award

2000
Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship

1994
Seattle Arts Commission: Portable Works Collection Visual Arts Award

 

Bibliography

2016
Manitach, Amanda. "Sunnyside Circle." CityArts Apr. 2016, Volume 10, Number 8: 3. Print.

2011
Zevitas, Steven T.. Studio Visit, Volume Fifteen. Boston: Open Studios Press, 2011. Print.

2010
Marquand, Ed. 10 x 10 x 10 x Tieton 2010. Tieton: Marquand Editions, 2010. Print.

2005
Faigin, Gary. "Rich Lehl & Matt Sellars at Priceless Works Gallery." Art Dish: Northwest Forum on Visual Art. 17 June. 2005. Web.

2004   
Catalani, Stefano. From East to West: International Galleries Portraits. Turin, Italy: Gas Art Gallery, 2004. Print.
Farr, Sheila. “Reward Offered for Stolen Painting.” The Seattle Times, September 29, 2004. Print.
Hackett, Regina. “Anti-Bush Artists Trumpet Their Political Views in a Trio of Shows.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 6, 2004. Print.
Workman, Michael. “Freak Show.” New City Chicago, August 5, 2004. Print.
Gehring, Kristin. “Night walking in Valparaiso, natch.” Chicago Journal, July 15, 2004. Print.
Kangas, Matthew. “Making Their Mark at Cornish, in Seattle, and Beyond.” The Seattle Times, January 14, 2004. Print.
Hackett, Regina. “Atelier 31 Gallery Exhibit Has 13 Artists Seeing Red.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 13, 2004. Print.


2001   
Kangas, Matthew. “Three Artists Explore Dark Side of the Light.” The Seattle Times, September 21, 2001. Print.
Hall, Emily. “Gravity Be Damned.” The Stranger, September 27, 2001. Print.

2000       
Margeson, Doug. “The Dogs of Medina.” Eastside Journal, December 4, 2000. Print.

1997   
Sellars, Beth. Seattle Collects Seattle: A Ten-Year Retrospective of the Seattle Artists Program. Seattle Arts Commission Exhibition Catalogue, 1997. Print.
Hackett, Regina. “It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane…It’s Alien Art…at COCA!.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 30, 1997. Print.