Project Description

Chris Liberti

Chris Liberti

Chris Liberti is an American artist primarily known for his oil paintings of landscapes, cityscapes and still lifes. Chris was born in Buffalo, NY, and began illustrating at an early age. He initially attended a graphic design school, and from 1993-96, he studied fine arts in oil painting at Buffalo State College, under professors Jim Phalen, Constance Payne and Richard Gubernick.

The subject matter in many of Liberti’s paintings come from his interest in the way forms around him can be re-configured and made to work together. Liberti says of his work “it’s kind of a struggle between abstract and representational. I don’t want to lock myself in to being one or the other…Also, I like working with the negative space around an object more than working with the thing itself.”

For several years, he worked as a telecommunication design engineer while also exhibiting his artwork in Buffalo, Virginia, and Southern and Northern California. Chris briefly lived in California during 2013-2014, he and his family now reside in Charlotte NC where he maintains a studio.

“I’m attempting to create an image that can stand on its own, orchestrated by limitless variations of compositions and color relationships.  Through introspection and self-scrutiny, engaging all obstacles with an honest response to try and capture an inexplicable sensation. The history of the surface reveals change, until it finds a place where it can be content. A painting can never be what you want it to be, it can only be what it needs to become. I’ve been experimenting with re-ordering reality through real and imagined viewpoints, looking for a sensory response through color relationships and form. It’s been freeing to rely more on intuition or imagination and on less of what is seen.”

Artwork

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EDUCATION:

  • Fine Arts/Painting & Urban Planning BS – Buffalo State College

EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2020 – Solo show – “Foreign & Domestic” – Blue Spiral, Asheville, NC – March 6th – May 1st

  • 2020 – Group Show – Art of Painting in the 21st Century – John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA – March 4 – April 11

  • 2019 – Group show – “Microdose” – Booth Gallery, NYC – Dec 13th – Jan 18th

  • 2019 – Solo show – “Encountered Content” – Wingate University, NC – Oct 14 – Dec 6, talk on Oct 25

  • 2019 – Group show – “Summer Pleasures” – Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta GA – June 14 – August 17

  • 2019 – Solo show – “Simple Things” – John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA – May 22 – June 29

  • 2019 – Two person show – “Found Objects” – Thomas Dean’s Fine Art, Atlanta GA – April 26

  • 2018 – Group Show – Holiday Exhibition – Thomas Dean’s Fine Art, Atlanta GA – November 16

  • 2018 – Group Show – International Figurative Biennale- John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA – August 15 – Sept 22

  • 2018 – Group Show – Summer Salon: Modern – Meibohm Fine Arts, East Aurora, NY – July 21 – September 1

  • 2018 – Group Show – Summer Gallery Group Show – John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA – July 5 – August 11

  • 2018 – Group Show – Summer Pleasures – Thomas Deans Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA – June 8th

  • 2018 – Group Show – Art of Painting in the 21st Century – John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA – March 7 – April 7

  • 2018 – Group Show – Still Life – Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC – March 1 – April 27th

  • 2018 – Group Show – Still Life invitational – John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA – Jan 3 – Jan 27th

  • 2017 – Group Show – Small Works – Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC – Dec 7th

  • 2017 – Group Show – Summer Show – Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC – June 28 – July 28

  • 2017 – Solo show – John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA – May-June Dates TBD

  • 2017 – Group Show – Spring Show – Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC – March 2 – March 5

  • 2017 – Group Show – Art of Painting in the 21st Century – John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA – Feb 1 – March 11

  • 2017 – Art Fair Group Show – Palm Springs International Art Fair, Palm Springs CA – Feb 16-18

  • 2016 – Group Show – Small works – Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC – Dec 2

  • 2016 – Juried group show – “Schema” – Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati OH – November 11 – December 9

  • 2016 – Solo Show – “Around the House” – Meibohm Fine Arts, East Aurora, NY – October 21 – November 19

  • 2016 – Solo Show – “Landscapes” – Gay Street Gallery, Little Washington VA – April 2 – June 6

  • 2016 – Group Show – “The Art of Painting” – John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA

  • 2016 – Art Fair – Palm Springs International Art Fair, Palm Springs CA

  • 2016 – Group Show – “Figure Show” – John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA

  • 2015 – Group Show – “14th Annual California Landscape Exhibition” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA

  • 2015 – Group Show – LA Modernism (art fair) – April 24-26

  • 2015 – Solo show – “California etc.” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA

  • 2014 – Collection- Michael Levy Gallery Long Beach CA

  • 2014 – Group show – “13th Annual California Landscape Exhibition” John Natsoulas Gallery Davis CA

  • 2015 – Solo show – “California etc.” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA

  • 2013 – Collection – Meibohm Fine Arts Gallery East Aurora NY

  • 2013 – Juried Art Fair – Art Echo Fair, Buffalo NY

  • 2012 – Group show – Benjaman’s Art Gallery Buffalo NY

  • 2012 – Juried Art Fair – Art Echo Fair, Buffalo NY

  • 2012 – Group Show – Art Guild of Clifton VA

  • 2012 – Group Show “Artists Among Us” – Burchfield Penny Museum Buffalo NY

  • 2011 – Collection – Benjaman’s Art Gallery Buffalo NY

  • 2004- Solo show – Wax Gallery Brooklyn (Williamsburg), NYC

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