Alex Chitty

b. 1979, Miami, FL

PATRON GALLERY https://patrongallery.com

EDUCATION
2008 MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2003 The Art Students League, New York, NY

2001 MA, Smith College, BFA, Northampton

1997 New World School of the Arts, Miami, Fl

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
Living Architecture, 6018North, Chicago, IL

pulling flavor from the dirt, PATRON, Chicago, IL

After (the sun-drenched neutral that goes with everything), The Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2017
They will bloom without you, McCormick House at Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

Expo In/Situ, Curated by Florence Derieux, EXPO, Chicago, IL

2016
Slight Pitch, LUCE Gallery, Torino, Italy

The Sun Drenched Neutral that Goes with Everything, PATRON, Chicago, IL

Turning Forks into Spoons, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2015
Alex Chitty and Chris Bradley, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014
Orchid, ADDS DONNA, Chicago, IL

2013
The Way They Wanted to Sleep, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL

Alex Chitty: Recent Work, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL

Platonic Year, Alderman Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

2012
Recent Work, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL Platonic Year, Alderman Exhibitions, Chicago, IL


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
The Armory Show 2018, Piers 92/94, New York, New York

 2017
Objectifying the Photograph, NIU Art Museum, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Small Sculptures, Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago, IL

Stranger Things, Depaul Art Museum, Chicago IL

 2015
Theory of Forms, PATRON, Chicago, IL

Gyre, Land and Sea, Oakland, CA

 2014
Almost Ergonomic, Studio 424, Chicago, IL

Fragments of an Unknowable Whole, OSU (Urban Arts Space) Columbus, OH

Lateral, The Mission, Houston, TXCodification, LVL3, Chicago, IL

Codification, LVL3, Chicago, IL

 2013
Ella Hatchet, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL

No Coast Editions: Volume I, No Coast, Chicago, IL

No Show, West Pilsen Sculpture Garden, Chicago, IL

It’s Not You; It’s Me, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

Grand Opening, Forever & Always, Chicago, IL

Miami Basel, NADA Fair, ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL

 2012
Big Youth II, Bourouri Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Dolphin Days, Alderman Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

The Black Arts, Roxa Boxen Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

2011
Two, XY and Z, Minneapolis, MN

Beach Party, Hills Aesthetic Center, Chicago, IL

Better Favorite, ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL

 2010
Incised, Bitten, & Gouged, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL

Bird x Bird, Northrup King Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2009
Embodiment, Eel Space, Chicago, IL

$(Heart), NFO XPO: Version>09

Immodest Proposals, Chicago, IL

Case by Case, Lloyd Dobler Gallery, Chicago, IL  

2008
Pluck, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL

Book Art, Kyung-In-Museum of Fine Art, Seoul, Korea

2007
One of One, Spudnik Press, Chicago, IL

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018
NewCity Art – Elliot Reichert, Art 50 2018: Chicago’s Artist’s Artists, August 30

2017
Chicago Reader - Kate Sierzputowski, Triumph Gallery, more than 150 artists counteract a GOP watch list, May 24

2016
Artforum- Jason Foumberg, Critic’s Pick, , February 19
Chicago Magazine - 2016 Best of Chicago/Rising Artist, July 11
Sweet- Molly Elizade, 10 Artists to Watch from NADA Art Fair, May 17
Eyes Toward the Dove- Jongho Lee Top Picks NADA NY, May 17
Artnet news -Brian Boucher, Booths I Could Hardly Tear Myself Away from at NADA NY, May 6 The New York Times- Kat Herriman, Fairs to Check Out this Weekend, May 6

2015
Kim Morski, Alex Chitty + Unison, inunison blog, January 13
Manuel Rodriguez, Manuel Rodriguez Interviews Alex Chitty, Chicago Contemporary Art Seminar, September 2
Jason Foumberg, Who Sold at EXPO Chicago?, Artsy Editorial, September 22
Ionit Behar, Highlights and Surprises: First Look at EXPO Chicago 2015, ArtSlant Chicago, September 18 Paddy Johnson, Robin Dluzen, 10 Highlights from the EXPO Art Fair, ArtFCity, Art Fair, September 19 Agathe Cancellieri, EXPO Chicago 2015: Emergence of a Major Contemporary Art Fair, L’Oeil de la Photographie, September 29
Newcity Art- Kerry Cardoza, Review: Chris Bradley & Alex Chitty/Shane Campbell Gallery, Nov 14

2014
Kate Sierzputowski, Best of 2014: Our Top Ten Exhibitions Across the United States, Almost Ergonomic, curated by Third Object, at Studio 424 (Chicago), HyperAllergic, December 26
Alex Chitty’s Additive Distortions and Photographic Sculptures, Interview, INSIDE / WITHIN, August 1

2013
Breakout Artists 2013: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers, Alex Chitty, Newcity Art, April 25 Artist of the Week: Alex Chitty, Interview, LVL3, March 11

RESIDENCIES and AWARDS

Artist Residency, Fundación Casa Wabi, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2018

The Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Artists, 2017

Artists-in-Residence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Ohama NE, 2017

Artist Residency, Real Time & Space, Oakland, CA, 2015

Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL, 2015

Artist Residency, Cargo Space, Milwaukee, WS & Chicago, IL, 2014

Artist in Residence, Latitude, Chicago, IL, 2014

Faculty Enrichment Grant, SAIC, Chicago, IL, 2013

CAAP Grant, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL 2012

Artist Residency, ACRE, Wisconsin, 2012

Artist Residency, Oxbow, Michigan, 2012

Artist Residency, ACRE, Wisconsin, 2010

MFA Fellowship Award, SAIC, Chicago, IL, 2008

Fred A. Hillbruner Artists’ Book Fellowship, SAIC, Chicago, IL, 2008

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, Department of Education, Washington DC, 2007

The William T. Colville Foundation Travel Grant, Santa Barbara, CA, 2006

Artist Residency, The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR, 2006