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Artist, musician and filmmaker, Chris Van Loan Sr is always looking to expand his creative horizons. In his purest artistic moments, he intuitively paints what he feels using spray paint, acrylic, scraping tools, brushes and found objects.

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2021 Modern Masterpieces exhibition, Downtowner Gallery, Round Rock, TX

2020 Love Show, Austin Arts Space Gallery, Austin, TX

2019 Solo Exhibition, Artspace Gallery, Austin, TX

2019 WEST Austin Studio Tour, Artspace Gallery, Austin, TX

2019 EAST Austin Studio Tour, Artspace Gallery, Austin, TX

2018 The Big show, Round Rock Arts Council, Round Rock, TX

2018 9th annual Distinguished Veterans Art Show, Temple, TX

2018 WEST Austin Studio Tour, Artspace Gallery, Austin, TX

2018 Imagine show, Round Rock Arts Council, Round Rock, TX

2017 Imagine show, Round Rock Arts Council, Round Rock, TX

 

  

Curation

 

2019 Co-curator, Military Veterans and Family Art Show, Jerry’s Artarama, Austin TX

2018 Curator, Veterans Art Exhibit, Artspace Gallery, Austin, TX

2018 Co-curator, Military Veterans and Family Art Show, Jerry’s Artarama, Austin TX

2018 Curator, Summer Nights Show (African American Abstract artists), Link & Pin Gallery, Austin, TX

2017 Curator, Veterans Art Exhibit, Artspace Gallery, Austin, TX

 

Commissions

 

2018   Reingold Inc., “Future Map” acrylic painting, Alexandria, VA

 

Collections

 

2020 Pfizer Corporation, “20”, acrylic painting

2019 Freedom Mortgage Company, selected prints

 

 

Speaking Engagements

 

2021 Conducted artist interviews for the Black Abstraction virtual exhibition presented by Rush Arts Philadelphia

 

2018 Speaker at Military Inspired Art show, Buffalo Soldier National Museum, Houston, TX presented by Black Art in America

 

2017 Keynote speaker at the 2017 Creative Forces Conference, FT Hood, TX

 

References

 

Christopher O. Adejumo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Visual Art Studies/Art Education

The University of Texas at Austin

Department of Art and Art History

1 University Station, D1300

Austin, TX 78712

 

Professional Organizations

 

 Austin Visual Arts Association

 

Other Accolades

 

2016 – 2021, Resident artist at the Austin Art Space Gallery, Austin, TX

 

2017 – 2019, Art work used as the logo for the Austin Bass Workshop, Austin, TX

 

2015 Best short documentary award, Director, Capital City Black Film Festival, Austin, TX