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Chris McMullen

PO Box 81202
Seattle, WA 98108, U.S.A.
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Phone: 206.696.4711
Email: loodicrismc@gmail.com
URL: www.chrismcmullenproductions.com

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Chris McMullen has been working from his Seattle studio since 2000. A fascination with industrial process and a background in Graphic Communication has led to a body of work consisting of machine-like, interactive sculptures.
He has received a 4Culture Individual Artist Project Grant and an Artist Trust Grants for Artists Projects (GAP) as well as a Juror’s Choice Award for his donation to the Pratt Fine Arts Center’s 27th Annual Fine Art Auction in Seattle, WA. and a Merit Award of Excellence for his donation to PONCHO’s 8th Annual Invitational Fine Art Auction.
As well as creating sculpture, he was invited to teach a class in Creative Mechanical Movement at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, WA in summer of 2009 and has also been a guest speaker for The Seattle Metals Guild.

Chris currently has new work installed in Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy for the TimeSpaceExistence. This exhibition runs through Nov. 26 during Venice Architecture Biennale 2018. 

His work has been permanently installed in Redmond Washington’s City Hall as part of the city’s collection, the Science Museum of Oklahoma and in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, commissioned by SDOT 1% for Arts funding and administered by the Office of Arts & Culture.

Locally Chris' work has been exhibited in the Bellevue Art Museum, Redmond Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, the Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition, Bumbershoot, Fetherston Gallery, Grey Gallery and Lounge and Fulcrum Gallery among others. Nationally his work has been featured in California, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington.

Internationally Chris work has been exhibited in Venice, Italy.

His work can be found at chrismcmullenproductions.com.
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017  Infrastructure, Oxbow, Seattle WA

​2017  C.S.E. (Collaborative Stacking Extravaganza!), Gallery4Culture, Seattle, WA

2011  Crank-E-Joes, The Firm, Seattle, WA

2008  Modern Convenience, Grey Gallery and Lounge, Seattle, WA

2002  Process Physics, Vital 5 Productions, Seattle, WA

2002  Industry, Forgotten Works Gallery, Seattle, WA

2001  Industry, Secluded Alley Works, Seattle, WA

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2017  Making Our Mark: Art by Pratt Teaching Artists, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

2016  Out of Sight, Vital 5 Productions, King Street Station, Seattle, WA

2016  Bellevue Art Museum Biennial: Metalmorphosis, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

2015  Out of Sight, King Street Station, Seattle, WA

2012  Bellwether 2012: reGeneration, Bellevue City Hall, Bellevue, WA

2010  10th Biennial Bellwether Artwalk, Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue, WA

2008  Flash Forward: Coupling VI, Ouch My Eye, Seattle WA

2007  Redmond Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Redmond Town Square, Redmond, WA

2006  Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition, Bellevue City Hall, Bellevue, WA

2006  Art Outside, Enchanted Forest, Austin, TX

 

SELECTED INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2018  TimeSpaceExistence, Palazzo Mora, Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, Venice, Italy

2016  Georgetown Carnival, Seattle, WA

2013  Carcass, SEAWORTHY’S inaugural show, Seattle, WA

2012  Mini Maker Faire, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

2011  Projects, Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA

2011  Bumbershoot, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

2011  *Not To Scale, Smoke Farm, Arlington, WA

2011   Gallery (206), Occidental Park, Seattle, WA

2011   Maker Faire, San Mateo Fairgrounds, San Mateo, CA

2010  Art Outside, Apache Pass, Austin, TX

2010   Artopia, The Firm, Seattle, WA

2010  Maker Faire, San Mateo Fairgrounds, San Mateo, CA 

2010  The Official Ouch My Eye 2nd Annual International Invitational, Seattle, WA

2009  Bumbershoot, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

2009   The Heavens Reflect Our Labors, Fulcrum Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2008  Artopia, Georgetown, Seattle, WA

2008  Maker Faire, San Mateo Fairgrounds, San Mateo, CA

2008  Art Outside, Enchanted Forest, Austin, TX

2008  GO!, Grey Gallery and Lounge, Seattle, WA

2007  Artopia, Georgetown, Seattle, WA

2007  Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Empire Polo Fields, Indio CA

2006  Bumbershoot, Seattle Center, Seattle WA

2006  One Night Stand, Ballard Fetherston Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005  Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Sea-Tac, WA

2005  Burning Man Festival, Black Rock Desert, NV

2005  Dorkbots at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2005  The Henry Bash, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005  Georgetown Invasion, All City Coffee, Seattle, WA

2004  101 ways to remove a president from power, COCA, Seattle, WA

2003  Art at Work, Tacoma, WA

2003  Bumbershoot, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

2003  Man:Made: Witness the mundane transformed, Colorgraphics, Seattle, WA

2003  Dorkbots at COCA, COCA, Seattle, WA

2003  Urban Art Installations at The Woolworth Windows, Tacoma, WA

2002  Consequence, Bemis Building, Seattle, WA

2001  Art at the Bemis, Bemis Building, Seattle, WA

2001  Seclusion, Secluded Alley Works, Monroe, WA

2001   Brewtown Arts, Georgetown, WA

 

AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017-’20     Seattle Office of Arts and Culture Public Artist Roster

2017-’18     San Francisco Arts Commission Pre-Qualified Artist Pool

2016    Bellevue Art Museum Biennial Open House, Bellevue, WA

2016-’19   Sound Transit Artist Roster, Seattle WA

2011    Four (4) Editor Choice Awards, Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA

2009    Merit Award of Excellence, 8th Annual PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Auction, Grow Art, Seattle, WA

2009    Juror’s Choice Award, Pratt Fine Arts Center’s 27th Annual Fine Art Auction, Seattle, WA

2009    Instructed Creative Mechanical Movement class at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, WA in summer of 2009

2009    Seattle Metals Guild Lecture Series, Guest Speaker, Seattle, WA

2006    Dorkbots, Guest speaker, Seattle, WA Chapter

2003    Dorkbots opening reception, Guest speaker, Seattle, WA Chapter

2000-2004       Sculpture Studio Coordinator/Monitor, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA


GRANTS

2016    Americans for the Arts/Kris Wine: Art of Giving Grant

2011    Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA

2010    4Culture Individual Artist Project Grant, Seattle, WA

2010     Art Outside, Austin, TX

2009    Artist Trust 2009 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP),Seattle, WA

2009     Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA

2007    Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio, CA

2006    Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA

2005    Burning Man LLC., San Francisco, CA


COMMISSIONS

Revolution, Seattle, WA , SDOT 1% for Art funds, administered by the Office of Arts & Culture, completed June 2015

Fillings and Extractions, Seattle, WA, commissioned by Dr. Joseph Zimmer DDS, completed April 2012

Version No. 12, Reno, NV, commissioned by Elton Colbert, completed December 2011

Krane with a K, Oklahoma City, OK, commissioned by Science Museum of Oklahoma, completed August 2008

Sconces, Sammamish, WA, commissioned by MacPherson Construction & Design LLC, completed April 2004

 

​COLLECTIONS

2012    Version No.12, private collection, Reno, NV

2011    A53, private collection, Seattle, WA

2010   Coil, private collection, Seattle, WA

2009   Modern Convenience, Redmond City Hall as part of the city’s permanent collection, Redmond, WA

2009   ASTM A5, private collection, Seattle, WA

2009    SCAL, private collection, Seattle, WA

2006   Technology, private collection, Seattle, WA

2005   Gear Set, private collection, Seattle, WA

2003  Slide, private collection, Seattle, WA

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

- Gallaher, Rachel. “Artist Helps Design New Festival Street,” City Arts (April 28, 2014)

- Richardson, Matt. “This Potentially Annoying Sound Isn’t so Bad After All,” Make: (September 2, 2011)

- Wilkins, Matt. "McMullens Machines," Video for MTV's Seattle Scene: B-Side Docs About Seattle (2010)

- Miller, Brian. “Touch My Crankshaft,” Seattle Weekly (June 24, 2009)

- Lang, Kirk. “Lecture by Chris McMullen,” Seattle Metals Guild (March/April 2009)

- Farr, Sheila. “Clever kinetic sculptures and witty one liners,”  The Seattle Times review (Aug. 1, 2008)

- City of Bellevue Arts Commission. " Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition 2006," Catalogue (June 17, 2006)

- Martin, Nick. " Seattle 's "Machine" a metaphor in motion for Burning Man fest,"The Seattle Times

  (Aug. 6, 2005)

- Catalini, Stefano. "The Last Judgement Project," Catalogue (Aug. 2003)

- Muse, Alexandra. "Man:Made: Witness the mundane transformed:Art show at Colorgraphics,"

  Catalogue (Aug. 6, 2003)

- Fefer, Mark D. "Process Physics," Seattle Weekly (Aug. 1, 2002)

- Esquivel, Karla. "Chris McMullen's 3-D Physics at Vital 5," Tablet (July 25-Aug. 7, 2002)

 

EDUCATION

Associates Degree of Applied Science in Graphic Communication from Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada

One Year of animation study at The Art Institute of Seattle, Washington

Continuing study in Sculpture at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, Washington