Christopher Slaymaker is a potent contemporary painter. His work contains strong gestural forms combined with abstract dream-space, rendered with rich dynamic brushwork. Slaymaker’s approach to his subjects is gentle and focused. The figures that star in Slaymaker’s autobiographical paintings exhibit a blooming self-awareness and a deep devotional delight.  Friends, lovers, beasts, and the artist himself all play a role in the story of spiritual searching in his paintings.


Education

MFA 2013 LagunaCollege of Art and Design

BA 2011 TheEvergreen State College

2003-2006 Virginia Commonwealth University, Communication Arts

Exhibitions

2016, "The Telephone Show", Larking Arts, Harrisonburg, Virginia. 

2015, "Metamorphoses", Fifth Column Studio, Los Angeles, California. 

2015, "Art Life", Gibson Gallery, Santa Monica, California. 

2015, "Folding Light", Fifth Column Studio, Los Angeles, California. 

2015, "At This Time / In This City", Exact Science Gallery, Hollywood, California. 

2015, "Lucidity", Branches Art Gallery, Santa Barbara, California.

2014, “Perceptual Moment”, Escobedo Studio, Los Angeles, California.

2013, “Risque”, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California.

2013,“Architecture For Dogs”, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California.

2013, “LCAD MFA Thesis Show”, Santa Monica, California.

2013, “LCAD MFA’13”, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach California.

2012, “LCAD MFAThesis show”, Santa Monica, California.

2012, “LCAD MFA’12”, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach California.

2010 ,“Sprout,” The Lofts On Cherry, Olympia, Washington.

2010 , “The InHere Out There,” The Lofts On Cherry, Olympia, Washington.

2009,“Disturbia,” The Robert Daniel Gallery, Tacoma, Washington.

2009, “ArtSauce,” The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington.

2009, “EveryoneWe Know,” The Art House Co-op Sketchbook Project Touring Exhibition.

2008, “AsClouds Gather,” The Lofts On Cherry, Olympia, Washington.

2008,”StudioProjects: Painting,” The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington.

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