1994 MFA, painting, University of Washington, Seattle
1984 BFA, painting  (Cum Laude), University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1980-81 Syracuse University, New York

Solo Exhibitions

2018 In Solution, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 Hunting Color, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2015 "A Fever in Matter," Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francsico, CA
2014  Base Gallery, Tokyo
2013 Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
         Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2009 Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008 Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
         Elizabeth Leach, Portland, OR
2007 Schroeder Romero, New York, NY 
2006 University of Michigan, Institute for the Humanities, Ann Arbor, MI
         Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005 Elizabeth Leach, Portland, OR
         LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, NY
         LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, NY
         William Traver, Tacoma, WA 
2002 Frumkin/Duval, Santa Monica, CA
         LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, CA
         Cervini Haas, Scottsdale, AZ
2001 William Traver, Seattle, WA (also 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995)
2000 Cervini Haas, Scottsdale, AZ
1997 Laura Russo, Portland, OR

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Making Life Visible, Falconer Gallery, Grinnell College, IA
2017 Dealer's Choice, Woodside/Braseth Gallery, Seattle
         Artist as Subject: 20th Anniversary Celebration, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 Pairings: 16 Artists Creatively Combined, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
         The Color of Memory, Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art, Portland, OR
         American Painting Today, the old Value Village on Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA
2015  Diphthong, Fiterman Gallery at Borough of Manhattan Community College, NY
         Thought Patterns, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA
2014  Real Abstract, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle
2013  Chamber Music, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
         Materialized,  Robischon Gallery, Denver
         Atmospheric Weather: Artwork from Seattle Public Utilities' Collection, Seattle Municipal Tower, Seattle
2012  Elles: SAM Gallery, Seattle Tower Building, Seattle
         Elles : Platform, Platform Gallery, Seattle
2011 One Thing Leads To Another, San Jose ICA, San Jose, CA
         Seattle As Collector, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2010 Default State Network, Morgan Lehman, New York, NY
         Expansion, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
         The Power of Selection, part 3, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
         Northwest Mid-Career Artists, Seattle Public Utilities Portable Works, Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009 Genipulation: Genetic Engineering and Manipulation in Contemporary Art, CentrePasque Art, Kunsthaus
         Centre d’art, Biel Bienne, Switzerland
2008 Genesis – The Art of Creation, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
         Does DNA Define You? Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID
2007 Diagnose [Art]: Contemporary Art Reflecting Medicine, Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg, Germany
         Human Nature II: Future Worlds, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
         A Gathering of Friends, inaugural exhibition, Golden Foundation for the Arts Gallery, New Berlin, NY 
         Beneath the Skin, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Diagnosis [Art]: Contemporary Art Reflecting Medicine, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Germany; and the Museum im Kulturspeicher, Wurzburg,Germany 
         Potentially Mighty, p|m Gallery, Toronto, Canada
         Building Tradition, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
         Aesthetics Analytics, SAM Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, WA
2005 5 Painters, Platform, Seattle, WA
         Neddy Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
         North by Northwest, Winston Wachter, NY
         University of Washington School of Art, MFA Alumni Invitational Exhibition, SAM Gallery,  Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2004 DNA: Art & Science - the Double Helix, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South  Florida, Tampa (online exhibition), Tampa, FL
2003 Portals, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
         Components, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2002 Gene(sis): Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA [Travelled through 2004: Berkeley Art Museum, UC Berkeley, CA; Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL]
2001 Theory or Faith, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 4 x 4: Four Decades of Univ. of Washington Alumni, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1999 Neddy Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA
         Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1998 Hands On Color, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
         Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA 
1997 Drawings...A Bi-Coastal Invitational, Meyerson & Nowinski Gallery, Seattle, WA
         Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
         They Came Here First! Center on Contemporary Art, and Bumbershoot: The Seattle Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
1996 Combined Talents: Florida National, Museum of Fine Arts of Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
         Artists Council Exhibition, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
1995 September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
1994 Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1993 Dehesive, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
         Faber Birren Color Award Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT
1991 The Figure: Personal Views and Collaborations, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA
         Common Past, Recent Work, Wheeler Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1990 Viewing Ourselves, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1989 Art and Soul, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Awards + Grants

2013 Purchase Award - Portable Works Collection, Seattle Public Utilities
2011 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards finalist, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2006 Neddy Fellowship Award nominee, Behnke Foundation, Seattle (also 2005, 1999)
2004 Visual Arts Grant finalist, Creative Capital Foundation, NY
         Special Projects Grant, 4 Culture (Cultural Development Authority of King County), Seattle, WA
2002 Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, Seattle, WA
2001 PONCHO Special Recognition Award, administered by the Betty Bowan Award Committee, Seattle Art Museum, WA
         Joan Mitchell Foundation Award nominee, New York, NY
1999 Artist Trust GAP Grant (Grants for Artists’ Projects), Seattle, WA
         Betty Bowan Award Finalist, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
         Centrum Residency, Port Townsend, WA

Selected Bibliography

2015 Grovier, Kelly. "Art Since 1989," New York: Thames/Hudson, (reproduction).
2014 FitzSimons, Margie. "Art and Science, Part II,", 10/21/14, (reproductions).
         Geijutsu Shincho Magazine, July, p. 111, (reproduction).
         ST 37, I'm Not Good, Cleopatra Records. Painting featured on album cover. read review of album on
2013 Harper's magazine, image reproduced in New Books section, December issue, p. 85.
         Langner, Erin. "Disappearing Act: Jaq Chartier's Climate-Changing Paintings," New American Paintings Blog, 9/30/13 (reproductions). 
         Speer, Richard. "Jaq Chartier: Ultra Marine," Willamette Week, 5/17/13.
         Weibel, Peter, and Ljiljana Fruk (eds.). Molecular Aesthetics, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, pp. 242-245, (reproductions).
2012 Beal, Suzanne. "Seattle: A Celebration of Elles," art ltd, November/December, p. 42, (reproduction).
2011 Baker, R.C. "Best in Show:…Jaq Chartier at Morgan Lehman," The Village Voice, 3/30/11.
         Haber, John. "Color As Obsession," New York 3/18/11, (reproduction).
         Heinrich, Will. "On Display:…Jaq Chartier at Morgan Lehman," The New York Observer, 3/8/11, (reproduction).
2010 Studio Visit, Volume 10, juried by Steven Zevitas, Needham Heights, Mass.: Open Studio Press, pp. 36-37.
         Wilson, Stephen. Art+Science Now, New York: Thames & Hudson, p. 32, (reproduction).
2009 Battenfield, Jackie. The Artist’s Career Guide, New York: Da Capo Press, pp.133-134+,(reproduction).
         Genipulation, exhibition catalog, CentrePasqueArt, Biel Bienne, Switzerland, pp. 54-59,(reproductions).
         Hackett, Regina. “Jaq Chartier and the memento mori of a color field,” Another Bouncing Ball, 5/1/09.
         Mattera, Joanne. “Fair and Fair Alike: Miami 2009,” Joanne Mattera Art Blog, 12/15/09,(reproductions).
         Reichle, Ingeborg. Art in the Age of Technoscience: Genetic Engineering, Robotics, and Artificial Life in 
         Contemporary Art. Austria: Springer Wien New York. pp. 237-241, (reproductions).
2008 Baker, Kenneth. “Wauson remembered at Haines,” San Francisco Chronicle, 7/5/08.
         Brady, Patti. Rethinking Acrylic, Cincinnati: North Light Books, p. 152, (reproduction).Genesis - The Art of Creation, exhibition catalog, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland.
         Speer, Richard. “Profile: Jaq Chartier,” Art Ltd. West Coast Art + Design, September (reproduction). Studio Visit, Volume 4, juried by Carl Belz, Needham Heights, Mass.: Open Studios Press, pp. 32-33.
2007 Human Nature, catalog for the exhibition, SoFA Gallery, Indiana Univ. Bloomington, p. 63,(reproduction).
2006 Cantú, John Carlos. “Disintegration at the core...” Ann Arbor News, Feb. 5, p. C2,(reproduction).
         Diagnose [Kunst], catalog for the exhibition, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Germany, p. 133, (reproduction).
         Dwell, “In the Modern World,” 10/06, (reproduction).
         Faigin, Gary. “Jaq Chartier at Platform Gallery,”, 9/23/06, (reproduction).
         Grant, Adriana. “Ink that makes you think,” Seattle Weekly, 10/4/06, (reproduction).
         Graves, Jen. “Profanity, Testing, Explosion,” The Stranger, 9/14/06, (reproduction).
         Hackett, Regina. “Jaq Chartier breaks down decay...,” Seattle P.I., 9/8/06, p. 29, (reproduction).
         Pence, Elizabeth. “Jaq Chartier at Platform Gallery,” Artweek, November, pp. 22-23 (reproduction).
         Langley, Matthew. “Jaq Chartier @ Platform Gallery,” Matthew Langley/weblog, 9/19/06, (reproduction).
         Scott, Carrie E. A. “State of the Art,” Seattle Magazine, June, p. 123-124, (reproduction).
         ‘Testing’ by Jaq Chartier, exhibition catalog, Inst. for the Humanities, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
2005 Engelson, Andrew. "Visual Arts Pick: Five Painters," Seattle Weekly, 7/13/05.
         Kangas, Matthew. "Abstraction and revelations," Seattle Times, 7/8/05.
         Koplos, Janet. “Report from Seattle: Plugged In and Caffeinated,” Art in America, Sept., p.69, (reproduction).
         New American Paintings. Vol. 61. Pacific West Coast edition. Needham Heights, Mass.: Open Studios Press.
         Perry, Vicky. Abstract Painting Concepts and Techniques, New York: Watson-Guptill. Reproduction p. 125.
         Reichle, I. Kunst aus dem Labor: Zum Verhältnis von Kunst und Wissenschaft im Zeitalter der Technoscience. Austria: Springer Wien New York. Reproductions on book cover and pp. 225-229. 
         Wiggin, Ashley. “The Art of Science,” Seattle Magazine, May, 2004, p. 30, (reproduction).
2004 Berry, Colin. “Jaq Chartier and Elizabeth Scheidl at LIMN Gallery,” Artweek, June, pp. 12-13, (reproduction).
         Baker, Kenneth. “Art grapples with science and politics,” San Francisco Chronicle, March 27, (reproduction).
         Jaq Chartier: Testing. Seattle: Marquand Books.
         Maine, Stephen. “Dateline Brooklyn,”, 9/30/04, (reproduction).
         Pepper, Keane A. “The October Art Crawl,”, October
         Shaviro, Steven. “Genetic Disorder,” Artforum, January, p. 42, (reproduction).
         Stillman, Nick. “Jaq Chartier: Sun Tests at Schroeder Romero,”, November, (reproductions).
2003 Bullis, Douglas. 100 Artists of the West Coast. Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Books. Reproductions pp. 172-173.
         Connor, Jill. “Jaq Chartier: Testing,” Contemporary, no. 53/54, pp. 117-118, (reproduction).
         Lovejoy, Bess. “Weird Science: Art and Chemistry Collide in the Lab of Jaq Chartier,” Resonance, no. 38, pp. 32-33, (reproductions). 
         Pepper, Keane A. “The April Crawl,”, April.
2002 DeVuono, Frances. “Gene(sis) at the Henry Art Gallery,” Artweek, July/Aug., p. 22.
         Engelson, Andrew. “Dot Matrix: Jaq Chartier smears the line between art and science with her DNA-inspired blobs,” Seattle Weekly, March 28, p. 63, (reproduction).
         Failing, Patricia. “Seizing the Moment,” ARTnews, March, p. 76.      
         Hackett, Regina. “Messing with Mother Nature,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 6, p. E-1.
         Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, Bioethics and the Book of Life. New York: 
         Thirteen/WNET, (images on video box & booklet).
         Roth, Charlene. “Jaq Chartier and Amy Ellingson...,”  Artweek, March, p. 17, (reproduction).
         Staiger, Alex. “At the Crossroads where Science and Art Meet,” Art Access, May, pp. 10-11, (reproduction).
         Welles, Elenore. “Amy Ellingson and Jaq Chartier,” ArtScene, Jan., pp. 12-13, (reproduction).
2001 Cullum, Jerry. “Seductive Changes,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dec. 28, p. Q5.
         New American Paintings. Vol. 31. Pacific West Coast edition. Needham Heights, Mass.: Open Studios Press.
         Westbrook, Lindsey. "Theory or Faith," San Francisco Bay Guardian, 8/15/01.
1999 Neddy Artist Fellowship Exhibition, exhibition catalog. Seattle: Seafirst Gallery, (reproduction).
1998 Farr, Sheila. "Hands on Color at BAM...," Seattle Times, 11/17/98, p. E1.
         Hackett, Regina. "Color hits the big time...," Seattle P-I, 11/27/98.
         McTaggart, Tom. "Leaving a paper trail," Seattle Weekly, 8/20/98, p. 32, (reproduction).
1997 Burkman, Greg. "Digging in Deeper," Art Access, 3/97.
         Farr, Sheila. "Drawing on inspiration," Seattle Weekly, 7/16/97, p.33.
         Knode, Marilu. "Dehesive," Aorta, Summer-1997, p. 14.
         McTaggart, Tom. "Biology Lessons," The Stranger, 5/22/97, p. 56, (reproduction).
         New American Paintings. Vol. 13. Pacific West Coast edition. Needham Heights, Mass.: Open Studios Press.
         Smith, Cary. "Intergalactic Interpretations," News Tribune, 7/6/97, p. F1.
1995 Foo Fighters. Capitol Records/Roswell Records. Reproductions on CD booklet, album cover, & cassette J-card.

Selected Collections

Amgen, Seattle
Chambers Hotel, New York
City of Seattle, Portable Works Collection
Oregon State University, Corvallis
The Progressive Art Collection
Rosetta Inpharmatics, Seattle
Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle
Tacoma Art Museum, WA
Wellington Management

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