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

Solo Exhibitions

2021    Under the Sun, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2020    SunTests, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2019    SunTests, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
2018    In Solution, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016    Hunting Color, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2015    A Fever in MatterDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, 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

2021    Wunderkammer 3, Esbjerg Art Museum, Esbjerg, Denmark
2020    Making a Better Painting: Thinking Through Practice, Hoffman Gallery, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
2019    Metamorphosis: Agents of Change, NYU Langone Art Gallery, New York, NY
2018    Here and Now, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            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,
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

2020    “Exhibition Tour & Conversation with Bruce Guenther & Jaq Chartier,”, June 13, (video).
            Gallivan, Joseph. “ArtFocus: Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Jaq Chartier about her show SunTests,” KBOO.FM
2019    Billions, tv series on ShowTime, paintings on set throughout season 4, multiple episodes.
            Paglia, Michaell. “Four Solos Create a Beautiful Pattern at Robischon,”, June 12, (images)
            Wei, Lilly. “Barbara Takenaga…Jaq Chartier… at Robischon,”, June 27, (images).
            The Scientific and Creative Process of Artist Jaq Chartier,, October, (images).
            The Biggest Challenges Artists Face During Their Career,, October (images).
2018    Making Life Visible: Art, Biology and Visualization, exhibition catalog, Faulconer Gallery, 
            Grinnell College, IA, pp 44, 52 (images).
            Morris, Barbara, "Jaq Chartier @ Dolby Chadwick,", May 23, (images).
            Shick, J. Malcolm. Where Corals Lie: A Natural and Cultural History, London: Reaktion Books,
            p. 132–3, (image). Amazon
2017    Schmidt, Carley, "Chance and Chaos: In the Studio with Jaq Chartier,", 8/1, (images, video).
2016    Bright, Richard, "Drawing Thoughts," Interalia Magazine, Issue 20, January,, (images).
2015    Kordic, Angie, "Jaq Chartier at Dolby Chadwick Gallery,", March, (images).
            Mendelsohn, John. "The Ghost in the Machine: Diphthong at the Fiterman,", Oct 5.
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 Aural-
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 
            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,
 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 PaintingsVol. 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, 
            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 PaintingsVol. 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 PaintingsVol. 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

The Allen Institute
Bill & Melinda Gates Research Institute
Capital One
Chambers Hotel, NY
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
City of Seattle, Portable Works Collection
Google Cloud Collection
Merck, South San Francisco
Oregon State University, Corvallis
The Progressive Art Collection
Charles Schwab, San Francisco
Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School
Seattle Public Utilities Portable Works Collection
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle
TA Associates, Boston
Tacoma Art Museum, WA
University of West Florida
Wellington Management

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