Chase Langford

At a very young age I started studying and drawing maps.   The first maps I ever saw may have been the highway maps stashed in our Ford Country Squire station wagon’s glove box.  By my teens I had a map and atlas collection totalling well over a thousand and spent my free time engorged in cartography.

My fascination of maps led me to study cartography at UC Santa Barbara and followed with of creating maps for faculty at UCLA.  Imagine the effect of spending much of a lifetime intimately tracing coasts, rivers, highways and more.  Inevitably the visual rhythms of geography largely created my visual sensibility, that is, my sense of what works or does not work visually.

The interplay of a lifetime of maps and my fine art painting became most apparent in the late 1980’s when I started to create map paintings.  Their purpose was not to explain the geography of a place but rather to use the essence of geographic forms to re-express them in an entirely new way.

Today my paintings still echo their geographic foundation.  Whether is it translating the essence of the sand patterns made by the waves on Baker Beach or the dusty Kalahari as seen from a plane.  My latest series, Morphic, adds in the influence of landscape views such as the view from my ridge top studio off Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles.  This new series represents a significant shift from the two-dimensional map view to an abstract composition that implies a three dimensional space.

Chase Langford Artwork

"Sea of Cortez"

24" x 72"

"Arcadia 6"

54" x 34"

"Lancaster Road"

48" x 72"


42" x 30"

"Jura 2"

46" x 60"

"Salta Verde"

32" x 54"

"Jura 3"

46" x 60"

"Dagwood 15"

30" x 12"


1985 – BA, Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara

1989 – Life drawing, Brentwood Art Center

1980-81 – Ceramics, Berkeley Art Cooperative & College of Marin, 1980-81



April-May 2017 – Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, New York


May 2016 – “Land Marks,” Foster/White Gallery, Seattle

May 2015 – Lucas Valley (Eichler) Community Center, Aerena Galleries, Marin County

Jan 2015  – “Carte Blanche,” Aerena Galleries, Yountville & Healdsburg, CA

Nov-Dec 2014 – “Geo+Morphic,” Susan Eley Fine Art, New York

Oct 2014 – Feb 2015, Gensler, Washington, DC

Oct 2010 – Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

Apr-July 2008 – Gensler, Santa Monica, CA

Sept 2005 – “Scrapes,” Keller & Greene, Los Angeles

Dec 1993 – “New Paintings and Monoprints,” L.A. Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

May 1992 – L.A. Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Jan-Feb 1991 – Sculpture Gardens, Venice, CA

Nov 1990 – Encore Fine Art, Long Beach, CA

Nov 1990 – Kerckhoff Art Gallery, UCLA



Feb 2017 – TBA  – Aerena Galleries @ Gensler San Francisco

Nov 2016 – March 2017 – “Abundant, Bountiful and Beautiful,” Art to the Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

Aug-Sept 2016 – “Circles, Scribbles & Squares,” Roan & Black Contemporary Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan

July-Sept 2016 – “Cross Currents,” Saatchi Art, Santa Monica

Jan – Feb 2016 – “Genesis on Paper,” Ted Casablanca Gallery, Palm Springs

Nov 2015 – Jan 2016 – “The Art of Transformation,” Ted Casablanca Gallery, Palm Springs

Sept-Oct 2015 – Foster/White Gallery, Seattle

Aug-Nov 2015 – "Nature," Art Projects Paia, Paia, Maui

Aug-Sept 2015 – "Abstractions," Roan & Black Contemporary Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan

April-May 2015  – “Water is Our Soul”, Art Projects Paia, Maui

March 2015  – “Snap Shot in Chicago”, Roan & Black Contemporary Gallery, Chicago

Dec 2014  –  Malaga Cove Library Gallery, Sara Balough Fine Art, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Oct-Nov 2014 – “I Love Maui”, Art Project Paia, Paia, Maui

Aug-Sept 2014 – “Elements of Domesticity”, Susan Eley Fine Art, New York City

July-Aug 2014 – “Scapes”, Roan & Black, Saugatuck, MI

June-Oct 2014 – “Abstractions”, Art Project Paia, Paia, Maui

Nov 2013-March 2014 – Art1307, Villa di Donato, Naples, Italy

July-Sept 2013 – “Blanc de Noir”, SCAPE, Corona del Mar, CA

July-Sept 2013 – “Summer Salon”, Fresh Paint Art Gallery, Culver City, CA

Nov-Dec 2012 – “ELEMENTal”, Fresh Paint Art Gallery, Culver City, CA

May-June 2011 – “Making Their Mark”, Susan Eley, New York City

Sept 2010 – Fresh Paint, Culver City, CA

June 2010 – “Get Art 3″, Siren Studios, Los Angeles

Feb 2010 – Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

Feb-May 2009 – “Pairs”, Ambient Art Projects, Las Vegas

Sept-Oct 2008 – “Expansion”, Fresh Paint, Culver City, CA

July-Aug 2005 – “Flowers West at K&G,” Keller & Greene, Los Angeles

Dec 2004 – Keller & Greene, Los Angeles

May 2003 – Art X, Long Beach Museum of Art, Curated by Ron Nelson

Dec 2003-Jan 2004 – Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica

April-May 2001 – Art IX, Long Beach Museum of Art, Curated by Bernard Jazzar

Sept 1999 – Art VIII, Long Beach Museum of Art, Curated by Terrence Rogers

Oct 1998 – Art VII, Long Beach Museum of Art, Curated by Bernard Jazzar

1993-1994 – Roy G. Biv Gallery, Palm Springs

Oct 1991 – “Newcomers II” L.A. Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles

Jan-Mar 1991 – “Gallery Artists Group Show” Encore Fine Art, Long Beach

Jan 1991 – “New Artist Exhibition” Los Angeles Art Association Gallery, Los Angeles

Dec-July 1991 – “Satellite Show”  L.A. Artcore, Los Angeles

Dec 1990 – “Salon d’Oeuvres sur Papier de Montreal” Galerie Art-Jeunesse, Montreal

Nov 1990 – “Seven Western States Open Juried Exhibition” Long Beach Art Assoc. Gallery

Sept 1990 – “The California Scene Exhibition” Los Angeles Art Association Gallery, Los Angeles

Sept 1990 – “Tenth Desert West Juried Art Exhibition” Lancaster Museum, Lancaster, CA

July 1990 – “An Exhibition of Abstract Art” Los Angeles Art Association Gallery, Los Angeles

May 1990 – “The Artist Collective Show – A Multi-Site Installation” Artist Collective/Los Angeles



Dec 2015 – Context Art Miami, Susan Eley Fine Art

Oct 2015 – Toronto Art Fair, Susan Eley Fine Art

Feb 2015 – Modernism Show, Palm Springs, Aerena Galleries

Dec 2014 – Context Art Miami, Susan Eley Fine Art

Oct 2014 – Art Silicon Valley, Susan Eley Fine Art

Dec 2013 – Context Art Miami, Susan Eley Fine Art

Dec 2012 – Aqua Art Miami, Susan Eley Fine Art

Sept 2010 – Art San Diego, Bryant Street Gallery

Jan 2010 – Los Angeles Art Show, Bryant Street Gallery



Izabel Fonk, Objekt International, “Transparency is King in the Beverly Hills,” Summer 2016

T.s. Flock, Vanguard Seattle, “Land Marks at Foster/White Gallery.” May 2016

Art Access, The Monthly Guide to the Arts, May 2016

Julie Sheer, Houzz, “Understated Elegance at the 2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design,” April 2016

Marcia Gawecki, “Of all the Gin Joints,” Palm Springs Life, January 2016

Mapanare, “Susan Eley Fine Art (New York) Showed Work by Chase Langford and Amy Greenan at Context Miami,” December 2015Michelle Gringeri-Brown, “Twin Peeks,” Atomic Ranch, Midcentury Marvels Magazine, Summer 2015.

Grant Creegan, “Chase Langford Paintings,”, June 2015.

Alissa Darsa, “Must See Art Guide: New York,” November 2014.

Wall Street International, “Chase Langford Geo+Morphic at Susan Eley Fine Art,” November 2014.

Moray Mair, “Chase Langford Paintings Born in Cartography,” MutantSpace, online arts & culture, August 2014.

Saatchi Art, “Inside the Studio, Chase Langford Interviewed,” February 2014.

Michelle Gringeri-Brown, “Working for the Weekend,” Atomic Ranch, Midcentury Marvels Magazine, Winter 2014.

Demitri Christian Sgourakis, “Matters of Design” radio interview, Voice America, June 2014.

David Allen Ibsen, “Chase Langford is Captured by Filmmaker Eric Minh Swenson,” Five Thot online magazine, June 2013.

Huffington Post, “Featured Fifty Fine Ats: Botswana 5,” July 2013.

Orange County Register, “Blanc de Noir at SCAPE,” April 2013.

David Allen Ibsen, “Artist Chase Langford: Cartography Embedded in his Paintings,” Five Thot online magazine, February 2012.

Florence Kane, “Pale Perfection,” C – California Style Magazine, March 2012.

The Second Hanging Blog, “Group Show at Susan Eley Fine Art,” May 2011.

Lisa Selin Davis, Luxe Los Angeles, “Open Wide”, Thomas J. Landry & Assoc., April 2010.

Danielle Kelly, "Housing New Hopes, Ambient Art Projects Launches New Exhibition Site with 'Pairs,'" Las Vegas Weekly, April 2009.

Robb Report, Vacations Homes magazine, “Pared-down Paradise,” January 2009.

Katherine Harmon, “The Map as Art, Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography,” 2009.

Lieba Faier, “Intimate Encounters: Filipina Women and the Remaking of Rural Japan,” painting ‘Many Japans’ on cover, July 2009.

Christine Lennon, “Rhapsody in Gray, Fashion Designer Monique Lhuillier’s Bel Air Home,” Elle Decor, Jan/Feb 2008.

Lizzie Garrett, “Present Perfect, Luis Ortega brings Donald Wexler’s Palm Springs masterpiece up to speed,” Interiors, Aug/Sept 2008.

Susan Morgan, “Modern by Design, Our Los Angeles Showhouse,” Metropolitan Home, October 2007.

Lisa Boone, “An Old Estate’s New Look,” Los Angeles Times, October 2007.




Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas

Cohen & Lord, Century City

Coudert Brothers LLP, Los Angeles

Doughtery Dental Corporation, Sherman Oaks, CA

Dykema Grossett LLP, Los Angeles

Endurance Insurance, Chicago

Esena Golf Club, Palm Springs

Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong

Gensler, Washington, DC

Jacmar, Los Angeles

JP Morgan Chase, Seattle

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California

Long Beach Museum of Art

MacCarley, Rosen, Inc, Los Angeles

Maesa, New York City

Mastro’s Ocean Club Malibu, Malibu

Mastro’s New York

Meacham Oppenheimer Inc., San Jose, CA

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Austin, TX

Monique Lhuillier Inc., Los Angeles

Nordstrom, Austin, TX

Nordstrom, Bloomington, MN

Nordstrom, Chicago

Nordstrom, Los Angeles (Redondo Beach)

Nordstrom, Costa Mesa (South Coast Plaza)

Nordstrom, Vancouver, British Columbia

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, CA

Paris Las Vegas Casino Resort

Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad, California

PIMCO, Newport Beach

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon

Richard Chang Associates, Lake Forest, CA

Richard Savage & Associates, Los Angeles

Royal Caribbean Cruises, Inc., Allure of the Seas

Sidley Austin LLP, Los Angeles

Silhol Law, PLLC, Dallas, TX

Star City, Sydney, Australia

Thomas Landry Associates, Los Angeles

UBS, Los Angeles

Unico Properties, Denver

Villa Ventia, Costa Mesa, California

Vintage Club, Indian Wells

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