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.
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
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
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
SELECTED ART FAIRS
Dec 2015 – Context Art Miami, Susan Eley Fine Art
Oct 2015 – Toronto Art Fair, Susan Eley Fine Art
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,” MoMa.co.uk, 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.
SELECTED PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
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, 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