Chris Twomey

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Chris Twomey is an award-winning artist living in New York City. Awards include a Ford grant, CAPS, the Kitchen Center, and Experimental TV grant and American Film Institute Directing Internship. Recent 2010 solo exhibitions include ASTRAL FLUFF: Carnal Bodies in Celestial Orbit at CREON Gallery, NYC and CHRIS TWOMEY & Core Constellation at Westbeth Gallery, NYC.

Twomey’s first solo exhibition, “Omni Series, Art and Genetics in a Digital Age”, was shown at Tribes gallery in New York and was both broadcast on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and featured in print reviews. In 2006, Twomey’s second solo multi-media exhibition, “Madonna Series” received reviews in Art in America, The Scientist, Art and Science Collaborations, Inc. and NYArts Magazine. Since 1999, Twomey has exhibited widely in group art exhibitions around the USA and has work in the permanent collection of the Museum of New Art, Detroit, Rhizome Artbase, and other private collections.


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Chris Twomey is an award-winning artist living in New York City. Awards include a Ford grant, CAPS, the Kitchen Center, and Experimental TV grant and American Film Institute Directing Internship. Recent 2010 solo exhibitions include ASTRAL FLUFF: Carnal Bodies in Celestial Orbit at CREON Gallery, NYC and CHRIS TWOMEY & Core Constellation at Westbeth Gallery, NYC.

Twomey’s first solo exhibition, “Omni Series, Art and Genetics in a Digital Age”, was shown at Tribes gallery in New York and was both broadcast on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and featured in print reviews. In 2006, Twomey’s second solo multi-media exhibition, “Madonna Series” received reviews in Art in America, The Scientist, Art and Science Collaborations, Inc. and NYArts Magazine. Since 1999, Twomey has exhibited widely in group art exhibitions around the USA and has work in the permanent collection of the Museum of New Art, Detroit, Rhizome Artbase, and other private collections.

Origins and identity are the themes that drive the imagery of Twomey’s work and is influenced by scientific or conceptual discoveries that impact Twomey’s understanding of these themes. Origins and identity are the focus because of Twomey’s transient upbringing in a family that moved around the USA every two years in an attempt to improve their social, economic, and educational status.

NM Mindscapes
An interior exploration, this work is an outward manifestation of an inward state of identity. The hills, trees, rocks, brush and sand are transformed by Twomey’s formal interest in the ethereal reality found in the ancient landscapes around New Mexico. This reality as observed 5 years ago, and which is now a memory, is colored by the present reality. The series reflect a true merging of history, self and selves over time.

Each image from this series is derived from a photograph and was manipulated, retouched, and printed by the artist. Each image is then hand-painted using ink, acrylic or watercolor. Twomey sees the interface between the mathematically based output of computer imaging and the hand derived personality of the human gesture as emblematic of our struggles of how to use science, technology, and the discoveries of our time to best serve humanity.


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  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • CHRIS TWOMEY & Core Constellation — Westbeth Gallery, (non-profit) New York, 2010
  • ASTRAL FLUFF: Carnal Bodies in Celestial Orbit —CREON Gallery (project space), New York, 2010
  • MADONNA SERIES —Tribes Gallery (non-profit), New York, 2006
  • OMNI SERIES, Art and Genetics in a Digital Age — Tribes Gallery (non-profit), New York, 2004
  • SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • It’s All Good (Apocalypse Now), SideShow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY 2011
  • Fracking, Art and Activism against the Drill organized by Lauren Rosati, Peggy Cyphers, Ruth Hardinger, and Alice Zinnes., Exit Art, 2010
  • Women of the 21st Century curated by Lisa Paul Streitfeld., HP Garcia Gallery, 2010
  • Art for Water, ArtSource International Gallery New York, 2010
  • Dialectical Landscapes curated by Alyssa Fanning, Seton Hall University, 2010
  • Exposed curated by Norm Hinsey, Creon Gallery, 2009
  • Paper in the Wind curated by David Gibson, Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, 2009
  • BROADTHINKING, Bridge ArtFair, New York, 2009
  • It’s a Beautiful Life, SideShow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY 2009
  • BROADTHINKING: Unnatural Acts and Other Illicit Thoughts about Nature Curated/organized by Chris Twomey, Broadway Gallery, New York, 2009
  • ICONS, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL 2008
  • Walk-ins Welcome, curated by Robert Curcio, Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York 2008
  • Objects of Desire II, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York 2008
  • BROADTHINKING: Entropic Renovators, Art Now Fair New York, 2008
  • Meet Me Here Chelsea Hotel, New York, POOL ART FAIR, 2008
  • Metamorphisis of Identity, Georgetown College, KY 2008
  • Ides of March: BROADTHINKING: Cosmological Map, ABC No Rio, New York 2008
  • PEACE, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 2008
  • POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, James Cohan Gallery, New York 2007
  • POOL ART FAIR — Art Attack, Chelsea Hotel, New York, 2007
  • BROADTHINKING Inaugural, E32/Lotus LoungeNew York (virtual) Silent Space Gallery, Kingston NY 2007
  • CUE Foundation, New York NEW 07, Benefit for Nurture Art, 2007
  • SUMMER SAMPLER, FrontRoom Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 2007
  • WAR IS OVER AGAIN, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 2007
  • American Democracy Project—CMSU Art Center Gallery MO 2006
  • DIGI’ 06—organized by ASCI NY Hall of Science NYC 2006
  • Mixed Media Showcase—Westbeth Gallery NYC 2006
  • A Friend in Need—Gallery Onetwentyeight NYC 2006
  • Postcards From the Edge—Robert Miller Gallery NYC 2005
  • Art in Odd Places—curated by Ed Woodham Outdoor Sculpture NYC 2005
  • Pool Art Fair—Jump into Art Solita Hotel NYC 2005
  • Looking In / Looking Out—Paul Mellon Arts Center CT 2004
  • Museum of Truth and Beauty—Pool Art Addict, underground art fair NYC 2004
  • New Prints 2003/Autumn—International Print Center NY NYC 2003
  • Digital Bridges—Westbeth Gallery NYC 2003
  • Genome—CityWithoutWalls NJ 2002
  • Life of the City—Museum of Modern Art NYC 2002
  • Reactions—Exit Art NYC 2002
  • Breaking the Rules—curated by Eugenia Tsai Katonah Museum Katonah, NY 2002
  • Public Collections
  • Rhizome.org—The New Museum, NYC
  • Library of Congress—Washington, DC
  • Museum of New Art—Detroit, MI
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