Colin Chase uses ideas, forms and textures, synergistically juxtaposed and nestled in incongruent combinations to challenge formal spatial logic, as well as quick intellectual responses. He creates work that consists of multiple elements, yet exude a cohesive presence. The viewer is drawn in for closer scrutiny, the myriad sections surrender their individual histories to reveal a resonating core and composite narratives unfold.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Colin Chase received his MFA from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, his BFA from Cooper Union School of Art, and an AAS from the Fashion Institute of Technology. His work has been included in one person and group exhibitions and several galleries including the Jamaica Arts Center, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Neuberger Museum of Art. He is a former resident of the Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S. 1 Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem and Longwood Studios. Colin Chase is represented by the June Kelly Gallery in New York. The Queens Hospital commission is the second public artwork that Chase has produced for the Department of Cultural Affairs. In 1998 Chase completed The Percent for Art project the Malcolm X Memorial for the entrance to the renovated Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, the site of Malcom X’s assassination.