Chris Austin
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Studio Member since 2017

b.1967

Chris Austin studied mechanics at Ferris State University; a background that is evident in the meticulous art making process. Thoughtfully composed works emerge from methodical planning that manifests through research, sketching, and assembling source materials.

Austin alternates between painting on canvas and hand-cut cardboard. This imbues his artwork with a fresh viewpoint and authenticity. Austin’s mechanical interest is further evidenced in 2-dimensional works in which he uses subject matter to break the linear border of the substrate.

Austin’s painting practice is grounded in realism with a nod to folk art. He layers elements within his paintings while intentionally overlooking volume and shadow. His primary focus is on “the composition [and] the colors”. This simplicity encourages narratives to emerge that are left open for personal interpretation and musing.

“Art is expressing yourself. I know how to make good art.”

Picture Within A Painting, 2018

36" x 28"
Long Hair, Although She Fell Asleep and Got her Back Summer Cooked-Burned, 2020
acrylic
11" x 14"
Afternoon Lunch-Beach Edisto From Ocean, 2020
acrylic
16" x 24"
A Good Tan Female Reading A Good Book, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
The Elephant, 2020

18" x 19"
Woman of Color, 2020
acrylic
9.5" x 18.5"
Sweet Black Sisters, 2020
acrylic
14" x 11"
Sold
A Friend FromEdisto, SC, 2020
acrylic
24" x 18"
Untitled, 2020

16" x 20"
A Lunch At The Beach When It’s Raining Out, 2020

16" x 20"
Chicago Hot Dogs, 2020
acrylic
12" x 12"
A Book or Newspaper, 2020
acrylic
17" x 16"
Friends From Edisto, SC, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
African Elephant, 2020
acrylic
16" x 24"
A Dancing Female, 2020
acrylic
16" x 20"
Flowers on a Desk Beside the Window, 2020
acrylic
11" x 14"
Holy Church, 2020
acrylic
14" x 11"
The Nurse, 2019

16" x 20"
An Old Swamp House, 2020
acrylic
14" x 11"
Tri-Skiing, 2018

20" x 24"
Miss Cloworth, 2019

20" x 16"
Hand Toolbox Snap On, 2020

11" x 7"
At the Park by Lake Michigan in Chicago, 2020

20" x 16"
Birds, 2020
acrylic
14" x 11"
Man is the Moon, 2019

16" x 20"
Squirrel Jungle Gym, 2017

11" x 14"
Peace the Moon and Good Stars Around, 2020
acrylic
18" x 24"
Mumble Band, 2020

13" x 27"
Miss Banana India, 2020

0" x 0"
Tower Beach, 2019

20" x 16"
A Female Visitor, A Honker, 2021
acrylic
12" x 14"
$4.60 Lunch or Quick Dinner-A Small Dessert, 2021
acrylic
11" x 16"
A Good Female 50 Years Wilmette On The Lake Michigan Shore, 2021
acrylic
36" x 36"
Good Time Party In San Fransisco, CA, 2021
acrylic
20" x 24"
Like Sirens
Circle Contemporary, Glenview, IL - 2019
D6 Design + Art #12
Dock 6 Collective, Chicago, IL - 2019
North Shore Awards Show
Circle Contemporary North Shore, Glenview, IL - 2018
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Picture Within A Painting, 2018

36" x 28"
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Long Hair, Although She Fell Asleep and Got her Back Summer Cooked-Burned, 2020
acrylic
11" x 14"
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Afternoon Lunch-Beach Edisto From Ocean, 2020
acrylic
16" x 24"
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A Good Tan Female Reading A Good Book, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
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The Elephant, 2020

18" x 19"
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Woman of Color, 2020
acrylic
9.5" x 18.5"
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Sweet Black Sisters, 2020
acrylic
14" x 11"
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Sold
A Friend FromEdisto, SC, 2020
acrylic
24" x 18"
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Untitled, 2020

16" x 20"
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A Lunch At The Beach When It’s Raining Out, 2020

16" x 20"
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Chicago Hot Dogs, 2020
acrylic
12" x 12"
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A Book or Newspaper, 2020
acrylic
17" x 16"
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Friends From Edisto, SC, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
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African Elephant, 2020
acrylic
16" x 24"
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A Dancing Female, 2020
acrylic
16" x 20"
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Flowers on a Desk Beside the Window, 2020
acrylic
11" x 14"
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Holy Church, 2020
acrylic
14" x 11"
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The Nurse, 2019

16" x 20"
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An Old Swamp House, 2020
acrylic
14" x 11"
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Tri-Skiing, 2018

20" x 24"
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Miss Cloworth, 2019

20" x 16"
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Hand Toolbox Snap On, 2020

11" x 7"
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At the Park by Lake Michigan in Chicago, 2020

20" x 16"
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Birds, 2020
acrylic
14" x 11"
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Man is the Moon, 2019

16" x 20"
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Squirrel Jungle Gym, 2017

11" x 14"
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Peace the Moon and Good Stars Around, 2020
acrylic
18" x 24"
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Mumble Band, 2020

13" x 27"
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Miss Banana India, 2020

0" x 0"
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Tower Beach, 2019

20" x 16"
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A Female Visitor, A Honker, 2021
acrylic
12" x 14"
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$4.60 Lunch or Quick Dinner-A Small Dessert, 2021
acrylic
11" x 16"
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A Good Female 50 Years Wilmette On The Lake Michigan Shore, 2021
acrylic
36" x 36"
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Good Time Party In San Fransisco, CA, 2021
acrylic
20" x 24"
Interested in this piece? Contact us