Lives and works in Seattle, WA


University of Washington
Seattle, WA
MFA in Painting
1984 University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA
BFA in Painting
1980-81  Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

2018 In Solution, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 Hunting Color, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2015 A Fever in Matter, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 Testing, Base Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Ultra Marine: New Paintings & Drawings About the Sea, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
  SubOptic, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 Slow Color, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
2010 SuperNatural, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2009 Downtime, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
  Color Charts, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 Full Spectrum, Elizabeth Leach, Portland, OR
  Testing, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2007 Color Tests, Schroeder Romero, New York, NY
2006 Testing, University of Michigan, Institute for the Humanities, Ann Arbor MI
  Blindsight, Platform Gallery, Seattle. WA
2005 Testing, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  Testing, Elizabeth Leach, Portland, OR
2004 Testing, Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, NY
  Testing, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 Testing, Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, NA
  New Work, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2002 Testing, Frumkin/Duval, Santa Monica, CA
  Testing, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  Testing, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale. AZ
2001 Testing, William Traver Gallery, Seattle. WA
2000 Testing, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1998 Testing, William Traver Gallery, Seattle. WA
1997 New Work, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
  New Work, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1996 New Work, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1995 Introductions, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2018 Making Life Visible: Art, Biology and Visualization, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, IA
  Here and Now, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017 Dealer's Choice, Woodside/Braseth Gallery, Seattle, WA
  Artist as Subject: 20th Anniversary Celebration, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 Pairings: 16 Artists Creatively Combined, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
  The Color of Memory, Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art, Portland, OR
  American Painting Today, the old Value Village on Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA
2015 Diphthong, Fiterman Gallery at Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY
  Thought Patterns, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA
2014 Real Abstract, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
2013 Chamber Music, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  Materialized, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
  Atmospheric Weather: Artwork from Seattle Public Utilities' Collection, Seattle Municipal Tower, Seattle, WA
2012 Elles @SAM Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2011 One Thing Leads to Another: process and repetition in contemporary print and drawings, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
  Seattle As Collector: Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Turns 40, 40th Anniversary Exhibition at Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2010 Default State Network, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
  Expansion, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
  The Power of Selection, part 3, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
  Opening Ceremony, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
  Non-Objective, William Baczek Gallery, Northampton, MA
  Northwest Mid-Career Artists, Seattle Public Utilities Portable Works, Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009 Genipulation: Genetic Engineering and Manipulation in Contemporary Art, Centre PasqueArt, Kunsthaus Centre d'art, Biel Bienne, Switzerland
2008 Genesis - Die Kunst der Schopfung (The Art of Creation), Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
  Does DNA Define You? Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID
2007 Diagnose [Art]: Contemporary Art Reflecting Medicine, Museum im Kulturspeicher, Wurzburg, Germany
  Human Nature II: Future Worlds, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  A Gathering of Friends, inaugural exhibition, Golden Foundation for the Arts Gallery, New Berlin, NY
  Beneath the Skin, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Diagnose [Art]: Contemporary Art Reflecting Medicine, Kunst-Museum Ahlen, Ahlen, Germany
  Potentially Mighty, p|m Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  Building Tradition, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
2005 5 Painters, Platform, Seattle, WA
  Head Over Hand: pushing the limits of paint, Denise Bibro, New York, NY
  Neddy Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2003 Portals, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
  Components, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2002 Gene(sis): Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2001 Theory or Faith, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 4x4: Four Decades of School of Art Alumni, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1999 Neddy Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Seafirst Bank Gallery, Seattle, WA
1998 Hands On Color, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
  Pattern, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
1997 They Came Here First! CoCA (Center on Comtemporary Art), and Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
  Beeswax, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
  Drawings...A Bi-Coastal Invitational, Meyerson & Nowinski Gallery, Seattle, WA
1991 The Figure: Personal Views and Collaborations, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA
  Common Past, Recent Work, Wheeler Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA
1990 Viewing Ourselves, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA
1989 Art and Soul, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
2018 PULSE Miami, William Baczek Fine Arts, Miami, FL
2017 PULSE Miami, William Baczek Fine Arts, Miami, FL
2016 PULSE New York, William Baczek Fine Arts, New York, NY
  PULSE Miami, William Baczek Fine Arts, Miami, FL

2013 Purchase Award - Portable Works Collection, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle, WA
2011 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards Finalist, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2006 Neddy Fellowship Award nominee, Behnke Foundation, Seattle (also 2005, 1999), Seattle, WA
2004 Special Projects Grant, 4Culture (Cultural Development Authority of King County), Seattle, WA
  Visual Arts Grant finalist, Creative Capital Foundation, New York, NY
2003 Purchase Award - Portable Works Collection, City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle, WA
2002 Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, Seattle, WA
  PONCHO Special Recognition Award, administered by the Betty Bowan Award Committee, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  Joan Mitchell Foundation Award nominee, New York, NY
2001 Artist Trust GAP Grant (Grant for Artists' Projects), Seattle, WA
  Centrum Residency, Port Townsend, WA
  The Allen Institute, Seattle, WA
  Chambers Hotel, New York, NY
  Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  City of Seattle, Portable Works Collection, Seattle, WA
  Oregon State University, Corvallis, Corvallis, OR
  The Progressive Art Collection
  Rosetta Inpharmatics (Merck), Seattle, WA
  Charles Schwab, San Francisco, CA
  Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA
  Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  TA Associates, Boston, MA
  Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
  Wellington Management
2018 Making Life Visible: Art, Biology and Visualization, exhibition catalog, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, IA, pp 44, 52
  Morris, Barbara, “Jaq Chartier @ Dolby Chadwick,” SquareCylinder.com, May 23.
  Park, Jiyun, “Seaweed unlike you’ve ever seen it…,” LittleVillageMag.com, June 7.
  Shick, J. Malcolm. Where Corals Lie: A Natural and Cultural History, London: Reaktion Books, p. 132–3.
2017 Schmidt, Carley, “Chance and Chaos: In the Studio with Jaq Chartier,” Medium.com, August 1
2016 Bright, Richard. "Drawing Thoughts," Interalia Magazine, Issue 20, January.
2015 Kordic, Angie. "Jaq Chartier at Dolby Chadwick Gallery," Widewalls.ch, March.
  Mendelsohn, John. "The Ghost in the Machine: Diphthong at the Fiterman," artcritical.com, Oct 5.
2014 Geijutsu Shincho Magazine, July.
  ST 37, I'm Not Good, Cleopatra Records. Painting featured on album cover.
2013 Harper's magazine, image reproduced in New Books section, December issue.
  Langner, Erin. "Disappearing Act: Jaq Chartier's Climate-Changing Paintings," New American Paintings (blog), September 30.
  Speer, Richard. "Jaq Chartier: Ultra Marine," Willamette Week, May 17.
  Weibel, Peter, and Ljiljana Fruk. "Molecular Aesthetics", MIT.
2012 Beal, Suzanne. "Seattle: A Celebration of Elles," art ltd, November/December.
2011 artcritical: Review Panel #44 - Carrier, Diaz, and Welish with moderator David Cohen, discuss Alison Knowles at James Fuentes, Jaq Chartier at Morgan Lehman, Ivan Navarro at Paul Kasmin, and Rirkrit Tiravanija at Gavin Brown's enterprise, mp3 - 1 hr, 38 min, April 1st.
  Baker, R.C. "Best in Show:...Jaq Chartier at Morgan Lehman," The Village Voice, March 30.
  Haber, John. "Color As Obsession," haberarts.com, March 18.
  Heinrich, Will. "On Display: Maya Block at Thierry Goldberg Projects; Jaq Chartier at Morgan Lehman," The New York Observer, March 8.
  "Seattle As Collector: Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Turns 40", catalog for 40th Anniversary Exhibition at Seattle Art Museum.
2010 "Studio Visit, Volume 10", juried by Steven Zevitas, Open Studio Press.
  Wilson, Stephen. Art+Science Now
2009 Battenfield, Jackie. The Artist's Guide
  Battenfield, Jackie. "Reality Check Interview with Jaq Chartier," ArtistCareerGuide.com
  "Genipulation", exhibition catalog, CentrePasqueArt, Biel Bienne, (Switzerland)
  Hackett, Regina. "Jaq Chartier and the memento mori of a color field," Another Bouncing Ball, May 1.
  Mattera, Joanne. "Fair and Fair Alike: Miami 2009," Joanne Mattera Art Blog, December 15.
  Ingeborg. "Art in the Age of Technoscience: Genetic Engineering, Robotics, and Artificial Life in Contemporary Art", Austria: Springer Wien
2008 Baker, Kenneth. "Wauson remembered at Haines," San Francisco Chronicle, July 5.
  Brady, Patti. "Rethinking Acrylic", North Light Books
  "Genesis - Die Kunst der Schopfung (The Art of Creation)", exhibition catalog, Zentrum Paul Klee, (Bern, Switzerland)
  Speer, Richard. "Profile: Jaq Chartier", art ltd, September.
  "Studio Visit, Volume 4", juried by Carl Belz, Open Studio Press.
2007 "Human Nature", catalog for the exhibition, SoFA Gallery
2006 Cantu, John Carlos, "Disintegration at the core...," Ann Arbor News, February 5.
  Diagnose [Kunst], catalog for the exhibition, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, (Germany)
  Faigin, Gary. "Jaq Chartier at Platform Gallery," artdish.com, September 23.
  Grant, Adriana. "Ink that makes you think," Seattle Weekly, October 4.
  Graves, Jen. "Profanity, Testing, Explosion," The Stranger, September 14.
  Hackett, Regina. "Jaq Chartier breaks down decay...," Seattle P.I., September 8.
  Hackett, Regina. "Serial in Seattle," Visual Codec, March.
  Scott, Carrie E.A., "State of the Art," Seattle Magazine, June.
  Neddy Artist Fellowship, catalog for the exhibition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA.
  'Testing' by Jaq Chartier, catalog for the exhibition, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
2005 Engelson, Andrew. "Visual Arts Pick: Five Painters," Seattle Weekly, July 13.
  Kangas, Matthew. "Abstraction and revelations," Seattle Times, July 8.
  Koplos, Janet. "Report from Seattle: Plugged In and Caffeinated", Art in America, September.
  Neddy Artist Fellowship, catalog for exhibition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA.
  "New American Paintings. Vol. 61". Pacific West Coast edition. Open Studios Press.
  Perry, Vicky. "Abstract Painting Concepts and Techniques," Watson-Guptill
  Kunst aus dem Labor: Zum Verhltnis von Kunst und Wissenschaft im Zeitalter der Technoscience. (Germany)
  Austria: Springer WienNewYork. Reproductions on book cover and pp. 225-229.
  Wiggin, Ashley. 'The Art of Science", Seattle Magazine, May, 2004, p. 30, (reproduction).
2004 Berry, Colin. "Jaq Chartier and Elizabeth Scheidl at LIMN Gallery," Artweek, June, pp. 12-13, (reproduction).
  Baker, Kenneth, "Art grapples with science and politics," San Francisco Chronicle, 3/27/04, p. E-1, (reproduction).
  Jaq Chartier, Testing. Seattle: Marquand Books
  Maine, Stephen, "Dateline Brooklyn," Artnet.com, 9/30/04, (reproduction).
  Pepper, Keane A. "The October Art Crawl," FREEwilliamsburg.com, October.
  Shaviro, Steven, "Genetic Disorder," Artforum, Januray, 2004, p. 42, (reproduction).
  Stillman, Nick, "Jaq Chartier: Sun Tests at Schroeder Romero," MinusSpace.com, November, (reproductions).
2003 Bullis, Douglas. 100 Artists of the West Coast. Atglen, PA.: Schiffer Books, pp. 172-173.
  Conner, Jill. "Jaq Chartier: Testing," Contemporary, issue 53/54, p. 117-118, (reproduction).
  Lovejoy, Bess. "Weird Science: Art and Chemistry Collide in the Lab of Jaq Chartier," Resonance, issue #38, p. 32-33, (reproductions).
  Pepper, Keane A. "The April Crawl," FREEwilliamsburg.com, April, 2003.
2002 DeVuono, Frances. " 'Gene(sis)' at the Henry Art Gallery," Artweek, July/Aug 2002, p. 22.
  Engelson, Andrew. ?Dot Matrix: Jaq Chartier smears the line between art and science with her DNA-inspired blobs," Seattle Weekly, 3/28/02, p. 63, (reproduction).
  Failing, Patricia. "Seizing the Moment," ARTnews, march, jp. 76.
  Hackett, Regina. "Messing with Mother Nature," Seattle P-I, April 6, p. E-1.
  Hall, Emily. "Haunted Houses," The Stranger, April 4, p. 30.
  Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. Bioethics and the Book of Life. New York: Thirteen/WNET.  Reproduction on video box and booklet covers.
  Roth, Charlene. "Jaq Chartier and Amy Ellingson at Frumkin/Duval Gallery," Artweek, March, 2002, p. 17-18, (reproduction).
  Staiger, Alex. "At the Crossroads where Science and Art Meet," Art Access, May, pp. 10-11., (reproduction).
  Uehling, Mark D. "Designer Genes on Display," bio-itworld.com, 6/2/02.
  Welles, Elenore. "Amy Ellingson and Jaq Chartier," ArtScene (preview), January, 2002, p. 12-13, (reproduction).
2001 Cullum, Jerry. "Seductive changes," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 12/28/01.
  New American Paintings, Vol. 31, Pacific West Coast edition. Needham Heights, MA: Open Studio Press. (also 1997, Vol. 13)
  Westbrook, Lindsey. "Theory or Faith," San Francisco Bay Guardian, 8/15/01.
1998 Farr, Sheila. "Hands on Color at BAM...," Seattle Times, 11/17/98, p. E1.
  Hackett, Regina. "Color hits the big time...," Seattle P-I, 11/27/98.
  McTaggart, Tom. "Leaving a paper trail," Seattle Weekly, 8/20/98, p. 32, (reproduction).
1997 Burkman, Greg. "Digging in Deeper," Art Access (Seattle), 3/97.
  Farr, Sheila. "Drawing on inspiration," Seattle Weekly, 7/16/97, p.33.
  Knode, Marilu. "Dehesive," Aorta (Seattle), Summer-1997, p. 14.
  McTaggart, Tom. "Biology Lessons," The Stranger (Seattle), 5/22/97, p. 56, (reproduction).
  Smith, Cary. "Intergalactic Interpretations," News Tribune (Seattle), 7/6/97, p. F1.
  Walker, Emily. "Loving the Aliens: UFO Art," The Daily of the Univ. of Washington, 6/2/97, p. 8.
1995 Foo Fighters, Capitol Records/Roswell Records. Reproduction on CD booklet, record album cover, and cassette J-card.

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