About

Chris Mesarch,   Somerville, Massachusetts

Contact at: Chris@Chrismesarch.com

Currently working on a graphic novel, “Life,Still”
http://lifestillbychrismesarch.blogspot.com;

EXHIBITIONS

2015 Ambassador’s Residence, Reykjavik, Iceland
“Rebellion and Grace”, MassArt, August
“Small, Smaller, Smallest” Brickbottom 
 Gallery, June

2014 “Hot Spot”, Brickbottom Gallery, June
“Intuition”, Brickbottom Gallery, April

2005 “RED”, Cambridge Artist Association, Juried Show, November
Gallery AAB, September
“BIG”, Brickbottom Gallery, July

2004 Brickbottom Open Studios, November
B&C Group, Newton MA, June
Gallery AAB, Boston, MA, May/June Brickbottom Gallery. Somerville, MA, “Under the Influence”, Janauary
2003 Human Rights Campaign, Boston, MA, Exhibit and Auction
Brickbottom Artists Building, Somerville, MA, Open Studios Gallery AAB, Boston, MA, “Complex Harmony”

2000 Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, Artcetera

1999 Brickbottom Artists Building, Somerville, MA, Open Studios

1996 AAB, Boston, MA, “Grids and Fans, Following Orders”,
International Place, Boston, MA, Artcetera

1995 Brickbottom Artists Building, Somerville, MA, Open Studios

1992 Brickbottom Artists Building, Somerville, MA, Open Studios

1991 Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA, “Ceramics”
Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL,“The Educated Monoprint”
Somerville Arts Council Grant Winners, Somerville. MA MassArt, Boston, MA “Twenty Years of the Graphic Workshop”,
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA “Maps”

1990 St. Louis Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO ,“East Meets West”,
Japan America Society, Washington, D.C.
Duxbury Art Museum, Duxbury, MA, Museum of Our Natural Heritage, Lexington, MA
1989 Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL, “The Educated Monoprint”
Park Square Armory, Boston, MA, “Crafts at the Castle”
1988 Park Square Armory, Boston, MA, “Crafts at the Castle”
Brickbottom Artists Building, Somerville, MA, Open Studios
1987 Fables Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Duxbury Art Museum, Duxbury, MA, “Paperworks, “87” Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA, “Boston Artists Abroad” Cooper Hewitt Museum, NYC,“Fans From the Permanent Collection” Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland OH, “Regional Invitational” Hopkins Gallery, Wellfleet, MA,

1986 Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, “About Paper” Bank of Boston, Boston, MA,“Large Scale Works in Paper” Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA,

1985 Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, “A Show of Fans”
1985 Limited Editions, Newton, MA Duxbury Art Museum, Duxbury, MA, “The Way of Tea” Wang Center, Boston, MA, “Essence Beyond Form”
1984 Dento Sangyo Kaikan, Kyoto, Japan, “Meritorious Crafts Exhibit”

1983 City Hall, Kyoto, Japan, “Annual Fan Painting Exhibit” Provincetown, MA, “First Annual Prize Exhibit”

1982 Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA,,“Fiber From Function to Formalization” Helen Shlein Gallery, Boston, MA., “Watercolor Salon”

1981 DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, “Three Decades”

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Nokia
Wbur
Fidelity Investments, Boston
Putnam Investments, Boston
Pacific Capital Asset Management
Meditech, Framingham
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Peabody & Brown
NStar
Xerox Corporation, Philadelphia
CFC Partners, Austin
CFC Partners, Boston
Schraffts Building, Boston, MA
Corporate Software, Canton, MA.Sterling, Drug, Philadelphia
New England Life, Boston
Rucklehouse Corporation, New York City
Bank of New England
Bank of America
Quebella, Inc.
Liberty Mutual, Boston
Adesso, Boston
State Street Bank, Boston
Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ
Putnam Investments
Massachusetts General Hospital
Straumann USA, Inc., Andover, MA
Nynex
Westin Hotels
University of Pennsylvania

My work is also in numerous private collections

PUBLICATIONS

2015  Boston Globe, Galleries, Cate Mcquaid, 

2004 South End News, “Two Artists, One Show/Gallery AAB”, May 6

2002 The Boston Globe, Weekend Arts & Performance Section, “Study in Complexity”, June 28
2001 The Boston Globe Magazine, “Simply Put”, May 24
2000 The Boston Globe, Living Arts, “Open Studios”, November 11
1996 The Boston Globe, Living Arts, “Creative Solutions”, November 11

1994 Art New England, Elegant Solutions Column, “Dishing It Out”, August/September

1992 Print Magazine, “A Passionate Response”, Summer Issue”

1991 Boston Globe, Calendar Section, Critic’s Choice, Feb. 14
Boston Globe, page 35, “Poster Art Leaves Lasting Impression”, Jan. 30
1990 Boston Globe, Southweekly Section, “A Festive Finale to Tribute”, Oct. 28

1988 Boston Globe, Calendar Section, Critic’s Tip, Nov. 17

1987 Boston Globe, At Home, page 97, Dec. 11
St. Louis Post Dispatch, Sept 2, p11
Bellevue News Democrat, St. Louis, Lifestyle, Aug. 21
Prelude Magazine, “Fanfare”, Dec. Issue

1986 Boston Globe, Living Section, “Crème de la Crème”, Nov. 28 St. Louis Post Dispatch, Section C, p. 1, Aug 28
Bellevue News Democrat, St. Louis, Lifestyle, P. 1, Aug 21
Boston Globe, Calendar Section,
“Boston Fanmaker Masters Japanese Art”, June 19

1984 New England Monthly, “Fanmaster”, December
1983 Boston Globe, Living Section, “Fan Wafts Whirlwind into Artist’s Life”, Sept 7
1982 Fiberarts, Fans and Paper Issue, July

1980 Fiberarts, “Throbbing Needles, II’, March/April

1980 Fiberarts Design Book

GRANTS, AWARDS, PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award, MassArt

2006 Commissioned to Produce two 6’ x 10’, and two 40” x 40” paintings for the Westin Hotel, Boston

1994 Commissioned to design four sets of dinnerware for Sasaki International

1993 Commissioned to develop design concepts for Dansk

1990 Somerville Arts Council, Arts Lottery Grant

1986 Bank of Boston, Craft Excellence Award

1984 Commissioned to produce a relief sculpture by the Cambridge Arts Council, a gift to Cambridge’s Sister City in Japan, Yatabe Tsukube

1983 Travel Grant from the Boston-Kyoto Sister City Foundation for travel to Kyoto, Japan to study fanmaking with Kitaro Teramura, Meritorious Fanmaking Craftsman Designated by the City of Kyoto

1983 Meritorious Fanmaking Craftsman Designated by the City of Kyoto

 

 

 

 

 

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