Chris Minard
Medium: Painting

Studio Location:
Radiator Studios - Studio# Studio 1
43-36 10th Street



Artist Bio:
Born in 1985 in Sedona, Arizona, Chris Minard studied at the Savannah College of Art & design and is based in New York City, where his practice includes painting, drawing, and printmaking. He is also an art director and set designer for film and television, as well as an adjunct professor at New York University where he teaches a graduate production design course at the Tisch School of the Arts.

Artist Statement:
Typically working in series by developing on a theme or title, my work focuses on quiet moments or pauses between actions: awareness, reflection, voyeurism, allusive intimacy. With a background in theatrical design and inspiration drawn from music, queer histories and culture, narrative concepts and structure are inherent in my practice, as are rich color and a detailed technique oscillating between realism and more lyrically observed representation.
The young men who populate my work, often alone and lost in thought, exist within oracular environments and architectural quotations that expand upon, rather than explain, their open narratives and psychological states. What goes unseen? What comes next? What does realization look like? What identity is created by context? Who will notice? I am drawn to questions and opportunity. My work celebrates moments of unmediated vulnerable softness as part of the continued expansion of nuanced queer art.

All images and text copyright Chris Minard