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Chris Oliver                                                                                                           607.279.0897                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture

2005                SUNY Albany, Albany, NY

                        Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award,                          International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ

Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts, Ceramic Sculpture/Art History

1999                Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT

                        Helen W.  Clark Prize for Excellence in the Visual Arts

Solo Exhibitions

2016               The Endless Picnic Tables, Then and Now.  Experimental Gallery,                                                          Cornell University              

2015                The Glossy Sink, The Drive-In and This Has Been On My House Since 1977.                                        Experimental Gallery, Cornell University

2014                Plywood Fantasy and Other Work.  Experimental Gallery, Cornell University

2012                Chris Oliver.  Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut

2011                ¾”-0’ over 96”.  Station 923, Ithaca, NY

2010                King, King, Jack, Jack, King.  Hartell Gallery, Cornell University

                        Out of the Landscape and Back In.  Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University

Group Exhibitions

2017                Art on the Farm.  Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY

2016                Lydia Cabrera Archive Altar Project.  History Miami Museum, Miami Florida

                        Echo Art Fair.  Buffalo NY

                        A Sense of Place.  CSMA, Ithaca, NY

2015                The Sprawl Too.  Klemm Gallery, Sienna Heights University, Adrian, MI

                        Inherent Structure.  Chris Oliver and Anne Reichlen, CSMA, Ithaca, NY

                        Structurally Speaking.  (Best in Show) Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY

                        Espejos/Mirrors.  CSMA, Ithaca, NY

                        Open Season 5.  Standard Art, Ithaca NY

                        Small Works.  Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY

                        AISKETCH.  Milstein Dome, Cornell University

                        RAW Expo.  Milstein Dome, Cornell University

2014                Open Season 4.  Standard Art, Ithaca, NY

2013                Working/Drawing.  Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY

2011                Dwell.  Cazenovia College, Cazenovia , NY

                        Work by Chris Oliver and Lindsey Glover.  Gimme!, Ithaca, NY

                        63rd Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition.  Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester

                        Made In NY.  Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn NY                                   

                        Signs Along the Road.  Curatorial Research Lab, Winkleman Gallery, NY, NY

2010                Stone Quarry Hill Art Park Resident Artists Exhibition.  Cazenovia NY

2005                Outstanding Student Achievements in Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition.                                            Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton NJ

                        Mohawk Hudson Regional.  Albany Museum of History and Art.  NY. 

                        MFA Thesis Exhibition.  SUNY Albany Art Museum

2004                Mohawk Hudson Regional.  Schenectady Museum and Planetarium,  NY.  

                        The Bank Show.  Albany, NY

Permanent Installations

2017                The Endless Picnic Tables, Then and Now, Silicon Valley Version.                                                         Prometheus Real Estate, San Mateo, CA

                        In The Path Shed. Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY

2010                Dodge 100 Historic Recreation Site.  Art Farm, Marquette, NE

                        The Path Shed. Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY

 2004                Accretion.  SUNY, Albany, 2004

 Artist Talks / Panels

2016                NYFA Fellowship panelist.  Architecture and Environmental Structures

2013                Artist Lecture Series.  SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton NY

2012                Thumbnail.  College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University

                        Artist Lecture Series.  SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton NY

2010                Resident Artists Talks.  Stone Quarry Hill Art Park,  Cazenovia NY

Grants            ­

2009                Artist's Grant.  Cornell Council for the Arts, Cornell University


2017                The Endless Picnic Tables, Then and Now, Silicon Valley Version.  Prometheus Real                             Estate, San Mateo, CA

2016                The Cement Planter, Then and Now. City of Ithaca NY


2010                Art Farm,  Marquette, NE

                        Stone Quarry Hill Art Park,  Cazenovia, NY


2017                Visiting Lecturer, Sculpture, Ithaca College

2011-2016       Visiting Lecturer, Sculpture, Cornell University Summer College

2011                Adjunct Sculpture Professor, Sculpture, SUNY Binghamton

2010                Visiting Professor of Sculpture, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT

2005                Adjunct Sculpture Professor, Sculpture, SUNY Albany

                        Instructor of Record, Advanced Ceramic Sculpture, SUNY Albany

                        Instructor of Record, 3-D Design, SUNY Albany

2004                Instructor of Record, 3-D Design, Fall and Spring, SUNY Albany

2003                Instructor of Record, 3-D Design, SUNY Albany

Related Experience

2008-2016       Art/Architecture Studio Technician, College of Architecture, Art and Planning,                                         Cornell University.  Teach fabrication techniques including woodworking, metalworking,                         CNC milling, laser cutting, 3-D printing, ceramics, fiberglass, mold making and more.