Selected Exhibitions

2014

Perceived Similarities, Galerie Kristine Hamann, Wismar, Germany

For the Love of Agnes & Barney, CatHouse FUNeral, Brooklyn, NY

2013

Migratory Marks, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

Transferred, Patchogue Art Gallery, Patchogue, NY

Emergent Systems, Harbor Gallery, Queens, NY

2012

Swing, Swang, Swung, 245 Varet, Brooklyn, NY

Next in Line; Drawing in the 21st Century, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY

Published by the Artist, International Print Center, New York, NY

2011

Chris Nau: Disintegration Station, Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY (solo)

Extended Drawing, Tegnerforbundet Center for Drawing, Oslo, Norway

Signs on the Road, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY

2010

Workspace, Dieu Donné, New York, NY

Geometric Constructs, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Abgehängt, G.A.S.-Station: Tankstelle für Kunst und Impuls, Berlin, Germany

Traces and Places, Boston University, Boston, MA

The Sitka Residencies, Washington County Museum, Portland, OR

2009

Chaos, G.A.S.-Station: Tankstelle für Kunst und Impuls, Berlin, Germany

Apparently Invisible, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

Cutters, Hunter College, New York, NY and Hunterdon Museum, Clinton, NJ

2008

Au Courant, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Room Carving and the Human Nesting Project, Babson College, Babson Park, MA

New Works on Paper, OH+T Gallery, Boston, MA

2007

Chris Nau: Undone and Made, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA (solo)

Art Spotting, The Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA

Industrial Strength, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

2006

Chris Nau: Paintings, Artists Foundation Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)

Chris Nau: Drawings, The Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)

One is Better, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Drawing/Dibujo, Studio Soto, Boston, MA

2005

Abstraction/Obstruction, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA

2004

Cut, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

Seamless, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

On the Surface, Studio Soto, Boston, MA

On the Edge of Form, Fort Point Art Gallery, Boston, MA

2003

Flat Not Flat, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA

Doubletake, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

2002

Chris Nau and Nancy Murphy Spicer, Green Street Gallery, Boston, MA

Megan Goltermann & Chris Nau, Hereford Salon, London, UK

2001

Drawing the New Millennium, The Maine Artists Space, Portland, ME

 

Grants/Awards/Residencies

2011

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship

American Embassy in Oslo Artist Grant

United States Artists Project Grant

Norwegian Artistic Foundation Grant

Tegnerforbundet Norwegian Center for Drawing Exhibition Grant

2010

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

2009

Dieu Donné Workspace Residency, New York, NY

2008

Artist’s Resource Trust Grant, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Jordan Schnitzer Print Residency, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR

2006

Somerville, MA Arts Council Artist Fellowship Grant

2005

St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant

Blanche E. Colman Foundation Grant

2004

Bok Center Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University

Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant

2003

Bok Center Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University

2002

Fort Point Boston Cultural Coalition Public Art Grant

 

Reviews

  • Thomas Micchelli, "Vanishing Virtuosity: Seven Artists, Seven Drawings" HyperAllergic.com, November 23, 2013

  • Dave Delcambre, “Transformers,” nc artblog, July 2, 2010

  • Matt Nash, "Getting Site Specific @ Babson College, " Big Red & Shiny, August 10, 2008

  • Christopher Millis, “The Time is Nau,” The Boston Phoenix, July 21-27, 2006

  • Cate McQuaid, “Nau’s Time has Come,” Boston Globe, July 18, 2006

  • David Hall, Reviews, Art Papers, January/February, 2005

  • Paul Behnke, “Seamless,” Number: An Independent Journal of the Arts, Winter 2005

  • Fredric Koeppel, “ ‘Seamless’ a Model of Beauty,” Commercial Appeal, October 15, 2004

  • Cate McQuaid, “Crossing Border Between Drawing, Sculpture, ‘Cut’ Makes a Stunning Statement,” Boston Globe, December 23, 2004

  • Cate McQuaid, “Fort Point Lines up Unique Works on the Cutting Edge,” Boston Globe, February 6, 2004

  • Cate McQuaid, “At the ‘Drawing Show’ Works Literally Leap off the Page,” Boston Globe, February 1, 2004

  • Jeremy Fox, “In the Cut,” hereboston.com, January 2004

  • Robin Bernat, Reviews, Art Papers, November/December, 2003

  • Marty Carlock, Reviews, Sculpture Magazine, September/October, 2003

  • Cate McQuaid, “Best of 2002 Gallery Shows,” Boston Globe, December 29, 2002

  • Rachel Strutt, Gallery Gallery, Arts Media, September 5, 2002

  • Cate McQuaid, “Some Edgy Artists Play with Space,” Boston Globe, August 23, 2002

  • Paul Parcellin, “On the Wall,” retrorocket.com, August 16, 2002

 

Professional Lectures and Panels

2012

New York Public Library, New York, NY

Artist Career Development Panel:

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellows and Their Strategies

2007

Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

Visiting Artist Exhibition, Lecture and Student Critiques

2006

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico

Visiting Artist: Lecture and Student Critiques

2003

Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

Visiting Artist Exhibition, Lecture and Student Critiques

2002

Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA

Visiting Artist Exhibition, Lecture and Student Critiques

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA

Visiting Artist: Lecture and Student Critiques

 

Education

2001 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA MFA: 2D (painting/printmaking/drawing)

1997 University of Washington, Seattle, WA BFA: Painting; BA Interdisciplinary Arts

1996 UW Studio Art Program in Rome, Italy Painting, Art History, Architecture