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1999 M.F.A. in Painting, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California  

1996 B.F.A. in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California 


Solo Exhibitions:

2015   "Put it Together, Take it Apart,” The Property, Los Angeles, CA
2009   “Garden for Losing One’s Head,” LAXART, Los Angeles, CA

2004   “The Indestructibility of the Absolute Nothing,” wunderK, Valencia, Spain

       “Random Encounters: Chris Oliveria—Refracted System of Internal Animosity,” San Jose Museum of Art, CA
2003   “Things Can Get Upside Down in This World…I Hope You Are Resilient,” Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Selected Exhibitions:

2019   “CULCITA,” Group exhibition, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA

       "CHILDREN OF SATURN," Group exhibition, Musee D'Art Contemporain De La Haute-Vienne,France

2016   “William Basinski, Chris Oliveria, Steve Roden, Volume, Los Angeles, CA

2014   "Open House" Group exhibition, The Property, Los Angeles, CA

       "Tender Buttons, an Exhibition of Artists’ Work from London and Los Angeles,” Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
2013   "The Sign Was Just the Thing Itself", Weekend, organized by Jon Paul Villegas, Los Angeles, CA

       “Looking Back at Tomorrow,” Royale Projects, Palm Desert, CA

2011   "Golden Ass,”  Group exhibition, Annie Wharton, Los Angeles, CA            

       "Theater of the Absurd,” Group exhibition, Here is Elsewhere, West Hollywood, CA

2010   "The Open Day Book,” Group exhibition, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

       "Neal Rock, Chris Oliveria,” POST, Los Angeles, CA           

       "Perfect Form of a Fruit Tree,” organized by Margo Victor, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA 

2009   “Exquisite Corpse, or the Show That Curates Itself,” Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA   

       “In Love With Night,” Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, curated by Ciara Ennis and Max King Cap, Orange, CA

2007   “Excess of Subjectivity,” with Manuel Ocampo, Nick Ackerman and Michael Scoggins, Chez Valentin, Paris 

2005   “Drawing Narrative,” The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH

       “Strange Tales,” Nick Ackerman, David Huffman and Chris Oliveria, Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA

2004   “Wonderlands,” University of St. Francis, Joiliet, IL

       ”Gabinete de Curiosidades,” wunderK, Valencia, Spain

       ARCO, “Futuribles: Las Américas,” curated by Sylvia Chivaratanond, Madrid, Spain
2003   “Ten by Twenty” (collaborative paintings w/Manuel Ocampo), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

       “Road Trip,” Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, CA
       “Rough Topography,” Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002   “No War,” Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA  

       “(un)Common Ground,” San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

       “Western States Small Works,” selected by Ralph Rugoff, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA
       “2:12,” San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, Grove Street Projects, San Francisco, CA
2001   “Disorder,” with Nick Ackerman and David Huffman, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Oakland, CA
       “Group Exhibition,” Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI

2000   “Fuzzy Logic” (selected by Tom Finkelpearl), Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
1999   “Tender” (selected by Karen Moss), Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA 

       M.F.A. Exhibition, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA
       “Recent Paintings” (with Nick Ackerman),, New York, NY
1996   “Sidewalk Performance Piece” w/Jennifer Nelson, Third Street, San Francisco, CA

       “Recent Work” (with Richard Green & Hung-Chih Peng), Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
        Graduate Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992   “The Degenerates,” with Thomas Campbell, Mark Gonzales, Spike Jonze, and Ed Templeton, World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago, IL



2015  Pollock-Krasner Foundation award recipient

2011  Residency, Can Serrat, El Bruc, Spain

2003  Project Space Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
1993  San Francisco Art Institute Merit Scholarship

1993  Sobel Memorial Scholarship   



"LITTLE LIVES," Drawings by Chris Oliveria, Text by Katherine Satorius, 18pp, edition of 40

"chris oliveria, selected paintings 2015-16" "AN ASSEMBLY OF SHAPES" an essay by Jan Tumlir

"Chris Oliveria Conversation,”, Studio visit and conversation with Geoff Tuck, October 12 2011

"5 Year Anniversary Book,” LAXART, with contributed writings by Laurie Firstenberg, Malik Gaines and Caesar Garcia, 2011 

"The Open Day Book,” edited by David Earle, Random House, 2010

"In Love with Night,” brochure, Ciara Ennis, 2009

"Power House,” V Magazine, Winter 2006\07, Issue 44, pgs. 84–85 

"Jet Set,” West Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Elizabeth Khuri, September 10, 2005, pg. 38 

"Drawing Narrative,” catalogue, The College of Wooster Art Museum, Kitty Zurko, October 2005, pg 4 

"Strange Tales: The Plot Thickens,” Alison Bing, SFGate, May 2005 

"Strange Tales: Narrative Paintings by Nick Ackerman, David Huffman, and Chris Oliveria,” SFist, Eve, May 19, 2005  

“Notodo en ARCO ’04 Top Ten,”, Emilio Ruiz, February 18, 2004

“Ten By Twenty,” Flash Art, Marisa S. Olson, Nov–Dec 2003, Vol. XXXVI, No. 233, pg. 42

“Turning Ten,” catalog, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2003
“A Teacher’s Legacy,” San Jose Mercury News, Jack Fischer, Dec. 13, 2003
"Report from San Francisco,” Art In America, Stephanie Cash, November 2002, pgs. 67-69

"(Un)Common Ground at SJICA,” Artweek, David Buuck, October 2002, Vol. 33, Issue 8, pg. 19

"(Un)Common Ground,” SF, Berin Golonu, September 2002

"Vigorous New Voices Emerge From Academy,” San Jose Mercury News, Jack Fischer, August 21, 2002, p. 1F

"If These Walls Could Talk," San Francisco Bay Guardian, Lindsey Westbrook, November, 2001, p. 85

Review, Artweek, Harry Roche, February 2001, Volume 32, Issue 2, p. 15-16

"Fishwife Tales: Art Events Around the Bay Area," Anjee Helstrup, Zero Magazine, January, 2001

"Artists Discover Oakland,” Jack Fischer, San Jose Mercury News, Sunday, December 17, 2000

"Mocking the Masses,” Michelle Valdez, Urban View, December 13-19, 2000

"Phantom Shows Two Bay Area Artists,” Uptown Sacramento, January 1999


Panels / Teaching / Appointments:

2011  Visiting artist, UCLA undergraduate dept. Beginning Painting, Los Angeles CA

          One-year Buddhist study, Jamyang Buddhist Center, London, England

2005  Visiting artist, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland CA

2005  Consultant for feature film, Art School Confidential, written by Dan Clowes, directed by Terry Zwigoff, (film credit)

2004  Beginning Painting Instructor San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA

2003  Beginning Painting Instructor, Hayward State University, Hayward CA
2002  Guest Lecturer, CCAC, graduate & undergraduate painting seminar

          Guest Lecturer, SFAI, Hidden Noise instructor–Julio Morales
2001  Visiting Artist in collaboration w/ Sergio De La Torre & Julio Morales at Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA 

1998  Panel member in discussion on current use of abstraction, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California. 

1998  Guest at Centro de Actividades e Investigaciones Artisticas de Catalunia, Espluges del Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.


Thank you

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