lives and works in Los Angeles
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
2014 "Put it Together,Take it Apart" The Property, Los Angeles CA
2009 “Garden for Losing One’s Head” LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
2004 “The Indestructability 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
2016 "Willian Basinski, Chris Oliveria, Steve Roden, Volume, organized by Robert Couch
2014 "Open House" Group exhibition, The Property, Los Angeles CA
"Tender Buttons, An exhibition of artist's work from London and Los Angeles" Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art London England
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
2009 “Equisite Corpse, or the Show That Curates Itself”, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles
“In Love With Night” Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, curated by Ciara Ennis and Max King Cap
2007 “Excess of Subjectivity,” with Manuel Ocampo and 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 & Chris Oliveria, Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
2004 “Wonderlands”, University of St. Francis, Joiliet, Illinois
”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
“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”, w/Nick Ackerman + David Huffman, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Oakland
“Group Exhibition”, Museum of New Art, Detroit, Michigan
2000 “Fuzzy Logic”, Southern Exposure, (selected by Tom Finkelpearl), San Francisco
1999 “Tender”, Southern Exposure (selected by Karen Moss), San Francisco, California
“M.F.A. Exhibition”, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco
“Recent Paintings” (with Nick Ackerman), @ 304 .art, New York, NY.
1996 “Sidewalk Performance Piece” w/Jennifer Nelson, Third Street, San Francisco
“Recent Work” (with Richard Green & Hung-Chih Peng), Diego Rivera, Gallery, San Francisco
“Graduate Exhibition”, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco
1992 “The Degenerates” w/ Thomas Campbell, Mark Gonzales, Spike Jonze, Ed Templeton,
World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2015 Pollock Krasner award
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
"chris oliveria, selected paintings 2015-2016, with essay, "an Assembly of shapes" by Jan Tumlir, Designed by Willem Henri Lucas, funded by the Pollock Krasner Foundation
"Chris Oliveria Conversation", notesonlooking.com, 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" article, V Magazine, Winter 2006\07 Issue 44 pgs. 84-85
"Jet Set" article, 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" review, Alison Bing, SFGate, May 2005
"Strange Tales: Narrative Paintings by Nick Ackerman, David Huffman, and Chris Oliveria" review, SFist, Eve, May 19, 2005 “Notodo en ARCO ’04 Top Ten”, Notodo.com, Emilio Ruiz, February 18, 2004
“Ten By Twenty”, Flash Art, Marisa S. Olson, Nov.-Dec. 2003, Vol. XXXVI, No. 233, pg. 42.
Turning Ten, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, catalog, 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", review, Artweek, David Buuck, October 2002, Vol. 33, Issue #8, pg. 19.
"(Un)Common Ground", review, SF Station.com,Berin Golonu, September 2002.
"Vigorous New Voices Emerge From Academy", review, San Jose Mercury News, Jack Fischer, August 21, 2002, p. 1F.
"If These Walls Could Talk," Review, 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.
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,instructor
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.