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Chris McMullen

PO Box 81202
Seattle, WA 98108, U.S.A.
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Phone: 206.696.4711
Email: loodicrismc@gmail.com
URL: www.chrismcmullenproductions.com

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Chris McMullen has been working from his Seattle studio since 2000. A fascination with industrial process and a background in Graphic Communication has led to a body of work consisting of machine-like, interactive sculptures.
He has received a 4Culture Individual Artist Project Grant and an Artist Trust Grants for Artists Projects (GAP) as well as a Juror’s Choice Award for his donation to the Pratt Fine Arts Center’s 27th Annual Fine Art Auction in Seattle, WA. and a Merit Award of Excellence for his donation to PONCHO’s 8th Annual Invitational Fine Art Auction.
As well as creating sculpture, he was invited to teach a class in Creative Mechanical Movement at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, WA in summer of 2009 and has also been a guest speaker for The Seattle Metals Guild.

His work has been permanently installed in Redmond Washington’s City Hall as part of the city’s collection, the Science Museum of Oklahoma and in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, commissioned by SDOT 1% for Arts funding and administered by the Office of Arts & Culture.

Chris' work has been exhibited locally in the Redmond Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, the Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition, Bumbershoot, Fetherston Gallery, Grey Gallery and Lounge and Fulcrum Gallery as well as being featured nationally in California, Nevada and Texas.
His work can be found at chrismcmullenproductions.com.
 

COMMISSIONS

Revolution, Seattle, WA , SDOT 1% for Art funds, administered by the Office of Arts & Culture, completed June 2015

Fillings and Extractions, Seattle, WA, commissioned by Dr. Joseph Zimmer DDS, completed April 2012

Version No. 12, Reno, NV, commissioned by Elton Colbert, completed December 2011

Krane with a K, Oklahoma City, OK, commissioned by Science Museum of Oklahoma, completed August 2008

Sconces, Sammamish, WA, commissioned by Macpherson Construction & Design LLC, completed April 2004

 

COLLECTIONS

2012 Version No.12, private collection, Reno, NV

2011 A53, private collection, Seattle, WA

2010 Coil, private collection, Seattle, WA

2009 Modern Convenience, Redmond City Hall as part of the city’s permanent collection, Redmond, WA

2009 ASTM A5, private collection, Seattle, WA

2009 SCAL, private collection, Seattle, WA

2006 Technology, private collection, Seattle, WA

2005 Gear Set, private collection, Seattle, WA

2003 Slide, private collection, Seattle, WA

 

GRANTS

2016        Americans for the Arts/Kris Wine: Art of Giving Grant

2011 Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA

2010 4Culture Individual Artist Project Grant, Seattle, WA

         Art Outside, Austin, TX

2009 Artist Trust 2009 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP),Seattle, WA

         Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA

2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio, CA

2006 Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA

2005 Burning Man LLC., San Francisco, CA

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017        C.S.E. (Collaborative Stacking Extravaganza!), Gallery4Culture, Seattle, WA

2011  Crank-E-Joes, The Firm, Seattle, WA

2008  Modern Convenience, Grey Gallery and Lounge, Seattle, WA

2002  Process Physics, Vital 5 Productions, Seattle, WA

2002  Industry, Forgotten Works Gallery, Seattle, WA

2001  Industry, Secluded Alley Works, Seattle, WA

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2016        Bellevue Art Museum Biennial: Metalmorphosis, Bellevue, WA

                  Out of Sight, King Street Station, Seattle, WA

2012  Bellwether 2012: reGeneration, Bellevue City Hall, Bellevue, WA

2010  10th Biennial Bellwether Artwalk, Bellevue Downtown Park, Bellevue, WA

2008  Flash Forward: Coupling VI, Ouch My Eye, Seattle WA

2007  Redmond Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Redmond Town Square, Redmond, WA

2006  Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition, Bellevue City Hall, Bellevue, WA

2006  Art Outside, Enchanted Forest, Austin, TX

 

SELECTED INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2016        Out of Sight, Vital 5 Productions, King Street Station, Seattle, WA

2016        Georgetown Carnival, Seattle, WA

2015  Out of Sight, Vital 5 Productions, King Street Station, Seattle, WA

2013  Carcass, SEAWORTHY’S inaugural show, Seattle, WA

2012   Mini Maker Faire, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

2011  Projects, Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA

2011  Bumbershoot, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

2011  *Not To Scale, Smoke Farm, Arlington, WA

2011   Gallery (206), Occidental Park, Seattle, WA

2011   Maker Faire, San Mateo Fairgrounds, San Mateo, CA

2010  Art Outside, Apache Pass, Austin, TX

2010  Artopia, The Firm, Seattle, WA

2010   Maker Faire, San Mateo Fairgrounds, San Mateo, CA  

2010   The Official Ouch My Eye 2nd Annual International Invitational, Seattle, WA

2009  Bumbershoot, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

2009  The Heavens Reflect Our Labors, Fulcrum Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2008  Artopia, Georgetown, Seattle, WA

2008  Maker Faire, San Mateo Fairgrounds, San Mateo, CA

2008 Art Outside, Enchanted Forest, Austin, TX

2008 GO!, Grey Gallery and Lounge, Seattle, WA

2007  Artopia, Georgetown, Seattle, WA

2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Empire Polo Fields, Indio CA

2006  Bumbershoot, Seattle Center, Seattle WA

2006  One Night Stand, Ballard Fetherston Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005  Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Sea-Tac, WA

2005   Burning Man Festival, Black Rock Desert, NV

2005   Dorkbots at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2005   The Henry Bash, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005   Georgetown Invasion, All City Coffee, Seattle, WA

2004  101 ways to remove a president from power, COCA, Seattle, WA

2003  Art at Work, Tacoma, WA

2003   Bumbershoot, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

2003   Man:Made: Witness the mundane transformed, Colorgraphics, Seattle, WA

2003   Dorkbots at COCA, COCA, Seattle, WA

2003   Urban Art Installations at The Woolworth Windows, Tacoma, WA

2002  Consequence, Bemis Building, Seattle, WA

2001  Art at the Bemis, Bemis Building, Seattle, WA

2001  Seclusion, Secluded Alley Works, Monroe, WA

2001  Brewtown Arts, Georgetown, WA

 

 

AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017-’20                  Seattle Office of Arts and Culture Public Artist Roster

2017-’18                  San Francisco Arts Commission Pre-Qualified Artist Pool

2016                          Bellevue Art Museum Biennial Open House, Bellevue, WA

2016-’19                  Sound Transit Artist Roster, Seattle WA

2011        Four (4) Editor Choice Awards, Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA            

2009        Merit Award of Excellence, 8th Annual PONCHO Invitational

                  Fine Art Auction, Grow Art, Seattle, WA

                  Juror’s Choice Award, Pratt Fine Arts Center’s 27th Annual

                  Fine Art Auction, Seattle, WA

2009        Instructed Creative Mechanical Movement class at Pratt Fine

                  Arts Center in Seattle, WA in summer of 2009

                  Seattle Metals Guild Lecture Series, Guest Speaker, Seattle, WA

2006        Dorkbots, Guest speaker, Seattle, WA Chapter

2003        Dorkbots opening reception, Guest speaker, Seattle, WA Chapter

2000-2002               Sculpture Studio Coordinator/Monitor, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Gallaher, Rachel. “Artist Helps Design New Festival Street,” City Arts (April 28, 2014)

Richardson, Matt. “This Potentially Annoying Sound Isn’t so Bad After All,” Make: (September 2, 2011)

Wilkins, Matt. "McMullen's Machines,"
film for MTV's Seattle Scene: B-Side Docs About Seattle (January 2011)

Miller, Brian. “Touch My Crankshaft,” Seattle Weekly (June 24, 2009)

Lang, Kirk. “Lecture by Chris McMullen,” Seattle Metals Guild (March/April 2009)

Pfeifle, Chris and McMullen, Michele. “The Machine,” Book (published 2009)

Farr, Sheila. “Clever kinetic sculptures and witty one liners,” The Seattle Times review (August 1, 2008)

City of Bellevue Arts Commission. " Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition 2006," Catalogue (June 17, 2006)

Martin, Nick. " Seattle's "Machine" a metaphor in motion for Burning Man fest, “The Seattle Times (August 6, 2005)

Catalini, Stefano. "The Last Judgment Project," Catalogue (August 2003)

Muse, Alexandra. "Man:Made: Witness the mundane transformed: Art show at Colorgraphics," Catalogue

(August 6, 2003)

Fefer, Mark D. "Process Physics," Seattle Weekly (August 1, 2002)

Esquivel, Karla. "Chris McMullen's 3-D Physics at Vital 5," Tablet (July 25-August 7, 2002)

 

EDUCATION

Associates Degree of Applied Science in Graphic Communication from Truckee Meadows Community

College, Reno, Nevada

One Year of animation study at The Art Institute of Seattle, Washington

Continuing study in Sculpture at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, Washington