Alex Chitty



Born, 1979, Miami, FL.
Lives and works in Chicago, IL.

EDUCATION
2008
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2003
The Art Students League, New York, NY

2001
BFA, Smith College, Northampton, MA

1997
New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
pulling flavor from the dirt, PATRON, Chicago, IL
After (the sun-drenched neutral that goes with everything), The Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2017
They will bloom without you, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

2016
Slight Pitch, LUCE, Turin, Italy
the sun-drenched neutral that goes with everything, PATRON, Chicago, IL
Turning Spoons into Forks, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2015
Alex Chitty and Chris Bradley, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014
Orchid, ADDS DONNA, Chicago, IL

2013
The Way They Wanted to Sleep, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
Alex Chitty: Recent Work, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL
Platonic Year, Alderman Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

2012
Platonic Year, Alderman Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
Local Comfort, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago IL

2017
Small Sculpture, Corbett Vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL
Stranger Things, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
Objectifying the Photograph, NIU Art Museum, DeKalb, IL

2015
Theory of Forms, PATRON, Chicago, IL
GYRE: ALEX CHITTY AND DANIEL BAIRD, Land and Sea, Oakland, CA

2014
Almost Ergonomic, Studio 424, Chicago, IL
Fragments of an Unknowable Whole, OSU (Urban Arts Space) Columbus, OH
Lateral, The Mission, Houston, TX
Codification, LVL3, Chicago, IL

2013
Ella Hatchet, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL
No Coast Editions: Volume I,
No Coast, Chicago, IL
No Show,
West Pilsen Sculpture Garden, Chicago, IL
It’s Not You; It’s Me,
Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
Grand Opening,
Forever & Always, Chicago, IL
Miami Basel, Miami, FL
NADA Fair, Miami FL
ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL

2012
Big Youth II, Bourouri Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Dolphin Days, Alderman Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

2011
Two, XY and Z, Minneapolis, MN
Beach Party, Hills Aesthetic Center, Chicago, IL
Better Favorite, ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL

2010
Incised, Bitten, & Gouged, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
Bird x Bird, Northrup King Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2009
Embodiment, Eel Space, Chicago, IL
$(Heart), NFO XPO: Version>09 Immodest Proposals, Chicago, IL
Case by Case, Lloyd Dobler Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008
Pluck, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
Book Art, Kyung-In-Museum of Fine Art, Seoul, South Korea

2007
One of One, Spudnik Press, Chicago, IL

2006
Wide and Wooly, Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA
The Emerald City, RIDER Project, Chicago, IL
Yeti, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2015
Manuel Rodriguez, Manuel Rodriguez Interviews Alex Chitty, Chicago Contemporary Art Seminar, September 2
Kim Morski, Alex Chitty + Unison, inunison blog, January 13
Jason Foumberg, Who Sold at EXPO Chicago?, Artsy Editorial, September 22
Ionit Behar, Highlights and Surprises: A First Look at EXPO Chicago 2015, ArtSlant Chicago, September 18
Paddy Johnson, Robin Dluzen, 10 Highlights from the EXPO Art Fair, ArtFCity, Art Fair, September 19 Agathe Cancellieri, EXPO Chicago 2015: Emergence of a Major Contemporary Art Fair, L’Oeil de la Photographie, September 29

2014
Kate Sierzputowski, Best of 2014: Our Top Ten Exhibitions Across the United States, Almost Ergonomic, curated by Third Object, at Studio 424 (Chicago), HyperAllergic, December 26
Alex Chitty’s Additive Distortions and Photographic Sculptures, Interview, INSIDE / WITHIN, August 1

2013
Breakout Artists 2013: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers, Alex Chitty, Newcity Art, April 25 Artist of the Week: Alex Chitty, Interview, LVL3, March 11

RESIDENCIES and AWARDS

2017
Artists-in-Residence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Ohama, NE

2015
Artist Residency, Real Time & Space, Oakland, CA Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL

2014
Artist Residency, Cargo Space, Milwaukee, WS & Chicago, IL 2014 Artist in Residence, Latitude, Chicago, IL

2013 Faculty Enrichment Grant, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2012
CAAP Grant, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL 2011 Artist Residency, ACRE, WI

2011
Artist Residency, Oxbow, MI

2010
Artist Residency, ACRE, WI

2008
MFA Fellowship Award, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2008
Fred A. Hillbruner Artists’ Book Fellowship, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2007
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, Department of Education, Washington DC

2006
The William T. Colville Foundation Travel Grant, Santa Barbara, CA
Artist Residency, The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR