James Chronister

San Francisco painter James Chronister employs a labor-intensive, pointillist technique to achieve strikingly nuanced tonality and depth in his paintings. Armed with a tiny brush and guided by projected grids, he meticulously applies dots of black pigment onto a white ground until the images of snowy forest landscapes, palatial interiors and rock music legends magically emerge, reaching near-photographic veracity. Chronister earned his MFA in 2004 from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco where he received the Richard K Price Painting Award.

Selected Exhibitions

*Solo

2017 

*(forthcoming), Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016 

*Sup Paintings, %100 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

We’re Together, Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA, curated by Grant Gutierrez ArtMRKT, San Francisco, CA

2015 

*Better Bowls, More Crackers, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

An Arbitrary Group of Paintings, Et Al, San Francisco, CA

2014 

*Bitterroot, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA Miami Project, Miami FL

2013 

*James Chronister:  Paintings 2009-2013, Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA

ArtMRKT, San Francisco, CA

2012

Scope Art Fair, via Eleanor Harwood Gallery, New York, NY Aqua Art Fair, via Eleanor Harwood Gallery, Miami, FL

2011 

*Now We Lustre, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Chromaticism, NOMA Gallery, SF, CA Aqua Art Fair, via Eleanor Harwood Gallery, Miami, FL

2010 

*Ceremony, Burnet Galley at Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis, MN It’s Only Rock and Roll But I Like It, Truesilver Union Gallery, San Francisco, CA Chimera: Fabrications of the Mind, Gensler, SF, CA

2009 

*All We Ever Wanted Was Anything, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007 

*Listen Like Thieves, Bloom Studios, Oakland, CA

Collections

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
San Francisco General Hospital, SF, CA
Paul Wattis III, SF, CA
Nion McEvoy, SF, CA
Howard Tullman, Chicago, IL