The Colin Chase Sculpture Fund - Art Department


The Colin Chase Sculpture Fund

Colin Chase, tirips esuoh, 2021, mahogany, birch, pine, brass, steel, LED. Installation dimensions variable. “TATTARRATTAT” exhibition view. Jane Street Art Center, Saugerties, NY. ©Colin Chase. Photograph by Chris Kendall.


About Professor Colin Chase

Prof. Colin Chase taught Sculpture at The City College for over 30 years. His positive impact on generations of students and our learning community-at-large is immeasurable. Prof. Colin Chase was always guided by kindness and generosity; every day he aimed to make life just a little bit better for all he encountered. He did so as a friend, a teacher, a colleague, a chair, and as an artist. Prof. Colin Chase was a highly accomplished sculptor who used a variety of materials and devices to encourage contemplation. In his works ideas, forms, and textures, are synergistically juxtaposed and nestled in incongruent combinations that challenge formal spatial logic, as well as quick intellectual responses. As he stated: “my work is an ongoing investigation carried out over thirty years into the myriad ways we identify and communicate. Peruvian Nazca Lines, cave paintings, and ancient pictographic writing systems have long captivated me, as do contemporary innovations like Morse, barcodes and emoticons.”  He was a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant recipient. He is represented by June Kelly Gallery in New York. His work has been included in one person and group exhibitions in several galleries and museums including The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Neuberger Museum of Art, the Socrates Sculpture Park, EXIT Art, the Cinque Gallery, the Smack Mellon Gallery, the Kenkeleba Gallery, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, The Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands, Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY, Purchase, NY, and The Fine Arts Center Augusta Savage Gallery University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Chase's work has been featured in numerous reviews in New York Times, as well as in art journals, including the Art Papers Magazine, Review Magazine, Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art. Prof. Chase was also a former resident of the Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S. 1 Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Longwood Studios, Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx, NY. His work is included in private and public collections, such as The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, Museum Afro Brasil, Sao Paolo, Prudential Life Insurance Company, AT&T, The New School New York, and The University at Albany Fine Art Museum Collections. He received public commissions for the Queens Hospital, sponsored by The Department of Cultural Affairs, NY, DASNY, The New York Health and Hospitals Corporation, and the Percent for Arts Program, as well as the Malcolm X Memorial, Percent for Arts Program, sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs and NY City Economic Development Corporation.

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Last Updated: 05/31/2022 13:16