Christopher Mir’s paintings explore the slippages between consciousness and dream states. Solo exhibitions include RARE Gallery, New York, NY; Galeria Senda, Barcelona; Galerie Schuster, Berlin; the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; and TMproject, Geneva. Group exhibitions include The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; and Bellwether, New York, NY. His work is in the collections of Yale University Art Gallery; Susan and Michael Hort; Jeff Bezos, Beth Rudin DeWoody; Simon Watson; and Pamela Auchincloss. He lives and works in Hamden, CT.
Christopher Mir was born in 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up in Camden, Maine, and now lives and works in Hamden, Connecticut.
Christopher has had four solo shows in New York (three at RARE Gallery and one at Benrimon Contemporary). In addition he has had four solo exhibitions in Europe: at Galeria Senda in Barcelona, Schuster Gallery in Berlin, and two at TM Projects in Geneva.
Major collections include the Yale University Art Gallery, Susan and Michael Hort, Simon Watson, Pamela Auchincloss, Matthew and Iris Strauss, Beth Rudin DeWoody, and Jeff Bezos.
In 2003 Christopher was awarded the Rhema Hort Mann foundation grant.
In 2010 he was commissioned to make a painting for the US Embassy in Zambia, Africa.
Essays/ reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Art Forum, Creative Europe, and Take Magazine.
Christopher's work is currently on view in the exhibition "Suffering From Realness" at Mass Moca curated by Denise Markonish.
MFA Boston University Boston, MA (1997)
BA Marlboro College Marlboro, VT (1992)
Adjunct Professor of Art (Painting) Manchester Community College 2017
Adjunct Professor of Art (Painting and Drawing) Norwalk Community College 2015
Graduate Advisor Maine College of Art 2010
Graduate Advisor Lesley University 2016 to present
Adjunct Professor of Art (2D Design and Color Theory) Southern Connecticut State University
VISITING ARTIST/ LECTURES:
Montserrat College of Art
The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
The New York Academy of Art
East Tennessee State University
SOLO PAINTING EXHIBITIONS:
Giampietro Gallery Project Space, New Haven, CT
Parallel Play, TM Projects, Geneva, Switzerland
Static Is Singing, Benrimon Contemporary, New York
Perfect From Now On, TM Projects, Geneva, Switzerland
Remembering the Future, Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT
Vanishing Point, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Endgame, RARE Gallery, New York, NY
The Dream of You is Real, Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain
Love Lives Forever, Schuster Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Director’s Choice: New Paintings by Christopher Mir, Silvermine, New Canaan, CT
Dreams, Memories, Reflections Matrix Gallery, Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford, CT
Second Sight, RARE Gallery, New York, NY
Hello Daylight, RARE Gallery, New York, NY
New Work, Simon Watson’s loft, New York, NY
GROUP PAINTING EXHIBITIONS:
Suffering From Realness, curated by Denise Markonish, Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA
Seven, curated by Leonie Bradbury, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Convergence: 60th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition at Boston University
501-9 curated by Jonathan Beer and Lily Koto Olive, Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center in New York, New York
Devin Dobrowolski & Christopher Mir, Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, ME
A Separate Peace, McNeill Art Group Project Space, Tribeca, NY
Full Circle: Ten Years of Radius, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Dear Traveler (2004), on view at the Yale University Art Gallery
(un)Spoken, Artspace New Haven, New Haven, CT
Uneasy Prospects, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
Hypervision, curated by Denise Markonish, Westport Art Center, Westport, CT
For the Birds, curated by Denise Markonish, Artspace, New Haven, CT
Works on Paper (Gallery Artists), RARE gallery, New York, NY
Collector’s Cabinet, curated by Simon Watson, Marc Selwyn Gallery, Los Angeles
Collective Conscious, curated by Simon Watson, Mavi, New York, NY
The Burnt Orange Heresy, curated by David Hunt, Space 101, Williamsburg, NY
Labor Day, curated by David Hunt, RARE, New York, NY
Proper Villains, curated by David Hunt, Art Space, New Haven, CT
The Accelerated Grimace, curated by David Hunt, Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY
Radius, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT