Chris Dean - 13 (detail), photo credits - artist

Chris Dean

United States 1968


Chris Dean
Chris Dean
United States
June 10, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Chris Dean is a Detroit-based artist with a studio practice dedicated to lenticular work. His interest in the lenticular printmaking evolved from early experiments with stereoscopic imagery at San Jose State in the 1990’s and has grown to include a range of methods for creating motion 3D lenticular.
Chris Dean received his BFA in Photography from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1992, and his MA in Multimedia Computing from San Jose State University, San Jose, California in 1997. He teaches courses in stereoscopic imagery at the University of Detroit.

Lenticular Printmaking

Chris Dean works almost exclusively with lenticular printmaking, a technique that creates illusionary qualities of depth and motion on flat two dimensional panels by joining carefully constructed imagery and sheets of optical plastic. Viewed from certain angles, lenticular images create the illusion of having a third dimension thus establishing the effect similar to holograms. Exploring lenticular unique qualities, Chris Dean’s aesthetic and conceptual interests are rooted in art that leans towards the psychedelic, with bright colors, a busy canvas and a curiosity of subjects difficult to pin down. His practice is an eclectic mix of modern movements, from the expressive ones, to the pop or decorative styles. Dean’s prints are built with a specific intention to engage to viewer and leave an impact on an individual level that is interpreted in many ways.

Chris Dean - Shoot Junk in Your Leg, photo credits - Mauger Modern, Lenticular Printmaking
Chris Dean – Shoot Junk in Your Leg, photo credits – Mauger Modern

Chris Dean at Krause Gallery

Chris Dean is represented by Krause Gallery where he will held his next solo show The Speaking In Tongues presenting his newest lenticular prints. Inspired by the Freak out, a concept that involved expanding ones perception by saturating their senses with unfamiliar stimulants, Chris Dean’s artworks seem to be the stimulants looking to evoke different memories in visitors at Krause gallery in New York. Chromatically rich, eloquent prints by Chris Dean are inter-playing with the views perception evoking different impressions in every individual in the audience. The Speaking In Tongues will run from June 20th to July 12th, 2015.
One of Dean’s earlier shows at the Krause Gallery was held in 2014. Entitled 22nd Century, the exhibition presented Chris Dean’s work as well as the work of Eric van Straaten.

Chris Dean – 2, 2015 (left), Chris Dean – 3, 2015 (right), photo courtesy of Krause Gallery, Lenticular Printmaking
Chris Dean – 2, 2015 (left), Chris Dean – 3, 2015 (right), photo courtesy of Krause Gallery

Other Exhibitions

Since his first solo show in 2006 Dean has exhibited with a number of well-known artists including Mark Ryden, Robert Williams, Gary Baseman, Ron English and many others in galleries and museums across the United States and beyond, including Krause Gallery, New York, Harold Golen Gallery, Miami, Mauger Modern Art, London, Tag Art Gallery, Nashville, and CPOP Gallery, Detroit, to name a few.
In 2008 Chris Dean and Glen Barr represented Detroit in an international campaign by 1800 Tequila that featured their work in numerous magazines and billboards.

Chris Dean lives and works in Detroit, Michigan.

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Lyric (upcoming)Inner State Gallery, Detroit, MIGroup
2015Speaking In Tongues (upcoming)Krause Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2015Past To PresentKrause Gallery, New York, NYGroup
201422nd CenturyKrause Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2013Attention EarthStrychnin Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013Emerging to EstablishedKrause Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2013All My StarsStrychnin Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013HollywoodwardGood Question Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2013GeodeHarold Golen Gallery, Miami, Florida Solo
2012All In For The 99%Ace Museum, Los Angeles, CaliforniaGroup
2012Lyric II323 East, Royal Oak, MichiganGroup
2011Gold Will Stay installationLinus Pauling Science Center, OSU, Corvallis, Oregon Solo
2011TransylvaniaHarold Golen Gallery, Miami, Florida Solo
2011Lyric323 East, Royal Oak, MichiganGroup
2010TransylvaniaMauger Modern Art, London, England Solo
2010Harold Golen GalleryBloom, Cologne, GermanyGroup
2010I Believe In UnicornsWWA Gallery, Culver City, CaliforniaGroup
2010Chris Dean Lenticular PrintsSarratt Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee Solo
2009ScopeHarold Golen Gallery, Miami, FloridaGroup
2009Science Shows You HowGood Question Gallery, Milford, Pennsylvania Solo
2009D3DCAID Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, Michigan Solo
2009It's All AboutCPOP, Detroit, MichiganGroup
2009UnknownMauger Modern Art, Bath, EnglandGroup
2008Kaiju Monster InvasionArt Center South Florida, Miami Beach, FloridaGroup
2008Fine Art Tiki ShowHarold Golen Gallery, Miami, FloridaGroup
2008CarnivoraL'Imagerie Gallery, North Hollywood, CaliforniaGroup
2008CarnivoraCPOP Gallery, Detroit, MichiganGroup
2007Three Headed MonsterHarold Golen Gallery, Miami Beach, FloridaGroup
2007Eye TricksWalsh Gallery, South Orange, New JerseyGroup
20072007 BiennialArt Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaGroup
2007American Visionary Art MuseumSideshow, Baltimore, MarylandGroup
2007Science Shows You HowZeitgeist Gallery, Seattle, Washington Solo
2006Saints Preserve UsCPOP Gallery, Detroit, MichiganGroup
2006Chris DeanTag Art Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee Solo
2006Your MammaShowroom NYC, New York, New YorkGroup
2006How Low Can You GoLimbo, San Diego, CaliforniaGroup
2006UnknownOKOK Gallery, Seattle, WashingtonGroup
2006Science Shows You HowCPOP Gallery, Detroit, Michigan Solo
2006Static CinemaCPOP Gallery, Detroit, MichiganGroup
2006Moving OutArt-Tech Gallery, San Jose, CaliforniaGroup
2006Iris Graphics Digital Art ExhibitionOpts Art Gallery, San Francisco, CaliforniaGroup