Chase Westfall

United States 1980

Sculpture, Painting

Chase Westfall
Chase Westfall
United States
October 6, 2015
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Chase Westfall is an American artist, born in 1980. He is known for his paintings and sculptures which explore the connection between violence and the experience of fear.

In his works, the artist doesn’t refrain from painting graphic images of torn human and animal flesh, in addition to his geometric abstraction. His work is a meditation on brutality and terror. He is interested in finding out how the individual and collective experience of fear interlaces with the production of it. Westfall’s paintings and sculptures are a detached analysis of this topic, but at the same time, disturbing and brutal display of violence and dread.

He went to the University of Florida and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2008. Westfall completed his studies by receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia in 2011.

Chase Westfall had a number of solo and two-person exhibitions, the last one being 2015 Terror Function, at 101/EXHIBIT Gallery in Los Angeles, California. He participated in many group shows in the United States and Germany.

He was Visiting Assistant Professor at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City from 2011 to 2013, and Instructor of Record at The University of Georgia in Athens from 2010 to 2011. He participated in numerous conferences, panels and lectures.

Chase Westfall works and resides in Gainesville, Florida.

Featured image: Chase Westfall – Lattice (diptych) – detail, 2011

YearExhibition Title Museum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Terror Function101 Exhibit Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2014101 Exhibit @ Miami ProjectsMiami, FLGroup
2014Drawn & QuarteredFLA Gallery, Gainesville, FL Group
2013Faculty ExhibitionETSU Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, TNSolo
2013Chase Westfall101 Exhibit Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2012Chase WestfallETSU Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, TN Solo
2012New APPGallery of the International Pavilion, Ulsan University, Ulsan, South KoreaGroup
2012LIVE-WORKTwin Kittens Gallery, Atlanta, GAGroup
2011Sea WorthyFlux Factory, Long Island City, NYGroup
2011Movers and ShakersThe Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GAGroup
2011On SpiritualityGallery 842, Marshall University, Huntington, WVGroup
2011Reflections of GenerosityPatrick Henry Village Commons, Heidelberg, GermanyGroup
2010Gypsy Acid QueenTwin Kittens Gallery, Atlanta, GASolo
2010Two BrosAthens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA Solo
2010Platonic Voyage, performanceDugg Dugg Gallery, Charlotte, NCSolo
2009Platonic Voyage, performanceAlfred University, Alfred, NYSolo
2009Reflections of GenerosityStorck Barracks, Illesheim, GermanyGroup
2009Making MastersMadison Museum of Fine Arts, Madison, GAGroup
2009Reflections of GenerosityMWR Arts Gallery, Fort Drum, NYGroup
2009Art Student ExhibitionISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NYGroup
2009Athica EmergesAthens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GAGroup
2008Two RoomsDown Home Gallery, Gainesville, FLSolo