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Jaq Chartier

United States



Jaq Chartier
Jaq Chartier
United States
December 11, 2015
Aya received her MA in English Language and Literature in 2012. She likes dancing, traveling, cycling and spending time with her pets.

Jaq Chartier is an American painter, whose works explore scientific methods by experimenting with process and paint. Together with her husband, she organizes Aqua Art Miami.

Art by Jaq Chartier

Jaq Chartier - Blue Polyps, 2013 - Dispersion, 2013
Jaq Chartier – Blue Polyps, 2013 / Dispersion, 2013

Jaq Chartier received her BFA in painting in 1984 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her MFA in painting in 1994 from the University of Washington, Seattle. While other artists aim to make their paintings stable and controllable, Chartier is more interested in experimentation, like a true scientist. She uses her own formula of deeply saturated inks, stains and dyes. The paint is simply unable to do what these colors can – changing, shifting and migrating through other layers of paint. The artist’s work is exposed and under influence of gravity, UV radiation, humidity, and changes over the course of time. Impermanence, the fact that nothing stays the same is such an inspiration for Chartier.

Art by Jaq Chartier

Jaq Chartier - Cluster w-BG4, 2013 - Golden Coral, 2013 - Sample w-Blue 6b, 2013
Jaq Chartier – Cluster w/BG4, 2013 / Golden Coral, 2013 / Sample w/Blue 6b, 2013

Recently, another source of inspiration was discovered in the form of landscapes, maps of the earth, natural sciences with emphasis on biology and the growing problem of climate change. For example, some of her paintings deal with the issues that corals face, like bleaching. The recent works may seem like a departure from her beginnings, but the artist remains interested in the phenomenon of materials. Jaq Chartier brings together science and art in beautiful effort, inspired by what is happening to our world, hoping to make some difference.

Art by Jaq Chartier

Jaq Chartier - Large Chart (Full Spectrum), 2015 - Tests w-11 Whites, 2015
Jaq Chartier – Large Chart (Full Spectrum), 2015 / Tests w/11 Whites, 2015

She is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

Jaq Chartier lives and works in Seattle, Washington.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015A Fever in MatterDolby Chadwick Gallery, San FranciscoSolo
2015DiphthongFiterman Gallery at Borough of Manhattan Community College, NYGroup
2014TestingBase Gallery, TokyoSolo
2014Real AbstractLinda Hodges Gallery, SeattleGroup
2013Ultra MarineElizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, ORSolo
2013SubOpticPlatform Gallery, SeattleSolo
2013Chamber MusicFrye Art Museum, SeattleGroup
2013MaterializedRobischon Gallery, DenverGroup
2013Atmospheric Weather: Artwork from Seattle Public Utilities' CollectionSeattle Municipal Tower, SeattleGroup
2012Elles: SAM GallerySeattle Tower Building, SeattleGroup
2012Elles : PlatformPlatform Gallery, SeattleGroup
2011Slow ColorMorgan Lehman Gallery, New YorkSolo
2011One Thing Leads to Another: process and repetition in contemporary print and drawingsSan Jose Institute of Contemporary ArtGroup
2011Seattle As Collector: Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Turns 4040th Anniversary Exhibition at Seattle Art MuseumGroup
2010SuperNaturalElizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, ORsolo
2010Default State NetworkMorgan Lehman Gallery, New YorkGroup
2010ExpansionRobischon Gallery, DenverGroup
2010The Power of Selection, part 3Western Exhibitions, ChicagoGroup
2010Opening CeremonyMorgan Lehman Gallery, New YorkGroup
2010Non-ObjectiveWilliam Baczek Gallery, Northampton, MAGroup
2010Northwest Mid-Career ArtistsSeattle Public Utilities Portable Works, Seattle Municipal Tower GalleryGroup
2009DowntimePlatform Gallery, SeattleSolo
2009Genipulation: Genetic Engineering and Manipulation in Contemporary ArtCentrePasqueArt, Kunsthaus Centre d'art, Biel Bienne, SwitzerlandGroup
2008Color ChartsHaines Gallery, San FranciscoSolo
2008Full SpectrumElizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, ORSolo
2008TestingWilliam Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MASolo
2008Genesis – Die Kunst der Schopfung (The Art of Creation)Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, SwitzerlandGroup
2008Does DNA Define You?Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, IDGroup
2007Color TestsSchroeder Romero, NYSolo
2007Diagnose [Art]: Contemporary Art Reflecting MedicineMuseum im Kulturspeicher, Wurzburg, GermanyGroup
2007Human Nature II: Future WorldsSoFA Gallery, Indiana University, BloomingtonGroup
2007A Gathering of Friendsinaugural exhibition, Golden Foundation for the Arts Gallery, New Berlin, NYGroup
2007Beneath the SkinLIMN Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2006TestingUniversity of Michigan, Institute for the Humanities, Ann ArborSolo
2006BlindsightPlatform Gallery, SeattleSolo
2006Diagnose [Art]: Contemporary Art Reflecting MedicineKunst-Museum Ahlen, GermanyGroup
2006Potentially Mightyp|m Gallery, Toronto, CanadaGoup
2006Building TraditionWhatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WAGroup
2005TestingLIMN Gallery, San FranciscoSolo
2005TestingElizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, ORSolo
20055 PaintersPlatform, SeattleGroup
2005Head Over Hand: pushing the limits of paintDenise Bibro, NYGroup
2005Neddy Artist Fellowship ExhibitionTacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WAGroup
2004TestingSchroeder Romero, BrooklynSolo
2004TestingLIMN Gallery, San FranciscoSolo
2003TestingSchroeder Romero, BrooklynSolo
2003New WorkWilliam Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WASolo
2003PortalsUrban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MIGroup
2003ComponentsElizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, ORGroup
2002TestingFrumkin/Duval, Santa MonicaSolo
2002TestingLIMN, San FranciscoSolo
2002TestingCervini Haas Gallery, ScottsdaleSolo
2001TestingWilliam Traver Gallery, SeattleSolo
2001Theory or FaithLIMN Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2000TestingCervini Haas Gallery, ScottsdaleSolo
20004x4: Four Decades of School of Art AlumniJacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, SeattleGroup
1999Neddy Artist Fellowship ExhibitionSeafirst Bank Gallery, SeattleGroup
1998TestingWilliam Traver Gallery, SeattleSolo
1998Hands On ColorBellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WAGroup
1998PatternElizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, ORGroup
1997Jaq ChartierWilliam Traver Gallery, SeattleSolo
1997Jaq ChartierLaura Russo Gallery, PortlandSolo
1997They Came Here First!CoCA (Center on Comtemp. Art), and Bumbershoot Arts Festival, SeattleGroup
1997BeeswaxSOIL Gallery, SeattleGroup
1997Drawings...A Bi-Coastal InvitationalMeyerson & Nowinski Gallery, SeattleGroup
1996Jaq ChartierWilliam Traver Gallery, SeattleSolo
1995Jaq ChartierWilliam Traver Gallery, SeattleSolo
1991The Figure: Personal Views and CollaborationsNorthampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MAGroup
1991Common Past, Recent WorkWheeler Gallery, University of Massachusetts, AmherstGroup
1990Viewing OurselvesHampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, AmherstGroup
1989Art and SoulHampshire College, Amherst, MAGroup