Omar Chacón  (Colombian, 1979) 

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Omar Chacón Biography
1979   Born: Bogotá, Colombia
2002   BFA, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
Jurors' Award, Best of Ringling, Ringling School of Art and Design,Sarasota, FL
Merit Scholarship and Grant, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Teaching Assistantship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
2004   MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
MFA Studio Award Nominee, Headlands Center for the Arts,Sausalito, CA
Tournesol Award and Residency Finalist, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2005   SECA Award Nominee, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2007   The Miami University National Young Painters Competition for the William and Dorothy Yeck Award, Miami University, Oxford, OH
2008   NYFA Artist Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
  Lives and Works in Astoria, New York
Selected Exhibitions
2012   Bacanales Tropicales, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY (solo)
Yi, Dos, Drei, Four, Fouladi Projects, San Francisco, CA
Today’s Visual Language: Southern Abstraction, a Fresh Look, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
2011   Bacanaria Tropical, Magrorocca Gallery, Milan, Italy (solo)
The Working Title, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
w h i t e-h o t, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2010   Bacanales, Margaret Thatcher Projects,New York, NY (solo)
Pictures at an Exhibition,Lincart, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Stratigraphic Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA
2009   Sancocho Vitae: Tata, Greene Contemporary, New York, NY (solo)
Queens International 4, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY
Zsona Macomexico Arte Contemporaneo, Centro de Expocisiones Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Sunny Side Up, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Material Color, Hunterdon Country Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
Rolling and Ruling, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008   Mostra Personale, Magrorocca, Milan, Italy (solo)
Sancochos a la Cimabue, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY (solo)
Sancochos Casiqueños a la Cimabue, Hiestand Gallery, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Material Color, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
Aqua Wynwood Miami, Lincart Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY
Albright Knox Collector’s Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2007   Busy at War and Love (with Jose Sarinana), Greene Contemporary, Sarasota, FL (solo)
New Works, Lincart, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Assemblage, Greene Contemporary, Sarasota, FL
2006   Uneasy Marriage, Motel Gallery, Portland, OR
Entre Chien Et Loup, Bleu Acier Inc, Tampa, FL
ScopeHamptons, East Hamptons Studios, Wainscott, NY
FiReCrAcKeRs, Roshambowinery+gallery, Healdsburg, CA
2005   New Works, Lincart, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Painting in the '00's, Freefall, Online Exhibition
Ad Infinitum: The Aesthetics of Repetition II, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
First Class, Lincart at Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Macomexico Arte Contemporaneo, Lincart, Mexico Lindo
Close Calls, Headlands Center For The Arts, Sausalito, CA
2004   The Unified South Part 1 (Venezuela, Ecuador, Uruguay), Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
New Works, Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford, CA (solo)
# 1 The South, Ft Mason MFA Exhibit at Herbst Pavilion, San Francisco, CA
505 Sansome Trans-American Tower Project, Trans-American Pyramid, San Francisco, CA
2003   Glad to be Unhappy, The Tahoe Gallery, Sierra, NV
Institutionalized, Duplex Space, Los Angeles, CA
Literature
2005   Colin Berry, Omar Chacon and Jose Sarinana at Lincart, Artweek Magazine, November