Education:

           2003: Hofstra University, M.S., Art Education

           1994: Pratt Institute, M.F.A., Sculpture/New Forms

           1991:  Providence College, B.A., Fine Art/Marketing

 

Solo Exhibitions:

            2010: Mixed Greens, New York, NY, “Montauk”

            2008: Dam Stuhltrager, Brooklyn, NY,  “Water Drawings”

            2003: Kingsborough College, Brooklyn, NY “An Atlantic Odyssey: Selected Works 1996-Present”

            2001: Fox & Fowle Architects, New York, NY, “Venice Changes You”

            1998: Lance Fung Gallery, New York, NY, “Storm Watch”

            1997: Woodward Gallery, New York, NY, “Space, Sea, and Earth”

            1994: Gallery Authentique, Roslyn, NY, “Wax Constructions”

            1994: Hunt Cavanagh Gallery, Providence, RI “The Strand Line Series”

Selected Group Exhibitions:

            2016: Governor's Island, Colonel's Row, New York, NY, "The Tide is High"  Curated by Jeff Mueller and Chris Joy

            2016: Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT,  "Art of the North East" Curated by Steven Sergiovani

            2016:  Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT,  "New Members"

            2015:  Art Space, New Haven, CT, "Cloud 9" Curated by Jennifer Burbank

            2014:  The Royal, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY, "Noir" Curated by Jason Clay Lewis            

            2014:  Jeanie Tengelson Gallery, Dix Hills NY, “Transcendence”

            2014:  Art Space., New Haven CT, “Kind of Blue” Curated by Jennifer Burbank

            2013:  Art Space, New Haven CT, “Amplify”

            2011:  Art Space, New Haven, CT, “Library Science” Curated by Rachel Guggelberger

            2010:  Pool Art Fair, New York, NY, Curated by David Gibson and Article Projects

            2009:  The Educational Alliance, New York, NY, “Better Half”  Curated by  David Gibson

            2009:  The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY, “A Book About Death” 

            2009:  Crossing Art, Queens, NY“Recess”  Curated by Jennifer Junkermeir

            2007:  45-46 21st Street, Long Island City, NY,  “PS1’s Back-Side”

            2007:  Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY,  “Benefit and Silent Auction”

            2007:  Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Dix Hills, NY,  “Earth Works”

            2006:  Alpan Gallery, Huntington, NY, “Closer”

            2005:  The Living Room, Miami, FL, “Co-Dependent”  Curated by Rachel Gugelberger

            2005:  TheIslip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, “Boats”  Curated by Judy Collischan

            2005:  Alpan Gallery, Huntington, NY, “Point of View”

            2004:  “Scared Stiff”, Curated by Koan Jeff Baysawww.paperveins.org/scaredstiff

            2004:  The Peekskill Project:  Peekskill, NY Curated by Koan Jeff Baysa, sponsored by the 

                         Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art.

            2004:  31 Grand, Willamsburg, Bklyn, NY, “B.A.R.C. Exhibition” Curated by Heather Stephens

            2004:  The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, “Drawing Conclusions” Curated by Keith Miller

            2004:  Alpan Gallery, Huntington, NY “Drawing Reconsidered”

            2004:  Alpan Gallery, Huntington , NY,  “Diverse Works”

            2003:  Alpan Gallery, Huntington , NY,  “Linear Investigations”

            2003:  Nurture Art, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, “Mid-Atlantic Surf Art Exhibition”

            2003:  31 Grand, Willamsburg, Bklyn, NY, “B.A.R.C. Exhibition” Curated by Heather Stephens

            2003:  Rare, New York, NY “Stream”  Drawing Show, Curated by  Peter Surace

            2002: The Library of Congress, Washington DC, “ Witness and Response: 9/11 Acquisitions”

            2002: The Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, CA,   “Reactions”

            2002:  Exit Art, New York, NY,  “Reactions”  (Traveling Exhibition)

            2002:  Fulcrum Gallery, New York, NY

            2001:  Easton’s Beach, Newport, RI“Wind, Sea, Sky”  Outdoor Sculpture / Performances

            2001:  31 Grand: Williamsburg, Bklyn, “Studio-Visit.com ,The Show” Curated by Heather Stevens

            2000:  Living Room:  Newport, RI,  “WATER”, Curated by Barbara Westermann

            2000:  Old Church Cultural Center: Demarest, NJ“Hunt”,  Curated by Lance Fung

            2000:  Alpan Gallery, Roslyn, NY“Visual Ideas: Conceptual Works II”

            2000:  Fulcrum Gallery, New York, NY

            2000:  Studio-Visit.com,  July: Virtual Exhibition and Interview.

            2000:  Alpan Gallery, Roslyn, NY “Winter Group Show”

            1999:  Alpan Gallery, Roslyn, NY “Summer Selections 99”

            1999:  The Planet Art, Cape Town, South Africa “Chronologic”

            1999:  Alpan Gallery, Roslyn, NY “Visual Ideas: Conceptual Works I”

            1999:  Fulcrum Gallery, New York, NY

            1998:  Alpan Gallery, Roslyn, NY“Celebrating Diversity”

            1998:  Fulcrum Gallery, New York, NY

            1998:  Lance Fung Gallery, New York, NY, “A Collection of Actions”

            1998:  Alpan Gallery, Roslyn, NY, “Fields of Contemplation”

            1997:  Alpan Gallery, Roslyn, N.Y., “28 Long Island Artists”

            1997:  65 Hope Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, “Lots”

            1997:  DFN Gallery, New York, NY, “Art Now”

            1997:  White Columns, New York, NY

            1997:  Gallery Authentique, Roslyn, NY, “Landscapes of Mind and Nature”

            1996:  Emmerson Cultural Center, Bozeman, MT, “Garbage Binge”

            1996:  Gallery Authentique, Roslyn, NY, “Black and White”

            1995:  450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY, “Pages: Works on Paper”

            1995:  B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY, “Artist’s Choice”

            1995:  450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY, “Five Artists”

            1995:  Gallery Authentique, Roslyn, NY, “Drawings”

            1994:  The Islip Art Museum: Carriage House Project Space, East Islip, NY

            1994:  Discovery Gallery, Glen Cove, NY, “Edges and Fields”

            1993:  Collaborative Mail Art Projects with artist: Ray Johnson

            1993:  Discovery Gallery, Glen Cove, “Making Art as if the World Matters”

            1993:  80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York, NY, “Small Works”

            1992:  Wunsch Arts Center, Glen Cove, NY

 

  Internet Exhibitions/Interviews/Blogs/Reviews : 

             July 2009: http://progress-report.org/Chris-Coffin

             October, 2004: “Scared Stiff”, Curated by Koan Jeff Baysawww.paperveins.org/scaredstiff

             September. 2003: Fox Sports Network: 5-4-3-2-1 Extreme Sports, “Mid-Atlantic Surf Arts Exhibition”

 

Awards/Grants:

       2007:  Nominated for theRemma Hort Mann Grant for the Fine Arts

       2002: Grant Awarded by the New York State Council on the Arts for sculptural installation

                   and architectural re-construction of the McCarron Park Swimming Complex.  Brooklyn, New York.

       1994: Nominated for the Fulbright Scholarship in Painting by the graduate

                  Faculty, Pratt Institute, as a representative of their M.F.A. program

       1994: Grant Awarded by the New York State Council on the Arts and

                 the Islip Art Museum for an installation project at the Carriage

                 House Project Space.

 

Lectures/Symposia

       2006:  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY:  “Library Science”  Lecture by Rachel Gugelberger

       2003:  Kingsborough College, Brooklyn, NY:  “An Atlantic Odyssey: Selected Works 1996-Present”

       2001:  PortWashington Library, Port Washinton, NY:  “Venice Changes You”

       1999:  Cultural Centrer Acadamie La Motte, Brussels, Belgium:  “Up and Coming Young International

                  Artists”:  Lecture by Hilde Van Gelder

       1998:  Long Beach Arts Council: Long Beach, NY:  “The Persistence of Observation In the Ocean

                  Environment:  The Works of Chris Coffin” 

       1998:  Groenige Collectors, Bruges, Belgium: Lecture by Hilde Van Gelder

       1998:  Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam:  “Recent Developments in American Artists Use of the

                  Photographic Medium”: Lecture by Hilde Van Gelder

 

Curatorial

The Providence Art Club, Providence Rhode Island:  “Annual Open Painting Exhibition”

October 2000

 

 Public and Private Collections

The Library of Congress, Washington DC

* Private Collections available on request