Christopher Squier

b. Lawrence, KS

Crime scenes, horror movies, and historical monuments: Christopher Squier reassembles broken and disassembled materials into sculptural and digital forms. The suggested visual elements from historical sites and religious iconography are resituated within novel landscapes through satellite imagery, 3-D animation, Photoshop stonemasonry, and physical smoke-and-mirrors processes. The ensuing works perch at the confluence of luxury and crime, utopia and dystopia; the symbolic and historical narratives transformed leaving simply decorative forms to respond to such an infrastructure of dislocation and instability.

Squier received his MFA in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute (2015) and his BA in studio art from Grinnell College (2013). Recently, his work has been exhibited in Boston, Córdoba, Prague and San Francisco and is in the collection of the Prague Gallery of Czech Glass. He is currently an artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts (Marin County, CA). 

Solo Exhibitions
Babel Project Space, Trondheim, Norway

Selected Group Exhibitions
Above Board, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Enact, The San Francisco International Arts Festival Fort Mason Center for the Arts, Firehouse Presenting Keepers, San Francisco, CA
Kunsthaus Tacheles, SAFEhouse Arts, San Francisco, CA
Rite of Passage, Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California and Ziya Art Foundation, Oakland, CA
MAPP: memoria, Cumberland Street Site, Curated by Nathalie Brilliant, San Francisco, CA
Mo’Dada: Contemporary Performance and Video, Dada Lounge, San Francisco, CA
Stanislav Libensky International Glass Exhibition, Prague Gallery for Czech Glass and ZIBA Prague Glass Experience, Prague, Czech Republic
Ensayo Para una Exposición, CoMbO Project Space, Córdoba, Spain
Arriba Arriba, Convento de Santa Clara, Belalcázar, Spain
Islands on the Edge, Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston, MA
Edge Effect: Vernissage Exhibition & MFA Screening, Fort Mason Herbst Pavilion & San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Man Made Nature, Pier 50, Curated by Åsa Åkerlund, San Francisco, CA
Art Scientifique, Sorensen’s Gallery; CSU, Fresno, CA
Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Gold Rush, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Piece Work, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Expand, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

Awards & Residencies
Artist in Residence, Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin County, CA

2015, Master of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2013, Bachelor of Arts, Grinnell College, Grinnel, IA
2012, Sculpture Affiliate Study, University College London, Slade School of Fine Art, London, England
2012, Russian Studies, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia