Chris Sauter was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1971. He grew up on his grandparent’s ranch in Boerne, a small German town north of San Antonio.He attended the University of the Incarnate Word (then Incarnate Word College) where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993. Sauter later received a Master of Fine Arts degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 1996. He exhibits nationally and internationally with solo exhibitions at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, Cueto Project, NY,NY, Finesilver, Houston, TX,  Elizabeth Dee, NY,NY, Galerie Valerie  Cueto, Paris, France and Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA.  Group exhibitions include  EVA in Limerick, Ireland, Domicile: Public.Prive at the Musee d’Art Moderne Saint-Etienne, France, Wall to Wall Drawing at The Drawing Center, NY, Drawing Outside the Lines at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ, Out of the Ordinary at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston and Come Forward: Emerging Art in Texas at the Dallas Museum of Art. In 1999, he was chosen by Okwui Enwezor to participate in the Artpace international artist residency. Chris Sauter lives and works in San Antonio.

 

 

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Born 1971, San Antonio, TX
Lives in San Antonio, TX

Education
1996 MFA, The University of Texas at San Antonio
1993 BFA, University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, TX

 

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Exploding Silos, Three Walls, San Antonio, TX

2008 Domestic Archaeology, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

2007 HomeMaker, Cueto Project, New York, NY
Workshop, Finesilver, Houston, TX

2006 Pioneer, Finesilver, San Antonio, TX

2005 Power Lines, Susanne Vielmeter LA Projects, Culver City, CA
The Known Universe, FIAC, Galerie Valerie Cueto, Paris, France
Museum, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX
Big Bang, Galerie Valerie Cueto, Paris, France

2004 Just Married, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY

2003 Gallery, Art Statements, Art Basel/Miami, Miami Beach, FL
Planting Eden, TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL

2002 I’m Just an Old Lump of Coal, Three Walls, San Antonio, TX

2001 Light Industry, Cactus Bra, San Antonio, TX

2000 Chris Sauter, Project Room, San Antonio, TX

1999 Graft, ArtPace a Foundation for Contemporary Art, International Artist in Residence Program, San Antonio, TX curated by Okwui Enwezor

1997 Gene Pool, Cactus Bra, San Antonio, TX.

1996 Column of Trajan, KLRN television studios, San Antonio, TX

1995 The Tower of Babel, Gallery E, UTSA, San Antonio, TX
July 1, 1995, Blue Moon Studios, San Antonio, TX

 

Group Exhibitions

2010 Wish You Were Here, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, TX. curated by Subtext.

2009 The Importance of Daydreams, World Class Boxing, Miami FL. curated by Tyler Emerson-Dorsch
Lonely Are the Brave, Blue Star Art Center, San Antonio, TX. curated by Hills Snyder

2008 Odd Fits Made From Scratch, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA. curated by Yolande Macias McKay.
Playing With Time, Blue Star Art Center, San Antonio, TX. curated by David Rubin.
Material Culture, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, TX. curated by Fran Colpitt.

2007 ?Y Que?, Landmark Arts, Lubbuck, TX. curated by Harmony Hammond. (catalogue)
SouthwestNET: Drawing Outside the Lines, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ. curated by Cassandra Coblenz. (brochure)
Cherry Picked: 2007 Survey of Texas Art and Artists, WFMA 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX. curated by
Rachel Cook and Leona Scull-Hons. (catalogue)
Zeitgeist, Cueto Project, NY, NY.

2006 That’s What I Like about Texas, Polvo. Chicago, IL.
Critics Select , SICA, NJ.

2005 Wall to Wall Drawing, Drawing Center, NY, NY (brochure)
Domicile: Prive/ Public, Musee d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Metropole, Saint_Etienne, France curated by Lorand Hegyi. (catalogue)
Open EV+A, Limerick, Ireland curated by Dan Cameron. (catalogue)
In the Neighborhood of Infinity, 16 to 1, Santa Monica, CA curated by Charles LaBelle

2004 Farm to Market, ArtPace, San Antonio, TX curated by Kate Green
Drop Out, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
The Drawings Show, The Green Barn, Sagaponack, NY
Deconstruction por un Construction, Galerie Valerie Cueto, Paris, France
The Sublime is (Still) Now, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY
Twang: New Sculpture Form Texas, Art Museum of South East Texas, Beaumont, TX. traveling. (catalogue)
Mute, M%, Cleveland, OH.
Texas Uprising, Blue Star Art Center, San Antonio, TX
H20: Considering the Hydrosphere, Southwest School of Art &Craft, San Antonio, TX
Going West, ArtHouse, Austin, TX. traveling. (catalogue)

2003 Seen / Unseen: New Work by Loris Cecchini, Chris Sauter, Courtney Smith, Finesilver, San Antonio, TX
Come Forward : Emerging Art in Texas, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Texas. curated by Suzanne Weaver and Layne Relyea. (catalogue)
Taking Shape, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
Beyond the Academy: Encouraging New Art from Texas, ArtHouse, Austin, TX. traveling. (catalogue)

2002 San Antonio Draws, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
10x3, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

2001 Once There Was A Spot, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Personal Playgrounds, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Cropduster, two person exhibition with Hills Snyder, James Gallery, Houston, TX

2000 Charles LaBelle, Chris Sauter, two person exhibition, Sala Diaz, San Antonio, TX
Fibrous, Southwest Texas State University Gallery, San Marcos, TX
Out of the Ordinary, New Work From Texas, the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, curated by Paola Morsiani and Lynn Herbert. (catalogue)
Greetings from New York, two person exhibition with Michele
Monseau, Three Walls, San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Spring Show: A Flower Invitational, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX

1999 Objects: Blurring the Line Between Fine and Decorative Art , UTSA Satellite Space, curated by Frances Colpitt and Jennifer Davy.
Temporary Things, James Gallery, Houston, TX, curated by Hills Snyder.
Generation Z, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, curated by Alanna Heiss, Klaus Biesenbach, and Barbara Vanderlinden
Phenotypology, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, curated by Maureen McQuillan. (brochure)

1998 Ticking, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX
Inside the Loop: Blue Star 13, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX, curated by Carla Stellweg. (catalogue)

1997 Space: Architecture + Installation, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX, (catalogue)
Second Texas Annual, The Contemporary Art Center of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, curated by Sue Graze.
New American Talent, traveling throughout Texas, juried by Robert Storr.

1996 Double Trouble: Mirrors, Pairs, Twins, Lovers, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX, curated by Dana Friis-Hansen. (brochure)
Here, two person exhibition with Giuseppi Luciani, UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX,

1995 Expo ’95, 500X gallery, Dallas, TX, juried by Don Bacigalupi.

1994 Bucking the Texan Myth, Moody Hall Atrium Gallery St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX, curated by James L. Fisher. (catalogue)

 

Bibliography

2010 Drutt, Mathew Dream Works Art Pace Sanantonio, pp. 25. (photo)

2009 Judson, Ben “Lonely are the Brave: Blue Star Contemporary Art Center,” d-Art International, Fall/Winter vol. 12 no.2
Atwell, Wendy “Lonely Are the Brave,” …Might Be Good, August issue 128
Judson, Ben “Lonely Are the Brave,” Art Lies, Fall pp. 102-103. (photo)
Goddard, Dan R. “Lonely Are the Brave,”  Glasstire, August. (photo)
Snyder, Hills “Lonely Are the Brave,” July2 –Aug 15 Blue Star Art Center, (brochure)
Fisch, Sarah “Lately Come ‘the Brave’,” San Antonio Current Aug 12-18 pp.25, 26.
Bennett, Steve “American Spirit at Heart of Exhibition,” San Antonio Express News July 15 pp. 1F, 8F. (photo)
Wolff, Elaine “Lonely are the Brave,” San Antonio Current July 1-7 pp 29. (photo)

2008 Watson, Sam “Constructed Realities” Art Papers Nov/Dec pp. 74 (photo)
Messer, Emily “Workshop Opens the Womb to Show the Birth of Art,” SA 210 August 13 pp.12. (photos)
Wolff, Elaine “CAM 2008: ‘Playing With Time’ at Blue Star,” San Antonio Current July 2-8 pp. 40,41.
O’Bryan, Riley “Chris Sauter,” ArtL!es. Spring pp.114. (photos)
Livadiotis, Christina “Chris Sauter at Cueto Project,” Whitehot Magazine January. whitehotmagazine.com (photos)

2007 Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Drawing Outside the Lines, essay by Cassandra Coblentz. (catalogue)
Wichita Museum of Art, Cherry Picked: 2007 Texas Artists, essay by
Rachel Cook. (catalogue)
Baker, R.C. “Best in Show, Zeitgeist,” Village Voice March 15.

2006 Gupta, Anjali “Chris Sauter” Artpapers, Nov/Dec pp. 67. (photo)
Atwell, Wendy Weil “Chris Sauter: Pioneer” ArtL!es, Fall pp.105. (photo)
Mueller, Kurt Dominick “Chris Sauter: Pioneer at Finesilver,” Might Be Good, June, 30 2006, issue 72.
Walworth, Catherine “On Beauty: Karen Mahaffy, Andrea Caillouet, and
Chris Sauter” Glasstire, July. (photos)
Newman, Ashlie “Chris Sauter: Pioneer” Voices of Art, Vol.14.2 pp. 21.(photo)
White, Michelle “Chris Sauter: Museum” ArtL!es, Winter pp.118. (photo)

2005 Perree, Rob “Chris Sauter” Kunstbeeld, September pp. 61 (photo)
Cotter, Holland “Where Drawing is What Counts” The New York Times, Sat. June 25, B7, B12.
The Drawing Center. Drawing Papers, “Wall-To-Wall Drawing” Summer 2005 No.53. (catalogue)
Musee d’Art Modern de Saint-Etienne Metropole. Domicile: Prive/Public, essays by Lorenzo Bruni and Pierre Tillet. (catalogue)
Pierce, Sarah “Limerick” Artpapers.
Hartigan, Marianne “Walls of Limerick” Limerick Sunday Tribune March 20 pp.39.
Conolly, Maeve “Limerick: EV+A” Circa, Summer pp. 74-77 No. 112
EV+A. Open EV+A, essay by Dan Cameron. (catalogue)
Ewing, John “Chris Sauter: Just Married” ArtL!es, Winter 2005, pp.100. (photos)
Zamudio-Taylor, Victor, Cerisola, Sandra “Chris Sauter” Origina <propuesta conceptual>, Feb. 2005 Vol.12 No.143 pp.48-51. (photos)
Elzy, Joshua “Farm to Market at Artpace” Voices of Art. V13.2 pp.10. (photo)
Kinsella, Eileen “Where the Buys Are.” Art News, November. pp.156.

2004 Oliver, Retha “Texas Uprising: Indoor and Outdoor Sculpture” ArtL!ies, Spring 2004 No.42 pp.102-103. (photo)
Atwell, Wendy “Austin Texas” Artpapers, May/ June 2004 Vol. 28 No. 3 pp.54
Lombardi, Dominick ““Texas Uprising: Indoor and Outdoor Sculpture” Blue Star Art Center”” Sculpture Magazine, September 2004 Vol.3 No. 7.
Zaya, Octavio, FILES, Museo De Arte Contemporaneo De Castilla y Leon, pp. 115-118, 601. (photo)

2003 Jankauskas, Jennifer “Come Forward: Emerging Art in Texas” ArtL!es, Spring 2003, pp.72-73. (photo)
Dallas Museum of Art. Out of the Ordinary: Emerging Art in Texas, essays by Suzanne Weaver and Layne Relyea. (catalogue)
Pace, Linda, Dreaming Red: creating ArtPace, ArtPace, A Foundation for Contemporary Art, pp. 105-106, 196-201, 275. (photos)

2002 Ewing, John “Transported… Reflecting on Movement in Contemporary Art”
ArtL!es, summer 2002, pp.12-15. (photo)

2001 Ewing, John “Armchair Traveler” San Antonio Current, December 20-26 2001. (photo)
Klaasmeyer, Kelly “Hills Snyder and Chris Sauter Build the Dream Home for Some Warped Parallel Universe” HoustonPress.com, February 15 2001. (photo)
Davenport, Bill “Cropduster. Hills Snyder/Chris Sauter” GlassTire.com, January 2001. (photo)

2000 Ewing, John “Biochrome” New Art Examiner, November 2000, pp. 60-61.
Dumbadze, Alexander “Out of the Ordinary: New Art from Texas” New Art Examiner, November 2000, pp. 59-60.
Klaasmeyer, Kelly “Everyday Art, Mundane Objects Make for ‘Out of the Ordinary’ works” Houston Press, August 24-30, 2000, pp. 71.
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. Out of the Ordinary: New
Art From Texas, August 12-October 8, essay by Paola Morsiani. (catalogue)
Zwartjes, Arend C. “San Antonio Spring Show” Artl!es, Spring 2000, pp. 85.
Gerst, David. “If I Ran the Whitney…” Canvas, Spring 2000, pp. 20-24. (photo)
Colpitt, Frances. “Chris Sauter at ArtPace” Art in America, February 2000, pp. 136. (photo)
Snyder, Hills. “Dust” Artl!es, winter 1999-2000, pp. 80. (photo)

1999 LaBelle, Charles. “Generation Z” Frieze, October 1999, pp. 98-99.
Lloyd, Ann Wilson. “Time Off to Dive Into Reality Rather Than Retreat From It” The New York Times, October 17, 1999 Arts and Leisure, pp. 41. (photo)
Princenthal, Nancy. “Generation Z: Slacker Than Thou” Art in America, October 1999, pp. 90-91.
Goddard, Dan R. “Dining as an Art Form” San Antonio Express News, October 6,1999, pp. 1G,11G. (photo)
McQuillan, Maureen. Phenotypology, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, April 17-May28 1999. (brochure)

1998 Stellweg, Carla. Inside the Loop: Blue Star 13 1998, Blue Star Art Space. (catalogue)
Freeman, David. “Chris Sauter at Cactus Bra” Voices of Art, January/February, 1998, pp. 8-10. (photo)
Welch, Roger. “S.A. Artist Sauter’s Installation is ‘Martha Stewart on Acid’” San Antonio Express News, January 8, 1998, pp. 8E. (photo)

1997 Tyson, Janet. “Shapes of Things to Come: Artist Pay Tribute to AMA’s Future.” Star-Telegram. November 30, 1997. pp. 1-2. (photo)
Davidow, Joan and Colpitt, Frances. Space: Architecture + Installation, November 8-January 3, 1998, Arlington Museum of Art. (catalogue)
Kutner, Janet. “Exhibition Gets More Than Two Thumbs Up” The Dallas Morning News, October 3, pp. 46. (photo)
Texas Fine Arts Association. New American Talent: the Thirteenth Exhibition, September 2 1997- December, 1999. (catalogue)

1996 Friis-Hansen, Dana. Double Trouble: Mirrors, Pairs, Twins, Lovers, July 5-August 25, Blue Star Art Space. (brochure)

 

Awards

2006 Artist Foundation of San Antonio visual art grant.
The Bernard award for outstanding contemp. art month show (Pioneer).

2005 Merit Award Open EV+A, Limerick, Ireland

2004 Dozier Travel Grant, Dallas Museum of Art.

2003 ArtPace travel grant.

1999 Arch and Anna Giles Kimbrough Fund Grant, Dallas Museum of Art.
ArtPace, a Foundation for Contemporary Art, International Artists in Residence Program, curated by Okwui Enwezor.

 

Professional Activities

2010 Guest edited Art Lies “Wandering the Back 40” Spring issue

2009 Designed and built theater set for Attic Rep’s production of “Blackbird’, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX.
Designed and built theater set for Attic Rep’s production of “The Goat or Who is Sylvia?” Trinity University, San Antonio, TX.
Lecture, the Colloquium, Casbeer’s at the Church, San Antonio, TX.

2008 Lecture, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA.

2007 Lecture, University of Illinois, Carbondale, IL.

2006 Lecture, University of Texas at San Antonio, TX.

2004 Lecture, Artists Looking at Art, McNay ArtMuseum, San Antonio,TX.
Lecture, Jones Center, ArtHouse, Austin,TX.

2002 Lecture, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

2001 Organized Pretty Girl, the work of Allison Lacher, Cactus Bra, San Antonio
Organized Communiqué, Cactus Bra, San Antonio,TX.

2000 Organized Biochrome exhibition, Semmes Gallery, University of the Incarnate Word
Organized Biochrome exhibition, 1/4 Hora, Elgin, TX
Lecture, On the Avenue: Four to Watch, Austin Museum of Art
Curriculum development at the University of the Incarnate Word: wrote course descriptions and guidelines.

1996 Co-organized Pop Spirituality, UTSA Satellite Space.

 

Teaching

2005-present Palo Alto College, San Antonio, instructor

2001-present Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, instructor

2008 spring University of Texas, Austin, instructor

1999-2007 St. Philip’s College, San Antonio, instructor

2001 spring Indiana University, Bloomington, instructor

1996-2000 University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, instructor