bio

Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1973. Currently lives and works in Denton, Texas. Teaches at the University of North Texas.

Artist Statement

 

EDUCATION

2005     Postgraduate Fellowship, NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART, New York, NY

2004     MFA, NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART, New York, NY

1995      BA, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SANTA BARBARA, Santa Barbara, CA

 

TEACHING

2014 - present     UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - College of Visual Arts and Design, Denton, TX      Senior Lecturer - Figure Drawing 

2007 - 2014        UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - BERKELEY EXTENSION, San Francisco, CA      Adjunct Instructor - Drawing and Painting

2008 - 2014        OHLONE COLLEGE, Fremont, CA      Adjunct Instructor - Drawing and Painting

2009 - 2010        ATELIER SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL REALISM, Oakland, CA      Adjunct Instructor - Drawing

2005 - 2006       UFT CENTER, Brooklyn, CA      Painting Instructor

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013      Recent work, solo exhibition, Louie Meager Art Gallery, Fremont, CA.

2011       Reflection, solo exhibition, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barthelemy, F.W.I.

2010      Recent work, solo exhibition, galleryB, Sag Harbour, NY

2010      Light and Land, solo exhibition, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barthelemy, F.W.I.

2009     Pacific, solo exhibition, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barthelemy, F.W.I.

2006     113 RYERSON, solo exhibition: 5+5 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2005     Fellows Exhibition 2005, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017      Single Fare 4, Highline Studios, New York, NY.

2017      Selected Works, Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA.

2017      Palette, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO.

2016      Annual Faculty ExhibitionUNT on the Square Gallery, Denton, TX.

2016      Take Home a Nude, Sotheby's/NY Academy of Art, New York, NY.

2016.     Point of Origin, The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY.    

2016      Picturing the Unprintable, Flux Factory, New York, NY.

2016      Water, Water...Everywhere, Arcadia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

2016      Spring Fling, Arcadia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

2016      Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Arcadia Gallery, Palm Springs, CA.

2016      L.A. Art Show, Arcadia Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2015      Five and Under, Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY.

2015      Annual Faculty Exhibition, UNT on the Square Gallery, Denton, TX.

2015      Works on Paper, Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY.

2015      ArtMiamiNY Art Fair, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.

2014      Annual Faculty Exhibition, UNT on the Square Gallery, Denton, TX.

2013      Selected Works, Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA.          

2013      Body Politic, National Arts Club, New York, NY.

2013      Single Fare 3, RH Gallery, New York, NY.

2012      The Drawing Room, Milavec Hakimi Gallery, New York, NY.                  

2011        Please Swipe Again, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY.

2011        Uncovered, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barthelemy, F.W.I.

2009      People, Louie Meager Art Gallery, Fremont, CA.

2008      Reality, Louie Meager Art Gallery, Fremont, CA.

2008      Selected Works, Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA.

2008      Summer Exhibition, Jurors: Will Cotton, Nicola Hicks, David Salle. New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.

2007      Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY.

2007      Homecoming, New York Academy of Art, NY.

2007      Draw, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY.

2007      Summer Salon, Jurors: Jenny Saville, Eric Fischl, Vince Desiderio, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.

2007      Travel-sized: Small works by American Artists, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barthelemy, F.W.I.

2007      Place as Object, curated by April Gornik, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barthelemy, F.W.I.

2006      Group Exhibition, 5+5 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2005      Group Exhibition, 5+5 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2005      The Language of Drawing II, Medialia Gallery, New York, NY.

2005      Take Home a Nude, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.

2004      Thesis Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.

2004      NYAA Student Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.

 

PUBLICATIONS/INTERVIEWS

2017      Khouri, Michelle. "Figure Painting, with Christian Fagerlund." The Cultured Podcast, Episode 10. 17 Oct. 2017. Web. http://www.culturedpodcast.com/episodes/010-figure-painting/

2017      Lexington, Trek. "In Conversations with Christian Fagerlund." The Blue Review, 25 May 2017. Web. https://thebluereview.net/trek-lexington-in-conversation-with-christian-fagerlund-87747e82ebba

2016      New American Paintings - West Edition, #126. October 2016

2016      Rose, Joshua, ed. "Water, Water Everywhere." American Art Collector June 2016: 94-95. Web.

2015      DeLeon, Jessica. “Diverse Range of Inspirations.” INhouse. University of North Texas, 6 Nov. 2015. Web. https://inhouse.unt.edu/diverse-range-inspirations 

2014      McCann, Margaret, ed. The Figure: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture: Contemporary Perspectives. New York: Rizzoli, 2014. Print.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2016      Artist's Residency - Space SBH Gallery, St. Barths, French West Indies

2011       Artists Residency: Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barths, French West Indies

2010      Artists Residency: Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barths, French West Indies

2009     Artists Residency: Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barths, French West Indies

2004     Post-Graduate Fellowship: New York Academy of Art

2004     Travel grant to Normandy, France at the Château de Balleroy: HRH the Prince of Wales, Forbes Foundation

2003     Academic Scholarship Award: New York Academy of Art

2001      Best in Show: Juried Exhibition, Santa Barbara City College