CHRIS HOPKINS sculpture / design
Group Exhibitions (Partial List)
2015 Artist Alliance at the Museum, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
2015 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Demise of Democracy? a national response, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
2002 C’est la Vie Exhibit (Honorable Mention for “Greed”), Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA
2000 The Hokey Pokey Show, DiRT gallery, Hollywood, CA
1997 American Soil (ed), DiRT gallery, Hollywood, CA
1997 Annual Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, CA
1996 Left, Right & Center, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
1996 Warner Digital Art Exhibition, Warner Digital, Burbank, CA
1996 Artworks ’96, Fine Art Auction and Festival, Los Angeles, CA
1995 North American Sculpture Exhibition, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
1995 Artwalk Silent Auction, Venice Family Clinic, Venice, CA
1994 Treading on Hallowed Ground, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
1994 FAR BAZZAR at the Brewery, FAR BAZZAR Goes South, Foundation for Art Resource, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
1994 Mapping the Jungle: Artists Influenced by Architecture, Novaspace, Los Angeles, CA
1993-5 Downtown Lives, Downtown Arts Development Association (DADA), Los Angeles, CA
1993 Countdown to the Next Millennium: Artists Envision the Future Los Angeles Urban landscape, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA
1992 Political 1/2 Life (two-person exhibition), Art Store Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2000 King (relief sculpture of Billie Jean King), ESPN Sports Zone, Anaheim, CA
1993 Finalist (with Phillip Vaughan) on the City of Pasadena’s Jackie and Mack Robinson Memorial Public Art Project.
I try to make art that engages the tension between social/political issues and aesthetics: posing questions about injustice, war and violence through forms and structures that are meticulous, elegant and shrine-like. I like to play with these paradoxical images and emotions by combining traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques, often juxtaposing found objects with my own sculpted and fabricated elements.
As a sculptor who worked on studio movies, I feel a connection with sculptor-artisans of the past millennia who anonymously plied their craft for those with wealth and power. In my personal work, I try to playfully question the propagandistic nature of sculptural works of the past.
1982 B.A., Film and Television Production, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Sculptor on studio movies.
1982-92 Production Designer/Art Director on independent feature films, music videos, commercials and television programs.