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Chris Arabadjis

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Chris Arabadjis is a visual artist who lives in Manhattan and Bearsville, NY and who can often be seen drawing on the NYC subway. Prior to earning an MFA at Pratt Institute, Chris studied nuclear physics under John Dubach at UMass Amherst. His work has been exhibited in New York at McKenzie Fine Art, Kathryn Markel, and Denise Bibro Fine Art, in Boston, San Francisco, and Graz, Austria, and has been the subject of Steven Baris’ blog The Expanded Diagram Project and the One River School blog by John O’Connor. His drawings have been reproduced on the covers of the poetry collections Don’t Go Back to Sleep and Nerve Chorus, the literary anthology series Emanations, and the ecopoetry anthology Devouring the Green : fear of a human planet, and in the magazine Physics Today (vol. 70, no. 09) accompanying the article Hidden worlds of fundamental particles. Chris taught the course Symmetry, Shape, and Space for Pratt’s Math & Science Department from 2003 to 2006.

1999-2001 Painting – Pratt Institute – MFA
1998-1999 Visual Art – William Paterson University – MA
1994-1998 Painting – University of Iowa
1984-1994 Physics – University of Massachusetts – MS, ABD
1978-1983 Physics – SUNY Buffalo – BS
1980-1981 Physics – Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Wurzburg

Solo Exhibitions

2019            Accidental Degeneracies, Nancy Ross Project Space, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2016            Drawing on 2 Sides of the Line, DeKalb Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2001            String Theory, Steuben West Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022           Ink, McKenzie Fine Ar, NY, NY

2020           Indra’s Net, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NY, NY

2020           Chrysalistasis, Lyons Wier Gallery, online

2019            Making Time, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ

2019            Indra’s Net, Mueller Gallery at Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ

2018            Envisioning Natural Forces, Key Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2018            Intersecting Perspectives; SciArt Center, online,

2017            Deck the Walls, Gramercy Arts Club, NYC

2017            Nominees’ Gallery, Bridges Conference on Math/Art, Univ. of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

2017            Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016            Passing Through, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2015            Unlimited Potential, Lyons Wier, Chelsea, NYC

2015            Kaleidoscopic, Royal Society of American Art, Brooklyn, NY

2015            Paperazzi IV, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014            Pratt Institute MFA Alumni Exhibition, Steuben Galleries, Brooklyn, NY

2014            Paperazzi 3, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013            Grand Opening, McNutt Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2013            DiscArtEd, Ojai Art Festival, Ojai, CA

2013            Earth, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013            Wheaton Biennial: Drawing Out of Bounds, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

2012            Art from the Boros, Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 W. 20th St., Chelsea, NYC

2011            Salon, 522 Spazio, 526 W. 26th St., Chelsea, NYC

2011            Systems, Dean’s Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2010            Summer Salon, Dean’s Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2009           Make a Mark of These Lines, Beta Spaces, Brooklyn, NY

2008           Goodwill Windows, Marfa, TX

2008           Slide Slam, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2007           Fast Forward: Flushing in 2107, Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY

2006           Peripheral Visions, Steuben Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2005           Deck the Walls, Exit Art, NYC

2005           Resonant II, Hun Gallery, NYC

2005           Homomuseum: Heroes and Moments, Exit Art, NYC

2002           Faculty Show, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

2001            Glow, Galerie Kultstein, Linz, Austria

2001            Night or Day, Gallery 214, Montclair, NJ

2001            Pratt MFA Show, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NYC

Artist Files

Since 2012    Pierogi Flat Files, Brooklyn, NY


2020             Emanations: Octo-Emanations, 15 images, ed. Carter Kaplan, International Authors, Brookline, MA

2018             Emanations: Chorus Pleiades, cover and 6 images, ed. Carter Kaplan, International Authors, Brookline, MA

2018             Nerve Chorus, Willa Carroll, cover, The Word Works, DC

2018             PARITY (September 2018, vol. 33, no. 09), introductory image for article “Hidden worlds of fundamental particles” by David                              Curtin and Raman Sundrum, p. 15, reprinted with permission, ed. Hiroko Sakuma, Maruzen Publishing Co., Tokyo, JAPAN

2017             Physics Today (June 2017, vol. 70, no. 6), introductory image for article “Hidden worlds of fundamental particles”                                               by David Curtin and Raman Sundrum, p. 47, American Physical Society, College Park, MD

2017             Emanations: I Am Not a Number, 7 images, ed. Carter Kaplan, International Authors, Brookline, MA

2015             Devouring the Green, poetry anthology, ed. Sam Witt, cover and 27 images, Jaded Ibis Press, Seattle, WA

2015             Emanations: 2 + 2 = 5, 2 images, p. 477 and back page, .ed. Carter Kaplan, International Authors, Brookline, MA

2015             Hybrid Poetry, Story Magazine, Issue 2B, p.53, The Monster Issue, York College of Pennsylvania, PA

2014             Don’t Go Back to Sleep, cover and 4 images, poems by Timothy Liu, Saturnalia Books, Ardmore, PA

2005            For Dust Thou Art, 3 images, poems by Timothy Liu, Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL

Reviews and Interviews

2019             Steven Baris, Chris Arabadjis: Notations from the Underground, Steven Baris,

2018             John O’Connor, On the Works of Chris Arabadjis, Art Savvy,

2018             John O’Connor, Part 2: Interview with Chris Arabadjis, Art Savvy,

2017             SciArt Colloquium May 2017,