622 Warren Street
Hudson, NY. 12534

Tel.  518.828.1915

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11 am to 5 pm

Chris Duncan (sculpture)

 I first began drawing as a way to visualize and clarify my ideas for sculpture. Those early pencil and inkdrawings were functional, mostly about representing three-dimensional form in a two-dimensional medium. Over time the process of drawing became an end in itself. I became very engaged in the immediacy of making work on paper, and much less interested in using drawings as a provisional or intermediate step towards something else. I often work with charcoal, ink, and white acrylic, so then the palette is black, white, and gray. Lately I’ve added more color into the work. Sometimes I use gouache or collaged elements to introduce color. I improvise a kind of grid or set of swirling forms in pencil or ink, maybe layer on elements of color, and continue the process, adding and removing through many stages until the image begins to develop an identity and a sense of being a whole. I may go back in with gesso and obliterate sections, or cut up the whole drawing and recombine it on a new background. The construction process is essential to the final form. I have a rough idea of how a drawing or sculpture will look but a lot takes place during the making, which is a process of finding the individual character of each work. I inscribe, erase, assemble and disassemble elements looking for combinations of line, weight, and color that make sense visually, emotionally, and physically. In both sculpture and drawing, I hope to achieve a layering of elements that speak through to one another, a kind of balance, a sense of held or contained energy. Expressive qualities of surface; tension between order and its opposite; structure that might be just spinning out of control. In the end I want something that surprises me.

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Big Hair

Black Dog



For C.M.

Genie, 2008


Harp Bop

Hidden Fortress

Idlewild South



Lyre, 2010


Mount Vernon, 2011


Pressure Drop

Tattoo, 2009


Untitled 2





2008                                    Mellon Faculty Exchange Fellow, Skidmore College

1998,02,05,07,12              Union College Humanities Faculty Development Fund

1993,95,96,98,02              NYFA S.O.S. Grants

1996                                    Casting Institute Fellowship, SUNY Buffalo

1989                                    Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

1989                                    Maine Percent for Art Commission

1986                                    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship



2016                                    Collar Works, Troy, NY

2010                                    Teaching Gallery, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY

                                             Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY

2005                                    Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY

2004                                    Firlefanz Gallery, Albany, NY

2003                                    Bruno Marina Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                                             Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

2002, 1998                         Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY

1997                                    Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China

1995                                    Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY

1991                                    NO B.I.A.S. Artists Space, North Bennington, VT

1990                                    RCCA Gallery, Troy, NY



2015                                    Abstractions  Carrie Haddad Gallery Hudson NY

2014                                    Gallery Artists  RICO Brooklyn, NY

2013                                    Raum - Offnung (Spaces - Openings)

                                             Galerie Petrushof  Obermarchtal, Germany

                                             Contemporary Drawing/Recent Trends curated by Sylvia de Swaan

                                             Kirkland Art Center  Clinton, New York

                                             salem2salem 2013  Salem Art Works Salem NY

2012                                    salem2salem 2012  Neuen Museum, Schloss Salem, Germany            

                                             Cherry Valley Sculpture Trail  Cherry Valley NY (curator)

                                             SRAM pArt Project  Cedar Lake Theater, NYC

2011                                    salem2salem 2011  Salem Art Works Salem NY        

                                             Outdoor installation  Bush Hall Plaza  SUNY Delhi, Delhi NY

2010                                    185th Artist’s Invitational  National Academy Museum New York NY

                                             Bloom  RICO Brooklyn NY

2009                                    Art Basel/Miami Allan Stone Gallery, Miami FL 

                                             The Art Show at the Armory, Art Dealers Association of America

                                             Allan Stone Gallery, New York NY

                                             Iron Works  Rosefsky Gallery SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton NY

                                             Secret Sale Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York NY

             Sculptors’ Drawings from the Collection 

             Munson-William-Proctor Museum, Utica NY

2008                                    Art Basel/Miami Allan Stone Gallery, Miami FL

                                             Talent Allan Stone Gallery, New York NY

                                             Large Drawing Small Sculpture Mullen Gallery, SUCO, Oneonta NY

                                            Cherry Valley Sculpture Trail Cherry Valley NY

2007                                    Sculpture Outside Salem Art Works, Salem NY

2006                                    From the Cultural Corridor  Storefront Artists Project, Pittsfield MA

                                 Significantly Small  Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs NY

2005                                    FOUR SCULPTORS  New York Studio School Gallery, New York NY

2004                                    GROUP Allan Stone Gallery, New York NY

                                             Stepping Outdoors SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge NY

                                             Permanent Installation  SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh NY

2003                                    Gallery Artists  RICO, Brooklyn NY

                                             Opened Spaces  Hudson Valley Community College, Troy NY

                                             ArtFest 2003 Baltimore MD

2002                                    International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition University of Hawaii,

                                             Honolulu HI  (and traveling)

                                 North Shore Sculpture Park, Skokie IL

                                             Drawings by Sculptors College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA


salem2salem, Schloss Salem, Germany; Salem Art Works, Salem NY; Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT; Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer MN; Casting Institute, State University of New York at Buffalo; Contemporary Artists’ Center, North Adams MA; Sculpture Space, Utica NY; Triangle Artist’s Workshop, Pine Plains NY



Colby College Waterville ME; Dartmouth College Hanover NH; Nanjing Art Institute Nanjing, China; New York Studio School NYC; Portland School of Art Portland ME; University of Maine at Farmington; University of North Carolina Greensboro; Vermont Studio Center Johnson VT; Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond; West Virginia University Morgantown



2015                                    May I. & Walter C. Baker Professor of Visual Arts, Union College

2005-present                     Professor of Visual Arts, Union College

2013-14                               Chair, Department of Visual Arts, Union College


1988-2008                          Visual Arts Faculty, Union College

1987                                    Visual Arts Faculty, Bennington College

1983-86                              Teaching Assistant/Studio Manager, Bennington College    



1983                                    Assistant to William Tucker, London, UK

1975-1978                         Certificate, New York Studio School of Painting and Sculpture, NY NY

1975                                    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan ME

                                             B.A. English cum laude, Colby College, Waterville ME    



Grace Knowlton; Drs. Lois and Morton Marcus; Mr. and Mrs. Norton Reamer; Barbara Schiffrin; Hudson Valley Community College; The Hyde Collection; Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer MN; Salem Art Works Sculpture Park, Salem NY; Munson–Williams–Proctor Institute Museum of Art; North Shore Sculpture Park, Skokie IL; State University of NY, Plattsburgh; Union College; University of Maine System; Virginia Commonwealth University; Robert & Elaine Stein Collection, Wright State University Dayton OH

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