Chris Britz

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION ⁝

1963-1964
Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
1965-1967
Schools of the Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois   (Ford Foundation grant)
1968
Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
Master Diploma
Residence in New York City

EXHIBITIONS ⁝

1973
“Painted Three-Dimensional Illusions Change Architecture”
Gallery 219, University of Buffalo Museum, N.Y. one-man show
“Works of Visual Perception”, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, DE, one-man show catalogue
“Prospect 1973", Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, DE, group show
1974
“Visual Spaces”, Gallery Ariadne, NYC, one-man show
1976
“Parallel Action”, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, DE, group show, catalogue
“20 Years Museum Haus Lange”, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, DE, group show, catalogue
“Abstract Illusionism”, Paul Mellon Arts Center, Wallingford, CT, group show
“Photo-Realism”, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, NYC, group show
1977
“Second Biennial Drawing Exhibition”, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, NYC group show
“Sculpture - Potsdam”, State University College Potsdam,
Brainerd Hall Art Gallery, Potsdam, NY, group show, catalogue
D.p. Gallery, Heidelberg, DE, group show
“Wall - Paintings”, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, NYC, one-man show
“Washington International Art Fair”, Washington, D.C.
“Abstract Illusionism”, Sewall Gallery, Rice University, Houston, TX, group show, catalogue
“Breaking the Picture Plane”, Tomasulo Gallery, Union College, Cranford, NJ, group show
Shore Gallery, Boston, MA, group show
1978
Edwin Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University, KS, group show
Louis K. Meisel Gallery, NYC, one-man show
”Abstract Illusionism”, Arts and Crafts Center of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, group show
“Abstrakter Illusionismus”, Amerika Haus, Frankfurt, DE, group show, catalogue
1978-1979
“Abstract Illusionism”, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA  &  Danforth Museum, Framhingham, MA
Catalog [pdf]  Catalog [epub]   Catalog courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts Springfield, MA
1979
“Abstract Painting”, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, NYC, group show
“The Kutter Wall Project”, mural, Basel, Switzerland
1979-1980
“The Reality of Illusion”, trav. Exhibition, catalogue
The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
University Galleries, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
University Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1984
“A Different View”, G. Wurzer Gallery, Houston, TX, group show
“Treffen für 24 Stunden”, Galerie Roter Engel, Vienna, Austria, group show
1985
“Six Austrian Artists”, Art Society International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C., group show, catalogue
“Chris Britz New Paintings”, Neo Persona Gallery, NYC, one-man show
“Chris Britz New Paintings”, Neo Persona Gallery, NYC, one-man show
1988
“Chris Britz New Paintings”, Neo Persona Gallery, NYC, one-man show
1992
Know Your Enemy”, 148 Mercer Street Gallery, NYC, one-man show
1995
“Recalled Legends of the West”, Exhibition Rooms at the Ottakringer Brewery, Vienna, Austria, one-man show, catalogue
1997
“Recalled Legends of the West”, Galerie Beethovenstrasse, Düsseldorf, DE, one-man show, catalogue
1998
“Recalled Legends of the West”, “Kunst & Kommunikation”, Mediahaus Ströbel, Düsseldorf, DE, one-man show, catalogue
1999
“Die Würde des Menschen ist Unantastbar”, Galerie Beethovenstrasse, Düsseldorf, DE, one-man show, catalogue
2001
“Talking Heads”, Galerie Beethovenstrasse, Düsseldorf, DE, one-man show, catalogue
2003
“Talking Heads”, Galerie Beethovenstrasse, Düsseldorf, DE, one-man show, catalogue on CD
2004
“Talking Heads”, Galerie Klose, Essen, DE, one-man show
2006
“Fussballer Portraits”, Galerie Kaufhof, Düsseldorf, DE, one-man show

PUBLICATIONS ⁝

Fiedler, Dr. Gisela, “Chris Britz Raumillusionen”, Architektur Aktuell, March, 1973, p.33 & 35, cover illust.

“Gemalte Illusionen”, Westdeutsche Zeitung, Jan. 10, 1973, Nr. 8

Lpa. “Verblüffende Illusionen der Dreidimensionalität”, Rheinische Post, Jan. 12, 1973 Nr. 10

Kerber, Bernhard, “Szene Rhein - Rhur” Art International, Lugano Review, Summer 1973, XVLL/6, p.81

Kn. “Gemalte Raumillusionen verändern die Architektur”, NRZ an Rhein und Ruhr, Samstag, Jan. 13, 1973, Nr. 11

Labusch, Edmund. “Chris Britz in Krefeld”, Neues Rheinland, Jahrgang 6, Feb. 1973

Nr. 2 A.I.D.A. “Möchte in Bildern Situationen Aufbauen”, Westdeutsche Zeitung, Jan. 12, 1973, Nr.10

“Museum Haus Lange”, Domus 519, Feb. 1973

Stachelhaus, Heiner. “Rhein - Ruhr”, Magazin Kunst, Jan. 13, 1973, Nr. 49, p.80-81

Stachelhaus, Heiner. “Malerei - Spiele mit Räumen”, NRZ an Rhein und Ruhr, Jan. 23, 1973, Nr.19

Stauch, V., Quitzow, Wolfgang. “Gemalte Illusionen aus dem Untergrund”, Aachener Volkszeitung, Feb. 24, 1973, Nr. 47

Brooks, Audrey, “On Chris Britz”, The Buffalo Gazette, 1974

Rassow, Erich, E. “Chris Britz’s Bold work plays with Illusion of Space”, Spectrum, 1974

Thwaites, John Anthony. “Exhibitions in Germany”, Pictures on Exhibit, Dec. 1974

Frackman, Noel. “Chris Britz”, Arts Magazine, Jan. 1975

Frank, Peter. “Chris Britz”, Art News, Jan. 1975, p.109

Glueck, Grace. “A Visit to Soho, Where Art and the Artists Live”, The New York Times, July 9, 1976

Gonzales, Shirley. “Melon Show Exiting”, The New Haven Register, Oct. 10, 1976

“20 Jahre Museum Haus Lange”, Museum Haus Lange Press, Krefeld, DE, 1976

Smith, Howard, Van der Horst, Brian. “Art Mongers Here Comes Al”, The Village Voice, Jan. 12, 1976, p.24

Zimmer, William, “Chris Britz”, Arts Magazine, June, 1977, illust. p.37

“Karg ist das Kunstangebot”, Rhein Neckar Main, June 29, 1977, Nr. 146, p.7

S.F. “Seifenblasen, Faltenwürfe und Mauerbilder”, Mannheimer Morgen, Nr. 133, June 13, 1977, p.22

Bilgore, Ellen. “Soho”, Town and Country Magazine, p. 140. 1977

Crossley, Mimi. “New Illusion in Painting”, The Houston Post, 9/16/77. p.6c

Moser, Charlotte. “Bewitching Art Show Toys with Viewer Illusion”, Houston Chronicle, Sept. 8, 1977

Möglichkeiten, Intro, “Abstrakter Illusionismus” Amerika Haus, Frankfut, DE, 5/3/1978, catalogue

Feser, Sigrid. “Erfühlte Qualität wahrgenommener Dinge”, Mannheimer Morgen, Feuilleton, 5/17/1978

G.N. “Irrweg fürs Auge”, Frankfurter Neue Presse, 5/17/1978

V.A. “Nichts ist was es ist”, Rhein Neckar Zeitung, Feuilleton, 5/18/1978

E.V.H. “Täuschung mit der Spritzpistole”, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 5/19/1978, Nr. 10a, 45

“Three New Exhibits open at Arts Museum”, Springfield Daily News, 9/20/1978, p.29

W.G. “Austrian Avantgarde in Washington”, Washington Journal, 3/15/1985, p.6

Poroner, Palmer. “Interview with Chris Britz”, Artspeak, 2/16/1986, p.12 (Fullsize)

Mahoney, Robert. “Chris Britz”, Artsmagazine, April 1986, p.136

Ruhe, Barnaby. “Ruhe’s Report”, Art World, 1986

Tallmer, Jerry. “Eye on Art”, New York Post, Nov. 13/1992, p.33

Severa, Kathi. “Meet the Artist”, Austria Kultur, Nov/Dec. 1993, p.6

Wagner-Wilhelm-Krisper, “Gewalt/Kunst”, Österreichischer Kultur Service, 1993, p.83/84

Kurmayr, August. “Hort Siemensstrasse”, Linz” Architect Journal, Sept/Oct. 1994, p. 167

“Recalled Legends of the West”, Exhibition Catalog, Vienna, Sept. 1995,
Manfred Wagner, Tony Morrison, Hellmuth Petsche, Michael Blaine, Peter Sloterdijk, Simon Wiesenthal, Reinhard Kossellek

Polit - Kunst Am Hefeboden, Kult - Galerie, Wener Magazine, October 1995, p.166

Hans Jürgensen, “Die Würde des Menschen ist Unantastbar”, Exhibition Catalog, Düsseldorf January 1999

Röbel, Brigitte, “Der mit dem Stempel malt”, Bild Düsseldorf, 20. Feb, 2006

Tüffers, Jörn, “Er drückt Promis den Stempel auf”, Rheinische Post, 5. Apr. 2006

“Fußballer-Portraits als Stempelbilder”, WZ, Freitag, 19. Mai, 2006

Röbel, Brigitte, “Ein Beckenbauer für 25,000 Euro”, Bild Düsseldorf, 22. Mai, 2006

Schmidt, Dominique, “Ich stempel euch die WM-Stars”, Express Düsseldorf, 10. Juni, 2006

“Fußballer-Portraits von Chris Britz”, KÖ Magazin, Düsseldorf, Juni, 2006