James Chrzan

The year without a summer

One of seven

I am trying to fill the well

Good job haunting me

I dreamt my house was surrounded by deer

Ridgewood community seed vault

Hex studies

This is a window not a door


Encyclop├ędie (after Diderot)

The bottom of your soul

The lovers reversed

Winter tarot

People have to synchronize to animal time

August 21, 2017

October morning

Northern mockingbird

Suburban street, 1998

Dead leaves from a sick tree

House fire on mason street

Conversation on Somerville, MA



James Chrzan



2019 MFA in Studio Art, Hunter College, New York, NY

2014 BA in Photography, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

2010 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Exhibitions, Screenings, and Publications

(From A Dream About Bugs), Funny Looking Dog Quarterly, Issue 5: Winter 2021

Constance DeJong: Digital Constellations, Leubsdorf Gallery, 2020

Artists' Tools, Special Special, New York, NY, 2020

Twelve Labors Reading Series, Hercules Art Studio Program, New York, NY, 2020

Do You Believe in Life After Love, 205 Hudson Gallery, New York, NY, 2019

Five More Seconds, Local Project, Long Island City, NY, 2018

Hope Floats, Crush Curatorial Amagansett, Amagansett, NY, 2018

Terminal Dehydration, P.A.D. Gallery, New York, NY, 2018

Video! Video! Zine: Drama Class, Comfort Station, Chicago, IL, 2017

Filmideo, Index Art Center and Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, 2016

Leaf Season, Project 1612, Peoria, IL, 2015

Far Flung: Contemporary Art of the Midwest, Arts on Elston, Chicago, IL, 2015

9th Annual CoPA Juried Exhibition, Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI, 2015

The Death of Gallery, 1. The Ocean, Crude Creatures, Chicago, IL, 2015

Abstractions, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, 2015

Summer Shorts, Richmond Manor, Chicago, IL, 2015

500 Piece Tiger Puzzle, Volume 1, August/September 2015

Senior Exhibition, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014

Black + White, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2014

Slideshow, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2014


Hercules Art Studio Program, Guest Residency, 2020

Project 1612, 2015

Curatorial Projects

Famous Chimps, email newsletter gallery, famouschimps.com, ongoing