Colin Fleck

At the core of Colin Fleck’s practice exists narration. Stories live in every work he produces, even when not immediately obvious. Fleck draws from personal experiences, mythologies, and natural phenomena in an attempt to engage viewers with narratives both familiar and strange simultaneously. His subject matter often becomes a personal meditation on his struggles to reconcile early years of growing up in the American South and the influences that the region continues to have on his identity today. 

When painting, Fleck begins with loose abstraction, allowing the energy of a piece to form before the content of its image. In this way, a story presents itself to be uncovered, allowing him to be as engaged and surprised by the narrative as his viewers. Fleck intends to utilize the abstracted aesthetic debris to create narrative spaces that activate the imaginations of those who encounter them, asking more questions of its audience than providing answers.

Colin Fleck

Restless Wanderer, 2021

Acrylic paint, Oil paint, Prismacolor on canvas

172 cm x 172 cm

Price Available Upon Request 

© Colin Fleck

Colin Fleck

Origin: noon / deified / reviver, 2021 

Acrylic paint, Oil paint, Prismacolor on three canvases 

203 cm x 518 cm

Price Available Upon Request 

© Colin Fleck

Colin Fleck

Origin: deified / reviver / noon, 2021

Acrylic paint, Oil paint, Prismacolor on three canvases

203 cm x 518 cm

Price Available Upon Request 

© Colin Fleck

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Artist Profile

Colin Fleck

Born 1989 in San Diego, California, USA

Lives and works in Chicago, IL, USA

Education

 

BA Philosophy, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, USA, 2012

BFA Illustration, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, USA, 2016

MFA Studio Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, 2021

Solo Exhibitions

Sacred Roots Holistic Gallery, Ego Death, Long Beach, CA, USA, 2018

Group Exhibitions

2021 

Vanitas Contemporary, Simply Introductions, San Francisco, CA, USA

FLXST Contemporary, The Happening, Chicago, IL, USA

SAIC Sullivan Gallery, MFA Exhibition, Chicago, IL, USA

 

2020

McBean Gallery, Of Illogics and Rhythms, San Francisco, CA, USA

 

2019

Art Attack SF, Another Swell Show, San Francisco, CA, USA

Laguna Museum of Art, California Cool, Laguna Beach, CA, USA

 

2018 

Laguna Museum of Art, California Cool, Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Saltfineart, California Spirit, Laguna Beach, CA, USA

 

2017 

Saltfineart, Color Collectiva, Laguna Beach, CA, USA

LieMin Space, Fun Sized, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

2020

SAIC Grant, Chicago,IL, USA

SAIC Graduate Scholarship, Chicago,IL, USA

SFAI Grant, San Francisco,CA, USA

SFAI Graduate Scholarship, San Francisco,CA, USA

 

2019

Friend of Laguna Art Museum; Artist, Laguna Beach, CA, USA

 

2018

Friend of Laguna Art Museum; Artist, Laguna Beach, CA, USA

 

2016

Art Center College of Design Honors, Pasadena, CA, USA

 

2015-2016

Mike and Spence Scholarship, Pasadena, CA, USA

 

2014-2016

Dwight D. Harmon, Pasadena, CA, USA

Press

2021

Take Notice; Sidra Khawaja 

Take Notice; Frank Bonacci

 

2019

Self-Loveline Podcast 

 

2018

House Beautiful

studio visit volume forty-three

Ego Death

Works

Colin Fleck

Origin: noon / deified / reviver, 2021 

Acrylic paint, Oil paint, Prismacolor on three canvases 

203 cm x 518 cm

Price Available Upon Request 

© Colin Fleck

Colin Fleck

Restless Wanderer, 2021

Acrylic paint, Oil paint, Prismacolor on canvas

172 cm x 172 cm

Price Available Upon Request 

© Colin Fleck

Colin Fleck

Origin: deified / reviver / noon, 2021

Acrylic paint, Oil paint, Prismacolor on three canvases

203 cm x 518 cm

Price Available Upon Request 

© Colin Fleck

Unless otherwise stated, artworks © The Artist. © 2021 London Paint Club

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