Chris Ulrich

About the Artist

I want the medium of paint to be an analogy to current reality. I use the language of paint as a literal “medium” to express my ideas of current political relationships. By using paint in a more contemporary Modernist way I want to focus the conversation more towards the metaphor, instead of the often used cliché of “let me paint you a picture.” As a result, when it comes to my work I try to explore what a painting has to offer beyond the two dimensional surface illusion.  I want the viewer to look at the paintings not only as objects, but also as a metaphor of opportunity. I was born and Raised in Colorado, I received my MFA in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art, a Post-Baccalaureate degree from the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, and a BFA in painting from Colorado State University