Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 11:00 am
Visual & Performing Arts Center
WCSU, Westside Campus
Chuck Webster is a painter and printmaker in NYC who has also engaged in collaborative and curatorial work. He received his MFA in painting from American University and his BA from Oberlin College. He is a recipient of awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy in Rome, and Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, with residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and Virginia Center for Creative Arts, among others.
Webster’s paintings and editions are in the public collections of MOMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as Baltimore Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His work has been widely reviewed in publications such as The Boston Globe, The New York Times, New York Observer, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, and Artforum.
In a New York Times review of a solo show, Roberta Smith described Webster’s paintings as “very much, if not startlingly, little big paintings: they have a strange, irrepressible scale, a largeness that exceeds their size and creates a distinctive, slightly comedic sense of intimacy. . .The bigness resides within the paintings, in the three-way tension involving panel size, the drawing of the linear motif and surface textures. . .The whole thing jumps. But each painting is very much its own pictorial being: vulnerable, rambunctious and fully inhabited.”