Christian Vassell

Whether icing monochrome layers of paint on to recycled LPs or layer upon layer of slices of color to canvas, Christian Vassell is mainly a stunning abstractionist.

Vassell is also an avid reader and researcher, constantly studying books and pamphlet. He sometimes adds the texts of his reading to a drawing to create an graphic encyclopedia of sorts.

 // Christian’s available work //

recent exhibition history

A Kind of Movement // organized by Jay Wehnert Portland Art And Learning Studios 2019 

Ether Here Nor There: Anthony Grant x NIAD // NIAD Art Center 2019

Hailing From Parts Unknown // organized By Curtis Turner NIAD Art Center 2019

Record Revival: Christian Vassell // NIAD Art Center 2019

Exquisite Corpse: CG x CE x NIAD // NIAD Art Center November 2018

The Genre Leaps // organized by Margaret Tedesco NIAD Art Center 2018

Christian Vassell // NIAD Art Center 2018

Cyrano // organized By Em Kettner NIAD Art Center 2018

Can Did // organized By Julio Rodriguez NIAD Art Center 2018

 Indeterminate Space // organized by Anthony PiƱata NIAD Art Center 2018

Affinity // organized by Tim Buckwalter Museum of Northern California Art Chico 2017

The Fourth Dimension, organized by Marja Galpin van der Loo // NIAD Art Center 2017

Shapeshifting Superheavies // organized by Jessica Snow NIAD Art Center 2017

Creature Feature // organized by John Casey NIAD Art Center 2017

Party Animals! // organized by Katie Johnson NIAD Art Center 2016

Abstract Preferences // organized by Anthony Pinata NIAD Art Center 2016

Color + Mark = Christian Vassell // NIAD Art Center 2015

DIS/PLAY // SOMArts Gallery San Francisco 2015

Assemble: A NIAD Art Center Project With Nina Zurier // organized by Nina Zurier NIAD Art Center 2015

City In Motion // NIAD Art Center 2014

Hand To Hand: The Emerging Artists Of UCPLA And NIAD Art Center // organized by Anuradha Vikhram Washington Reid Gallery, Culver City; NIAD Art Center 2014

Championship Vinyl // NIAD Art Center 2013


100 Stories of Belonging in the S.F. Bay Area, edited by Christine Wong Yap, 2019.