Chris Gentile


New York-based artist Chris Gentile creates sculptures for the sole purpose of photographing them. The artist exhibits each work as a large photographic C-print, thus distancing the actual object from the viewer. His images promote a conceptual space relation and deception of reality through the ambiguity of form. The artist constructs the objects specifically for the photograph, creating a co-dependency between object and image. Chris Gentile is a MFA graduate from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and received his undergraduate degree from Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. The artist has recently exhibited “Penchant to Drift” at the Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco (2006) and “Thinking About Not Thinking” with the Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York (2005). In 2000, Gentile received a Professional Artist Fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Art.