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CHRIS WINFIELD - Artists - Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery, Santa Barbara's Finest Art Gallery

Untitled, 2021

36 x 36 | Acrylic on canvas

Chris Winfield had a childhood filled with creative activity, and was early influenced by his father Rodney Winfield, a prestigious stained glass artist, painter, and sculptor. As a youth he began working  as an apprentice to his father, grounding his work integrity into craftsmanship. He studied art at Washington University in Missouri, and became interested in exploring surface over content. 

Winfield found himself influenced by Josef Albers and Hans Hofmann, and began creating flat plane paintings addressing geometric movement with manipulated color intensities. He also found strong influence in Asian art and specifically Tibetan thangkas. This opened the idea to his paintings not being literal but transcendent. Today within Winfields work geometric shapes provide the focus while color enables the major force. Together these elements create canvases of illusory landscape that toggle between perspective of foreground and background.


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Washington University St. Louis, Missouri


Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, Monterey, CA
National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA
California State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA


“NoCal Neo-Bauhaus”, Art & Antiques, Winter 2015-16, p 41. Ryce, Walter, “Art of the Dealer”, Monterey County Weekly, March 21-27, 2013, p. 32


1999 At the Millennium: Contemporary Paintings from Northern California, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

1999 Claypoole-Freese Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA

1983-1987 Designed and Produced Jewelry Line

1984 Quadrum Gallery, Chestnut Hill, MA 1983 Six Artists Show Their Work, Provincetown Art Museum,

Provincetown, MA New Talent Show, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

1982 Young Artists Exhibition, Juried Group Show, Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown, MA

1981 Group Gallery, 3 Person Show, Provincetown, MA Soroban Gallery, 2 Person Show, Wellfleet, MA

1972-1975 Rodney Winfield’s Studio Assistant: Stained Glass and Jewelry Design, St. Louis, MO

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