Born 1974 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Lives and works in Oakland, California




2013 MFA, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

2003 BFA, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA




forth coming- Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

A DIFFERENT KIND OF TENSION- Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto ON


NEW MINIMALISM- Cooper-Cole Gallery, Toronto, ON


Balance, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY


Patterns and Light, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY


Eye Against I, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA


NADA Art Fair Solo Booth,  Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, Miami Beach, FL


The Faith Void Split, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York,NY


The Beginning, The Middle, The End, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA


The Continued Exploitation of Pink and Brown, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY

The Playing Field, Nakaochiai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan




Night, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO. Curated By Micheal Krueger

After Space, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

The Possible, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA -Curated by Lawrence Rinder and David Wilson


Beatnic Meteor, DiRosa Preserve, Napa, CA

Group Show, Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Thomas Welton Gallery, Stanford, CA


Sound, Image and Art: The Intersection of Music and Art, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

Infinite Jamz, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL

Millennium Magazines, MoMA, New York, NY

THE SUN (sound gathering), Liminal Space, Oakland, CA 

Visible Horizons, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Aura & Angst, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Color Theory, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA.

Transmission lines (2 person show with Ryan Wallace), Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada


Abstraction Now, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley,CA

Sound and Shape, collaborative sound installation, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Beneath The Picture, Curated by Kent Baer, Ambach & Rice, Seattle, WA

Island Press-3 Decades of Printmaking, curated by Karen K. Butler, Kemper Art Museum, St. louis, MO


THE SUN (performance), Southern Exposure. San Francisco, CA

EB/NO, MacArthur B Arthur, Oakland, CA (curated by Aaron Harbour and Jackie Im)

The Power of Selection, Pt. 3, Curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Western Exhibitions, Chicago,IL

Default State Network, curated by Ryan Wallace, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

Paper!Awesome!, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

Out Of Order, curated by Gail Dawson, San Francisco State University Gallery, San Francisco, CA

THE SUN CEREMONY, curated by David Wilson, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

Residency Project I, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA


HOT AND COLD-THE END IS HERE, final hot and cold release exhibition, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA


KICK OUT THE JAMS-Hot and Cold 2 zine release exhibition, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA

Apocabliss,(curated by Maya Hayuk) Alice, Brussels, Belgium

Americana, Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA


Hope and Despair, Cell Project Space, London, UK (curated by Bob Matthews)

All Is Well That Begins Well and Has No End, NYU Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY(curated by Jan Van Woensel, Ernesto Burgos, and Jonah Groeneboer)


Infinity in Finite Things, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA

Men and Materials, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY

I Used to Believe, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL (curated by Melissa Diaz)

West Coast Windows, Samson Projects, Boston, MA (curated by Oliver Halsman Rosenburg)

Variegated Radiant Dream Plot, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Kults, Werewolves and Sarcastic Hippies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Young Mountain, The Sharon Arts Center Gallery, Peterborough, NH

Op-Ish, Samson Projects, Boston, MA


Gondola Mayo Funnel, Mimi Barr, San Francisco, CA

Around And Every Day, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA


Menendez, Franklin. ARTFORUM, January 2011

Kesler, Christine. Chris Duncan: Eye Against I, Art Practical, September 2010

Tilghman, Parker. Vertigo, Art Slant, September 11th, 2010

Andrews, Brian.  Chris Duncan, Shotgun Review, October 4th, 2009

Bad at Sports-podcast interview, episode 228- NADA 2009

Curcio, Seth. Daily Serving, August 30th, 2009

NY Arts: Vol. 13. Chris Duncan, 2008

The NADA Emerging Artist Page: Chris Duncan, The L Magazine, January 31, 2007, p. 62

Smith, Roberta, Chris Duncan: The Continued Exploration of Pink and Brown, New York Times, December 15, 2006

Chun, Kimberly, Goldies 2006 Visual Art: Chris Duncan, San Francisco Bay Guardian, November 8-14, 2006

Rawlings, Ashley, Interview with Chris Duncan,, November 4, 2006

Review The Japan Times, October 19, 2006

Lyman, Ian, The Temple of Light and Sound, Ping Mag, October 4, 2006

Whiteside, Amber, Variegated Radiant Dream Plot, ARTWEEK, April 2006, p.14

Helfand, Glen, Variegated Radiant Dream Plot, Art on Paper, March-April 2006, p. 80-81

Cash, Stephanie, Report From San Francisco II: New and Now, Art In America, January 2006, p. 62

Spalding, David, Review, Artweek, April 2001


2010-present-Land and Sea fine art publishing and editions


Experimental Notations-curated with Jeff Ray and Sarah Lockhart. Adobe Books, SF, CA

UNISOUND- four day experimental sound festival. Public Fiction, Los Angeles, CA (co-organized with Rob Barber)


Sun and Moon, a series of four gatherings and performances at Berkeley Art Museum.

THE SUN- 12 hour sound gathering/solstice celebration, Liminal Projects, Oakland, CA


!!!THE SUN!!! improvisational, audience participatory sound project. Events occurred: Kala institute, Berkeley Art museum, Southern Exposure.

-SEEING,reading about “seeing” included Lawrence Rinder, Ryan Wallace, Whitney Chadwick, Miranda Mellis amongst others, in conjunction with EYE AGAINST I exhibition, Baer Ridgway, San Francisco, CA

-BELIEVING, film screening of OCTOBER COUNTRY(Donal Mosher), in conjunction with EYE AGAINST I exhibition, Baer Ridgway, San Francisco, CA



ACRE, Steuben Wisconsin-2012

Universtiy of Kansas. Lawrence, KS-2012

Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA-2010

 Island Press, St. Louis IL-2008



Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California

Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

Museum of Modern Art, NY (Library Archives - Hot and Cold complete publications and LAND AND SEA publications)

The JP Morgan Chase Collection

Wellington Management Company, Boston, MA

The Progressive Art Collection, OH

Jaffe Book Arts Collection, Boca Raton, FL

Juniper, San Francisco, CA

SFMoMA, San Francisco, CA(complete archive of LAND AND SEA publications)

Stanford University Art Library

Kadist/Art Now



University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.

Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA.

Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

“Artists Books”, Southern Exposure, SF,CA.

“Art of Zines 2004'', San Jose Museum of Modern Art