California-based abstract painter Christopher Cousins creates archetypal landscapes in his artistic evocations of the Transcendent, hoping to inspire within the viewer a deeper connection to the mystery of being. A central concern for Cousins is the relationship of the viewer with his artwork, based in part upon his acknowledgement of the personal nature of an individual's interaction with the work, and also in recognition of his ability as an artist to profoundly influence his audience.

"What is important is the experience one has in relationship to the work, not from what the work arises or to what it might refer. These are works of aesthetic arrangement. They are meant to be experienced by the wholeness of our being, not merely interpreted by the mind," Cousins explains. "I hope to hold the viewer in some sort of aesthetic arrest and, in turn, hope the viewer experiences a deeper connection to that mystery we call being."

The work of Christopher Cousins was featured in the Bill Lowe Gallery's premiere exhibition "Ancestors: In Search of Source" held in Santa Monica in 2006. He has exhibited his work throughout southern California for several years, and participated in his first international exhibition in Venice, Italy, in 2005.

BORN
1960 in New York City

EDUCATION
1983 B.F.A., Boston University

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2005 Solaris Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
-- SolArt Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
2004 “Sacred Space,” SOHO Gallery, Studio City, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006 “Ancestors: In Search of Source,” The Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2005 “Venice to Venice,” V and A gallery, Venice Italy
-- “Blue,” Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
-- “Outside the Box/Pharmaka,” Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
-- “Inside the Box/Pharmaka,” Bert Green Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 “Abstractions,” Glass Garage Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
-- Inaugural Group Show, Lurie Fine Art Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
2003 “Contemporary Modernists,” Glass Garage Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2002 “Abstract Notions,” SOHO Gallery, Studio City, CA
-- “Simply Red,” The dA Gallery, Pomona, CA
2001 “From France,” SOHO Gallery, Studio City, CA
2000 Group Exhibition, The dA Gallery, Pomona, CA
 

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