Thursday, October 4, 2018

• NEW WEBSITE:  Chapman has just launched his new website. Same address all updated content and format. Gary's website

Thursday, May 31, 2018

• CONVERSATIONS:  Chapman has just completed these two large works as part of his on-going CONVERSATIONS series. These are the 6th and 7th addition to the series, all of which are 84"h x 64"w. Each begins with a primary image taken from art history and/or popular culture as a spring board to a larger conversation.  WO  MAN begins with an image of Robert Graham's sculpture of a female torso, created with a male companion that were installed at the gates into the 1984 LA Olympic games.  FATHER begins with the iconic Greek sculpture of Laocoon.

Monday, April 16, 2018

CONSTRUCTIONS #1: Has been purchased through Corporate Artworks, for the Encompass Health New Corporate Headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama. The painting/drawing is charcoal and acrylic on wooden panel and 44"h x 48"w, created in 2017 as part of Chapman's Ongoing CONSTRUCTIONS Series.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

• 108 Black Paintings and The COTA Project:
Is now installed in the ROB Warehouse and ready for 2018 ArtFields; Lake City, South Carolina.
The exhibition runs from April 20 - 28th.

2018 ArtFields

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Chapman has works selected for the second edition of The Surrealist Apparatus Exhibition:
Quinlan Center for the Arts; Gainesville, GA. Opening reception Thursday, April 12, 5:30 - 7pm.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

• "GARY CHAPMAN: All Over The Place,"
This handsome little flyer and poster was designed for my current solo show with the Johnson Center for the Arts; Troy, Alabama.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

• "GARY CHAPMAN: All Over The Place,"
Here is another poster for my solo exhibition with Johnson Center for the Arts, Troy, Alabama.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

EXPRESSIVE MARK MAKING IN BLACK AND WHITE, a one week workshop is coming to Eureka Springs School of the Arts, April 30th - May 4th. The 2018 Workshops Catalog is out. WE WILLBE GETTING DIRTY IN ARKANSAS, and just a stones throw to Crystal Bridges!!!

Here is a link to their website:

Thursday, December 21, 2017

commissioned painting for a private Birmingham collector, oil on canvas, 48"h x 72"w, completed December 2017.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

• "ELECTRA 90: Divinity of Light," has been purchased by Alabama Power for the Corporate Collection. The painting was completed in 2016 and now hangs on the top floor of the Original Alabama Power Building in downtown Birmingham.

Saturday, September 30, 2017


"GARY CHAPMAN: Black And White Again," an exhibition of all black and white work produced over the past two years. The exhibition includes 108 Black Paintings and The COTA Project, 7 large and 2 small works from The CONSTRUCTIONS Series, and a trip-tych of Black Snow, from the Snow Flakes of War series. Exhibition runs from October 2 - November 10, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 10 from 5 - 7pm.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

"Berea College Alumni Exhibition," these two works have been delivered to Berea College Art Department for the Berea Alumni Exhibition. The show opens October 1 and will close with a Closing Reception on Friday, November 17 as part of the Berea College Homecoming Activities.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

"The HELMET Project," goes to the University of South Carolina, Sumter, University Gallery; Sumter, SC. September 22 through December. Reception Friday, September 22, 5:30 pm.

Monday, September 4, 2017

"Chapman Teaching Once Again At Arrowmont," CHARCOAL: Expressive Mark Making, A Painters Approach To Drawing 2018.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

"Chapman's Work Included In The Exhibition MENAGERIE: Animal As Symbol" An Invitational Exhibition at Ground Floor Contemporary and Curated by Stacey Holloway. All work to be 10" x 10" or smaller.

LAND AND SEA, Ink on Yupo, Mounted to Wooden Panel with Charcoal and Found Objects. 10"h x 10"w, 2017.

"Chapman Teaching a 2-Day Workshop at The Huntsville Museum of Art" Chapman will be teaching a condensed version of his CHARCOAL: Expressive Mark Making, A Painters Approach To Drawing workshop this September as part of The Huntsville Museum of Art's Master Workshop Series.

"Chapman Exhibits at The Union City Museum of Art" Chapman is to exhibit two paintings in the Invitational Exhibition, "Surrealist Apparatus", a group exhibition of painters from across the country.

"Chapman will be teaching a Charcoal Workshop at Space One Eleven" CHARCOAL: Expressive Mark Making, A Painters Approach to Drawing.

"Chapman's students massive collaborative drawing now permanently installed"

Professor Gary Chapman’s Intermediate Painting students have collaborated on a drawing installation titled MEMORY–FUTURE, now on view at the Alabama Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Oak Mountain State Park. The large-scale drawing, first created by the class for the one-night only Darwin Day exhibition in Project Space earlier this semester, illustrates Chimney Swift migration from natural habitats to urban, residential, and industrial chimneys. The drawing will remain on semi-permanent installation, where thousands of park visitors will learn about the plight of the Chimney Swift.
The drawing is composed of two panels. The larger panel represents a memory of what the Chimney Swift once knew as home; the smaller panel shows a manmade structure styled as a beacon of hope for the survival of Chimney Swifts.
Chimney Swifts provide great benefit to the ecosystem as they eat mosquitos help keep the insect population at bay. As the birds continue to lose habitat and are in danger, parks and individuals are now designing chimney-like structures with the sole purpose of accommodating flocks.
Participating students are: Elizabeth Choi, Patrick Collopy, Frances Drew, Tashee Dunsmore, Caroline Etheridge, Chelci Garrett, Caroline Gray, Ashley Humphries, Cima Khademi, Jacob King, Katie Lutz, Meghan Malone, Joni Moore, Caroline Smith, Emily Stroud, and Diane Tucker.

"Chapman's students create a massive collaborative drawing" UAB Magazine Fall 2017 article.

Link to UAB article

Saturday, July 16, 2016

"CHARCOAL At Arrowmont 2017" So happy to announce, I will be teaching again, the
CHARCOAL: Expressive Mark Making, A Painters Approach To Drawing workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Summer 2017,  July 16 - 22.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

"Architectural Lines: Charcoal Drawing Demo - Video" Arrowmont asked to visit my class to record one of the demos conducted in my "CHARCOAL: Expressive Mark Making, A Painters Approach to Drawing" at Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft 2016. Here is an edited version.  That is now posted on Youtube.

CHARCOAL: Architectural Lines Demo 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

"108 Black Paintings and The COTA Project: A Lecture on The Cathartic Process" I have been invited to lecture at VCOM, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Auburn, of Auburn University. The lecture is at noon on Friday, June 10th. I am also happy to announce that the Jule Collins Smith Museum will pull from their collection and have displayed, "Girl With Stick" in support of the lecture. I hope my friends in the Auburn area will consider coming to the lecture.

"CHARCOAL: A Painters Approach To Drawing" Here is a link to my Charcoal Drawing class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, June 12 - 18. A few seats left, LETS GET DIRTY!!!
If you can not join us, you can follow and see what we are doing at our facebook page

CHARCOAL at Arrowmont 2016

"108 Black Paintings and The COTA Project" Walnut Gallery; Gadsden, AL.
April 29 - June 24, 2016.