Since graduating from art school at the University of Newcastle in 1990, Chris Langlois has held 35 solo exhibitions throughout Australia, been curated into countless group exhibitions and has exhibited as a finalist in many art prizes including Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. His curiosity and intense study of the Australian landscape has remained constant and engaged.
In his 25 years as an artist, Langlois's work has deepened further across all aspects of his practice, swinging like a pendulum, from ‘nothingness' to realism, from ambiguous, atmospheric sky and seascapes to literal landscapes of somewhere, which could be anywhere, and back again. His works defy specific geographical reference and while often inspired by places, they transcend time and space to become much more about personal experience. Characterised by subtle shifts of light and space, they explore the land and sea, and often envelop the viewer through their large.
Chris Langlois' work is represented in public collections including Bendigo Art Gallery, Newcastle Art Gallery, Campbelltown Art Gallery, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gippsland Art Gallery, Maitland City Art Gallery, Glasshouse Regional Art Gallery (Port Macquarie), Parliament House, Canberra, The University of Newcastle; University of Technology, Sydney, Artbank, as well as numerous corporate and private collections. He lives and works in Sydney.
Since 1990 Chris has had nearly 30 solo exhibitions with commercial galleries, including Legge Gallery Martin Browne Fine Art, Nick Mitzevich Gallery, Rex Irwin Art Dealer and now Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney Gould Galleries in Melbourne, Bruce Heiser in Brisbane and Amelia Johnson in Hong Kong.
Chris currently lives and works in Avalon, NSW.