Whether icing monochrome layers of paint on to recycled LPs or layer upon layer of slices of color to canvas, Christian Vassell is mainly a stunning abstractionist.
Vassell is also an avid reader and researcher, constantly studying books and pamphlet. He sometimes adds the texts of his reading to a drawing to create an graphic encyclopedia of sorts.
recent exhibition history
Creature Feature // organized by John Casey NIAD Art Center 2017
Party Animals! // organized by Katie Johnson NIAD Art Center 2016
Abstract Preferences // organized by Anthony Pinata NIAD Art Center 2016
Christian Vassell // Musical Offering Café Berkeley 2016
Mayor Tom Butt Selects The Art Of NIAD// Richmond Mayor’s Suite Richmond 2016
We Can Do It! // Hurwich Library, Alliant University San Francisco 2015
Color + Mark = Christian Vassell // NIAD Art Center 2015
DIS/PLAY // SOMArts Gallery San Francisco 2015
Assemble: A NIAD Art Center Project With Nina Zurier // organized by Nina Zurier NIAD Art Center 2015
City In Motion // NIAD Art Center 2014
Hand To Hand: The Emerging Artists Of UCPLA And NIAD Art Center // organized by Anuradha Vikhram Washington Reid Gallery, Culver City; NIAD Art Center 2014
Championship Vinyl // NIAD Art Center 2013