About

Chris McLean is an Artist who lives on the Autism Spectrum. Formerly referred to as Aspergers Syndrome, his neurological condition presently is Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD. He creates his work in the spirit of Neurodiversity; creating bridges for viewers to see and interact with the visual nuances of ASD. By sharing his experience, he aims to foster a more comprehensive understanding of Autistic Experiences. 

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Chris McLean


Education

2010

MFA. Printmaking. San Francisco Art Institute.


2008 

Post - Baccalaureate Certificate. San Francisco Art Institute.


1994 

BFA  Painting. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. 


Exhibitions


2016 

“ How to Have Fun – The Minimum Wage Edition.” Small Engine Gallery. Albuquerque NM.


2015 

“Carte Blanche” Central Features. Albuquerque NM.


2014 

“Barking Sycamores” Online Arts Publication.


“ Fanta Se - DeVargas Park”. New Mexico Art Commission Grant. Santa Fe, New Mexico.


“ AMoA Biennial 600: Printmaking.” Amarillo Museum of Art. Amarillo, Texas.


“ Bike to Work Week” Santa Fe City Arts Coalition. Santa Fe, New Mexico.


“Lucky 13” Center for Contemporary Art. Santa Fe, New Mexico. 


2012

Tony Eason’s New Belgium Fat Tire AIDS Ride Fund Raiser Benefit. San Francisco


“Mission on Minna” 111 Minna Gallery San Francisco.


Guest Artist – Octavia Art Gallery – Chalk Drawing Installation. San Francisco


“Kitten Chalk Fever” Café Sofie. San Francisco.


2010

“Haiti Relief – Silent Auction.” San Francisco Art Institute.


“Performanization and Actualization.” Swell Gallery. San Francisco Art Institute.


“ Rebel Design..” Diego Rivers Gallery. San Francisco Art Institute.


"Pedals and Prints.” Crewest Gallery. Los Angeles.


“ Vernissage – MFA Exhibition”. Fort Mason – Herbst Pavilion.


2007

“Camera 1. Camera 2.” Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA.


2006

“Collage Show”, Morning Due Cafe, San Francisco CA.


2005

“Chris McLean at The Green Line Cafe - Collage Show”,

Juried Community Art Series. Philadelphia, PA.


2004

 “Figure and Content - Juried Exhibition”, Afif Gallery , Philadelphia, PA.


2003 

“Contemporary Approaches to Drawing”, The Andrews Gallery,

The College of William and Mary. Williamsburg, Virginia.


Publications


2015 

Barking Sycamores. Online Art 


2013 

Pasatiempo – Opening for Devargas Skate Park. Santa Fe New Mexico.


2011 

“ In Transit “ Allison Blomerth. MA Thesis Project. San Francisco Art Institute.


2010 

“ Tales of the Modern Day Flaneur.” Ellen Kieth. Callifornia College of the Arts.


“ Behaving Badly.” Instant City Press. San Francisco.


Awards, Honors, Residencies and Teachings


2016 

Vermont Studio Center Residency. January - February 2016.


2014 

New Mexico Arts State Purchase Finalist


2013 

New Mexico Art Commission / Creative Santa FE Grant.


2012 

Guest Artist. Nor Cal Vocational Octavia Art Gallery. San Francisco.


2011 

Guest Artist. Graphics = Power. SFAI City Outreach Program – Mission Grafica. San Francisco. 


Levi’s Community Printing Workshop. 16th and Mission. San Francisco.


2010

2010 Honors recipient in Teaching Practicum - San Francisco Art Institute.


Robert Howe Fletcher Cup – San Francisco Art Institute


Anne Bremer Memorial Library 27th Annual Bookmaking Contest. 1st Place. San Francisco Art Institute




Contact: chrismcle@gmail.com