Chris Dreger Painting, VFX, Motion Graphics, Compositing, Teaching

Painting /VFX / Media Design / Motion Graphics / Compositing / Teaching

PAINTING GALLERIES

Find Chris Dreger beer paintings in Portland, Oregon Galleries and NW Art Events.

2016 - 2017

ECO PDX

2289 N. Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97227
503.287.8181

Largest collection of Chris Dreger beer paintings on display in Portland at Eco PDX.

Special Event November 4, 2017 3pm-8pm

EcoPDX & Labrewatory Beer and Art Show Featuring Christopher Dreger.

Local Portraits NW
Nov. 6 – Dec. 9, 2017

The Alexander Gallery

Clackamas Community College
in the Niemeyer Center
19600 S Molalla Ave
Oregon City, Oregon 97045

An Invitational show of NW artists featuring portraits, curated by Chris Dreger

Artist Reception: Wednesday, November 8, noon - 1:30 pm

Beer Paintings by Chris Dreger
Oct 2 - Oct 6, 2017

McNally's Taproom

370 E Main St
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Small sample of beer paintings by Chris Dreger.

BEER PAINTINGS

Inspired by Pacific Northwest microbrews and Portland's wonderful pub culture...everything in the world in a glass of beer.

Base Camp Blood Orange DIPA

Base Camp Blood Orange DIPA

Beer Painting

BUOY IPA

BUOY IPA

Beer Painting

Eleysian Hubris

Eleysian Hubris

Beer Painting

Eliptical Orbital IPA

Eliptical Orbital IPA

Beer Painting

Gilgamesh Oedipus Ridgeway

Gilgamesh Oedipus Ridgeway

Beer Painting

project

Hop Valley Alphadelic

Beer Painting

Ninkasi Total Domination

Ninkasi Total Domination

Beer Painting

Proletariat Red

Proletariat Red

Beer Painting

In my digital studio / Blog space you can see some of my past portrait paintings.

ARTIST STATEMENT

In the Portland area, we celebrate a renewed craft spirit of food, chocolate, ale, technology, filmmaking, publishing, storytelling, animation, and fine art.  These lifestyle elements populate my painting and provide a staging for space and color interactions only possible with paint. I strive to push the color relationships into a dynamic balance and resonance which are experienced in certain natural settings, where colored light is pronounced.

The lens of my painting looks through the current art and business trends of Portland and of my life here, especially the concepts and characters of stop-motion animation, the techniques and realities of advertising and digital communications, and the pervasive use of brand identity and product placement. Currently, these are some of the vehicles, structures, and architecture, where the space and color reality I am fascinated with can be explored.

Portrait painting was one of my first interests in painting, and I continue to paint portraits, and will be curating an invitational portrait show at The Alexander Gallery at Clackamas Community College in the fall of 2017. This will be a unique opportunity to see how some modern artists interpret the subject of portraiture, to inspire each other, and to exhibit to the public a hyper localized yet universal and global form of art, the personal portrait.

Portraiture is one of the oldest forms of representational art, and one of the most important for the human desires of communication, expression, documentation and immortality.

A person's image contains not just visual information, but a presence created by a personality- a flesh and bones body fashioned by genetics, environment, other people, and the choices, chances and attitudes of a lifetime.

By focusing in on a specific human, an artist can tap into a universal stream of humanity and commonality.

Painting Exhibits Include

2017 McNalley Taproom – Beer Paintings, Hillsboro OR

2017 EcoPDX Gallery – Beer Paintings, Portland OR

2016 Pauling Gallery – Old and New Portraits, Clackamas Community College Oregon City, OR

2015 Pauling Gallery – Art Meets Craft, Clackamas Community College Oregon City, OR

2015 Clackamas Community Arts Alliance, Gladstone, OR

2014 Shaffer Fine Art Gallery – Craft Beer Art, Portland OR

2014 Alexander Fine Art Gallery Clackamas Community College, Oregon

2004 Pixel Revolution - (Digital Art Exhibit) Visual Arts Center Gallery, Mt. Hood CC, Gresham, OR

2001 Groundswell Gallery, Portland, OR

2000 LoadStar International Gallery, Portland, OR

1999 Brooklyn Art Walk, Portland, OR

1998 Aztec St. Gallery. Santa Fe, NM

1998 Aztec St. Gallery. Santa Fe, NM

1997 Fin Gallery/ Ultra Studios. Santa Fe, NM

1996 Synchronicity Space. New York, NY

1995-96 Madrid Folk/Fine Art Gallery. Madrid, NM

1994 Humana Gallery. Madrid, NM

1992 The Gallery at the Rep. Santa Fe, NM

1991 Stables Art Center/Taos Art Association. Taos, NM

1990 Synchronicity Space. New York, NY

1989 The Emerging Collector. New York, NY

1988 Master's Thesis Exhibit, Boston University, Boston, MA