Clayton Chandler is an artist, author and poet. His graffiti-inspired portraits and nature studies layer ink washes, stains, dyes, and spray paint over finely detailed line work. By merging illustrative techniques and typography with urban stylings, he explores the tension created when mechanical development impinges on natural harmony.
After taking a break from his artwork to focus on graduate school, Clayton returned to exhibiting this year. His drawings have exhibited in galleries including The Hive Gallery in Los Angeles, C. Emerson Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Fla. and The Louis Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts in Lubbock, Texas. His work at SCOPE Miami received coverage from Cartwheel and his SCOPE New York exhibit in 2012 received an Extremely Honorable Mention from Hyperallergic.
His illustrations have appeared on T-shirts, skateboard decks, and concert posters for bands including the White Mice and Oh No! Oh My! His fiction won Anotherrealm’s Epic Fail flash fiction contest and he was included in Grateful Dead anthology Rare and Different Fictions of the Grateful Dead.
He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, 12-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter.
Dream a Little Dream, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2007
The Man Show, Hard Topps Gallery, Lubbock, TX, 2008
DT Group Show, Stein’s, Lubbock, TX, 2008
The Edge of Invisible, Nova 535 Art Lounge, St. Petersburg, FL, 2008
Under the Influence II, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, 2009
Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL, 2009
Deft, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, 2010
First Friday Art Trail Group Show, Lubbock, TX, 2010
Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL, 2010
SCOPE New York, NY, 2011
Social Distortion, St. Petersburg, FL, 2011
SCOPE Miami, 2011
SCOPE New York, NY, 2012
Culture Clothing First Friday Art Trail, Lubbock, TX, 2012
SCOPE Miami, 2012
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts First Friday Art Trail, Lubbock, TX, 2012
course/discourse, Baltimore, Maryland, 2012
Scope Basel 2013, Basel, Switzerland, 2013
Patent Pending, Charles Adams Gallery, Lubbock, TX, 2015
Lyndon B. Johnson Building, Austin, TX, 2018