Phylogeny Contemporary
Contemporary art gallery located in Seattle Washington with an emphasis on cultural commentary and surrealism.
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Clayton Chandler

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Clayton Chandler

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