Chris Mars - "Bubbles" - oil on panel - 30.4 x 30.4cm (12"x12")
Oil on panel
Painting Size: 30.4 x 30.4 cm (12"x12")
Artist Chris Mars was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he still lives and works today. His pieces are held in numerous public collections including The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Erie (PA) Art Museum, The Tweed (Duluth, MN), The Longview (TX) Museum of Fine Arts and The Minnesota History Center. Public exhibition venues have additionally included The Mesa (AZ) Museum of Contemporary Art, The American Visionary Art Museum (Baltimore), Laguna (CA) Museum of Art, The Steensland Art Museum (Northfield, MN), Fredrick Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, MN) and Art Center South Florida, among others. Upcoming exhibitions include Billy Shire Fine Arts (LA, CA) and The Phipps Center for the Arts (Hudson, WI). His debut monograph, TOLERANCE, was published in late 2008 by Billy Shire Fine Art Press. In addition to his painting, Mars endeavors in film and animation. An accomplished musician, Mars also released four solo albums (on Polygram and Bar None) subsequent to his tenure as drummer in The Replacements, a band he helped found in 1979 with Bob Stinson, Tommy Stinson and Paul Westerberg.