Master of Arts, Illinois State University in Normal, IL (2011)
Bachelor of Arts, Bradley University in Peoria, IL (2007)
RECENT GROUP & SOLO
SCOPE Pavilion in Basel, Switzerland (2012)
SCOPE New York,
SCOPE Pavilion in New York, NY (2012)
That Was Now,
Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada (2011-12)
SCOPE Pavilion in Miami, FL (2011)
Bourse du Commerce in Paris, France (2011)
Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, DC (2011)
Fine Art Fair, George R. Brown Convention Center in
Houston, TX (2011)
Our Short Eternity, Rachel Cooper
Hall (Illinois State University) in Normal, IL (2010)
STATE Your Art, Illinois State University in Normal, IL
Student Annual 2010, University Galleries at
Illinois State University in Normal, IL (2010)
Penguin Press and Companhia Das Letras, book publishers (Brazil), 2012: artwork licensed for the cover of the Portuguese iteration of Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray
Trip magazine (Brazil), 2012: artworks licensed to accompany editorial
The Longest Week, a feature film produced by Armian Pictures and starring Olivia Wilde, Jason Bateman, and Billy Crudup (United States), expected 2012: artworks licensed as the on-screen artistic oeuvre of a central character
Rizzoli, book publisher (Italy), 2012: artwork licensed for the cover of Enrico Pandiani's novel Pessime Scuse Per Un Massacro
Ekleroshock, a record label (France), 2012: artworks licensed for the cover of composer Maxence Cyrin’s album The Fantasist, as well as the single release Eye of the Storm
Bavarian State Opera (Germany), 2011-2012: artworks licensed to promote the year of opera performances, to be used extensively on posters and in various publications
Adbusters magazine (United Kingdom), 2011: photograph licensed for the cover of "black bloc" issue # 98 (Nov./ Dec. 2011)
Kiblind magazine (France), 2011: artworks licensed for three cover variations of issue # 37 (Sep./Nov. 2011)
Max Joseph magazine (Germany), 2011: photographs licensed to accompany the article In 6.000.000.000 Jahren ist hier Schluss: Ein Gespräch unter Kulturdirektoren
Nicotine magazine (United States), 2011: 15 artworks commissioned by editor Mark Kim for issue # 2 ( July 2011)
Modern Family, a television show created by 20th Century Fox and aired by ABC Television (United States), 2010-present: artwork commissioned by set decorator Amber Haley for recurring set use
SELECTED PRESS & PUBLICATIONS (PRINT)
Maker magazine (USA), forthcoming issue 2012: art feature and interview.
Open Lab magazine (USA), forthcoming issue 2012: art feature and interview.
Harvard Business Review (USA), forthcoming issue 2012: spotlight artist feature.
DMAG magazine (Argentina), issue #24, June 2012: art feature and interview; Victoria Ferreira, editor .
Trip Magazine (Brazil), issue # 210, April 2012: art feature and article.
Now magazine (Canada), vol. 31, no. 16, Dec. 2011: art review of the show That Was Now by David Jager .
Holland Herald magazine (Netherlands) Nov. 2011: art feature.
Max Joseph magazine (Germany), Nov. 2011: art feature and article; Nikolaus Bachler, editor.
TalkMag magazine (Belgium), issue # 16, Sep./ Oct. 2011: art feature and article by Sebastien Varveris.
Vogue (Australia), Dec. 2010: art feature; part of the ”Editors' top choice...” cover story.
SELECTED PRESS & PUBLICATIONS (DIGITAL)
Guernica Magazine (guernicamag.com), September 2011: art feature; edited by Jamie Goldenberg (United States).
Need Supply Co. (http://blog.needsupply.com), September 2011: art feature (Richmond, Virginia).
Fast Company Magazine (fastcompany.com), August 2011: art feature, "Artist Defaces Old Paintings, Turns Them Into Eerie Frightfests"; edited by Suzanne LaBarre (New York, NY).
The Creators Project (thecreatorsproject.com), August 2011: art feature and editor's pick; edited by Kevin Holmes (London, UK).
It's Nice That (itsnicethat.com), August 2011: art feature, interview, and guest curatorship; edited by Bryony Quinn (London, UK).
The World's Best Ever (theworldsbestever.com), August 2011: art feature; edited by David Wilfert (United States).
Complex Magazine (complex.com), August 2011: art feature, "Coolest Art We've Seen All Day: 'Nocturne'... by Chad Wys"; edited by Brianne Garcia (New York, NY).
Artist A Day (artistaday.com), August 2011: art feature (United States).
Flavorwire by Flavorpill (flavorwire.com), July 2011: art feature, "Chad Wys' Phenomenal Deconstructed Portraits".
But Does it Float (butdoesitfloat.com), July 2011: art feature, "The Nocturne series by Chad Wys".
Base Magazine (basemagazine.co), July 2011: art feature and interview, edited by Georgia Harris (United Kingdom).
Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine (juxtapoz.com), July 2011: art feature, "The Art of Chad Wys"; edited by Evan Pricco (San Francisco, CA).
Hi-Fructose Magazine (hifructose.com), June 2011: art feature, "The Art of Chad Wys"; edited by J. L. Schnabel (Richmond, CA).
Beware Mag (bewaremag.com), May 2011: art feature; edited by Erwan Manchec (Paris, France).
Bloginity (bloginity.com), May 2011: art feature; edited by Daniel Haim (New York, NY).
Serial Optimist (serialoptimist.com), September 2010: "Interview: Meet Artist Chad Wys, A Serial Optimist Favorite"; edited by David Dean (Dallas, TX).
CarneMag (carnemag.com), August 2010: art feature; edited by Carlo Michelangelo Luetto (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
Fubiz (fubiz.net), August 2010: art feature (Roubaix, France).
Behance Network (behance.net), 2009-2011: five-time editor's portfolio pick (New York, NY).
SELECTED WRITING & RESEARCH
The Seller's Aura: Recent Art as a Commodity in the Auction Market (Master's thesis and forthcoming book, 2012)
"No `Green' Deed Goes Unpunished: The Visuality of Corporate Greenwashing" (essay, 2010; presented at (Human)Nature: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Ecotheory & Justice at Illinois State University)
"Glimpses of Culture and Critique: A Brief Theoretical Analysis of the Light, Psychology, and Style of Rembrandt's Etchings" (essay, 2010)
"Postmodern Interface: The Sea Change of Reception in Recent Art History" (essay, 2009)