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Jim Chatelain

A native of Findlay, Ohio, Jim Chatelain studied painting at Wayne State University, Detroit, receiving his BFA in 1971.  His work, as well as that of his contemporaries living and working along the Detroit’s Cass Corridor, was recognized in a major exhibition undertaken by the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1980 titled “Kick Out the Jams: Detroit’s Cass Corridor 1963-1977.” In 1978 his work was included in “’Bad’ Paintings,” Marcia Tucker’s inaugural exhibition for the New Museum. He moved to New York City for five years and then returned to Ohio for a number of years where he continued his studio practice while exhibiting extensively in Detroit—Chatelain has had 18 solo exhibitions in metro-Detroit during his career.  In 2014 his work was featured in “Another Look at Detroit: Parts 1 and 2” curated by Todd Levin and presented at Marianne Boesky Gallery and Marlborough Chelsea, New York.  Chatelain’s work may be found in numerous private and public collections, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Flint Institute of Arts, Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan), Wayne State University, and the Bowling Hall of Fame (St. Louis).  Chatelain currently lives and works in the town of Franklin, NY.

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