CHLORINE TIDAL WAVE / Field Projects Gallery / NYC

Curated by Tess Schwab

Opening Reception: August 8th, 6-8pm

Featuring: Jacob Banholzer, Corrine Beardsley, Dorielle Caimi, Alexander Churchill, Alexandra Evans, Mark Mann, Seren Morey, Chris Musina, Stacey Rowe, and Ben Sierkierski.

Paradise, March 29th, Chapel Hill NC

I’m excited to present a new body of work at oneoneone gallery

Paradise opens March 29th and runs through June 1st.

Chris Musina’s solo exhibition, Paradise, explores the fine line of self-awareness that exists between humanity and other species in the animal kingdom. Musina’s new representational oil paintings are a slight departure from his previous work with the human element looming larger. These tropically-set paintings, while straightforward at first glance, convey an undercurrent of ill-ease suggesting the deep ambivalence present in the conundrum of human consciousness. These paradises take on the blown-out flip flop not merely as an existential crises for the self but for humanity as a whole. Musina imbues these dark ruminations with humor as a means to not only cope with the odd reality of human existence, but also to address the absurdity of ever fully comprehending the human-animal relationship.  The vacation is over. Welcome to Paradise.
601 W. Rosemary St.
Suite 111
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Here is the event page:


Richmond Virginia

Sept. 29 thru Oct. 1

Current Art Fair.

I have work up with Ada Gallery at Current Art Fair in Richmond, VA.

I will also be participating in an artist discussion panel Sunday Oct. 1st at 1pm.




The Nothing That Is: A drawing show in 5 parts. V2

I'm happy to be a part of the second iteration of this show at the Carnegie in the Cincinnati area.  


The Carnegie’s 2016-17 Gallery Season continues with The Nothing That Is: A Drawing Show in Five Parts running March 10 through April 15, 2017. The exhibition will kick off with an opening reception on Friday, March 10 featuring a gallery talk led by Carnegie Exhibitions Director Matt Distel and curator Bill Thelen.


 The Nothing That Is presents an exhibition in five parts about drawing, curated in collaboration with Bill Thelen, an artist, curator and educator based in Raleigh, NC. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and he operates the influential and ambitious Lump Gallery in Raleigh.

The exhibition, featuring works by more than 90 artists, will combine artists of national and international stature alongside works by artists based in this region. The various sections of the exhibition will explore the practice of drawing from the very traditional to conceptual practices to community-based activity. A previous iteration of this exhibition was presented at CAM-Raleigh.

Menagerie - Amelia Center Gallery - Panama City, FL

Menagerie - Amelia Center Gallery

Panama City, FL

The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College presents Menagerie, a group exhibition featuring work by Adam Doyle, Katherine Gallagher, Amy Guidry, Laurie Hogin, Gabriel Lovejoy, Chris Musina, and Kevin Taylor.

A menagerie was a collection of exotic animals from around the world that were kept for display and entertainment, and were especially popular in European courts of seventeenth and eighteenth century. In art, animals have long been used as a vehicle to explore our relationship to each other, our environment, and ourselves. The artists in the exhibit fully embrace this tradition and use animal imagery to address a wide range of topics from environmental concerns, to societal constructs, to self-examination, to pure celebration of nature. Just like the menageries of the past this exhibit brings together a collection of fantastic beasts, however this time they are more than just mere curiosities. The specimens here ask us to think, they ask us to feel, they ask us to take action.


The exhibit will run from February 3 to March 3, with an opening reception on the evening of February 3, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The work will be on display in the Amelia Center Gallery (Room 112).

Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Pavel Amromin at or 850-872-3886.

Just Another Animal

Just Another Animal...

Raleigh, NC

I will be showing new drawings and paintings at Lump for the month of October. The work looks at animals (of course), specifically delving further into the human animal.

Come by the opening this Friday Oct. 7th if you are in town!


University of Mary Washington

I'm happy to announce that I'll be teaching painting and drawing as assistant professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA starting this fall.

Lump Gallery Raleigh NC

I currently have a piece up in Raleigh at Lump Gallery for the 20th anniversary show "Arise! Bald Man! King of Hair People".


Stop by and check t out if you're in the area.

Puffin Foundation Grant

Puffin Foundation Grant


I am the proud recipient of a Puffin Foundation Grant.

A bit about the grant:

The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.

Keep an eye out for the forthcoming project this grant is funding.

Institute for Critical Animal Studies 2014 Conference at Rice University - Houston, TX

Conference Schedule


I will be presenting my work, and lecturing on its role in the culture of animals at this years ICAS conference at Rice University.

Some info about the conference:

The 13th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies is being held at Rice University in Houston, TX April 11th – 13th, 2014. About 350-400 national and international scholars, activists, and scholar-activists generally attend this conference each year. This conference merges academic and activist insight, with presentations from scholar-activists and grassroots organizers alike