Chris Niedland was born in Media, Pennsylvania in 1966,
and has lived most of his life in Wayne, PA. He is a self-taught
artist and began painting professionally in 1991 while employed
as an architect in Boston, Massachusetts. Late in 2003, he left
the field of architecture to pursue painting full-time.
His painting style evolved out of an initial experiment
in "automatic" painting, originally inspired by the "automatic"
writings of the surrealist André Breton. Niedlands
paintings are "automatic" in that he approaches each canvas
without preconception as to how it should look when finished. He
paints quickly, without revision, working from his subconscious,
improvising like a jazz musician does with music.
Niedland has exhibited in numerous solo art shows
at cafes and hotels in the Philadelphia area and on DuPont Circle
in Washington, DC. He has exhibited in a group show at the former
Gallery Siano, and a solo show at Matthew Izzo Gallery. More than
200 Niedland paintings reside in private and corporate collections
throughout the United States and in Belgium, Canada, England, France,
Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, and Spain
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