Chad States

Chad States interdisciplinary practice aims to straddle the polarities between dream and reality, interior and exterior, private and public,and the abject and sublime. States’s work engages in a romantic fantasy of the world, with the hope that this fantasy has the potential to alter our realities and reveal other possibilities of being.

States holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art and a BA from Evergreen State College. He is a member of Vox Populi and has been included in exhibitions at ClampArt, New York NY;  Blue Sky Gallery, Portland OR; Napoleon, Philadelphia PA; Hous Projects, New York NY; Randall Scott Gallery, Brooklyn NY; Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA; Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle WA; Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Phildelphia PA; and Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE. His book Cruising was published in the fall of 2011 by Powerhouse Books which was short listed as one of the best new photobooks in 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo. He was an Artist in Residence at the Philadelphia Photographic Arts Center in 2013 as well as with Light Work in 2009. He can be contacted at

La Vie En Rose, March 4th-April 22, 2018

Together We Dream Many Dreams, March 4th-April 24th, 2016