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Chris Janzen is Assistant Professor of Art and Adjunct Professor of Music (Jazz Guitar) at Fresno Pacific University (2007 to present)

and a member of Fig Tree Gallery.




Education

2007 MFA, Painting, University of South Dakota

2004 BA, Art, Bethel College, KS


Selected Group and Solo* Exhibitions

Forthcoming: October 2018, *Recent Work, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA

Forthcoming: November 2017, *Food, Fresno City Hall, Fresno, CA

2016 Reflector, Jewel FM Gallery, Fresno, CA

2016 Tandem, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA

2016 *Works by Chris Janzen, Tree of Life, Fresno CA

2016 Found Objects, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno CA

2016 When Art Meets Jazz, Arte Americas, Fresno, CA

2016 *Stories, Betty Rodgriguez Regional Library, Fresno, CA

2015 Local Artist Showcase, Peeve's Public House, Fresno, CA

2015 Creative Journeys: A Retrospective of FPU Art Faculty and Student work from 1964-2015, College Community MB Church Gallery, Clovis, CA

2015 Movement, Transformation, and Place, Mennonite/s Writing Conference, Fresno, CA

2015 Annual Members Show, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA

2008-2015 *Dinner (Or A Deranged Event Staged in a Theoretical Mansion in Which Time and History Have Been Grossly Dismembered and What We Know as the Laws of Physics Wildly Subverted, Conducted as an Inquiry into the Genius of Madness and the Art of the Faux Pas, and Having as a First Course to be Served to a Cast of Sixteen Eccentrics A Dish of Carrot Cabbage Salad Meant to Tickle Every Palate)

(Art exhibition / poetry reading / music performance / mixed media work for voice, guitar, electronics)

Mennonite/s Writing Conference, Fresno, CA, March 2015
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, June 2011
Spectrum Gallery (Rogue Festival), Fresno, CA, March 2011
Spectrum Gallery (Rogue Festival), Fresno, CA, March 2010
Reedley Peace Center, Reedley, CA, October 2009
Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA, October 2009
Alphonse Berber Gallery, Berkeley, CA, October 2009
Electric Works, San Francisco, CA, April 2009
Mennonite Community Church, Fresno, CA, February 2009
Krebiel Auditorium, North Newton, KS, October 2008

2014 Recent Paintings by Chris Janzen, Fresno Pacific University McDonald Corridor Gallery, Fresno CA

2014 Annual Members Show, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA

2013 *Seven Stories, Chris Janzen Studio November 2013, Fresno, CA

2013 *More Again Now, Fig Tree Gallery October 2013, Fresno, CA

2013 Annual Members Show, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA

2012 Self, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA

2012 Fig Tree Gallery 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA

2012 *Intervention, North Fresno MB Church Gallery, Fresno, CA, April

2012 Artists of the Studio, Chris Sorensen Studio, Fresno, CA, March

2011 Annual Members Show, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA, December

2011 HOWL: Ginsberg and Beyond, Commercial Workers Union Hall, Fresno, CA

2011 *Chris Janzen : Recent Work, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA

2011 Resident Artists, Chris Sorensen Studio, Fresno, CA, August

2010 Annual Gallery Artists Show, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA, December

2010 *Heather Anderson, Marvin Armstrong, Chris Janzen, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA

2010 Resident Artists, Chris Sorensen Studio, Fresno, CA, September

2010 Black and White Show, Chris Sorensen Studio, Fresno, CA

2010 Art by Hand Showcase, Echo Street Coffee

2010 Artist Invitational, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA

2009 USD Alumni Exhibition, John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD

2009 Art of Concience, Art by Hand, Fresno, CA

2009 *Healing the Whole, Mennonite Community Church, Fresno, CA

2009 *The Dinner Guests, North Fresno MB Church Gallery, Fresno, CA

2008 *Recent Work, Bethel College Gallery, North Newton, KS

2008 *In the World, Not of it: Recent Works by Chris Janzen, North Fresno Church Gallery, Fresno, CA

2008 *Marcos Dorado and Chris Janzen, Tower Mosaic, Fresno, CA

2007 *Paintings, McDonald Hall Gallery, Fresno, CA

2007 Conflict and Resolution, Gallery 110, Vermillion, SD

2007 *Popular Confusion, Nuance Gallery, Beresford, SD

2007 Briar Cliff Review Art Exhibit, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA

2007 The Color of Sound, Touch of Europe, Sioux Falls, SD

2007 *Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD

2007 Stillwell Student Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD

2007 Recent Paintings, Coffee House Gallery, Vermillion, SD

2006 South Dakota Student Artwork, Juried Exhibition, Craftsman Creek Gallery, Sioux Falls, SD

2006 Draw!, Washington Arts Center, Vermillion, SD

2006 Be Heard, Riverwalk Café, Sioux Falls, SD

2006 Recent Graduate Student Work, South Dakota touring exhibit

2006 Stillwell Student Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD

2006 Chris Janzen and Matt Schaefer, Washington Arts Center, Vermillion, SD

2005 Paintings and Prints, Gallery 110, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts, Vermillion

2005 Vermillion Artworks, South Dakota Board of Regents Gallery, Pierre, SD

2005 Dakota History Conference, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD

2005 Stillwell Student Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, John A. Day Gallery, Vermillion, SD

2004 Recent University of South Dakota Student Work, South Dakota State University Gallery, Sioux Falls, SD

2004 New Graduate Student Paintings, Gallery 110, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts, Vermillion, SD

2004 *Paint and Sound, Bethel College Gallery, North Newton, KS


Teaching

2007-present Assistant Professor of Art, Campus Galleries Director, Adjunct Faculty in Music, Fresno Pacific University

Courses Taught: Design I 2D, Drawing I, Drawing II, Figure Drawing, Painting I, Painting II, Sculpture I, K-8 Art Education, Jazz Guitar Private Instruction, Jazz Ensemble Director

2004-2007 Teaching Assistant, University of South Dakota

Courses Taught: Design I 2D, Drawing I, Drawing II

2004-2006 University of South Dakota Art Gallery Assistant

2002-2004 Bethel College Art Gallery Assistant


Publication

Fig Tree Gallery 50th Anniversary monograph. Published by Fig Tree Gallery. May 2012.

Nathan, Jesse and Chris Janzen. Dinner - A Record of Madness, June 2011, Vinyl record and inner-jacket illustrations.

Janzen, Rod. The Hutterites in North America, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010, illustration p. 37

The Pacific Journal, Fresno Pacific University Journal, Vol. 4, 2009, illustration p. 110

Nathan, Jesse and Chris Janzen. Dinner… Milk Machine Press, San Francisco, April 2009, illustrations throughout book; sound collage cd

Rhubarb Magazine, Mennonite Literary Society Journal, Winter 2009, #24, cover illustration

Janzen, Rod. Paul Tschetter. Wipf and Stock, 2009, illustration p. 81

The Pacific Journal, Fresno Pacific University Journal, Vol. 2, 2007, cover illustration

Briar Cliff Review, Briar Cliff University Arts Magazine, 2007, illustration p. 34 and 63


Articles and Interviews

Munro, Donald. "Art and music together for ArtHop". Fresno Bee, August 5, 2015

Munro, Donald. "For ArtHop artist, this riff plays on painting and music". Fresno Bee, October 3, 2013

Nathan, Jesse and Chris Janzen. Interview by John Murphy. WHUS 91.7fm, University of Connecticut, Hartford CT. August 25, 2011. Radio

"Fresno Artist Chris Janzen". Salt Fresno Magazine, Vol 7, Issue 4, May 2010

"Chris Janzen". The Syrinx, Fresno Pacific University Newspaper, January 29, 2008

"Art After School Program". The Volante, University of South Dakota Newspaper, February 2, 2007

"Vermillion Jazz Destruction". The Volante, University of South Dakota Newspaper, October 26, 2005