A Look Back 2013-2017


  1. 1. New Podcast

Gregg Chadwick is a Fellow in The Clark Hulings Fund’s 2017 Business Accelerator Program which recently posted a podcast with him. They cover a lot of ground and discuss some timely topics. Hope you enjoy it!

Link Here:  https://clarkhulingsfund.org/strengthening-arts-community-gregg-chadwick/

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Gregg Chadwick is a Santa Monica–based artist who has been painting for three decades, and his work has been exhibited in national and international galleries, art fairs, and museums. He’s given many lectures on the arts, including speaking engagements at UCLA and Categorically Not—a forum that examines the intersection of art and science.

Art and social justice:

  1. “All art has a political stance whether it’s on the surface or boiling underneath.”

  2. “Every day something new happens in the world and art is really primed to look at those global changes and shifts.”

  3. “The history of oil paintings is so deep that it allows artists to address issues with a very subtle touch.”

Developing a virtual network:

  1. “If you’re in your studio by yourself, people aren’t going to come looking for you. If you’re on social media, you’re communicating globally, and there are things that can only happen in that forum.”

  2. “I’ve had a number of people contact me over the years looking for particular paintings that I’ve shown online, even if they were previous works on older platforms like Flickr.”

Social media translates to sales:

  1. “Art dealers are on Twitter, and I like to create subject matter that, when it’s Googled, my name comes up.”

  2. “Social media allows you to sow the seeds of your work and who you are. People want to get to know you a little bit, who the artist is—it’s not just a product.”

  3. “The collectors who want to be connected to the artists are able to do that. That community and camaraderie is there. It makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something significant, and it drives me to keep going, to keep my audience happy.”

CHF’s Accelerator and artist forums:

  1. “The difficult thing is putting thoughts into numbers, having an organized system that you’re continually using to propel your business from one level to another.”

  2. “The encouragement and enthusiasm from the [Accelerator] program and other Fellows has led us to have bigger dreams and bigger ideas that we now know can come to fruition.”

  3. “This is a group of like-minded individuals in which we can talk about our work and challenges together.”

  1. 2.Giving Back

Gregg was pleased to donate an artwork for the Silent Art Auction at the 38th Anniversary of the Venice Art Walk & Auctions which took place on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Google Los Angeles in the Frank Gehry designed Binoculars Building.

Gregg expressed,”My painting Museum Whispers (de Young) was inspired by the beautifully renovated de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The de Young cafe is a permanent fixture of the new building. A gorgeous indoor/outdoor space filled with art lovers and wonderful food. Often, the ebb and flow of visitors at an art museum provides the subject matter for my paintings.”

Photo:  The Talented Actress Robin Tunney ( The Mentalist / Prison Break) with my painting Museum Whispers (de Young) at the 38th Anniversary of the Venice Art Walk & Auctions.


Hospitality House Annual Auction

Gregg was thrilled that the Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco asked him to donate "Jersey Cantos" to the 2017 Annual Hospitality House Art Auction. Founded in 1967 in response to the large influx of homeless LGBT youth in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, Hospitality House has a long history developing peer-based and culturally appropriate programs for the communities we serve. Their programs create a positive impact, raising the quality of life for all residents and making our neighborhoods healthy and rich with diversity and culture.

  1. 3.  Art In the Time of Trump

h millions of others, Gregg Chadwick marched in the  Women’s March. The crowd in Los Angeles numbered around 750,000. Still I Rise was created as part of a series of paintings exploring this time of change.

Carrying the spirit of the Women's March forward, on Saturday, January 28th 2017,  at the Santa Monica Art Studios, a vibrant panel discussion on Art in the Time of Trump was held. Please click on this link for more details:

Art in the Time of Trump

4. Bookseller's Night by Gregg Chadwick in the latest issue of The Santa Ana River Review

Gregg’s painting Bookseller's Night is in the latest issue of The Santa Ana River Review. A wonderful art and literary magazine out of UC Riverside.

Link Here: http://sarreview.ucr.edu/booksellers-night/

5. Road Movie featured in the latest issue of the wonderful literary magazine @bluemesareview

6. Trento Night was on view at Saatchi Art in Santa Monica

In the exhibition- MARK-MAKING: Recent Works by LA-Based Artists. More here.

7. One In a Million at L Ross Gallery

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Fun exhibit of Elvis-themed art at @lrossgallery -- "One in a Million."

Review here >> http://bit.ly/2bh5wtt

“Gregg Chadwick takes the opposite stance in the oil-on-linen "Elvis Presley (Suspicion)." Here, a familiar depiction of the singer is rendered in blurry, shadowy lines, as if his memory is slowly fading and becoming the stuff of rumor and legend tending toward oblivion.”

- Fredric Koeppel, The Commercial Appeal

8. Gregg Chadwick’s painting “Blush Response" was available at Art & Home: An Evening with Los Angeles Family Housing to benefit LA Family Housing in October 2016.

9. Gregg Chadwick’s painting, City of Angels, was available at the 2016 Benefit Auction for the Venice Family Clinic on Sunday, May 22, 2016. The annual event, now in its 37th year, was again held at Google Los Angeles in the Frank Gehry designed Binoculars Building. City of Angels was featured for pre-bidding on the auction site Paddle 8 with a select group of donated artworks. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of my painting help fund the Venice Family Clinic’s comprehensive health care program for the low-income and uninsured.

10. Gregg Chadwick’s portrait of Anna May Wong was included in the exhibition - Fresh Faces: New Portraits by Los Angeles Artists presented by Saatchi Art. Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American film star, and the first Asian American actress to gain international recognition. Her acting career went from silent films to talkies, to stage, to radio, and to television.Born in Los Angeles, a few blocks from Chinatown, Anna May Wong's career has been an inspiration for many. Chadwick’s painting was created as an homage to Anna, sourced from numerous photo stills and film clips from the era. The exhibit ran from March 24 through May 13, 2016.

11. Gregg Chadwick’s Artist Talk and Closing Party for Mystery Train was held on Feb 27, 2016 at the Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco, California. Read more about Mystery Train in the Huffington Post:


12. A selection of Gregg Chadwick’s paintings from the Mystery Train series was exhibited at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair from February 11-14 in the Sandra Lee Gallery booth.  Gregg spoke at the booth on February 12, 2016. Jersey Rain (Across the Tracks) was illustrated in the catalog and Gregg’s talk was featured as well

13. A solo exhibition of Gregg Chadwick’s paintings entitled Cities in Time, was exhibited through March 2016 at Vedder Price in Century City, California.

14. Gregg Chadwick’s painting Pigalle featured on the cover of  Black Fox Literary Magazine

15. Phil Cousineau wrote, “My friend Lou Ann Granger took this wall-to-wall grinning photograph at my recent book reading for The Book of Roads, at the venerable Book Soup, in Hollywood. My soul-brother Gregg Chadwick flanks me here with his numinous and luminous painting of Place Pigalle, in Paris, which he described as part of our tribute to the city we both love. He cited composer Leonard Bernstein as writing that art, literature, and music are three forces we can rely on in the face of evil. I'm thankful today for that reminder.”

16. Gregg Chadwick spoke at The Representational Art Conference on November 2, 2015 in Ventura, California 

From Tehran to Ferguson: Social Justice in Contemporary Representational Art 

Gregg Chadwick 

America’s Sons: From Ferguson to Baltimore

24"x48" oil on linen 2018 (in process)

(Inspired by Langston Hughes & the #BlackLivesMatter Movement)

17. Santa Monica Art Studios 11th Anniversary Open House

Gregg Chadwick’s studio #15 was open with a display of new paintings in process.

Saturday, October 17 from 6-9pm 

Sunday, October 18 from 1-5pm

3026 Airport Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405

18. Gregg Chadwick's Solo Exhibition Cinema of Time

Continued at Upper West through October 24, 2015

Upper West, 3221 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Artist Gregg Chadwick Engages Hollywood in New Exhibition: "Cinema of Time"

Huffington Post‎ Article published July 7, 2015 By Kathy Leonardo

"Paintings have always been a backdrop in Gregg Chadwick's life. Much like a cinematographer shapes a film with beautiful images, Chadwick creates his own stories via his art with iconic themes and striking figures with subtle subtext." 


Read the Complete Article at:


Gregg Chadwick's Paintings at Upper West

19. Buddha of Roseburg was available at

Art & Home: An Evening with LA Family Housing to benefit LA Family Housing.

October 21, 2015 7-9pm

Room & Board, Helm's Bakery Building, 8707 Washington Boulevard, CA 90232

Gregg Chadwick 

Buddha of Roseburg

8"x6" oil on panel 2015


Saatchi Art

@SaatchiArt  Sep 24

So lovely to have @greggchadwick come and talk to us at Saatchi Art today about his artistic process. He made paint! pic.twitter.com/QmDSTC0sQz

21. And a not so distant memory...

Actress and Art Collector Yareli Arizmendi

Seems to Merge with Gregg Chadwick's Ethereal Painting at LA ART Show 2015  #LAArtShow 

Gregg Chadwick’s artwork was featured at the LA Art Show 2015 at the LA Convention Center by the Sandra Lee Gallery and The Station Agent was illustrated in the catalog. January 14-18, 2015.

22. In June 2015 at the conclusion of a month long art residency in Verona, Italy, Gregg Chadwick exhibited a collection of recently completed paintings in a solo exhibition entitled The Silence of Catullus. The ten paintings from this exhibit are now in collections in Milan, Brescia, Trento, and Verona. Sincere thanks to the Università degli Studi di Verona for this opportunity.

23. Gregg Chadwick’s painting Rodeo and Brighton was featured in the Silent Art Auction at the 36th Annual Venice Family Clinic Art Walk and Auctions on May 17, 2015 at Google Los Angeles in the Frank Gehry designed Binoculars Building.

The painting was available for pre-bidding on the auction site Paddle 8 with a select group of donated artworks. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of my painting help fund the Venice Family Clinic’s comprehensive health care program for the low-income and uninsured.

24. Gregg Chadwick’s artwork was featured at the LA Art Show 2015 at the LA Convention Center by the Sandra Lee Gallery and his painting The Station Agent was illustrated in the catalog. January 14-18, 2015

25. In connection with Peter Clothier's new novel, "The Pilgrim's Staff", Gregg Chadwick’s painting created for the cover was exhibited at the the Laguna Art Museum in early January 2015.

26. Gregg Chadwick’s artwork was exhibited at Aqua Art Miami from Dec 3-7, 2014 by the Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco.

27. Gregg Chadwick spoke at the “Categorically Not” event on December 7, 2014 at the Santa Monica Art Studios about Compassion in Art and Life. The event was held in the Arena One Gallery. You can see more on this event at the Categorically Not website

28.  Revenant - New Paintings by Gregg Chadwick was held at the Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco, California in July 2014. Review by Jeffrey Carlson in Fine Art Connoisseur.

Catalog Available

29. Gregg Chadwick’s painting Mulholland Blue was featured in the 50th Anniversary Pasadena Showcase House of Design in a wonderful room designed by Ederra Design Studio's Cynthia Lambakis and Samantha Williams.

The Pasadena Showcase ran from April 13– May 11, 2014. 

30. A collection of ten of Gregg Chadwick’s paintings was exhibited in the exhibition, Six Points of View, at the South Bay Lexus in Torrance, California: a provocative merging of art and automotive culture in June 2014. 

31. Gregg Chadwick’s painting Night Reader was auctioned off at the Southern California Counseling Center's annual fundraising event; which this year was held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Museum of Flying at the Santa Monica Airport- across the parking lot from his studio.

32. Saatchi Art Director Rebecca Wilson curated two of Gregg Chadwick’s paintings - To Catch A Thief and Mr. Chow into a special online exhibition on The RealReal site from May 15, 2014 until June 15, 2014.

33. Gregg Chadwick’s installation Trains and Stations was on view in the Hangar West Gallery at the Santa Monica Art Studios in April 2014. Trains and Stations was inspired by the powerful music of Michael McDermott and his band The Westies and the memory of Gregg Chadwick’s Grandfather Arthur Desch who made his living as a train engineer on the Jersey Central Line.

34. Gregg Chadwick’s paintings were featured in the Sandra Lee Gallery booth 

at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair - an international art fair held Feb 13-16, 2014

at the Convention Center in Palm Springs, California.

35. From January 9, 2014 until February 28, 2014, at the Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco, California, Gregg Chadwick’s paintings were included in a group exhibition along with work by Kathryn Arnold, Henry Jackson, Irena Kononova, Jeremy Morgan, Jeffrey Palladini, Hyun Su Park, Daniel Phill, George Rivera, Jungsan Senim and others.

36. Gregg Chadwick was recently interviewed by the Los Angeles Business Journal for an article about the Saatchi Art Gallery. 

37. Gregg Chadwick’s painting “Mulholland Blue” was included in Saatchi Art's "Best of 2013" feature:


38. On Friday, December 13th, 2013 we chased away the demons with an inspiring book reading at Book Soup on Sunset in Hollywood with the presentation of “Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey into Day”, which includes my essay “Night Painting”. And at Book Passage in Corte Madera on December 18, 2013 at 7 pm we brought the house down with another inspired event.

This marvelous book, edited by Phil Cousineau, includes an inspiring array of essays and poems: including pieces by Vincent Van Gogh, Walt Whitman, Pico Iyer, Rabandranath Tagore, Mary Oliver, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Jorge Borges, William Blake, Mikkel Aaland, Kent Chadwick, Alexander Eliot, Jane Winslow Eliot, Li Po, Antler, Annie Dillard, Charles Bukowski, R B Morris, Willis Barnstone, Bruce Chatwin, James Norwood Pratt, Tess Harper, Stuart Balcomb, Richard Beban, Gregg Chadwick, and more.

39. Saatchi Art featured Gregg Chadwick’s painting Il Poeta di Milano at Dwell on Design, America’s largest design event, at the Los Angeles Convention Center 

June 21-23, 2013. The event was curated by the editors of Dwell magazine. 

40. Gregg Chadwick’s paintings were showcased in the Sandra Lee Gallery booth 

at artMRKT San Francisco - an international art fair held May 16-19, 2013

Festival Pavilion - Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California. 

41. Gregg Chadwick spoke at the “Categorically Not” event on Sunday May 19, 2013 at the Santa Monica Art Studios about his painting process and “what lies beneath” the layers of paint and the layers of ideas that go into each of his works. The event was held in the Arena One Gallery. 

You can see more on this event at the Categorically Not website. 

42. Gregg Chadwick’s painting Study for the City Dreams was in the Silent Art Auction at The 34th anniversary of the Venice Art Walk & Auctions which took place on Sunday, May 19th, 2013 at Google Los Angeles in the Frank Gehry designed Binoculars Building.


43. Review by Jeffrey Carlson in Fine Art Connoisseur:

Gregg Chadwick and Painting Time