Christopher Stuart



Christopher Stuart is an American artist and designer. His critically acclaimed work - part sculpture, part furniture - is singular in its dramatic expression of minimalism, and bound by an ever curious conceptual rigor.Stuart’s deceptively refined pieces - elegant, spare and striking - play on contradictions: between form and function, extravagance and restraint, design and art.


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Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Stuart began his career as a welder. At first, art was a side pursuit; he taught himself graphic design, then eventually found work as a prototype maker for an industrial design firm, where he quickly worked his way up the ladder.

Constructs & Glitches, a range of limited edition and one-of-a-kind sculptural furniture, was his first comprehensive collection as an artist. Regarding its genesis, Stuart said: “I ask myself: what exactly is a function? And shouldn’t furniture meet our emotional needs as well?” These ideas are brought into sharp focus in his Chamfer Table 2 in Aluminum, and the Zig Zag bench - pieces that subvert our expectations for the role they can play in our lives.

Stuart graduated from the Herron School of Art and Design in 2012 with a BFA in Furniture Design. In 2014, he was recognized by Sight Unseen Offsite and was listed on the American Design Hot List. Stuart made his Design Miami debut in 2016 with his Glitch series, and showed again in 2017.  That same year, Glitch 1 was acquired by the Indianapolis Museum of Art acquired. Later in 2017, he launched the ‘Drape Series’ as part of the USA pavilion at the London Design Fair.
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EXHIBITIONS

THE PRESENT TENSE

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Exhibitions

2018       Design Miami/ Basel, The Future Perfect, Basel, Switzerland
2017       Design Miami/, The Future Perfect, Miami, Florida
2017       Assembly, US Pavilion, London Design Fair, London, United Kingdom
2017       Fall Survey, The Future Perfect, New York, New York
2017       The Immaculate Object, The Future Perfect, New York, New York
2016       The Future Perfect at Design Miami, Miami, Florida
2016       Redefining Standards, Wallpaper* Handmade and Cadillac, Miami, Florida
2016       Constructs and Glitches, The Future Perfect, New York, New York
2015       Sight Unseen Offsite, New York, New York
2015       Supply and Demand, Indianapolis, Indiana
2013       [un]conventional, Columbus, Indiana
2011       Re:Design, Summit, New Jersey

Permanent Collections

2017       Glitch 1, Contemporary Design Gallery, Indianapolis Museum of Art,  Indianapolis, Indiana

2016       SCS Bench, Cadillac House, New York, New York

Honors

2017       Wallpaper Design Award, Best Henge for Glitch 2 Desk
2016       Sight Unseen American Design Hot List

Publications

2014       DIY Furniture 2, Laurence King Publishing
2011       DIY Furniture 1, Laurence King Publishing

Education

2012       BFA Furniture Design, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, Indiana