Otcasek studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design (Columbus, OH) with a focus on illustration, painting, and art history. Informed both by his traditional art background and 20+ years as an Art Director and Lead Artist in the video games industry – Otcasek takes a bold and confident look at subjects we might overlook or so often take for granted. Chris states, “I’m not interested in mocked up scenes or invented moments. I stumble on things ‘as they are’ and focus on anything I find too perfect or important to ignore.”

Otcasek has exhibited his ‘LowRes’ series at Gallery Brown (2012, LA), Elizabeth Gordon Gallery (2012, Santa Barbara), and Gallery 825 (2011-13, LA) among others. His works have been included in group shows juried by Mills Moran of OHWOW Gallery (LA), Timothy Potts, Director of the Getty Museum (LA), and Charlie Manzo of the Gagosian Gallery (NY) to name a few. Since 2012, Otcasek’s work has been included in The Art of Elysium’s annual ‘Pieces of Heaven’ charity auction – an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of artists and critically ill children. His award winning photographs can also be found in private and corporate
collections across the country.
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  'Made in California', Brea Gallery | Brea, CA 

(Postponed until further notice)

  'Size Matters', ShockBoxx Gallery | Hermosa Beach, CA 

[11/16/19 - 11/30/19]

  'New School Abstract', ShockBoxx Gallery | Hermosa Beach, CA 

[09/14/19 - 10/05/19]

  'ADORN', Gallery 825 | Los Angeles, CA  

[02/28/15 - 04/03/15]
(Juror: Sarah Russin, Executive Director, LACE /

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)

  LAAA 2014 'Open Show', Gallery 825 | Los Angeles, CA

[12/13/14 - 01/16/15]
(Juror: Susan Cross, Curator, MASS MoCA /

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art)


  'The Non-Objective Moment', Gallery 825 | Los Angeles, CA 

[August 16 - 29, 2014]
(Juror: Cynthia Penna, Director of ART1307, Los Angeles, CA)


  'Habitual', Gallery 825 | Los Angeles, CA 

[02/08/14 - 03/07/14]
(Juror: Mills Moran, Director of OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles, CA)


  "The Democratic & Magical Brain", Moorpark College | Moorpark, CA  

[10/17/13 - 11/17/13]


  "Pop Über Alles", Gallery 825 | Los Angeles, CA  

[09/06/13 - 10/04/13]
(*Selection from the 'Selfie-Conscious' Series.

Juror: Timothy Potts, Director - J. Paul Getty Museum)


  Elizabeth Gordon Gallery | Santa Barbara, CA  [2012]


  Gallery Brown | Los Angeles, CA 

[09/21/11 - Current]


  LAAA 2011 'Open Show', Gallery 825 | Los Angeles, CA  

[12/12/11 - 01/06/12]
(Juror: Charlie Manzo, Gagosian Gallery, NY, NY)

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


Gallery Brown | Los Angeles, California  [03/03/12 - 04/15/12]
 

 

EVENTS

•  The Beverly Hills artShow | Beverly Hills, CA 

[Fall 2020 - October 17 & 18]

•  The Beverly Hills artShow | Beverly Hills, CA 

[Spring, 2020 - May 16 & 17]

(*Event cancelled due to COVID-19)

•  The Beverly Hills artShow | Beverly Hills, CA 

Fall, 2019 - October 19 & 20]

(3rd Place, Photography)

•  The Beverly Hills artShow | Beverly Hills, CA 

[Spring, 2019 - May 18 & 19]

(3rd Place, Photography)

•  The Calabasas Fine Arts Festival | Calabasas, CA  

[May 4 & 5, 2019]

•  The Beverly Hills artShow | Beverly Hills, CA 

[Fall, 2018 - October 20 & 21]

(1st Place, Photography)

 

  The Calabasas Fine Arts Festival | Calabasas, CA  

[May 5 & 6, 2018]

  Art Works ADL: Justice, Advocacy and Art Auction | Beverly Hills, CA  

[October 26, 2017]

  The Beverly Hills artShow | Beverly Hills, CA  

[Fall, 2017 - October 21 & 22]

  The Beverly Hills artShow | Beverly Hills, CA  

[Fall, 2015 - October 16 & 17]
(Honorable Mention, Photography)


  The Beverly Hills artShow | Beverly Hills, CA 

[Spring, 2015 - May 16 & 17]
(1st Place, Photography)


  'PHOTO INDEPENDENT' | Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, CA 

[May 1 - 3, 2015]

  'Desert Living: Icons of Modern Design' | Paddle8 | Ace Hotel, Palm Springs, CA 

[February 11 - 19, 2015]

•  The Art of Elysium | 8th Annual 'Pieces of Heaven', Los Angeles, CA   

[February 17, 2015]

  The Beverly Hills artShow | Beverly Hills, CA

[Fall, October 18 & 19, 2014]
(1st Place, Photography)


  Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) | Benefit Auction, 2014 | Los Angeles, CA  

[July 26, 2014]

  The Beverly Hills artShow | Beverly Hills, CA 

[Spring, May 17 & 18, 2014]
(3rd Place, Photography)


  The Art of Elysium | 7th Annual 'Pieces of Heaven', Siren Studios, Hollywood, CA  

[02/26/14]

  The Beverly Hills artShow | Beverly Hills, CA  

[Fall, October 19 & 20, 2013]
(1st Place, Photography)


•  The Art of Elysium | 6th Annual 'Pieces of Heaven', Ace Museum, Los Angeles, CA  

[02/20/13]

  The Art of Elysium | 5th Annual 'Pieces of Heaven', Smashbox Studios, Hollywood, CA  

[02/23/12]


Select
PUBLICATIONS
'LO DEF', Installation Magazine, Issue 19, 2013
The Art Reserve, 2012



REPRESENTATION
Gallery Brown | Los Angeles, California

Elizabeth Gordon Gallery | Santa Barbara, California


For more information please contact:

inquiries@chrisotcasek.com

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