Detroit Expat Artists: Homecoming, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI

2022

Celebrating Diversity, Padzieski Gallery, Dearborn, MI

2021

2020

Mirror in the Dark, Visionary Art Collective

2020 Bethesda Painting Awards, Gallery B, Bethesda, MD

B2020, Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts, Baltimore, MD

Anatomy of Living Color, Rosenberg Gallery (Goucher College), Baltimore, MD

The Notable Letter Hh: Annual Resident Exhibition, The Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

2019

Eye to Eye, Catalyst Contemporary Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Annual Highlandtown Arts District Exhibition, The Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

Drawing Down, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD

Weaving Visions: Annual Resident Exhibition, The Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

Baker: Off the Web, The Peale Center, Baltimore, MD

2018

Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Selinsgrove, PA

Launch, Function Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Detroit Noir, Norwest Gallery, Detroit, MI

Our Voices Will Be Heard, The Modell Lyric, Baltimore, MD

Personal Locale: Annual Resident Exhibition, The Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

2017

Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Selinsgrove, PA

Confronting Oppression, Sheila and Richard Riggs Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Spectrum, Gradex Gallery, Baltimore, MD

15 Steps: Perspectives in Drawing, Red Bull Arts, Detroit, MI

2016

Fathers Brothers Sons, Space Camp Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2015

Red Bull House of Art Alumni Exhibition, Red Bull Arts, Detroit, MI

Margins, Virgil H. Carr Arts Center, Detroit, MI

Monster Drawing Rally, MOCAD, Detroit, MI

2014

2013

100x50 Exhibition, Padzieski Gallery, Dearborn MI

Refractions, Live Coal Gallery, Detroit, MI

2014 African World Festival (featured visual artist), Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI

Michigan Fine Arts Competition (2nd Place Award Recipient), Birmingham Bloomfield Arts Center, Birmingham, MI

Real People 2014, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Detroit Regional Semifinal Exhibition, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI

Forecast: Overflow, Brown and Jaunita C. Ford Gallery (Wayne County Community College), Detroit, MI

Cycle Five, Red Bull Arts, Detroit, MI

The Detroit Show, Brown and Jaunita C. Ford Gallery (Wayne County Community College), Detroit, MI

The Contemporary African American Author Lecture Series Special Exhibit, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

10 Big Ones, NCA Gallery, Detroit MI

Black Detroit 21, U of M Detroit Works Gallery, Detroit MI

Portfolio IV, NCA Gallery, Detroit, MI

2012

2011

New Paintings, NCA Gallery, Detroit, MI

Great American Artists: Branches, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI

When Light Meets Life, San Antonio Public Library (Carver Branch), San Antonio, TX    

Dirty Sensibilities, CCCADI, New York, NY

Shout: A Tribute to Gospel, Avisca Fine Art, Marietta, GA

The Sketchbook Project/Tour 2011, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn NY

Eyes-A-Wide, Compuware World Headquarters, Detroit, MI

Hammonds House Museum Annual Art Auction, Atlanta, GA

2010

2009

Collector’s Choice, NCA Gallery, Detroit, MI

2008

National Black Fine Arts Show, New York, NY

Embrace, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Heritage, JRainey Gallery, Detroit MI

National Black Fine Arts Show, New York NY

CHRISTOPHER BATTEN

Christopher Batten, Rather To Repair, Oil on canvas, 2016, 56 x 38 inches

CHRISTOPHER BATTEN

BIOGRAPHY

Baltimore, MD

Detroit, 1982

BFA College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
MFA Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, MD

 

Resides

Education

Born

Born in Detroit, Christopher Batten began his undergraduate training at the Columbus College of Art and Design, and later completed his training at the College for Creative Studies where he earned a BFA in Illustration in 2006. Batten is a 2017 graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art’s LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting MFA program, where he received a Hoffberger Merit Scholarship, the Dr. Leslie King Hammond Graduate Award, and two AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships. While at MICA, Batten also served as a Graduate Program Assistant to Joan Waltemath, Hoffberger School Director. His artwork has been exhibited in cities such as Detroit, New York, San Antonio, Baltimore, and Atlanta. Subsequently, Batten’s works have appeared at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Red Bull Arts Detroit, and in the pages of New American Paintings. He has been an Artist in Residence at Red Bull Arts Detroit and at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Batten is also an art educator and is currently faculty at Bard High School Early College Baltimore and an adjunct professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
 

SELECTED WORKS

PUBLICATIONS

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

The Eye of the Tiger, The Bromo Seltzer Tower, Baltimore, MD

2020

Embracing, Eubie Blake Cultural Center, Baltimore, MD

2019

Unsung, Rosen-Clark Contemporary Gallery (virtual), Detroit, MI

Works by Christopher Batten, The Detroit Public Library (virtual), Detroit, MI

2015

No Play Fighting, The Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

Rediscovering the Feminine Principle, NCA Gallery, Detroit, MI

Works by Christopher Batten, BOPA Conference Room, Baltimore, MD

Subliminal Messages, Cass Café, Detroit, MI

2008

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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