Since the late nineties, Christopher St.Leger’s paintings have explored the enigmatic connection of mood and place. Snapshot sources for his work capture fleeting images of those parts of the world the artist traverses seasonally. He transforms these images with his loose rendering style, an attitude of experimentation which may stem from teaching himself to paint, into something perhaps personal, but also ambient and more enduring. Each painting is approached as if with a question that invokes a dialogue between the artist and his surroundings, between a cautious being and an irrational force.

Christopher St.Leger was born in northwest Indiana in 1973. He studied architecture in Ohio and in Budapest, Hungary, and now lives in central Texas with his wife and two children.

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Mass and Void Hooks Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX

CITY Mebane Gallery, University of Texas School of Architecture, Austin, TX

Gamma Transport Division, Edinburgh, Scotland

2013 George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

Directions Hooks Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX

The Town & The City Davis Gallery, Austin, TX

2008 mudville Davis Gallery, Austin, TX

2006 american cityscapes McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX

Group Exhibitions

2014 46th Collectors Show & Sale Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

Industrial Beauty George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

All Summer Long Davis Gallery, Austin, TX

2013 AQUACHROME Contemporary Watercolor Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

45th Collectors Show & Sale Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

Modern Classics Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, TX

In the City: Artist’s Views of New York George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

2012 Summertime 3 Galerie Maurer, Frankfurt, Germany

City Streets I George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

2011 The Book Hooks Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX

67th Salon Show South Shore Arts, Munster, IN; Juror: Lanny Silverman

The Buildings of New York II George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

Exteriors Davis Gallery, Austin, TX

2010 New York Moments George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

The Peoples’ Gallery Exhibition City Hall, Austin, TX

Episode 11 Gamma Proforma, London, UK

2009 oil, water, and light Davis Gallery, Austin, TX

summer in the city George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

2008 City Light George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

65th Salon Show South Shore Arts, Munster, IN; Juror: William Lieberman

2007 paint, work by ten austin painters Davis Gallery, Austin, TX

Good Night Sun George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

2006 A Touch of Red McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX

63rd Salon Show Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN; Juror: Susan Gescheidle

2005 62nd Salon Show Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN; Juror: Karl Wirsum

Awards

2008 Renee Denmark Memorial, South Shore Arts

2011 Award of Merit, Northern Indiana Arts Association

Publications

2014 Christopher St.Leger’s “Mass and Void” Exhibits Amazing Watercolors Jim J. Tommaney, Houston Press November 13

Urban Spectacle: The Paintings of Christopher St.Leger John A. Parks, Watercolor Artist February

2013 Austin an ever-changing city for artists Arianna Auber, Austin American Statesman July 19

Christopher St.Leger Free Press Houston February 20

2012 Movement as an Art Form Élodie Blain, The Art of Watercolour June issue

2011 New American Paintings volume 96

Visiones Anonimas Pasadas por Agua Angel Sanz Correa, UNO Skateboarding magazine issue 51

Exteriors Michelle Borgwardt, American Art Collector May issue

Christopher St.Leger Aspekt Ratio issue 1

2010 The Artwork of Christopher St.Leger Vhcle magazine issue 4

aquarela urbana Mariana Beltrame, Obvious July

Christopher St. Leger Monroe Dinos-Kaufman, Beautiful Decay

2006 New American Paintings volume 66

Artists to Watch Southwest Art August issue

Pillar and Stretch at Davis Gallery Michelle Dewey, Cantanker July 27

Room with many views Jonathan York, The Daily Texan June 8

Pillar and Stretch Rachel Koper, Austin Chronicle Vol.25 No. 41

Texas/Best of the West Southwest Art February issue

2005 From Drab to Dreamy in Watercolor Erin Keever, Austin American-Statesman reviews

New Perspectives/ Emerging Artists Heather Brand, Tribeza January issue

2004 Rivers flow into street scenes at Davis Jessica Jimenez, Austin American-Statesman

Collections (selected)

Katie and Kermit Oliver, Waco TX

Armbrust & Brown, Austin, TX

Dana Friis-Hansen, Grand Rapids, MI

Parsley Coffin Renner, Austin, TX

CE Estate Management, Budapest, Hungary

The John A. Barclay Agency, Austin, TX

Puffer-Sweiven, Houston, TX

Greater Texas Foundation, Bryan, TX

Boyar & Miller, Houston, TX

Slack & Davis, LLP, Austin, TX

Education

2000 Budapest Technical University, Budapest, Hungary

1995 BED, Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, OH