Cody Critcheloe

August 8–31, 2020

CHiPS is an online exhibition featuring new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Cody Critcheloe.

Cody Critcheloe (b. 1981, Kentucky) is an artist whose rich body of work sprawls over several disciplines, namely painting, music and video direction. Often operating under the stage name Ssion (pronounced Shun), Critcheloe’s work within each field stems from a similar origin point, usually somewhere between queercore, celebrity culture, and digital surrealism. Painting has long been part of his practice, often utilized as a pliable space for brainstorming or as a design element to achieve an overall aesthetic for his videos and performances. In recent years Critcheloe’s painting practice has taken more precedent as his primary medium, which offers the most freedom to explore some of his long-standing concerns, especially twinship and duality, gender identity, aging and fame, and distorted realities. He has held solo exhibitions at Peres Projects, Los Angeles and Berlin; The Hole, New York City; and Grand Arts, Kansas City. His work has been featured in Artforum, Art in America, Dazed, GQ, i-D, Interview, L’Officiel, the New York Times, and Vogue.