Curriculum Vitae – Christopher Cairns

Born

1942, Wilmington, Delaware

Education

1965 A.B. in English Literature, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
1970 M.F.A. in sculpture, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Teaching

1970-2005 Haverford College, Professor Emeritus

Shows

2018: Recognition/Remembrance, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
2015: Sculptures for Michael Hersch’s monodrama “On the Threshhold of Winter”, stagecraft by Kevin Tuttle, Vanderbilt, Tennessee
2014: Sculptures for Michael Hersch’s monodrama “On the Threshhold of Winter”, stagecraft by Kevin Tuttle, Peabody, Baltimore (revised production)
2014: Sculptures for Michael Hersch’s monodrama “On the Threshhold of Winter”, stagecraft by Kevin Tuttle, BAM, Brooklyn, NY
2013: Open House and concert, Cairns studio, Michael Hersch’s “How far the Cradle” (with Gary Louie, sax, Ah Young Hong, soprano), paintings by Nicholas Cairns
2012; Open House and concert, Cairns studio, Michael Hersch’s Quartet “From a Closed Ward”, Blair Quartet
2012: Joan Perkes Gallery, Lambertville, PA
2012: Open House and concert, Cairns studio, Hersch music, Daniel Gaisford, cello paintings by Nicholas Cairns
2010: Open House and concert, Cairns studio, Michale Hersch’s two cello sonatas, Daniel Gaisford, cello
2009: Open house and concert, Cairns studio, Michael Hersch, Last Autumn, Jamie Hersch, horn, Daniel Gaisford, cello
2008: Open House, Cairns studio, Havertown, PA
2007: Bucks Gallery of Fine Art, Newtown, PA
2006: Five Sculptors, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College
2006: Gallery 31 North, Glen Gardner, NJ
2005: Closing Time, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College
2005: Joseph Melvin Associates, Valley Forge, PA
2003: Tower Hill School, Wilmington DE (with Nicholas Cairns)
2002: Wit Gallery, Lenox MA
2002: Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College
2000: Ericson Gallery, Philadelphia
1999: Ericson Gallery, Philadelphia
1998: Extensions: Aspects of the Figure, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT (group show)
1998: George Rochberg 80th year Celebratory Concert and show, Cairns studio
1998: Colburn Studio, Paris, France
1997: Cairns Studio, Bruce Colburn paintings
1997: Geisen, Strasbourg, France
1996: Interfaith Council on the Holocaust, Drexel University
1996: Stadtsparkasse Munchen, Munich Germany
1996: Cedarcrest College, Allentown, PA
1996: Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
1996: Cantor-Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College
1995: Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA
1995: Cairns Studio, Havertown, PA (with Marcantonio Barone, piano)
1994: Cairns Studio, Havertown, PA (with Geoffrey Michaels, violin)
1993: Grounds for Sculpture, Johnson Atelier, Mercersville, NJ
1993: Hatfield and Hatfield, Prince Street, New York
1992: The More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1990: The Expressionist Surface, Queens Museum (group show)
1988: Morris Arboretum, Chestnut Hill, PA
1988: Hatfield and Hatfield, Prince Street, New York, New York
1987: Leslie Cecil Gallery, New York
1987: Comfort Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
1986: Leslie Cecil Gallery, New York
1986: “Heads” Show, New York Studio School (group)
1984: Johnson Atelier, Mercersville, NJ
1984: Sculpture Show, Trenton Museum, Trenton, NJ (group show)
1984: The More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1983: Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
1982: Comfort Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
1980: Esmeralda Chamber, Haverford College, funded by the PA Arts Council (destroyed by Haverford College, 1988)
1979: New York Studio School, New York (with Jonathan Silver)
1979: Comfort Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
1978: Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro,
NC (with Jonathan Silver)
1976: 4 x 10 Gallery, New York (with Jonathan Silver)
1976: Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
1975: Comfort Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA (with Jonathan Silver and Bruce Gagnier)
1970: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Articles and Reviews

2011: Michael O’keefe on Christopher Cairns sculpture, http://artistprofilesproject.blogspot.com/2011/04/christopher-cairns-portrait-of-artist.html”
2006: Philadelphia Inquirer, April 9, 2006 by Victoria Donohoe, “Five Sculptors” – Agostini, Spaventa, Silver, Gagnier, Cairns.
2006: Philadelphia Inquirer, April 7, 2006 by Edith Newhall, “Five Sculptors” – Agostini, Spaventa, Silver, Gagnier, Cairns
2005: Philadelphia Inquirer, April 17, 2005, by Victoria Donohoe, “Closing Time”
2005: Review “Closing Time”, http://artistprofilesproject.blogspot.com/2009/12/christopher-cairns-2005-show-at.html
2004: Philadelphia Inquirer, September 3, 2004, by Victoria Donohoe
2003: Philadelphia Inquirer, February 23, 2003, by Victoria Donohoe
2002: Philadelphia Inquirer, April 14, 2002 by Victoria Donohoe
1996: Philadelphia Inquirer, January 28, 1996 by Victoria Donohoe
1995: Sculpture Magazine, September-October by Thomas Csaszar
1995: Art Matters, September, by Burt Wasserman
1995: Philadelphia Inquirer, July 2, 1995, by Victoria Donohoe.
1994: Philadelphia Inquirer, November 7, 1994, article on Havertown studio by Nancy Lawson, Neighbors section
1990: New York Times, July 11, 1990 by Michael Brenson (group show)]
1988: Philadelphia Inquirer, November 10, 1988, by Edward Sozanki
1988: Philadelphia Inquirer, September 30, 1988, by Charles McCurdy
1987: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 18, 1988, by Victoria Donohoe
1986: New York Times, January 24, 1986, by Michael Brenson (group show)
1985: New York Times, November 1, 1985, by Michael Brenson
1985: Artworld, November 1985, by Jonathan Silver
1984: Philadelphia Inquirer, April 21, 1984, by Victoria Donohoe
1983: Philadelphia Inquirer, June 5, 1983, by Victoria Donohoe
1982: Haverford Horizons, Spring, 1982, “Christopher Cairns’ Esmeralda Chamber,” by Porter Aichele
1982: Philadelphia Inquirer, October 10, 1982, by Victoria Donohoe
1979: ART NEWS, January, 1980, by Cynthia Nadelman
1979: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 4, 1979, by Victoria Donohoe
1975: Philadelphia Bulletin, February 9, 1975, by Nessa Forman