Jonathan Chapline

b. 1987, Waco, TX

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


Taken from collections of JPEGs sourced online, compressed cell phone photos, home interior magazines, and scenes from movies, Jonathan Chapline’s images are collaged via Photoshop to create an alternate world. This world merges real and imagined spaces, creating both a digital simulation and a documentation of space. Chapline highlights familiar, yet unlikely objects, such as a disposable cup, a household plant, or an ashtray. The objects are simplified into hard edge shapes referencing vector lines and Photoshop polygon tools on the surface of the panel. For example, gradients of raindrops painted on top of the surface in “Emulated Landscape” create the notion of a windowpane without having to describe one. This vocabulary plays into the idea of using simple marks to create larger overarching ideas.

Chapline’s first solo show with The Hole was Material Memory in November of 2018. He has participated in numerous group shows and art fairs with The Hole, as well as exhibited across the United States and internationally. Recent exhibitions include The Thousand and One Nights, curated by Maria Brito at Artual Gallery, Beirut; Material Memory at The Hole, New York; EXTRA at The Hole, New York; Reading Between the Lines at Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco. Recent art fairs with The Hole include ZONA MACO in Mexico City; UNTITLED Miami in Miami Beach; EXPO Chicago in Chicago; Contemporary Istanbul in Istanbul; VOLTA in Basel.



2010    BFA Painting, Rhode Island School of Design

2009    European Honors Program, RISD, Rome, Italy


Select Exhibitions


Art Basel Hong Kong, Nanuka Underground, Hong Kong, China

Nature Morte, The Hole, New York, NY


Plein-Air, Herzog and de Meuron Building, The Hole, Miami Beach, Fl

Virtual Window, Hawkins Ferry House, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI

Hunter Gatherer, NANZUKA, Tokyo, Japan

Art Basel Miami OVR: Miami Beach, Nanzuka Underground, Miami, FL

How ‘Bout Them Apples?, Ross Kramer Gallery, New York, NY

Global Pop Underground, Curated by Nanzuka, Parco Museum, Tokyo, Japan


UNTITLED Miami, The Hole, Miami, FL

Sunday Art Fair, The Hole, London, UK

Enter Art Fair, The Hole, Copenhagen, Denmark

Paper View, The Hole, New York, NY

Summer Fling, Kravets Wehby, New York, NY

Carry On, The Hole, Basel, CH

Post Analog Studio, The Hole, New York, NY

The Thousand and One Nights (curated by Maria Brito), Artual Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

ZONA MACO, The Hole, Mexico City, Mexico

Art Central Hong Kong, Over the Influence, Hong Kong, China


UNTITLED Miami, The Hole, Miami, FL

Material Memory, The Hole, New York, NY

EXPO Chicago, The Hole, Chicago, IL

Contemporary Istanbul, The Hole, Istanbul, NY

EXTRA, The Hole, New York, NY

VOLTA, The Hole, Basel, switzerland

Dallas Art Fair, The Hole, Dallas, TX

Living Still, Transmitter, New York, NY

Reading Between the Lines, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

Seafood Stew, Y2KGroup, New York, NY

Crate City II, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, The Hole, Los Angeles, CA

Stand Still…Still: A Still Life Show Part II, Allouche Gallery, New York, NY

#FFFFFFiguration, Nevven Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden


House Work, Victori + Mo, New York, NY Garudge Sale, Canada Gallery, New York, NY

Garudge Sale, Canada Gallery, New York, NY

The Cactus Show, Craryville, NY (curated by Dan Gratz and Letha Wilson)

Post Analog Painting II, The Hole, New York, NY


Bright Resolutions, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Lagoon, GCA, New York, NY

Emulator, Gallery 151, New York, NY

Come As You Are, Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy

Raw Power, Castor Gallery, New York, NY


Hotel California, Bushwick Open Studios, New York, NY

Dear You, Field Projects, New York, NY

Studio Jams, 75 10th Street, New York, NY


Secret Santa’s Car Key Party, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY

Line of Sight, Gallery MC, New York, NY

From: RISD In Rome: European Honors Program, Woods Gerry, Providence, RI

False Visions, Wayfarers, Brooklyn, NY

Homesickness, Glasshouse, Brooklyn, NY


WAH Bridges Bushwick, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

East End Emerging Artists, ILLE Arts, Amagansett, NY

Atmospheric Pressure, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

Happiness Comix #2, New York, NY


Interior/Exterior (constructions and collections). X Museum. Beijing, China. Acquired 2021
Dome House. ICA Miami. Miami, FL Donated 2020.