"I think I have a rock in my shoe" at Park and Rec pc: Carly Ealey

"I think I have a rock in my shoe" at Park and Rec pc: Carly Ealey

San Diego based artist, Christopher Konecki loves writing about himself in the 3rd person. 

Konecki is self-taught and constantly experimenting. He is known for completing large scale aerosol murals, fine artwork including paintings and miniature sculptures, as well as various public and private site specific installations. Konecki's work is explorative of social consciousness, generally irreverent, and focused on subjects that are both serious and absurd. His use of found and 'repurposed' objects in his work advocates the reassessment of typical ideals of function and beauty. Elements of nature often collide with harsh urban landscapes and elements of street art and graffiti, symbolizing the ongoing struggle between the harmonious coexistence of these two competing monumental forces. 

In the last five years of his professional art career, Konecki has exhibited in galleries throughout Southern California. His expanded work includes participation in international mural festivals in New Zealand, Canada, and Mexico. In 2015, Konecki completed the largest mural in San Diego covering 9,500 sqft of the 7-story parking structure at 707 Broadway. Konecki is responsible for the curation of tentpole events in the San Diego art scene such as Warehouse 1425 and the ongoing curation of the event space SILO in Makers Quarter which has resulted in nearly 100 murals. Konecki also co-founded Cohort Collective with a small group of well-known dedicated artists that continue to produce live art events and exhibitions in San Diego and beyond. Alongside non-profit organizations Pangeaseed Foundation and Surfrider Foundation, Cohort Collective co-curated Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans San Diego 2016 creating over 20 large scale public artworks that promoted various pressing environmental concerns. Konecki’s installation work may be viewed in numerous establishments, including Oxford Social Club at the Pendry Hotel San Diego, The Container Yard DTLA, Waypoint Public Restaurants, Park and Rec, Silo in Makers Quarter, Hub Marketplace, Form15 and the Arts Center of San Diego.

 

Murals | Installations

 

Asics x Branded Arts | Los Angeles, CA | 2017

Oxford Social Club | San Diego, CA | 2016

The Container Yard | Los Angeles, CA | 2016

Sea Walls: San Diego | PangeaSeed x Cohort Collective | San Diego, CA | 2016

HUB Marketplace | San Diego, CA | 2016

College View Apartments | San Diego, CA | 2016

Arts n' Amps | Karl Strauss x Cohort Collective | San Diego, CA | 2016

Cass Corridor | 1xRun | Detroit, MI | 2016

Danwood | Windsor, CA | 2016

Sea Walls: Toronto | PangeasSeed x Love Letters Projects | Toronto, CA | 2016

Festival Inspire | Moncton, CA | 2016

Neon Desert Music Festival | El Paso, TX | 2016

707 Broadway | Conference Room | San Diego, CA | 2016

San Diego Tattoo Supply | collaboration with Sergio Hernandez | San Diego, CA | 2016 

Sea Walls: New Zealand | PangeaSeed x AAINZ | Napier, NZ | 2016 

Silo in Makers Quarter | Collaboration with Carly Ealey | San Diego, CA | 2016 

TI:ME at Montecillo | El Paso, TX | 2016

Art Basel | En Masse collaboration wall | Miami, FL | 2015

707 Broadway | Largest Mural in San Diego | San Diego, CA | 2015

Park and Rec | Installation and Mural | San Diego, CA | 2015

Sea Walls: Cozumel | PangeaSeed x World Destination Arts | Cozumel, MX | 2015

Community at Carnegie | San Diego, CA | 2015

Arts Center | San Diego, CA | 2015

Alexandria Real Estate Headquarters | San Diego, CA | 2015 

The Local PB | San Diego, Ca | 2015

Sea Walls: San Diego | PangeaSeed | San Diego, CA | 2014

Common Theory | San Diego, CA | 2014 

Waypoint Public | San Diego, CA | 2014

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

Apathesis | Gabba Gallery | Los Angeles, CA | 2017

Destination: Lost | Subtext Gallery | San Diego, CA | 2014

Quintessentially Californian | Thumbprint Gallery | La Jolla, CA | 2012

 

Group Exhibitions

 

Flourish | Thinkspace Gallery x Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum | Mesa, AZ | 2017

Exploring the New Contemporary Movement | POW! WOW! x Thinkspace Gallery | Honolulu Museum of Art School | 2017

It Was All a Dream | CAVE Gallery | Venice, CA | 2017

Kaaboo Art | Kaaboo Music Festival | Del Mar, CA | 2016

Tiny | Subtext Gallery x Cohort Collective | 2016

Parallel | Cohort Collective | San Diego, CA | 2016 

Our Lady | Trustworthy LTD. | San Diego, CA | 2015

Reclaim the Future | PangeaSeed x Cohort Collective | Del Mar, CA 2015

Cannibal Flower | Los Angeles, CA | 2015

Creative Block | Cohort Collective  | San Diego, CA | 2015

Gangsters and Geniuses | Rare Form | San Diego, CA | 2015 

Cohort Cult-Lective | Disconnected Salon | San Diego, CA 2015

Barf Party | Jett Gallery | San Diego, CA | 2013

SILO in Makers Quarter | Event Space | San Diego, CA | 2013

SPACE-SNA | Pop-Up Show | Santa Ana, CA | 2013

Konecki x Cody Lusby | Curbside Gallery | Santa Ana, CA | 2013

WAREHOUSE1425 | Pop-Up Show | San Diego, CA | 2013

OAC Art For Awareness | Thinkspace Gallery | Culver City, CA 2013

Parachute Factory | Pop-Up Show | San Diego, CA | 2013

End of the Beginning | Artlab Studios | San Diego, CA | 2013

Konecki x Keegan Onefoot | Hellion Gallery | Portland, OR | 2012

Commerce of Compulsion | Voz Alta Project Gallery | 2012

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You | Thumbprint Gallery |  San Diego, CA | 2011

Kind Lines | Quiksilver Soho Store Display | New York, NY | 2009

 

 

Curator

 

Sea Walls: San Diego | PangeaSeed x Cohort Collective | San Diego, CA | 2016

Arts n' Amps | Karl Strauss x Cohort Collective | San Diego, CA | 2016

Parallel | Cohort Collective | San Diego, CA | 2016 

Creative Block | Cohort Collective at Silo | San Diego, CA | 2015

SILO in Makers Quarter | Event Space | San Diego, CA | 2013- 2016

 SPACE-SNA | Pop-Up Show | Santa Ana, CA | 2013

WAREHOUSE1425 | Pop-Up Show | San Diego, CA | 2013

End of the Beginning | Artlab Studios | San Diego, CA | 2013

Commerce of Compulsion | Voz Alta Project Gallery | 2012