Though representational in nature, Chris Hood’s paintings, sculptures, and drawings reflect an understanding of abstraction where personal and social imagery collide in the twenty-first century. Combining traditional techniques with a digital vocabulary, his work features images culled from American counterculture, art history, and mass media rendered abstract by translation. Hood invests the evocative physicality of his paintings with themes of identity, memory, and loss. His artwork hints at challenges to the idea of static perspective while pointing to larger questions concerning the role of images and contemporary painting. Hood has mounted solo exhibitions at Praz Delavallade (Los Angeles), Lyles & King (New York), MIER Gallery (Los Angeles) and Galerie Bernard Ceysson (Paris). Group exhibitions include The Zuckerman Museum of Art, Venus Over Los Angeles (Los Angeles), CANADA (New York), Saatchi Gallery (London), and Jack Hanley (New York). Hood's work has been featured in Art in America, Elephant, Mousse, The Art Newspaper, Time Out New York, and New American Paintings. He holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and works in both Los Angeles and New York.