Chase Langford

Chase Langford (born 1960, Pontiac, Michigan) is a Los Angeles-based American contemporary painter known for his paintings, inspired by geography and maps.[1][2][3][4]


Langford attended the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and studied cartography.[5][6]


After graduation he started working with the Geography department of UCLA as their staff cartographer.[7] Using his cartographic expertise he took geographic forms and filled the shapes in with colorful and expressive brushwork. These “map-paintings” were featured in the book ‘The Map as Art, Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography’.[8] Langford gradually departed from using exact cartographic representation to fully abstract and expressionist works. Langford started to sell his painting in his home and studio at invite only events. In 2011 he was contacted by San Diego based artist Amber George who invited him to take part in a group show she was curating at the Susan Eley. After taking part in a few more group shows Amber George help Langford put together his first solo show.[1]


Langford’s work is primarily oil paintings on canvas or wood panel.[9] Some include metallic paints containing bronze or aluminum.[10] There is also some work on paper.[11]


Langford’s work is in the collection of a few celebrities, hotels and museums, including[12]:

  • Magic Johnson[12][13]
  • The Saudi Royal Family[12]
  • Paris Hotel Las Vegas[12]
  • Caesars Palace Hotel Las Vegas[12]
  • The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Austin, Texas[12]
  • Monique Lhuillier[12][7]
  • Pete Sampras[7]
  • Four Seasons in Hong Kong[12][7]
  • The Long Beach Museum of Art[14]
  • Nordstrom Stores[7]


Langford’s work has been exhibited in many galleries, including[15]:

  • Eisenhauer Gallery, Edgartown, MA[16]
  • Foster/White Gallery in Seattle, WA[12][17][18][19]
  • Susan Eley Fine Art, New York City[20][21][22]
  • Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art, Charlotte, NC[23][7]
  • Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA[24]
  • Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA[25]


His work has been featured in Metropolitan Home,[26] and Huffington Post[27] and Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine.[28]


  1. ^ a b "Interview with artist Chase Langford of Susan Eley Fine Art". Blasting News. 2017-03-31. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  2. ^ "'Of All the Gin Joints' | Bruce Bibby". Palm Springs Life. 2016-01-13. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  3. ^ "Chase Langford Paintings Born In Cartography | Mutantspace". 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  4. ^ "Chase Langford. Geo+Morphic". Wall Street International. 2014-12-02. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  5. ^ "ARTIST CHASE LANGFORD: CARTOGRAPHY EMBEDDED IN HIS PAINTINGS" (PDF). Eisenhauergallery. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Work of Art". The VoiceAmerica Talk. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "CHASE LANGFORD". Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  8. ^ "The Map as Art". Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  9. ^ "Susan Eley Fine Art : Exhibition : MAKING THEIR MARK [Mark]". Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  10. ^ "Susan Eley Fine Art : Artist : Chase Langford [Langford]". Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  11. ^ "Chase Langford - 157 Artworks, Bio & Shows on Artsy". Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Chase Langford". Saatchi Art. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  13. ^ "CHASE LANGFORD". Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  14. ^ "Artworks in Two New Contemporary LBMA Exhibits Capture California Vibrancy • the Hi-lo". Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  15. ^ "Chase Langford • Posner Fine Art". Posner Fine Art. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  16. ^ "Opening Reception: Seen and Imagined". Martha's Vineyard Calendar. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  17. ^ admin. "Apr – May 2018 Washington Vignettes – Preview Magazine". Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  19. ^ "Elearnore Joan Langford". Mlive. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  20. ^ "New York Art Guide November 2014". artnet News. 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  21. ^ "Susan Eley Fine Art : Exhibition : Found in Translation [117]". Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  22. ^ "Susan Eley Fine Art : Exhibition : MAKING THEIR MARK [Mark]". Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  23. ^ "Charlotte Arts '18-19: Visual arts". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  24. ^ "Mythopoetic | Coagula Curatorial | Artsy". Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  25. ^ Wilde, Margarita. "Topophilia: A Sense of Place, a Sense of Feeling". Kirkland Arts Center. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  26. ^ "Frolic Room in Metropolitan Home". Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  27. ^ "Chase Langford Featured by Huffington Post". Retrieved 2019-11-08.
  28. ^ "press/events | ChaseLangford". Retrieved 2019-11-08.

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