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Carl T. Chew​

Born: 1948, Urbana, IL 

Seattle, WA

(206) 455-0671


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2000 Teaching Certification, Pacific Oaks NW, Endorsements: PreK, K-8, K-12 (Science, Art, Math)

1975 MFA Printmaking and Video, University of Washington

1969 BS Zoology, University of Washington

Work in Collections

Brooklyn Museum, NYC, NY

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, WA


Honors and Awards


1997 Best of Show Award, National Marketing Communications Awards Program, The Society for     Marketing Professional Services

1993 Distinguished Speaker, Entrepreneur Program, University of Southern California, School of Business

1992 Distinguished Lecturer, Georgetown University, School of Business, Washington, D.C.

1988 Artist Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts

1986 "Award of Merit", American Landscape Architects, Co-design of I-90 Water Basin Artworks

1976 20th National Print Award, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY


Selected One Person Exhibitions


"Non Sequitur", This Is BONFIRE Gallery, Seattle, WA, October, November 2021

“Philatelic Life”. Virginia Inn, Seattle WA, July 2016

 “C. T. Chew”, Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA, January 1994

"Too Live Chew", Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA, January, 1991

"C.T. 'C'elects", Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA, September-October, 1990 

"Documents Northwest", Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, March 3-April 24, 1988

"Le Extinction des Artes", Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA, 1983

"Medieval Massage Parlor", Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA, September, 1980

"Prehistoric Post Office", Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA, September, 1979 

"Stamps", The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, May, 1978

"Video Dig", and/or, Seattle, WA, 1977 



Selected Group and Invitational Exhibitions


“Cavellini Centennial”, Brescia and Venice, Italy, October 2014

“The SECREt eXCHANGE,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia June-August 2011, National   Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, November 2011 – February 2012

“H.R. Fricker’s MOMA: Museum of Mail Art,” Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Kartause Ittingen, Warth,   Switzerland, October-November 2011

“Seattle As Collector,” Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, May-October 2011

"Lasting Impressions: Eight Seattle Print Artists," Fisher Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA,   July-August 1995

"Raven Brings Light to this House of Stories", permanent installation of artwork by Carl

 Chew, Mare Blocker, Ron Hilbert Coy, and J.T. Stewart in the Allen Library, University of

Washington, Dedication November 17, 1994.  funded through the State of Washington Arts Commission

"The Art of Microsoft", Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 1993

"Watercolor, Watercolor", Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA, Summer 1990

"One Hundred Years of Washington Art", The Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, 19891990

"High Tech/High Touch: Computer Graphics in Printmaking", Pratt Institute, Manhattan Gallery, NYC, NY,   Nov.16-Dec30, 1987, then traveling show

"Gene Baro Collects", The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1983

"Ralph Doid City Planner", Seattle Municipal Bldg., Seattle, WA, 1981

"Electroworks", International Museum of Modern Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY,     and The Cooper Hewitt Museum, 1979, 1980

"Eight West Coast Printmakers", The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1978. 

"Thirty-four Prints from Seattle- Six Triangle Artists", Center for the Visual Arts, Anchorage, AK, 1977

"Thirty Years of American Printmaking", The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY 1976

"Los Angeles Printmaking Society Exhibition", Los Angeles, CA, 1975   


Professional and Community Affiliations


2008 – 2010 Eckstein Middle School Building Leadership Team, Chair 2009/10

2002 – 2004 Graham Hill Elementary Building Representative, Seattle Education Association

1995 Founding Member of Rugmark Nepal, working to end child labor

1989 – 1992 Commissioner, City of Seattle Arts Commission

1991 – 1992 AIDS Housing of Washington/Bailey-Boushay House Art Committee, Seattle, WA

1988 The Orcas Conference: Creative Support for the Creative Artist, Orcas Island, WA

1983 – 1986 and/or, Board of Directors, Seattle 1980 Seattle Early Education Center, Board President


Employment History

2006 – 2010 Seattle Public Schools Middle School science teacher

2004 – 2005 Self-employed visual artist,

2004 – 2005 Seattle Public Schools substitute teacher

2001 – 2004 Seattle Public Schools 4-5 teacher, Graham Hill Elementary School

2000 – 2001 Seattle Public Schools substitute teacher

1985 – 2000 Founded and directed The Contemporary Carpet Center, Kathmandu, Nepal 1989 – 1990 Public Schools/Public Art, Washington State Arts Commission

1988 Artists Unlimited, Artist in Residence, Edmonds Community College, Edmonds, WA  1984 – 1986 State of Washington Dept. of Transportation, City of Seattle, I-90 Design Team 1976 – 1999 Self-employed as a visual artist and musician.  


Selected Bibliography 

Pangolin’s Revenge, C.T. Chew, Rod Summers, Blurb, 2021

Gone Fishin’, C.T. Chew, E.F. Higgins III, Blurb, 2016

Triangle Post, C.T. Chew, Lulu, 2012

50 Northwest Artists, Bruce Guenther, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1983, pp.36-37 The Complete Printmaker, John Ross, Clare Romano, Tim Ross, The Free Press, 1989

Carl T. Chew, Seattle Artist, Interview with Noah Adams, All Things Considered, NPR,

   December 1, 1992, Listen Here.
timbres d' artistes, Musee de la Poste, pp. 54-55, 1993

Postmodern Currents, Margot Lovejoy, UMI Press, 1989

Computers & Weaving, Kenneth O'Connell, School Arts, pp. 24-25, April 1995

Shopping for Art and Antiques with Jean Jongeward, Michael Frank, Architectural Digest, p.p.104-131,         November, 1994

Into the Whirlpool (Filter) with Stamp Maker C.T. Chew, Eileen Gunn, Aldus Magazine, p.p. 27-31 and cover,    September, 1993

Rug Maker to the Planets, Robin Fields, Metropolis, December 1992, pp. 26-27

Computerized Marks of the Hand, Michael Haggerty,  Computer Graphics and Applications, November   1991, p. 9

Dialog", Chew, Ritchie, Sato, Visions, Spring 1991, pp.18-24

Studio: Fine View, Kay Larson, Village Voice, September 17, 1980

New Techniques, Akira Kurosaki, Bijutso Techo, Japan, November 1979

Notes from the Underground, Diana Loevy, Audio-Visual Communications, November, 1977

Video Art in the Northwest, Victor Ancona, Videography, October, 1977 

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