2021 - Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA - Featured Artist
2022 - Newport Biennial, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI - 2nd Place Award
2022 - Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA - Showcase Spotlight
2022 - Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA - Solo Feature "Sill Life"
2023 - Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA - "Contemporary New England Painters"
From Arch Enemy Arts: With brilliant specificity and careful technique, Mott’s paintings are
meticulously rendered through endless layers of oil glazing. By simply replicating the crisp transparency of a
dragonfly's wing, or the iridescence of a blue bottle’s delicate exoskeleton, his seamless photorealism presents a
deceptive ease. A style that was immediately born at the beginning of the artist’s mere 6 years in painting,
Chil attributes this unique subject as more happenstance than being contrived.
A body of work that has become an unlikely continuation, the series grows:
“I started out with one portrait of a wasp that had met its end trapped inside the back door.
I had no intentions of doing a series, much less 25 (so far) but I was quickly drawn into the grisly world of insect life,
death, and decay. I was initially looking for a subject that would allow me to explore whichever direction
I wanted to take my painting, but it feels as if the subject has directed me more than I have guided it. Like most subject matter,
the further I dig into it the more potential seems to appear. Some possibilities are more compositional, some emotional
and some more direct. The longer I examine the more I find myself identifying with these bugs. I'm trying to decamp from
the repressive cobwebs in my brain.”
-- writeup by Alexander Medlin II
Chil was born in New Hampshire and spent his youth
in the northeast.
He began working with Greenwood Associates in 1992 as a freelance illustrator and all around lackey.
In 1997 he became a full time art director and designer.
He has been painting since 2016.
He resides on Sakonnet land in RI with his paramour and four rescue dogs.
contact : burner(at)chilmott.com