Chris Haberman

Chris Haberman is a working writer, painter and musician native to the Portland area. He has shown artwork around town for the last 5 years. Aside from painting, he has published poetry, journalism and fiction; being awarded the Tom Doulis Fiction award, the Wilma Morrison award for excellence in journalism and is a member to the Academy of American Poets. "All of my artwork is created on found (post-consumer materials) objects, given or found on the streets and alleyways of Portland, OR, a discarded cabinet door, a table top or the occasional battered street sign quickly becomes the backdrop for a integrated puzzle of human figures. The multitude of images pushed together with words, objects and figures reflects the complexity of our modern life. The images created are 'folk-art' in nature, a spontaneous layering of bright color and art material (paint, glue, charcoal, ink pen, oil stik, lipstick, etc. ) reflecting people, politics, the region, pop-culture, media, music, film and literature."