Charis Ammon (born 1992, Dallas, TX) paints images she encounters as she moves through her urban landscape, and the scenes she chooses to paint are often defined by flux: construction sites, urban development, and concrete. Ammon has said, “we sculpt the earth and space around us with our hands, machines, and ideas, and in turn, our environment shapes us and our behavior. I recognize myself in this flux.” The resultant paintings are fragments of Ammon’s lived experience, and they represent a marriage between her urban environment and her own inner mental and emotional landscape.
Charis Ammon graduated from Texas State University with a BFA in Painting, and she completed her MFA in Painting at The University of Houston in May 2018. In 2017, she participated in the DUST Residency Program in Marfa, TX. Ammon was featured in a solo exhibition, Still Hot in the Shade, at Inman Gallery, Houston, TX, in 2018, and exhibited at the Project Gallery at the University of Houston in a solo show, Rhythm: Works on Paper, in 2018. Ammon's solo exhibitions also include Maintenance at Art League Houston in 2019, and Inheritance at The Old Jail Art Center in Albany, TX, in 2020. She was recently included in Moving Still, a group show at San Jacinto College North (2020). Ammon was a Hunting Art Prize Finalist in 2016, and her work is included in the permanent collection of The University of Houston.
Ammon lives and works in Houston, TX.