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. Ammon's solo exhibitions include Palm Trees and City Debris, Texas State University Gallery, San Marcos, TX (2022), Inheritance at The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX (2020), and Maintenance at Art League Houston (2019), as well as two solo exhibitions at Inman Gallery (2021, 2018). Her work was recently included in Urban Impressions: Experiencing the Global Contemporary Metropolis, Moody Center For the Arts, Rice University, Houston, TX (2022) and The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston (2022). An artist book is included in the upcoming Book Arts of Houston, a survey of book arts in Houston opening Saturday, April 22, at The Printing Museum, Houston.



Ammon lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.