American artist Colin Snapp (b. 1982 Lopez Island, Washington) consistently challenges the mediated viewing experience. Obsessively cataloguing the American landscape and the way that we access it, his photos, videos and sculpture investigate the manner we are delivered and choose to accept, an image of reality. Continually accessing the landscape (and consequently all life) through screens, we encompass ourselves in glass. Whether that be arriving within the glass windows of a charter bus, looking through a telescopic photo, or iPhone, lens or consequently en route by way of a highway and through the windscreen, Snapp reminds us that what we accept is only a mere apparition of what is actually in front of us.


Born in 1982 in Lopez Island WA, USA
Lives and works in New York NY and Los Angeles CA.


BFA The San Francisco Art Institute, CA, USA


TC00565718, Galerie Allen, Paris, France
Observatory, Alexander Levy Gallery, Berlin, France

Latitudes, Alexander Levy Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Delta, Galerie Allen, Paris, France

Jules Marquis, And Now Gallery, Dallas, USA*
IRND, Galerie Allen, Paris, France

National Charter, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
TC Studies, Unosunove Galleria, Roma, Italy

Leica Toll, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn NY, USA
Continental Drift, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn NY, USA
Panorama, Das Odeon, Vienna, Austria

Colin Snapp / Daniel Turner, Martos Gallery, New York, USA
Ill Leave You To Your Own Devices, Skylight Projects, New York, USA

Community Sculpture Seminar, Jericho Ditch, Isle of Wight, VA*
Recess Activities, Good Game, cur. Elizabeth Lovero, New York, USA
Underneath The Sea, w. Mark Borthwick, White Box Gallery, cur. Susan Ciancolo, New York, USA
South of Town, Untitled Television Show, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Alpine Meadow, ORG Contemporary, Detroit, USA*
Ski Lift, Jericho Ditch, Isle of Wight, UK


Belgrade Biennale, Belgrade, Serbia

Panorama, Basement Roma, Rome, Italy

Future Relics, MOCT, Moscow, Russia

Unboxing, Alexander Levy, Berlin, Germany

True Love Over Physics, COMA Gallery, Sydney Australia
Tell me what I Mean, To_____Bridges_____, New York, NY, USA
Curated By Etudes, Riviera, Milano, Italy

Fifi projects, Mexico City, Mexico

Freezer Burn, Hauser and Wirth, New York, USA
Eclat Attraction de la Ruine, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France*

Self Titled Space, Park, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Zelda Zonk, cur. Timothee Chaillou, Préface, Paris, France*
356 Sculptures, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, USA
Christian Rosa/Colin Snapp, Ibid Projects, 4619 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, USA
TC 00025617, Family, Los Angeles, USA

Eagles, Marlborough Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Discovering Slowness, Tranzit, nm.2, Bratislava, Slovakia
nanomacromega, (curated by Lucía Sanromán), University California San Diego, La Jolla CA, USA*
Harold Ancart/Rallou Panagiotou/Colin Snapp, Ibid Projects, London, UK
Its Endless Undoing, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, USA
Den Haag, Gallerie West, The Netherlands*

Discovering Slowness, Tabacka Cultural Center, Kosice, Slovakia
Topspin, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA*
Flash Light/Festival of Ideas, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA*
Times Square AEO LED Billboard Project, New York, USA*
Festival of Lights: America, KMG, Brooklyn, USA
Cover Version, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Yautepec Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico*
Saint Lawrence Ice, Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada*

Interiors, Us and Them, org. Parinaz Mogadassi, New York, USA*
Something, cur. Marco Antonini, Pratt Manhattan, New York, USA*
Foto>30, cur. Stefan Benchoam y Gerardo Conteras, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Macys, with Infinity Window, Triple Canopy, Brooklyn, USA*
High Fructose Painting, org. Katie Bode, Sculpture Center/Astoria Walk, New York, USA
Summer Screenings, cur. Daniel Turner, Jericho Ditch, Isle of Wight, VA
John Connelly Presents, Selections from Untitled Television Show, New York, USA
86 Forsyth, cur. Scott Keightley, QVNOXW//, New York, USA
Vessel, cur. Kenya Robinson, Brennan Courthouse, Jersey City, USA
Swipe Country, cur. Michelle Hyun, Add-Art, New York, USA*

*Collaboration with Daniel Turner as JULES MARQUIS


Leica Toll, FIAC Cinéphémère, Paris


National Charter. Published by Études Books, Paris

ID. Published by Études Books, Paris

Vista. Published by Études Books, Paris

Sydney Jonas Walk. Published by Hassla Books, New York


Viennafair artist comissions, Panorama project

Blue Ridge Trail visual arts residency, Windsor VA

San Francisco Art Institute, merit scholarship


Viennafair, Vienna Sonic Pannel Discussion
Maryland Institute College of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art, Film Symposium 1

Lopez Historical Society, Panel Discussion

Jericho Ditch, Community Sculpture Seminar

Harold Oliver Primary, Color and Field

San Francisco Art Institute, Conversation with George Kuchar


Where about now, “Interview with artist Colin Snapp” November 2019

Jeffrey Grunthaner, "Colin Snapp: Observatory at Galerie Alexander Levy", White Hot Magazine, November 2018

Spencer Everett, New Latitudes: Spencer Everett Interviews Artist Colin Snapp, White Hot Magazine, April 2017

Nicole Kaack, "Colin Snapp: In Conversation with Nicole Kaack", SFAQ International Art and Culture, 5 November 2016

Jeff Grunthaner, "City Limit at the Journal Gallery", White Hot Magazine, May 2015

OSMOS Magazine, Issue 5, pages 46-49, NV Regional, Winter 2014
Interview by ST. Dimitrakopoulos, Kennedy Magazine, Issue 2, pages 10-25, Summer 2014

Etudes Books, "Blue Book no.5", 48 pages, essay by Jeffrey Grunthaner, April 2013
Eine Magazine, Issue 5, spring/summer 2013
James Schaeffer, The Concrete Issue, Nasty Magazine, page 49, autumn 2013
Jeffrey Grunthaner, Interview on Jules Marquis, Bomb Magazine Online, February 19, 2013

"Colin Snapp, Basalt, The Journal, Issue 32, pages 120-130, December 2012
Mariana Botey, Lucía Sanromán, Engineering and its Reversals: materials, structures, seeds, aesthetics, cognition, UNWEAVE: pages 53-57, Volume I, Fall 2012
Kate Abnett, A Platform for the New Generation, The Vienna Review, page 17 September 1, 2012
Korhnha Chenna, Vienna Sonic, The Art Newspaper Russia, Cover page, September 1, 2012
Jeffrey Grunthaner, New Directions: The Art of Jules Marquis, C.S. Magazine, pages 12-16 September 1, 2012, ill
Andrew Russeth, Colin Snapp Debuts Video at New Journal Gallery,,  April 12, 2012
Sam Cate Gumpert, Continental Drift, Mono-Kulture, March 6, 2012
Alison Martin, Continental Drift, The Examiner, March 26th, 2012

Jules Marquis, The Journal, Issue 31, page 125, December 2011
Fionn Meade, Sydney Jonas Walk, Hassla Publishing, edition of 500, October 8th, 2011
Andrew Russeth, Colin Snapp and Daniel Turner at Martos, 16 Miles of String, July 29, 2011
Jacob Brown, Now Showing Colin Snapp Daniel Turner, New York Times T Magazine,  June 30, 2011
Katherine Krause, Tin Roof Rusted, Dossier Journal, June 30, 2011
Interview with Sam Cate Gumpert, Here and Now, Mono-Kulture, June 30, 2011
Interview with Kate Donnelly, Jules Marquis, From the Desk Of, June 29, 2011
Logan Jones, Colin Snapp / Daniel Turner, Bullet Magazine, June 28, 2011
Jacob Brown, Timely, The New York Times Style Magazine, Summer, 2011
Cali Bagby, Art From Urban to Rural Life, Islands Weekly, cover pages 4-6, June 8 2011
Decade Issue/Classified Ads, An Art Newspaper, May 2011
N. Schwarz, Ao on-site, Art Observed, April 22, 2011
AbraK48Dabra, K48, Edition no. 8, December 2011
Jacob Brown, Video Exclusive, The New York Times T magazine, January 17, 2011
Flaunt magazine, Cover Version, Flaunt Staff, January 2011

Katherine Krause, Skylight projects, Dossier Journal, September 2010
Aron Lake Smith, Chinatowns long tendrils,? The New York Observer, June 2010
Géraldine Ancri & Emilie Lauriola, Reel Ten, WOW Magazine, May 2010
Alexander Wolf, A tour of LMCC, Art Info, May 2010
A Sunday with Susan Cianciolo, Dis Magazine, March 2010
Interview with Kenya Robison, The Dialogue, Eyebeam, January 2010

Jeremy Snapp, Northwest Legacy, Volume one, October 2007