RECEPTION: Saturday, May 9, 7-10pm
Chance Dunlap was born and raised near Lubbock, Texas, where big skies, cotton fields, and rural experiences have shaped his life and work. While in high school, his family moved to Sherman, Texas, where, in the summer of 2003, he made his first sculpture the backyard of his parents’ house – deciding instantly to become a practicing artist. Humble beginnings and a complete lack of art exposure gave him a voracious appetite for all things art-related. Dunlap completed his undergraduate work at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma, just north of the Texas/Oklahoma border, earned a MFA in Sculpture from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and currently teaching 3-D design as well as sculpture at South Eastern Oklahoma State University. The artist’s work continues to take clues from his rural roots, experiences, and personal interests.