Artist Milano Chow has created a signature style by using the elemental medium of graphite pencil, creating drawings that are jarringly realistic even while her use of space and scale—and unusual references to architecture—put them well outside the realm of the real. In fact, her drawings are often collage-like in nature, consisting of multiple frames within the frame. Ceiling Plan With Walls is a fantastic example of the artist’s subject: What could easily be a computer-generated blueprint of a Roman Catholic church is, upon closer inspection, pencil on paper, rendered delicately by hand.


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Milano Chow (b.1987) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BA from Barnard College, New York in 2009 and completed a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013. She has had solo exhibitions at Galleria Acappella, Naples; Mary Mary, Glasgow, UK; and Young Art, Los Angeles.

In addition to forthcoming group exhibitions at Crystal Bridges, Bentonville, AR and Drawing Room London & Modern Art Oxford, UK, Chow’s work has been included in recent group shows at Andrehn-Shiptjenko, Stockholm; Michael Benevento, Los Angeles; and Romeo, New York. In 2017, Chow was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Artforum, Frieze, and Art in America.

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Ceiling Plan with Walls (Checkerboard), 2018
Graphite, ink, flashe, and photo transfer on paper
Work: 12 x 9 in (30.48 x 22.86 cm)
Frame: 14.25 x 11.33 x 1.5 in (36.2 x 28.78 x 3.81 cm)
Courtesy of artist and Chapter NY
Estimate $2,000
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Ceiling Plan with Walls (Checkerboard)
  • Dimensions
    12 x 9 in (30.48 x 22.86 cm)