Chip Southworth

State of the Union
Oil, enamel on panel.
30" X 30"
2017
Barry O' Sez Let U.S. Ride
Oil, enamel, graphite, carbon, and ink on birch panel
36" X 36"
2018
Black Lives Period
Oil, enamel
30" X 30"
2017
Black is the new Black
30" X 30"
2017
To Kill A Mockingbird
Oil, enamel on panel.
30" X 30"
2017
Color Blind
Oil, enamel on panel.
30" X 30"
2017

EDUCATION

BA University of North Florida

SOLO EXHIBITION
2016
Signs of Life, BREW Historic Five Points, Jacksonville, FL
2014
Jacksonville Now & Then Murals (exterior) the Marble Bank Jacksonville, FL
2014
TEDx Jacksonville, Exhibit of personal effects and art confiscated by Sheriff’s Office.
2013
Works by Chip Southworth: Grand Opening of Jax Chamber of Commerce, twenty-one pieces
2013
Deeper: New Pieces by Chip Southworth; Space:Eight Gallery, Saint Augustine, Florida.
2012
Changes: The Art of Chip Southworth, DVA Gallery Artist Series, Jacksonville, Florida.

Chip Southworth is an art advocate and a critically acclaimed studio artist whose work is collected nationally, has exhibited extensively throughout Florida, from Art Basel in Miami to the Cummer Museum in Jacksonville and has produced for several commercial clients that include national campaigns.


In 2014, Chip captured the imagination of Jacksonville when the city council failed to pass a human rights ordinance. Taking to the streets as “Keith Haring’s Ghost,” he anonymously painted Keith Haring-inspired pieces on public utility boxes in the dark of night. The street art sparked conversation and controversy, culminating in a raid on his home and police taking the artist into custody and spurring an unprecedented amount of public dialogue and support. After which he gave a TED talk on the project and worked with City representatives that resulted in the City of Jacksonville changing 18 laws and ordinances prohibiting art in the the city landscape.