Gallery Hours: Fridays 2-6 PM
Saturdays & Sundays 1-5 PM
Admission is always free.


Terry Chatkupt: A Year

Terry Chatkupt: A Year
Dates: Friday, Jan 26, 2024 -
Sunday, Jun 16, 2024

Gallery Hours: Fridays 2-6 PM
Saturdays & Sundays 1-5 PM
Admission is always free.

Exhibition Opening: Jan 28, 2024
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Now extended through June! This exhibition of recent artwork by Pasadena-based artist Terry Chatkupt uses the vast, wild terrain of the San Gabriel Mountains as a backdrop and inspiration. Referring to the year under lockdown, A Year investigates the complex relationships between natural and built environments, outdoors and indoors, and the emotional effects of navigating between these dualities from the point of view of Chatkupt and his young children. The exhibition's video, photography, atmospheric music, and installation works extend this investigation to the complicated, caring, and often magical relationships between parent and child, focusing on the complexities of life during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.




About the Artist
Terry Chatkupt is a Los Angeles-based visual artist, filmmaker, and musician. He received a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2004 and attended the Skowhegan artist residency program in 2003. Chatkupt’s videos, installations, and photography have been exhibited at LAXART (Los Angeles), Jerome Zodo Contemporary (Milan, Italy), REDCAT (Los Angeles), and Harris Lieberman (New York).

Screenings of Chatkupt’s film/video work have been included in programs at numerous venues including MoMA (New York), Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci (Prato, Italy), Seattle Art Museum, Art Basel Miami Beach Video Lounge 2007, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

K-12 Field Trips Booking Now

Armory Teaching Artists will tour your K-12 students through Terry Chatkupt's exhibition, where they'll learn about its concepts and themes through inquiry-based, interactive activities. Then, our Teaching Artists will lead your students through an artmaking activity related to what they learned about the exhibition. Every student will make their own artwork to bring home.


Exhibition Guides

Visitor guides are available as downloadable PDFs. Prior to your visit, you can download the Gallery Guide or Family Guide with information about the exhibition and activities that correspond to the artworks in the exhibition. Paper copies are also available onsite at our gallery desk.

Our Gallery Guide provides the checklist of all the artworks in the exhibition. Our Family Guide includes various art-making activities to do in our gallery or at home and is fun for children and inner children alike. Family Guides are available for anyone and are specially made for kids to have a deeper dive into the artwork. These documents are in both English and Spanish.



Mental Health

This exhibition sheds light on the impact the pandemic has on the mental health of the artist’s children, which inspired us to connect with mental health organizations and provide resources for all ages, especially kids and teens. View our resource document. Want to add a resource? Please email Milly J. Correa Hernandez, Armory Senior Communications Manager, at Thank you!


Banner Image: Terry Chatkupt, Untitled (sometimes-48), 2022, archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist.

Lead support for all Armory programs comes from the Los Angeles Arts Recovery Fund and the Perenchio Foundation. Generous support for Armory programs is provided by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. Armory Center for the Arts is a member of and supported by the Los Angeles Visual Arts (LAVA) Coalition.


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