Chad States' (Philadelphia, PA) work investigates issues of masculinity, sexuality, intimacy and queer culture in a rapidly changing cultural landscape. Primarily photographic, States work goes further than merely documenting a situation or occurrence Rather, his work invites the viewer to participate in an intimate way, be it voyeurism, curiosity or something else all together.
States earned a BA from Evergreen State College and an MFA from Tyler School of Art. States was an Artist in Residence at Light Work in the summer of 2009 and received the Emerging Artist Fellowship for the Delaware Division of the arts in 2008. His work has been exhibited at venues nationwide including Hous Projects, New York; Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle; and FLUXspace, Philadelphia, among others. His works are part of the permanent collections of Light Work in Syracuse, New York well as the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. States currently lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.