“I began my career as a Set Designer at Universal Studios in the art department. I went on to become an Art Director and over the span of 33 years worked on many wonderful films and television shows, both set designing and art directing at the major film studios. In the last few years, I have studied at the local art academies in the Los Angeles area, first painting, then, as the classes became available, sculpture. I have had the privilege to study with some extraordinary sculptors during that time, which helped to set the direction of my current work approach. I am now working full time in my studio, focusing on contemporary portraiture. The experience of looking at art is rich with mystery, wonder, and curiosity. The artist is in a unique position, one of creating a work of art that can stir any one of these emotions within us as viewers and mine the potential of connecting with our own humanity. In starting a sculpture, I look for a moment through gesture that will resonate with the potential of evolving into something that has deeper meaning, which will be discovered as the piece develops. I work from the model, but I am not interested in copying what is in front of me. I emphasize rhythms, subtle gestural notes, and facial expressions to create a presence, a life that brings to the viewer a connection to the emotion that develops as the work evolves. I want to offer sculpture that, when viewed, allows us to recognize the elusive nature of our selves. Ultimately each sculpture must have its own unique presence that is visceral and introspective.” —Christopher
Christopher studied painting and drawing at Otis Parsons School of Art, Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and California Art Institute under Neil Boyle, Andrew Burward-Hoy and Jeremy Lipking, and studied sculpture in the private studio of David Simon.
2007 Annual Beverly Hills Art Show – Beverly Hills, CA – Awarded 1st place in the sculpture category
2012 California Art Club Gold Medal Show – Western Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, CA – Awarded Gold medal for best sculpture
2013 American Women Artist Annual Juried Show – Tubac, AZ.
2013 California Art Club Gold Medal Show – Fisher Art Museum Los Angeles, CA
2014 California Art Club Gold Medal Show – Western Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, CA – Awarded Gold medal for best sculpture
2015 William Rolland Gallery – Californian Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA
2016 Kwan Fong Gallery – Californian Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA – Two person show “Beautiful People”
2016 California Art Club Gold Medal Show – Western Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, CA – Awarded Gold medal for best sculpture