Christopher is an Artist, Designer, and Educator living in Milwaukee after periods in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Pittsburgh. He received an MFA in Painting from Northern Illinois University, and a BFA in Visual Communication Design from University of Dayton. In addition to teaching Portfolio Design at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning he teaches Introduction to Typography at Peck School of the Arts. He also serves on the Board of Directors for AIGA Wisconsin as the Chair of Design For Good.
With an attraction to wicked problems facing humanity, Christopher’s professional work explores and promotes long-term thinking. In 2015 he Co-founded and was Creative Director of Waxwood, an architecture and design research studio in Philadelphia. Since the start of 2016 he has worked to create a hyperobject through an unending series of daily works on paper, connecting people around the planet seemingly separated by time and space.
Christopher has taken his studio practice to artist residencies in Iceland, Ireland, and Maryland. His work has been exhibited internationally at institutions such as The Woodmere Art Museum, The Barnes Foundation, James Oliver Gallery, Portrait Society Gallery, The Drawing Hub, Berlin, and the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, and he regularly delivers visiting artist lectures on his research.
MFA , Northern Illinois University
BFA, University of Dayton
Special Topics: Portfolio Design
Introduction to Typography (Peck School of the Arts)