Born and raised in New Rochelle, New York, Chris evolved her work over the past two decades in her private studio in Vienna, Virginia. Her neutral palette conveys organic and modern elements such as metal, wood and stone, while her minimal paint marks preserve their stories. Chris’ work has produced a variety of series over the years, all with the common thread of providing evocative moments to her viewers. Her work can be found in both private and corporate collections.
ARTIST STATEMENT: "I paint to explore the intersection of personal authenticity and its interaction in the natural world. For me, painting is mystical and flows intuitively from inspiration that links my mind and heart together. Informed by my love of natural and inorganic objects and their minimal simplicity, my recent paintings honor the beauty and peaceful subtlety of these forms with a neutral palette and raw, minimal mark making.
My intention is to provide evocative art that changes the energy of its surroundings and enables observers to form their own relationship with the work. My practice is complete when I leave nothing off of the canvas, but the tension between the negative space and paint feels entirely profound."