Tom Christopher – Biography

1952

born in Hollywood, California

1974
studied at Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, California

1976
studied art of painting at the Sonoma State University, California

1978
worked for Disney in Anaheim, California

1979
Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) from the Art Center College, Pasadena, California
Receives gold Record From CBS Records for artwork

1980
Works at NBC Studios in Burbank, California, USA

Exhibit design for Walter Hopps at the California Museum of Science and Industry
Drawings for Peterson Publishing
Worked with William Claxton / Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines
Editorial drawings for LA Times

1981
Moves to New York City

1982
Works for: New York Times, People, Fortune and Wall Street Journal as well as courtroom artist for CBS Network News

1983
Writes essays about Computer-art for PC Magazine and writes a book MacArt Department

1984
Paintings for ABC TV, the Olympic Games in Los Angeles
Jazz series for Polygram Records
Public TV painting for JFK – A One Man Show

1985
Reportage drawings for the Grand Prix of Las Vegas

Reportage art for St. Elisabeth’s Hospital, Washington DC

Travels with Soviet Red Army for NHL

1986 – 1997
Paintings for the New York Times, Boston Globe, Thorn EMI, Atlantic Monthly, Bertelsmann Music Group

1988
Socrates Sculpture Park, L.I.C., Sculptors Working

1990
Collaboration with Richard Bellamy, Oil and Steel Gallery, Long Island City

1993
Teaches at the Parsons School of Design, New York, USA

1995
Mural commissioned by the News Corp, Rockefeller Center, New York, USA

Absolut Christopher (print ad)

1997
White Male Rage curated by Charlie Finch, East Village NY

1998
Paints The Roseland Mural (70 x 8 m) at Times Square, New York, USA

1999
Takes part at the exhibition “New, New York Views” at the Museum of the City of New York, USA

2000
Wassermann Galerie, Munich Germany – Streets of New York

2002
Designs a snowboard collection for Burton and creates the cover for the official City Guide of New York

2004
Mural for Dassault Falcon Jet, USA
Participates in exhibits: Kunsthalle Trier and Kunsthalle Darmstadt in Germany

2005
Times Square Project, installation at The Lab Gallery and the Times Square Information Center, New York, USA

2006
Print exhibit with Lichtenstein, Warhol and Ken Price: Ward Pound Ridge, Pound Ridge, NY

2007
„Metropolis“ Installation at Conde Nast Building, NYC PerCent for Art Program

2008
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
J.N. Bartfield Gallery, 30 West 57th St. NYC

2009
“New York is Noir Again” series of black and white paintings for Galerie Tamenaga, Paris, and Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt

2010
One of the founders of Lift Trucks Project, an alternative art space in New York
Art of the Print: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut

2012
Mural for NYU Langone Medical Center, New York

Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Germany, New Works

2013
Greg Hubert Gallery, Madison Ave, NYC, City Abstracted

2014
Brill Building Project, Live in Times Square

2016
Paseo Caribe Mural Project, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2017
Montefiore Medical Center Virtual Reality Project, The Bronx, New York