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Christopher Pelley

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Born in Pittsburgh PA (USA) to canadian parents and raised in New England, Pelley attended Syracuse University and received his BFA summa cum laude from Arizona State University.  He  has traveled extensively across Europe, India, North Africa, Mexico and China and now divides his time between NYC and Rome, Italy.  Christopher Pelley's paintings reflect these diverse cultural and geographical experiences in the interplay between fact and fiction, identity and history.  Julie Sasse, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Tucson Museum of Art (Tucson AZ) has written: “richly painted and abundant with metaphoric imagery, the works are not only aesthetically pleasing but intellectually complex”.   Critic Joyce B Korotkin adds “[Pelley] forces the past and present to co-exist on the same plane echoing the manner in which successive civilizations rise and fall on top of one another.”

Christopher has exhibited in, among other places, New York, Toronto, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Budapest and Beijing.  His work has been acquired by public and private collections including the Austin Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, The Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina and the Hechinger Collection -Tools as Art in Washington, DC.


Recent Exhibits

Christopher Pelley participated in these exhibits:

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