Chris Arnold was born in Columbia, Missouri in 1977. He earned a B.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 2002, and an M.F.A. in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007. Currently, Chris Arnold is an award winning Chicago based artist who is represented worldwide, and is an Assistant Professor (tenure track) at Columbia College. Chris has also served the academic community in Illinois at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Over the last two decades of Arnold’s professional art and illustration career, he has had work featured in nine one-man exhibitions, included in over fifty group shows worldwide and has been part of countless illustration and design campaigns.
St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis; NeoCon, Chicago; Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, New York City; Rotofugi Gallery, Chicago; 567 Gallery, New York City; Gallery Guichard, Chicago; Moot Gallery, Hong Kong; Gallery 350, Chicago; Crown Center Gallery, Chicago; Hive Gallery, Los Angeles; Third Floor Gallery, St. Louis; Vilnius Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania; Black Walnut Gallery, Chicago; Artetica Gallery, Rome; Red Gallery, Savannah; Blue Line Gallery, Atlanta
Commercial Clients (1994-2016)
Powerade, Banana Republic, Walgreens, Skittles, Trans World Airlines (TWA), Easton Sports, Floor & Décor Outlets, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, PDI, University of Missouri Law, Special Olympics, Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), Edward F. Luby and Associates, Endless Sky Inc, Lush Café and Lounge, ArtDimensions, Third Floor Gallery, Illinois Institute of Art; Links & Precision Magazine, Juxtapose Magazine, St. Louis Magazine, Powder Magazine, What’s Up Annapolis Magazine, Los Angeles Journal, Vox Magazine, District Magazine, Milwaukee Magazine, 11th Hour magazine, Chesapeake Magazine, Fort Worth Business Press, Charleston Magazine, Sauce Magazine, Connect Magazine, Savannah Magazine, Storybook Magazine; Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, Strong Arm Construction, Indivisible Productions, Tooth and Nail Records, Savannah Music Festival, Westminster College, RAINN Organization, University of Missouri, Savannah College of Art and Design, McMullen and Walsh Law