Chris Crites

Lives and Works Seattle, WA
BA, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
AA, College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA

The Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Chris Crites painted his first four mug shots in acrylic on paper bags in 1999. Seriously focusing on the subject matter of arrest photographs in acrylic since 2002, he has developed and refined his brightly colored, limited palette style. He has since added popular culture icons, musicians, commissioned portraiture, mushroom clouds, nudes, and firearms to his subject matter. Crites has shown and been published across the United States. Having a degree in graphic design in addition to an art degree helps him in his web design and content management work as well as doing art and design for local musicians. Chris is also an independent curator and lives in Seattle with his wife and cats.

Courtesy of Jack Fischer Gallery
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