Buffalo born and Manhattan-based Christopher Priore gave a lecture as a Visiting Artist at SUNY Buffalo State, on his art which included his themes, influences and processes as part of the 2014 Dr. Margaret E. Bacon Lecture Series.
Philip Ogle, Chair of the Department of Fine Arts, with Benjamin C. Christy, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities invited the artist to speak and share images of his work which create visual narratives exploring culture, romance and mortality.
The artist discussed his various means to create story-telling, amongst them shifting the viewers’ perception, theatricality, wit, and diverse media including translucent paints on clear vinyl, light and skywriting.
A pioneer of skywriting as an art genre in the 1980s, Christopher Priore brings a fresh outlook and renewed vigor to his work as an artist and educator having recently completed in 2010 his Master of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design’s Painting Department. (Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University)
His art has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, as well as in Germany, Russia, Japan, France, and Italy, with continuing discussion in all forms of the media including The New York Times, Art in America, Sculpture and ELLE.