Originally from Detroit, MI, I am currently dividing my life between New York City and Paris. In 2016 I completed an MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art, and I also hold a Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from U.C.L.A.

My work has received many local awards, and it has been published in many volumes, most notably in the “Stokes of Genius” series.

To paraphrase Claes Oldenburg, I consider myself "merely a painter trying to inflate the plane.”  I am available for gallery representation, educational instruction and workshops. Follow me and my blogs about New York: @chrispageart