About the Artist 

Christopher Spinelli is a life-long Brooklyn resident who has been creating art in Brooklyn for over 35 years.  He studied art at the Brooklyn Museum and the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan where he received his BFA in Media Arts and Illustration.  His journey through the world of art began at a young age when he first decorated his parents' bedroom set with colored chalk and continued as a student at Xaverian High School where he served as Art Director for their Stage Crew.  Spinelli has painted numerous works on a large scale including backdrops for theater productions. His work has been exhibited from Brooklyn, New York to Berlin, Germany. A complete list of exhibits can be viewed on the Exhibitions Tab above.

     His one-man show, "Sodom by the Sea" which opened at the Visual Arts Gallery in 1989 chronicled the decaying landscape of Coney Island during the 1980's.  His recent one-man show at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, "The Wedding Album", chronicles his parents' wedding day in 1957.  Most recently Spinelli has collaborated with Sing for Hope to create painted pianos that have been exhibited publicly on the streets of NYC and then live on in the city's public schools. Spinelli's paintings have been featured in numerous publications including Business Week and Chief Executive.  Currently his work is in various private collections.  Spinelli has worked extensively in chronicling a New York and particularly Brooklyn that he feels is slipping quickly into the past.    One of the most striking hallmarks of Spinelli's artwork is his exuberant use of color that is on display regardless of subject matter.  Christopher Spinelli continues to create artworks in a variety of media.  Spinelli has been the Visual Arts Instructor for the REACH Program that serves academically gifted yet economically disadvantaged students at Regis High School since 2011.