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Chris Itsell

Johnstown, OH, United States

Originally from Arizona, Chris currently resides near Columbus, Ohio. His modern abstract sculpture work ranges from smaller intimate pieces to larger scale outdoor works for both private and public exhibitions and collections. Chris continually strives to promote his sense of exploration through the harmonious blending of materials like stone, glass, wood and acrylic. Various metals are always the foundational medium. Though, not formally educated by an art institution, a glimpse at Chris’s work reveals his innate ability to envision, design and fabricate truly one-of-a-kind artworks. He has been recognized for excellence in his medium by several venues and juried competitions, notably, in a short period of time as a professional artist beginning in 2015. In 2020, he took 2nd place for ‘The Fabric of Mortality’ from Indiana State University Whitewater Valley Art Competition as well as 2nd place for ‘Uplift’, a public outdoor sculpture in St. Joseph, MO. In 2019, he received the Metal & Glass award from the COX Fine Art Center in Columbus, OH and in 2018 a juried donation to the Columbus Museum of Art for ‘Cobalt’. Recent media coverage placed ‘War in Heaven’, an outdoor sculpture, in Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine for their 40-year celebration issue. To round out these recent accomplishments he has also exhibited work in corporate spaces and museums throughout Ohio. Chris is ambitious to land large scale works in the future demonstrating the ability to deliver statement works. With a construction background and long history as a professional pilot he knows what teamwork means, the importance of planning, and the humility to step back for critical assessment. With this in mind, Chris continues to pursue a multitude of opportunities while patiently building credentials along the way.

Chris's ArtPrize Entries

These are Chris's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    Between Earth and Sky

    2021 ArtPrize Entry Chris Itsell
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