Christopher D. Rabb is a Clovis, New Mexico based artist and high school art teacher. He has been passionate about art since his early childhood, beginning with cartoons and comic books, which greatly influenced his work throughout high school, college and graduate school. In 2005, Christopher received a BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas in Denton. He then went on to receive an MA in Arts in 2008 and an MFA in Arts in 2010, both from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas.
A profound and clever artist, Christopher has displayed and sold his work across the country, including Dallas, Austin, New York and Anchorage, Alaska. After working as an art educator in Anchorage, he returned to Texas, in San Antonio, where he worked as an art educator, painting instructor and full-time practicing artist. Currently, he is working hard molding young minds in Clovis, New Mexico.
Born in Irving, Texas, in 1978, Christopher grew up spending his free time like any other child of the 1980’s - playing Nintendo, reading comic books and watching MTV. While in graduate school, Christopher experimented with images from cartoons, graphic novels, comic books and comix. Over time his work evolved, taking avenues such as digital abstraction, projections and collaging. It was while living in Anchorage, though, that he discovered the importance of human interaction and simple conversation, which now heavily influences his work. His style has been described as fun and playful, referring to the colors, characters, and pop culture references found on his canvases. Christopher finds inspiration in artists Jeff Koons, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, as well as authors Hunter S. Thompson and Douglas Adams. His preferred medium is acrylic on canvas.
When Christopher is not painting or teaching others to paint, he enjoys hiking, snapping photos, and going on road trips with his wife, Emily.