Chris Wolston

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Chris Wolston

Chris Wolston is an artist living and working in New York City. Initially, from Providence RI, Chris attended the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied in the Glass department. While at RISD, Chris developed a fascination for the material properties of glass, which sparked his interest in the anthropologic lineage of objects. In 2008 he studied abroad at the Kokrobitey Institute in Ghana, working for first hand with traditional Ghanaian artisans, further exploring the relationship of material process and culture. This interest has taken Chris on other international pursuits to Korea, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Currently, Chris works for a company called KIOSK that curates collections of functional manufactured objects from around the world based on geographical location. While working for KIOSK, he simultaneously assists artist Jocelyne Prince and Rob Wynne. This May, Chris traveled back to South Korea as a teaching and artist assistant to Jocelyne Prince, with workshops at the Korean National University of Art and Kookmin University in Seoul. Most recently, Chris was accepted to the Campos de Gutierrez Artist Residence in Medellin, Colombia where he will produce work responding to his observation of Colombian craft traditions and modern manufacture.