Chris Siron
was born in Washington D.C. at Doctor's Hospital on Eye Street, N.W. His educational experience includes the Painting and Printmaking curriculum in the Fine Arts Department at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He also completed courses in animation at the Children's Museum in Washington D.C., and photography at The Corcoran School of the Arts. He is particularly enthusiastic about collage and multi-media. In addition to practice in the visual arts, Chris has been interested in music and sound and has been a member of improvisational bands including The Spanish Apes and Flash Gordon's Ape. He has made several cut-out and stop- motion animations. His collages and photographs have been published in Throttle, C.O.R.E., and Pannus Index. Currently, Chris works at the National Gallery of Art bookshop and lives in Baltimore, MD. He was awarded a grant by the Maryland State Arts Council in 2008 for works on paper. His recent work is an animation titled Nocturnal Voyage addressing bird deaths due to building collisions.