Chris Buzelli was born and raised outside of Chicago and on the waters of Lake Michigan. As a child, Chris was influenced by his grandfather, Armando, as they painted side by side in his television repair shop. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, Chris moved to New York City to begin his career as an illustrator. His oil paintings have since appeared in many publications, including Rolling Stone, TIME, Playboy and The New York Times. Chris has also collaborated on numerous projects for design firms and advertising agencies from around the world. Recently, his work has started appearing in galleries throughout the US. Chris lives in NYC with his wife, SooJin, and mini-pinscher, Sota.