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Christopher Chaffin

  • 480 Gate 5 Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
  • 330 B

Studio Information

Building Name

Industrial Center Building

Studio Or Unit Number

330 B

Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

Studio is on 3rd floor, east side of the building close to the elevator.

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About The Artist

Artist Statement

The two primary components of my art are autobiographical and observational. I source imagery from various aspects of my history such as cross-cultural encounters and past travels, both real and imagined. I also incorporate impressions from daily life; random details, natural phenomena and things momentarily noticed in passing. My process is one of experimentation and discovery while navigating the tension between risk-taking, chance, and intuition. Using acrylic, ink, graphite and collage elements, I hope that my abstract, layered compositions will engage people’s imagination and hint at mysteries to be revealed over time.



I began drawing and painting at a young age. Inspired by concert posters, album covers and pop art, I studied Illustration and Advertising Design at Northern Arizona University and Art Center. After college, I pursued a 30+ year career in San Francisco as an art director/creative director. In 2011, a weeklong workshop at Esalen reignited my first love of making art. My studio is located at ICB/Art in Sausalito.

Art Medium(s)

Acrylic Paint, Mixed Media

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Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

2023 Sausalito Center for the Arts “Spotlight”

2023 Sausalito Center for the Arts “Small Wonders”

2022 Marin Masters Show
2022 UC Hastings Law “Ripples”

2021 Las Lagunas Art Gallery “Purely Abstract”
2021 The Artist Alliance Show “Imaginary Travel”
2021 The Artist Alliance Show “Terrain”
2020 The de Young Open

2019 Jen Tough Gallery “Wild Things”
2019 O’Hanlon Center for the Arts “Something About Lines”


American Art 2024

Santa Fe Gallery Association’s 2023 Artist Catalog



Open late April to Mid May, 2024
May 4-5 & 11-12, 2024

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