Christopher Slatoff, the current sculpture chairman of the California Art Club, is the son of an Art Professor. He studied in both the United States and France, ultimately earning a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture from California State Long Beach where he has been teaching life sculpture. Slatoff also teaches sculpture at Art Center School of Design and will be teaching Medieval and Renaissance Art History in Orvieto, Italy this summer.
Slatoff has had numerous solo exhibitions and has participated in many group exhibitions. His current project, “Fr. Electrico,” is in collaboration with the writer Ray Bradbury. The ½ life size version of this concept, recently won the Gold Medal for sculpture at the “97th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition” at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The sculptor is recreating the image on the monumental scale of eight feet in height.
Slatoff is mostly known for his life-size public art pieces that include “Sheltering Wings,” that was commissioned by the Port District of San Diego and is installed on Coronado Island. He is also the official sculptor of the Via Dolorosa Society.
Through his deep committed to providing art education for underserved segments of the community, Slatoff received a State of California Artist in Residence Grant to work with special needs children in the Public Schools. He has helped set up after-school art programs and has worked as an Artist Facilitator at Metropolitan State Hospital.