The Agnes Varis Art Center gallery and store will be closed on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 for our regularly scheduled inventory count. 

Christopher Duffy

Instructor

Mostly known for mixed media sculpture often involving glass, Christopher Duffy is part dedicated craftsman and part cultural dilettante. He was born in California in 1980, raised in Illinois. He moved to Cleveland Ohio on his eighteenth birthday to attend the Cleveland Institute of Art. In 2003 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Glass. In 2006 he moved to New York City and currently lives in Queens, New York. 

He was instrumental in the formation of the No-profit experimental music, performance, and art space Paris London West Nile in Brooklyn. He has worked with and fabricated glass objects for artists Michiko Sakano, Thaddeus Wolfe, Jeff Zimmerman, and Linsey Adelman, among others. For several years he worked and toured the world with Musician Girl Talk (Gregg Gillis as a “hype man” fabricating and operating onstage visual elements and props. He was the assistant art director on the short lived cult classic Independent Film Channel television series Foodparty, created by Thu Tran. He currently is the studio manager for Josiah McEllheny’s studio in Brooklyn NY.

In 2014 He began collaborating with the music duo Eaters (Jonathan Schenke and Bob Jones), and continues to make memorable visual effects and elements for their live shows, as well as making collaborative sound sculptures and installations together under the Easters creative umbrella. He has been awarded fellowships by The Creative glass Center of America and Starworks, and recently taught at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Christopher continues to make glass and mixed media artworks and has exhibited throughout the United States, and Europe, most recent at The Knockdown Center in Queens NY, Glazenhuis in Lommel Belgium, and The Chrysler Museum in Norfolk VA.