Chris Vena is an artist who works across a vast range of media including, but not limited to: painting, photography, videography, and writing. Through these mediums his work focuses on documenting first-hand experiences of those engaged in political struggle. Through documentation of specific events, Vena is able to create paintings based off of his photography that capture the lives of everyday people in a very unique light.
Bio: Chris Vena is a painter, photographer, videographer, and writer with an exhibition record spanning 25 years, 6 states and 3 countries. His work is concerned with the personal experience of those engaged in political struggle. He received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003 and a MFA from Arizona State University 2017, having studied painting and drawing at The École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France on exchange in 2001. He has taught at NAU, ASU and various community colleges in the Maricopa Valley since 2014. He currently resides in Tempe, Arizona.