Chris Ritson

Honolulu, O‘ahu
Media: Mixed-media sculpture and video

My work serves to create dialogue with the environment and imagine new ways of interacting with nature. Through this task, I strive to elicit a different sort of art production that places value on natural systems and mankind’s ability to integrate positively with them. I create art that speaks to our cultural anxieties and relationships with nature, and analyze the myths and prerogatives specific to a psychology of the self. Drawing my materials from the natural detritus of my immediate surroundings, I aim to reconfigure the most elemental substances into objects and phenomena that elicit unique, temporal wonders.

Recipient of the Violette Wong Hu Award and the Sharon and Thurston Twigg-Smith Purchase for the Collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art