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American sculptor Christopher Slatoff was born April 27, 1953 in Oakland, California. His father, Howard Slatoff, was a painter, art professor, Dean of Men and Chairman of the Art Department at California State University Hayward, as well as professor at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where Christopher became his assistant. Following the family tradition and choosing sculpting as a profession, Slatoff studied in both the United States and France, ultimately earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from California State University, Long Beach. Slatoff has held several solo exhibitions and has participated in many group shows at various galleries, museums and universities in southern California, Arizona and New York.

In 1986, Slatoff received a California Artist-in-Residence Grant to work with special-needs children in the Vista School System. He has been a guest artist facilitator in sculpture for children at the Metropolitan State Hospital, a state facility, in Norwalk, California. Slatoff was the official sculptor of the Via Dolorosa Society, for which he sculpted several Stations of the Cross cast in bronze and installed in multiple locations across southern California. His Pieta can be seen at the Mission San Diego and Jesus Being Nailed to the Cross at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. Among some of his public art commissions are Sheltering Wings for the San Diego Port Commission at Shoreline Park in Coronado, and seven life-sized sculpture projects in Japan, Holland and the Canary Islands.

In 2009, in collaboration with the world-renowned author Ray Bradbury, Slatoff completed a 7′ sculpture depicting Bradbury’s father carrying a young Bradbury home from the circus. The sculpture, The Illustrated Man, has received wide acclaim.

Teaching Experience

Art Center College Of Design, Pasadena, Ca; Brehm Center For The Arts / Fuller Theological Seminary Orvieto, Italy; Brehm Center For The Arts / Fuller Theological Seminary Dublin, Ireland; Getty Museums: Getty Center, Brentwood and Getty Villa, Malibu, Ca; California State University Long Beach Long Beach, Ca, Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art

Professional Associations

Sculpture Chairman (2004) and a Signature Artist Member, California Art Club

Selected Collections

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University, Columbia, South Carolina; USC Catholic Chapel, Los Angeles, CA; Loyola High School, Los Angeles, CA; Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA; St. Therese of Carmel Church, San Diego, CA; Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA; St. Marks Episcopal Church, Glendale, CA; Saints Felicitas & Perpetua Catholic Church, San Marino, CA; St. Cornelius Catholic Church, Long Beach, CA, Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Los Angeles, CA; St. Brendan Catholic Church, Los Angeles, CA; St. Dominic Catholic Church, Los Angeles, CA; Mission San Diego, San Diego, CA; Our Mother of Confidence Catholic Church, San Diego, CA; St. Peter Catholic Church, Fallbrook, CA; St. Matthew Catholic Church, Houston, TX; St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Houston, TX; Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Honolulu, Hawaii

Selected Achievements

2008
Gold Medal Award for Best Sculpture at the California Art Club’s 97th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition held at Pasadena Museum of California art

2015
Gold Medal for Best Sculpture the California Art Club’s 104th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition held at the Fischer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

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