Christopher Wool's Biography
Christopher Wool is an American contemporary artist whose works primarily consist of abstract paintings and sculptures. He was born in 1955 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the suburban city of Oak Park. Wool began painting at a young age and earned a degree in fine arts from the University of California, Berkeley. He then moved to New York City in the late 1970s and has stayed there ever since. He is known for his use of industrial materials such as paint, metal, and vinyl to create abstract works that explore the relationship between surface, texture, and color. Wool’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He has also been awarded the International Association of Art Critics Award in 2003 and the American Academy of Arts & Letters Award in 2008.