Past Residents

Chris Raia

Christopher Raia is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator based in New Jersey. In 2018, he received his BA in Interactive Multimedia at the College of New Jersey. His practice mixes both physical and digital means of making in order to create installations that transform spaces and provoke conversation. Additionally, he is interested in inhabiting these spaces with imagery and object making that suggest personhood. He does this by challenging the conceptual and formal conventions that often define figurative work. He is constantly questioning what makes an image humanoid both physically and psychologically.

Most importantly, he embraces working with immediacy and without fear of failure in the hopes of developing a sincere voice.