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Kevin Christison was born in 1968 and lives and works in Oakland, California. He received his BFA from the California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC) in 1998, though he has been exhibiting and selling his sculpture since 1991. His work focuses on the human form, using subtractive methods to alter his carefully rendered wax studies before casting them. This creates fragmentary but expressive forms that capture the lines of the human body in dramatic states of contortion or active gesture. The sculpture's heavily worked surfaces are scored, hewn and painted to heighten their sense of raw vitality. His work often contains references to Greek standing Kouros figures and Roman portrait busts, reflecting his ongoing fascination with classical figurative sculpture.
Christison's work is in numerous private and corporate collections, as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.