Guest Speaker Chris Vena

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Date/Time: Thursday, Feb 15 7:00PM, MST.

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Speaker’s name: Chris Vena

Speaker’s Website:


See Chris’s Introductory Youtube Video!


2017 Master of Fine Art in Painting, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Awards and Honors:

2024 New American Paintings, West Issue #168

2021 Inaugural Sally and Richard Lehmann Emerging Artist Award, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2021 Trajectory Print Project, Phoenix Institute For Contemporary Art, Phoenix, AZ

2016 Marigold Linton Scholarship Award, Arizona Artists Guild, Phoenix, AZ

Selected Collections:

Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, AZ

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

ACLU of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

Carmody Foundation, Phoenix, AZ

Marisa Flórido Cesar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Phillip and Barbara McCreary, Phoenix

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, AZ

Selected Public Art

2023 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award Commemorative Mural, Boys and Girls Club, Phoenix, AZ

2022 Black History Month Mural Project, Phoenix, AZ

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2022 Sally and Richard Lehmann Emerging Artist Award Exhibition, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2022 Action, Advocacy and Art, ASU Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Phoenix, AZ

2021 Trajectory Print Project Exhibition, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ

2021 Portraits and Icons, Found:RE, Phoenix, AZ

Title of presentation:  How I Paint

Description of presentation:  I’ll give a slide presentation of my work, talk about what I’m working on now and then give a brief demo on glazing.

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