Bio

Christopher Burch is an artist, events organizer, and educator based in San Francisco CA and St. Louis MO. He received the Painting Fellowship for his graduate studies at the San Francisco Art Institute (MFA 2008) and is a graduate of Columbia College with a BFA in 2002.  He worked with The St. Louis Freedom Schools as a program coordinator and arts instructor from 2000 to 2002. From 2004 to 2006 he worked as curriculum developer for the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) in St. Louis Mo creating several yearlong educational/residence programs within four St. Louis public schools.  In 2008 to 2009 he worked for the East Oakland School of the Arts (EOSA).

In the course of his education work Burch was a board member, from 2002-2006, of a community based arts Organization in St. Louis MO, entitled Art Dimensions. 2008 to 2010, in San Francisco, he co-curated an independent arts series entitled  "The Other Side of a Smile." Starting in 2008 and continuing to this day he has organized several ongoing underground music/community-building residencies in San Francisco entitled "Gumbo Experiment" and "Unbroken Circle."  Currently, Burch is working on several large-scale public works/ educational programs that explore personal myth making and the re-imagining of identity, entitled 'Reflective Mythologies: Portraits Re-mixed." He is also a founding member of The Screwed Arts collective whose architecturally scaled improvisation wall drawings have been exhibited at the Regional Arts Commission in St, Louis MO, The World Chess Hall of Fame St, Louis Mo and The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Grand Rapids MI.