Faculty: Christopher Buzelli

Biography

After graduating from RISD in '95, Chris moved to New York City and began his career as an illustrator. 

His oil paintings have appeared in many publications including Rolling Stone, TIME, Playboy, New York Times and Entertainment Weekly. 

Chris has collaborated on many projects for design firms and advertising agencies. Some recent projects include a series of posters for The Tropen Museum in Amsterdam (Saatchi and Saatchi), a wine label for St. Supery, an ad campaign for United Airlines (Arc Worldwide) and a poster for Macy's Annual Flower Show.  

Chris work has been recognized by American Illustration and was recently awarded a Gold and Silver medal from The Society of Illustrators.  

He also shows his work in various galleries throughout the US and teaches once a week at RISD. Chris lives with his wife, SooJin, and mini-pinscher, Sota. 

Christopher Buzelli

Christopher Buzelli

Senior Critic
cbuzelli@risd.edu
401-454-6254

  • BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

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Courses
  • ILLUS-5294
    CONTEMPORARY ILLUSTRATION
  • ILLUS-5210
    EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATION

Links
Illustration Foreground Image 2
 Jung ah (Violet) Kim, Chalkboard, mixed media
Winner, Society of Illustrators - Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship Award