Christopher Buzelli

After graduating from RISD in 1995, Chris Buzelli 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, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly. He has collaborated on many projects for design firms and advertising agencies. 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.

Buzelli’s work has been recognized by American Illustration and was recently awarded a Gold and Silver medal by the Society of Illustrators. He shows his work in various galleries throughout the US and teaches once a week at RISD. Buzelli lives with his wife, SooJin, and mini-pinscher, Sota.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • ILLUS-3000-01 Editorial Illustration

Spring 2019 Courses

  • ILLUS-3004-01 Contemporary Illustration


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