Cris Dam (Christopher Dam, b. 1976) was raised in Alaska and Spain. He moved to New York City in his teens where he grew into a painter, curator, and community organizer. For over two decades, Dam’s art has channeled his origins and talents to unite diverse cultures that uniquely contribute to life being robustly lush.
Cofounder of Dam Stuhltrager in 1998 – one of the early galleries to transform Williamsburg into an international art mecca – Dam became a well known figure in Brooklyn’s burgeoning creative scene. Dam Stuhltrager was an original member of WGA (Williamsburg Gallery Association) and a founder of WAC (Williamsburg Art Central), which organized the first neighborhood Open Studio event. Dam also spearheaded contemporary Williamsburg’s earliest international city exchange with Madrid. In 2009, Dam Stuhltrager expanded to Berlin, opening a gallery and six-month project space that transformed into The WYE.
Cris Dam has since traveled internationally for commissions and shows in Germany, Istanbul, and Russia, and he has been quick to become an esteemed figure in the Fairfield County art community after relocating his studio to Bridgeport’s historic Arcade Mall in 2017.
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