Christian Schiess

Neon & Light Instructor and Area Head

Christian Schiess is a San Francisco bay area artist originally from New Mexico. His education spans several disciplines and institutions that include a B.A. from Univ. of New Mexico in Anthropology, a B.F.A. degree in Visual Arts from the Univ. of San Francisco, and an MFA in Sculpture from Mills College. Additionally, he completed a Fulbright Fellowship at the Royal College of Art in London and is the author of the book “The Light Artist Anthology.” His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. His awards include a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, an NEA/AFI Grant, three NEA/Western States Regional Media Arts Fellowships, several artist-in-residencies including the San Francisco Exploratorium, the Bristol Exploratory England, a New York State Council on the Arts Residency at Binghamton, NY, and has been selected as a visiting guest artist at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.


Learn more about Christian’s work as an artist-in-residence at the Exploratorium
Learn more about Christian’s book The Light Artist Anthology click here.