Christopher R. Polentz Born May 17,1962, Fullerton, Ca


BFA Art Center College of Design 1985

Worked as a freelance illustrator in L.A. 1985 to 2005 roughly

Clients included MGM/UA Entertainment, Atlantic Records, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy’s), United States Government of Defense . . . and more.

MA Syracuse University 2001, Thesis; The Art of Printed American Currency

2001 to present I work primarily as a gallery artist doing my own thing. I have a modest list of shows with galleries from central California to San Diego; several group, and four solo exhibits.

Teaching Experience

Irvine Valley College 2016 to present. Classes; 2D Design and Color, 3D Design.

Art Center College of Design 1985-2005. Classes and media; Rendering Techniques and Advanced Rendering Techniques-gouache, watercolor, graphite, oil and acrylic.

Palomar Community College1996-2016. Classes; Rendering, Graphic Design, Design and Color, Airbrush and Art Welding. Media; watercolor, graphite, acrylic, charcoal, pen and ink.

MiraCosta College for six years. Beginning drawing