CHRISTOPHERAARON DEANES ARTIST/EDUCATOR
Christopheraaron Deanes is a known Twin Cities artist. Through his art his goal is to create conversations and environments that challenge perceptions and assumptions. A St. Louis native he moved to Minneapolis to attend Minneapolis College of Art and Design. While attending the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Christopheraaron created, The Teach and Learn Program, which linked college campus and community together through education and arts. He received National and Local Awards for this program (KARE 11 Award and the Jefferson Award). With an extensive art resume that includes multiple public art installations and several current work hanging in restaurants and galleries around the twin cities. Most recently you can find Christopheraaron’swork adorning the walls in the new CHS Field, home of the Saint Paul Saints and selected out of thousands of applications he has have four paintings in the new US Bank stadium, home of The Minnesota Vikings. He is also working with the John Bigger Seed Project, a public art project with the City of Minneapolis Public Works, The University of Minnesota’s Urban Research Department and Obsidian Arts Gallery. Christopheraaron currently works as a Positive Behavior Coordinator with Minneapolis Public Schools. He has found beautiful ways to blend his love of youth, art and community through several of his public at murals and city projects include youth involvement and participation.
The aesthetic of Chrisopheraaron’s work represents conceptual art as a result of constructed and planned processes, but as a painter the paint creates its own epilogue to the narrative of his work. This is evident with the rice grains that are embedded as texture of each piece; the rice is representative of all nations all people.