Christopher Cavallero was born and raised in the Berkshires in Massachusetts. He received his BFA from the New England School of Art and Design, and his MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. After 14 years in the greater Boston area, Chris relocated to a quieter western Massachusetts.
Most of Cavallero’s work explores the visual language used to describe the natural and phenomenological world around us. The viewer is made to explore the work like they would a map or a diagram: something that could contain information or provide insight. The viewer then becomes the discoverer, exploring a new space, looking for connections and relationships. It is important that the imagery implies content, but it is not required to contain factual information. The work ultimately suggests that art and science, fact and fiction, speculation and knowledge, spectacle and wonderment, are not mutually exclusive; and that critical thought and the quest for knowledge and betterment must embrace both realms.
"Some of printmaker Chris Cavallero’s copper plates, reminiscent of falling leaves, are mounted on the wall near the gallery’s stairway. Cavallero’s abstract etchings are cut up in pie-like slices and reassembled out of order. Chock-full of almost-made connections, they radiate and spin."
- Cate McQuiad, “A Lighthearted Show”, The Boston Globe. April 16, 2013.