Painter, born 1973 Chelsea, MA. In 1999, at age 25, he moved to East Bay CA. Now in his mid 40s, he paints series of themed artwork, offering his paintings to collectors.
Most of his painting commissions are
portraits of actors and musicians, including generations of pop art renditions. His painting series includes collectible abstracts, cartoons, figures, landscapes and still lives. The surface of his paintings are varnished with acrylics and oils onto canvas, cardboard, found objects, metal, paper, vinyl and wood. Some are small intimate frame sized paintings and some are wall size.
Chris has painted a few
murals around the Bay Area. In the Summer of 2019, he painted a mural for the playground of Aquatic Park in Berkeley. In the Summer of 2016, he painted a mural for the MilkTeaLab in Pleasant Hill. In the Summer of 2012, he painted a mural of Venice Italy for PizzaOliva in Walnut Creek.
Chris enjoys creating electronic
music and working on mixedmedia projects. He produced digital prints in Photoshop, select images can be ordered on multicolored Tshirts at CafePress. Chris also builds series of nature photography inspired by the scenery of California.
2010 Fabbri family, Italy 1920’s, pencil and acrylic on wood 21″x12″ •
2010 Fabbri family, Italy 1920’s, pencil and acrylic on wood 28″x22″ •
1994 Grandfather, (RIP 6/29/11-1/22/96)
oil and acrylic on canvas 20″x16″ •
Chris Fabbri’s Grandfather, Joseph Febo Fabbri, born and raised in Rimini, Central Italy, Emilia-Romagna, was an artist, producing a number of drawings in the 1920s. Joseph came to America early 1927 and eventually gave Chris the drawings that he produced. Each piece has an art school ink stamp and are kept in a private collection. Chris visited his grandfather when he was living in Southern Maine in the 1980s, to draw and paint the landscape.
2003 Father (RIP 8/29/40-9/14/07)
acrylic on canvas 36″x24″ •
Chris’s Father, Carl H. Fabbri, born and raised in Chelsea and played saxophone in Chelsea High School. He was a sergeant in the United States National Guard before being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, which physically disabled him in the late 1970s.
2009 Lady of Jolly Flowers, Mother, acrylic on wood 14″x18″ • Chris’s parents met in the mid.1950s on Revere Beach and were married in St.Rose Church in Chelsea, MA.
His mother was raised in Chelsea, and was a sister
in a Poor Clares Monastery in Jamaica Plain, MA.
2011 Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola Sacco, acrylic on cardboard 5″x7″ •
Chris’s Great Grandfather, Amleto Fabbri (RIP 1887-1941), was born and raised in Northern Italy and brought his family to America in early 1927. He worked as an Italian defense secretary, in Boston, in the historical 1927 Sacco & Vanzetti trial.
2009 Lucille, grandmother (RIP 1911-1980), acrylic on canvas 30″X20″ •
Chris’ grandmother, worked as a Nurse from 1929-1941 at Boston’s St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
2009 Truckin’, acrylic on wood 40″x29″
·Artist Painting Series
·2014 Top5 East Bay, CA Painter – AliveEastBay
·1999 Best Seller PaintingsDirect, NY USA Today
·Art Curator Painter
Gallery28 Newbury Street
·Art Docent Security Guard
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
·BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts
New England School of Art & Design
Suffolk University, Boston
a few interests in alphabetical order
Calligraphy, Collage, Concepts, Cooking, Designs, Drawing, Exhibiting Art, Fashion, Fishing, Interior Exterior House Painting, Murals, Music, Patterns, Photography, Picture Frames, Portraiture, Set Design, Theater Stage Props, Vinyl Records, Walking