Christopher Milne is a New York-based artist who uses the language of style as an entry point in his exploration into art history, social status, gender, desire and fantasy, conspicuous consumption, camp and manners. Primarily concerned with figuration and its relationship to abstraction, Milne's paintings are instantly captivating canvases with deceptively complex conceptual undertones. He layers his admiration of French Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century, Northern Renaissance, and American Post-war art with the realism of his own personal history, contemporary culture, politics and social anthropology.
Milne studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and earned his BFA, with concentrations in fine art and art history, at NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University). Upon graduating, Milne was awarded a full time internship at Dia Art Foundation’s museum, Dia:Beacon, where he furthered his scholarship of Minimalism, Conceptual Art and the work of Andy Warhol. Upon completion of the internship, he began conducting private tours at the museum and established a studio practice. It was during this time that Milne honed his understanding of painting as installation and the situational and began integrating these concepts into his work.
Milne has had two solo exhibitions and has been included in numerous group exhibitions. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Financial Times: How to Spend It, and ARTLOG and has been placed in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. Recently, he was a visiting artist at NYU Steinhardt School’s Fine Art graduate program.
Christopher Milne lives and works in New York City and Water Mill, New York.