Born in Manhattan, New York, contemporary sculptor Christopher Ross has earned an international reputation for his animal sculpture to wear and portrait sculpture. His iconic work has been featured in numerous international magazines and was recently on view at Yale University Art Gallery and Newark Museum of Art. Exhibitions include: New York's Museum of Natural History, The Kruger Gallery, The Public Library on Fifth Ave., New York; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Art Basel Miami Beach; Vendôme Luxury, Brickworld, Paris, France; Cube Design Museum, NL; Mood Design Museum, Como, Italy and The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Public Collections include: The Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh; Palais Galliera, Paris, France; Yale University Art Gallery and MFA Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In 2016, he was made Hon. Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) for having established exceptionally high achievement in the arts, and was officially selected artist for the annual summer exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture in Edinburgh.
Publications include: Vogue, L'Officiel, The Polo Magazine UK, Madame, Prestige, Elite Equestrian, Marie Claire, Condé Nast House & Garden, Elle France, Architectural Digest, Amica Italia, Harper's Bazaar, British Polo Day, New York Magazine, American Express Departure Magazine, Four Seasons Worldwide Luxury Hotel & Travel magazine and appeared on the Covers of Marie Claire and luxury lifestyle bible Asia Tatler (2012-18).
The artist's work has been showcased by leading American designers such as Rachel Roy's 2013-14 Fall/Winter digital runway show in New York City and sold at Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Harrod's of London among others.
Christopher Ross is currently working on a new series of contemporary sculpture and is represented by The Sculpture Agency in London.
Press & Reviews
Christopher Ross is a New York sculptor, known for making true wearable Objets d'art. His work has been featured in museums, on the runway, and also on Sex & The City worn by SJP. It's also clear that Gucci's current season (Spring 2017) runway handbags & belts were inspired by his work.
– Online Blogger
It has been said that fashion is not art, because it’s meant to be worn. Well, we here at STIFF UPPER lip, disagree.
With their innovative eye and genius execution, there is some fashion that can only be described as works of art and the designers themselves as great artists. Christopher Ross is such designer that we feel so lovingly deserves that title. Currently experiencing a renaissance thanks to the editors of Vogue Magazine and the business savvy of Rachel Roy, Mr. Ross’ handcrafted belts look as if they belong more as sculptures in the MET than accessories in a department store. Mr. Ross sculpts his animals with such care and detail that one can even see the individual hairs of the rabbit's fur. EVOLUTION recently had a Christopher Ross rabbit belt in its curated selection and we simply couldn’t stop staring at it. Not only was it like having a new piece of art adorning the studio, but the ruby-colored glass eye stared at us wherever we went. And we kinda liked it…
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Sculpted In Style
– ASIA TATLER
..glamorous and irresistible...
– VOGUE Yoyas (ES)
Delicate and beautiful, I really love your brand.
– Marie Lichtenberg, Feature editor, ELLE FRANCE
..Christopher Ross animal-head belt sculptures epitomise 1970s glamour..
– Condé Nast HOUSE & GARDEN (SA)
In my opinion Christopher Ross really sets the standard for luxury belts.
Spice explores a tangle of tropical jungle treasure in the unlikely trove of luxe jewellery houses. A passion pioneered by Cartier,
it has marques such as Chopard, Christopher Ross, Tiffany and Van Cleef and Arpels rooting for it."
– Arroon Purie, Founder & Editor-In-Chief of INDIA TODAY GROUP
LURVE embraces an 'Ode to individuality' that celebrates creative pioneers such as Christopher Ross.
– Lurve Paris-Berlin (FR, GE)
Ultra-luxe and pseudo-secret-- Parisian clothing line Maison Martin Margiela and Christopher Ross."
– Daily Candy