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Christopher Sullivan is a conceptual artist, designer, and exhibit developer. He believes that art exists if, and only if, it has an author and an audience who receives it as art. As an artist, he tests this definition by creating process-driven projects that challenge (and sometimes exploit) artistic norms. His current focus is creating a series of paintings and sculptures that will collectively depict how we use institutional systems to regulate and author our personal identity.

Prior to coming to Saint Joseph’s College, Professor Sullivan served as the director of exhibits and operations at the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine. While there, he was in charge of the daily management of the museum, development of interactive exhibits, and oversight of capital projects. He will continue to assist the museum with exhibit design projects. He looks forward to integrating his exhibit design work in the classroom, providing his students with opportunities for hands-on professional experience.