"Making art and learning about design can be made accessible for everyone. The creation process is a delicate balance between concept, craftsmanship, and appropriateness of material. I live by this idea in both my teaching and own work." - Chris Berti
BFA Alfred University
MFA Cranbrook Academy of ArtCollections:
Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC
Montreal Museum of Art
Mint Museum, NC
Wustom Museum, Racine, WI
Rockford Art Museum
South Bend Art Museum
National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts
Illinois State University
Chris has served as a Visiting Artist and presented Workshops at Arrowmont School, Penland School, ArtPark, Cleveland Institute of Art, Indiana University, University of Iowa, SIU Edwardsville, NIU Dekalb, WIU Macomb, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Bradley University among others.
He has received Illinois Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowships in both Sculpture and Crafts categories and his work has been reviewed in national and international publications including The New York Times and Ceramics:Art and Perception.