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Just got back home from the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live convention in Kansas City. I learned a lot this year.  I've decided to take all the distracting watermarks off my work, and make prints available through Deviant Art. I'm also going to update my work here more frequently, and try to maintain some sort of a presence. I'll be uploading a couple new photos a day, so keep checking back. I welcome your feedback and comments.


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Chris Guarino
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I have a new book available with all my photos from "The Masquerade" project. It details the masks I made for the project, the thought behind the photos, and the journey of making the project become real. If you are interested in purchasing a book, please contact me for more information.

In addition to my DeviantArt prints, I also have hand signed and numbered Limited Edition prints of all my work. Just contact me at and tell me what you want.

Born in a small town on the outskirts of Chicago, Chris Guarino grew up drawing, playing in the ruins of old factories, and exploring the sewers and storm drains near his home. Years later, Chris began to show his work in Chicago, making a name for himself in the art community in Bucktown and Wicker Park. He became a resident artist at The Aesthetic Eye Gallery in 2001, where his work was shown and sold on a monthly basis.
Longing to see what the world had to offer him, Chris traveled to London when he was nineteen and began working in a bronze foundry part-time, and showing his work around Camden Town where he lived for four years. London changed Chris in ways he cannot quite put into words, except to say that the age and immense history of the place and it's many graveyards and old churches haunt him in a way nothing else has.
Seeking yet another change, Chris moved back to the States in 2005. This time to the historic Capital Hill neighborhood of Denver, CO. There he joined up with several galleries, learned to weld, and perfected his life casting and sculpting talents under his mentor David Parvin. Since then he has participated in countless group and solo shows in Denver, he has dabbled in prosthetic make up sculpture for the theatre and motion picture industry on such projects as”The Wiz” and “Ink” where he sculpted the masks for all principle characters.
Most recently he has begun working with “Back to the Picture Gallery” in San Francisco, CA and become a resident artist at Gallery Provocateur in Chicago. Now an international artist, Chris's work has appeared in several art publications including being named 5280 Magazine's Reader's Choice for Top Local Artist, and the fantasy art publication "Spectrum 18."

Current Residence: Denver
Favourite photographer: Joel Peter Witkin
Favourite cartoon character: Master Shake, Trevor Goodchild, Xander Crews
Personal Quote: That which does not kill us, makes us stranger

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Peachboy69 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
My baby Chris!! <33333
DeeJay-Alien Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Hi! I've featured your art here ---> [link]
Thank you for making such awesome art! :)
Imasexyblobofgoo Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your work is so damn amazing.
LabyrinthCreations Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
your work featured [link]
DarkDryad17 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Your art has a feel to it that i have never seen before.
Their nightmarish qualities seeming to ooze through the screen... the realistic qualities making them even more terrifying, yet beautiful and admirable.
Again, a style I've never before seen, or even imagined.
Your imagination brings a whole new world to life.
A world, I'm afraid, I would be horrified to visit, but one that will Forever Linger.
Chris-Guarino Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
BLACKPLAGUE1348 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Your work is phenomenal.
Chantel-Lynn Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Your gallery is absolutely stunning. I wish I had talent anywhere close to yours.
PhoenixDogstar Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing Gallery!
Bunnie-Lovee Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your work. It's SO entirely unique, and your style is dark but glamorous at the same time. very nice work (:.
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