CJ is originally from Pittsburgh. He attended West Liberty State College and West Virginia University. Upon completion of each undergraduate college he received a B.S. in Graphic Design and a B.F.A. in Painting, respectively.
CJ went on to graduated school at Northern Illinois University receiving his Masters in Painting studying under Gordon Dorn, Josh Kind, and Ben Mahmoud. He has completed many public art projects in Chicago such as one of the 2012 Ryder cup large-scale golf balls displayed on Michigan Avenue and two five foot Chicago Fire Hydrants displayed at various fire houses in Chicago. Recently he has collaborated with INDIEWALLS for two fantastic public art projects in Chicago. One of CJs’ pieces won the Alice & Arthur Baer Award in October 2013. Currently his work can be seen at the new Fulton Market Kitchen hanging with artists Erik Debat, Hebru Brantley, Franklin Riley, Erni Vales, Rory Coyne, and Dominic Sansone.
New works can be seen through out the year at FM Gallery, Chicago.