American sculptor Christopher Slatoff was born April 27, 1953 in Oakland, California. His father, Howard Slatoff, was a painter, art professor, Dean of Men and Chairman of the Art Department at California State University Hayward, as well as professor at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where Christopher became his assistant. Following the family tradition and choosing sculpting as a profession, Slatoff studied in both the United States and France, ultimately earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from California State University, Long Beach. Slatoff has held several solo exhibitions and has participated in many group shows at various galleries, museums and universities in southern California, Arizona and New York.

In 1986, Slatoff received a California Artist-in-Residence Grant to work with special-needs children in the Vista School System. He has been a guest artist facilitator in sculpture for children at the Metropolitan State Hospital, a state facility, in Norwalk, California. Slatoff was the official sculptor of the Via Dolorosa Society, for which he sculpted several Stations of the Cross cast in bronze and installed in multiple locations across southern California. His Pieta can be seen at the Mission San Diego and Jesus Being Nailed to the Cross at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. Among some of his public art commissions are Sheltering Wings for the San Diego Port Commission at Shoreline Park in Coronado, and seven life-sized sculpture projects in Japan, Holland and the Canary Islands.

In 2009, in collaboration with the world-renowned author Ray Bradbury, Slatoff completed a 7′ sculpture depicting Bradbury’s father carrying a young Bradbury home from the circus. The sculpture, The Illustrated Man, has received wide acclaim.

Teaching Experience

Art Center College Of Design, Pasadena, Ca; Brehm Center For The Arts / Fuller Theological Seminary Orvieto, Italy; Brehm Center For The Arts / Fuller Theological Seminary Dublin, Ireland; Getty Museums: Getty Center, Brentwood and Getty Villa, Malibu, Ca; California State University Long Beach Long Beach, Ca, Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art

Professional Associations

Sculpture Chairman (2004) and a Signature Artist Member, California Art Club

Selected Collections

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University, Columbia, South Carolina; USC Catholic Chapel, Los Angeles, CA; Loyola High School, Los Angeles, CA; Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA; St. Therese of Carmel Church, San Diego, CA; Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA; St. Marks Episcopal Church, Glendale, CA; Saints Felicitas & Perpetua Catholic Church, San Marino, CA; St. Cornelius Catholic Church, Long Beach, CA, Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Los Angeles, CA; St. Brendan Catholic Church, Los Angeles, CA; St. Dominic Catholic Church, Los Angeles, CA; Mission San Diego, San Diego, CA; Our Mother of Confidence Catholic Church, San Diego, CA; St. Peter Catholic Church, Fallbrook, CA; St. Matthew Catholic Church, Houston, TX; St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Houston, TX; Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Honolulu, Hawaii

Selected Achievements

Gold Medal Award for Best Sculpture at the California Art Club’s 97th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition held at Pasadena Museum of California art

Gold Medal for Best Sculpture the California Art Club’s 104th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition held at the Fischer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Press and Publications

American Legacy Fine Arts presents Christopher Slatoff in The Los Angles Times for Hecuba, Queen of Troy sculpture in new USC Village.

Christopher Slatoff in The Los Angeles Times August 17, 2017

Since the 1930s, the life-size bronze warrior Tommy Trojan has been the unofficial mascot of USC and a central campus gathering spot. Now he has a female counterpart at USC …

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American Legacy Fine Arts presents Christopher Slatoff in Arroyo Magazine, July 2017
American Legacy Fine Arts presents Christopher Slatoff in Pasadena Star-News, May 30, 2017.

Christopher Slatoff in Pasadena Star-News for Enduring Heroes Monument, May 30, 2017

The families of 11 Pasadena-area troops who died in Iraq and Afghanistan came together Monday to witness the public unveiling of a monument honoring their lost loved ones. Local Gold …

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American Legacy Fine Arts presents Christopher Slatoff in California Art Club Newsletter.
Pasadena Community Foundation Supports ALFA Artist Christopher Slatoff 's Enduring Heroes Monument Fall 2016
Donors meet monument artist

Christopher Slatoff Featured in Pasadena Outlook Newspaper May 26, 2016

Lead donors for Pasadena’s Enduring Heroes monument had the opportunity to meet artist Christopher Slatoff, tour his studio and see his progress on the monument to Pasadena’s hometown heroes. Slatoff …

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American Art Collector Magazine, April 2016 Issue, Notes ALFA Artists Peter Adams, Jennifer Moses, Alicia Ponzio, Mian Situ and Christopher Slatoff

California Art Club’s 105th annual Gold Medal Exhibition pays tribute to its pioneering artists while showcasing art that pushes boundaries. With more than 200 contemporary-traditional paintings and sculpture on display, …

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Christopher Slatoff in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine August 2015 Issue
Christopher Slatoff in Western Art Collector Magazine November 2013 Issue
Christopher Slatoff featured in Italian Newspaper AREZZO CULTURA September 2, 2012
Peter Adams and Christopher Slatoff Featured in USC Catholic Trojan Magazine Spring 2012 Issue

VIDEO: Christopher Slatoff “From Clay to Bronze” (6 min)

Christopher Slatoff with Fr Electrico

News: Christopher Slatoff Partners With The Getty for Sculpture Workshop

Christopher Slatoff and Author Ray Bradbury Talk About The Sculpture “Fr. Electrico”

Cultural Cocktail Hour April 2
Christopher Slatoff Featured in California Art Club Newsletter, Fall 2008
Christopher Slatoff in American Art Collector July 2008 Issue


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