Chris Wyllie was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He grew up in Pawtucket and later found himself splitting his time between Newport and New York City where he began his career in painting. In the winter of 2015 Wyllie opened a studio in Los Angeles. His work is in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Fisher-Landau Center for Art, Gibson Guitar, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and many private collections.
Chris Wyllie’s work explores issues of beauty, desire and the legacy of a historic material culture. His command of the medium harnesses the energy of the discarded remnants and anchors them firmly in the moment and experience of the viewer.
You can often find Wyllie working on public art installations throughout Los Angeles for his Happy Mural Project.
He and his wife Annie Edmonds share a home in Studio City and currently split their time between Los Angeles, San Francisco and their farm in Joshua Tree which doubles as a photoshoot location and Artist’s retreat.