Chris Bergeron is an artist and residential designer from Southern Louisiana with a primary background in architectural design. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University in 2009. Since graduating, he was invited to teach architecture at Lovely Professional University located in Punjab, India for one year from fall 2011 to spring 2012. In 2014, he helped artist assistant Tom LaPann and artist Nari Ward when Nari came to Louisiana State University after receiving the Nadine Carter Russel Endowed Chair residency. He is currently working as a residential designer and production team leader at Onsite Design in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a member of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and is very active in the art community.

artist statement

Art has been a major part of his life since childhood. Even at an early age, he was interested in painting and drawing. He would take art classes whenever he could. Through his personal and professional experiences, he has learned that the only way to survive is through adaptation. Any situation can be solved with simple precise solutions. Traveling has broadened his perspective on life. It taught him how to adapt to and observe cultures without letting his own perspectives dilute the situations he was faced with. While he taught architecture in India, he was inspired by completely different world. The experience has brightened his color palette and his compositions have transformed into structured pieces that really speak to his architecture background. Process and color is something he is now infatuated with. His art is driven by a rapid decision-making process. He utilizes an accelerated medium, like spray paint, to create a backdrop that he can manipulate the surface of very quickly. This way, he does not have time to decide on what the next move should be. He then sands and carves away at the piece until he arrives at a design he’s comfortable with and can relate to in some way. The basis of the paintings he creates is to be conceptual. For him, what makes art the most enjoyable is the ability to interpret it in many different ways. He tries to see things differently every time and wants the viewer to see something different or make them think differently. He tries to see the other side of the story when exploring through process.