Chris Norris is a student coordinator and assistant professor in the Art Foundation program. Norris attended the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in 1999, a prestigious artists residency. He was the steering committee co-chair for the Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond from 2016–19. Norris has exhibited his drawings, paintings, and collaborative work national and internationally including New York, Miami, Houston, and London. He earned his MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia and his BFA in sculpture from VCUarts.