Chris Mahonski was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where he began collecting fossils at a young age. This early interest in geology and human interaction with landscape still informs his work. Through experimental processes he looks for the possible forms our material culture might take as it persist into deep time. Chris is also a project coordinator for the Richmond Area Skateboard Alliance (RASA), a local nonprofit dedicated to building skate parks and skate-based community outreach. He has shown nationally and is a recipient of the Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship, Virginia Museum of Fine Art Professional Fellowship, Triangle Arts Residency, 7-Below Residency, and Mountain Lake Biologic Research Station Residency. Chris received a BFA in Sculpture Tyler School of Art and an MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from VCU.