Born in North Carolina, and raised in a career military family, Christopher St. John traveled most of his childhood and spent the final formative years of his adolescence growing up in Memphis, Tennessee. Following high school, he spent four years in the US Army working as a diesel mechanic. Upon completion of his contract, Christopher St. John married and decided to move to Alaska to attend the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where he earned a BFA in painting.
Christopher St. John lives and works in Eugene, Oregon. His work touches on the impact of place on the shape of our lives, the vocabulary of form, the figure, and the joy of impermanence. Occasionally, animals make appearances in his work. Christopher St. John's work has been exhibited and collected across the United States and internationally in France, Sweden, Japan, Canada, and Malta. In addition to creating painting and ceramics, Christopher works as organizing Curator for the Lakewood Festival of the Arts summer Art in the Park showcase. His work is in the permanent collections of museums and universities in the United States. Christopher St. John is very happy to call the Pacific Northwest his homeland.