Chris Buzelli


After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, I moved to New York City and began my career as an illustrator. Fortunately my oil paintings have appeared in many national publications, books and projects for design firms/advertising agencies. Clients include Rolling Stone, The New York Times, TIME, Scientific American, Macy’s and Penguin/Random House Books. Currently I also show my original paintings in various galleries throughout the US and teach once a week at RISD and SVA. I live with my wife, SooJin, and mini-pinscher, Sota.

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    Jose Mourinho portrait

    Portrait of the current English football club Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, who is regarded as one of the most successful/intense managers in the world. For Eight by Eight magazine

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    Young Eliot_Book cover

    “Young Eliot: From St. Louis to The Waste Land” / Farrar, Straus and Giroux Book cover portrait illustration of a young T.S. Eliot

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    ICON poster_Drawn Together

    Drawn Together / Client: ICON 7 poster

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    Evolution of Fairy Tales

    The Evolution of Fairy Tales / Client: The University of Chicago Magazine