Born in the Big Apple- New York City, from a young age Cris Woloszak was destined for big things. Growing up Cris fell in love with fast cars and when his family moved down to South Florida Cris found a new passion; the ocean. Cris took his love of custom painted cars, combined with his new love for marine life and in 2005 launched his Jaws of Fire Collection. This collection is a combination of automotive paint and hand laid flames airbrushed onto a fiberglass marine taxidermy mold. The first shark Cris placed in an art gallery sold within 3 hours of being hung on the wall. The rest of his success soon followed.
From the Jaws of Fire collection, Cris then expanded to Metal Aluminations. Aluminations are custom painted works of art hand ground into Aluminum than candied with custom automotive paint colors. The combination of grinding and artwork hand done on these pieces was a partnership made to be eye candy and sparked the interest of galleries across the country.
With an ever expanding collector base in 2012 Cris caught the eye of Disney Fine Art. His unique paint combinations, way of making metal work come to life and talent for creating light on his artwork, made him a perfect fit for a licensed Disney Artist.
Each piece Cris makes is a reflection on his everyday life mixing vibrant candy colors with marine surroundings. No two pieces will ever be exactly the same due to the fact that they are all originals, which make all of his pieces highly collectable. The pieces he makes are made from the finest materials including custom hand mixed candy colors, cut and grinded aluminum, hand laid flame, tribal and other designs taking an extensive amount of time for the pieces to come to perfection.
Cris currently lives in the Space Coast of Florida where he surrounds himself with his passions: Surfing, Classic Cars and Marine wildlife. He is always working on new pieces including custom commission pieces from his home studio and plans on continuing developing and expanding new artwork with Jaws of Fire, Alumination works as well as Disney Fine Art. His newest works include a stained Glass line on metal with a range of themes including some Disney. The stained glass metal collection has brought Cris’ artwork to a new level of excellence and has had rave reviews since launching in early 2015. We couldn’t be more excited for what the future looks like for Cris X Art.