Chris Lanier is an artist with a background in both traditional and digital media but also experiments with hybrid forms such as multimedia performance, digital animation, web production, and comics. His animation has screened at Sundance and won awards at several international festivals, including the Grand Prize for Internet Animation at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
He is also an essayist and critic whose art criticism has appeared in a variety of online and print publications, including The Believer, The San Francisco Chronicle, Salon magazine, the Bay Guardian, and The Comics Journal. Thematically, the constant in his work has been the tension between the material reality of the world, and the more abstracted ideas we have about the world. He is currently the Assistant Professor of Digital Art at Sierra Nevada College.