Born in Bergen, Norway, Christopher Conte is an extra ordinary artist who lives in New York. After earning a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art (BFA) from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, he began working in the prosthetics field making artificial limbs for amputees which he did for 16 years as a Certified Prosthetist. Throughout his time in the field, Chris worked in obscurity creating biomechanical sculptures which reflected his love for biomechanics, anatomy and robotics.
In June 2008, he left the field to begin his career as a full-time artist. This golden decision made his sculptures have appeared on The Discovery Channel, Discover Magazine, Wired Magazine, MTV Networks and in Popular Science Magazine. Also in June 2009 Chris loaned several of his sculptures to the oldest museum in the United States, the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass for a one year exhibition.
The children of Christopher Conte are unique one-of-a-kind pieces. So that most of his customers are the collectors. The work is usually a combination of original cast components with found/recycled parts using materials ranging from bronze to carbon fiber. Many of the exotic materials used in both the aerospace industry and the medical field have found their way into his work to serve a purpose of creating marvels especially for the lovers of steampunk and mechatronics!
Thank you from the heart!