Contact

christianpwolford@gmail.com


About

The sprawling Los Angeles landscape provides an endless portrayal of panoramic opportunity. From it’s expansive smoggy sunsets to the subtitles of its humbled, residential streets, Los Angeles’ vastness holds a laminous past. Director and photographer Chris Wolford’s experiences in LA and the surrounding areas have set the tone for his creative vision. From the rows of imported palms, to the constant growth the city nurtures, he has conceived an awareness and appreciation for the urbane sprawl.

Wolford catalogs his experiences with subtle intention, tracing patterns of light and watching the simple movements that exist around him. He reacts through glimpses of shadow and tone and his adaptable nature aids in his constantly changing surroundings. Wolford’s prolific talents have landed him everything from intimate, fine art exhibitions to massive commercial productions, all reflecting his refined vision. His experience directing shoots, videos and nationwide campaigns all reflect his purpose with cause and intention, and often enthusiastic charm.

Wolford has an impressive grasp on the sensory spectrum, with an understanding of sound and feeling that most fail to recognize. His personal practice is a long running documentation of his observations, which he can define in expressive detail. Through the lens, he is constantly seeking to find, capturing his experiences and critiquing the moments. As a purist to film, the process is often it’s own reward. For Wolford, the surprise of his efforts never ceases to excite and he is constantly awaiting the big reveal, especially that of the first of the roll.


Awards

Americans for the Arts - BCA10 - Guitar Center: Exceptional Commitment to the Arts - 2017
Hermes Creative Awards International Competition  - Platinum Award - From the Drum Shop - 2016
Hermes Creative Awards International Competition - Gold Award - From Stage to Studio - 2016
American Graphic Design Awards - From Stage to Studio - 2016
GC Outstanding Service Award - Nominee - 2016
The Telly Awards - People's Choice Best TV Series - Sessions on Directv - 2015
The Telly Awards - Outstanding Entertainment Series - Sessions on Directv - 2015
Stevie Awards - Bronze Award - Best Branded Entertainment - Sessions on Directv - 2014
MarCom Awards - Platinum Awards - Guitar Center: Greatest Feeling on Earth Brand Campaign - 2014
W3 - Best Branded Content: Guitar Center: Webseries - 2014
Mashable - Finalist - Best Branded Twitter Account - Guitar Center - 2014
The Telly Awards - Branded Content, Business to Consumer - Guitar Center: Webseries - 2014
Stevie Awards - Silver Award - Best Brand Experience Event - Guitar Center: Sessions at SXSW - 2013
Bank of America: Visual Arts Senior Achievement Award


Repeat Offender 11 - Live Installation - Echoplex - 2016
Water Underground - Live Installation - E.P.L.P - 2016
Scratch Zine Fair - Group Show - ESMoA - 2014
Expressed - Solo Exhibition - Aloha Sunday - 2013
Gene Love Jezebel - Live Installation - La Luz De Jesus Gallery - 2013
High Times Magazine - Live Installation - Cannibis Cup - 2013
War Records - Group Exhibition - Hold Up Art Gallery - 2012
Sounds Pricey - Solo Exhibition - Townhouse Gallery - 2011
Invisible Children - Live Installation - Magic Tradeshow - 2011
Japan Tsunami Relief Benefit - Live Installation - Roxy Theater - 2011
1,000 Words - Solo Exhibition - Insight 51 - 2011
Design For Humanity - Group Exhibition - Carmichael Gallery - 2010
Dethkills - Live Installation - Agenda Tradeshow - 2010
Dickies - Live Installation  - Culture Collide Festival - 2010
Design for Humanity - Live Installation - Paramount Studios - 2010
Shades of Grey - Solo Exhibition - POV Gallery - 2010
Fin the Migration show - Group Show - Studio 1636 - 2009
Garage Artists - Group Exhibition/Installation - Go Rilla! Gallery - 2009
D.T.F.E. 2 - Group Exhibition - POV Gallery - 2009
Repeat Offender 5 - Live Installation - Echoplex - 2009
Stoked Sessions: I Love LA - Group Show - Upper Playground - 2009
Self titled - Sculpture - Keep a Breast - 2009
13 Coffins - Group Exhibition - Solid One Gallery - 2009
Dethkills - Installation - De La Barracuda - 2009
New No.2 Residency - Installation - Key Club - 2008
Horror Business - Installation/Group Exhibition - Tradition - 2008
New No.2 Listening Party - Live Installation - Hangar 1018 - 2008

Events