Biography

“In (Marley’s) art, he reclaims each animals’s physical body, then its spirit.”

—New York Times

Christopher Marley is an American artist and naturalist born in Los Angeles and raised in the Pacific Northwest. At 18 he left home and lived for over a decade in dozens of countries pursuing a career in fashion while studying art and design.  His unique aesthetic was honed while working for iconic brands such as Luis Vuitton, Georgio Armani, Gucci, Donna Karan and Nike.
 
Marley’s artwork has been exhibited in over 500 galleries and special exhibits worldwide. These solo exhibitions have spanned a varied cross-section of society.  Museums such as The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, exclusive retailers such as Berdorf Goodman and the flagship Saks 5th Avenue (NYC), Gumps (San Francisco), and La Galerie du Bon Marche (Paris) have all hosted solo exhibitions.  Marley’s work was also featured in Guillermo del Toro’s “At Home with Monsters” exhibit last year at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
 

His first book, “Pheromone, The Insect Art of Christopher Marley” (Pomegranate, 2008) was named one of the Best Books of 2008 by The Times (UK) and his second book, “Biophilia” (Abrams, 2015) is a New York Times Bestseller.

Marley’s images have been licensed by the World Wildlife Fund, National Geographic Explorer, Kyoto Journal, Science News, Johns Hopkin University Press, and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.

In September 2017, Marley’s Pheromone Asia Studio will open in Beijing—and is the first entity to be granted legal permission to import insect specimens into the People’s Republic of China.

Marley’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Times (UK), Scientific American, Wired, Slate, Audubon magazine, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, Marie Claire (France), Vogue (Italia), Town and Country, Smithsonian.com, and on CBS Sunday Morning.

He maintains studios in Willamette Valley, Oregon and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

CHRISTOPHER MARLEY STUDIO

CONTACT

  • P.O. Box 4451 | Salem,  OR | 97302
  • (503) – 990 – 8132
  • info@christophermarley.com

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