Chris Soria is a visual artist, specializing in large-scale murals and dimensional artwork. Working in mediums including painting, photo-collage, digital art, and ephemeral mediums, Soria applies his versatility to a multi-disciplined mural-making practice. Soria has created and collaborated on works of art in public, private, and shared spaces for more than 20 years, with dozens of murals and street art throughout NYC and beyond.
For mural commissions on walls, as well as floors, ceilings, furniture, interior and exterior spaces, lobbies, stores, restaurants, cafes, businesses, residences, and homes, email for inquiries.
Maniac Pumpkins, founded by Chris Soria and Marc Evan, specializes in advancing the art of pumpkin carving. Maniac is an art agency providing custom-carved pumpkins for advertising, events, occasions, social-media, and artistic spectacles during the Fall season. Their pumpkin art has been displayed at The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, Yankee Stadium, and across all forms of media, with appearances on Good Morning America, Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart, Wired, Popular Mechanics, and The New Yorker. Visit Maniac Pumpkin Carvers for more info.
Soria’s photomontages consist of 35 mm prints, cut, pasted, layered, and placed in plexiglass. He is drawn to abandoned factories, exploring the transformation of neglected industry. In a series of documentary works, Soria uses thousands of photographs to rebuild fallen complexes, revealing their post-functional vitality as nature takes claim to their remnants. He montages distinct building sections and reconfigures them to create new structures while, at the same time, revisiting particular sites as they transform under changing seasons and weather. Eventually, where and when pluralize. Time separates. Space is replaced. And everything becomes an imitation of what is lost.