Christopheraaron Deanes is a Twin Cities visual artist. Through his art, his goal is to create conversations and environments that challenge perceptions and assumptions. A St. Louis native, he moved to Minneapolis to attend Minneapolis College of Art and Design. While attending the MCAD, Christopheraaron created 'The Teach and Learn Program,' which linked college campus and community together through education and the arts. He received National and Local Awards for this program (KARE 11 Award and the Jefferson Award).
His extensive art resume includes multiple public art installations and several current works hanging in restaurants and galleries around the Twin Cities. Most recently you can find Christopheraaron’s work adorning the walls in the new CHS Field, home of the Saint Paul Saints. He was selected out of thousands of applicants. He also has four paintings in the new US Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings. Other projects include: the John Bigger Seed Project, a public art project with the City of Minneapolis Public Works, and The University of Minnesota’s Urban Research Department and Obsidian Arts Gallery. Christopheraaron currently works as a the Assistant Principal and Residence Hall Director at Perpich Center for the Arts. He has found beautiful ways to blend his love of youth, art and community through his work and spends a lot of time creating with the help of youth participation.
The aesthetic of Chrisopheraaron’s work represents conceptual art as a result of constructed and planned processes, but as a painter, the paint creates its own epilogue to the narrative of his work. This is evident with the rice grains that are embedded as texture of each piece; the rice is representative of all nations and all people.