Chris Vales



Chris graduated from Maine College of Art in 2014 with a BFA in Illustration.


Chris is a New York native and started his Fusion career at the Westchester campus. Prior to teaching art, Chris worked primarily as a digital artist for children’s books, movies, and videogames, both big and small. Chris is incredibly passionate about the creative process and is well-versed in many artistic tools and techniques!

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Collects concept art books from movies and cartoons.
  • Is a coffee aficionado.
  • Collects and refurbishes retro video games, and runs the video game club on campus