C.J.'s studio practice has been focused on multimedia paintings and collage for the last couple of years. His work focuses on the fact that painting, whatever the subject, is always a record of itself and as such acts as an index of a type of performance. He sees painting as recording a presence, the action of the painter marking a being-with or a being in time. In this way painting is for C.J. a representation of life and a truthful metaphor for being in the world.
C.J. lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two young boys. C.J. received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from Herron School of Art.