CHRISTOPHER DARLING received an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay and a Paula Rhodes Award for Exceptional Achievement in Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2010, he co-founded Carrier Pigeon Magazine, a publication of illustrated fiction and fine art.

Darling has freelanced as an illustrator for over ten years, some of his clients include: The New York Museum of Natural History, Sony Music Entertainment, and the United Nations Refugee Agency. His artwork has appeared in publications such as Wallpaper Magazine, Frieze Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine and he has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, 3x3, Creative Quarterly, The Pixie Awards, and the Association of Illustrators. His paintings, and illustrations, have been published and exhibited internationally.

Darling taught illustration & design at Queens College (NYC) and is currently on faculty at Kent State University in the School of Visual Communication Design. 



Illustrators #59 (3-entries): Society of Illustrators (NYC)
Juried Exhibition: January 3rd – January 29th, 2017
Juried Book: forthcoming

Dream or Nightmare
Juried Exhibition, Scene Metrospace (Lansing, MI)
December 2nd – January 15th: Michigan State University


Your Personality & the Characters You Draw
Workshop: Wonder Woman Symposium
Friday, September 23rd: The Cleveland Public Library

Reading / Presentation
Friday, July 21 (7–9pm): Society of Illustrators (NYC)

Merit Winner
3x3 Magazine #13
Professional Illustration (3-entries), Promotional Category
Juried Book: forthcoming

Comic & Cartoon Art Annual, Society of Illustrators (NYC)
Juried Exhibition: June 14th – July 16th: New York, NY

Inclusive Illustration: The Importance of Educating Impoverished & Incarcerated Communities
Presentation / Lecture ICON9
July 6th – 7th: Austin, TX

Native Origins
A Solo Exhibition
May – June: Panta Rhei Gallery, Madrid
(work included in Capital Animal city-wide exhibition May – June) 

Creative Quarterly #43
Professional Illustration (3-entries), Editorial Category

American Illustration's Design Arts Daily

American Illustration #35
Professional Category (1 entry)

A Story About Stories
Graphic Novel Speaker Series
Saturday, April 30th (3:30pm): Cleveland Public Library

Emerging Artists
Group Exhibition
March 4th – April 2nd: Limner Gallery (NY)

Say What You Know, Try What You Don't
Graduate workshop: Graphic Novel // Graphic Architecture conference
Friday, January 22nd: Kent State University