Christopher Wildrick

School of Art

Associate Professor, Studio Arts

Chris Wildrick portrait.

359 Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244-1180

Chris Wildrick is a conceptual, performance, and systems-based artist, which at the moment means he makes charts about dinosaurs and dresses up like comic book characters. His current academic research focuses on the strengths of cosplay and other parts of geek culture as generous, innovative, grassroots creative activities that have an emphasis on strong craft and rhetorical skills while remaining accessible to everyone.

Wildrick is also a semi-professional comics organizer, novice light saber duelist, and moderately good destroyer of tiny plastic space ships. He teaches a variety of courses, including cosplay; conceptual, performance, and contextual studies classes; and core classes from the introductory to the graduate level.


  • M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A., Williams College


Conceptual, performance, arts in context and systems art; geek culture