Kristopher Kanaly is an artist, designer, photographer and art director from Oklahoma City. With an extensive family history in the arts hailing back to his great grandfather’s gallery, The Colonial Art Gallery established in 1919, Kristopher has grown up inside a family of artists, art collectors, art dealers and graphic designers. This influence propelled him into a career in graphic design and fine art with a strong focus in street art. Kristopher’s work has received popularity through multiple awards, publications and books. His artwork is regularly on exhibit with various regional galleries as well as numerous outdoor murals and street art applications in multiple states across the U.S. Kristopher’s work can be described as contemporary pop, exhibiting a mix of abstract geometric patterns with layers of graffiti-inspired and space-themed influences.
Following in his father's footsteps, Kristopher's early pursuits led him into the field of graphic design. Since 2002, he has been an accomplished designer having his work featured and published in various magazines, books and online design publications, as well as winning several design awards. Kristopher ranked 2nd place in the Adobe® Cut & Paste Design Tournament of Portland, OR in 2007 and was a featured designer in iDn Magazine in 2009. His web designs have been published in the first two editions of the “Web Designer’s Idea Book,” a prominent and global web design resource.
Aside from design work, Kristopher's art has received several notable commissions by The Portland Advertising Federation and Wieden+Kennedy/Portland in 2004 for an event with Blue Flame Marketing, Sean John Clothing and Brand Jordan. In 2012, Kristopher was commissioned by The Womb Gallery to paint murals and assist with installations for various exhibitions, including international artists, Dalek and Maya Hayuk. Kristopher's art is also featured in “The Birth of Icons,” a book published by Vans, Inc., which included a run of custom-painted shoes for display in Vans retail locations throughout the US.
In November of 2015, Kristopher was inducted into the Google Cultural Institute for the Taste of Western Mural Project.
He currently holds a Creative Director position at STAPLEGUN.
Animal Planet – Package Design
Bob’s Red Mill – Advertising Art Direction/Package Design/Photography
EnLink Midstream – Art Director
Oklahoma Dept. of Commerce – Art Director
OKC Thunder – Art Director
Kroger -- Package Design — Photography Art Direction
The Daily Oklahoman — Interactive Art Director/Developer
Chesapeake Energy — Interactive Art Director
BYU — Interactive Art Director
Vans, Inc. — Illustrator/Artist
Portland Ad Federation — Muralist
Portland AIGA — Designer
Burnside East Business Association — Designer
City of Milwaukie, OR — Designer
The Womb Gallery — Muralist/Artist
USA Pear Association — Interactive Art Director/Developer/Graphic Designer
Southern Peanut Farmers Association — Interactive Art Director/Developer/Graphic Designer
US Apples Association — Interactive Art Director/Developer/Graphic Designer
National Cottonseed Products Association — Interactive Art Director/Developer/Graphic Designer