Christopher Metzger is an artist and educator, who earned an MA in Digital Arts and an MFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from Maryland Institute College of Art. As a full time faculty member at Stevenson University, he teaches computer graphics and digital photography, with a strong focus on both the practical and theoretical use of technology by artists and designers.
Critically, Metzger's research ranges from hip hop culture and African American art to social and mass media. Over the past few years, he has become extremely inspired by the advancement and progression of mobile photography, the immediacy of online sharing and the software and hardware developed for mobile platforms. As an artist who engages the community through project based work, the accessibility of this technology is exciting creatively as he continues to explore how art can impact the community in positive ways. Conceptually, Metzger's personal work deals with themes related to race, class and identity, examining these broad ideas through both an historical and contemporary lens.