Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Christopher Batten has had a profound interest in Visual Art since the age of four. After completing an extensive college preparatory Visual Arts program at Detroit’s Cass Technical High School, Christopher went on to study at the Columbus College of Art and Design. He later completed his Visual Arts training at Detroit's College for Creative Studies, graduating with a BFA in Illustration Spring of 2006. Batten began his career as a Fine Artist in 2007. Exhibited nationally, his works have appeared in the National Black Fine Arts Show, Embrace (an exhibition associated with Atlanta's National Black Arts Festival), and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, amongst other venues. Aside from being a studio Artist, Christopher is a live painter, art educator, and muralist. Overall, Christopher aims to use his work as a means of triggering thought and subsequent change.