Chris Wallace is an American mixed-media artist, art collector and entrepreneur. He was born in Florissant, MO, a suburb of St. Louis, in 1984 and grew up in Maryland Heights, MO. In his teen years, he became fascinated with emerging technologies and the Internet. This interest sparked a love for the visual arts and code, leading him into web and interactive design. In his 17 years as a design professional, he has led creative projects for Fortune 500 companies and organizations around the world. As Creative Principal and Partner at his design agency Lift UX, Chris’ work received multiple Emmy Award nominations for interactive second screen applications that supported popular TV series Mad Men, The Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad.
His NFT journey began in March 2021 when receiving an invitation to become a creator on Foundation. After minting a series of interactive pieces, he began collecting art both on Ethereum and Hic Et Nunc. As of September 2021, he has collected from over 1000 artists and amassed a collection of nearly 3,000 NFTs. As a photographer, he shoots only on iPhone and has traveled the world to capture compelling and beautiful images. As a mixed-media artist, he began using 3D software to create generative art using particle simulations in a software called Houdini. Much of his work today is experimenting with randomness to produce something beautiful.
In April 2021, he founded UltraDAO, an art collective whose mission is to collect important historical and cultural NFTs and elevate artists. He works closely with the 111 members to plan and execute individual artist NFT drops and markets them to his 17,000+ twitter followers, many of which are collectors. In addition, he is currently leading a 10k generative project called Woodies, launching at the end of September 2021.