37: Christian Filardo

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So as we count down to our annual Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives.

37: Christian Filardo
Christian Filardo

Christian Filardo is currently studying intermedia art at ASU. The 21-year-old is headed back to school this week, he's already made a splash in the local art scene. He runs record label Holy Page out of his Tempe house, which he's also dubbed the Tempe Museum of Contemporary Art.

When he's not in class or producing records, he's experimenting with digital art, animated GIFs, and mixed-media collages. He says he likes stickers, hats, tapes, throwing dice, drinking Mountain Dew, and shooting guns up in the air and screaming as loud as he can.

A Star Is Born from Christian Filardo on Vimeo.

I came to Phoenix . . . hoping to tear it up!

I make art because . . . it is therapeutic.

I'm most productive . . . after coffee and late at night.

My inspiration wall . . . has some good stuff on it. A velvet painting of a matador, tape racks, some ancient aboriginal masks, and a photo of a man in a polar bear shaped hot air balloon.

I've learned the most from . . . my Mom and Pop, Brothers Tom and Andre, Caroline Battle, Angelo Harmsworth, music scene buds, Trunk Space family, and Richard Gimbel, you are missed.

Good work should always . . . speak for itself.

37: Christian Filardo

The Phoenix creative scene could use more . . . people who will step up to the plate and be real with their peers and community!

The Creatives, so far ... (And while you're here, check out 100 Tastemakers on Chow Bella.)

100:Lara Plecas 99. Isaac Caruso 98. Brandon Gore 97. Kelsey Dake 96. Hector Ruiz 95. Caroline Battle 94: Jennifer Campbell 93. Jeff Chabot 92. Tiffiney Yazzie 91. Daniel Germani 90. Irma Sanchez 89. Daniel m. Davis 88. Kirstin Van Cleef 87. Emmett Potter 86. Sarah Hurwitz 85. Christine Cassano 84. Fred Tieken 83. Lindsay Kinkade 82. Ruben Galicia 81. Robert Uribe 80. Heidi Abrahamson 79. Josephine Davis 78. Travis Ladue 77. Taz Loomans 76. Mikey Jackson 75. Alex Empty 74. Joe Ray 73. Carol Roque 72. Daniel Funkhouser 71. Carla Chavarria 70. Hugo Medina 69. Cavin Costello 68. Claire Carter 67. Lindsay Tingstrom 66. Catherine Ruane 65. Christopher Crosby 64. Aaron Johnson 63. Brenda Eden 62. Colton Brock 61. Ernesto Moncada 60. Benjamin Phillips 59. Brad Armstrong 58. Angela Hardison 57. Tyler Quinn 56. Andrew James Benson 55. Charles Anthony Darr 54: Tiffe Fermaint 53. Eric Cox 52. Victor Vasquez 51. John Randall Nelson 50. Lauren Lee 49. Kyle Jordre 48. Julie C. Kent 47. Sean Deckert 46. Niba DelCastillo 45. Joseph Benesh 44. Ashley Harder 43. Dan Vermillion 42. Daniel Shepherd 41. James B. Hunt 40. Lori Fenn 39. Seth Gideon Fainkujen 38. Wayne Rainey

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