Christopher Arabadjis was born and raised in a large family in Syracuse. Prior to earning an MFA at Pratt Institute, he studied physics for 14 years at SUNY Buffalo and UMass Amherst. He has worked as a software engineer in Southern California, a test specialist in Iowa, and as a library administrator in Brooklyn. His work has been exhibited in New York City, Iowa City, and the greater metropolitan areas of Boston and San Francisco. He enjoys listening to music, solving puzzles, day dreaming, and discussing ideas. He lives in Manhattan with his husband and cat, and commutes two hours each day to work.