Chris Tourre

Board Member

Born and raised in the farmlands of Western Pennsylvania, I moved to Chicago in 2006 after competing a BFA in Sculpture and BS in Art Education from Penn State University. While working as a set carpenter during my first year in the city, I was accepted to UIC to complete my MFA in Studio Arts. After graduate school, I ran my own art studio and showed work at venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Weston Art Galleries (Cincinnati) while making my living as a high school digital design teacher. In 2014, I opened a craft brewery in Chicago and operated it until joining Neon in 2017 as a Nonprofit Sales Consultant. When I’m not taking on projects, I spend a lot of time cooking for my wife Tristan and trying to get my little orange cat Phoef to love me.