Christian Fillippo is a contemporary abstract artist-painter.  His original works of art are intense, bold, intricate, and explosive.  His abstract paintings feature total engagement and interaction with both the aesthetic and physical properties of the media itself.  Thru his personal expression and treatment of materials, Fillippo looks to elicit emotional response from his viewers and to create broad and continuous subject possibilities, providing each viewer with a personal connection and experience.

Fillippo was born in Chicago Il in 1982.  He attended Indiana University where he majored in Studio Arts and pursued his passions for music, sculpture, carpentry, graphic design, and painting.  Currently residing in Valparaiso, In.   Fillippo continues to expand his artistic expression thru multiple mediums. He has been awarded for his work in graphic design and has designed merchandise and other media including layouts for cd recordings, promotional materials, and clothing for numerous music groups worldwide. He has also worked to design and build custom furniture and reception areas for local entrepreneurs throughout the state of Indiana.  In recent, Fillippo's paintings have been incorporated into live multi-media performances with BASILICA (a music and multi-media performing arts group) that include both real-time interaction with existing works as well as the creation of new works using the latest audio and video interactive technologies. 



-Mac Worthington gallery of contemporary art; 749 North High Street, Columbus,Ohio 43215.  Contact 614-294-7790

 The Mac Worthington Gallery currently exhibits and publishes the work on their website, in  their catalogue, and in their gallery. The gallery is located in the heart of Columbus, Ohio.

BASILICA: BASILICA is a virtuoso chamber music group that was founded in 2005 by composer Ben S. Jacob in order to create uniquely powerful and intimate musical experiences. The current instrumentation of amplified string instruments and percussion is the latest step in the evolution of a music that seeks to combine bold rhythms, incisive harmonies, broad yet angular melodies, and towering sonorities into an experience of relentless intensity, a raging discourse on the fundamental emotionality that is at the core of human existence. The team of classically trained musicians that has been assembled for this project is dedicated to the perfection of sound and spirit that yields performances and recordings of uncommon precision, power, and beauty.

In 2006, BASILICA began expansion into the realm of multi-media performance with the incorporation of interactive video projection during live performances. In addition to this new element, BASILICA continues its work in growth and refinement of its sonic enhancement techniques, expansion of the depth and duration of its live performances, international collaboration with composers and other artists, and production of high-quality, high-impact audio and video recordings and other media. Future endeavors include performances throughout North America, including appearances at experimental music festivals and other performance art events.


-Midwest Emerging Artists:  Midwest Emerging Artists is a not-for-profit organization based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our mission is to serve the city of Indianapolis by promoting a confluence of the arts. Music and art have an important place in the history of our community. Music, art and performance are a natural combination, and we are here to bring them together under the same roof, at the same event. It is also our duty to foster fine arts education for our youth. We believe it is important to nurture imagination, inspire creativity and instill the power of discipline in the pursuit of careers in the arts.