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Misty Copeland's Firebird cover
Firebird cover (2014)

Christopher Dean "Chris" Myers is an American author and artist, creating cross-cultural works in a variety of mediums. His approach often facilitates connections between artists. Myers has also collaborated on a number of children's picture books with his father, Walter Dean Myers, and is a recipient of the Coretta Scott King award, as well as various honors. Chris Myers now has a book imprint with Random House.

Currently living in New York, Myers graduated from Brown University and the Whitney Museum of Art Independent Studio Program.

Children's Literature

  • The Shadow of the Red Moon, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Scholastic, 1995)
  • Harlem, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Scholastic, 1997)
  • Black Cat, written and illustrated by Christopher Myers (Scholastic, 1999)
  • Wings, written and illustrated by Christopher Myers (Scholastic, 2000)
  • Fly!, written and illustrated by Christopher Myers (Jump At The Sun, 2001)
  • A Time to Love: Stories from the Old Testament, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Scholastic, 2003)
  • Monster, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Harper Collins, 2004)
  • Love: Selected poems by e.e. cummings, written by e.e. cummings, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Jump At The Sun, 2005)
  • Lies and Other Tall Tales, written by Zora Neale Hurston, illustrated by Christopher Myers (HarperCollins, 2005)
  • Autobiography of My Dead Brother, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Amistad, 2006)
  • Blues Journey, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Holiday House, 2006)
  • Jabberwocky, written by Lewis Carroll, illustrated By Christopher Myers (Jump At The Sun, 2007)
  • Jazz, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Holiday House, 2008)
  • Looking Like Me, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (EgmontUSA, 2009)
  • H.O.R.S.E a Game of Basketball and Imagination, written and illustrated by Christopher Myers (EgmontUSA, 2012)
  • Firebird, written by Misty Copeland, illustrated by Christopher Myers (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 2014)
  • Jake Makes A World, written by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, illustrated by Christopher Myers (MoMA, 2015)
  • We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (HarperCollins, 2015)
  • My Pen, written and illustrated by Christopher Myers (Disney-Hyperion, 2015)
  • Nighttime Symphony, written by Timbaland feat. Christopher Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers and Kaa Illustration (Atheneum, 2019)
  • Welcome to the neighborhood a story in the group Flying Lessons and other stories

Fine Art

  • 2000: Chris Myers' All-Negro Freakshow

This project humanized Black American sideshow performers through archived photos and correspondences, displayed at Vassar.

  • 2014: Am I Going Too Fast?

A short documentary film which explores the transformation of Kenya through the impact of technology. Myers co-directed and the film was submitted for the Sundance Short Film Challenge.

  • 2016: Echo in the Bones

Displayed at Cooper Gallery alongside work by Pollock, Warhol and Billie Holiday. This exhibit explored the intersection of Jazz and visual art. Myers created brass instruments reflective of those used in Saigon and New Orleans funeral marches.

  • 2016: Go Forth

Myers designed theatrical set pieces for an adapted from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, directed by Kaneza Schaal and performed at the Coil Festival.

  • 2018: Fire in the Head

Designed imagery from the life and experiences of Vaslav Nijinsky, which were then crafted by Indonesian puppet makers. Displayed at the SCAD Museum.

  • 2018: Every Refugee Boat is a Mayflower

This display used Billboards to highlight refugee crisis around the globe at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art.

  • 2018: Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me

An installation at Fort Gansevoort that included the pieces I Am Not a Human Being, VXLLRNCGNT, and The Boats

Awards and Honors

  • 1998 Caldecott Honor for Harlem
  • 1998 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for Harlem
  • 2000 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for Black Cat
  • 2006 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor for Blues Journey
  • 2007 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for Jazz
  • 2013 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for H.O.R.S.E: A Game of Basketball and Imagination
  • 2015 First National Bank of Omaha Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education
  • 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Firebird
  • 2019 Colene Brown Art Prize Recipient

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