Our Space / Our Mission
ABFA represents artists that are both nationally and internationally recognized. They have credentials you would expect to see in NYC as well as all prominant art centers across the globe.
Our mission here at ABFA is to bring you art of high aestethic value. We offer you artwork that is cutting edge tough to imagery steeped in painterly tradition.
On the one hand, we offer important contemporary sculpture and, on the other hand, ceramic work that would be considered created by one of Japan's "national treasures."
About Christopher Durham
Christopher Durham, born and raised in Southern Virginia developed three loves early on—animals, art and entertainment. All three of which he successfully pursued upon his arrival in New York City after graduating from The College of William and Mary. He immediately found work in theatre, film and television. In his first eight years in New York City, Christopher was a contract player on four different soap operas: “Capitol”, “Ryan’s Hope”, “One Life To Live” and “As The World Turns.” Twenty five years later, he still makes his living in the acting field having guest starred on “Rescue Me”, ”Third Watch”, ”Law and Order”, “Law and Order Criminal Intent”, ”Law and Order SVU”, “Kidnapped”, “Gossip Girl, “Person of Interest” and “Mercy” among others.
As a television host and personality, he appeared in the highly acclaimed documentary “Wild City” with Isabella Rossellini and was a frequent guest and segment producer of The Hallmark Channel’s “New Morning” show. He has also reported for HBO, The Travel Channel, Tourism Ireland( three documentaries), the syndicated news program “The Pet Guy” and The Onion News Network.
As an accomplished artist, he celebrated his first New York City gallery exhibition at CFM Gallery in Soho. Although he works mostly in pen/ink and watercolor, some of his most detailed and elaborate work involves the use of ostrich eggs. Using the eggs themselves as the canvas and inspiration from the famed Faberge eggs, Chris has created amazing works of art from these large eggs. They have been featured in the famed windows of Van Clef and Arpels in New York City as well as Elle Décor, M, and Victoria magazines and The New York Times. He is a highly sought out pet portrait artist as well and loves to capture the whimsical nature of animals as well as their extraordinary detail.
As a result of his many years of working with animals, Christopher became a state licensed wildlife rehabilitator in 1998. He works closely with state and local animal facilities to help injured and orphaned wildlife receive care and treatment so that they care be returned to the wild. He divides his time between New York City and the beautiful Catskill Mountains.
In 2014, Christopher Durham published his first children’s book “ZOBO”, which he both wrote and illustrated.