Christopher Lucore was born in the Midwest, residing in Springfield, IL and Montauk, NY for the past twenty three years. He attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY and graduated in the class of 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in studio art and chemistry. He has now established a studio and gallery in Montauk located at 87 South Euclid Avenue, The Lucore Art, LLC.
With his senior year in Geneva affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic, he returned to Montauk, NY with his family. On Long Island, Christopher met his mentor, east end artist Anne Raymond. They launched what has been dubbed the Montauk Summer Residency Program. The residency resulted in the creation of twenty-two original acrylic works on canvas. The summer residency program was extended into the fall of 2020 as Christopher’s productivity and work continued to evolve.
“I paint because it’s fun and I’m hoping that when you look at what I created maybe you’ll have fun too. Or at least be distracted. 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. A year filled with tremendous loss. There is nothing I can do to replace what we’ve lost, I don’t think anyone can. But, if I can make something new, something that’s distracting, something that can take you away from your burdens and loss, however briefly, I’m hoping that’s something that will bring you joy and peace.”