Born 1978 in Concord, MA and now based in Oakland, CA, Chris Treggiari investigates how art can enter the public realm in a way that can engage people in our communities. Treggiari focuses on highlighting diverse community experiences, histories, and personal stories through participatory mobile platforms that encourage audience engagement, turning the passive viewer into an active art maker who can participate in sharing their personal voice in a community dialogue. Treggiari has shown internationally including the Venice Biennale 2012 American Pavilion as well as nationally at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Getty Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the San Jose Museum of Art, and the Oakland Art Museum. Treggiari has received grants from the San Francisco and Oakland Arts Commissions, the Creative Work Fund, The Rainin Foundation, The Seattle Center Foundation, and the Zellerbach Foundation. Treggiari has taught at the California College of the Arts since 2013.