Christopheraaron Deanes is an oil painter, public artist, and educator here in the Twin Cities.  He is a graduate from, The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, The University of Saint Thomas, The University of Saint Mary’s and has experienced teacher fellowship programs with The University of Minnesota. As an educator, Christopheraaron has worked with The Minneapolis Public Schools for 17 years and now as an Assistant Principal at Perpich Arts High School.  

He is currently working on two public art commissions with the City of Minneapolis and several commissions as well as working with The Roho Collective, artist of color in partnership with the Walker Arts Center. Christopheraaron believes that the answer to the educational disparities that exist in our current climate is closely tied to artistic and critical thinking skills.