37: Christian Filardo

Categories: Creatives 2012

When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So as we count down to our annual Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives.

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Christian Filardo
Christian Filardo is currently studying intermedia art at ASU. The 21-year-old is headed back to school this week, he's already made a splash in the local art scene. He runs record label Holy Page out of his Tempe house, which he's also dubbed the Tempe Museum of Contemporary Art.

When he's not in class or producing records, he's experimenting with digital art, animated GIFs, and mixed-media collages. He says he likes stickers, hats, tapes, throwing dice, drinking Mountain Dew, and shooting guns up in the air and screaming as loud as he can.

A Star Is Born from Christian Filardo on Vimeo.

I came to Phoenix . . . hoping to tear it up!

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Christian Filardo
The Kiwi Says It All Again
I make art because . . . it is therapeutic.

I'm most productive . . . after coffee and late at night.

My inspiration wall . . . has some good stuff on it. A velvet painting of a matador, tape racks, some ancient aboriginal masks, and a photo of a man in a polar bear shaped hot air balloon.

I've learned the most from . . . my Mom and Pop, Brothers Tom and Andre, Caroline Battle, Angelo Harmsworth, music scene buds, Trunk Space family, and Richard Gimbel, you are missed.

Good work should always . . . speak for itself.


The Phoenix creative scene could use more . . . people who will step up to the plate and be real with their peers and community!

The Creatives, so far ... (And while you're here, check out 100 Tastemakers on Chow Bella.)

100:Lara Plecas
99. Isaac Caruso
98. Brandon Gore
97. Kelsey Dake
96. Hector Ruiz
95. Caroline Battle
94: Jennifer Campbell
93. Jeff Chabot
92. Tiffiney Yazzie
91. Daniel Germani
90. Irma Sanchez
89. Daniel m. Davis
88. Kirstin Van Cleef
87. Emmett Potter
86. Sarah Hurwitz
85. Christine Cassano
84. Fred Tieken
83. Lindsay Kinkade
82. Ruben Galicia
81. Robert Uribe
80. Heidi Abrahamson
79. Josephine Davis
78. Travis Ladue
77. Taz Loomans
76. Mikey Jackson
75. Alex Empty
74. Joe Ray
73. Carol Roque
72. Daniel Funkhouser
71. Carla Chavarria
70. Hugo Medina
69. Cavin Costello
68. Claire Carter
67. Lindsay Tingstrom
66. Catherine Ruane
65. Christopher Crosby
64. Aaron Johnson
63. Brenda Eden
62. Colton Brock
61. Ernesto Moncada
60. Benjamin Phillips
59. Brad Armstrong
58. Angela Hardison
57. Tyler Quinn
56. Andrew James Benson
55. Charles Anthony Darr
54: Tiffe Fermaint
53. Eric Cox
52. Victor Vasquez
51. John Randall Nelson
50. Lauren Lee
49. Kyle Jordre
48. Julie C. Kent
47. Sean Deckert
46. Niba DelCastillo
45. Joseph Benesh
44. Ashley Harder
43. Dan Vermillion
42. Daniel Shepherd
41. James B. Hunt
40. Lori Fenn
39. Seth Gideon Fainkujen
38. Wayne Rainey

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