Christopher Wren has over 20 years of experience in the design and production of live events. This year he is collaborating on several Lightscape trails and will be creating installations across five cities including an Electric Forest, some Musical Cacti, Neon Strings, a Shadow Garden, an island of Sun Pillars, and Lightwater Valley.
Christopher has been creating and designing experiences since his early beginnings as a haunted house designer. His work now includes dance, theater, concerts, and corporate production design in addition to his work with interactive light art installations. In 2010, he formed Keylight, Inc., a company dedicated to creating exceptional events for global audiences.
Christopher leverages his unique background in both conceptual design and technical management towards building bold, inspiring experiences with a consistent focus on a precise methodology in execution.
Significant production and lighting design projects include:
Illumination (2016-2020), Chicago Ideas Week (2014-2018), Ravinia Festival (2013-2017), Chi-town Rising (2016-2017), corporate events, and private parties featuring talent such as Sara Bareilles, John Legend, Leon Bridges, FUN, Stevie Wonder, Train and others.
For this year:
The Japanese Garden is called “Sun Pillars”
The cottage is called “Rise and Shine”
Gobo Valley is not a Snowflake valley. I think I’m going with the name Lightwater Valley for it.
Electric Forest, Sun Pillars
Lightscape, Chicago Botanic Garden
Rise and Shine, Musical Cacti
Lightscape, Los Angeles Arboretum
Neon Strings, Shadow Garden, Musical Cacti
San Antonio Botanical Garden
Electric Forest, Lightwater Valley, Neon Strings, Neon Trees
Houston Botanic Garden