Hornsby

Hornsby’s creative passion uniquely permeates his professional and personal life in a variety of expressions. Having studied graphic design at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., he has worked with many ad agencies and design studios across the Southeast, including those in Atlanta, Knoxville, and Mississippi. In 2003, he launched his own creative firm, Hornsby Brand Design, LLC.

This AAF (American Advertising Federation) Hall of Fame inductee answers each of his professional challenges with creative solutions that not only achieve results, but also break the ground of conventionalism. He’s garnered more than a 100 local and international design awards for his creative solutions, along with being pub­lished in several prestigious design annuals. Hornsby has cultivated his many years of design experience through producing superior

Chris Hornsby



creative work from corporate identity and websites to TV commercials.

In addition, Hornsby, the fine artist, enjoys the freedom and renewed energy that comes from creating his own personal artistic expressions. His pieces range from installation art to paintings and sculptures. As a problem solver, he also enjoys the technical challenges that come with installation art as well. His work has appeared in museums, exhibitions, and has been displayed in numerous venues. His recent “Fracture” series has received New York artists’ honors and was featured at his first solo exhibition at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN, from March 8th until May 4th, 2017. It was also featured in the April 2017 issue of Nashville Arts Magazine.



Chris Hornsby

Hornsby’s creative passion uniquely permeates his pro­fessional and personal life in a variety of expres­sions. Having studied graphic design at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., he has worked with many ad agencies and design studios across the Southeast, inclu­ding those in Atlanta, Knox­ville, and Mississippi. In 2003, he launched his own creative firm, Hornsby Brand Design, LLC.

This AAF (American Adver­tising Federation) Hall of Fame inductee answers each of his professional chal­lenges with creative solu­tions that not only achieve results, but also break the ground of con­ven­tion­alism. He’s gar­nered more than a 100 local and inter­national design awards for his creative solutions, along with being pub­lished in several prestigious design annuals. Hornsby has cultivated his many years of design experience through pro­du­cing superior creative work from corporate identity and websites to TV com­mer­cials.

In addition, Hornsby, the fine artist, enjoys the freedom and renewed energy that comes from creating his own personal artistic expressions. His pieces range from installation art to paintings and sculptures. As a problem solver, he also enjoys the technical challenges that come with installation art as well. His work has appeared in museums, exhibitions, and has been displayed in nu­mer­ous venues. His recent “Fracture” series has re­ceived New York artists’ honors and was featured at his first solo exhibition at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN, from March 8th until May 4th, 2017. It was also featured in the April 2017 issue of Nashville Arts Magazine.



Hornsby’s creative passion uniquely permeates his professional and personal life in a variety of expressions. Having studied graphic design at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., he has worked with many ad agencies and design studios across the Southeast, including those in Atlanta, Knoxville, and Mississippi. In 2003, he launched his own creative firm, Hornsby Brand Design, LLC.      

This AAF (American Adver­tising Federation) Hall of Fame inductee answers each of his professional challenges with creative solutions that not only achieve results, but also break the ground of conventionalism.

Chris Hornsby
He’s gar­nered more than 100 local and international design awards for his creative solutions, along with being published in several prestigious design annuals. Hornsby has cultivated his many years of design experience through pro­du­cing superior creative work from cor­porate identity and web­sites to TV commercials.

In addition, Hornsby, the fine artist, enjoys the freedom and renewed energy that comes from

creating his own personal artistic expressions. His pieces range from in­stal­lation art to paintings and sculptures. As a problem solver, he also enjoys the technical chal­len­ges that come with installation art as well. His work has appeared in museums, exhibitions, and has been displayed in numerous venues. His recent “Fracture” series has received New York artists’ honors and was recently at his first solo exhibition at the Customs House Mu­seum in Clarksville, TN, from March 8th until May 4th, 2017. It was also featured in the April 2017 issue ofNashville Arts Maga­zine.

Artist's Statement

Dark and light fractured imagery infuse my vision to understand struggle, pain, defeat, and victory. My paintings are based on the complex yet surprising interaction between control and contradiction and humanity’s violent struggle to succeed. Surprising, because when I experiment with shapes, mediums, ideas, and positions, the images that come forth are unexpected, revealing, and exciting. The rearrangement and jux­tapo­sitions of my design forms al­low me to see emo­tional open­ings. I then visu­alize what these open­ings will look and feel like

and paint them with my own personal language.... I find joy in exposing and encouraging raw emotion and contemplation.

For me it’s an evolution of ex­peri­men­tation and disc­overy in as much as it is find­ing out who I am as a per­son and what I’m ca­pab­le of be­coming. In this “be­com­ing,” I find hid­den growth po­ten­tial, utter de­prav­ity, and yes, even hope.

Artist's Statement


Dark and light fractured imagery infuse my vision to understand struggle, pain, defeat, and victory. My paintings are based on the complex yet surprising interaction between control and contradiction and humanity’s violent struggle to succeed. Surprising, because when I experiment with shapes, mediums, ideas, and positions, the images that come forth are unexpected, revealing, and exciting. The rearrangement and juxtapositions of my design forms allow me to see emotional openings. I then visualize what these openings will look and feel like and paint them with my own personal language... I find joy in exposing and encouraging raw emotion and contemplation.

For me it’s an evolution of experimentation and discovery in as much as it is finding out who I am as a person and what I’m capable of becoming. In this “becoming,” I find hidden growth potential, utter depravity, and yes, even hope.