Chris Sweeney is a 1996 graduate of University of the Arts Philadelphia College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. and M.A. in Fine Arts/Painting and Drawing where he was the recipient of several awards, including the Ernest W. Greenfield Annual Award in Painting, the Peter J. McCahill Memorial Award in Art Education, and finalist for the Rohm and Haas Fine Arts Award. Recently, he was awarded by Pennsylvania Art Education Association the Outstanding Secondary Art Educator for 2016. He is also an Ambassador for MakeyMakey, Chibitronics, Morphi, and is a fellow at Ultimaker 3D Printer's Pioneer Education program.