Cris Gianakos was born in New York City in 1934. He studied design at the School of Visual Arts and has been a member of the College’s faculty since 1963. From 1961-1971, Gianakos and Stephen Ancona ran their own design firm. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Gianakos designed elegant and spare posters for major exhibitions at SVA including Lucy Lippard’s seminal “Groups,” as well as shows featuring Robert Morris and Frank Stella, among many others. Gianakos began creating assemblages and boxes in the 1960s, but over time he shifted his focus, as his new work became more aligned with Minimalism. By 1977, he had begun creating the “ramp” works that have become his signature work. The Cris Gianakos Collection is composed of posters, exhibition catalogues, and other print ephemera. Contact the Archives for an inventory of items.