Chris Leib was born in Carmel, California where he currently lives and works.
Chris Leib's honorary degree in Anthropology and his diploma in Fine Arts from the Academy of Arts in San Francisco seems to meet in his work. Chris Leib's artistic work focuses on the investigation of Western documentary narratives and alternative realities. Through the symbolic use of astronauts and bonobo monkeys, humorous, often absurd scenarios are created that reverse power relations that seem natural to us. He transplants his characters into humorous scenarios that are often set in a historically significant environment, where they generally tamper with events as we know them.