Posted by: Department of Art and Design
Christian Hosoi will be speaking connected to his solo exhibition, "The Art of Christian Hosoi" ongoing in the Duke Gallery.
An All-American professional skateboarder, Hosoi lived by the creed, “Skate and Destroy.” While he found his calling in skating at an early age, he also found himself in the midst of destruction.
Hosoi was the subject of an 2006 documentary film Rising Son – The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi, that detailed his initial success as a pro Vans skateboarder, drug addiction, and conversion to Christianity. He is a living legend and has a passion for life and youth culture.