Born and raised in New York, Chip moved to Los Angeles in 1993 where he started a Mosaic Studio. After spending some time as a Los Angeles artist, Chip developed the concept for Art Share L A. The thought of a place where low-income artists could receive life and employment skills while giving back to the community was the beginning of what now is a large multi-level arts incubator serving the many people of Los Angeles.
Chip later moved back to NY in 2001 to be with family after 9/11 and using the arts incubator concept he created Mosaica (an architect / designer resource). He is presently President Emeritus of the Patchogue Arts Council and with business partner Charlie Baker he has created Krystal (the first company to manufacture and nationally distribute glass writing boards) and C Squared (a fine arts gallery that helps market the work of some very talented artists)
Among his accomplishments was receipt of the Presidents Daily Point of Light Award by President Bill Clinton