CHIP AUSTIN HUNTER, Owner.
Born and raised in Long Island and Westchester County New York, Chip graduated High School at the age of 15. After a few years of study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, he went to the University of Miami where he studied Psychology and Theater. In 1993, Chip moved to Los Angeles where he started a Mosaic Studio and produced some major public art installations as well as creating commercial and residential functional art pieces.
After spending some time as a Los Angeles artist, Chip developed the concept for Art Share Los Angeles. The thought of a place where low-income people 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 communities of Los Angeles. The combination of wholesale and retail experience with an infusion of philanthropic and social service priorities enabled Chip to have all the necessary training and insight into creating Art Share and helped him achieve great accomplishments while he raised 12 million dollars in just 5 years. Among these accomplishments was receipt of the Presidents Daily Point of Light Award by President Bill Clinton.
Chip moved back to New York to be with Family in Huntington and after experiencing a large demand for his mosaic work, Chip later opened Mosaica in Huntington Station. As the company grew, Chip moved the business to Patchogue, New York and developed it into a more diverse company that serves as an architectural and designer fabrication resource.
It was this growth in multi medium development that led Chip, through Mosaica, down the path to fabricate and develop the product Krystal Glass Writing Boards. Krystal quickly became a high volume business of its own and after three years of growing Krystal, Chip sold the business and opened up C2 Resource Studio to continue manufacturing architectural and design elements and focus on his first true love of art. C2 has also developed a fine art component to showcase the many artists he has developed relationships with over the years, as well as promoting a growing list of new and exciting talent that he meets regularly.