CS Novus arrived in the Bay Area in 2009 to attend John F. Kennedy University’s MFA program in “Arts and Consciousness,” graduating in 2013. His work is influenced by the aesthetics, philosophies and ideals of a Transcendental Modernists movement in New Mexico from the 40’s and 50’s.  He has continued in this lineage both in art and philosophy throughout his career. His work has been described as noticeably “southwestern,” with an acid washed, graphic narrative feel.