Christopher Lock is an English educator in Japan. He has a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, with
emphasis in Semiotics/Syntactics, and is specializing in visual and visionary semiotics.
Mr. Lock teaches English (EFL/ESL) at Osaka University of Arts, Osaka University Department of Foreign Studies
Osaka Prefecture University and other universities in Japan. He has also taught at Osaka University of Arts Junior College, and
Osaka College of Art for fifteen years.
In 1978 Chris was made an Associate of the Society of Architectural Illustration (A.S.A.I.) in the areas
of fine art, perspectives, model making, and photography. In 1996 he was promoted to Member
status (M.S.A.I.) in the area of architectural photography. He was conferred a council member and Fellow (F.S.A.I.) in 2007.
Chris is the Japan Area Representative and Coordinator of the Society of Architectural
Illustration (SAI) in England.
Chris's photographs have been published in the Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun, and on the
covers of Viewpoint periodical of the SAI, as well as in Kansai Time Out (KTO) magazine (see
Publ'd Photos). They are more frequently reproduced in full-page color on the front cover of the
monthly magazine Kansai Time Out -- Kansai and West Japan’s popular English magazine (see
The recipient of awards and special diplomas, Mr. Lock is listed in Marquis Who’s Who,
Contemporary Who’s Who, and the IBC in Cambridge, England.
His published papers and articles include two academic papers on the WingMakers’ Chamber 6,
and 17, paintings in the Journal of Osaka University of Arts (#25 Dec 2002, #26 Dec 2003).
A free download of Chris's 45-page WingMakers Chamber 1 paper is available at link:
Chamber 6 paper and Chamber 17 paper are available online as Adobe 34- and 56-page e-books
respectively at these links:
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A "Published Papers" site is currently under construction.