Christina Massey

Christina Massey was born and raised in Northern California where she studied painting, printmaking and theater set design. Her work blends the mediums of painting and sculpture producing two and three-dimensional works.

Massey’s work has been exhibited extensively in the NY metropolitan area in over a dozen solo exhibitions including with the Noyes Art Museum, Rush Arts Galleries, Brown University and within the Springbreak Art Fair in 2017, in addition to showing abroad in cities such as London, Toronto and Tokyo. She has won multiple awards for her work including most recently the SIP Fellowship at the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, a Puffin Foundation Grant, Mayer Foundation Grant and Merit Scholarship at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY. Massey’s work can be found in multiple private and public collections including the Janent Turner Museum and Credit Suisse. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Artist Statement:

“In a world that wants quick sound bites, my work is complicated. It is intentionally between several definitions, simultaneously painting and sculpture, craft and fine art and they even appear both soft and sharp at the same time. Addressing a wide range of subjects, I examine how various topics relate and overlap one another and find interest in the duality of meanings drawn from material, process and language.

Through the choice of my materials and form, my appreciation and concern for nature and the environment is revealed and acts as a representational aspect in my otherwise abstract work. Techniques like stitching and weaving are commonly used as well as processes that have stereotypically been lower on the hierarchy scale of mediums be that from printmaking to glass blowing. Works range from two to three dimensional, large to small, finding a common ground through style and using subtle language connections through the materials and titles to make conceptual connections to the forms.”

Her work has been featured in group shows DEFINING FORM and UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN curated by Indira Cesarine.

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