Christina Quinn


It's Not What It Seems
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Math Takes A Left
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Biography

Christina was born and raised in West Yorkshire, England, the heart of the Industrial North. It is here that Christina came to develop a love for textiles, color and design. After attending Dewsbury and Batley Art College for three years, Christina left the industrial setting of Yorkshire to travel to Australia and New Zealand, finally settling in Queenstown, New Zealand.

In Queenstown, Christina became a successful, and in much demand, weaver. Many of her wall hangings went to Japan, America and parts of Europe. Several were installed in public buildings around New Zealand.

After arriving in California in the early '80s, Christina decided to try a new medium to interpret her knowledge of color, texture and design: painting. Her work has shown an incredible progression over the years, from her early pieces, which resemble primitive fabrics, in bold primary colors, to her latest fascination with encaustic color fields.

Christina's new canvases have many layers of paint and wax, creating an exciting and satisfying visual harmony. The smaller and more intimate works have deeply tactile and sensual surfaces, while larger canvases envelop the viewer in swathes of color.

Christina continues to explore new avenues of expression, and is currently working on a series of three-dimensional pieces that incorporate painted surfaces with found objects.

Exhibitions:

2003 - Canyon Road Collection, Palm Desert, California

2003 - Design Metaphor, Palm Springs, California

2002 - Palm Springs Abstraction, Design Metaphor, Palm Springs, California

2002 - Sensual Blue, Design Metaphor, Palm Springs, California

2002 - Earth Now, Design Then, Design Metaphor, Palm Springs, California

2000 - Rae Mallot Studio, Palm Desert, California

2000 - Louis Neyers Design Center, Palm Desert, California

1999 - No Walls, No Boundaries, College Of the Desert Library, Palm Desert, California

1999 - Wild Women Galleries, Palm Desert, California

1999 - Cathedral City Library, Cathedral City, California

Education:

Dewsbury & Batley Art College, Yorkshire, England

Deavoll Fibre Studio, Queenstown, New Zealand

College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California

Awards:

2003 - Award of Excellence, "Healing Power of Art Competition, Manhattan Arts Int., New York City 2003


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