GLAMFA

CHRISTINA SHURTS

Tinashurts.com
chris@tinashurts.com
714-797-8845
Long beach CA


Try It On For Size, 2008,)/C, 68”x 72”.



Intermediate, 2008, O/C, 68”x 48”.

 


Transempathy, 2008, O/C, 24x34”.

 


Anger Management, 2007, O/C, “24x 34”.


ARTIST STATMENT
Through my work I engage within the context of Contemporary Feminism. I use the history of painting to add another layer of discourse to the exploration of my own agenda. In my most recent work I’m interested in Identity formation and personas explored by people. Through my imagination and family snapshots I create abstracted narratives. My goal is to offer the viewer an honest struggle with my materials and content.

 

RESUME

b. Orange County, CA 1977
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EDUCATION
MFA Student Candidate (2010); California State University Long Beach CA
Long Beach City College LB CA
B.A. (2001) University of California Irvine CA
Spirit Square Art Center Charlotte NC

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
One Lucky Rock, Assunta Fox Gallery South, Laguna Beach, CA, September, 2007
Materiality, LBCC PCC Library, LB, CA, April- June, 2007
Naked Wanderer, Crew @ the LAB- SoBeca, Costa Mesa, CA, March-June, 2006

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
LA Juried Art Exhibition; LA Municipal Art Gallery; 2008
Insights 2008, University Art Museum (UAM), Long Beach CA, May 2008
Group Show, Assunta Fox Gallery North, Santa Ana Arts District, November 2006
Primarily Red, I-5 Gallery @ The Brewery, LA, CA, 2005
January Exhibition, Project 30, project30.com 2005
Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA), LA, CA 2005      
Figured Ground, Long Beach City College Gallery, LB, CA, 2005

FEATURED ARTICLES
Etsie, Nesta featured artist, nestausa.blogspot.com/.webloc, Tandie Wade, Spring 2008,
944 Magazine; 944magazine.com; Amy Nguyen; Spring 2007
“The Arts”, Long Beach Underground Magazine, LBunderground.com, Jeff Sinclair June 2006
From Loss to Color, Chapman University, Amy Nguyen, April 2006

WORK EXPERIENCE
Co curator                  GLAMFA 2008
Teaching Internship  Marie Thibeault, Color Theory, CSULB, Spring,  2008
Artist Assistant           Thomas Thoune, “East Meets West” Metro Rail project, Charlotte, NC, 2006
Graphic Artist            Stratacom Business Forms, 2005-6
Teacher                      Children’s painting workshop, Cypress, CA, 2006

AFFILIATIONS
Featured Artist             Longbeachculture.org
Volunteer                    Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Donor                          American Red Cross