Christina Massey’s work teeters of the edge of both painting and sculpture. The beginning stages of her creative process are very sculptural. It develops from choices about materials, form, texture and shape before paint is applied covering the surfaces with painterly gestures. Her work is highly intuitive, reacting to the materials and building upon them as the work evolves. Her work indulges the senses with an overload of aesthetic qualities like textures, color, form and pattern.

 

Artists such as John Chamberlain, Susan Bengali, El Anatsui and Lee Bontecou have influenced her work. Massey’s work shares a sensitivity to materials, form and process with an inspiration from textiles and re-purposed products. She blends and blurs the lines between sculpture and painting in her colorful, abstract, textural, two and three-dimensional artworks.

 

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EXHIBITION HISTORY:

Solo Shows:

2017      Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University, Then & Now, Providence, RI

2015      Riverviews Artspace, Business & Bones, Lynchburg, VA 2015 (2 person)

2014      World of Threads, Fiber Art Festival, Solo Shows, Toronto, Canada

              Dacia Gallery, Salva Veritate, New York, NY

2012      Corridor Gallery, RUSH Arts Gallery, Business & Pleasure, Brooklyn, NY

2011      McKinley Gallery, An Art Community, Reno, NV

2010      Taller Boricua, Meat Market, New York, NY

2007     Soapbox Gallery, Meat Market, Brooklyn, NY

              Chashama Exhibition Space, Meat Market, New York, NY

              Chashama Window Gallery, Art is Who You Know, New York, NY

2002     Ayres Gallery, Dead Paintings, Chico, CA

2001      Upper Crust Gallery, 404 File Not Found, Chico, CA

 

Art Fairs:

2017      SPRINGBREAK Art Show, Chashama, New York, NY

2016      ArtPrize 8, Grand Rapids, MI

2015      The Un(Scene) Art Show, Armory Week, New York, NY

               Scope NY, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2014      Creative Climate Awards, Human Impacts Institute

2013      Times Square Art Show, Dacia Gallery, Times Square Art Center, New York, NY

              Contemporary Art Fair NYC, Red Wall Gallery, Javits Center North, New York, NY

               Fountain Art Fair, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2012      Art In Odd Places, MODEL, 14th Street Art Festival, Deli Deals, New York, NY

2011      Verge Brooklyn, Tomorrow Stars, Brooklyn, NY

2006     Rider Project, NeuBEES, DUMBO Arts Festival, NY

 

Museum Exhibitions:

2017     deCordova Sculptural Park & Museum, Abstract!, Lincoln, MA

2012      Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Women of the Uncommon Cloth, Ormond Beach, FL

2010      MoCADA, The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks, NY

2002     Chico Museum, In the Eyes of the Artists, Chico, CA

 

Select Group Shows:

2017     MAAC, MAAC on the Map, New York, NY

                   John Doe Gallery, NOTHING TWICE, Brooklyn, NY

               Chazan Gallery, Traverse/Texture, Providence, RI (3 person)

               Untitled Space, UPRISE, New York, NY

2016      Cluster Gallery, Reformed & Reimagined, Brooklyn, NY (3 person)

               Radiator Arts, Works: Reflections on Failure, Long Island City, NY

              Bailey Contemporary Arts, RE: Purposed, Pompano Breach, FL

              St. Joseph's College, Plus ca change, Plus c'est la meme chose" Brooklyn, NY

              NARS Foundation, Threaded Archetypes, Brooklyn, NY

2015      Smack Mellon, RESPOND, Brooklyn, NY

              BRIC, Rotunda Gallery, The Artist’s Studio, Brooklyn, NY

              JAM Gallery, Earth Day Show, Malvern, PA

              HEREart, BEIGE!, New York, NY

2014      Florence Quater Gallery, Painting Now, Tuscan, AZ

2013      Michael Mut Gallery, It’s a Matter of Mind, New York, NY

               North Light Gallery, Altered Reality, Brooklyn, NY

2012      Rush Arts Gallery, Artisan Series, New York, NY

              Thompson Gallery, Cambridge School of Weston, Strange Glue, Weston, MA

              Crossing Art Gallery, Going Green II, Queens, NY

              City Without Walls, Knot Your Average Knit, Newark, NJ

2011      Like the Spice Gallery, Layer Current, Brooklyn, NY

              Artjail, Painting with Pictures 2, New York, NY

              Maloney Art Gallery, Visual Phrasing, Morristown, NJ

2009     Chashama, Meat Market, New York, NY

2008     Nurture Art Gallery, “ECO Demo”, Booklyn, NY

2007     Gallery Tsubaki, Beyond NY in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

              University of Colorado, Visual Noise, UMC Gallery, Boulder, CO

 

Select Juried Exhibitions:

2012      The Center for Contemporary Art, 2012 Juried Exhibition, Bedminster, NJ

               First Street Gallery, 2012 National Juried Exhibition, New York, NY

2010      The Monmouth Museum, 31st Annual Juried Exhibition, Lincroft, NJ

               Vision Gallery, ArtQuilts XVII, Integrating A Paradox, Chandler, AZ

2008     Harris House Gallery, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Stretching Threads Across Florida, New Smyrna Beach, FL

 

EDUCATION:

2002    BFA, California State University, Chico, Chico, CA

1999    Study Abroad, London University, London, England

 

AWARDS:

2017      Robert Blackburn SIP Fellowship

2017      Puffin Foundation Grant

2016      Celeste Prize Finalist in Sculpture

2016      Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat

2016      Fiscal Sponsorship Program with NYFA

2015      Chashama Studio Residency, Brooklyn, NY

2014      The Weaving Hand Studio Residency

2013      The Puffin Foundation Grant Recipient

              Showcase Winner for Painting, ArtSlant

2011      Showcase Winner for Painting, ArtSlant

2010      Showcase Winner for Installation, ArtSlant

2007     AIM Finalist, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY

2002     Marion Epting Purchase Award, Janent Turner Print Museum, Chico, CA

              Dean’s Award, Best in Show, University Gallery, Chico, CA

2001      Mary Ahlquist Memorial Scholarship

              Janent Turner Print Purchase Award, Janent Turner Print Museum, Chico, CA

2000     Mary Ahlquist Memorial Scholarship

1997      Bank of America Advanced Achievement in Art Award

              Chico State University Incoming Freshman Visual Art Scholarship