CHRISTINA THOMAS

New York, NY

AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS:

Speak Your Truth Presents A Sweet Taste of Art, Dobbs Ferry, NY April 2014 to May 2014

Speak Your Truth Presents LOl Heals, Brooklyn, NY March 2014 (one-day show)

Speak Your Truth Presents And Still I Rise, Newark, NJ January 2014

Speak Your Truth Presents the Evolution, Solo Exhibition by Christina Thomas, New York, NY December 2013 to January 2014

The Art of Fashion, A Night of Live Art & Jazz Reception, New York, NY December 2013 (one-day show)

The Art of Fashion, A Night of Live Art & Jazz Reception, New York, NY November 2013 (one-day show)

Speak Your Truth Presents Journey Beyond Your Limits, New York, NY May 2013

The Art of Fashion Art, On The Down Low lll, New York, NY May 2013 (one-day show)

The Art of Fashion Art, On The Down Low, New York, NY April 2013 (one-day show)

The Art of Fashion, Members Invitational, New York, NY November 2011 (one-day show)

Avanti Art & Design, Seattle, WA Seattle, WA August 2011

Fremont First Friday Art Walk, Seattle, WA Seattle, WA July 2011

North Jersey Community Research Initiative Gallery Night, Newark, NJ August 2013 (one-day show)


White Center Art Walk, White Center, WA May 2011 to June 2011

Exhibition at the Village Wine and Bistro, WA Seattle, WA April 2011 to May 2011

Juried into New Rochelle Artists Association, New Rochelle, NY 2009

Exhibition at Gillard, Solo Exhibition by Christina Thomas, Bronxville, NY 2009

Exhibition at Gillard, Solo Exhibition by Christina Thomas, Bronxville, NY 2008

Group Art Show at the Loft, White Plains, New York 2008

Larabee Grant awarded by Fairfield University, Fairfield CT 1998




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-BIOGRAPHY


Christina Thomas began painting at the age of 11 and her source of inspiration was a photograph of a landscape in National Geographic.  She saw the beauty in nature and wanted to recreate that on a canvas.  She realized she had a gift. Christina has an interest in abstraction, color and texture.  She combines text and paint to convey a message to the viewer.  Her words engage and challenge the viewer to think.  The text emerges from the canvas and invades space with a sculpture like quality. Her images and figures move across the canvas with a romantic rhythm.  The unique medium that she uses in her art is tissue.  The letters are sculpted from tissue and adhere to the canvas with water. The ephemeral quality of tissue intrigued the artist and mirrored the fragility of her own life.  She questions life itself when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and later on when she was diagnosed with renal failure.  The doctors told her she had five years to live. She did not accept those words and began dialysis and is now on a transplant list. Her world was changed forever.  She began to live each day as her last and her art reflected her passion and zest for life. Her art is about being in the moment.  It is about being present for life and all its beauty.