CHRISTINA MASSEY-Winter Solstice-2015


"Winter Solstice" 2015

30" x 20" x .5" (76.2cm x 50.8cm x 1.27cm) Acrylic, Oil and Enamel paint on canvas, fabric and paper with thread




"I am greatly inspired by textiles and fiber arts, yet at the same time drawn to and unable to escape the pull of a painting. I use techniques such as weaving and hand stitching to highlight, enhance and contradict the typical painter's canvas, turning the works into highly textural, abstracted versions of paintings themselves, blurring the definition between fiber art, painting, and sculpture."

The artist is influenced by John Chamberlain, Susan Bengali, El Anatsui and Lee Bontecou


Christina Massey’s work teeters off the edge of painting, fiber arts, and sculpture. Her work is exhibited frequently around the US and has shown abroad in cities such as London, Toronto, and Tokyo. Her work is in multiple private and public collections, has won multiple awards and residencies and is being featured in this year’s SPRING/BREAK Art Show with two upcoming solo exhibitions later this year. 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, fiber arts and painting in her colorful, abstract, textural, two and three-dimensional artworks.



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 GalleryAn Art Community, Reno, NV

2010      Taller BoricuaMeat Market, New York, NY

2007     Soapbox Gallery, Meat Market, Brooklyn, NY

              Chashama Exhibition SpaceMeat Market, New York, NY

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

2002     Ayres GalleryDead Paintings, Chico, CA

2001      Upper Crust Gallery404 File Not Found, Chico, CA



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, NeuBEESDUMBO Arts Festival, NY



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

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

2002     Chico MuseumIn the Eyes of the Artists, Chico, CA



2016      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 GalleryIt’s a Matter of Mind, New York, NY

               North Light GalleryAltered Reality, Brooklyn, NY

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

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

              Crossing Art GalleryGoing 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 GalleryVisual Phrasing, Morristown, NJ

2009     ChashamaMeat Market, New York, NY

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

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

              University of ColoradoVisual Noise, UMC Gallery, Boulder, CO



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

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

2010      The Monmouth Museum31st 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



Media includes some of or all: Acrylic, Oil, Enamel paint, Watercolors, canvas, fabric, clothes, paper, thread, yarns, beads, metal