CHRISTINA MASSEY-Artisanal 9-2016


Artisanal 9 2016

20" H x 24" W x 5" D (50.8 cm x 61 cm x 12.7 cm) acrylic and enamel on wire, mesh, fabric, paper and aluminum beer cans

"Nature has always been very influential in my work and acts as a hidden agenda and representative aspect in my otherwise abstract work. The preservation of our environment and appreciation for nature reveals itself through my choice of materials and form. Be that from recycled found or collected objects to vaguely aerial landscapes or organic shapes that can resemble bugs or floral pods. Each work asks the viewer to stretch their imagination and invites their curiosity in a struggle to identify their marks, engaging in the creative process through the act of exploration of the Art."

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


Christina Massey’s work has exhibited extensively in over a dozen solo exhibitions including with the Noyes Art Museum, Rush Arts Galleries, Brown University and abroad in cities such as London, Toronto and Tokyo. She has won multiple awards for her work including most recently the SIP Fellowship at the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Puffin Foundation Grant, Mayer Foundation Grant and Merit Scholarship at Urban Glass. Massey’s work can be found in multiple private and public collections including the Janet Turner Museum and Credit Suisse. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


Solo Shows

2018    Adler Gallery, Port Washington Public Library, Opposites Attract, Port Washington, NY    

2017    Noyes Art Museum, Art Garage, Mingled Mediums, Atlantic City, NJ

2017    Welancora Gallery / NU Hotel, Taking Shape, curated by Ivy Jones, Brooklyn, NY

2017    Roxbury Art CenterInterwoven, 2 Person Show, Roxbury, NY

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

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

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

2014     Dacia Gallery, Salva Veritate, New York, NY

2012    Corridor Gallery, RUSH Arts Gallery, Business & Pleasure, curated by Charlotte Mouqin, Bklyn, NY

2011    McKinley GalleryAn Art Community, Reno, NV

2010    Taller BoricuaMeat Market, curated by Christine Licata, New York, NY

2007    Soapbox Gallery, Meat Market, Brooklyn, NY

2007    Chashama Exhibition SpaceMeat Market, New York, NY


Art Fairs

2018    SPRINGBREAK Art Show – Space to Create, Chashama, New York, NY

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

2015    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

2013    Contemporary Art Fair NYC, Red Wall Gallery, Javits Center North, New York, NY

2013    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


Select Group Shows:

2018    Trestle Gallery, Small Works, curated by Sharon Louden, Brooklyn, NY

2018    Untitled Space, Defining Form, curated by Indira Cesarine, New York, NY

2018    Cluster Gallery, Works on Paper, curated by Muriel Guepin, Brooklyn, NY

2018    Korean Cultural Center, Cardinal Planes, New York, NY

2018    efa Gallery, SIP Summer Exhibition, New York, NY

2018    Brooklyn Fireproof GalleryLine of Vision, curated by Etty Yaniv and Jaynie Crimmins, Bklyn, NY

2017    Private Art Salon, Morphic, curated by Charlotte Mouquin, Brooklyn, NY

2017   Chashama 470 Vanderbilt, BIGGER, BETTER, BOLDER, Brooklyn, NY

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

2017   Chazan Gallery, Traverse/Texture, 3 Person Show, Providence, RI 

2017   John Doe Gallery, NOTHING TWICE, curated by Etty Yaniv, Brooklyn, NY

2017    Untitled Space, UPRISE/ANGRY WOMEN, New York, NY

2016    Brooklyn Arts ClusterRepurposed & Reimagined, 3 Person Show, Brooklyn, NY

2016    Radiator ArtsWorks: Reflections on Failure, curated by Osman Yerebakan, LIC, NY

2016    Bailey Contemporary Arts, RE-Purposed, curated by Lisa Rockford, Pompano Beach, FL

2016    St. Joseph’s University GalleryPlus ca Change, curated by Maribeth Flynn, Brooklyn, NY

2016     NARS Foundation, Threaded Architypes, curated by Molly Flanagan, Brooklyn, NY

2015    Smack Mellon, RESPOND, organized by Esteban del Valle, Molly Dilworth, Oasa DuVerney, Ira Eduardovna, Steffani Jemison and Dread Scott, Brooklyn, NY

2015    BRIC, Rotunda Gallery, The Artist’s Studio, Brooklyn, NY

2014    Florence Quater GalleryPainting Now, curated by Stuart Gibson, Tuscan, AZ

2013    Michael Mut GalleryIt’s a Matter of Mind, curated by Luiza Cardenuto, New York, NY

2013    North Light GalleryAltered Reality, curated by Lisandra Gomez, Brooklyn, NY

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

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

2012    Crossing Art GalleryGoing Green II, curated by Maria Boobis, Queens, NY

2012    City Without Walls, Knot Your Average Knit, curated by Lovina Purple, Newark, NJ

2011    Like the Spice Gallery, Layer Current, curated by Marisa Sage, Brooklyn, NY

2011    Maloney Art GalleryVisual Phrasing, Morristown, NJ

2010    MoCADAThe Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks, curated by Dexter Wimberly, Brooklyn, NY

2009    ChashamaMeat Market, New York, NY



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

1999 Study Abroad, London University, London, England



2017    SIP Fellowship, efa Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY

2017    Urban Glass Merit Scholarship Award, Brooklyn, NY

2017    The Puffin Foundation, Grant Recipient

2017    Mayer Foundation, Grant Recipient

2016    Celeste Prize 2016 Finalist, Sculpture, London, England

2016    Fiscal Sponsorship Program with NYFA

2015    Chashama Studio Residency, Brooklyn, NY

2014    The Weaving Hand Studio Residency

2013    The Puffin Foundation Grant Recipient

2011    Showcase Winner for Painting, ArtSlant

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