Christina West

크리스티나 웨스트
Misfits

CHRISTINA WEST 43

source: artugaedu

Atlanta-based artist Christina West creates boldly colored realistic sculptures at a smaller-than-life scale. This immersive INSTALLATION places viewers within the context of West’s menagerie of uncanny figures encouraging the designation of “misfits” to oscillate between the spectator and the sculpture.

West’s work was recently featured in exhibitions at The Bellevue Arts Museum (Bellevue, WA), The Center for Visual Art (Denver, CO), The Jung Center of Houston, and The Mindy Solomon Gallery (St.Petersburg/Miami, FL). She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Georgia State University.
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source: cwestsculpture

Insistently figurative and tightly rendered, I make objects and INSTALLATIONS that result from merging notions of the private with the public and overlaying the serious with the playful. These figures, with their strange scale, unnatural colors, and bodies frozen mid-gesture offer a space to play with assumptions and projections we place on other people and their bodies. This work begins with questions about the relationship of the exterior to the interior, the limits of what we can know about other people given that we never have direct access to their interiority, and how our physical encounters with spaces and with representations of bodies can affect perceptions of our own bodies.

b. 1980

Christina A. West is an avid people watcher with a dry sense of humor, active imagination, and an innate impulse to create with her hands. If you meet her and she stares at you a bit too long, she’s probably just picturing you NAKED.

West is a sculptor living in Atlanta, GA where she is an Associate Professor of Ceramics at Georgia State University. She earned her MFA from Alfred University in 2006 and since has extensively exhibited her work across the country in venues such as the The Bellevue Arts Museum (Bellevue, WA), The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE), Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (Buffalo, NY), the Zuckerman Museum of Art (Kennesaw, GA) and the Mindy Solomon Gallery (Miami). Additionally, Christina’s work has been supported by a grants and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, the George Sugarman Foundation, and the Southeastern College Art Conference.
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source: cwestsculpture

b. 1980

Christina West is an avid people watcher with a dry sense of humor, active imagination, and an innate impulse to create with her hands. If you meet her and she stares at you a bit too long, she’s probably just picturing you NAKED.
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source: flickr

Christina West was born and raised just outside Lansing, MI. In 2003, she graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in painting from Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI. Late in her undergraduate studies Christina became seduced by the way clay allowed her to draw in three dimensions and she went on to study at The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, earning her MFA in 2006. Until September of 2007 she is participating as a fellowship artist in a residency at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT.