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Christina Empedocles
updated: 06/26/2012
website: www.christinaempedocles.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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Landing
Peep Show
Unkempt (2)
Unkempt (3)
Untitled Study (2 birds)
Untitled Study (deer)
Dress for Adventure
Creature Double Feature
Elizabeth with Shell
Birds and Movie Stars
Penthouse
If Anyone Can Get the Truth From Merrie, He Can...
Thank You #055837 (Gratitude Project)
Seat 51G (Honolulu to San Francisco)
Wakiki Shell 6-18-72
 
Portfolio Keywords:  animals, repetition, still life, science
 
 
Landing by Christina Empedocles
Landing
wax pencil on paper
2010
22 " x  30 " 
Peep Show by Christina Empedocles
Peep Show
wax pencil on paper
2010
12 " x  9.5 " 
Unkempt (2) by Christina Empedocles
Unkempt (2)
wax pencil on paper
2011
18 " x  22 " 
Unkempt (3) by Christina Empedocles
Unkempt (3)
wax pencil on paper
2011
14 " x  14 " 
Untitled Study (2 birds) by Christina Empedocles
Untitled Study (2 birds)
wax pencil on paper
2010
8" x  8" 
Untitled Study (deer) by Christina Empedocles
Untitled Study (deer)
wax pencil on paper
2010
8" x  8" 
Dress for Adventure by Christina Empedocles
Dress for Adventure
wax pencil on paper
2012
9 " x  9 " 
Creature Double Feature by Christina Empedocles
Creature Double Feature
wax pencil on paper
2012
18 " x  22 " 
Elizabeth with Shell by Christina Empedocles
Elizabeth with Shell
wax pencil on paper
2010
8 " x  8 " 
Birds and Movie Stars by Christina Empedocles
Birds and Movie Stars
wax pencil on paper
2009
30" x  40" 
Penthouse by Christina Empedocles
Penthouse
wax pencil on paper
2010
8 " x  8 " 
If Anyone Can Get the Truth From Merrie, He Can... by Christina Empedocles
If Anyone Can Get the Truth From Merrie, He Can...
wax pencil on paper
2010
14 " x  14 " 
Thank You #055837 (Gratitude Project) by Christina Empedocles
Thank You #055837 (Gratitude Project)
wax pencil on paper
2010
8" x  8" 
Seat 51G (Honolulu to San Francisco) by Christina Empedocles
Seat 51G (Honolulu to San Francisco)
wax pencil on paper
2010
8" x  8" 
Wakiki Shell 6-18-72 by Christina Empedocles
Wakiki Shell 6-18-72
wax pencil on paper
2011
14 " x  14 " 

Artist Statement

 

Christina Empedocles’ recent work strives to record a personal history signified by the ephemera of everyday, as it is culled from the bottom of purses, pockets, or archived in a teenage girl’s bedroom. At best, it is a fragmented record: evidence of dates, locations, events and pseudo science, forming a portrait of an individual absorbing the world through popular culture. The temporary nature of the subject matter — receipts, paper tickets, newspaper clippings, and amateur naturalist photos — represents fleeting moments, while the work itself manifest as highly detailed and labored observations, demonstrating the lasting impression those moments have made.


Christina has been awarded public art projects at the University of California, San Francisco, and with the San Francisco Arts Commission. Her work has been included in New American Paintings, Studio Visit Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, Manifest’s International Drawing Annual, and Curvy. She was a finalist for the Tornesol Award for 2010, and currently shows in New York, Denver and San Francisco.

 

Artist Bio / CV

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

 2012 Pulse Art Fair, David B. Smith Gallery, Miami, FL (upcoming)

2012 Two person exhibition, Burnett Gallery, Le Meridien Chambers, Minneapolis, MN (upcoming)

2012 A Unified Theory of Everything, Solo Exhibition, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO

2011 California Girls with Jennifer Celio and Alika Cooper, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY

2011 Habitat, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO 

2011 Joni Mitchell, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY 

2010 Solo Exhibition, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO 

2010 Who's Afraid of Pattern?, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY 

2010 San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Jack Fisher Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010 Outside | In, Mercantile Home, Easton, PA

2010 James Hyde - Redi-Mix, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY

2010 Prints Byte: SOMArts, San Francisco, California

2010 Group Exhibition, Part 1, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2009 Not As A God, But As A God Might Be, Alphonse Berber Gallery, Berkeley, California

2009 International Drawing Annual Exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

2009 New Nature, Alphonse Berber Gallery, Berkeley, California

2009 Buckled and Pinned, Solo Exhibition, Curiosity Shoppe, San Francisco, California

2008 Blot Out the Sun, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2008 Destination: London, Working Rooms, London, Great Britain

2008 Introductions4, national juried exhibition, Irwin Contemporary, Washington DC

2008 Master Pieces, national juried exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

2008 California College of the Arts MFA Exhibition, San Francisco, California

2007 Free Frisbee, McMurdo Station, Antarctica

 

EDUCATION:

2008 MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California

1995 BA, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

 

HONORS:

2010 Tournesol Award Finalist

2008 UCSF, Mission Bay Campus Community Center Mural

Color & Color, Issue 2, Black and White, San Francisco, CA

International Drawing Annual, juried exhibition in print, Manifest Gallery Cincinnati, OH, 2009 and 2010

Studio Visit Magazine, issues 3 and 5