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Christina Mazza
updated: 07/05/2010
website: www.mazza-usa.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Gathering
Contained Spaces: Knotted
Labor: Dollar Store Scrub Balls
Contained Spaces: Natasha
Construction
Contained Spaces: Vincent
Contained Spaces: Cord
Labor: Baker's Parchment
Contained Spaces: Marianna
Forsaken Articles: Earth I
Contained Spaces: Chain
Forsaken Articles: Human III
Forsaken Articles: Seagrass I
Forsaken Articles: Human V
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  nature, organic, science, still life, urban, identity, narrative, process, figurative, portraiture
 
 
Gathering by Christina Mazza
Gathering
Cardboard & Ballpoint Pen set into a Metal Griddle Frame
2010
14 1/2"" x  13 1/2"" 
Contained Spaces: Knotted by Christina Mazza
Contained Spaces: Knotted
Gouache & Colored Pencil on Reclaimed Crates of Wood & Metal Stripping
2010
48 " x  28 "  x 28 " 
Labor: Dollar Store Scrub Balls by Christina Mazza
Labor: Dollar Store Scrub Balls
Ball-point Pen
2008
6" x  2 3/4" 
Contained Spaces: Natasha by Christina Mazza
Contained Spaces: Natasha
Gouache & Colored Pencil on Reclaimed Crates of Wood & Metal Stripping
2010
48" " x  28" " 
Construction by Christina Mazza
Construction
Ballpoint Pen, Colored Pencil and Gouache
2010
14 1/2"" x  11 1/4"" 
Contained Spaces: Vincent by Christina Mazza
Contained Spaces: Vincent
Gouache & Colored Pencil on Reclaimed Crates of Wood & Metal Stripping
2010
48"" x  28""  x 28"" 
Contained Spaces: Cord by Christina Mazza
Contained Spaces: Cord
Gouache & Colored Pencil on Reclaimed Crates of Wood & Metal Stripping
2010
48"" x  28""  x 28"" 
Labor: Baker's Parchment by Christina Mazza
Labor: Baker's Parchment
Ball-point Pen
2008
13" " x  8" " 
Contained Spaces: Marianna by Christina Mazza
Contained Spaces: Marianna
Gouache & Colored Pencil on Reclaimed Crates of Wood & Metal Stripping
2010
48"" x  28""  x 28"" 
Forsaken Articles: Earth I by Christina Mazza
Forsaken Articles: Earth I
Ball-point Pen
2007
6 " x  5 " 
Contained Spaces: Chain by Christina Mazza
Contained Spaces: Chain
Gouache & Colored Pencil on Reclaimed Crates of Wood & Metal Stripping
2010
48"" x  28""  x 28"" 
Forsaken Articles: Human III by Christina Mazza
Forsaken Articles: Human III
Ball-point Pen
2007
3 1/2 " x  6 3/4 " 
Forsaken Articles: Seagrass I by Christina Mazza
Forsaken Articles: Seagrass I
Ball-point Pen
2007
3 1/8" x  6 1/4" 
Forsaken Articles: Human V by Christina Mazza
Forsaken Articles: Human V
Ball-point Pen
2008
5 1/4 " x  7" 

Artist Statement

My own life's story compels me to find value in everyday, discarded objects. These items may be discarded by humans or by nature. I intuitively respond to the line, texture and composition of each object and disregard it's purpose or function. Once pulled out of context and presented alone, the object emits qualities of fragility, vulnerability and individual beauty. Every item I've drawn is meant to be closely examined. In doing so, the discarded object is acknowledged by the viewer and therefore redeemed.

In creating my drawings, I often use a pencil or ballpoint pen. These are the most humble and basic of implements. Using these common tools, I create sensitive, exquisitely detailed and somewhat abstracted narrative works that are often drawn on discarded surfaces. Not only does this body of work cause us to look at the environment around us differently, but it also causes us to reflect on the residue of our lives and of our own and ever-changing sociological and ecological footprint.

Artist Bio / CV

RESIDENCY 2009-10

SF Recycling & Disposal AIR Program, San Francisco, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010

Intersection for the Arts, Annual Art Auction, San Francisco, CA  --  June 12th

Southern Exposure, Space Odyssey, San Francisco, CA  --  May 8th

APICC - SOMArts Main Gallery, San Francisco, CA  --  May 6th - May 30th

Mills Building, The Art of Recycling, San Francisco, CA  --  April 9th - July 9th

Marin Community Foundation/Marin Arts Council, Where You Are . . ., Navato, CA  --  March 22nd - July 15th

Sanchez Art Center, Thrown Out, Pacifica, CA  --  February 26th - March 28th

Recology - SF, Redemption, San Franisco, CA  --  January 22nd & 23rd

 

2009

Intersection for the Arts, Annual Art Auction, San Francisco, CA

Southern Exposure, Pop Noir, San Francisco, CA

Kearny Street Workshop, Space Warming, San Francisco, CA

Southern Exposure, 2009 Monster Draw, San Francisco, CA

de Young Museum - Artist’s Studio Program, A Place of Your Own, San Francisco, CA

 

2008

Kearny Steet Worikshop, APAture 2008, San Francisco, CA

Root Division, Insider/Outsider, San Francisco, CA

Geras Tousignant Gallery, Annual Group Show, SF, CA

Intersection for the Arts, Annual Art Auction, San Francisco, CA

The Drawing Center, Viewing Program, New York, NY

Southern Exposure, Optic Illusions, San Francisco, CA

The Lab, Annual Art Auction, San Francisco, CA

a.Muse Gallery, 4 Artists Respond to Detritus, San Francisco, CA

 

2007

111 Minna Gallery, Selections 2007, San Francisco, CA

Mina Dresden Gallery, Tales in Pink & Red, San Francisco, CA

Electric Works Gallery, Civil Twilight, San Francisco, CA

Intersection for the Arts, Grounded?, San Francisco, CA

Chinese Culture Center, Cheers to Muses, San Francisco, CA

Michelle O’Connor Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Escandata Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  

PUBLICATIONS & PRESS

Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women, 2007, Asian American Women Artists   Association, San Francisco, CA

 

BIOGRAPHY

Lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

EDUCATION

1982 Bachelor of Fine Art, Kendall School of Design, Grand Rapids, MI