Christina Penrose

Christina Penrose

    Contact Information

    cpenrose301@comcast.net

    Phone: 215-790-9914

    Gallery

    Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

    Painting/Mixed Media

    Objects in Space

    Santa Catarina Brazil Series

    Square Series

    Waterford Summer Series

    Boats

    San Luis Valley, Colorado (Spring)

    Artist's Statement

    My paintings are subconsciously motivated images provoking a beginning. “If you know exactly what you're going to do, what is the point of doing it?” is a quote from Picasso, which I very much agree with. My imagery and color are a result of experimenting with various transfer methods, collage and paint application. This process inspires underlying themes, which are at times autobiographical, political, environmental, or mystical. Another source of inspiration comes from painting the landscape, especially when I travel. Painting the landscape keeps my eye in tune with the natural elements, and in turn is revisited later as a resource for work in the studio.

    Selected Exhibitions

    2009
    InLiquid's 10th Anniversary Show, Gallery 543 at URBN, Philadelphia, PA

    Absolutely Abstract 2009, Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

    Apotsos Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2008
    Balance Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    A Show of Five, George Apotsos Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    Rx Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

    2007
    A Show of Five, George Apotsos Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    2006
    Django, Philadelphia, PA

    The 148th Annual Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

    2005
    Esca, New Hope, PA

    2003
    Pangea, New York, NY

    2001
    Traces of Provence, Alliance Francaise, New York, NY

    2000
    Lindenberg Gallery, New York, NY

    1996
    American Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

    Mare Libertum Gallery, New York, NY

    Zone 1, Philadelphia, PA

    1994
    La Spaghetteria, New York, NY

    1992
    University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Protean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    1990
    Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Art at the Armory, Philadelphia, PA

    South Street Renaissance Exhibit, Philadelphia, PA

    One-Man Show, Caribou Café, Philadelphia, PA

    1988
    Chiaroscuro, Chicago, IL

    Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    1986
    The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA

    1985
    Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    1984
    20th Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    1983
    Village des Beaux Arts, Lacosta, France

    1982
    Rittenhouse Fine Arts Annual, Philadelphia, PA

    1979
    The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    1978
    The Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Rittenhouse Fine Arts Annual, Philadelphia, PA

    Honors and Awards

    2006
    Best of Mixed Media PA Artist, Kennedy Publications

    2005
    Best of Pennsylvania Artists

    1990
    Bookbinder’s Award

    1978
    American Society of Interior Design Scholarship Prize

    Collections

    Wolfe Block Schorr, & Solis Cohen, Philadelphia, PA
    Graphic Packaging Corp., Wayne, PA
    Nano Systems, Philadelphia, PA

    Other

    1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006,
    2007, 2008
    Open Studio

    Education

    1991 - 1992
    The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    BFA

    1986
    The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    1982 - 1984
    Cleveland Institute of Art, Lacoste, France

    1975 - 1979
    The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA