My Account My Lightboxes Create Account Submissions Guidelines Help
[ ARTIST ARCHIVE ]
  ARTIST PORTFOLIO  
 
Christina Pettersson
updated: 04/24/2012
website: www.christinapettersson.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
Click thumbnails for full view:
 
The Sentinel
I Will Still Be Here, Long After The Kingdom Cometh
I Will Still Be Here, Long After The Kingdom Cometh, detail
We Are No Longer In The Land Of Kings
She Walks The Plank
Eudora Welty's Grave
Zora Neale Hurson's Grave
Christina Pettersson's Grave
please don't bury me in wood
please don't bury me in wood, detail
Desdemona Sleeping Beside Death
Ophelia At Fourteen
Levis (Light)
The Birds Of Evil
The Slow Extinction
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, nature
 
 
The Sentinel by Christina Pettersson
The Sentinel
graphite on paper
2011
65 " x  80 " 
I Will Still Be Here, Long After The Kingdom Cometh by Christina Pettersson
I Will Still Be Here, Long After The Kingdom Cometh
graphite on paper
2012
72 " x  96 " 
I Will Still Be Here, Long After The Kingdom Cometh, detail by Christina Pettersson
I Will Still Be Here, Long After The Kingdom Cometh, detail
graphite on paper
2012
72 " x  96 " 
We Are No Longer In The Land Of Kings by Christina Pettersson
We Are No Longer In The Land Of Kings
graphite on paper
2008
86" x  68" 
She Walks The Plank by Christina Pettersson
She Walks The Plank
graphite on paper
2006
80" x  192" 
Eudora Welty's Grave by Christina Pettersson
Eudora Welty's Grave
graphite on paper
2009
35" x  75" 
Zora Neale Hurson's Grave by Christina Pettersson
Zora Neale Hurson's Grave
graphite on paper
2009
35" x  75" 
Christina Pettersson's Grave by Christina Pettersson
Christina Pettersson's Grave
graphite on paper
2010
20" x  24" 
please don't bury me in wood by Christina Pettersson
please don't bury me in wood
graphite on paper
2007
106" x  78" 
please don't bury me in wood, detail by Christina Pettersson
please don't bury me in wood, detail
graphite on paper
2007
106" x  78" 
Desdemona Sleeping Beside Death by Christina Pettersson
Desdemona Sleeping Beside Death
graphite on paper
2009
66" x  70" 
Ophelia At Fourteen by Christina Pettersson
Ophelia At Fourteen
graphite on paper
2008
72" x  80" 
Levis (Light) by Christina Pettersson
Levis (Light)
graphite on paper
2006
60" x  136" 
The Birds Of Evil by Christina Pettersson
The Birds Of Evil
graphite on paper
2007
90" x  78" 
The Slow Extinction by Christina Pettersson
The Slow Extinction
graphite on paper
2010
48" x  96" 

Artist Statement

It would never occur to me to draw what I already know.  I am no illustrator of long expired fevers, and I am certainly not in a dialogue with the past.   The perfect blank of a page, and I should ruin that with history?  What with all the divination to be gleamed from the flames of literature, such elaborate displays of what can be, amid larvae and lemurs?  A drawing glows as nothing in life ever can.  Upon it the language of desire materializes absolute, total.   Empty one world and exchange it for a new sultry vision, more voluptuous.   Go deep within the labyrinth's weltering tides carrying a sword, and come out holding a severed head.  Bite the necks of Baudelaire's birds.  Speak to the spectres and become one with them.  

Life is such a meager substitute.  You cannot pocket it, cannot discard it.  Drawing is the only way to summon up the physical picture of the locale of a fleeting mirage, devoid of all distractions and unhinged from circumstance, mere history.  In the end a pattern forms, and poof!  a kind of miracle of meaning,  even if granted for myself only.

Artist Bio / CV

Born in 1976 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Education
2000 Valand School of Fine Arts Gothenburg, Sweden.  Guest Student under Fulbright Grant
1998 BFA: Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD. Magna Cum Laude, Painting

Solo Exhibitions

2012 The Sentinel, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL                                                                                            2011 my dear leona, Farside Gallery, Miami, FL             2010 Resurrection, Spinello Gallery, Miami, FL            2008 This may be the last time, I don't know, Spinello Gallery, Miami, FL
2006 373 sounds for anne sexton or god is in your typewriter, Rocket Projects, Miami, FL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 site95@Launch F18 Gallery, NY, NY                      Past Perceptions, Wiregrass Museum of Art, AL              2011 Here Lies Georges Wildenstein, Primary Projects, Miami, FL                                                                       2010 New Work Miami, Miami Art Museum                Chelsea Tree Street Signage/ Root for Trees, Permanent Public Art Project, New York, NY                                     How To Read A Book, Curated by Michael Wilson, Locust Projects, Miami, FL                                                      Florida Contemporary, Naples Museum of Art              Pulse Art Fair/New York, Spinello Gallery                       2009 He Believes in a Beauty, NC Contemporary, Buick Building, Miami, FL                                                             O Cinema/Monitoring Art, Calix Gustav Gallery, Miami, FL
Figure In Form, Gallery 307, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Optic Nerve XI, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Full House, Farside Gallery, Miami, FL
The Drawing Show, Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
2008 Pulse Art Fair/Miami, Spinello Gallery
Columbus Biennial, Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
Chicago Art Fair, Spinello Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 Scope Art Fair/Miami, Spinello Gallery
Mirabile Visu, MM Galleries, San Francisco, CA
2006 Art Basel Video Program  Sagamore Hotel, Miami, FL
2005 NADA Art Fair, Rocket Projects, Miami, FL
Inside and Out, Ayer Lofts Gallery, Lowell, MA
2000 Desire, Vanersborg Museum Vanersborg, Sweden, acquired in permanent collection
1998 Going for Baroque, Baltimore Museum of Art, MD

Awards and Honors
2012, 2006 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship                                                                            2011  Yaddo Residency, Deering Estate Residency           2010 Individual Artist Fellowship, FL Dept of Cultural Affairs                                                                                  2009 Miami Herald Art Basel Competition Winner
Vermont Studio Center Grant
2000 Fulbright Scholar for Sweden, Sculpture