Christine Olga Smith

Christine Olga Smith

, Greece

About Christine Olga Smith

My main aspirations are creating illustrations, designing and painting for a purpose.
I am continually recording my impressions of nature, people and their cultures in my work. My paintings will be on exhibit in Abu Dhabi from February, 2014.
I graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York in 2008 with a degree in design for communication, and in the same year opened an art space in Southern Greece. Several exhibitions I have participated in include an environmental-awareness exhibit sponsored by the Evgenidou Foundation ("˜09), an exhibit with artists from the Middle East at the UN in Geneva ('10) and "Dreams & Think Positive" at SG Gallery in St. George Lycubittus (Nov. and Dec. "˜11). Having grown up in Saudi Arabia, I feel strongly connected with the Arab culture and use my upbringing as a reference in my work; and a Greek-American both countries' heritage provide a unlimited source of inspiration. I also work to touch peoples lives through art and culture by curating exhibitions and promoting other artists.
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Education

Parsons School of Design Paris & New York

Exhibitions

My Participation as an Artist

Art Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain, 4/17
Art Expo, NY, NY, 4/16
Capital Club, Bahrain &
US Embassy, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4/14
Cheap Art, Thessalonki 6/13
Print Exhibition on Human Rights
John Jay College from Criminal Justice New York, NY 12/12
Surprise #3 & #4 Charity Exhibit November ’12, ‘13, '14
Technopolis
Athens, Greece
Dreams & Think Positive December '11
SG Gallery, St. George Lycabettus
Athens, Greece
Middle Eastern Artists Exhibit June ’10
United Nations
Geneva, Switzerland
Group Show March ’10
Al-Baylasan Art Center
Al- Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Exhibit: Eco ‘09
June ’ 09
Evgenidou Foundation
Athens, Greece


Exhibitions I Curated

Les Carres de Julie Abadie: 40 Years of Designs in Silk
Poseidonion Grand Hotel 7/ '15

A Voyage into Light: Photographs of Greece (1930's - today)
Poseidonion Grand Hotel 5/ '13
Spetses, Greece

Regatta Classic Yacht Race group exhibition &
Solo Exhibits by
Erietta Vordoni,
Crysa Delaporta and
Christopher Doulgeris
Poseidonion Grand Hotel
Spetses, Greece 5/12-9/'12

Greek Artists/Greek Charity Gala
Radisson Blu Hotel
Manama, Bahrain 5/'13

Summer Group Exhibition
w Greek artists July-August ‘12
Blue Fig Art
Porto Heli, Greece
Jehan Saleh solo exhibition August ‘11
Blue Fig Art
Porto Heli, Greece
Beermans Exhibit July‘11
Blue Fig Art
Porto Heli, Greece
Charity Exhibit- Friends of Animals Society Ermionida FASE July‘10
Blue Fig Art
Porto Heli, Greece
Artwork from Arabia August ‘09
Caravel Hotel and Blue Fig Art
Athens and Porto Heli, Greece
Opening Exhibit of BLUE FIG ART August ‘08
Porto Heli, Greece