Christina Penrose

Christina Penrose

pHILADELPHIA, PA, United States

About Christina Penrose

My paintings are subconsciously motivated images invoking a beginning. The beginning of a journey, whether internally or externally taken.
"If you know exactly what you're going to do, what is the point of doing it?" is a quote from Picasso with which I very much agree.
My imagery and use of color are a result of experimenting with various transfer methods, collage, and paint application. This process stimulates underlying themes that are at times autobiographical, political, environmental, or mystical.
Another source of inspiration for my painting comes from the landscape, especially when I travel. Painting the landscape keeps my eye and my mind in tune with the natural elements and, in turn, serves as a resource for work in the studio.
I often revisit my work and let the image dictate its completion. Quite a few paintings on this site are maquettes for grander explorations in both size and imagination.
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Education

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

Events

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

Exhibitions

2015 open studio retropective
2011 open studio dominica series

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

Other

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