Cristina Castañeda Granja

Cristina Castañeda Granja

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

About Cristina Castañeda Granja

Cristina Castañeda (1977) is a self taught artist from Barcelona (Spain).
She started painting and creating as a child, becoming her favorite games and entertainment. Specially during holidays in the family's country's side house, she would spend hours playing with charcoals, acrylics and building little monsters with the raw clay grabbed directly from the mountains. Maybe that's the main reason why she still loves playing with materials and creating textures on her paintings.

On her most recent works, she focuses on combining the gestural language of improvisational expressionism with reductive abstraction.

Education

2010
Postgraduate studies in Illustration (Escola BAU, Barcelona).
Escola Massana. Drawing. Marta Marugan (Barcelona).
Illustration. Rafa Castañer (Barcelona).
International Summer Academy of Fine Arts of Salzburg
Introduction to Abstract painting. Rebeca Morris (NYC)

2009
International Summer Academy of Fine Arts of Salzburg
Collage. Yi Chen (NYC), Gerlind Zeilner (Wien)
Street Painting. Monika Baer (Berlin)

Exhibitions

- Collective Exhibition at Sala Ciutat de Granollers, Spain. May 2013
- Collective exhibition at Colorida Art Gallery, Lisbon. March 2013
- Galeria d'art Art & Marc, Barcelona. October 2011
- Collective Exhibition at Summer Academy of Arts in Salzburg, 2009 and 2010