Christine Sauerteig-Pilaar is a contemporary artist living and working in New Jersey. Her compelling and emotional artworks look to speak to the primitive side of the human existence and how that relates to modern day life. Christine focuses on the female form as her muse, mostly conjured from self-portraits, where she utilizes her body to manipulate feelings of a quiet rage within women in the more domestic interiors of lives not usually viewed as remarkable or unique. She works to search out the uniting thread of feminism in the dark spaces of suburban life, and looks to thrust the spotlight on the unsaid struggles and betrayals of women in our current society.
Christine received her BFA from Parson’s School of Design in 1993, and after living in New York City, relocated to New Jersey where she has continuously experimented with mediums having stretched the limits from making her own oil paints to using shellac and iron filings to transforming her work to the mixed media technique she has developed more recently. Her current process uses graphite and charcoal, along with ink and pure pigments brushed or scratched on, along with oil and acrylic paint.
Parsons School of Design BFA
Oct 28-Nov 11 2020 ViewPoints 2020
Studio Montclair Gallery
127 Bloomfield Ave
Selected piece “Tempest”
Postponed 2020 Art in Cadence
Original date Dineen Hull Gallery at HCCC
(3/16-4/16/2020) 71 Sip Avenue, 6th Floor
Jersey City. NJ
Selected piece “Primal Squeeze”
Feb 21-23 2020 ArtFair 14C Juried Show
Jersey City. NJ
Selected piece “Power Struggle”
Oct 21-23 2016 39th Hilltop Country Day School’s Art Exhibit and Sale.
Several Exhibited pieces
Oct 9- 26 2016 Barn Gallery at the Ringwood Manor
Fall Juried Exhibition
Exhibited Piece “Red Sandstone Mountains”
Oct-Dec 2015 Lore Degenstein Gallery , Susquahanna, PA
Seventh Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition and Exhibition
Exhibited piece "Sleeping Beauty
May 2015 Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Landscapes 2015 Online Art Exhibition
Exhibited piece "Wallich Field"
April 2014 The Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburgh, VA
Annual National Juried Art Exhibition
41 Artists from 14 States
Juror: Elise Schweitzer - Hollins University
Exhibited piece "O Fish 'O Happiness, I purge Thee"
Oct-Dec 2014 Lore Degenstein Gallery , Susquahanna, PA
Sixth Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition and Exhibition
Exhibited Piece "The Land of Cockaigne"