Christina Burch
"The work of Christina Burch presents lyrical musings on figuration in painting and that dimension of mind which is beyond the senses. Her work plumbs the imagination, the sense fields and subtle strata of consciousness to penetrate life’s deeper meanings and inherent poetry.
A landscape of magical elements, a universe of pure mystery, divine energies at play; Burch's work is a symbolic exploration of the sublime and mystical dimension of experience. Her major artistic influences include contemporary art, classical Italian art, Japanese aesthetics, taoism and tantric painting. Much of her work has a very contemplative edge and some may even be described as defining a new type of magical realism."

Artist's Bio

The work of Christina Burch has been exhibited internationally and is represented by Voltz Clarke in New York and Adler & Co. Gallery in San Francicso. Her work is held in many private collections, most notably Alberto Mugrabi in New York. Special clients include: Swarovski, Bazaar Magazine, and Salvatore Ferragamo. In addition to her galleries, her work has recently been on view at the San Francisco Art Market, Art Silicon Valley, The Armory Show, and Artnet. Major artistic influences include Contemporary Art, Classical Italian Painting, Japanese Aesthetics, Taoist and Tantric Painting.

Christina was born in New York in 1972, and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, where she began oil painting at eight years old. She went on to receive a B.F.A. in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994, where she studied for a year abroad in the RISD European Honors Program in Rome, Italy. Her extensive travels in Europe and Asia exposed her to a wide range of influences that formed the bulk of inspiration for her early work. After studies of classical, modern and contemporary art in Venice, Italy and New York City, she completed her Masters in Painting at New York University in 1998. As her work developed, she began pursuing her interest in energy and the body, which led her to study Classical Chinese Acupuncture under the guidance of a Taoist lineage holder in New York. After fourteen years in New York City, Christina relocated to Tsogyelgar, a Vajrayana Buddhist community in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2008. The Tantric view of energy and embodiment has been very influential in her recent paintings which are poetic musing on figuration and that dimension of mind which is beyond the senses. She currently lives and works between Ann Arbor and the mountains of West Virginia.