Christina Burch

“Christina's work plumbs the depths of imagination and subtle strata of mind beyond consciousness to penetrate life’s deeper meanings and inherent poetry. Vibrant color, exquisite detail, universes of pure mystery, constellations of magical elements, divine energies at play all characterize Burch's work which explores the sublime, mystical dimension of pure wisdom at the heart of appearance. Delving beyond the ordinary, her major source of inspiration is the emergent expression of symbols, figuration and abstraction which arise in the depths of meditation and contemplation. Besides the influences of western art, eastern art, contemporary art and the world’s spiritual traditions, the aesthetics of specifically taoist, tantric and italian painting continue to be very resonant in her work.”

Christina Burch currently lives and works in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Internationally recognized and published, her artwork is held in collections around the world and can be viewed at Christina has been represented by Voltz Clarke in New York City since 2000 and Adler & Co. Gallery in San Francisco/Silicon Valley. She has a BFA in Printmaking ‘94 from Rhode Island School of Design, which includes having been selected for a fellowship year abroad in Rome, Italy as part of the Rhode Island School of Design European Honors Program. She did her Masters in Painting at New York University ‘98, splitting her graduate work between Venice, Italy and New York City where she imbibed inspiration from both ancient and contemporary art as well as the Venice Biennales. Extensive travel and time spent both in nature and the world’s great cultural centers, museums and galleries in Europe, Asia and New York City have been fundamental to her artistic development. Further pursuing her interest in aethetics, energy and the subtle body, she completed her Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Swedish Institute in New York in 2008 while also studying tibetan thangka painting at the Rubin Museum. In addition to both historical and contemporary art, much of her inspiration comes from Buddhism, Taoism, Himalayan Art, Tantric Painting, Japanese Aesthetics, Acupuncture, Eastern medicine, philosophy, yoga, meditation and the subtle body.

Numerous exhibitions, special projects and commissions include: Swarovski, Salvatore Ferragamo, collector Alberto Murgrabi, Moskov, Bazaar Magazine, The Armory Show, Artnet, San Fransciso Art Market, Art Silicon Valley, the Taubman Center and NCRC Gallery at University of Michigan. Her work entitled “Forest of Love: The Heart’s Great Repose” is permanently installed in the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and her artwork adorns many private collections worldwide. 

In addition to her work as a contemporary artist, Christina is also an educator, curator, arts advocate, practitioner of healing arts and classical chinese acupuncture, as well as a yoga and meditation instructor who has trained extensively in retreat practice in mountain hermitages over the last decade. Her approach to yoga and meditation is informed by Buddhism, eastern medicine and the meridians of acupuncture, hatha and tibetan yogas, taoism and qigong. Her blog site is