CV and Artist Statement 

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Christina MacBean - Artist Statement

 

When looking for abstract compositions to print or paint, I ask myself what is essential? What imagery is vital to this process? How little information can I include while still evoking an emotional response? It is a controlled process, however, I intentionally leave room for the materials to speak for themselves, creating opportunities for discovery.

 

Although my prints tend to be representational, the simplicity of the imagery and the printing process used (woodblock, intaglio, litho, etc.)  inspires and invites the viewer to explore deeper possibilities. I intentionally challenge perceptions, whether in the image itself or in the concept in order to draw the viewer into another realm of seeing, oftentimes by completing work that is deliberately incomplete. Through my techniques, intuition, and the subject matter that inspires me, I am able to produce sensitive yet vibrant imagery with bold compositions.

Christina MacBean - Curriculum Vitae                 

Utterson, ON ~ (705) 794-6875

christinamacbean@gmail.com

butterflywaymuskoka.org

 

Education

 

2021 McMaster Divinity College, Master of Theological Studies, Hamilton, ON

2016 Georgian College, Fine Arts Diploma, Barrie, ON

  • Recipient of the 2015 Peer Printmaking Award of Merit

2012 Laurentian University, Bachelor of Law and Justice, Barrie, ON

 

Group Exhibitions (Juried)

 

2022 Fresh Paint HAS Members Show, Partner’s Hall, Huntsville, ON

2015/16 SDVA Scholarship Show, Campus Gallery, Barrie, ON

2016 Student International Small Print Show, University of El Minia, El Minia, Egypt

2015 Student International Print Exchange, Ulster University, Belfast, Ireland

 

Group Exhibitions (Non-juried)

 

2022 Expedition, Orillia Museum of Art and History, Orillia, ON

2020 A Leap of Faith, Be Contemporary Gallery, Innisfil, ON

2019 The PRNT Collective, Gibson Centre, Alliston, ON

2016 Deliberately Incomplete, Campus Gallery, Barrie, ON

2015 Our Bodies Our Blood, Plan B, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2015 Sketch, Art in House, Barrie, ON

2015 Twitter Art Exhibit, Moss Library, Moss, Norway

2014 Best in Snow, Campus Gallery, Barrie, ON

 

Solo Exhibition

 

2017 Simple Complexity, Art in House, Barrie, ON

 

Public Events and Sales

 

2020/22 Benefactor Programme, MacLaren Art Center, Barrie, ON

2020      Selected Works from PRNT, Be Contemporary Gallery, Innisfil, ON

2020      A Leap of Faith, Be Contemporary Gallery, Innisfil, ON

2019       Coldwater Steampunk Festival, Coldwater, ON

2018/19 PRNT Collective, Barrie, ON

2018       Off the Hook, MacLaren Art Center, Barrie, ON

2018       Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum, Coldwater, ON

2015-19 Vox Alliance Church, Barrie, ON

2016       Art In House, Barrie, ON

2014/15 Hot off the Press Print Sale, Georgian College, Barrie, ON

2015       The Creative Space, Barrie, ON

 

Media and Publications

 

Current and ongoing, Instagram Art Blog, instagram.com/christina.m.macbean

October 2015, Print Project Rock Solid, The Barrie Advance, Barrie, ON 

September 2015, Art project gives clout to issues of menstruation, The Chronicle Herald,  Halifax, Nova Scotia 

 

Commissions

 

2016/19 Paintings for Linda Paisley, Century 21 Canada Real Estate, Barrie, ON

2019   Edition of woodblock prints, Central Canadian District of the C&MA, Burlington, ON

2018   Paintings for Redwood Park Communities, Barrie, ON

2016   Lithography printing for Sadko Hadzihasanovic, Toronto, ON

2015   Woodblock print for Georgian College Corporate Christmas Card, Barrie, ON

Residencies and Memberships

 

2022 Volunteer Curator, Huntsville Public Library, Huntsville, ON

2021-22 Volunteer Curator, Huntsville Hospice, Huntsville, ON

2021-22 Board Member of The Huntsville Art Society, Huntsville, ON

2018 Georgian College Print Studio, large scale lithography (24 x 34in), Barrie, ON

2017 Art in House, Barrie, ON, solo show work

2017 Founding member of PRNT Collective, Fine Art Print Studio, Barrie, ON

 

Collections

Georgian College Permanent Collection, Barrie, ON

University of El Minia Permanent Collection, El Minia, Egypt

Redwood Park Communities Inc., Barrie, ON 

Prints and Paintings are held in several private collections across Simcoe County, ON