BIO

Christina Shurts, has exhibited both internationally and nationally. Museum exhibitions include the Torrance Art Museum, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, University Art Museum.  Solo exhibitions at Galleri Oxholm, Denmark, Rare Gallery, New York, Lawrence Asher Gallery, Los Angeles. Group exhibition highlights include Saatchi Gallery, London, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, Rema Hort Mann art Foundation. Art fairs include  Art Copenhagen, Scope, NY. She teaches Drawing/ Painting/ Sculpture at Goldenwest College & Mount SAC College. Shurts. She earned her M.F.A., 2010, Drawing & Painting from California State University Long Beach and University California, Irvine, B.F.A., 2000.  She currently resides with her husband and two girls in the South Bay of Los Angeles.


 STATEMENT
 Predominant in the current work is the overwhelming tendency to navigate that place of In between. There long has been the reflex to linger the line of abstraction and representation. Finally, now, mostly accepted as a given.  The altar, a place between the great beyond and everyday life seems a natural kinship to the studio. A safe space to connect. That place I embrace the threshold of neither here nor there, but, maybe both?
Investigations in paint show a repeating cast of characters. A narrative forms, as it grows stronger and more definitive I more clearly psychoanalyze each characters place. Then, I lose interest in their meaning. Abstraction takes over and formal art qualities offer me a reprieve from my own well meaning meanderings. I hope and have faith a painting creates some grand thing, a force in its own right.



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SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016                Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015                Pike: A Collaboration, LAUNCH Gallery, Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA (with Tandie Mast)
2014                Here, Now and Then, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design (RMCAD), Colorado
2013                Bandon, RARE Gallery, 547 West 47th Street, #514, Chelsea, NY
2011                 Luxury Soup, RARE Gallery,,Chelsea, NY
2010                superstructure, Gatov Gallery, CSULB, Long Beach, CA
2007               Assunta Fox Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

                      Materiality, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
2006              Christina Shurts, Crew @ the LAB, Costa Mesa, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015                Art Copenhagen, Denmark             

2014                Art Copenhagen, Denmark

2013                Big Show 8, Silas Marder Gallery, 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, NY

Mas Attack, (c. ARTRA Curatorial), LA MART, 1933 S. Broadway, LA, CA

2012                Human Presence (c. Thomas Whittaker Kidd,) JK Gallery, Culver City, CA

2011                Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Place, Art in Embassies, Wellington, NZ

ArtPad SF (LAUNCH Gallery), San Francisco, CA

SCOPE NY Art Show (RARE Gallery), New York

2010                Limbo … and other Conversations, DDR Projects, Santa Ana, CA

LAUNCH Gallery, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., LA, CA

Tubular (c. Doug Harvey), Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA

SCOPE NY Art Show (RARE Gallery), Lincoln Center, Damrasch Park, NY, NY

Coherence Through– Line, Lawrence Asher Gallery, 5820 Wilshire Blvd, LA, CA 

2009                Zoom (c. Max Presneill) Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 

Architecture…? (c. Matt Winkler), Werby Gallery, Long Beach CA

Showdown, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, Kings Road, Chelsea, London (UK)

Insights, University Art Museum, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA

Spirit of Place, Saint John's Community Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2008                Approaching Memory (c. Marie Thibeault) LOFT Gallery, 401 S. Mesa, San Pedro, CA

LA Juried Art Exhibition, (Tyler Stallings, Lisa Melandri, & Carl Berg, jurors),

LA Municipal Art Gallery Barnsdall Park 4800 Hollywood Blvd., LA, CA

Insights 2008, University Art Museum, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA

2006                Assunta Fox Gallery, Santa Ana Arts District, CA

2005                Primarily Red, I-5 Gallery, Brewery, LA, CA

 

AWARDS

2010    Distinguished Achievement in Creative Activity, College of the Arts, CSU Long Beach

COTA Calendar Selected Artist, CSULB, College of the Arts 

 

REVIEWS/ PUBLICATIONS

Art Ltd. Magazine, July/August issue, Tandie Mast & Christina Shurts: “Pike-A Collaboration”, Meghan Abrahams. Link: http://www.artltdmag.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1437090443&archive=&start_from=&ucat=32&page=reviews

New American Paintings, #103

Exhibition Catalogue, “Luxury Soup”, RARE Gallery, 2011.

The New York Sun, “Getaways and Vacationlands”, Franklin Einspruch, March 16, 2011, http://www.nysun.com/arts/getaways-and-vacationlands/87264/

Glasschord Art & Culture Magazine, Shelter issue 3,”Luxury Soup”, http://www.glasschord.com/issue-3/

Artist A Day, 2010-07-30, http://artistaday.com/?p=6867

New American Paintings, #91

New American Paintings, # 87

Exhibition Catalogue, Tubular!, Doug Harvey, 2010.

Exhibition Catalogue, Zoom, Torrance Art Museum (c. Max Presneill), Torrance, CA.

Forth Magazine April 13, 2010, ”Lawrence Asher Gallery Artist Reception for Structural Through-Line (Coherence)”, Elizabeth Manson, http://forthmagazine.com/events/around-town/2010/04/lawrence-asher-gallery-artist-reception-for-structural-through-line-coherence

College Art Association, “Leading the Full Life: Balancing Career and Family,” February, 2009,          (http://www.collegeart.org/features/leadingthefulllife)

Open Studios Catalogue CSULB,, September 2008 & 2009.

944 Magazine, August 2007/ issue 6.8, “Christina Shurts”, Amy Nguyen, Spring 2007, p. 24-27.

LB Underground Magazine, “The Arts Spotlight on Christina Shurts” Jeff Sinclair, June, 2006.

Chapman University, “From Loss to Color”, Amy Nguyen, April, 2006.



CHRISTINA SHURTS