Christina Shurts, M.F.A.     
Born, Los Alamitos, CA
Studio, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
IG @xtinashurtsstudio
California State University Long Beach,—M.F.A. , 2010 Drawing and Painting 
Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA, 2006 Drawing and Painting
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA— B.A., 2001 Psychology
Solo Exhibitions
2016 Glyph Shyft, Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015  Pike, LAUNCH Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014  Here, Now and Then, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Colorado 
2013  Bandon, RARE Gallery, Chelsea, NY 
2011   Luxury Soup, RARE Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2010  superstructure, Gatov Gallery, CSULB, Long Beach, CA 
2007  Assunta Fox Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.       
2007  Materiality, Long Beach City College,    Library, PCC, Long Beach, CA
2006  Christina Shurts, the LAB, Costa Mesa, CA
Group Exhibitions
2021  High Beams no. 5, Bendix Building, LA, CA, courtesy of Museum Adjacent
2021  Other Places Art Fair (OPAF), San Pedro, courtesy of Museum Adjacent
2020 QuiPo Art Fair, Mexico City, (Mexico) courtesy of Museum Adjacent
2020 Maiden LA. Museum Adjacent Plays Itself. museumadjacent.com 
2020 Other Places Art Fair(OPAF), Maiden LA. LOIMBY, LA, CA, courtesy of Museum Adjacent
2020 High Beams, Bendix Parking Lot. LA, CA, courtesy of Museum Adjacent
2019 Partita II. Durden and Ray, Bendix Building, LA CA
2019 FORUM 2019, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2019 (1+2)b=TAM Forum,  Little Tokyo Arts Complex, LA, CA
2019 ART & HOME, Room & Board, Culver City, CA
2018 GLAMFA Satellite Show,  Transpose, East Side Intl. (c. Kristina Newhouse)
2018 ART&HOME, Room & Board, Culver City, CA
2018 Color Visions, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA 
2017 Art Copenhagen, Denmark courtesy of Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen (Denmark)
2017 Group Show, Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen (Denmark)
2016 Faculty Exhibition, Coast Community College, Newport Beach, CA
2015 Art Copenhagen (Denmark), courtesy of Galleri Oxholm
2014 Art Copenhagen (Denmark ), courtesy of Galleri Oxholm
2013 Big Show 8, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
2013 Mas Attack, (c. ARTRA Curatorial), LA MART, LA, CA
2012 Human Presence, JK Gallery, LA, CA (c. Thomas Whittaker Kidd) 
2011 Place, Art in Embassies, Wellington (New Zealand)
2011  New American Paintings, #103
2011 SCOPE NY Art Show, New York, NY, courtesy of RARE Gallery
2011 ArtPad SF, San Francisco, CA, courtesy of LAUNCH Gallery
2011 Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2010 New American Paintings, #91 
2010 New American Paintings, # 87
2010 Limbo … and other Conversations, DDR Projects, Santa Ana, CA
2010 LAUNCH Gallery, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., LA, CA
2010 Tubular (c. Doug Harvey), Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA
2010 SCOPE NY Art Show (RARE Gallery), Lincoln Center,, NY, NY
2010 Structural Through– Line, Lawrence Asher Gallery, LA, CA  
2009 Showdown, Saatchi Gallery,London (UK)
2009 Zoom (c. Max Presneill) Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2009 Architecture…? (c. Matt Winkler), Werby Gallery, Long Beach CA
2009 Insights, University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
2009 Spirit of Place, Saint John's Community Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2008 Approaching Memory, LOFT Gallery,San Pedro, CA
2008 LA Juried Art Exhibition (Tyler Stallings, Lisa Melandri, & Carl Berg, jurors), L.A.  Municipal Art Gallery,  Barnsdall Park., LA, CA 
2008 Insights 2008, University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
2005 Primarily Red, I-5 Gallery, Brewery, LA, CA
Public Art Projects
Be the Light 
Lighthouse sculpture existing tree carving with paint & mosaic installation, Point Vicente Elementary, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 2022.
Mosaic tile Mural
North Carolina Arts Metro Rail Project, Camden station, NC (Assistant to Tom Thoune), 2007.
Commercial Art Projects
BMW, Mini Cooper G.P
Faux Patina Mural & Stencil on corrugated steel, 12 ft. high x 25 ft. wide
BMW, Mini Cooper G.P.Promotion, Palm Springs Raceway, courtesy of Czarnowski
Mount San Antonio College, Walnut- Adjunct Professor
2019 - PRESENT Studio Art, non-major and foundation course that includes drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.
Mount San Antonio College, Walnut— Adjunct Professor, distance learning 
2020 online Studio Art, non-major and foundation course that includes drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.
Goldenwest College, Huntington Beach—Adjunct Professor
2016 - 2019 Painting, beginning and intermediate combo course that covers color theory, academic style painting, contemporary painting techniques and personal exploration.  Emphasis on color theory, modulation and paint handling.

Mount San Antonio College, Walnut— Adjunct Professor
2015 - 2018 Studio Art, a non-major and foundation course that includes drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Elements of art explores through 2-d design and color theory.
Mount San Antonio College, Walnut— Adjunct Professor
2014- 2018 Drawing, a foundation course of observational drawing techniques, fundamentals of composition.
Garden Grove Unified School District— Adaptive Physical Education teacher 
2008 K-8 Adaptive PE Instructor for children with disabilities.
Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA— visiting artist 2013 Drawing and painting workshop.
Youtube, YouTube.com/user/christinashurts- artist educator
Drawing, painting, color theory, sculpture, 2-d design and composition, special project studies..
Huntington Beach Art Center, H.B. — visiting artist 2013 Drawing and painting workshop.
Awards & Residencies
Member, Museum Adjacent Arts Collective, Los Angeles, CA
FORUM, Torrance Art     Museum, residency, 2019
Lighthouse Award for Teaching  Excellence, PVUSD, 2018
The Collective, Barcelona, Spain, residency, 2017     
Distinguished Achievement in Creative Activity, CSULB, 2010    
COTA Selected Artist, College of the Arts, CSULB, 2007
National Scholar Athlete, Div.  I Athletic Scholarship, volleyball, UCI, 1998
All Conf. Team, volleyball, Orange Empire Conference, 1997
LA Times Athlete of the Week, volleyball, 1997
ACUE, Course in Effective Teaching Practices, Association of College and University Educators (2021/2022 cohort)
SPOT, Skills and Pedagogy for Effective Online Teaching, Mt. San Antonio College  (valid-2026)
RYT-200, Registered Yoga Teacher (2016)
FOMAR Emergency online teaching,  2020
“superstructure”, thesis, California State University, Long Beach, 2010
College Art Association, “Leading the Full Life: Balancing Career and Family,” February, 2009.   
Editor & Essayist, “Pocket Change”, 2008. 
944 Magazine, August 2007/ issue 6.8, “Christina Shurts”, Amy Nguyen, Spring 2007, p. 24-27.
Genie, “TAM Forum”, Art & Cake, 2019.
Abrahams, Meghan, Pike-A “Collaboration”, Art Ltd. Magazine, July/August issue, Meghan Abrahams, 2016.
Einspruch, Franklin, The New York Sun, “Getaways and Vacations Lands”, Glasschord Art & Culture Magazine, March 16, 2011. 
issue 3,”Luxury Soup”, Shelter issue 3, 2011.
Artist A Day, ArtistaDay.com, 2010-07-30
Manson, Elizabeth, ”Lawrence Asher Gallery Artist Reception for Structural Through-Line (Coherence)”, Forth Magazine,  April 13, 2010.
LB Underground Magazine, “The Arts Spotlight on Sinclair, Jeff, “Christina Shurts” June, 2006. Nguyen, Amy, “From Loss to Color”, Chapman University, April, 2006.
Exhibition Catalogs
Museum Adjacent, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, 2019.
Glyph Shift, Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016.
Luxury Soup, RARE Gallery, NY, NY, 2011.
Tubular!, Doug Harvey, LA, CA, 2010.
Zoom, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, 2009.
Editor & Essayist, “Open Studios Catalog CSULB”, 2008 & 2009.
Select Collections 
Bank of Denmark
Art Collector Association of Copenhagen, Denmark
U.S. Embassy, New Zealand
Rema Hort Mann Foundation
Craig & Amy Nickoloff
Tom Thoune & Raymond Grubb


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