Skills Include

Fine Art

Art Education

Public/ Commercial Art



Myths of humanities progress, ancient spiritual symbols and the patterns of life coalesce in a multitude of media. Built collages of personal experience and ancient symbolic elements.  These works either stand alone or translate into oil paintings.   Science claims that a dream is shown to be a collection of our visual data collected during the day, these works celebrate this possibility and expand to embrace a shared consciousness in this dream state. A prescription of connection through a vibrant internal experience vs. technilogical.

Many sources are re-imagined, re-organized and re-fashioned physically through collage.  Sometimes they become anew as painted spaces on canvas. Marks vary from large washes of watercolor like treatment to thick impasto slaps of chroma.  Sculptural works act as artifacts of a collective teachings and reference sacred symbols holistically or in parts.   Compositions are determined to lead the viewers eyes to in-between or hybrid spaces that reference the 4 states of consciousness, Once in is final incarrnation, color often drives the work and the palette has a close adherence to the seasons transitions.

California Artist

About Christina Shurts 

Christina Shurts has shown work nationally and internationally at galleries and museums.

Highlight exhibitions include, Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen, DK,  Saatchi Gallery, London, UK,

the U.S. Embassy, Austrailia, Rare Gallery, NY and the Torrance Art Museum. Residencies include,

The Collective, Barcelona Spain and FORUM 2019, Torrance Art Museum.  Honors

include Lighthouse Award for Art Education an Distinction In Creative Activity, 2010,

CSULB.  Shurts earned her M.F.A., 2010, California State University Long Beach and

B.A., 2001 on an athletic scholarship from UC Irvine.  She currently resides near the

cliffs of Palos Verdes with her family.  Shurts serves as adjunct Faculty at Mount San

Antonio College.

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Curriculum Vitae

Born, California, USA, 1977

studio, Los Angeles, California


              Positive Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

M.F.A., 2010       Drawing & Painting, CSU, Long Beach, CA

                           Drawing & Painting, Long Beach City College, LB,, CA

B.A., 2001.         Psychology, University of California, Irvine, CA

Solo Exhibitions


Altars, Sacred Roots, Long Beach, CA


Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen, Denmark


Pike, LAUNCH Gallery, Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA


Here, Now and Then, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design (RMCAD), Colorado 


Bandon, RARE Gallery, Chelsea, NY 


Luxury Soup, RARE Gallery, Chelsea, NY


superstructure, Gatov Gallery, CSULB, Long Beach, CA 


Assunta Fox Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.       

Materiality, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA


Christina Shurts, Crew @ the LAB, Costa Mesa, CA

Group Exhibitions


Torrance Art Museum: FORUM 2019

ART&HOME, Room & Board, Culver City

(1+2)b=TAM Forum Little Tokyo Arts Complex, LA, CA


ART&HOME, Room & Board, Culver City, CA

Color Visions, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA 

GLAMFA Satellite Exhibition, East Side Intl. (c. Kristina Newhouse)


Art Copenhagen, Denmark 

Group Show, Galleri Oxholm, Denmark


Faculty Exhibition, Coast Community College, Newport Beach, CA


Art Copenhagen, Denmark        


Art Copenhagen, Denmark 


Big Show 8, Silas Marder Gallery,, Bridgehampton, NY

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


Human Presence (c. Thomas Whittaker Kidd,) JK Gallery, LA, CA


New American Paintings, #103

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


New American Paintings, #91 

New American Paintings, # 87

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

Coherence Through– Line, Lawrence Asher Gallery, LA, CA  


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

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

Showdown, Saatchi Gallery,London (UK)

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

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


Approaching Memory LOFT Gallery,San Pedro, CA

LA Juried Art Exhibition, (Tyler Stallings, Lisa Melandri, & Carl Berg, jurors),LA Municipal Art Gallery Barnsdall Park., LA, CA 

Insights 2008, University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA


Assunta Fox Gallery, Santa Ana Arts District, CA


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

Collaboration/ Public Art

2019.       Lighthouse Mosaic, Pt. Vicente Elem., Palos Verdes, CA

2017    Mural, Parade (w. Catherine Azimi & Ali Azimi)

2016    Citizen Caryatid, Overcrossings (w. Catherine Azimi)

2009    Citizen Caryatid, The Yellow Carpet (w. Catherine Azimi)

2009    Performance, Citizen Caryatid (w. Catherine Azimi)

2007    Public Art, NC Arts Metro Rail Project Grant, Camden station, Assistant to Tom Thoune



The Collective, Europe, Barcelona, Spain,  Process & Collaboration: Murals in Public Spaces

A.I.R, Mark & Dave's, Iguana, Nicaragua, Visiting Artist Workshop: Traveling & Art Making


Adjacent/ Adjacent, FORUM, 2019,  Torrance Art Museum

Pocket Change, 2009, Long Beach, CA

GLAMFA,  2009, California State University,  Long Beach, CA

GLAMFA, 2008, California State University,  Long Beach, CA



Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, CA       

Adjunct Lecturer

Studio Art (Drawing, painting, sculpture & printmaking).

contact: Prof. Melissa Macias,


Point Vicente Elementary,  Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 

Art Teacher

Art at Your Fingertips

Contact: Gail Phinney, Director of Education, PV Art Center

2015- 2018

Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA

Adjunct Lecturer

Beginning & Intermediate Painting

contact: Prof. Amy Runyan, 323-899-656,


Mount San Antonio College           

Adjunct Lecturer

Studio Art 

contact: Prof. Melissa Macias,

2015/ 2016

Mount San Antonio College 

Adjunct Lecturer

Drawing I/ II

contact: Prof. Melissa Macias,


Huntington Beach Art Center


Drawing & Painting 


Circle View Elementary, Huntington Beach, CA         


Art Muses

contact: Jill Proodian, 714-756-0659   


Cubberley Elementary, Long Beach, CA 

Art Teacher

Art Masters


California State University, Long Beach

Adjunct Lecturer, Beginning  Drawing


California State University, Long Beach

Assistant to Linda Day, Drawing


California State University Long Beach, 

Color theory

Assistant  to Marie Thibeault


Garden Grove Unified School District, 

Adaptive PE Teacher,  pre K- 8th grade


Orange County Volleyball Club

Volleyball Coach                


Girls Inc, 

Athletics Coach



The Art Gift Workshops, Los Angeles Area, USA 

“Earth Day: Painting on alternative surfaces”, Pt. Vicente Elem. 

“Fundamental Elements of Art: taught through drawing, printmaking, sculpture and painting” 

Collage & Paint, Peninsula Montessori, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA


 Made Screen Prints, Girl Scout Troop

Portfolio Prep, Orange County School of the Arts

“Acrylic Paint Viscosity, Mount San Antonio College, CA


Chateau Dough Studio, Charlotte, NC, 

Mosaic Art in Public, Assistant to Tom Thoune


“When Academia and Fine Art Collide: The minefield of management of Art practice through the lens of a credit based curriculum objectives.”

Golden West College, CA, Visiting Artist Lecture & Workshop

“Navigation of Personal History & Honest Artmaking”

Mount San Antonio College, CA,  Visiting Artist Lecture & Workshop 

“Collaboration: Murals in the Making of Public Spaces”

The Collective, Europe, Barcelona, Spain,  

“Pike: A Collaboration of Art & Design”

LAUNCH Gallery, LA, CA, 

Grants & AWARDS


Lighthouse Award for Teaching  Excellence


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

COTA Calendar Selected Artist, CSULB, College of the Arts 


NC Arts Metro Rail Project Grant, Assistant to Tom Thoune


National Scholar Athlete

Division I athletic Scholarship


Saddleback College, All Conference Team, 

LA Times Athlete of the Week


C.I.F. Champions, Volleyball, Los Alamitos, Conference Champions


College Art Association, “Leading the Full Life: Balancing Career and Family,” February, 2009.   

Editor & Essayist, “Pocket Change”, 2008. Available on 

thesis, “superstructure”, California State University, long Beach

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



Art Ltd. Magazine, July/August issue, “Pike-A Collaboration”, Meghan Abrahams.

The New York Sun, “Getaways and Vacations Lands”, Franklin Einspruch, March 16, 2011, 

Glasschord Art & Culture Magazine, Shelter issue 3,”Luxury Soup”, 

Artist A Day, 2010-07-30

Forth Magazine April 13, 2010, ”Lawrence Asher Gallery Artist Reception for Structural Through-Line (Coherence)”, Elizabeth Manson, 

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

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

Exhibition Catalogues

“Glyph Shift”, Galleri Oxholm, 2016.

“Luxury Soup”, RARE Gallery, 2011.

“Tubular!”, Doug Harvey, 2010.

Editor “GLAMFA, 2009”, (w. Nathan Huff)

“Zoom”, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, 2009.

Editor & Essayist, “Open Studios Catalogue CSULB”, September 2008 & 2009.


Select Collections

U.S. Embassy, New Zealand

Rema Hort Mann Foundation

Bank of Denmark Collection

Art Collectors Association of Copenhagen, Denmark

Orange County Museum of Art 

Craig & Amy Nickoloff

Tom Thoune & Raymond Grubb