Christina Burch’s paintings are inspired by a variety of art and cultural contexts, including her extensive travels in Italy, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine education at the Swedish Institute in New York, Japanese and Tantric painting, and passion for Contemporary Art. Characterized by vivid color, stylized ornament, clean surfaces, lyrical imagery, and a poetic, sensuous and magical quality, Burch has gained an important global clientele. The artist when possible meets with her subject and together they decide on a setting, tone and composition for the portrait collaboration.

The work of Christina Burch has been exhibited internationally and has been represented by Voltz Clarke, in New York City since 2000. Her work is held in major private collections, most notably the Mugrabi collection in New York. She has done special projects for Swarovski, Bazaar, Salvatore Ferragamo and others. Most recently her work has been on view at The Armory Show, Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Philip de Pury, the Watermill Center in the Hamptons, and is listed on Artnet. Burch's major artistic influences include Contemporary art, Italian art, Japanese aesthetics, and Tantric painting. Born in New York in 1972, Christina grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and began oil painting at age 8. She went on to receive a B.F.A. in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994 and was a participant in the RISD European Honors Program in Rome, Italy. She traveled extensively in Europe and Japan and completed her Masters in Painting at New York University in 1998. Years later, pursuing her interest in energy and the body, she studied Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Swedish Institute in New York from 2006-2009. The eastern view of energy and embodiment has been very influential in her recent works which contemplate the sensual, poetic dimension of figuration in painting. After fourteen years in New York City, Christina relocated to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2008 where she currently lives and works.

Born in New York.
Lives and Works in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

EDUCATION

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island B.F.A. in Printmaking

European Honors Program, Rhode Island School of Design Rome, Italy
New York University, New York, New York/ Venice, Italy
 M.F.A. in Painting

Swedish Institute College of Health and Health Sciences, New York M.S. in Acupuncture 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013
Love and the Skull, Adler & Co. Gallery, San Francisco, California
Sea of Blood, The North Campus Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, Michigan
October Show, Adler & Co. Gallery, San Francisco, California
Under the Influence, Phillips de Pury, New York, New York

2012
Big Bang Painting, Robert Wilson's Watermill Center, Watermill, New York 2012 Summer Celebration – Voltz Clarke with The Armory Show, Sag Harbor, New York

She View Herself, Oddo & Cie Bank, Paris, France

2011
The Art of an Icon – Project for Swarovski/Bazaar, New York, New York
Living Art: Living Process, Copper Colored Mountain Arts, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Armory Show, Voltz Clarke, New York, New York
Automobiles, Public Pool, Hamtramck, Michigan
Art in the Garden, Copper Colored Mountain Arts, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2006
O’Neile Building, Voltz Clarke, New York, New York

2004
Skin Deep, Cook Fine Art, New York, New York
Sweet and Sour, Voltz Clarke, Salvatore Ferragamo Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Rockin’ Back In Our Hearts Again, Here Gallery, New York, New York

2001
Salad Days, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, New York

Fakespace, Here Gallery, New York, New York

Contemporanea 8, Musee St. Paul de Vance, Nice, France

PUBLICATIONS

2011
Harpers Bazaar, December Issue, p 169
Lonny Magazine, Fall Issue, p 124-133