Christina Burch

The work of Christina Burch has been exhibited internationally and has been represented by Voltz Clarke Gallery, in New York City since 2000. Ultimate reality and the sublime mystery at the heart of experience are the focus of Burch’s artistic investigations. Most of her work is figurative painting and her influences include tantric painting, taoist arts including healing arts, classical Italian art, Japanese aesthetics and contemporary artists such as Marlene Dumas, Alice Neel, Yayoi Kusama, Agnes Martin, Kara Walker, Chris Ofili, Takashi Murakami, Manuel Mendive and Kerry James Marshall. Burch’s impeccably detailed canvases are resplendent with flora and fauna characterized by a pervading sense of mythopoetry and an ebullient use of color. Many of the works featured here are from her Garland of Skulls series which explores the liminal edge of appearance, underlying reality and the nature of mind.

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

Recent & Upcoming Exhibitions & Projects

2017 Taubman Institute Evening of Art and Science – Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
2017 My Heart is in the Highlands – album collaboration with Ryan Vanderhoof
2016 Garland of Skulls – solo show at Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York, NY
2016 Voltz Clarke Artists – Veronica Beard, Madison Avenue, New York
2016 Fifth Annual Hamptons Paddle for Pink Breast Cancer Research Foundation Benefit – the Hamptons, NY
2016 Twyla.com – new print editions
2016 Taubman Institute Evening of Art and Science – Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
2015 Winter Show – Adler & Co. Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015 Art Market San Francisco – Adler & Co. Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco – Adler & Co. Gallery, San Mateo, CA
2014 Love and the Skull – solo show at Adler & Co. Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 October Show – Adler & Co. Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Sea of Blood – solo show at Rotunda Gallery, North Campus Research Center, U of M, Ann Arbor, MI
2012 The New Collectors Book, NY, NY
2012 The Big Bang – Watermill Center, Water Mill, NY, Catalogue
2012 The Armory Show in the Hamptons – Sag Harbor, NY
2012 The Armory Show – Voltz Clarke New York, NY
2012 Art In Focus – Sotheby’s, New York, NY, Catalogue
2012 She Views Herself – Oddo & Cie Paris, France, Catalogue
2011 The Art of an Icon – Special project for Swarovski/Harper’s Bazaar, Hearst Gallery, NY, NY 2011 Living Art: Living Process – Copper Colored Mountain Arts, Ann Arbor, MI
2011 The Armory Show – Voltz Clarke, NY, NY
2011 Manhattan House with Celerie Kemble – Voltz Clarke, NY, NY
2011 Automobiles – Public Pool, Hamtramck, MI
2011 Art in the Garden – Copper Colored Mountain Arts, Ann Arbor, MI

Selected Past Exhibitions

2010 The Armory Show – Voltz Clarke, NY, NY
2009 The Armory Show – Voltz Clarke, NY, NY
2006 O’Neile Building – Voltz Clarke, NY, NY
2004 Skin Deep – Cook Fine Art, NY, NY
2004 Sweet and Sour – Salvatore Ferragamo Gallery, NY, NY
2003 Rockin’ Back In Our Hearts Again – Here Gallery, NY, NY
2001 Salad Days – Bill Maynes Gallery, NY, NY
2001 Fakespace – Here Gallery, NY, NY
2001 Contemporanea 8 – Musee St. Paul de Vence Nice, France
1998 Graduate Thesis Exhibition, NYU – 80 Washington Square East Galleries, NY, NY
1997 Graduate Thesis, NYU – Instituto Universitario d’Architettura di Venezia Venice, Italy, Catalogue 1996 Graduate Thesis, NYU – Instituto Universitario d’Architettura di Venezia Venice, Italy, Catalogue


Mugrabi Collection, NY, NY, Voltz Clarke Collection NY, NY, Watermill Center Collection, Water Mill, NY, Kirkpatrick Collection, Ann Arbor, MI, Collezione A.A.B., Brescia, Italy and various private collections in New York and around the world

Recent Publications

2017 Luxe Magazine, Spring Issue
2017 Galerie Magazine, Spring Issue
2016 Detroit News, “Doctors, Artists collaborate to fund medical research”, Michael Hodges, April 19th
2016 ECurrent Magazine, Best of Washtenaw County, Michigan
2016 “Skull Sourcebook: Over 500 Skulls in Art & Culture”, Nozedar, Adele
2016 Gotham Magazine, Scene:Gallery, “Dealer’s Choice”
2016 New York Magazine, The Cut: “200 Designers and Their Fall 2016 Inspiration” Fashion Collaboration with Moskov, Feb. 4, 2016, nymag.com
2015 Tory Daily, “Spotlight on Voltz Clarke Gallery’s Blair Clarke”, Friday, October 9, 2015, Toryburch.com
2015 “The Path of Moonlight” Artnet.com Homepage, Thurs., Aug 31- Fri., Sept 1, 2015, Artnet.com
2014 Must-See Art Guide: San Francisco, Thurs., Aug. 21, 2014, Artnet.com
2014 Creem Magazine, “Astral Figuration“,Trimble, Alishacreemmag.com
2014 April Artist’s Spotlight Series, The English Room, theenglishroom.biz
2014 Catherine M. Austin Interior Design Blog
2013 Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s, Catalogue, lot 139
2013 World of Aerin, Aerin.com
2013 Under the Influence, Phillips, Catalogue, September, lot 184
2012 The New Collectors Book, New York, New York
2012 She Views Herself: Emerging Women Artists and the Self- Portrait, Paris, France 2012 Big Bang Painting, Watermill Center, catalogue Lot 18
2012 RISD XYZ, Spring/Summer 2012, p 78
2012 Art In Focus – Sotheby’s, Lot 59
2011 First Open Postwar and Contemporary – Christie’s , p. 107
2011 Under the Influence- Phillips, Catalogue, September, lot 108,109
2011 Harpers Bazaar, December Issue, p. 169
2011 Lonnymag Fall Issue, p. 124-133


1990-1994 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, B.F.A. in Printmaking
1992-1993 European Honors Program, Rhode Island School of Design, Rome, Italy
1996-1998 New York University, New York, New York/ Venice, Italy, Masters in Painting
2006-2009 Swedish Institute, New York, New York, B.P.S. and M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine