Since 1967, when her first bronze sculpture was exhibited during Montreal Expo, Christina Grace has been on a lifelong journey of artistic expression. Her training, education and experience in art have taken her from her homeland of Canada to Europe, through the Middle East, South America, China and throughout the United States. All this contributed to her evolution as a contemporary abstract expressionist artist. More than 250 original works of her art have been sold internationally.
She was offered mentorship with world-renowned sculptor Sorel Etrog and did formal coursework at the Université de la Sorbonne and L'Ecole du Louvre in Paris. Upon returning to North America, she studied art at the University of New Mexico and later participated in the Mentor Program at Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture.
Ms. Grace has been greatly inspired by the works of world-renowned New York Abstract Expressionists, including Rothko, Motherwell, de Kooning, Franz Kline. Her art is also inspired by Diebenkorn, Klee, Calder, Miro, Venet and Soulages.
Her gestural art evokes intuitive imagery. All are highly textured, drawing from her early experience as a sculptor. Her work has been curated into several significant private and corporate abstract art collections. Frederick Nicholas, former Chairman and Lifetime Trustee of MOCA, Los Angeles, is a collector of her work, as is Daniel Melnick, internationally renowned collector and founding Trustee of Sundance Film Festival. Her paintings and sculpture have been exhibited in the United States, Canada and Europe.
“Christina Grace is an exceptional person and well-respected artist in today’s contemporary art world. Her paintings combine abstract configurations and gestural input, are highly intuitive and full of emotion. She combines Western abstract painting style with Eastern calligraphy and continues on a path of spiritual growth and enlightenment that speaks through her art. These elements result in imagery that epitomizes a more profound way of living. Christina’s work is uplifting and optimistic as well as deeply sincere and emotional.”
Erno L. Vroonen, Independent Curator
Ms. Grace is establishing “Guns to Brushes,” an art mentorship program designed to inspire creativity in youth and self-expression through non-violent means. She is a strong voice for global peace, humanitarian causes, social entrepreneurship and the environment.
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