I have worked as an artist is some form or another all my life. I received my degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. I began as a painter and printmaker, specializing in etchings and mixed media prints. I also published a series of die-cut cards which rapidly expanded and were published under the name of Parrett Paper. These cards were sold and distributed throughout the world in galleries, museums and high end stationery stores. Some of these cards were chosen and published by the Museum of Modern Art. MOMA also commissioned the design of an Umbrella and a Mobile. Upon the sale of my company, I turned my sights back to the fine arts area and am now concentrating on porcelain vessels and sculpture.
Artist Satement I am guided by touch, engagement with the material.
Nature, memory and organic form bring direction and orientation.
It tries to be sympathetic with the natural world.
It is usually white, the absence of color, the sum of all colors.
White reflects simplicity, purity, nakedness, lightness, death, calm or stillness.
Without the distraction of color, one considers the outline, the interior and exterior space, the proportions and relationships of the form.
The shadows and the space around become an integral part of the work, the light reflecting surfaces and edges, the energy of what is and isn’t there.
I am never certain of its destination but it is often within the boundaries of the vessel form.
Sculpture tries to sneak in. And it wants to take over.
I have studios located in Rochester, NY and in Fort Lauderdale, FL and divide my time between the two. My work is included in museum, public, private, and corporate collections, and am currently represented by Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville, NC.
My website is christinabrinkman.com
Stop by Main Street Arts to see Christina’s work in our fourth annual “Small Works” exhibition (juried by Cory E. Card, former curator at View Arts Center in Old Forge, NY). The exhibition runs through January 4, 2018 and can be previewed online: store.mainstreetartsgallery.com