RESUME

CHRISTINA  SCHLESINGER

EDUCATION

Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, MFA,  1995
Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China, 1988
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, 1971
Radcliffe College, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, BA, 1968

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS             

2015  “All True Tomboys”,  Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New                                                                                    York, NY
2015 “Faces”, East End Arts, Riverhead, NY
2015 “Bird Portraits”, Romany Kramoris Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
2011 “Polylogue”, Gallery Ehwa, Provincetown, MA
2003 “Pond Paintings”, Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
2003 “Pond Paintings and Long Island Landscapes”, East End Associates, East                                                                                      Hampton, NY
2001 “The Dorothy Paintings”, AE Gallery, East Hampton, NY
1999 "Book Objects", Glenn Horowitz Gallery, East Hampton, NY

 

SELECTED  GROUP  EXHIBITION

2016 “Zines”, Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY
2016 “Amagansett Historical Society”, Amagansett, NY
2015 “40 The Anniversary Exhibition”, Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC, NY
2015 “Figuring Abstraction”, Westbeth Gallery, NYC, NY
2015 “Art Across the Years”, Amagansett Historical Society, Amagansett, NY
2013 “Springs Invitational”, Easthampton, NY
2012 “Face-Off”, Ross Gallery, East Hampton, NY
2007 “Springs Invitational”, East Hampton, NY
2007 “Chelsea Summer Dreaming”, Robert Steele Gallery, New York City, NY
2007 “Encaustic Invitational”,  Watermark Gallery. Kingston, NY and
2007 Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, IN
2006 “Paintings from the Dune Shack”, Castle Hill Gallery, Truro, MA
2006 “35 at 35”, Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
2005 “Springs Invitational, “ East Hampton, NY
2005 “Art and the Garden”, Spanierman Gallery, East Hampton, NY
2005 “Artists and Nature”, Spanierman Gallery, East Hampton, NY
2004 “Springs Invitational”, East Hampton, NY
2001 “Box Exhibition and Auction”, The Ross School, East Hampton, NY
2000 “Visual Vernacular”, Arlene Bujese Gallery, East Hampton, NY

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

2016 “Denver”, acrylic on panel, Stanley British Primary School, Denver, CO

2016 “Justice”, 8’ x 20’ acrylic on canvas mural with students from the Ross School,                                                       East Hampton, New York.

2015 Restoration of “Chagall Returns to Venice Beach” mural after it had been designated                                                       an iconic mural of Los Angeles (see 1991 and 1996)

2015 “Endangered Species”, 8’ x 20’ acrylic on canvas mural with students from the Ross                                                       School, East Hampton, New York.

2014 “Human Rights”, 8’ x 20’ acrylic on canvas mural with students from the Ross                                                       School, East Hampton, New York

1997 “History of East End Mural”, 9’x 15’, acrylic on canvas, The Ross School, East                                                                                    Hampton, NY

1996 "Chagall Returns To Venice Beach ", Re-commission of Israel Levin Senior Adult                                                          Center Mural, Venice, CA (original destroyed in earthquake  of 1994)

1995 "Girl's Club Mural", Girl's Club, Bronx, NY, 12'x 20', acrylic on plaster,                                                                    commissioned by CAB (Citizen's Advice   Bureau)

1994 SITES for Students Mural Commission, New York Per Cent for Art, P.S. 190,                                                                                       590 SheffieldAvenue, Brooklyn, 2 12’ x 9’ murals in school auditorium

1993 “New Bronx School Mural Doors”, Bronx, New York, 12’ x 20’

1993 “Jonah, the Cat, and His Friends on Slough Pond”, Citibank Day Care Center                                                                           Mural, 12’ x 20’, NYC, NY                 

1992 "The Fire Mural", 8'x40' acrylic on panel mural, D.D. Bean & Sons Book Match                                                     Manufacturers, Jaffrey, NH

1992 "The Romance of Appropriated Gender", 8'x16' acrylic on brick mural, The                                                       Pyramid Club, New York, NY                

1992 "J.A. Rogers", 8'x20' acrylic on canvas mural, J.A. Rogers Middle School, Kansas                                                          City, MO

1991 "Chagall Comes To Venice Beach", 18'x138' mural, acrylic on stucco, Venice,                                                                                        CA, commissioned for "The Neighborhood Pride: Great Wall Unlimited"                                                            program, funded by the Cultural Affairs Dept., City of LA

1991 "The Big Splash", 13'x28' mural, acrylic on stucco, Greyhound Terminal, Los                                                                                        Angeles, CA, commissioned by Greyhound, Inc. through Per Cent for                                                                            Art Program                 

1991 "The Peaceable Kingdom" , 12'x102' mural, acrylic on brick, Kennedy Child                                                                          Study Center, Boston Road and 178th Street, Bronx, NY (visible from                                                                         East Tremont Station on #2 and #3 line)                 

 

RECENT PRESS

Provincetown Arts, “Painting What I See”, An Interview with Christina Schlesinger By Hunter O’Hanian, Annual Issue 2016/2017, Volume 31

East Hampton Star, September 10, 2015, Artist Profile by Mark Segal

Ms Magazine, July 2015, http://msmagazine.com/blog/2015/07/02/subverting-the-girlie-calendar-ms-july/

suzannestroh.com/home/interview-with-christina-schlesinger/

Lavender Review, Summer 2015, http://www.lavrev.net/2015/06/christina-schlesinger.html

The Gay and Lesbian Review, March/April 2015, “Christina Schlesinger: Filling the Void in Lesbian Erotic Art”

Provincetown Arts, “Looking For That Tomboy Spirit: Conversation with Christina Schlesinger”, by Susan Rand Brown Annual Issue 2012/2013, Volume 28

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and RESIDENCIES

1996 OCARC Fellowship, Outer Cape Artists Residency Consortium, National Seashore, Provincetown, MA

1989 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc.

1989  Fondation Karolyi, Artist Fellowship

1988 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

Cummington Community of the Arts, Artist Fellowship (1988, 1987, 1986)

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

2002 National Art Educators Association, Miami, Florida, “25 Years of Mural                                                                            Making”

2001 National Art Educators Association, New York, New York, “Mural                                                                                                  Guidebooks”

2000 National Art Educators  Association, Los Angeles, CA, “Illuminated Letter                                                                             Books”