"My work is the recognition that we all want to be seen for who we are; our idiosyncrasies and our humanness. The great thing about cement is that as a medium, it's messy and hard to predict... Just like human beings."
Christina Ellis began her art career in the commercial art arena as an illustrator and art director for clients such as the University of California, Raytheon, as well as ad agencies and publishers. Wanting to focus more on fine art, she went back to study sculpture from 1989 to 1990, under Ken Gray at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where she showed her work in a number of student shows and the “No Big Heads” show.
In 2007, Ellis opened an art school in Medford, Oregon, in response to the lack of funding and opportunities for children and adults interested in exploring the arts. Through the years, she has painted in acrylics and oil, but mostly enjoys the challenge and immersive experience of sculpting in concrete. She currently lives and works in Astoria, Oregon.
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