Christina Massey’s series of woven paintings originally began in 2009 during the Recession and was revisited in 2020 during the Pandemic. With limited resources available during both time periods, she looked to create with what was available versus sourcing new objects, even if this meant repurposing her own artworks. The woven surfaces act as abstracted maps or landscapes for her to paint upon in bold mostly monochromatic or limited palettes. Pattern and painterly marks interact with the weaving’s undulating surface, creating a complex dialog between painting and object.
Massey’s work has exhibited extensively in group and solo shows in the New York metropolitan region as well as abroad in such cities as London, Tokyo and Toronto. Her work has won multiple awards including most recently an FST Studio Project Grant, Brooklyn Arts Fund Grant 2022 & 2019, the SIP Fellowship at the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop 2017 as well as Puffin Foundation and Mayer Foundation Grants. Massey’s work can be found in multiple private and public collections including the Art Bank in Washington DC, Janet Turner Museum and Credit Suisse. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.