I am greatly inspired by textiles and fiber arts, yet unable to escape the pull of a painting. I use weaving and hand stitching turning the works into highly textural, abstracted versions of paintings themselves, blurring the definition between fiber art, painting, and sculpture.
Christina Massey is a mixed media artist, based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work teeters on the edge of the painting, fiber arts, and sculpture. The artist is frequently exhibited around the US and has shown abroad in cities such as London, Toronto, and Tokyo. Her work is in multiple private and public collections, has won multiple awards and residencies and is being featured in this year’s SPRING/BREAK Art Show with two upcoming solo exhibitions later this year. The artist uses techniques such as weaving and hand stitching to highlight, enhance and contradict the typical painter's canvas, turning the works into highly textural, abstracted versions of paintings themselves. Her series for Spotte's "Circling Pareidolia" show shares a sensitivity to materials, form, and process with an inspiration from textiles and re-purposed products.