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Christina Loraine works in acrylic and mixed media; her process includes using sandpaper to scratch away built-up layers creating fine, soft detail that she balances with bold, purposeful gestural lines. She seeks a harmony between grit and delicacy in both her visual and written work.


Christina Loraine is a creative powerhouse who resides far enough outside of Chicago to see the stars at night with her son and husband. She studied philosophy at Western Illinois University and then pursued a headhunting career in Atlanta while moonlighting as an artist. Christina is a self taught painter who continues to exhibit at galleries and festivals; she also enjoys inspiring others in informal classroom settings. Always penning poems of speculative worlds infused with literary overtones, she’s finally gotten around to making the writer part of her Artist/Writer title official with her first book publication in 2019.

"Vernal Equinox: Spring Awakens" March 2019
Juried Exhibition at Plum Creek Nature Center, Beecher IL

Art 4 Heart . Feb 2019, Feb 2018, Feb 2017, Feb 2016, Feb 2015, Feb 2014 ,Feb 2013, Feb 2012
Curator
Majestic Theater. Kankakee, IL


Live Painting at Riverside Medical Center 9am-1pm, 2/14/2019

Anniversary Exhibit, April 2018 and 2017
FEED Arts and Cultural Center, Kankakee IL

"Tell Me About the Sea {Self Portrait with Dream Animals}" original painting
published in Feb. 2017 issue of Art Ascent magazine

Art, Music, and Dreams in the Canyon. Instructed art workshops, Sept. 2016
Wellness Retreat in Unionville, Nevada

Art Classes & Art Camps instructed through the Bourbonnais Township Park District
(summers of 2016, 2016, & 2017 )

Instructed art classes for Kankakee Community College's Girl's STEAM program
(summer of 2016, 2017, 2018)

Verse & Vision, June 2015
Group Exhibition
FEED - Kankakee IL

Wolves, Feathers & Syncroncities: Artwork by Christina Loraine & Brittany Vance
Sept 2014
FEED - Kankakee IL

SELF . July 2014
Juried Exhibition, the Gretchen Charlton Gallery, Kankakee IL
awarded a blue ribbon for "Tell Me About the Sea {Self Portrait with Dream Animals}"

State of the Art . June 2014
Group Exhibit of 10 artists
John Barleycorn - River North, Chicago IL

Emerging Artists Exhibit . Feb 2014
Morpho Gallery
Chicago, IL

Juried Fall Art Exhibit, Group Show. Sept 2013
Honorable Mention award for "King of Clubs"
Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery, Kankakee, IL

Judges Award. Sept 2013
Art in the Park in Galesburg, IL

"Dreams within Me" National Art Competition. July 2013
1st place for "Air in the Time of Marcus Aurelius"
Gulf Coast Art

Phoenix Rising Chicago presents: Gynaeceum. June 2013
Group show of visual and performance art
The Double Door, Chicago, IL

Live Painting Competition . April 2013
2nd place
Uncubed River East Arts Center. Chicago, IL

Emerging Artists Exhibit . Feb 2013
Morpho Gallery
Chicago, IL

Self Portrait Exhibit. Feb 2013
Studio 659
Whiting, IN


Expansion: A Pop-Up Gallery. Oct-Nov 2012

Lacuna Artist Lofts
Chicago, IL


Flying House 8.25.2012
"Letters into the Void" installation
Maes Studio, Chicago, IL

Abstracts of Love, Group Show 2.2010 - 3.2010
Jack Art Gallery
Atlanta, GA

Off the Wall, Group Art Show 10.23.09

Defoor Centre Gallery

Atlanta, GA

The Rites of Spring: Four Artists- Four Mediums 3.19.09 - 4.30.09
Defoor Centre Gallery
Atlanta, GA

Off the Wall, Group Art Show 11.15.08
Defoor Centre Gallery
Atlanta, GA

Group Art Show 10.4.2008
Neighborhood Gallery Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
exhibited a collection of 15 paintings entitled "heaven, hell, & the color grey"

Employee's Picks Group Show 6.14.2008
MINT Gallery, Atlanta GA

It's only Rock 'n Roll Group Art Show 1.26.2008
curated by Christina Loraine
MINT Gallery, Atlanta GA

Off the Wall Group Show 11.17.2007
Defoor Centre Gallery, Atlanta GA

Haunted Art Show 10.26.2007
dooGallery, Atlanta GA

MIXT Group Art Show 8.25.2007
MINT Gallery, Atlanta GA

Group Art Show 8.18.2007
dooGallery, Atlanta GA

Tiki Tiki Tiki Group Art Show 8.11.2007
dooGallery, Atlanta GA

Go Skate Deck Group Art Show 6.23.2007
dooGallery, Atlanta GA


Please reach out via email: ChristinaLoraine@gmail.com


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2019 Calendar:

**I'm now accepting orders for custom paintings once again! Details here.**

6/8: Art booth sale day! Momence Heritage Day in Momence, IL

6/2: Art booth sale day! Strawberry Jazz Fest in Kankakee, IL

6/1: I'll be helping out with"Growing" at Feed in Kankakee, IL - FREE fun art projects during the Farmer's Market. *Growing happens every Saturday this summer!

5/25: Art booth sale day! Water Street Market in Wilmington, IL

5/19: Art booth sale day! Welcome Summer show in Joliet, IL

5/11: Art booth sale day! Junk'n Market at Cottonwood in Cresthill, IL



3/12 - 3/31/2019 : Vernal Equinox: Spring Awakens
Juried Group Art Exhibition
Closing Reception on Saturday, 3/30

2/28/2019 :
Art 4 Heart: The Journey to a Health Heart Through the Artist's Eye
8th Annual art exhibition for area high school artists
sponsored by Riverside Medical Center and curated by Christina Loraine

2/14/2019 :
Live Painting at Riverside Medical Center (near the giftshop)
9:00 - 1:00 pm





"So, I hear you've been doing some writing?" . . .

* My first book will out at the end of summer 2019! Published by Atmosphere Press ... details to come!

* Sci-fi poem "The Tree Builder" was nominated for a 2018 Pushcart Prize by its publisher, Eye to the Telescope.

* "The Tree Builder" was published in THE 2018 RHYSLING ANTHOLOGY