Christine Lafuente
Medium: Painting

Studio Location:
140 13th Street
Studio # Suite 1

Phone: 3475263224

Email: christinelafuente@earthlink.net

Website:: www.christinelafuente.com

Artist Bio:
CHRISTINE LAFUENTE
BORN: August 21, 1968

EDUCATION
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY. M.FA. in Painting. Dean's List. 2004.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Certificate in Painting with a Minor in Printmaking. 1995.
Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA Coursework towards M.F.A. 1999- 2000.
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA. A.B. in English with Departmental Honors. 1991.
State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY. Coursework towards B.A. 1988- 1990.

SELECTED GRANTS/AWARDS
Sketch Club Medal for Achievement in Visual Arts, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA. October 2018.
Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, New York, NY. April 2012.
Charles G. Shaw Memorial Award, Art Department of Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY. May 2003.
Charles G. Shaw Memorial Award, Art Department of Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY. December 2003.
Juror's Award for Excellence, Juried by Painter Randall Exon. Alumni Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,
Philadelphia, PA. June 2000.
Stobart Foundation Grant, Stobart Foundation, Boston, MA. April 1995.
Lewis S. Ware Memorial Travel Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. May 1995.

ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARDS
Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. June 2002.
Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. January 1999.
Artist-in-Residence, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. August 1997- December 2002.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Musings on the Seen, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. March 2018.
Light, Solid as Stone, Morpeth Contemporary, Hopewell, NJ. December 2016.
By the Window, By the Sea, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE. March 2016.
Resonance of Place, Warner Gallery, St. Andrew's School, Middletown, DE. September 2015.
Perennial, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. March 2015.
This Living World, Morpeth Contemporary, Hopewell, NJ. December 2013.
Beauty and Revelations, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE. March 2013.
Cielo y Mar, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. October 2012.
By Sea and In Glass, Morpeth Contemporary, Hopewell, NJ. November 2011.
Forget Me Not, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE. March 2011.
Horizons and Other Vanishings, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. February 2010.
Beholden to Brevity, Morpeth Contemporary, Hopewell, NJ. September- October 2009.
Other Homes, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE. April 2009.
First London Exhibition, Frost and Reed Gallery, London, UK, July-August 2008.
Windows and Distances, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. February 2008.
Celestial Light Paintings, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE. May 2007.
Riverscapes and Floating Worlds, Frost and Reed Gallery, New York, NY. December 2006.
New Paintings, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. January 2006.
Fine Lines, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA. May-September 2005.
New York Paintings, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE. May 2005.
Estivations, Ruth Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ. October- November 2004.
New Paintings, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. February 2004.
Plein Air Paintings, Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell Gallery, Hopewell, NJ. Oct. 2003.
Life Through Glass, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE. April 2003.
Still Dreaming, Ruth Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ. October 2002.
Recent Paintings, Gross McCleaf Gallery. Philadelphia, PA. Feb. 2002.
Small Worlds, Ruth Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ. May-June 2001.
Intimate Expanses, F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. September 1999.
Recent Paintings, Bryn Mawr College Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA. March 1999.
Christine Lafuente, Mulligan- Shanoski Gallery, San Francisco, CA. December 1997.
Challenge Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. October 1996.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Still Happenings: A Contemporary Still Life Exhibition, VisArts Center, Rockville, MD. December 2018.
Expectations of Place, Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill, ME. August 2018.
Pollination Not Pollution, Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse, Brooklyn, NY. April 2018.
Christine Lafuente and Philip Frey, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, ME. August 2017.
The Artist's Response to Nature: Tonalism, Historical and Contemporary, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum,
Philadelphia, PA. November 2013-January 2014.
Earth Sea and Sky, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE. March 2012.
The Romantic Impulse- Currents in Contemporary Art, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. January 2012.
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY. March 2007.
Brooklyn College M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Brooklyn War Memorial, Brooklyn, NY. May 2004.
15 Exposures, A National Juried Exhibition of the Alumni of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,
Traveling exhibition. October 2003- March 2004.
Art Matters 20th Anniversary Exhibition,

Artist Statement:
From the rooftop of my studio building in Gowanus, the city spreads itself toward the New York Harbor in an awkward jumble of industrial rooftops, bridges, highways, water towers, and maybe the surprise of an elegant tree. While not picturesque, there is a way in which it becomes sublime in the late afternoon sun. These views of Gowanus stay with me as I sit, weeks and months later, by a window, conjuring up still life arrangements that are like tiny cities floating on an enamel-topped sea.




All images and text copyright Christine Lafuente