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Christiana spent the first five years of her childhood growing up in dozens of children and foster homes and eventually she was adopted at the age of five. Christiana was very fortunate to be raised in Orange County , mainly Laguna Beach , California. Her parents noticed and nurtured her artistic ability immediately. After obtaining a BFA at California State Long Beach, Christiana took off to New York City by herself, with her own money at the age of 23 until mid 2004. While in New York, she dove deep into the art world, attended The School of Visual Arts and had several shows in New York City and Boston by the age of 25. Christiana strongly believes her childhood displacement and struggles sent her on a spiritual quest for her entire life to learn how to survive on her own in order to help others heal as well through the process of art and love.

As a strong Humanitarian and Activist, Christiana has always maintained a positive attitude towards life, which is displayed through her life affirming work. As a result of this, she extends her desires, encouraging herself and others to support others in their life struggles. This selfless calling has compelled her to materialize elements in her work that incorporates social issues such as poverty, prejudice, mental disabilities, racism, violence ,trafficking, homelessness, orphaned and abused children and global neglect to bring awareness to the plight of others.

As far as her physical ART…Christiana positions her figures as iconic figures of strength to seduce the audience and materialize specific social issues , hoping to incite discussion and a positive change. This often times causes an emotional shift or awakening in the viewer's experience. Furthermore, she frequently harnesses the symbolism of masking and unmasking the the form or forms as icons to interpolate the purpose of personal beauty with social injustice that stigmatizes it. Today Christiana's pieces are considered Vision board Art on Canvas. Christiana's art has the soul purpose to heal from the past or to create a future dream.











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Art Consulting and curation

Curations for Art shows and events

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Private EVENT work

Live Painting , teaching and curating

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Art Commissions

Personal Creations for my clients needs. In this process I work with my clients from start to finish so that my clients are thrilled!

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Showing in The Main Gallery 

December 2019 to February 2020 -Barba Contemporary Art Gallery  

www.barbacontemporaryart.com

Palm Springs, CA 

November 30, 2019 -The Perception Project 

www.ThePerceptionProject.Org

Our annual art exhibition, “Shifting Perspectives on Trauma”! This event promotes awareness and healing through expressive artistic interpretation. Presented by The Perception Project, a 501 (C)(3) non – profit organization that pairs volunteer artists with survivors of trauma (muses) to promote healing through expressive outlet. The muse provides the personal story, and the artist creates a masterpiece showing the muse’s strength, inner beauty, dreams, and ambitions. These works are featured through art exhibitions designed to promote awareness, the gifted to the muse a s a symbol of their resilience. 

May 2, 2018- Non-Failure Art Series 4 all ages  

"Featured Artist

The Child Creativity Lab” Costa Mesa, CA 

www.childcreativitylab.org 

May 19, 2018- Art & Music Festival  

Benefit and bring awareness to TAALK.org 

Costa Mesa, CA

February 3, 2019- Barba Contemporary Art Gallery  

Featuring Christiana’s “For the Love of Art” series 

Palm Springs, CA 

February 11, 2018- Catwalk Cares Fashion Soirée Art and Music Festival  

Education Fights Extremism 

Long Beach Marriott Hotel, CA 

February 16-18, 2018- The Vortex Underground Art Show 

Benefiting Artists 4 Trauma

Los Angeles, CA 

January 20, 2019- Woman’s Resistance March LA 

Resistance Art Gallery Showing 

Los Angeles, CA
www.womensmarchla.org   

November 11, 2017- Barba Contemporary Art Gallery **Grand Opening** 

Featuring Christiana’s “Love is Love” series 

Palm Springs, CA 

July 15, 2017-Three Woman Show – SOCO Design Center LCA Wines and Back Gallery  

Unveiling of Christiana’s “Meditative Collection” Costa Mesa, CA A substantial portion of these sales went to “Miracles of Art” for the underprivileged children in the Middle East for art education. On this same evening “Hearts for Andrea” Andrea acknowledged. Andrea is a lovely young woman who had 47% of her body and face burned in a car accident that she should have walked away from but a faulty part in the car made the car explode. There will be donations to her for her prosthetics. 

February 17-18, 2017- Group Show – Chocolate and Art Show 

Chocolate and Art show benefits Artists for Trauma, a non-profit that aims to aid in recovery through artists expression and human connection. 

Los Angeles, CA 

www.chocolateandartsshow.com         


May 2013- June 2016- Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art ** Co-Owner**

On October 2, 2013 Christiana personally turned LGOCA into an all humanitarian art gallery along with the artists, owner and sales team . It was a simple turnover with her 30 years of helping the less fortunate. Please visit Christiana’s philanthropy page for more information and upcoming events. 

December 2016- Socks for the Homeless Drive  

“Socks are the most needed item and the least donated article of clothing in homeless shelters” 

Laguna Galley of Contemporary Art 

Laguna Beach, CA 

November 7, 2015- Curator for The PGA of Southern California

Sip & Support wine tasting fundraiser to benefit SCPGA Youth Activities , this even helps provide scholarships & grants for college bound students. 

Laguna Galley of Contemporary Art 

Laguna Beach, CA 

August 6, 2015- Curator for artist Heather Roth 

Art raffle & artisan fair trade trunk show to benefit Heather’s cause … 

Laguna Galley of Contemporary Art

Laguna Beach, CA 

www.ThePeaceExchange.com 

April 18, 2015- The Yoga Wave Fundraiser 

This event was to help raise money to bring yoga to local schools.

Laguna Galley of Contemporary Art

Laguna Beach, CA         

March 20, 2014- Anti-Bullying Event 

Event to make the world a happier place –This is our goal and we need your continued help to make that a reality with this project, “Acts of Happiness “ 

Laguna Galley of Contemporary Art 

Laguna Beach, CA 

www.actsofhappiness.org

February 27, 2014- “4 the Love of Autism” 

This event was for all of us to understand that Autism is a gift, not a curse… 

Laguna Galley of Contemporary Art 

Laguna Beach, CA 

December 11, 2013 - Stu News Laguna Interviews Christiana 

Stu & Shaena interview on live radio KX 93.5 FM Orange County’s Premier Humanitarian Art Gally

Laguna Galley of Contemporary Art

Laguna Beach, CA 

August 31, 2012- Colorfulsouls & Lust for Life team up with Vince Wills

Live Art- Music- Comedy Show Universal City Walk- Jon Lovitz Club

www.thejonlovitzcomedyclub.com 

April 2012- Ambassador for “Arts for India”  

Helping to raise funds to promote art & culture and to provide excellent education in fine arts, including; fashion, technology and performing arts, in conformity with global standards. Modinagar, India North America event held April 26, 2012, at The Guggenheim, New York 

www.artsforindia.org 

April 6, 2012- A Clean Slate 

Healey Contemporary Art Gallery Raleigh, North Carolina 

April 11, 2012 – Arts for India

 Online International Art Auction 

April 14, 2012 – Vision Board, Women with a Voice 

Grand Opening at Healy Contemporary Art Gallery Raleigh, North Carolina  

April 26, 2012- Arts for India Black Tie Gala

Guggenheim, New York 

April 27, 2012- Private Black-Tie Event, Live Auction

Guggenheim, New York   

May 11, 2012- Mandalay Bay Charity Event 

Las Vegas, Nevada 

May 19, 2012- July 1, 2012- Group Show

Guggenheim Museum at Chapman University 

Orange, CA


SOLO 

2017 Nov. Exhibition at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach

2017 Aug. Exhibition at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach

2017 March Exhibition at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach

2016 Dec. Exhibition at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach

2016 August Exhibition at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach

2016 June Exhibition at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach

2016 April Exhibition at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach

2015 Dec. Exhibition at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach

2015 July Exhibition at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach

2015 March Exhibition at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach

2014 Oct. Exhibition at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach

2014 Jan. Exhibition at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach

2013 July Exhibition at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach

2013 Jan. Exhibition at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach

2012 February, “Kissing in the Rain “, 484 N. Gallery, Laguna Beach

2012 January, “Jazz it Up”, 484 N. Gallery, Laguna Beach

2011 June at Landmark, “Return from India”, Corona Del Mar, CA 

2011 November, “Back in the Game”, 484 N. Gallery, Laguna Beach

2011 December, “Life Source” My Life Story, 484 N. Gallery, Laguna Beach

2010 August exhibition at Hush, Laguna Beach, CA 

2010 July exhibition at Hush, Laguna Beach, CA 

2010 September exhibition at RH, Laguna Beach, CA 

2010 February, “Naked OC” lunch party at Hush, Laguna Beach

2010 February exhibition “One Night in Paris”, Laguna Beach

2009 August exhibition at Hush, Laguna Beach

2009 309 Pine Street, Long Beach, CA 2008 7 Degrees, Laguna Beach

2004 June exhibition at Hush, Laguna Beach

2001 Life New York, New York 

1999 Life New York, New York 

1998 One Woman Show, Spy, New York, New York 1995 One Woman Show Christopher J. Haws Gallery, Boston, MA 

1986 One Woman Show, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA 


GROUP 

2017 Group Exhibition, Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

2016 Group Exhibition, Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

2015 Group Exhibition, Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

2014 Group Exhibition, Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

2013 Group Exhibition; Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

2004 Group Exhibition, Gallery 357, Laguna Beach, CA 

2004 Female Exhibition, Sulken-Secant Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 

2004 Group Exhibition, Bergamot Station , Santa Monica, CA 

2002 Group Exhibition, Lundergarde Gallery, San Clemente, CA 

2002 Group Exhibition Miller Mack Gallery, New York , New York 

2001 Group Exhibition Miller Mack Gallery , New York, New York 

2000 Group Exhibition for VH-1, Exit Gallery, New York, New York