CHRISTINA THWAITES (English b.1980- )
Christina Thwaites is a British painter based in Orono, Maine. In 2004 she graduated from The University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) with an MA in French Literature & History of Art. While living in Paris she attended the Ecole du Louvre and worked as an assistant to watercolourist Patrick Fouilhoux. Her painting skills developed in Italy where she attended La Porta Blu Art School in Rome. During 2010, she worked in Amsterdam (at Kanal 10 Guest studio) and also in Walasiho (a remote village in Sulawesi, Indonesia). In 2011 Christina was invited to Palestine to run art workshops and exhibit with Al-Mahatta Gallery during a residency period at Al Fara refugee camp. In 2011 Christina moved back to Italy and helped set up and run 33officinacreativa, an international artist in residency program in the medieval hill-top village of Toffia. While living near Rome, Christina exhibited with private commercial galleries as well as showing work in public establishments including Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome and the MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome). In 2013 she moved to Canberra, Australia, and was offered studio space at ANCA (Australian National Capital Artists). She continued to exhibit in Europe with two solo shows: in London and Rome. She also had a joint show with British Pop artist Peter Blake followed by three solo shows in three different states. She moved to Maine in 2015 where she currently teaches and paints again after a brief hiatus to raise children.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2019 ‘Pop Up’, Maine - New Beginnings, Maine
2015 ‘Conversations with a stuffed bear’. Penny Contemporary, Tasmania, Australia.
2014 ‘Just for one day. We can pop it’, G2Gallery, Jesi, Italy.
2014 ‘Past Times’, RvB Arts, Rome. Italy.
2013 ‘Beyond Ritual’, The Art List, London, UK.
2012 ‘Memory Thread’ Galleria Cellamare 56, Naples, Italy.
2011 ‘Forgotten Faces’, Galleria Cortese & Lisanti, Rome, Italy.
2010 ‘Tracing time’, Dokhuis Galerie, Amsterdam, Holland.