CHRISTINA GRACE MASTRANGELO


PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY

Christina Grace Mastrangelo (American,  b. 1983) is an academically trained artist from Wilbraham, Massachusetts.  After earning a BA in studio art from the Honors College at James Madison University in 2006, Christina moved to Italy to attend the Angel Academy of Art in Florence.  In 2009 she graduated from the Fundamental Program for academic drawing and painting, and has been painting and teaching ever since. 

Christina now splits her time between Jacksonville, Florida; Wilbraham, Massachusetts; and Florence, Italy with her husband, artist Nicholas McNally

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ARTIST'S STATEMENT

 

I am heavily influenced by 19th century European art, nature, spirituality, and human connection.  My latest figurative piece, a large triptych entitled “Know Not Thy Pending Fate” explores my vision of the human soul in life and the afterlife. It is a visual contemplation of isolation, judgment, hope, empathy, and connection.  The central panel’s main figure is Beatrice, from Dante’s Divine Comedy; she reaches down to help guide those below her up away from darkness and isolation towards a more harmonious place. This is my wish for our world, and the first of many paintings on this theme.

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All of the still-life paintings Christina does are painted from life; no photographs are used. For more about this method, see her still-life painting course description under the "Classes and Workshops" page.  


AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Christina is an award-winning artist nationally and internationally, receiving her most recent awards from the Art Renewal Center, Oil Painters of America, the Portrait Society of America, and the Salmagundi Club.  Christina has exhibited her work in multiple solo and group shows in the US and abroad, most notably at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona and the Villa Bardini Museum in Florence. 

Of note, she received the Knohl Award in 2015 for her triptych "Know Not Thy Pending Fate" at the Art Renewal International Salon, and her painting was chosen to be included in the exhibit that traveled from the MEAM in Barcelona to the Salmagundi Club in NYC in 2015/2016. 

Christina is a member of the Guild of Boston Artists, American Women Artists, the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, and is a Hudson River Fellow. Christina has had multiple solo and group shows in Florence, a solo show at the D’Amour Museum of Fine Art in Springfield, MA, and is currently represented by the Guild Gallery on Newbury Street in Boston and Williams Fine Art Dealers in Wenham, MA. Her artwork is in private collections across Europe and the United States. 


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