Christina Barrera just received her BFA in interdisciplinary fine arts and art history from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. She was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida where she attended
the Alexander W. Dreyfoos jr. High School of the Arts. Christina’s work deals with, examines, and visualizes the idea of a universal consciousness and energy that connects all beings and entities in the universe. She seeks to dissolve the figure until it is barely discernible from the world she has created for it; giving the work a sense of timelessness, ethereality, and communicating the idea that all things are created through conscious thought and therefore are one and the same. Barrera’s works
incorporate painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, sculpture, photography and textile. She has
received many honors and awards, most notably the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust Scholarship, which allowed her to attend MICA on a full tuition, room and board scholarship. Barrera also received scholarship to study abroad in Florence, Italy in the Spring of 2009 and
received one of three Diversity in the Arts Internships at the Walters Art Musuem’s where she worked in the Rare Books and Manuscripts department. Barrera was selected for a nationally touring drawing show Disegno II:Undergraduate Drawing in her sophomore year. She hopes to live and work in Baltimore, and participate in artist residencies before applying to a graduate MFA program and ultimately keeping her studio practice alongside a professorship at an art university.
Christina Barrera currently lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.