christina pettersson

Artist in her studio at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Wynwood, Miami, 2019 Photo credit Pedro Wazzan
“Years from now, when Florida's marshy Everglades are buried under liters of salt and sea, Christina Pettersson's work will be its haunting tombstone. Conflating Florida's sordid history with future visions of a paradise lost, her work embodies the mythical and outlandish character that has earned Florida its weird reputation. Lawless frontiers, ancient burial grounds, poisonous vermin, and ghostly figures appear in her work as both homage and warning. With her subject matter driven primarily by research, Pettersson works across mediums and often, site-specifically. A recent project at the Deering Estate, for example, incorporated both drawing and performance and considered the historic building's standing on an archaeological site. In her studio, a stately chandelier hangs above a sepia-toned wallpaper, imprinted with tropical flora; self-portraits are realized in cameos and feature the artist in late-19th-century garb. Memorializing the spirit of Florida, Pettersson's work isn't meant to be hopeful; it’s meant as a call to the dead.” – Nicole Martinez

Recent & Upcoming
July 1 - September 25, 2024
AIR Residency - Bergen, Norway
April 7 - August 4, 2024 - Solo Show
In Biscayne Bay - Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center - Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida
In partnership with Bridge Initiative project to place Biscayne Bay on the National Register of Historic Places,
for which I created illustrations for the digital map
November 16 - December 14, 2023
Awarded a No Vacancy Miami Beach Grant for the creation of new site specific public artwork.
No Vacancy is a juried art competition that supports and celebrates local artists by encouraging the public to experience Miami Beach’s famed hotels as temporary art destinations in their own right. No Vacancy 2023 marks the program’s fourth edition presenting 12 artists creating site-specific works at 12 iconic Miami Beach hotels.
Location - Cadillac Hotel
October 4 - November 1, 2023
Oolite Artist Residency at Kinosaito Art Center
Awarded 2023 Wavemaker Grant - Locust Projects
Project Description
Feature and Interview - ArtBurst
September 15 - December 2, 2023
Biscayne - Group Exhibition - Curated by Kate Fleming
Historic Kampong Gardens, Miami, Florida
July 12 - September 17, 2023
It Was Always About You - Oolite Arts, curated by Dennis Scholl and Laura Guerrero
Awarded 2023 Miami Dade Artist Access Grant to attend an antique wet plate collodion photography class at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina
Video - YouTube
January 20 - February 24, 2023 - Solo Show
Take This Waltz - Faena Art Project Room
Faena Promotional Video - Vimeo
Watch Panoramic Live Action Shadow Puppet Film - Vimeo
First Wallpaper design available at Wynwood Wallpaper
June 9 - September 17, 2022 - Three Women Exhibition
A Sum of Possibilities, Curated by Verónica Flom. Description -Dot Fifty One Gallery
Promotional Video
February 10 - April 23, 2022 - Group Exhibition
Elemental: Terra, Tide and Time - The Frank, Pembroke Pines
Winter 2022 Exhibitions at Bakehouse Art Complex
Viewpoints: Expressions of an artist community, co-curated by visual artist Edouard Duval-Carrié and Bakehouse Curatorial + Public Programs Manager, Laura Novoa, at Audrey Love Gallery
and group exhibition Fresh Goods for Sale
Work Acquired for Miami International Airport's Permanent Collection, on display through 2022 - Press Release
Review by Elisa Turner and Images of Exhibition
New Shadow Puppet Performance Premier - Watch Video
for the opening of ARTISTS + IDENTITY: Portraiture, Performance, Doppelgängers, and Disguise - Curated by Meaghan Kent
Art and Culture Center Hollywood
Shiny New Limited Edition Old Florida Print!
Art Basel 2020 - Group Exhibitions
November 21, 2020 - February 2021
Eye Has To Travel and The Gaze - Sagamore Hotel - Miami Beach
Combined Strength - Four Decades of Artwork by Seven Miami based Women - Cultured Mag - Design District
Luminous - Florida Artists Curated by C3: Contemporary Curators Collective - Arts Warehouse - Delray Beach
November 21, 2020 - April 15, 2021 - Solo Show
We Inherit the Earth: Site and Memory in South Florida -
Miami International Airport - Eye Has To Travel Gallery
November 6, 2020 - February 21, 2021 - Florida Biennial
NOW is the time / The time is NOW - Curated by Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon -
Associate Curator for Collections and Exhibitions at the Orlando Museum of Art
Awarded 2020 Creator Award Winner Ellies Grant - Oolite Arts
July 8 - August 15, 2020 - Solo Show - Now Rescheduled, by appointment
In the Pines - Main and Project Room - Locust Projects
Video Interview - Vimeo
Video from the Exhibition - Vimeo
Blog about exhibition - Locust Projects Closer Look
Video Feature - World Red Eye
Review - Nicole Martinez
Video of Zoom Funeral Party
360 Video Tour with the artist
December 3-8, 2019 - UNTITLED - Art Basel Miami Beach
NPR Interview for Oolite Award
Awarded 2019 Creator Award Winner Ellies Grant - Oolite Arts
Work Acquired by Perez Art Museum Miami - Art News
September 28 - December 30, 2019 - Group Show
10 - A Decade - Dimensions Variable - Miami, FL
May 31, 2019 - Group Show
The Biscayne Bay Show - 131 Projects - Miami, FL
March 16 - May 20, 2019 - Group Show
Natural Resources - curated by Leilani Lynch
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center
November 2, 2018 - Group Show
Collectivity - curated by Quinn Harrelson - Bakehouse Art Complex
2018 - Awarded a Knight Challenge Grant for - Knight Foundation
January 21- April 8, 2018 - Solo Show
The Unavoidable Twilight - AIRIE Nest Gallery - Everglades National Park
October 18, 2017 - January 8, 2018 - Solo Show
Mythology & Site - Deering Estate - Miami
November 19, 2017 - January 5, 2018 - Group Show
SIXTH-curated by Jane Hart
Bridge Red Studios/Project Space
November 30, 2017- Four Women Show
The Reform of Consciousness - curated by Nina Surel
Collective 62
October - November 2017 - Artist Residency - Crandon Park
September 8 - October 22, 2018 - Group Show
Dual Frequency South Florida Cultural Consortium - Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
June 28 - Open Studios
Fountainhead Studios
June - September 2017 - Two of my drawings are featured in the Perez Art Museum's Inside / Out Public Art Program, which brings reproductions of artworks from their collection into Miami neighborhoods. Currently at North Miami Beach and Surfside Beach. learn more...
June 2017 - First Public Art Project Unveiled
Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center - Miami
May 25, 2017 - Mermaid Performance
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens - Miami
April 22- June 25, 2017 - Group Exhibition
Aesthetics & Values - Frost Art Museum - Miami
March 9, 2017 - Performance
Along the Shadow of the River - Girls Club Collection - Fort Lauderdale
Empty Kingdom Interview
Drawings at PAMM, part of 'Global Positioning Systems' Exhibition
My first edition, available thru Girls Club Collection
New Video at the Art Center/Miami Beach
Group Show - Museum of Contemporary Art - Miami
Recent performances at MOCA and Pinecrest Gardens
Art Slant Review
New Times Review
Recent Interview - OPP
Website Update- Select videos now available for viewing
New York Show - launchf18