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 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
November 7, 2020 - February 27, 2021 - Solo Show
Miami International Airport Exhibition - Eye Has To Travel Gallery
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