Christine Rasmussen is an expressive urban landscape painter and graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Art Practice (with Honors) and Peace & Conflict Studies.
Christine creates intimate and dreamlike oil paintings using her own language of symbols to create feelings of longing and absence, strength and empowerment. Her fascination with creating contrast originates from her cross-cultural upbringing as a Third Culture Kid in a creative family of global nomads – she was born to American parents in Pakistan and has lived in 13 cities across Pakistan, Vietnam and three of the United States.
She has exhibited in California, Texas and Vietnam and her work features in private collections across the world and in the Hilbert Museum of California Art. Recent honors and awards include a Chalk Hill Artist Residency; a commission for the prestigious Imagery Estate Winery Artist Label Program; selection for the 2017 stARTup Art Fair in San Francisco; and a feature on Mat Gleason's TV show Modern Art Blitz, where he describes her as one of "the best, brightest and most brilliant in contemporary art in and around Los Angeles."
Based in Los Angeles, Christine runs her own art business integrating all the things she loves - creativity, connection and collaboration.
INTERESTS (other than painting)
- Exploring new places
- Warm weather & sunshine (yes, there's a reason I chose to live in LA!)
- Reading murder mysteries (current fave = Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad)
- Conversations over coffee, beer or whiskey (but not all together)
- Playing & cuddling with my puppy, Oni