Open Studios - June 9 - Studio C14

I moved into a new studio in April, sharing with the talented Kim Marra. Our work compliments each other and it's been such a joy to have her energy and inspiration in the studio. We invite you to join us on SATURDAY JUNE 9, 6-10PM as we open our door wide. EVENT DETAILS

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We'll be one of 45+ studios open at Keystone Art Space. 

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C. Rasmussen in her Los Angeles studio, 2018.

C. Rasmussen in her Los Angeles studio, 2018.

Kim Marra in her Los Angeles studio, 2018

Kim Marra in her Los Angeles studio, 2018

Feature on Voyage LA

I got interviewed in Voyage LA, as part of their series An Artist Voyage: Exploring Local Creative and Artist Works. Check it out here

C. Rasmussen, Los Angeles, 2017. Photo credit: Louise Flores. 

C. Rasmussen, Los Angeles, 2017. Photo credit: Louise Flores. 

I love this photo by the talented Louise Flores. It's on the same street as my studio - you can see where I get some of my painting inspirations from - and we staged it with the red cloth to mimic one of my paintings! 

Exhibition Photos: Fenomenal

Click photo to view album of my solo show, Fenomenal, at LAUNCH LA. Last day to see it is tomorrow, March 3, 12-6PM. 

Photo credit: C. Rasmussen

Photo credit: C. Rasmussen

Here's me talking about my process, inspirations & color palette at the Artist Talk on Feb. 17:

Photo credit: Krista Machovina

Photo credit: Krista Machovina

Wine Label for Imagery Estate Winery

Last year I was invited to create a label for Imagery Estate Winery's prestigious Artist Label Program.

C. Rasmussen |  Floating Away  | 2017 | oil on canvas. For Imagery's 2016 Teroldego wine.

C. Rasmussen | Floating Away | 2017 | oil on canvas. For Imagery's 2016 Teroldego wine.

This winery began in the 1980s as a collaboration between a wine maker, Joe Benzinger, and an artist, Bob Nugent.  They agreed that as Joe experimented with rare and innovative blends, Bob would create beautiful and interesting labels. Soon, Bob began selecting other artists to participate, and over the past 30 years he curated a collection including artist from all of the world.  

The artists are given free range, with the exception that they have to include the Parthenon structure somewhere on the label. Often this becomes a game, connoisseurs in the know searching to locate the hidden building. Read the history here

Bob Nugent retired recently, and the new curator, Kara Lynae, is now beginning a collection in which my painting will be featured. The winery has a gallery where they display the original works for wine tasters to enjoy at their leisure. 

My painting was selected to adorn the 2016 Teroldego, which will be released in summer 2019. Keep an eye out for updates!

Happy IWD 2017!

Happy International Women's Day, everyone! I appreciate this opportunity to raise my awareness around gender issues, celebrate the wins and to encourage everyone - female, male, binary - to pitch in for a better, more equitable future.

C. Rasmussen | detail from  Hitchhiker  | Original sold,  prints available . 

C. Rasmussen | detail from Hitchhiker | Original sold, prints available

The theme for this year's IWD is #BeBoldforChange, which I just love. My Flawless series is an exploration in portraying bold femininity, something I am continuing to examine in my new work. I'm also trying to educate myself more on these issues.

According to the World Economic Forum, at the current rate the gender gap won't completely close until 2186 (!). That is just too long, so the idea is to take action now to achieve this sooner.  Click these links to learn more about the theme and/or choose an action to takeTogether we can do better for the next generation. 

C. Rasmussen |  Beautiful As You  | Original sold,  prints available . 

C. Rasmussen | Beautiful As You | Original sold, prints available


C. Rasmussen | Finding inspiration every where - a candid photo I snapped earlier this year while walking around downtown LA's warehouse district.

C. Rasmussen | Finding inspiration every where - a candid photo I snapped earlier this year while walking around downtown LA's warehouse district.

As an aside, you may have noticed that I have a thing for painting red dresses. I was pretty excited about the call to wear red today, but to my surprise found that I have very little red clothing in my wardrobe (besides scarves)! Perhaps something to remedy...

Regardless, I seem to spot these things everywhere, as in the photo to the right, which I took while wandering around downtown LA's warehouse district a couple weeks ago (I was looking for the historic Woman's Building on N. Spring Street, but that's a story for another time).

Pop Ellay's Interview of Me and My Art

I'm so excited to announce that I'm the Featured Artist on the new blog, Pop Ellay. Check out the full interview: Christine Rasmussen and the Places She Used to Go.

"In Christine’s work, you can see poignant areas of shadow and very careful divisions of lonely space. These spaces generate a sense of interior self-doubt and self-searching, said [Linda] Vallejo.

“She has an intense understanding of the secret language of our interior lives,” Vallejo noted.READ FULL ARTICLE

Christine Rasmussen in her studio.  Photo credit: Zeba Rasmussen . 

Christine Rasmussen in her studio. Photo credit: Zeba Rasmussen